Best Cultural Stuff to Do in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, February 7 to 13

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Thursday, February 7

Dr. Sketchy's Anti- Art School with Kid Cadet in Candyland
7 p.m. first Thursday of the month @ Five Points Lounge & Kreepy Tiki Tattoos, 2606 S. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Visit, or call 954-695-1587. 

"Grab a few beers, a sketchpad, and one buxom model with waist-length purple hair and call me in the morning," would be Dr. Sketchy's recommendation to cure what ails you. Dr. Sketchy is not a practicing physician, however, but an alternative drawing concept that has spread like gangbusters across the globe. Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School adds a raucous and raunchy flair to the normally drab figure-drawing class by infusing it with alcohol and using unorthodox models, such as burlesque dancers, to enliven the mood. - Alex Rendon

Friday, February 8

42nd-Annual Seminole Tribal Fair
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, 1 Seminole Way in Hollywood. Free.

Learn some Florida history they probably didn't teach you in school st the 42nd-Annual Seminole Tribal Fair. This free, alcohol-free, family-friendly event celebrates the history and culture of the people native to this area we all now call home. There will be folk music, alligator wrestling, traditional crafts, and even a Seminole fashion show.

Saturday, February 9

"Sleepless in Boca" with the Sick Puppies Comedy Improv Troupe
9:30 p.m. @ Showtime Dance & Performing Arts Theatre, 503 Southeast Mizner Blvd. in Boca Raton. $30 for a couple and $20 for a single. Visit, or call 561-573-2955.

If you're not familiar with improv, go on YouTube and look up "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Not all improv is Comedy Central-worthy of course, so a good natured, open-minded audience is important. But, if you like your performances of the unscripted sort, Sick Puppies Improv Troupe is just the thing for you. These are locals, and they're always open to brave new members.

Sunday, February 10

Sixth-Annual I Care I Cure... I Run 5K
7:30 a.m. @ BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. $25 for adults and $20 for children. Call 800-807-8013, or visit

There's no denying that walk/run season is in full swing in the balmy glory of our South Florida winter. If you like your exercise with a side of feel-good beneficence, check out the Sixth-Annual I Care I Cure... I Run 5K at the BB&T Center (formerly the BankAtlantic Center) to raise funds for the I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation.

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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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