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Around Town

Published June 7, 2007



Gay Pride Event: The Tampa Museum of Art hosts Pride & Passion 2007: A Celebration of Identity. Russell Rhodes will emcee the evening. Live music and food. 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday; 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa; $45 for single tickets, $65 for couples, $20 for museum members; proceeds go to the museum. Admission includes a one-year membership to the museum. Advance tickets can be purchased at To make a reservation, call 813 274-7365 or e-mail

Bark at the Ballpark: The Humane Society of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Yankees host Bark at the Ballpark. Dog owners can bring their dogs to Legends Field for a pregame dog fair with local pet vendors. Features the Tampa police K-9 unit and the humane society's mobile adoption center will be present. 3 p.m., Sunday; Legends Field, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway; $3, general admission, $5, reserved; all dogs must have a ticket to enter. For more information, call (813) 876-4150.

Open Auditions: Carrollwood Players holds open auditions for the 10th Annual One-Act Weekend, taking place Aug. 3-5. The audition will consist of cold readings from various scripts. Male and female actors from teens to adults, of all heritages invited. 7 p.m., Sunday and Monday; 4335 Gunn Highway, Tampa. For more information, call (813) 254-4000 and press 2.


Thai Chi Classes: The Life Enrichment Center is registering adults for Tai Chi classes. Classes meet Monday evenings, from June 18 through July 23. Beginning Tai Chi meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Intermediate Tai Chi meets from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa; cost is $60 for 6 weeks; registration required. For more information or to register, call (813) 932-0241 or go to

Send submissions for Around Town to Erika Vidal at St. Petersburg Times, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33602-3700, fax to (813) 226-3381 or e-mail to Deadline is one week before publication.

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