Holocaust Museum benefit set for Thursday
"To Life: Music of Hope," a benefit for the Florida Holocaust Museum's exhibitions and public programming, will feature a silent auction and dinner. After dinner, "Music of Hope" will be played with restored violins from the Holocaust era. Performers will include members of the Florida Orchestra. The presentation of the Loebenberg Humanitarian Award will also take place. The annual event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Progress Center for the Arts at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $150. (727) 820-0100, ext. 242.
Come out and dance to help fight cancer
"Celebration for a Cause," a Dancers 4 Cancer fundraiser for the Gulfcoast Oncology Foundation, will feature vendors and food and beverages for purchase, plus music by the Venturas from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Friday in the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20 advance, $25 at the door. dancers4cancer.com; (727) 458-5263.
Innovators Ball will aid education
The Science Center will host an Innovators Ball from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Garden Club, 500 Sunset Drive S, St. Petersburg. Proceeds from the dinner and dance benefit science, technology, engineering and math education. $60 individual, $100 couple. (727) 384-0027.