Salute to Phillips Field: Attend the dedication of a historical marker for Phillips Field at 3 p.m. Sunday at the entrance to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, at Cypress Avenue and N Boulevard. The field, now part of Tampa Preparatory School, was Tampa's main venue for football and marching bands for 30 years. In 1937, the University of Tampa Spartans defeated South Georgia in the first college bowl game played at the field. During the segregation era, Blake and Middle high schools played their home games there. It was also the site of the traditional Thanksgiving Day game between Hillsborough and Plant high schools.
Celebrate Asian culture: Celebrate Asian-American Month at 1 p.m. today at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard. Learn about the cultures of China, Korea, Japan, India, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Participants will get maps, brochures, giveaways, novelties and travel advice. The free event is presented by AAA travel counselor Lynn Schwalen. For more information about this and other free programs at your library, call (813) 273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.
Free comic books: Attend Free Comic Book Day at 10 a.m. Saturday at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard. Receive free comic books and participate in art activities. Call (813) 273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.
Art en Blanc: Wear all white and dine al fresco from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. May 17 at Woodmont Park, 407 Woodmont Ave., Temple Terrace, for the inaugural Art en Blanc gala, a fundraising event for the Temple Terrace Arts Council. It is an adult outdoor evening of food, music, dancing and fun. The idea is based on a dining event that originated in Paris more than 25 years ago. Friends dress up in white and gather to eat, drink and be merry. All tables, chairs and white linens will be provided. You provide your own food and adult beverage. Several local restaurants are putting together Art en Blanc prepaid and prepackaged dinners, and the Dennis Pupello Jazz Ensemble will perform.
Admission is $25 per individual, $160 for a table of eight. Order tickets by calling (813) 988-2787 or by emailing [email protected]