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On the town: Dining in the Dark will honor local philanthropists

Dining in the Dark will honor local couple

The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness will honor philanthropists Susan and John Sykes at its annual Dining in the Dark dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $150.; Toll-free, 1-877-396-0049.

A Good Night's Sleep luncheon benefits CASA

Community Action Stops Abuse presents its annual A Good Night's Sleep luncheon featuring guest speaker Apollo Beach burn victim Audrey Mabrey from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $50. (727) 895-4912.

Equality Florida gala is Saturday at museum

The 2012 Equality Florida Pinellas Gala will feature food, drinks and entertainment from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. Proceeds go to the Equality Florida Institute. $100.; (813) 870-3735.

Girl's Night to Give helps those who help Haiti

Girl's Night to Give, an ongoing event program to benefit Tampa Bay area charitable organizations that are focused on women and children, will host a casual evening of shopping, sampling and sipping for Partners with Haiti beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in a private home. $35, payable at event. RSVP no later than today to Megan Fetter,, or (727) 480-4560.

Palladium hosting a night of Broadway

A Grand Night for Broadway, a gala to benefit the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. The evening includes a party before the show, a performance by Three Men and ... A Baby Grand, a reserved seating concert and an after-show dessert and coffee with the stars. $125.; (727) 341-7918.

Puttin' on the Ritz for the Florida Orchestra

The Florida Orchestra Guild St. Petersburg will host "Put on Your Top Hat — We're Puttin' on the Ritz," a benefit for the orchestra, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Progress Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S. The event features a catered buffet dinner before the 8 p.m. pops concert. $85 (does not include concert). (727) 527-0057.

Focus on Dalí with wine and food parings

The Dalí Museum presents "Los Vinos de Dalí," its first international food and wine event, from 3 to 6 p.m. April 22 at the museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. Sponsored by the museum guild, the festival will offer food and wine pairings and private, docent-led tours that will focus on Dalí and cuisine. $75.; (727) 823-3767.

Tour the kitchens of Palm Harbor, Dunedin

The 2012 Tour of Kitchens, a self-guided tour showcasing bay area chefs and home kitchens in Dunedin and Palm Harbor will run from 2 to 6 p.m. April 22. The eighth annual event benefits Lighthouse of Pinellas, which assists the visually impaired in Pinellas County. $75.; (727) 544-4433, ext. 235.

On the town: Dining in the Dark will honor local philanthropists 04/14/12 [Last modified: Saturday, April 14, 2012 4:31am]
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