Singer/guitarist Fran Snyder will bring his acoustic style to the Village Center from 7:30 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday. Have dinner or dessert and stroll to the plaza, where children can express their artistic impulses with chalk while adults take a time-out to listen to contemporary music. Snyder's compositions bridge the gap between rock artist Dave Matthews and British vocal stylist Peter Gabriel. Snyder has opened for performers Shawn Colvin, the Cowboy Junkies, Dan Fogelberg, Peter Stuart and Boz Scaggs. The shopping center is at Fletcher Avenue and N Dale Mabry Highway in Carrollwood Village. For information, call 651-4800.
_ JORDAN DYE