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Funk Fest Tampa Bay, a two-day outdoor festival celebrating old school funk, R&B, rap and soul is set for this weekend. Saturday's lineup includes MC Hammer, Bobby Brown, Keith Sweat and Charlie Wilson. Sunday's lineup includes Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, and Kem. Gates open at 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. on Sunday. Two-day pass $50. Single-day tickets $40. VIP tickets $50 and up. Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE.
ST. PETE BEACH
Pancakes, auction will help veterans
Veterans of Tierra Verde invite guests to a pancake breakfast on the third floor of the Hurricane on Friday. Special guest Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Littrell, a Medal of Honor recipient, will donate an American flag flown over Tikrit, Iraq, for a silent auction. Retired Army Sgt. Bill Allen, a Korean conflict prisoner, will sign copies of his book, My Old Box of Memories. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warriors Foundation and St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops. 8 a.m. to noon $8 adults, $2 kids under 12. Hurricane, 807 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach. (727) 954-0191. veteransoftierraverde.com.
Celebration planned in honor of Annie Dix
A community celebration in honor of Annie Dix will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Enoch Davis Center at 1111 18th Ave. S. Dix, a community activist, founded the Pine Acres Neighborhood Association and 22nd Street S Redevelopment Inc. For information, call (727) 278-7861.