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Things to do Monday, May 19

To do today

Juniper One of the Tampa Bay's more popular folk bands, they blend traditional Celtic, alternative folk and Americana tonight at 7 at the Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon. Free. (813) 273-3652.

Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra The Chamber Music Ensemble Spring Recital features the chamber winds, flute choir and eight quartets and quintets composed by the orchestra's students. 6 p.m. Ferguson Hall at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $10 advance, $12 day of show. (813) 229-7827.

Art exhibit The new "Revelations: Work by Self-Taught African-American Artists" at the Museum of Fine Arts is made up of recent gifts to the museum by private collectors, including works by Mose Tolliver and his daughter Annie, Mary Proctor's recycled door heavy with ornamentation, Jimmy Lee Suddeth's sweet-mud paintings, made from Alabama earth leavened with Coca-Cola, and Robert Howell's fish of painted wood and metal. The exhibition runs through July at the museum, 255 Beach Drive NE, St Petersburg. For more information, call (727) 896-2667 or go to fine-arts.org.

Coming up

Reduced zoo admission Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo on the 20th (that would be Tuesday) with discounted admission and special offers throughout the park. Admission is two tickets for $20 for ages 3 and older, and there will be $2 specials for food, gifts and rides. The zoo is at 1101 W Sligh Ave. (813) 935-8552. lowryparkzoo.com.

Art critiques Studio 1212 is one of those grass-roots places that makes things interesting around here, including a critiquing session on the third Tuesday of the month (that's tomorrow) that is open to the public. Its mission has remained as unchanged as its name: to provide a studio and display area for its members — all painters — and limited to 30 women. Studio 1212 is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Work by the artists is on display, along with Shooz — an assemblage of footwear painted by some of the members for a fundraiser. Shooz will be auctioned on June 1 at an open house. (727) 446-4566; studio1212.net.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne wynne@tampabay.com

Things to do Monday, May 19 05/16/08 [Last modified: Monday, May 19, 2008 1:14pm]

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