Shut Up, Kid
Way before Michael Moore was huffing and puffing and trying to blow George Bush out of the White House, little Chaille Stovall was stalking the prez (at that time, the wannabe prez). Yep, Stovall was just 11 years old when he hit the campaign trail, cameras a-blazin' and an all-kid crew in tow. His 2001 documentary Party Animal... or How to get to the White House in Five Easy Steps was shown on HBO and helped earn Stovall a place on Teen People magazine's list of "20 Teens Who Will Change the World," plus a spot on David Letterman and two trips to chew the fat with Oprah. These days, when he's not following Buddhist monks around Tibet, interviewing the Dalai Lama, running his company (called Shut Up Kid Productions), or working on his latest project -- about the sex lives of grandmothers -- Stovall, now 15, spends his days at high school in Miami. On Thursday at noon, Stovall shows his film Little Monk at the Gulfstream Hotel (1 Lake Ave., Lake Worth) and follows it with a discussion and lunch. At 8:30 p.m. Friday, he heads to the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth) for a free outdoor screening of Party Animals, and on Saturday, he leads a filmmaking workshop for teens. Call 561-582-0006, or visit www.pbica.org. --Deirdra Funcheon
Face to faces
Who are you calling two-faced? You can't honestly say you behave the same around your mother as your drinking buddies -- and that's a good thing. And it's interesting too, especially to artist Derick Barber, whose "Different Faces, Different Places" exhibit opens tonight at Art Expressions (1212 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Inspired by such masters of the unconventional as Picasso, Dalí, O'Keefe, and Warhol, Barber creates minimalist compositions that blend the abstract with the observed, attempting to convey the many faces we wear throughout the day in our efforts to blend the formal with the casual. Barber says his expressionistic pieces help him "face his inner demons." Is that a pun? The exhibit opens with a 7 p.m. reception tonight and runs through August 28. Call 954-527-7700. --Jason Budjinksi
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