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Mike Gorman

Medium Fare

FRI 4/9

The other side: You know, that mysterious plane where our dearly departed depart to and even the folks we don't care for eventually end up. Where is it exactly? What's it like? How do you get there? Well, everyone knows the answer to that last question, and it sure as heck isn't "drive." Braving near-death experiences, some people boast of visiting the other side and coming back. Others claim a powerful connection with the place, a sort of hotline they can access at any time and start chattering away or just answer the phone and take messages. Self-described "psychic medium and spiritual teacher" Hans Christian King claims we all have angels and spirit guides. In fact he has four, and when he goes into a semi-trance during a reading, he can hook us up with our own, who know all about our past, present, and future and are "dying" to talk with us. Last seen doing his thing at the Tuscany Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, King arrives at Studio 57 (5748 NE 4th Ave.) tonight at 7:00 to present "Messages from the Other Side." Tickets cost $40. Call 305-757-9770 to reserve. -- By Nina Korman


Art explores horror

THU 4/8

According to its press release, "Scream," a traveling art exhibit featuring 10 artists and 10 writers, "exists as a scab on the curatorial framework of Cream projects by Phaidon and remains a crusty, ephemeral proposal." We don't really know what that means, but it smacks of the insider jargon so readily accepted in art circles, though they too are clueless. But remember -- if you have to explain it, you're a boob. Regardless, the event sounds cool. Works by Sue de Beer, Banks Violette, and Matt Greene, among others, dwell on the horrors of things. Exhilarating pieces include Brock Enright's "extreme kidnapping project." Look for gothic personas such as Rosa de la Cruz as a warm leatherette and Craig Robins as a gremlin. "Scream" opens at 7:00 p.m. and runs through Saturday, July 3, at the Moore Space, 404 NE 2nd Ave. Admission is free. Call 305-438-1163. -- By Juan Carlos Rodriguez

A Political Life

Scribe gets the goods on Graham

MON 4/12

Followers of Florida politics are an unusual tribe, especially in Miami. Hotheaded citizens who get worked up about serious issues that really matter are a rare species. Skeptics who can reasonably examine overdevelopment, poor public education, and George Dubya's war might get a kick out of political journalist S.V. Dáte's latest book, Quiet Passion: A Biography of Senator Bob Graham. The reporter chronicles the trajectory of Florida's best-known politician into the national spotlight. Dáte chats up his work at 8:00 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Admission is free. Call 305-442-4408. -- By Juan Carlos Rodriguez


MON 4/12

Chief on your list of worries when diving: not getting eaten by a shark. Forget about checking out what things look like. That's for the time you spend on the john, admiring the work of underwater photographers like Norbert Wu in National Geographic. Wu shows his stuff tonight at 6:15 during the season's final Sea Secrets Lecture at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, 4600 Rickenbacker Cswy. Admission is free. Call 305-361-4061. -- By Nina Korman


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