Event at Museum of Fine Arts is all about Asia
The Collectors Circle of the Museum of Fine Arts presents "An Evening of Asian Splendor: Collectors Choice IX" from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the museum, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Museum director John Schloder and chief curator Jennifer Hardin will present three artworks for possible museum acquisition, and attending members will vote for their choice. The event is black-tie optional and features a seated dinner and a special performance of arias from Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Turandot. The cost is $200. For reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come enjoy lunch, listen to an artist
The Morean Arts Center presents the Artist's Table from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday with Catherine Woods and Mark Aeling at Parkshore Grill, 300 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg; Paula Allen at Bella Brava, 515 Central Ave.; and Laura Militzer Bryant at Z Grille, 104 Second St. S. Participants pay for their own lunch and are seated at a large table and learn about the artists' work process. Reservations are recommended. E-mail alissa@moreanarts center.org or call (727) 822-7872, ext. 33.
Seminar helps shield kids from predators
Author Ken Wooden will hold a free seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N, to offer strategies and tactics to protect children, teens and young adults from predators. To register, call Olga at (727) 298-2324.