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Best bets for Aug. 26

Art

Bow Wow 100 Photograph Gallery: The social media initiative allowing shoppers to post images of their pups to Instagram and Facebook using #GalleriaFtLaudDogDays. The top 100 images will be included in the on-mall photo installation. 5 p.m., Galleria Mall, 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, free, 954-564-1036, galleriamall-fl.com.

Creatures in Japanese Art: Animals have long been a popular subject of Japanese material culture and folklore. Exotic animals and supernatural hybrids came to be favorite subjects in Japanese art and architecture. Paintings, mounted as folding screens or as scrolls, were often created on an expansive scale. The bond between human and animal continues to be explored today in Japanese comics (manga) and animation (anime). 10 a.m., Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, $9-$15, 561-495-0233, morikami.org.

Music

Jesse Jones Jr.: Although a favorite at jazz and blues music festivals across the country, the virtuoso sax, clarinet and flute player has committed himself to the South Florida music scene. Along with his brother, trumpeter Melton Mustafa, Jones has been defining the Miami jazz sound and nurturing the nascent South Florida jazz movement for the past 20 years. 8 p.m., Blue Jean Blues, 3320 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale, free, 954-306-6330, bjblive.com.

Unwrapping the Box: Headliner JL Fulks is a 20-something guitar prodigy who plays rock and jazz, but his real love is the blues. He has toured with Brandon Santini and solo in his native South Carolina. Helping him christen the newest South Florida performance space is Argentine pianist and composer Adriano. 8 p.m., Boca Black Box Center for the Arts, 8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton, $10, 561-483-9036, bocablackbox.com.

Chuck Burns and Ty Rone: Since their first meeting two years ago at a Brooklyn open mic night, the duo has developed and refined their large catalog of original music while street busking. The pair is bringing its street performances to the stage for the first time this summer in conjunction with the release of their first album, "Leave of Absence." Their rowdy Americana roots music incorporates soul and blues sounds. Opening is New Orleans band Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies. 8 p.m., Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, $5-$10, 561-395-2929, funkybiscuit.com.

Theater

Bug: Fear, paranoia, conspiracy theories and twisted psychological motives take center stage in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room when a divorced waitress meets a soft-spoken Gulf War veteran and drifter. 8 p.m., Abyss Theatre, 2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, $10, $25, 954-326-7767, eveningstarproductions.org.

 

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