Enter Weird Miami and Eat Up at Tomorrow's Second Saturdays Art Walk

We are starved for art. It's been four weeks since our last feeding. But, finally, Second Saturdays is here and the fast is over. Tomorrow we will wander Wynwood and the Design District, stalking from gallery to gallery rabidly satiating our deep, unnatural hunger for fine esthetic experiences and free booze. It will be glorious.

So, for the benefit of all Miami's culture creeps, here is a quick and dirty guide to filling your gut at July's art walk. Gorge yourself at the altar of Bas Fisher, Swampspace, I/D, Diet, Eazy Street, Spinello, and Snitzer. The moon is out. Enjoy.

Weird Miami: Enter our city's creepy crannies at the Weird Miami Visitors Center. Starting at 7 p.m. and wrapping at 11, there's gonna be Sin City-centric installations and multimedia projects from Autumn Casey, Adler Guerrier, Peggy Nolan, and five others -- not to mention a top secret amphibian- and food-based performance piece by Jason Hedges. Bas Fisher Invitational, 180 NE 39th St., Miami. Call 305-879-6978 or visit basfisherinvitational.com.

M*T Your Pockets: From 6 p.m. till midnight, it's another swampy opening at Oliver Sanchez' arty clubhouse. The new show is the brain baby of locals Tony Kapel and Maitejosune Urrechaga. Expect candy swaps, loose change, and live music from Kapel and Urrechaga's drone pop band Pocket of Lollipops. Swampspace Gallery, 3821 NE First Crt., Miami. Visit swampstyle.blogspot.com.

A photo from Karolina Wojtasik's "{Sundara} Faces of India"
A photo from Karolina Wojtasik's "{Sundara} Faces of India"

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{Sundara} Faces of India: During a two-month roadtrip by rickshaw and motorbike, Karolina Wojtasik made her way through India and Nepal, making friends and taking photographs. It's those snapshots of South Asian farmers, fishermen, soldiers, and mothers that make up her new portrait series, opening at I/D tomorrow. Hop a bajbaj and be there. Gallery I/D, 2531 NW Second Ave., Miami. Call 305-753-2881 or visit galleryid.com.

What Is Found There: For her Miami solo debut, New York artist Fabienne Lasserre has decided to stuff Gallery Diet with a bunch of elaborate felt sculptures inspired by the musings of poet Adrienne Rich. The New Times art critic Carlos Suarez de Jesus described the installation as "shaggy, bone-white biomorphic spheres that float overhead ... while yet others snake up walls like a spreading fungus." Enough said. Gallery Diet, 174 NW 23rd St., Miami. Call 305-571-2288 or visit gallerydiet.com.

Hot Miami Summer Art Party: Old-school painter-poet Henry Logan Sr. will be the guest of honor at this sweaty Second Saturday throwdown. Admire his nudes and landscapes. Hear him read words. Then stay for added artiness: Some stuff from sculptor Danny DeLapena and photographer Edgar Velasquez -- plus noise by hip-hop funk crew Blood Fusion. Oh, yeah ... There will also be free booze. We repeat FREE BOOZE. Eazy Street Gallery, 3501 NW Second Ave., Miami. Visit ezstreetgallery.com.

One of Kris Knight's dark and glittery nightscapes
One of Kris Knight's dark and glittery nightscapes

A Deadly Nightshade: If you like your teenagers naked, nasty, and wandering through a dark, glittery nocturnal netherworld of forests, fields, and black-water ponds, then go gaze upon "A Deadly Nightshade" at Spinello while gulping free drinks. This show by Canadian painter Kris Knight actually opened last month, but it just got extended through September 4. So it's like The Opening: Encore Edition. Spinello Gallery, 155 NE 38th St., No. 101, Miami. Call 786-271-4223 or visit spinellogallery.com.

Boy, Oh Boy!: In a photo by recently deceased NYC artist Dash Snow, there's a skinny, shirtless, 20-something kid with the words "Eat Shit" amateurishly tattooed on his right bicep. The kid is staring you down. "I think that piece is what gave me the idea for the show because it's ambiguous," gallerist Fredric Snitzer says. "It could be macho or it could be gay." This summer group show also includes work by Hernan Bas, Diego Singh, Paul P, Kehinde Wiley, Francie Bishop Good, and 15 more. Fredric Snitzer Gallery, 2247 NW First Pl., Miami. Call 305-448-8976 or visit snitzer.com.


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