Fashion show marks 25 years
"Star Power," the annual celebrity fashion show presented by the Pinellas Auxiliary of the Children's Home, celebrates its 25th anniversary Friday at a luncheon event in the Palm Court Ballroom of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Clothing is from Georgette's Boutique & Shoe Salon and from Bespoke & Co. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. $75. (727) 515-1212.
'Gala Under the Stars' with 'Rent'
American Stage's 2011 "Gala Under the Stars" gets started at 6 p.m. Friday in the park at Demens Landing, Second Street N and First Avenue, St. Petersburg. The outdoor event features cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and a performance of Rent. $125. (727) 823-1600.
Angels Against Abuse gala is set
Angels Against Abuse presents its fourth annual blue ribbon gala from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the grand ballroom at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S. Semiformal attire suggested. $75. (727) 804-7710.
Some sparkle for Creative Clay
St. Petersburg's Creative Clay will be the beneficiary of "Fireworks at the Farleys'," a fundraiser featuring food, music and a fireworks finale, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 5030 Sunrise Drive SE. $100 in advance, or $125 the day of the event. creativeclay.org/artworks.
A little rhythm for Heart Gallery
A concert featuring Buffalo Strange, food, drinks and a silent auction will be the highlights of "Rhythm of the Heart," a benefit for the Heart Gallery of Pinellas & Pasco, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday at Earthscapes Garden Room, 816 Alt. 19, Palm Harbor. The Heart Gallery helps children in foster care find permanent families. $50. rhythmoftheheart.org; (813) 389-2112.
Equality Florida Pinellas gala set
Equality Florida Pinellas holds its annual gala from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the new Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. Reservations are preferred. $100. eqfl.org; (813) 870-3735.
Gala marks 80 years for hospital
The annual St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation Medallion Gala will celebrate the hospital's 80th anniversary and the completion of its new emergency center beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Palm Court Ballroom at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. The event includes cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and music. $225. StAnthonysFoundation.org; (727) 825-1086.
Lighthouse offers savory samples
Lighthouse of Pinellas features five kitchens in the neighborhoods of Belleair and Belleair Bluffs, food from celebrated Tampa Bay area chefs, and wines from 2 to 6 p.m. April 17. Proceeds from the event benefit persons who suffer from vision loss. $75. lighthouseofpinellas.org; (727) 544-4433, ext. 241.