According to the bio on Christopher Ian Macfarlane's blog page, crapbychris.com, the young artist is just "a dude who likes to make art." If only other South Florida artists were this humble. Although Macfarlane didn't learn his technique in an elitist art school, he has spent a lifetime devoted to drawing. He cites cartoonists Jim Smith and Bill Wray as influences, but his paintings and sculptures emit a melancholic allure evocative of the Cubist greats. "Haunted Mirror Forrest" marks Macfarlane's debut exhibition and is a culmination of a lifetime spent mastering his craft. Suede Dudes, Pocket of Lollipops, Kenny Millions, and many more bands will be providing the musical delight. Macfarlane's unveiling occurs Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Bubble, located at 810 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $10 and come with free beer all night. Visit crapbychris.com, or call 954- 562-3804.
Sat., Jan. 26, 7 p.m.-midnight, 2013