Five Things to Do This Weekend

1. The nonprofit community organization, Florida Institute for Community Studies, presents its first annual Multicultural Food and Art Celebration. Professional and up-and-coming artists – among them, Guillermo Portieles, Jan Radovan, Carlton Lewis , Vivian Fist, Julian Moreno and Alecia Zurita – exhibit alongside students and youths ages 7-17 who are currently enrolled in FCIS’ free afterschool programs. Other amusements include film screenings, a wine-tasting and multicultural food samples. Proceeds from the event will be split between the artists and FCIS for its afterschool programs. Fri., Sept. 26, 4-8 p.m., FICS Multicultural Family Center, 6704 Hanley Road, Tampa, $5 suggested donation, 813-249-8100. Pictured at right: "Flowers in Vase," by Paula, age 9.

2. Take in the talents of a variety of local songwriters, poets, writers and artists during the second annual Deep Carnivale literature festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27, Hillsborough Community College-Ybor City, free admission.

3. Everybody's favorite purveyors of stoner comedy Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have reunited for a national tour, "Cheech and Cong: Light Up America," that stops in Tampa this weekend. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall-Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, $39.50 and $59.50.

4. Skipper’s Smokehouse concludes its 28th anniversary week celebration with three nights of hot music: Bonerama with Magadog on Friday, New Riders of the Purple Sage with Nervous Turkey on Saturday, and a local music extravaganza featuring Hat Trick Heroes, Tailgunner Joe, Katherine Kelly & Sons Of Hippies, Basic Rock Outfit and Sarge And The Aeromen on Sunday. Sept. 26-28, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 5 p.m. Sun., Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa, $10-$20.

5. Balcony Club, Tampa Theatre's young professionals fundraising group, stages Studio 54, a ‘70s-themed disco party with food, drinks, movies, games and disco spins by DJ Rich Ranck. Sat., Sept. 27, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tampa Theatre, $15 general (free for members).

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