Do It Today: Nude Nite art and performance show, Evenings with the Maestro, and meet Wives of Henry Oades author Johanna Moran

The Wizard of OZ as well as local pastry architect Paul Joachim’s sculpture of an edible subject never intended for the dining room table. (Pictured: “Champagne Glass” by contributing artistGene Largado. Photo by Warren Whitmore) March 4-6, 6 p.m.-midnight Thurs.-Sat., Tampa Armature Works, 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa, $20, 21 and older, nudenitetampa.com. —Shawn Alff


Meet Johanna Moran, author of The Wives of Henry Oades, based on her law professor father's story of Oades, who married a young widow in California after his own wife and children were abducted in New Zealand. When they later showed up on his doorstep, Oades was charged with bigamy -- punishable by hanging. Visit inkwoodbooks.com for more info. Thurs., March 4, 7 p.m., Inkwood Books, Tampa.


St. Petersburg Opera singers and the leader of the pack, Maestro Mark Sforzini, offer a combo of music, education and conversation. Tonight's Evenings with the Maestro topic is "Wagner: Why we Love those Long Half Hours." Visit stpeteopera.org for more info. Thurs., March 4, 6 p.m., The Music Gallery, Clearwater, $10, $5 students and seniors.

Ever since humans first chiseled images on cave walls and sculpted clay figurines, art has celebrated the nude form. In modern times, little has changed; now, we simply appreciate nude art while sipping wine. Unleash your carnal art connoisseur when Nude Nites, the largest event of its kind in the country, returns to Tampa with more than 200 variations of the human body presented in fine art, photography, experimental, 3D, sculpture, wood, metal, mixed media, digital, and performance. The world-class body painter “Baroque-Alive” is on hand illustrating human canvases. At the top of every hour, Miss Polly Wood and The Saigon Pearl sweep the stage with swanky burlesque performances. Featured installations include sexualized illustrations of

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