Wednesday, December 13, 2017
News Roundup

Arts Alliance to present awards

Digital arts at MFA

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance will present [email protected], a dinner party featuring interactive digital arts and popup performances to benefit programs supporting artists and arts and cultural organizations. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE. It includes presentation of the MUSE Arts Award and MUSE People's Choice Art Award. $100.

Tune in for chili

The Awesome Original Second Time Arounders Marching Band will have its chili cookoff from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. It raises money for scholarships at the University of Tampa. $10; $25 to enter. (727) 421-0520.

A Hollywood ball

"Hollywood Stars," the Suncoast Hospice Ball, starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Renaissance Vinoy, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. $300. (727) 523-3419.

Art Fest Beth-El

Art Festival Beth-El celebrates its 41st year Saturday with a Purchase Award patrons reception from 1 to 4 p.m. and a sponsors/benefactors reception from 6 to 10 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S. Continues from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (727) 347-6136.

The 'Grape Escape'

"Grape Escape," a Saturday extension of Wine Weekend St. Pete, a fundraiser by the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society to benefit the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, features dinner in a private home, then diners will travel in pairs by limo to wine and food experiences. $350. (727) 573-3931.

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