METROPOLITAN SAFARI 2011
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday
Where: The David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa
What: Fundraiser to support The Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda. Includes cocktail reception, presentation by two of the Rwandan students, a live auction, African music, dance and dinner.
Additional Akilah events: Noon on Wednesday, brown-bag luncheon at Bayshore Baptist Church, 3111 W. Morrison Ave., Tampa; 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22, "An Evening At The Florida Holocaust Museum," 55 Fifth St. S., St. Petersburg.
Information: www.akilahinstitute.org or (813) 425-1531