24 TodayMusic in the Marly: Pianist Petronel Malan performs world class chamber music, 2 p.m., Marly Room, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $20; $10 students 22 and younger with ID. Call 896-2667.
Quantum of Solace: Preview the new James Bond book and film, 7 p.m., St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free. Call 552-1762.
Pet Care Seminar: Ginny Price CVT from St. Petersburg College and Pamela Borres, founder of SPOT, present a seminar with valuable information for both cat and dog owners, 6 p.m., Pinellas Park library, 7770 52nd St. The first half covers "First aid for your pets," and the second part is: "Everything you wanted to know about cats." Free. Seating is limited. To reserve a spot, call 545-3463 or visit online at www.SPOTusa.org.
Indie Film Café: Socially conscious documentary films featuring Waiting to Inhale: Marijuana, Medicine and the Law, 8 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Waiting to Inhale examines the controversial use of medical marijuana in the United States. $5. Call 895-6620.
Jazz: In A Mellow Tone: Guitarist Nate Najar and bass master John Lamb fill the gallery with live music, 7:30 p.m., [email protected] $20, $15 students and seniors. Call 895-6620 or purchase tickets online at www.thestudioat620.org.
Family Cooking Series: Make meal time family time as parents and kids learn to cook together, make healthy choices and prepare fun and nutritious menus, 6:30 p.m., All Children's Hospital Education Center, 701 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. First in a series of five class series on Thursdays through Sept. 25. Free. Preregistration required. Call 582-2122.
Family Night at Fossil Park Pool: Gather up the kids for a fun night with games and prizes to break up the wet fun, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., 6739 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $3, $2.50 for 12 and under. Call 893-7440.
Gulfport Gecko Fest: Celebrates Labor Day weekend and the end of summer at a whimsical family street festival and walking parade that pays tribute to the diminutive reptile, noon -10 p.m., downtown Beach Boulevard area in Gulfport. With live music on three stages (at the casino, library and the Outpost), street performers, hat, dog and costume contests, 190 vendors of crafts, food and other wares, children's activities and street dance (8 p.m.). Wear colorful hats or costumes and bring instruments or noise-makers for the walking parade that starts 6 p.m. (advance registration form online). Benefits St. Petersburg AIDS Walk. Free. Call 322-5217 or visit www.geckofest.com.