If the Sex and the City movie has you pining for couture, catch 818(RED), a charity event crafted by the Art Institute of Tampa and Dillard's. There will be a runway show of '09 designs by Ed Hardy, Affliction, Alberto Makali, Love Notes, Perry Ellis, Betsy Johnson and many others during an event that benefits research and treatment for AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. There will also be an exhibit of art and dinner for VIPs Friday at the Art Institute of Tampa, 4401 N Himes Ave., Suite 150, Tampa. The runway show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $75 general and $150 for VIP. Call 1-866-703-3277 or e-mail email@example.com.
Deja vu all over again
As a benefit for WMNF 88.5-FM, the Beach Theater will host screenings of Neil Young's documentary CSNY: Deja Vu. The film chronicles Young's tour with former bandmates David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash in support of his 2006 political album, Living With War, and the diverse reactions from audiences across the country. Showings are at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday at Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. $8 at box office, $9 on Web site. (727) 360-6697. beachtheatre.com.
Better than the Love Guru
Need inner peace? Check out Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, an Indian mystic at the forefront of a movement called "Inner Engineering," which he says can help people unlock the mysteries of success and happiness through meditation and yoga. He also claims to have a memory that goes back 370 years. He'll be in Tampa Sunday to promote his new book, Midnights with the Mystic: A Little Guide to Freedom and Bliss. A reception is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday with the lecture at 7 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 413-1661.
Dunk 'em, Kaz!
It's fitting that Rays All-Star Scott Kazmir is at the grand opening of a Dunkin Donuts in Brandon this weekend. Thanks to him, the shop will be giving away a lot of free ones as part of the chain's "Rays win, you win" promotion. Kazmir will pose for photos with customers, and there will be a magician and other entertainment at the grand opening Saturday of the Dunkin' Donuts at 2206 E Brandon Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Or you could join the Rays for the Rays Summer Block Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Campbell Park Recreation Center in St. Pete. Festivities begin on Oliver Field with the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Marching Drum line kicking things off, followed by games, kickball, wiffle ball and music by 95.7 The Beat. There's free food, and an opportunity to meet a Rays players and get autographs. You can also register to vote and teach your kids about it in the KidsVote booth. Campbell Park Recreation Center, 501 14th St. S, St. Petersburg.
Monkey see, monkey do
If you thought Lowry Park Zoo was a little too crowded on its recent $5 Zoo Day (another one is coming up Sept. 7), check out the Nite Zoo deal on Friday. The park stays open late with free rides after 5 p.m., including the Gator Falls log flume ride from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Tickets are $18.95, $17.95 seniors, $14.50 ages 3-11 and free for Zoo Passholders. lowryparkzoo.com.
Summer's over, kiddos
Lessen the pain for the kids (and try not to smirk) at the All About Kids Back to School Bash. It will have entertainment by Radio Disney and Nickelodeon; appearances by Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and others; a character parade (at the start of each day); craft activities; batting with the Tampa Bay Rays; a bicycle rodeo; a Baby Wonder Zone for babies and toddlers up to age 2 and expectant parents; a Treat Street Snack Zone and more. The bash is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. Admission is $9 for adults (get a $1 off coupon at Publix), ages 12 and younger free.