Pinup Art

Rockabilly isn’t hard to spot. If you see a woman covered in ’50s-pinup-style tattoos; if you see a man with greased-back hair and a leather jacket who looks as if he’s pining for a girl named Sandy; if you see a pinstriped, souped-up, chrome-enhanced car so cherry that James Dean himself would have been proud to drive it, then you have had a Rockabilly encounter.

The monthly self-described “lowbrow” group art show at Howley’s Restaurant is keeping up with this rockabilly theme with its latest event, “Hot Hot Rods & Hot Chicks,” featuring local artists with every kind of Kustom Kulture-esque art you could hope for, from indie crafts to tattoo art. The free art show runs from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday at Howley’s, located at 4700 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-5691, or visit withasideof-art.blogspot.com.
Tue., Aug. 24, 8 p.m., 2010

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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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