In the PINK

The Pussyfooters' Blush Ball kicked off with a patron party to support the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children, a longtime cause for the 100-plus members of the all-women marching group that's a favorite in many Carnival parades.


Advocate Photo by Steven Forster -- The Front  -- Kate Clark, Andrew Myers, artist Wayne Amedee

Front lines

Four new shows drew art-lovers to the Front Art Gallery on a recent opening night. Alex Podesta's new sculpture and installation "A Handful of Recent Things," Rania Hassan's "Paths," A. Piro and S. Shebaro's "All are Welcome" and Leah Floyd "Blue is the Longing" will be up through Feb. 5.