Barkin' Hearts Wonderland @ Tampa Historic Trolley Barn - AT friend Johnna Guzman brings back Alice by popular demand. This is a party/fundraiser for ASPCA Tampa and other pet rescue groups, to one of which I will forever be indebted. Cirque-style performances, live music, art installations, erotic burlesque and pole dancing, dancing by the river's waterfront, and live body painting. I attended the first Wonderland party. It was a feast for the senses, and the money goes to a great cause. I expect this one to be even better. Costumes are encouraged. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. At the Tampa Trolley Barn, 1910 Ola Ave., Tampa. 8 PM Friday, April 29th.
Brava @ Salt Creek Artworks - Six of our best women artists, Kim Radatz, Carolina Cleere, Margaret Conte, Lyla Haggard, Candace Knapp, and Phyllis Mc Ewen. This is a must-see show. Opens on Friday, April 29th, 6-9 PM Through May 21. Salt Creek Artworks, 1600 fourth st S., St Petersburg. Free.
A Father's Legacy: Classic Ansel Adams Images @ Florida Museum of Photographic Arts- These are 54 of the prints Ansel Adams made specially for his daughter, Work spanning from 1921-1968. April 28 - July 6th. 200 N. Tampa St, Downtown Tampa. $5 donation.
12th Annual Wildlife and Western Visions Art Show @ Raymond James Financial Center - Nineteen Artists, including Native Americans, will be exhibited. This show is the result of an effort between The Plainsmen Gallery of Clearwater and Raymond James Financial. Saturday at 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM. A live "quick-draw" will be held between 10 Am - 1 PM Saturday, wherein the artists will create works while you watch. These pieces will be auctioned off later at 1:00 PM. At James Financial Center, Tower IV, 880 Carillon Parkway, St Petersburg. Free.
Luciana Gonzalez Franco Lecture: "Discarded Materials, Design Transformation" @ Scarfone/Hartley Gallery - Tuesday, May 3rd, at 6 PM. 310 N. Boulevard. Free.
UT Spring Film and Digital Festival - This is a wonderful event, with work by UT students. Saturday, April 30th, 7-9 PM. Reeves Theater, Unversity of Tampa. Free.
Photoshop & Powerpoint for Children @ College Hill Library - Kids learn the basics and create art and poetry using these powerful tools. For grades 3-5 only. College Hill Branch Library, 2607 E. MLK Blvd., Tampa. 2:15 PM Today (Thursday) to next Friday. 813-273-3652