New and Noteworthy for the week ahead

Elephant Art Display
(August 27/ The Clearwater Man Library/ Free to public)

In the postmodern sense, anyone can point at anything and legitimately call it art. As far as elephants are concerned, well, maybe they just like the nuts they get, or whatever, as reward for throwing paint around. Discriminating enthusiasts can discern for themselves at the elephant art exhibition at The Clearwater Main Library. The display is part of the Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project, which uses the art as a means to save Asian elephants. Friday will be the last day critics and elephant-art enthusiasts alike can view the work.

Kevin Pollack
(August 27 & 28/ The Improv/ $16-$20)

In case you’re not familiar with Kevin Pollack’s work, you can often find him after the bigger stars on late night TV, usually complaining about successful projects in which he did not find a role. If you’re still foggy on the guy, he was one of the Brownies featured in Willow. Apparently he’s funny, in a pat, unctuous, quirkily observational way. You can catch his Jerry Seinfeld-meets-Jeff Goldblum performance at Ybor City’s Improv.

Psychedelic Furs
(Tonight at 8 pm/Orlando House of Blues/$17.50 – $39)

The band that authored ’80s club classic “Love My Way” is still at it after several reissues and a few greatest hits compilations. Richard Butler, The Furs’ front man, looks to continue his best David Bowie rendition (which also happens to be his own act). In the ’80s, at least, Richard Butler did a better Bowie than Bowie himself because it was just his time. Enough people continue to think his time still is not up, and at the House of Blues, not to mention the experience of five-dollar beers and two-dollar tap waters.