Bubble Wrap

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” A French guy named Antoine de Saint-Exupery said this, and we think the same concept applies to indie space the Bubble. The brainchild of Garo Gallo and Yvonne Colon, the Bubble was just a warehouse tucked away in the back streets near downtown Fort Lauderdale before it became a central hub for South Florida’s local art culture. Take away whichever thrash punk or indie band is playing on the stage out back and look to the ground: You’re standing on gravel, dirt. This is not a bar, a club, the BankAtlantic Center — but, with the spirit of DIY, upon entering, this once-warehouse space ceases to be anything but a relaxed, enriching venue. On Friday and Saturday, from 6 p.m. to midnight, there will be an art show, appropriately entitled “For Art’s Sake,” which will exhibit a smorgasbord of local artists (think 16). Their artwork will deck the Bubble’s walls until February 26 and is available for purchase. Music will be provided by indie band Alexander and the DJ collective called Twilight Notes. It costs $5 to enter the Bubble (810 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale); an additional $5 gives you the advantage of a keg cup. Visit forartssakeshow.com.
Fri., Feb. 19, 6 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 20, 6 p.m., 2010
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Mickie Centrone