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By Times Staff Writer
Published January 17, 2008
Art show and more: The Tampa Museum of Art sponsors its final event ever at the downtown location before the building is demolished Feb. 1. The event, co-hosted by the museum's young members' group Avant Garde, will celebrate the institution's history with the retro/perspectives theme: "Looking back, Looking forward." More than 50 local and regional artists are to be showcased. Live music will be performed by the band D'Visitors, along with music by DJ MEGA and DJ BLENDA. 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday; Tampa Museum of Art, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa; admission is free for museum members and $10 for non-members. For information, call 813 274-8130.
Adoptable Pets in the Park: Hillsborough County Animal Services and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay join forces to showcase some of the most adorable homeless animals in the community during the second "Pets in the Park" event. The Humane Society's Mobile Adoption Center will be on site with a variety of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Adoption fees include sterilization, microchipping, rabies vaccination and a current license tag. A donation center for shelter animals will be held during the event. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday; Lykes Gaslight Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa; open to the public. For information, call (813) 744-5660.
Wheelchair rugby tournament: The 2008 Coloplast International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament comes to Hillsborough County. The event, hosted by BlazeSports Tampa Bay and Tampa General Hospital, features pool play for eight teams from across the nation and is the first major tournament to be conducted at the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department's new facility opened last year. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday; All People's Life Center, 6105 E Sligh Ave., Tampa; open to the public, free. For information, call tournament director Justin Stark at 1-800-995-8544.
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