Friday, December 15, 2017
Events

'Some Like It Hot' show April 5 at Palladium gala

Palladium gala has a Marilyn theme

Jazz saxophonist Harry Allen and his band will perform with vocalist Becky Kilgore at Some Like It Hot — the Music of Marilyn Monroe, the second annual Palladium at St. Petersburg College gala beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $125 (preshow party, show, after-party dessert and coffee reception with the artists). (727) 341-7918.

Spring Bonnet Tea

The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's Club hosts its Spring Bonnet Tea from 3 to 5 p.m. April 7 at the clubhouse, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. It benefits the restoration fund and includes sandwiches, sweets, show of vintage and contemporary fashions from So Chic. Sunday attire, hats suggested. $10. Email [email protected]; (727) 527-3250.

Dining in the Dark

The Foundation Fighting Blindness presents its fourth annual Dining in the Dark fundraiser honoring Hazel and Bill Hough, and Patsy and Gene McNichols, April 10 at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 6 p.m. $150. Toll-free, 1-866-782-7330.

For Academy Prep

Evening of Dreams, the annual benefit for Academy Prep Center St. Petersburg, takes the title "Crystal Ball" to celebrate 15 years, 7 p.m. April 13, TradeWinds. $200. (727) 322-0800, ext. 2106; academyprep.org/stpete.

Angels fight abuse

Angels Against Abuse's "Touched by an Angel" gala is at 6:30 p.m. April 13, Hilton, 333 First St. S. $75. angelsagainst childabuse.com.

At-home fundraiser

The creative people at the Menorah Manor Foundation want you to stay home and relax while helping with "No More Rubber Chicken," their newest fundraising event. All contributions go to the foundation, which provides charitable resources that support Menorah Manor and ensure its financial stability. Details online at nomorerubberchickenevent.com.

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