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Best events this week: Zombie Walks, Art Fallout and a barbecue feast

Best SoFla events to do this week: @TheRealBuddyGuy @SHRHollywood, FTL Zombie Walk @RevolutionLive @AmericasBa

 

Monday

Attention, locals: The Stonewall National Museum — Wilton Manors Gallery wants your memories. As part of the gallery's (2157 Wilton Drive) new "'I Am, Too' Coming Out Stories" exhibit, visitors who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning can stop by and recall their coming-out narratives in a custom-built video booth. The booth, which fits two people, records stories up to two minutes in length. The videos will later appear on Stonewall-Museum.org. Don't have two minutes? Participants can use a blank gallery poster to summarize their experiences with one word and a marker. "I'm hearing from some people, 'Well, my coming-out experience wasn't a watershed moment. It was more prolonged,'" says Emery Grant, the gallery's spokesperson. "Coming out doesn't have to be this big, grandstanding moment. It can be much subtler, That experience is just as valid." More diversions can be found in the 15-minute documentary "Coming Out in the 1950s: Stories of Our Lives," in which three teen journalists interview gay elders who grew up during the McCarthy era. Free. 954-530-9337 or Stonewall-Museum.org.

Tuesday

Fans of a certain brand of dirty rap will no doubt remember Miami outlaws 2 Live Crew, fronted by outspoken leader Luther Campbell. So sexually explicit were the hip-hop provocateurs (printable song titles include "Me So Horny" and "I Wanna Rock (Doo Doo Brown)") that a federal judge ruled their album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" as obscene, landing the group in court. Campbell recalls the rise of the Liberty City act in "The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City," which he'll discuss 7 p.m. Tuesday at Books and Books (9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour). Defending the infamy of 2 Live Crew, Campbell told NPR's Rachel Martin: "My environment is Miami, Fla. We go on the beach on Sundays and everyone's running around here half naked, so my videos are gonna look like Miami. I had to have some girls with some big ol' butts, because I knew I wasn't gonna get the same visibility in that record store as Michael Jackson." 305-864-4241 or BooksAndBooks.com.

Wednesday

If the idea of a gourd in your beer sounds unappealing (pumpkin spice belongs in lattes, people!), know that the taste of Funky Buddha Brewery's oyster beer, the Pearl Diver Oyster Saison, is well worth a sip. The three-day Oyster Fest, kicking off Wednesday at G&B Oyster Bar (429 Seabreeze Blvd.), will feature the collaborative Buddha-G&B beer in abundance. Wednesday's lineup includes a five-course wine dinner ($95), followed by a 6 p.m. Thursday main event ($45) with seven food stations, bottomless oyster beer and live music, then a 1 p.m. Friday four-course beer luncheon and seminar ($45). GBOysterFest.Eventbrite.com.

Thursday

Buddy Guy bears an electric-blues resume that is peerless in 2015, having influenced with his furious guitar licks the likes of Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. The 79-year-old's tireless power remains intact for his critically acclaimed new album, "Born To Play Guitar," the songs described as "reliable ferocity" in a July Rolling Stone review. During his 8 p.m. Thursday stop at Hard Rock Live (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood), Guy will no doubt play the new material, which includes "Flesh and Blood," a tribute to fellow pioneer B.B. King sung with Van Morrison, and "Come Back Muddy," a memorial to Guy's late boss, Muddy Waters. $30-$64.85.954-797-5531 or MyHRL.com.

Friday

The undead, nerds and undead nerds will coexist on the streets of Fort Lauderdale during this Friday's Fort Lauderdale Zombie Walk, this year being co-presented by the folks behind the fan convention Florida Supercon. The walk (stumble? limp?) will commence at 10 p.m. at Revolution Live (100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale) and circle Himmarshee Village before finishing at next-door America's Backyard, which will have photo booths, a dance party, a costume contest and giveaways. Free, $5 for those without costumes. 954-449-1025 or like FLZombieWalk on Facebook.

Saturday

The double-stuffed art walk known as Art Fallout gets going 5-9 p.m. Saturday with a blast of new exhibits and pop-up installations in downtown Fort Lauderdale. In no particular order, there's the debut of the Mockingbird Trail, a sculpture-covered corridor that wraps around Flagler Village, at Cadence (435 N. Andrews Ave., No. 2), the annual "Unframed" show at Girls' Club Collection (117 NE Second St.), and the group exhibit "Second Chances" at MAC Fine Art (833 NE Fourth Ave.). Full list of events at ArtFallout.Blogspot.com.

Sunday

The Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast at Esplanade Park (400 SW Second St.) will bring cold beer and tangy grilled meats along the riverfront from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. There will be live music by the Steel Brothers Band and food by Smokey C's Catering, Pirate Brother's BBQ, Bare Bones BBQ & Jerk, and others. Prices start at $5 per barbecue station, $25 for access to the beer garden. 954-468-1541 or GoRiverwalk.com

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