Do It This Weekend: a 12-hour dance party with DJ duo Soul Clap, Harvey Milk tribute, Avengers Day for comic lovers, tick, tick ... BOOM!, a screening of inGREEDients and much more


The sexy spy goes symphonic with The Florida Orchestra: Classic James Bond, a tribute to the music that helped make "Bond, James Bond" so damn famous. Vocalist Mary Carewe joins the orchestra for songs from Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, Thunderball, Casino Royale, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die and more. The evening of espionage visits several venues: 8 p.m. Fri., May 21, Ferguson Hall, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa; 8 p.m. Sat., May 22, Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg; and 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 23, Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. floridaorchestra.org. $20-$67.


[image-1]Though he served in office for less than a full year, Harvey Milk has been a gay rights icon for over three decades now. Considered the first openly gay elected public official (though that’s in some dispute), Milk’s legacy has only grown since he was assassinated in San Francisco’s City Hall in November of 1978. There have been schools and operas named after him, and he’s become a hero to a whole new group of gay activists in the wake of the Gus Van Sant biopic of him released late in 2008. Milk died at the age of 48. If he were still alive, he would be turning 80 this Saturday night. To celebrate his life and cause, Stand Up Florida is taking part in the National Harvey Milk Day of Action, and is [image-2]joining up with groups across the country to hold events and vigils in remembrance of the gay civil rights hero. There's a dinner at Streetcar Charlie’s, and then a candlelight vigil that begins in front of the Ybor eatery and ends in Centennial Park. An afterparty at Reservoir Bar follows. Sat., May 22, Meet and Greet, 5-6:30 p.m.; Tribute Dinner, 7-9 p.m., Streetcar Charlie’s, 1811 N. 15th  St., Tampa, $45-$60, $30 students; Candlelight Vigil, 9 p.m. Visit standupflorida.org for full schedule.


An end-of-the-season yART Sale features crafty creations by stained glass master and Etsy regular the Crafty Hag, along with cutely creepy oddiments by Ginger Dead (aka Calan Ree), knitwares by Jennifer Wunderlich's IWunder (don't worry, there are plenty of purses for us Floridians -- but you can also pick up a scarf or two for neighbors in the frigid North), along with more fused glass, jewelry, knitted wares, painted signs, calligraphied work, fantastic illustrations and original cards than you can shake a stick at. Best part is, you won’t break the bank buying these mini-masterpieces. Everything is priced to go since the winter markets have waned — meaning you can double your art-buying pleasure. craftyhag.com. Sun., May 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Crafty Hag House, corner of Ninth Ave. N. and 5th St. St. Petersburg.


Don Hilsman, Austin Janowski, Tony Kordos, Karl Moline, Paul Pelletier and Brandon Peterson, and original commissions/trading cards by Marvel trading card artist Nick Yakimovich -- who's a hero in my eyes, too, 'cause he's my boyfriend. Avengers Assemble! (Pictured: "Avengers Assemble," by Nick Yakimovich) 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., May 22, Heroes' Haven, 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, heroeshavencomics.com.


If you're a beer snob on a PBR budget, why not learn to make your own hand-crafted brews with Roberto this weekend? Then, see InGREEDients, the latest in the recent line of food reality films that exposes the harmful additives found in our everyday dinners. Trust us, it'll make you wanna eat fresh, natural foods grown closer to home (like Sweetwater's) -- and if you're really dedicated to staying local, no worries: InGREEDients is a homegrown product, making its debut at Tampa's own Gasparilla International Film Festival. sweetwater-organic. Sat., May 22, 5-7 p.m. workshop, 7 p.m. movie, Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Tampa, $10-$20 workshop; free movie.


Even though the costumes may be tragic (it's set in the early '90s) this musical will have you dancing in your seat, with its unique blend of pop and musical theater styles, and remind you of what it's like to hold onto your dreams even when everything around you seems to be going wrong. All proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society. (Pictured: Michael Indeglio, Alison Burns and Fred Ross in tick, tick ... BOOM!. Photo courtesy Jobsite Theater) May 21-29, 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa, $15, free for Jobsite season ticket holders, jobsitetheater.org.



So it's not the most cheerful of weekend activities, but the Oaklawn Ramble: African-Americans at Oaklawn is chock full of mystery, history and intrigue. Tampa's oldest burial ground, founded in 1850, is the permanent home of founding families, thirteen former mayors, a mass grave of yellow fever victims, veterans of seven wars, pirates, slaves, and the founder of Ybor City, Vicente Martinez Ybor. What we're saying is, this is the place to see and be seen among the dead. Today's Tampa Historical Society program focuses on African-Americans at Oaklawn. The first burial is believed to be a slave belonging to the Lesley Family, and over the years many – slave and free – were interred there. Living history performers in period dress appear at the Ramble and bring to life these long-gone citizens and their contributions to Tampa’s pioneer decades. Sun., May 23, 3-4 p.m., Oaklawn Cemetery, Tampa, free.


[image-3]Not getting enough wholesome family fare in your diet? Hope you’ve worked up an appetite, because this week you get to feast on two servings of Disney-approved entertainment. The supercalifragilistic Broadway musical Mary Poppins lands on the stage at the Straz’s Morsani Hall. A Tony award winner for Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Mary Poppins retains the film version’s beloved score, including “Chim-Chim Cher-ee” and “A Spoonful of Sugar” (which allegedly helps the medicine go down).


For those who take their animated characters on the rocks, there’s Disney on Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate! The show is just what [image-2]it sounds like: a big ice skating party featuring Disney characters as they celebrate a variety of holidays and festivals -- including Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day -- set to contemporary music as well as classic Disney songs. (Pictured: Caroline Sheen as Mary Poppins and Gavin Lee as Bert. Original National Tour Company. ©Disney/CML. Photo by Joan Marcus.) Mary Poppins, May 20-June 6, 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sun., Carol Morsani Hall, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa, $23.50-$83, strazcenter.org; Disney on Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate!, May 20-23, 7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sat., 1 and 5 p.m. Sun., St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, $16-$45, disneyonice.com. --Anthony Salveggi



The United States Navy Band's eight-piece vocal and instrumental ensemble from Washington, D.C., The Cruisers, offer everything from classic rock, to R&B, oldies, Motown favorites, and top 40 hits. 813-274-7723. Sat., May 22, 7 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa, free.

This weekend, it's time to dust off your dancing shoes and grab the shiny spandex and leg warmers. Wait, it’s 2010 and people don’t dance in shiny spandex and leg warmers anymore? Okay. Then grab your preferred dance gear because Red Diamond Productions & Hallucination Recordings presents Soul Food, an event that combines music, food, fashion, art … and 12 hours of dancing. More than 30 DJs sound off, with Boston’s Soul Clap (pictured) as the featured act. Chefs Justin Sills, Shannon Talty and Rene Alfaro provide gourmet BBQ and finger foods (if you chow down, remember to wait 30 minutes before busting moves on the dance floor); several artists showcase their skills with live demos; and Wear to the Tear host Amber Cox leads the fashion exhibit. This indoor/outdoor event is a great way to support the underground music and art scene, socialize, and exercise. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a dance lesson with the soundtrack of Foot Loose. 3 p.m.-3 a.m., Sat., May 22, The Chelsea Nightclub, 1502 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, $5 before 9 p.m., $8 after 9 p.m., soulclap.us, 813-228-0139.

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