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, mosi.org.
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, nova535.com.
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 sptimesforum.com. Trivia round, 7-11 a.m.; callbacks, 12:30-4 p.m., St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa.
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