The latest in May and June in culture news...
Ed Kowalczyk of Live performs a stripped down version of his stadium show at Culture Room.
The former frontman of multiplatinum rock band Live, Ed Kowalczyk is stripping down his arena sound for a more intimate version of the anthems that shaped the ’90s alt-rock scene. For the Throwing Copper tour, which celebrates 20 years since the seminal Live album, Kowalczyk is going unplugged, performing an acoustic set of hits like “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “Selling the Drama,” and “The Dolphin’s Cry.” Sunday, May 17, at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale
The Lovable Queen of Mean may have dropped more than 100 pounds (and a husband) in the past year, but her swaggering comedic presence is bigger than ever. A former Celebrity Apprentice, Comedy Central roast master, and regular on Howard Stern’s Sirius Radio shows, Lisa Lampanelli has made her mark with her riotous politically incorrect streak, pulling no punches as she delivers one zinger after the next about life’s touchiest topics. Come prepared to laugh—and with a thick skin: Lampanelli is an equal opportunity offender. Friday, June 5, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
Art Lexïng, the contemporary Chinese art gallery located in Miami’s oh-so-hot Upper Eastside, will feature the first US solo exhibition of Parisian street artist Fred Le Chevalier, whose elegant collages have ushered in a wave of neo-street art. “I went to Paris for school, and it’s still my second home,” says Art Lexïng Director Lexïng Zhang. “When I was wandering the streets in Marais, Fred Le Chevalier seemed to be haunting my path with his dark and super poetic street art.” The exhibit opens in conjunction with Maison & Objet. Friday, May 15–Wednesday, July 8, at Art Lexïng, 7520 NE Fourth Ct., Ste. 106, Miami
Miami’s Arts + Entertainment District and Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival have teamed up for Movies Under the Stars, a free monthly cinema series that presents festival favorites from countries like Argentina, Canada, and Germany, screened alfresco. “We wanted Movies Under the Stars to be like your favorite backyard gathering—blankets and chairs, complimentary refreshments, dogs and neighbors, and, above all, a celebration of culture,” says Isabella Acker, culture curator for the A + E District. In May, check out Jim Jarmusch’s indie vampire fl ick Only Lovers Left Alive. Canvas Miami, 90 NE 17th St., Miami