Paint the town.
The Inner Artist
What: Locals Pablo Ricatti, Alex “AB” Barrera, and Surge invite you to explore your creative side during the interactive exhibition.
Why: They provide colors and canvas; you paint, converse, and let loose. Bonus: You get to take your oeuvre home.
When: Sat., 7 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Plant the Future, 2511 NW 2nd Ave. (786-318-8636).
Vida, by Patricia Engel Launch
What: The FIU grad’s nine-story collection explores the Colombian diaspora through the eyes of a first-generation American in New Jersey, New York, and Miami.
Why: Think Unaccustomed Earth meets The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz claims the book “will leave you breathless.”
When: Thurs., 7-9 p.m.
Where: The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-674-7899).
O. Ascanio Gallery
What: Renowned Venezuelan art manager Oscar Ascanio debuts his Wynwood studio with a solo exhibit by Paris-based, Venezuelan-born artist Carlos Cabeza.
Why: Expect bright colors and a maze of brushstrokes.
When: Launch party, Sat., 7-10 p.m. Regular hours, Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 2600 NW 2nd Ave. (305-571-9036).
Midtown Cats Hosts a Block Pawty
What: Local pet charities (The Cat Network, No Paw Left Behind, Jamie’s Rescue) join forces to find permanent homes for our furry residents.
Why: There will be a puppy pool, kitten playpen, food, drinks, and plenty of unconditional love.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Midtown Miami, PetSmart, 3401 N. Miami Ave., ste. 110 (305-573-8026).
Art: Alex “AB” Barrera
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