An ill wind called Gustav recently upstaged John McCain. A conga line of hurricanes and tropical storms has ripped across the national consciousness, emitting howls of Doppler feedback and stirring unwarranted panic for days. And local artists are rising to the challenge for the much-anticipated return of Wynwood’s Second Saturday gallery crawl. At 7 p.m. at Gallery Diet (174 NW 23rd St., Miami), Andrew Mowbray will explore the fickle relationship between weather and technology and how hermeticlike architecture detaches us from the dangers of the natural world. Mowbray has named his solo show “Tempest Prognosticator,” after a 19th-century invention that allegedly predicted storms by monitoring leeches in small bottles. When the weather went sour, the slimy critters would try to escape, thereby ringing a bell. Judging from J. Mac’s performance during the opening of the Republican convention, the wacky premise remains unchanged. Call 305-571-2288, or visit... More >>>