How do you spend your Thursday nights? If it's scouting out the cheapest PBR, then we hate to say it, but you're doing it wrong. If you spend Thursday nights lounging on your beaten-up couch, saving up your social contacts for the weekend, you too, we are afraid, are doing it wrong. Thursday nights are for culture. Thursday nights are for getting out of your comfort zone. Thursday nights are for the Norton Museum of Art's famed Art After Dark. Every Thursday night, the Norton serves up a bevy of activities that, compiled, equal up to "Art After Dark." This event is always killer, but especially during the summer months, when admission is free. This week's theme is "End of Summer Dance Party." Yeah, you read correctly. For no monies this week, you can be treated to a tour of the "All Manner of Portraits" exhibit or sketch your little heart out to a live model for "Sketchbook Thursday" (the museum provides basic art supplies). That's just the beginning. You can also create your own collage or sit in on the "Conversation With the Artist" segment with Tim Wride and Sarah Ross Soter, curator of photography. Then when you are ready to shake it up, head to the theater for a summertime dance party with DJ Rumble spinning Motown, funk, and disco. The "End of Summer Dance Party" is Thursday at the Norton Museum of Art, located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach. Admission to the Norton on Thursdays (including "Art After Dark") is free through August for Florida residents. For non-Florida residents, normal rates apply: adults $12, students $5. "Art After Dark" is 5 to 9 p.m. Visit norton.org, or call 561-832-5196.
Thu., Aug. 21, 5-9 p.m., 2014