ON THE ROAD
Solo exhibit "Ed Ruscha: On the Road" features paintings, drawings and photographs by Mr. Ruscha as inspired by Jack Keroauc's novel "On the Road." Both artists transformed the use of language in commenting on the shifting character of the American cultural landscape. 7-9 p.m. opening reception. Exhibit through Sept. 2. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Free for museum members. $10 others. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
Music journalist, historian and author Dave Tompkins lectures on "The Beat who Cheated Death: How Bass Shaped Miami," the history of Miami bass and its impact on the city. Guest DJ Dave Tompkins. Specialty cocktails. 6-9 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free for museum members. $8 others. Details: (305) 375-1704 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.