Art for the Belly

and hungry brains

FRI 7/9

Friday's "All You Can Eat" exhibit at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (1659 Harrison St.) may not fill your belly, but it will feed your imagination. There's no salad bar or buffet table; the pieces here explore cultural tastes. Two imported artists and one local provide your fill of pop culture using rather odd media. Dane Mette Tommerup claims to remove the artist's hand from the process by using digital technology to mass-produce paintings. Local painter Gavin Perry uses car paint on his canvasses to explore mass production and the battle against homogenization. Swiss installation artist Sue Irion satirizes Florida tourist traps, strip malls, and pop-culture icons in snapshots overlaid with neon paint and highlighted by black light. You never know what to expect from an installation artist, since installation really means put together shortly before the show opens, but don't be surprised to see pink flamingos reclining on tacky patio furniture, or Disney images juxtaposed against something very un-family. The standard wine and cheese will hold you while you ponder the art; after the reception is over, any of the hip Hollywood restaurants can appease your palate. The opening reception is free; after that, it'll cost $3 to $5 to check out the exhibit. Call 954-921-3274 or visit --Karen Dale Wolman


are so ten years ago

TUE 7/13

America, are we gonna have to pry your cold dead fingers from your electric guitars, your drumsticks, and your mics? Or will you come around and embrace electronica already? Let's do like they do across the pond -- plug in our laptops, finesse our track pads, and fling breakbeats at each other. Promoters Floyd Windle and Vernon Taylor are determined to bring bedroom DJs out of hiding during Technology Tuesdays at Club X-it (219 N. 21st Ave., Hollywood). They've arranged a dose of education to go with the party: Before his set, Miami's DJ P-Phunk demonstrates how to use music-making software like Ableton Live, Reason, and Rebirth Plus. The beatdown gets started at 10 p.m., lasts till 4 a.m., and is free. Call 954-464-6931 or visit --Deirdra Funcheon

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