BEAUTIFUL DEFACEMENT: You have to respect a man who turned his love for defacing property into a career. Francesco LoCastro, a South Florida transplant from Italy, has been tearing up the art scene ever since he arrived. As a front-runner in the graffiti scene in the '90s, LoCastro took his good ole Italian work ethic and turned his love for art into a profession. In 2006, he blew our minds with his collection "We'll Make A Lover Of You" that took in over 40,000 visitors. Now, he is blessing us with his magic once again. Starting January 16, you can catch the greatness that is his art Friday at PinkGhost starting at 7 PM.
ON THE ROAD: With car companies closing left and right, it's time we show them some love. Art Deco Weekend 2010 on Miami Beach celebrates all that we love about the motorcar. Every category, from technology and design to the American spirit that we know and love, will be celebrated the only Miamians know how: big. Art, photography, jewelry and food will all be sold in the name of the car. The madness will be going strong all weekend on Ocean Drive, between 5th and 15th, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Antique Automobile Club of America.
TEMPTATION TIME: Just in case you think South Florida doesn't have enough naked ladies, listen up! Passion Nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is now bringing us half-dressed burlesque dancers Friday and Saturday evenings with a Cirque du Soleil-inspired show called "Temptation." This 13-act, modern day French cabaret will be sure to keep South Florida synonymous with all things sexy. Get your tickets online ASAP.
IN A PICKLE: You've texted your $10 donation. Cleaned out your closet and made a Red Cross run. Now it's time to let loose. Keep that good-cause spirit you've got going, though, by heading to the Electric Pickle, where local bands such as Locos por Juana and Papaloko & Loray Mistik will be performing. 100 percent of the proceeds from tonight's event will go to Project MediShare, which is the only organization besides the military flying in and out of Haiti. We'll toast to that. 8-11 P.M.