Do It This Weekend: Father's Day, Millionaire auditions, STOMP and way, way more

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You’ll never look at a set of paint cans the same again after seeing the Obie-winning smash hit, STOMP. This amalgamation of music, dance and theater began nearly fifteen years ago as a street performance in the UK, and evolved into the stunning display of instrumental innovation that continues to mesmerize international audiences. Using found objects in lieu of instruments, a lá Phil Collins, a stageful of musicians drum, strum and dance their way across multiple scenes and stories. There’s more to the show than banging on an upside-down trashcan, though; you’ll hear everything from the slow, sweeping swish of stiff-bristle brooms to the brisk click-clack of open-and-shut Zippo lighters, to the bizarrely beautiful melodies of plastic bags, boots, wooden poles, plungers and hubcaps. STOMP is the city lullaby, the song of everyday sounds that surround us—if we only stop to listen to the outside orchestra. June 19-21, 8 p.m. Fri., 5 and 9 p.m. Sat., 3 and 7 p.m. Sun.; a post-show talkback is held as part of Broadway Family Night after the Friday performance; Carol Morsani Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Plc., Tampa, 813-227-7827,—Franki Weddington

Tune in to WMNF 88.5 all day for a Juneteenth Celebration, where you can hear African-American programming in commemoration of the emancipation of slaves in the United States. The public is also invited to the radio station to join in a celebratory potluck to recognize African-American achievements. The day's programming includes African drumming, a live performance by blues outfit Soul 2 Earth, the Friday Forum hosted by Mabili Ogun, the Soul Party and more. Visit for more info. 4 a.m. Fri., June 19-6 a.m. Sat., June 20, WMNF, 1210 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, 813-238-8001.

The feature film for St. Pete Pride: Dinner and a Movie is OTTO: or, Up With Dead People. This freaky flick tenuously combines gay-friendly fare with a zombie movie. Yep, Otto wakes up one day to find himself alone and afraid -- and a frickin’ zombie. As it happens, he/it is just the thing lesbian filmmaker Medea is looking for to inspire her long-term project Up With Dead People, a political-porno-zombie movie. Then, Otto begins to remember fragments of his past, pre-death existence, and goes in search of his ex, Rudolf, with predictably devastating results. It’s weird, it’s German, and we can only hope that it’s inspired by offbeat brilliance along the lines of Hedwig and the Angry Inch instead of other weird stuff Germans like—c’mon, David Hasselhoff? Visit for more info. 10 p.m. Fri., June 19, Muvico Baywalk 20, 151 2nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, $9, $7 students.

More than 500 vendors and presenters tell you everything you need to know about Florida homes and maintenance at the Tampa Bay Home Expo. Home improvement experts teach you to remodel your cabinets, bathroom, spa, pool, yard, roof and more. There are hundreds of DIY demonstrations and tips, along with the tools you need to renovate your home without expensive contracting fees. Seminar topics with local pros include healthy cooking, how to save on your lawn watering bill, painting techniques, menu planning and more. From storm protection to green living, this expo has it all. Visit for more info. June 19-21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, $3.

The Booby Bowl and Wig Party is a fundraiser for the fight against breast cancer that includes free rounds of bowling and shoe rentals, drink specials and a wacky wig contest in honor of cancer survivors. After knocking down a few pins, booby bowlers move to the Green Iguana at Westshore to keep the party going. Visit for more info. 6 p.m. Sat., June 20, Pin-A-Rama Lanes, 5008 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, $10.

The Animal Law Seminar is designed to educate pet owners about the dangers common foods and household items pose to their pets. Animal law attorney Jennifer Dietz leads the discussion. For more info and to register, visit Noon-1:30 p.m. Sat., June 20, SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo, $10, free for SPCA adopters.

First, figure out what you're doin' for good ol' Dad on Sunday. Then, plan what you're doing with the other blessed 24 hours you'll have off from work. Hey, if you make it onto Millionaire, maybe you won't have to go back.

Yeah, you could treat the old man to a cold beer and a juicy steak for Father's Day, but don't you think it's time to repay him for all the years of lectures instead? That's where the Smoking Fathers at BODY WORLDS exhibit comes in. Nope, it's not a cigar party for the stogie-lovin' dad in your life — it's a plea to quit smoking. Dads get in free so, along with the other fascinating plastinates, they can see firsthand what a nicotine addiction does to the lungs. See the devastating effect cancer has on the lungs, or see a blackened, tar-filled smoker's lung compared to a healthy one. Then, encourage dad to pledge to quit at the American Cancer Society's info booth in the "smoker's lung" wing of the exhibit. Hey, there's Nothing like avoiding death and disease to get pops in the mood to celebrate! 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., June 21, Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, $19.95-$25.95 for everyone but dad,

Then, trade in one vice for another at Super NOVA Sundays — the best thing to happen to the seventh day since they started serving wine at church. Kick back with a drink and enjoy the show — this week, dads get in free.  The main event is "The Big Bang," an American Idol/Gong Show-style competition, where a panel of judges vote on the fate of local wannabe-popsters performing for cash prizes, all hosted by the Got Jokes? Improv Troupe. Private tables and a full dinner menu are available all night. 6 p.m. Sundays, Nova 535 Art Lounge, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg, $10 in advance, $15 at the door,

If dad's more of a health buff than a Rolling Stone-wannabe, try Sunrise Summer Solstice Yoga, a free morning of yoga instruction accompanied by Jim Beckwith on sitar, wooden flutes, percussion and acoustic guitar. Megan Brazil, a professional dancer and yoga instructer, lends her expertise, and every attendee gets a $50 gift certificate for Planet Beach Spa. 6:30-8 a.m. Sun., June 21, Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, [email protected]

Try to fulfill your lifelong dream of meeting Meredith Viera and Regis Philbin at the Who Wants to be a Millionaire auditions. Test your useless knowledge skills in the first round of interviews, and if you're up to par you'll be called back for a meeting with the producers. You didn't think they let just anybody on the show, did you? Be sure to sweat, scream, stammer and stumble with the best of 'em for a shot at making it onto the live broadcast. No advance sign-up is required; get more info at Trivia round, 7-11 a.m.; callbacks, 12:30-4 p.m., St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa.

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