Thursday, February 22, 2018
News Roundup

What's on the 2012-13 Tampa social calendar?

SEPTEMBER

18

Pink Martini benefits Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure; 6:30 p.m.; Florida Aquarium; $45; KomenSuncoast.org

19

Brinner of Hope benefits Pediatric Cancer Foundation; 5:30 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $125; fastercure.org or (813) 269-0955.

20

The Centre's 21st-Annual Gourmet Festival: VIP Admission at 5 p.m.; $75 advance, $100 at the door; general Admission 6 p.m.; $50, advance, $60 at the door; Hyatt Regency Tampa; thecentre.org or (813) 251-8437 ext 263.

21

Planet of the Grapes: 11th-annual movie-themed wine­fest weekend benefits Tampa Theatre, through the 23rd; tampatheatrewinefest.org or (813) 274-8982.

Dueling Chefs Competition benefits Children's Cancer Center, 6 p.m.; Centre Club; $75 or $125 couple; (813) 286-4040.

Imagination Gala benefits Glazer Children's Museum; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; 6:30 p.m.; creative black-tie attire; $250; (813) 443-3805.

Fifth-annual Southern Charm Wine and Food gala benefits Brandon Community Foundation; 7 p.m. VIP, $125; 8 p.m., general admission, $100; black-tie optional; Straz Center for the Performing Arts; (813) 689-6889 or tampabaywineandfood.com

22

Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival: noon-5 p.m. benefits Brandon Community Foundation; $80; Straz Center for the Performing Arts; (813) 689-6889 or tampabaywineandfood.com.

Teal Triumphs Over Ovarian Cancer benefits Ovacome USA; 6 p.m.; Emerald Green Golf Resort & Country Club; $75; (813) 223-9108.

27

22nd-Annual Mabel H. Bexley Gift of Peace Brunch benefits The Spring of Tampa Bay; 11 a.m.; Tampa Convention Center; guest speaker Kathleen Shanahan; $50; thespring.org or (813) 247-5433, ext 332.

28

CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture benefits Tampa Museum of Art; 7 p.m., VIPs, $225; 8 p.m., general admission, $125; Neiman Marcus runway show; (813) 421-8370.

Night of the Iguana food and wine sampling benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation; 7-11 p.m.; Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center; $85, advance, $100 at the door; (813) 288-2600.

Akilah's Metropolitan Safari benefits Akilah Institute for Women: 6:30 p.m. Tampa Yacht Club; $125; metropolitansafari,.org or (813) 425-1531.

29

65th-annual Air Force Ball benefits Monroe Middle School; 6 p.m; Tampa Convention Center; guest speaker former USAF chief of staff Gen. Norton Schwartz; $50 civilian; 2012ATAairforceball.com

Casino Night wine tasting benefits Italian Club and Friends of St. Peter Claver School; 7 p.m.; Italian Club Ybor City; $50; Tampabayuncorked.com or (813) 416-3244.

OCTOBER

6

Eye Ball benefits Lions Eye Institute; black-tie optional; 7 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $150 and up; (813) 289-1200.

25th-annual Tampa Hispanic Heritage Man and Woman of the Year gala: 6:30 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $75; (813) 949-9271.

10

Passion for Pets luncheon benefits Humane Society of Tampa Bay; 11:30 a.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; donation requested; (813) 774-4311

11

Lend A Hand luncheon benefits Starting Right, Now; 11:30 a.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; guest speaker author Laura Schroff; $75: StartingRightNow.org

13

Tampa Bay's Dancing with the Stars benefits Hands Across the Bay and five other charities; 6 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $250; handsacrossthebay.org or (727) 573-7720.

14

SunTrust Island Night at Jackson's Bistro buffet, auction and casino party benefits LifePath Hospice; 5 to 8:30 p.m.; Jackson's Bistro on Harbour Island; $100; (813) 871-8111.

15

H.B. Plant Museum Society and the Chiseler's biannual fashion show; 11 a.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; fashions from Neiman Marcus, $85; (813) 258-7302.

17

Key to the Cure kick-off fashion show; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Saks Fifth Avenue; 2 percent of sales benefit Moffitt Cancer Center; $100; insidemoffitt.com/KTTC or (813) 745-4327.

18

2012 Freedom Fund Dinner benefits NAACP; 6 p.m.; DoubleTree by Hilton, 4500 W Cypress St.; $75; hillsboroughnaacp.org. or (813) 234-8683.

19

Bridging Generations Breakfast benefits Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay; 7:30 a.m.; Renaissance Hotel, International Plaza; $50; (813) 932-5228, ext. 228.

USF Women in Philanthropy & Leadership Fall Symposium & Workshop; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; featuring ESPN anchor Hannah Storm; USF Sun Dome; $100, members; $125, non-members; (813) 974-6996.

Cars & Couture benefits Autism Speaks; 6-11 p.m.; Tampa International Jet Center; $50, advance; $65 at the door; luxefashiongroup.com/Tickets or (727) 580-9328.

Wild Wild West Casino Night sponsored by Rotary Club of New Tampa; 7 p.m.; Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club; $75; (813) 244-7661.

20

Falling in Love with Fall fashion show luncheon benefits Italian Club Ladies Auxiliary; 10:30 a.m.; Italian Club of Tampa, 1731 E Seventh Ave.; $40; (813) 931-3613.

Dream Gala "Imagine A Cure" benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Tampa Bay chapter; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $250; (727) 344-2873.

22

Franci G. Rudolph Star Event benefits Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood; luncheon guest speaker Dr. Ruth Westheimer; 11 a.m.; Renaissance Hotel International Plaza; $75; (813) 876-2377.

24

Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts 17th-annual awards gala; 6:30 p.m.; MOSI; $85 advance; $75, artists and non-profits; (813) 221-2787.

25

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Advisory Council banquet; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $50; (813) 247-0972.

26

Hillsborough Head Start Community Foundation annual luncheon, guest speaker Ted Hull; noon; University Club, $50; (813) 545-4496.

AKA After Dark benefits Gamma Theta Omega Inc., scholarship fund in partnership with AlphaKappa Alpha Sorority; 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Tampa Museum of Art; $45; www.akagto.com

27

12th annual National Hispanic Scientist of the Year gala benefits MOSI; honoree Dr. Nora Vokkow; 7 p.m.; 4801 E Fowler Ave.; $80 or $150 per couple; mosi.org or (813) 987-6030.

Jeans & Jacket Gala benefits The Youth Alliance; 7 p.m.; Strawberry Festival Expo Building; $60; jeansandjacket.org or (813) 719-0245.

Cigar City gala benefits Tampa Bay History Center, black-tie or formal guayabera; 7 p.m.; 801 Old Water St.; $250; After-Party, 9 p.m.; $75; (813) 228-0097.

28

12th-annual Eternal Light Award Dinner benefits Center for Catholic-­Jewish Studies; 6 p.m. Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay; honorees Prof. Mary C. Boys, and Nancy and Alan Bomstein; $200 and up; (352) 588-7298.

NOVEMBER

2

LAMPLighters Fall into Fashion brunch and fashion show benefits Joshua House; 8 a.m.; Nordstrom's Bistro; $35; (813) 928-5378.

25th-annual Puttin' on the Glitz dinner and auction benefits Northside Mental Health Center PhoneFriends; 6-10 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $75: (813) 985-3861.

3

26th-annual Zoofari sampling safari and art auction benefits Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo; 7-11 p.m.; 1101 W Sligh Ave.; headliner Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; $75 and up; lowryparkzoo.com or (813) 935-8552, ext. 329.

Pavilion XXVII annual black-tie gala benefits Tampa Museum of Art, 6 p.m. at the Museum; $600 and up; (813) 421-8370.

"Hangin' 10 for Frankie's Friends" presented by the DeBartolo Family to benefit Frankie's Friends Charitable Pet Foundation; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; VIPs, 6 p.m., $100; general admission, 7 p.m., $75; Frankiesfriends.com or call (888) 552-5066.

8

30th-Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay Steak Dinner; 6:30 p.m.; Desert Grill, Busch Gardens; honoree Pam Iorio; $300; bgctampa.org or (813) 769-7530.

Fifth-Annual Sustainable Buzz to benefit the Sustany Foundation; 6-10 p.m. Straz Center RiverWalk; $25 and up; sustany.org or (813) 831-5842.

9

19th-annual Tree of Lights; luncheon to benefit Salvation Army; 11:30 a.m. Tampa Convention Center; $100; salvationarmytampabay.com

Second-annual Taste of Ybor Auction benefits Boy Scouts of America Gulf Ridge Council; 7 p.m.; Cuban Club; $40, $70 per couple; (813)872-2691, ext. 118.

Fourth-Annual Peace Couture fashion evening benefits The Spring of Tampa Bay; 7-10 p.m.; Italian Club Ybor City; $50; peacecouture.com or (813) 247-4322, ext 332.

14

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $50; (813) 251-9172.

29th-Annual Humanitarian Award benefits JCC Suncoast; honoree Todd Siegel; 6 p.m.; Ruth Eckerd Hall; $180; (727) 321-6100 or jccsuncoast.org.

Saks & Cigars benefits Cigar Family Charitable Foundation; 6-9 p.m.; Saks Fifth Avenue; $50: cf-cf.org; (813) 248-2124.

15

Signature Chef's Auction benefits March of Dimes; 6:30 p.m.; Intercontinental Hotel; $1,500 table of 10; marchofdimes.com/florida or (813) 898-4953.

17

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida 100th anniversary alumnae reunion; 1-5 p.m.; Leadership Center, 4610 Eisenhower Blvd.; no charge; gswcf.org/alumnae, or (813) 262-1759.

21

Ye Mystic Krewe Gasparilla Debutante Ball; 9 p.m.; Marriott Waterside; invitation-only.

29

24th-Annual Georgette's Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show benefiting St. Joseph's Women's Hospital; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $75 and up: (813) 872-0979.

30

H.B. Plant Museum Society Holiday Cocktail Buffet and Victorian Christmas Stroll Party; 7-9 p.m.; University of Tampa; $75; (813) 258-7302.

Philanthropic Women of HARC black-tie gala; keynote speaker Holly Robinson Peete; 7 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $500; (813) 931-9100.

Fourth-Annual MasquerAIDS Ball benefits West Coast AIDS Foundation; 6 p.m. Bayanihan Arts and Events Center; $75 or $140 couple; westcoastaf.com or (727) 474-3749.

DECEMBER

1

Over the Edge skyscraper rappel and daylong activities, benefits Heartbeat International Pacemaker Program, rappel $1,000 donation, free for spectators, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Franklin Exchange Building, 655 N Franklin St.; HeartbeatSavesLives.org

Straz Center 25th-Anniversary Gala benefits Straz Center for the Performing Arts; 5 p.m.; Ferguson Hall stage, $650; (813) 222-1037.

St. Andrew's Society's annual Feast of the Haggis; Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club; invitation-only.

6

Ryan's Rockin' Holiday Party to benefit Power of Giving Holiday Celebration, 6-9 p.m.; Aqua at the Westin Tampa Bay, 7627 Courtney Campbell Causeway; $25 donation at the door; (813) 785-9249.

7

23rd-Annual LAMPLighters Christmas Silver Coffee benefits Metropolitan Ministries; Armas residence, Davis Islands; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., minimum donation $35; (813) 928-5378.

8

Red Cross Gingerbread House decorating brunch; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; University of Tampa Plant Hall-Fletcher Lounge; $75, adults; children under 12, $50; or $100 with apron, chef's hat and extra goodies; (813) 868-7669.

14

Annual "Home is Where the Heart Is" Holiday Stroll benefits Kids Charity of Tampa Bay; 6:30-10:30 p.m.; elegant Davis Islands block party; $100; (813) 843-1833.

30

MetLife and Mercedes Benz Gridiron Gala; to benefit the Outback Bowl; A La Carte Event Pavilion; by invitation only (813) 874-2695

31

Aqua Eve celebration benefits Florida Aquarium; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; at the aquarium; $90 and up; flaquarium.org or (813) 273-4030.

Celebrate with Krewe of Venus; 8 p.m.; Embassy Suites-USF; $75; (813) 289-9310.

JANUARY

3

Tampa General Hospital Foundation 22nd-Annual Night at the Circus benefits Tampa General Hospital Children's Medical Center; 7:30 p.m.; $500 ($2,500 packages and up include tickets to Patrons' Party at 5:30 p.m.); Tampa Bay Times Forum; (813) 844-7273.

5

Ken Walters' Annual Roosevelt Rowing Regatta and Seafood Challenge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Plant Park admission, $35, adults; $15, children, a portion of proceeds benefit Stewards Foundation; Jan. 5-6: free viewing from Curtis Hixon Park; RooseveltRowingRegatta.com/ kenwalters.com or (813) 251-0500.

12

Masquerade Ball VII, "Bollywood Nights" benefits Stageworks Theatre; Indian attire or black-tie; 6:30 p.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road; $125 and up; (813) 784-6832.

26

Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Invasion, parade and parties along Bayshore Boulevard.

27

Annual President's Dinner benefits Tampa Jewish Federation; 5 p.m.; ticket price and location to be advised; (813) 264-9000.

29

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful awards breakfast; 7:30 a.m.; Florida State Fairgrounds; no charge; keeptampabaybeautiful.org or call (813) 221-8733

FEBRUARY

2

Einstein on Food and Wine tasting benefits Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave.; VIP entry at 6 p.m., $125; general admission, 7 p.m.; $60, members, $70, non-members; $80 the week of the event; mosi.org or (813) 987-6000.

5

A Choice Affair luncheon benefits Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida; 11:30 a.m.; Maestro's at Straz Center for the Performing Arts; $60; under age 25, $20; (941) 365-3913, ext. 1115.

9

Masked Ball Gala benefits Opera Tampa; dinner and Anton Coppola Excellence in the Arts award presentation on the stage of Morsani Hall; 6 p.m.; $350; (813) 222-1037.

14

Pepin's Red Hot Valentine's dinner benefits Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Hospital; 6 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre $250; (813) 615-7886.

For the Love of a Garden dinner and auction benefits Tampa Federation of Garden Club Circles; 6:30 p.m.; Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd.; $50; (813) 251-5059.

15

Fourth-Annual Pair to Remember luncheon and fashion show benefits Easter Seals Florida; 11 a.m.; Tampa Yacht Club; $250; fl.easterseals.com or (813) 769-5925

21

WEDU Be More Awards luncheon; 11 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $50; (813) 254-9338, ext 2241.

22

Cigars & Mojitos benefits University of Tampa endowment; 6-8 p.m., Plant Hall east veranda; $45; (813) 257-3582.

23

Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Coronation Ball; Tampa Convention Center; 8:30 p.m.; invitation only.

24

Oscar Night America-Tampa Bay annual Academy Awards ceremony party with Red Carpet Festivities benefits Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St.; ticket prices to be advised; (813) 274-5507.

MARCH

1

Seventh-Annual Andrea's Sip for Life wine and tapas tasting benefits Moffitt Cancer Center. 7-10 p.m.; Tampa Bay History Center; $100 per person; columbiarestaurant.com or (813) 238-3000, ext. 24.

Tropical Nights gala auction (formerly SilverSpoons & Sandcastles) benefits Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful; 7-11 p.m.; Tampa Port Authority Cruise Terminal No. 6; $100; keeptampabaybeautiful.org or call (813) 221-8733.

7

Fifth-Annual LAMPLighters Lights, Fashion, Hope benefits Metropolitan Ministries and Joshua House; 6-9 p.m.; Saks Fifth Avenue; $75; (813) 928-5378.

8

DeBartolo Family Foundation 10th All Star Charity Gala; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $300; (813) 964-8302.

9

Bright House Networks Fashion Funds the Cure benefits Pediatric Cancer Foundation; 7 p.m.; Tampa Jet Center Hangar No. 4; $100; fastercure.org or (813) 269-0955.

Black, White & Brilliant gala benefits the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts; 8 p.m.; the Cube at Rivergate Plaza, 400 Ashley Drive; $75 advance, $100 at door; $125 couple in advance, $150 at the door; (813) 221-2222.

15

49th-Annual Chiselers Market preview party and auction; 7-9 p.m.; University of Tampa Plant Hall; $50; (813) 258-0037.

19

2013 Women of Distinction luncheon benefits Girl Scouts of West Central Florida; 11:45 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; guest speaker Deborah Roberts; $75; gswcf.org/wod or (813) 262-1690.

21

New York Yankees Luncheon benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay; 11:30 a.m.; Tampa Convention Center; $300; bgctampa.org or (813) 769-7530.

GreenFest luncheon benefits Friends of Plant Park; 11 a.m.; Tampa Yacht & Country Club; $60; tampagreenfest.com or (813) 545-5474. March 23-24: GreenFest 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Plant Park at University of Tampa.

22

16th-Annual Cattle Barons' Ball benefits American Cancer Society; 7 p.m.; Tampa Bay Times Forum; $500; (813)319-5904.

23

20th-Annual Stepping Out Gala benefiting St. Joseph's hospitals; 6:30 p.m.; location to be advised; $250 and up; (813) 872-0979.

25

Fourth-Annual Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay benefits Champions for Children (formerly Child Abuse Council); 6 p.m; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $125; topcheftampabay.org or (813) 673-4646.

APRIL

5

GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club Spring Boutique and Luncheon benefits various charitable projects; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Embassy Suites Tampa/USF, 3705 Spectrum Drive; $35; (813) 988-1711.

11

Hillsborough Community College Foundation President's Showcase; 6 p.m.; Marriott Waterside; $175; (813) 253-7116.

Judeo-Christian Health Clinic Testimonial Dinner; 6 p.m.; Higgins Hall; $95; (813) 870-3231.

Tampa Palms Women's Club annual fashion show luncheon benefits OASIS; 10:30 a.m.; Tampa Palms Country Club; $22; fashions from Boutique On Wheels; reservations required, (813) 903-9034.

13

Karamu XXV black-tie gala benefits Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo; 1101 W Sligh Ave.; 6:30 p.m.; $250; (813) 935-8552, ext. 275.

Fourth-Annual Wishmaker's Ball benefits Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida, Suncoast Region; 6:30 p.m.; Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay; $150; (813) 288-2600.

17

To Life annual benefit for Florida Holocaust Museum, Loebenberg Humanitarian Award presentation; time to be advised; Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg; $200; (727) 820-0100, ext. 274.

18

Head & Heart awards luncheon benefits Frameworks of Tampa Bay; 11:30 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $50; myframeworks.org or (813) 514-9555, ext. 106.

19

Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon benefits Friends of Joshua House Foundation: 11:45 a.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $50; friendsofjoshuahouse.org or (813) 263-3469.

Art of Safe Sex at the Speakeasy benefits Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida; 9 p.m.; Tampa Museum of Art: $75 advance; $100 at the door; (941) 365-3913, ext. 1157.

20

20th-Annual Magnolia Ball benefits Moffitt Cancer Center; 5:30 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $1,000; black-tie; (813) 745-4860.

Fashionollia '64 luncheon and fashion show sponsored by Tampa Woman's Club; 10 a.m.; Renaissance Hotel International Plaza, $60; (813) 839-7457.

Taste the Best of Tampa Bay, wine and restaurant sampling benefits Straz Center for the Performing Arts; 7 p.m.; $75 and up; (813) 229-7827.

11th-Annual Tuxes & Tails celebrity and pet fashion show and dinner benefits Humane Society of Tampa Bay; 6 p.m.; Marriott Waterside; $125; humanesocietytampa.org or (813) 876-4150.

17th-Annual ChairScholars Festival; 1 to 6 p.m.; Keim residence; 16101 Carencia Lane, Odessa; (813) 926-0544.

23

Handbags & Happy Hour benefits Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida, Suncoast Region; 6-9 p.m.; Centre Club; $50; (813) 288-2600.

25

Embracing Hope luncheon benefits Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County; noon; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; no charge; fjchc.org or (813) 935-2015.

Art of Giving benefits United Way Suncoast; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $125; uwsuncoast.org or (813) 274-0911.

27

Heart Ball benefits American Heart Association; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $500; Heart.org/TampaBayHeartBall or (727) 563-8112.

Circle of Friends black-tie dinner benefits Friends of Joshua House Foundation; private South Tampa residence; $350; (813) 263-3469.

Vegas Casino Night with the Rat Pack benefits Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring; 7 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $100; (813) 783-9932 or FMCFoundationofCaring.org

Sea Grapes food and wine festival benefits the Florida Aquarium; 8-11 p.m.; VIP at 7 p.m., prices to be announced; seagrapes.org or (813) 273-4568.

MAY

4

Tampa General Hospital Foundation 16th-Annual Moments in Time Gala, benefits Tampa General Hospital's Fund for the Future; 7:30 p.m.; $250; (patrons at 6:30 p.m., $750 sponsors and up); Hyatt Regency Tampa; (813) 844-7273.

Italian Club Ladies Auxiliary Themes n' Tea luncheon; 11 a.m.; 1731 E Seventh Ave.; $25; (813) 248-3316.

10

Boobalishes fashion show benefits Faces of Courage; 6 -11 p.m.; Sheraton Tampa Airport, 4400 W Cypress St.; $75; facesofcourage.org; (813) 988-2267

16

Go Red For Women Luncheon benefits American Heart Association; 10:30 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $150; Heart.org/TampaBayGoRedLuncheon or (727) 563-8106.

17

Vine to Wine, tasting and silent auction benefits Kids Charity of Tampa Bay and A Kid's Place; 7-10 p.m.; the Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview; $50; treycurryfoundation.org or (813) 655-0269.

18

Man & Woman of the Year Gala benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency Tampa; $125; mwoy.org/sun or (813) 963-6461.

"Madeline" annual Storybook Ball benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay; 6 p.m.; location to be advised; black-tie; $700 per couple; rmhctampabay.com or (813) 258-6430, ext. 2.

Pride & Passion benefits Tampa Museum of Art exhibitions; 8 p.m.; 120 Gasparilla Plaza; $75, includes one-year museum membership; (813) 421-8370.

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