Opening night of “Voices of HOPE: Celebrating Robert Indiana” at Rosenbaum Contemporary, 150 Yamato Road, Boca Raton; 6 to 9 p.m.; free with RSVP; 561/994-4422 or www.rosenbaumcontemporary.com
Pop artist Robert Indiana has accrued a variety of accolades and unique jobs in his 50-plus years as an artist, including designing a stylish basketball court for the Milwaukee Bucks and creating a sculpture for the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan. Andy Warhol even filmed him eating a mushroom for 45 minutes in one of the laconic artist’s esoteric documentaries. But he’ll forever be most known for his iconic “Love” print: the titular word, painted and stacked, with the “o” tilted. After seeing that work referenced and parodied ad nauseum, he followed it more than 40 years later with “Hope,” a similarly designed four-letter image whose reproduction proceeds, in excess of a million dollars, helped fund Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. In celebration of Indiana’s impending 85th birthday, our own Rosenbaum Gallery will showcase a retrospective of his work, scheduled to coincide with the artist’s long-awaited retrospective at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan.
“Thirsty Thursdays” at Delray Marketplace, 14851 Lyons Road, Delray Beach; 8 to 10 p.m.; prices vary; 561/865-4613 or www.delraymarket.com
Beginning tonight and continuing every other Thursday through Nov. 21, visitors to this entertainment oasis in West Delray can start their weekend early with these post-Happy Hour drink specials. For two hours beginning at 8, guests can enjoy drink specials at several participating restaurants, including Burt & Max’s, Frank Theatres CineBowl and Grille and Terra Fiamma. There also will be an art walk hosted by the Artist’s Guild, so there’s no better opportunity to browse the marketplace’s art galleries. To top it off, visitors can obtain a Special Offers Envelope full of exclusive incentives from Marketplace retailers.
Ana Popovic at The Funky Biscuit, 303 S.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; 9:30 p.m.; $25 to $30; 561/465-3946 or funkybiscuit.com
Ever wondering what Serbian blues sounds like? According to the Belgrade-born Ana Popovic, it’s not much different from Tennessee blues. The exotic singer and guitarist, whose father introduced her to the genre when she was 15, has become a major player in the international blues community, relocating to Memphis in 2012 and winning awards for some of her six albums. Popovic has opened for BB King and jammed with countless blues legends, and her stop in Boca Raton arrives a few months after the unveiling of her new nine-piece band, Ana Popovic & Mo’ Better Love, at the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Deborah Sharp at Murder on the Beach, 273 Pineapple Grove Way, Delray Beach; 7 p.m.; free; 561/279-7790 or murderonthebeach.com
Since 2008, Deborah Sharp has been contributing her share to the growing genre of the Florida mystery, plumbing the Sunshine State’s reputation for sin and debauchery into five riotous whodunits. In Sharp’s “Mama” series, the protagonists are Mace Bauers and her mother, a proper Southern woman who shoehorns herself into her daughter’s investigations. Sharp’s latest novel “Mama Gets Trashed,” which hit stores this week, is about the discovery of a librarian’s body in a Dumpster – which scandalizes the fictional town of Himmarshee when it learns that said body is still clothed in S&M attire. Political scandals and bondage freaks share pages with Mace’s sister’s two-timing husband, in a book that sounds like a rip-roaring summer read. At tonight’s Murder on the Beach appearance, prizes will be awarded for those wearing the “trashiest” outfits. Refreshments will be served.
Opening night of “Mademoiselle C.” at the Classic Gateway Theatre, 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; show times pending; $7 to $10; 954/763-7994 or www.thegatewaytheatre.com
Documentaries about fashion icons have been de rigueur on the art-house movie circuit, with “The September Issue” paving the way for “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” “Scatter my Ashes at Bergdorf’s” and now “Mademoiselle C.,” a biography of Carine Roitfeld, the influential editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris from 2001 to early 2011. The movie explores Roitfeld’s real-life conservatism – she’s been happily married to the same man for 30 years – against the backdrop of her magazine’s provocative style fantasias, which incorporated nudity, animals and acrobatic poses. Released less than two years after Roitfeld resigned from Vogue to pursue freelance projects and start her own magazine, “Mademoiselle C.” captures this transition in her life, and includes appearances from such fashion luminaries and celebrities as Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld and Sarah Jessica Parker.
12th Annual Honda Civic Tour at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 7 p.m.; $29.50; 561/795-8883 or www.livenation.com
It’s only fitting that one of the nation’s most ubiquitous cars, the Honda Civic, would sponsor a stadium tour of some of the world’s most omnipresent pop artists. Just six months after swinging by Broward County, Maroon 5 is already back, and tickets have been flying off the shelves. Expect an enticing stage show, with elaborate lighting effects, faux pyro and a five-paneled, five-camera projection screen, ensuring that Maroon 5’s band members will tower over themselves during hits like “Payphone” and “Moves Like Jagger.” They’ll be joined by Kelly Clarkson, the Grammy winner and flagship “American Idol” champion with 11 No. 1 singles to her credit.
Depeche Mode at BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise; 7:30 p.m.; $35.75 to $85.75; 954/835-8000 or www.thebbtcenter.com
The boys in Essex’s Depeche Mode should be considered musical prophets. The band formed in 1980, emerging during a period when electronic music was still novel—the inchoate realm of spacey ambient artists like Brian Eno and introverted navel-gazers like Kraftwerk. Depeche Mode deserves almost sole credit for popularizing electro, bringing it onto the dance floor where it’s remained ever since. The group’s innovations have paid off in spades: With a whopping 49 songs on the U.K. singles chart, Depeche Mode has sold more than 100 million albums and singles worldwide, making it the best-selling electronic act of all-time. Songs like “Personal Jesus” and “Master and Servant” took controversial approaches to religion and sexual fetishes, which only increased the band’s status as the most ominous of pop stars: It’s goth music for non-goths. The group is supporting its 13th studio album, “Delta Machine.”
Loretta Lynn at Hard Rock Live, 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 7 p.m.; $48 to $69.95; 954/797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com
Loretta Lynn was sort of like the original Dixie Chicks – a country artist who didn’t go along with the predominant conservative orthodoxy of her musical genre, penning songs about birth control, antiwar sentiment and gender double standards. Country music stations consequently banned nine of her songs, but it didn’t matter much: This coal miner’s daughter has still sold more than 48 million records over a half-century in the music business, earning her status as the queen of country music. Lynn’s music was, and still is, prettier than a seaside sunrise, with her lyrics excoriating philandering men and celebrating strong, independent women. Now at 81, the former Grand Ole Opry member has successfully transitioned into the 21st century and, through her 2004, Jack White-produced album “Van Lear Rose,” has even cultivated a young hipster fanbase.