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Things to do planner: Hands Across the Sand, Broadway tap dancer, child's play for adults

STORM THE BEACHES: Hands Across the Sand

Beach lovers will join hands with other concerned citizens across the world on Saturday for Hands Across the Sand to demonstrate opposition to offshore drilling. Founded in 2010, the demonstration grew into an international movement after the BP oil spill, and since then the annual event still draws people concerned about the state of the oceans. In the Tampa Bay area, hundreds of people will be posed by artist John Quigley on Treasure Island to create an aerial image of a huge sun to support clean energy. Arrive by 11:30 a.m. to be a part of the sun creation. Quigley is best known for assembling hundreds of people into an Eiffel Tower peace symbol with "100% Renewable" in December 2015 after climate change talks in Paris. Saturday will be his first aerial art project as part of the Sierra Club's Ready for 100 Campaign to transition to 100 percent clean energy. There is also a gathering planned to join hands on the beach adjacent to Guppy's, 1701 Gulf Blvd. in Indian Rocks Beach, and at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs. Find out more at

TAP DANCE: Tap Through Time

Tampa Bay Taps Center for Tap Dance will bring Broadway dancer and choreographer Ted Louis Levy as a featured performer in Tap Through Time at Ybor City's Cuban Club on Saturday. More than two dozen dancers from across the state, ranging in age from 8 to 80, will perform everything from soft shoe to the Charleston. Levy made his Broadway debut in 1989's smash hit Black and Blue, a revue that celebrated black culture in dance and music. He collaborated with George C. Wolfe and Gregory Hines on the choreography of Jelly's Last Jam, which received a Tony nomination. There will be a cocktail hour with entertainment at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica De Cuba, Ybor City, and the show is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 at (727) 278-2801.

THE HANGOVER GAMES: Benefit parties

Some wholesome places and activities will also be adult party zones this week. The Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, sold out tickets to A Night at the Brewseum 7-11 p.m. Friday, when adults take over for a craft beer-infused night of Nerf gun black jack, beer pong tic-tac-toe and other games. Check to see if more tickets ($35-$45) become available. (727) 821-8992.

Saturday brings Brews for Backpacks at St. Petersburg's Green Bench Brewing Co. where a $20 donation to the Junior League of St. Petersburg gets you a free drink of your choice. Each donation buys a backpack filled with school supplies for needy kids. The party starts at 2 p.m. Saturday at Green Bench, 1133 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 800-7836.

And if your dog needs a bath, take the pooch to Suds on Sunday at Ferg's Live in Channelside, where a $10 wash or $5 nail trim gets you one Tito's vodka drink and music by DJ Quest while your dog gets a bath, from noon-4 p.m. Benefits Vets4Pets. (813) 545-4411.

Things to do planner: Hands Across the Sand, Broadway tap dancer, child's play for adults 05/18/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:53am]
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