Best Things To Do In Broward and Palm Beach January 18 to 24
Want to have as much fun as these people? Follow the jump and we'll give you the low down on what's off the chain this week in BroCo and the PBC.
Friday, January 18
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School
7 to 10 p.m., Ink and Pistons Tattoo, 2716 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 561-832-4655, or visit inkandpistons.com/inkandpistons.
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School brings its live models to the Ink and Pistons art gallery and tattoo shop in West Palm Beach Friday night. If you have ever been in a bar, seen a hot woman, and thought to yourself, "Man, if only I had my sketchpad with me," this event is for you. Visit drsketchysofla.com to pay $10 in advance to hold a spot or take your chances and pay $12 at the door.
Saturday, January 19
The Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Downtown Fort Lauderdale. $30. Call Call 954-574-6000, or visit busloop.org.
The Bus Loop returns to Fort Lauderdale once again. Four times a year you can safely get as drunk as you like as a veritable cavalcade of buses and trolleys shuttle you around the beautiful downtown area. Make sure to take a taxi home, of course, or you can bring your own designated driver along and that person can ride the route for free. The cost is $30, read our event listing to find out how to pay less next time around.
Detourbutterfly Solo Art Show
8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Beat Cup Cafe, 660 Linton Blvd. Delray Beach. Free. Call 561-330-4693, or visit thebeatcupcafe.com.
If you're not artistically inclined and would prefer to look at other people's art then head over to the Detourbutterfly Solo Art Show at the Beat Cup Cafe in Delray Beach. The Beat Cup is an intimate little coffee shop attached to the Resta Hair Salon (seriously, they cut a door in the wall between them) that serves crafted coffee drinks to the salon patrons by day and craft beers to the music and art lovers by night.
Grand Opening of Fusion Fitness and O2 Yoga
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fusion Fitness and O2 Yoga, 4670 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs. Free. Visit their Facebook page.
Yoga is the best kind of exercise - it involves a lot of lying down. But going into an established class as a newbie is hard. Get in on the ground floor of a new yoga community by attending the grand opening of a new studio, Fusion Fitness and O2 Yoga in Coral Springs. Take a free class, enjoy the live music, or even try some kickboxing.
Sunday, January 20
Downtown Open Market
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Royal Palm Place, 101 Plaza Real South, Boca Raton. Free. February 17, March 24, April 21, May 19.Visit downtownopenmarket.com.
Support local businesses, artists, and craftsman by checking out the Downtown Open Market in Royal Palm Piazza in Boca Raton on Sunday. There will be over 50 local vendors, organized by Michelle Parparian, one of the brains behind the annual mega craft fair in downtown Delray Beach, Stitch Rock.
Wednesday, January 23
BiciHangeo Urban Ride + Elmo's Anti-Party Birthday Confusion
8 to 10 p.m., Begins at Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St. Fort Lauderdale. Free.
Your New Year's resolutions involved, meeting new people, getting healthier, and trying new things. Bicycling has always looked fun, but the idea of diving into the sport is a little too intimidating for you. Fort Lauderdale Critical Mass cycling group has just the easy ride to get you started. The BiciHangeo Urban Ride is a slow paced nine-mile loop through the backroads of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The only equipment you need - other than a bike, of course - is a headlight. The group meets at 8 p.m. in the park across from the Museum of Discovery and Science. Afterwards, join your new friends for tex-mex.
Thursday, January 24
Closing Reception of Black and White, ActivistArtistA
6 to 10 p.m., ActivistArtistA Gallery, 422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach. Free. Call (786) 521-1199, or visit ActivistArtistA.com. To RSVP email info@ActivistArtistA.com.
ActivistArtistA is an art gallery/art district in the no man's land of Boynton Beach. We are not insulting Boynton Beah, just saying that it has never really been known as a hot bed of artistic activity - at least until now. ActivistArtistaA is run by artist Rolando Barrero and is the heart of the group of warehouses known as B-BAD (Boynton Beach Art District). They are quietly building a reputation in the local art community, even drawing artists from South Beach up north for classes and art walks. Check out the closing reception of the gallery's latest show, Black and White and learn about what's coming up next.
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