If you've ever woken up from a night out downtown with that sinking, empty feeling as you pawed at your wallet, stared at the crumpled-up Taco Bell wrappers on the floor beside you, and mentally recounted the dim interactions from the night before -- it's time for an intervention at Midtown Art Gallery.
On the first Friday of each month, Midtown Art Gallery stands in stark contrast to a typical club night as it turns into a makeshift dinner party turned therapy den and soul enrichment center with Cuisines and Poetry. The night of soul food, music, performances, and conversations was started by host and spoken-word artist Eccentrich Chery ten months ago as an attempt to bring the ultimate neosoul experience to town and to have people leaving afterward feeling full -- in the best possible way. Chery says the reason was simple, "because we love the arts and believe that poetry is therapy and words cause change. It was started to inspire, to provide a place where people can come enjoy themselves and leave full spiritually and physically." Friday night, Cuisines and Poetry returns with Mr. David DC the Voice of Reason, Brian BP Peterson, Richard Byrd Wilson, and many others. Doors open at 7 p.m. with $3 wines and dinner-plate specials for under $10. There is two-for-one entry before 9 p.m. or $10 after at 1033 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-278-0153.