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Weekend preview: Peace, love, hope and Bob Dylan

25+ things to do in South Florida this weekend and beyond.

An unexpected thing happens to certain visitors as they walk among the works in “Robert Indiana: The Power of Words” at Rosenbaum Contemporary gallery in Boca Raton.

Indiana is best known for his iconic and ubiquitous work, first a painting, then a sculpture, called “LOVE,” created when the artist stood at the vanguard of the American pop-art scene in the 1960s. In 2008, he riffed on the idea with a sculpture called “HOPE,” with its similarly tilted O, that was displayed at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

“The Power of Words” includes several different vividly colored silk screens of “LOVE” and “HOPE,” which help create an environment in which the tension of the season is momentarily banished, says gallery owner Howard Rosenbaum, who has offered the 88-year-old Indiana’s newest work for sale since 2009.

But the focal point of the Indiana display is the artist’s Bob Dylan Suite, a new series of 12 silk screens on canvas dedicated to the song “Like a Rolling Stone,” with the Nobel Prize winner’s lyrics repurposed as visual art.

Dylan was not in a hopeful frame of mind in 1965 when he wrote “Like a Rolling Stone,” an acerbic stream of venom aimed at an unidentified antagonist who "never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you."

For Bruce Springsteen, the song was a call to action. Speaking during Dylan’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1988, Springsteen said:  “When I was 15 and I heard ‘Like a Rolling Stone,’ I heard a guy who had the guts to take on the whole world and who made me feel like I had to, too.”

Dylan's Nov. 23 concert at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center recently became a sell-out, and Rosenbaum says the display of Indiana works have produced a noticeable uptick in gallery visitors. And their own special response.

“I’ve watched the faces of many of the people who come to see the show and they have smiles on their faces. They seem to de-stress and have a happy, peaceful expression,” Rosenbaum says. “Sometimes I’ll even hear them singing the lyrics to themselves, even with a little tune behind it. It’s interesting. I’ve never seen that before.”

"The Power of Words" went up at the Rosenbaum Contemporary Oct. 27 for a run through Dec. 10. The silk screens range in price from $6,000 to $9,500, and there is a "HOPE" sculpture listed at $385,000. A group of 50 similar works called “Robert Indiana: Now and Then” will go on display at the Baker Museum in Naples on Nov. 30. The Rosenbaum Contemporary is at 150 Yamato Road, Boca Raton. Info: RosenbaumContemporary.com.

BEACH OM

More peace can be found at Glow & Flow Full Moon Beach Yoga, a glow-in-the-dark full-moon yoga session sponsored by Sand Angel Yoga north of the pier on Deerfield Beach at 6 p.m. Saturday. All ages and levels welcome. The class is $10, but bring a nonperishable food item and it’s $5. Info: Facebook.com/SandAngelYoga.

WEEKEND BRUNCH

Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas (from Chef Angelo Elia of Casa D’Angelo) is now offering weekend brunch at its locations in Fort Lauderdale (4215 N. Federal Highway) and Coral Springs (5920 Coral Ridge Drive). The menu of Italian-inspired breakfasts (available 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Fort Lauderdale and the same hours on Sunday in Coral Springs) includes the Nutella Croissant: a large house-made croissant stuffed with ricotta, orange zest, Nutella, strawberries and vanilla gelato. Hey, it’s comfort food. Info: AngeloEliaPizza.com.

TICKET ALERT

Reminder: Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday for the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ show on April 29 at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena, part of their North American tour in support of the hit album “The Getaway.” Tickets cost $49-$99 at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000. You get a copy of the album with each ticket purchase. For more information, visit RedHotChiliPeppers.com or AAArena.com

WEEKEND BEERS

Barrel of Monks Brewing in Boca Raton allows me to type the word Christmas for the first time this year with its release party for Father Christmas Holiday Ale 2-6 p.m. Saturday. Individual beer tickets will be available but one of the limited number of $40 all-you-can-drink passes may be the way to go, depending on who you are. Info: Facebook.com/BarrelOfMonks. … Meanwhile, Khoffner Brewery in Fort Lauderdale (1110 NE Eighth Ave.) reopens for the season on Saturday with live music, food trucks, and all steins of beer just $5. Doors open at 1 p.m. Info: Facebook.com/Khoffner.us.

THURSDAY VINYL

Turntablist DJ Blue will spin music on actual turntables during Throwback Thursday Vinyl Night at Flagler Village Brewery and the Brass Tap in Fort Lauderdale 9 p.m. to midnight Thursday (Nov. 10). Info: Facebook.com/FlaglerVillageBrewery.

BEER AND COOKIES

The free after-dark party known as Margate Under the Moon returns to the northwest corner of  Margate Boulevard and Highway 441 5-10 p.m. Saturday with 15 food trucks, crafty vendors, live music (by Unlimited Devotion and  Tame the Lyons), a cookie-decorating booth, drink specials and, if you get there promptly, free beer (first 100 visitors get a ticket). Info: MargateUnderTheMoon.com.

MEET THE PRESSES

Those revolutionary pamphleteers and their ink and paper will gather at noon Saturday in FAT Village for Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale (SPF ’16), an exploration and celebration of “regional presses, independent publishers, artists, designers, zinesters and the similarly afflicted,” organized by Is Projects, Girls' Club and the Broward County Cultural Division. The event, which takes place at ArtsUp (521 NW First Ave.), is free and includes more than 50 exhibitors, live printing demonstrations, beer, coffee and food trucks. Info: SPF-FTL.com.

GREAT OUTDOORS

This time of year demands a garden party, such as the We Stay Tropical Day Party with Los Angeles-based DJ Le Youth joined by No Way Back at Rhythm & Vine Beer Garden in Fort Lauderdale. The party starts at 1 p.m. Saturday. Info: Facebook.com/RhythmAndVineFTL.

RICK ROOM

The fashionably retro Rec Room at the Gale Hotel on South Beach celebrates its fourth anniversary on Saturday with an 11 p.m. performance by one of the original-original OGs of ’80s and ’90s rap, Slick Rick. Info: RecRoomies.com.

WEEKEND LAUGHS

You may need a laugh at the end of this historic week. I’m thinking we may get an insightful take from Gary Owen, a household name with black audiences who has worked with giants such as Kevin Hart (“Think Like and Man,” “Ride Along”), Tyler Perry (“House of Payne”), Eddie Murphy (“Daddy Day Care”) and Mike Epps (“Meet the Blacks”). Owen also happens to be a blond, blue-eyed white guy married to a black woman, so he’s probably got a take. Owen is at the Fort Lauderdale Improv at the Hard Rock through Sunday. Tickets: $40-$50. Info: FTL.Improv.com.

RUDY'S CAN'T FAIL

Rudy’s StandUp Saloon, the huggable little pub in downtown Lake Worth, is throwing the annual three-day hootenanny called Rudystock this weekend, beginning with music from Uncle Jake at 4 p.m. Friday and closing with Jerry Leeman at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Info: Facebook.com/RudysStandUpSaloon.

WEEKEND LAUGHS II

If you are in the mood for a couple of real dudes cracking wise, actor and comedian Bryan Callen (“MADtv,” “The Goldbergs”) and former UFC fighter and TV personality Brendan Schaub will bring “The Fighter and The Kid Live” (a standup version of their popular weekly podcast) to the Palm Beach Improv for two shows Friday-Saturday. Tickets: $25-$90. Info: PalmBeach.Improv.com.

WINGS ACROSS AMERICA

All Hooters locations are offering a free menu item to veterans and active-duty military on Friday, which also would be a good time to drop by and purchase your 2017 calendar. Not only does it have Pembroke Pines resident Sable Jade Robbert on the cover, but a dollar from each sale goes to breast cancer research. And don’t be shy about buying more than one: The restaurant chain again this year will take part in Operation Calendar Drop, a partnership with Support the Troops (SupportTheTroopsUSA.org), which will ship the calendar you buy, with your personal note of thanks, to a soldier stationed overseas. Info: Hooters.com.

TAKE THE KIDS

A new series called Neighborhood Nights debuts 5-9 p.m. Friday at the PATCH Urban Farm and Market in Dania Beach (1201 W. Dania Beach Blvd.), where a family-friendly block party will include music, art, the movie “Zootopia” on the PATCH green (bring a blanket or chair), giant Jenga, chess, checkers and barbecue from Big Poppa T’s. Organically grown produce will be for sale at the PATCH market. Info: ThePatchGarden.com. … Future Prezidents perform 10 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Saturday at LagoonFest, an environmental celebration of Lake Worth Lagoon in downtown West Palm Beach that includes fishing and science demonstrations, kayak races, animal exhibits and more than three dozen exhibitors. Info: LagoonFest.com.

JACUZZI BUZZ

Perez Art Museum Miami’s buzzed-about PopLife Social (each third Thursday) rolls around on Nov. 17 with Miami-based eclectics the Jacuzzi Boys. The new exhibit “Julio Le Parc: Form into Action” will be on view and you’ll find a menu of happy-hour specials. Admission: $16 (members free). Info: PAMM.org.  

HOLIDAY LIGHTS

The annual Get Lit party, which kicks off Light Up Lauderdale, returns to Esplanade Park near the Broward Center 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 17), live holiday musical performances, train rides,  face painting, vendors and the flipping of the switch on the lights in the park. You are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for a child in the community. FYI: The Christmas on Las Olas street bash is on Nov. 29. Info: GoRiverwalk.com

OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS

Albert Castiglia joins Damon Fowler at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton 9 p.m. Friday (FunkyBiscuit.com) … Florida funk-soul brothers Holey Miss Moley play 9 p.m. Friday at C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen in Lake Worth (CWSLW.com) … Dirt Poor Millionaire is at LauderAle 8 p.m. Friday (Facebook.com/LauderAle) ... Los Angeles-based ruckus raisers Big Chief play a free show at Dada in Delray Beach 11 p.m. Friday (Sub-Culture.org/Dada)  …  The Spam Allstars are at Ball & Chain in Miami 9 p.m. Friday (BallAndChainMiami.com) … Elle King plays Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale 7 p.m. Friday (JoinTheRevolution.net) … Toots & the Maytals perform at Fort Lauderdale’s Culture Room 8 p.m. Friday (CultureRoom.net) …  Spunky singer-songwriter-guitarist-drummer Sophie Sputnik (Killmama) does Subculture Coffee  in Delray Beach 3-5 p.m. Saturday (Facebook.com/HeySputnik) …  Grammy nominees Special Consensus are joined by locals including the Dusty Road Rangers, Jacksonian Music Factory, Alligator Alley and Pine Island Express during the SwampFest Bluegrass Festival 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Flamingo Gardens in Davie (FlamingoGardens.org) …The Baboons, joined by Oriente guitarist Eddy Balzola and Spam Allstars saxophonist A.J. Hill, will share music from “Spanglish” at Guanabanas in Jupiter 9 p.m. Saturday (Facebook.com/TheBaboons) ... Boca Raton singer (and former Nickelodeon TV host) Chloe Dolandis performs 7 p.m. Saturday in the Legends Lounge at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (SeminoleCoconutCreekCasino.com) …  South Florida blues singer Kat Riggins is at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach 7 p.m. Sunday (ArtsGarage.com) … The Drive-By Truckers and Portland singer-songwriter Kyle Craft are at the Culture Room 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (CultureRoom.net) … Tegan and Sara play Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale 8 p.m. Wednesday (JoinTheRevolution.net) … The Pet Shop Boys are at the Fillmore Miami Beach 9 p.m. Wednesday (FillmoreMB.com) … South Florida bluesman Terry Hanck does Clematis by Night in downtown West Palm Beach 6 p.m. Thursday (WPB.org) …

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