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Thurs, Feb 7

OLDSMAR’S ANNUAL GALA “One Love, One Heart”. Featuring plenty of tropical entertainment, live/ silent auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and delectable dishes from eleven area restaurants as well as all the beer and wine they can pour. This year’s gala kitchens include Amici’s Catered Cuisine, Baystar Restaurant Group, Casa Cosenza, Cracker Barrel, Cuban Foodies, Ed’s Fine Wine, Erdinger Weissbräu, Eve’s Family Restaurant, Hot Tuna Sushi Bar & Grill, Jack Willie’s Bar, Grill & Tiki, Mother’s, Mystic Fish, Smallcakes and Tampa Bay Brewing Company. Attendees not only drink and dine on the best local gastronomy, they also serve as judges for the coveted annual “Best Of” awards.

ration at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg at 7:00 p.m. The sixth annual benefit for the arts will recognize the breadth and beauty of art and culture in our City of the Arts, and pay tribute to those that continue to inspire and guide St. Petersburg to its standing as an international arts destination. Proceeds will benefit artists, arts education, and arts & cultural organizations through Arts Alliance programs and services.

Sat, Feb 9

FLORIDA ORCHESTRA GALA FEATURING SEAL. Four-time Grammy Award winner and international star Seal will perform with The Florida Orchestra at its annual gala concert at the Mahaffey Theater. He will be joined by Music Director Michael Francis, who will conduct the orchestra in a sparkling evening of American standards and soulful music from Seal’s hit albums to benefit the orchestra’s community and artistic initiatives. Hear such classics as Luck Be A Lady and I’ve Got You Under My Skin from his 2017 Standards album, all imbued with his singular sense of soul. Seal also will sing his early hits including Crazy and charttopping Kiss From a Rose, which earned him multiple Grammy Awards and global esteem.

FLORIDA CRAFTART PRESENTS SHAKESPEARE IMPROV IN JEWELRY EXHIBITION. Gentlemen of Verona interpretation; Improv performance at 6:30 p.m. In collaboration with The St. Petersburg Celebration of the Arts, Florida CraftArt will present a lecture and improv performance featuring William Shakespeare’s Gentlemen of Verona. Set among the jewelry exhibition “Offbeat Bijou” the troupe Improvaholics will involve the audience in a humorous and poignant interpretation of the bard’s play. Refreshments will be offered at 5:30 p.m. with a play interpretation at 5:45 p.m. and Improv at 6:30 p.m. 501 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. (727) 821-7391.

Fri, Feb 8

MUSE PATRONS OF THE ARTS AWARD: Lisa and Perry Everett. MUSE will celebrate artistic inspi34

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