Famous Fictional, the group show at Mad Art Gallery (2727 South Twelfth Street; www.madart.com), is back for its tenth year. Artists create portraits of pop culture and fictional characters in all media. There's a different theme for each outing; this year's guiding principle is "versus." Den Smith's wooden sculpture is based on the fable of the tortoise and the hare, but with Japanese sci-fi monster turtle Gamera and the rabbit from Donnie Darko in place of more mundane fauna. Both characters are mounted on wooden wheels so they can be used as pull toys. Barbara Rutledge chose surprise hit TV show Stranger Things as her inspiration; her embroidered portraits are immediately recognizable. Famous Fictional opens with a free reception from 7 to 11 p.m. tonight.
Price: free admission