Silver Medal of Paris recipient Jacques Harvey draws upon lessons learned during a career as an internationally respected artist and museum curator to teach students professional painting techniques. During each course, Jacques keeps aspiring artists in the know with tips derived from his years at Académie Julian, his decades spent studying da Vinci, van Gogh, and Picasso, and his centuries spent trying to contact Titan via the astral plane. Classes are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art lovers can peruse Jacques’s work on his online gallery, or by closing their eyes and saying Warhol three times.
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The passionate mastermind behind Kitty Kat Pole Dancing instructs small groups in the sensual arts of pole dancing. Within the red-walled studio lined with billowing white curtains, she helps women to chisel profiles in a variety of pole-dancing classes, during which students tone upper arms by hoisting themselves up to the ceiling and activate abs by slowly twirling back to the ground. Groups can also host sexy parties at the studio, strutting to energetic music and dancing with more grace than a swan quoting Shakespeare.
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Bar? Urbano takes the ingredients of island life?the colors, the music, and the laid-back vibe?and tosses them into a blender with the ingredients of urban life?the street art, the food, and the cocktails. The resulting concoction is a festival for the senses that still manages to offer a relaxing escape from everyday city living.
Bar? Urbano's menu reflects this casual yet exciting spirit. Using urban comfort food as the basis for many dishes, chefs infuse bites with Latin and Caribbean flair, especially through signature dressings, sauces, and salsas. The spread also features ceviches, empanadas, and carnes, including one dish called the BARU parilla. Packed with enough food to feed three people or one body-building alligator, the BARU parilla is served on a sizzling skillet loaded with grilled steak, short ribs, and chorizo.