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4.21 GALA UNDER THE STARS: An elegant dinner and drinks precedes the opening night performance of the American Stage in the Park’s Hairspray. Benefits artistic, educational and outreach programming. 6 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $200. (727) 823-7529. COLLECTORS CHOICE GALA: Black tie optional formal gala with cocktails, appetizers, gourmet seated dinner, wine and champagne. This year’s theme is “Flying Down to Rio.” 6:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $250. (727) 896-2667.


Suncoast Resale Shoppes display, 2016. Photograph courtesy of Suncoast Hospice

4.2 LOS VINOS DE DALÍ: Dance to live music as you sample tapas from area restaurants paired with rare wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails. Must be 21 or older. 4 to 7 p.m., Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $75 members, $90 nonmembers. (727) 823-3767.

BELLA VOCE: The exciting evening for St. Petersburg Opera’s 11th season includes dinner, drinks, auctions and entertainment by maestro Mark Sforzini and opera singers. Upgrade to VIP for a pre-reception grand entrance at 5:30 p.m. Benefits St. Petersburg Opera Company. 7 p.m., Opera Central, Preis Hall, 2145 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $175, $300 VIP. (727) 823-2040. BUBBLES AND BUTTERFLIES GALA: Walk the red carpet to this black tie optional party with open bar, appetizers, desserts, guest performances, silent auction and a photo booth. Benefits the Redefining Refuge Safe House for victims of human trafficking and area school projects. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $100. (813) 443-3861.

4.6 THE LONGEST TABLE: A dining room just isn’t big enough for this dinner, so the giant table hits Bayshore Drive extending from the Museum of Fine Arts to the Vinoy. The 21 and older “Feast in the Street” features prix fixe menus from area restaurants paired with adult drinks. Benefits WUSF Public Media. 5:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $125-$160. (813) 905-6916.

4.8 ART HEALS: Suncoast Center hosts exhibit of artwork created by survivors of sexual violence who worked with local artists and arts organizations. 5 to 9 p.m. during ArtWalk, the Gallery, 200 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 327-7656.

4.15 EQUALITY FLORIDA GALA: Benefits Equality Florida, civil rights organization dedicated to securing equality for LGBT community. 7 to 10:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $125. (813) 870-3735. Marilyn Kirby and Jan Kokernot are served at the Longest Table in 2016. Photograph by Jay Nolan

MARCH 2017



Bay Magazine - March, 2017  

Fly Away. Vol. 10, No. 5. Copyright 2017.

Bay Magazine - March, 2017  

Fly Away. Vol. 10, No. 5. Copyright 2017.