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Things to do starting May 31 and onward

WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times (2012)

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times (2012)

31 Today

Cody Simpson: The Australian teen pop phenomenon who was discovered on YouTube tours promoting his album Paradise, 7:30 p.m. at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $39.50-$99.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

Andrew W.K.: It's time to party as the singer, motivational speaker and almost cultural ambassador to Bahrain before a last-minute cancelation comes to the Orpheum with such party-centric songs as Party Hard, Party Til You Puke and more, 8 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $20. Call (813) 248-9500.

David Alan Grier: Although lately he has been busier on the stage with Tony-nominated roles in Porgy and Bess and Race, the performer's also a comedian, as anyone who has seen his stand-up, In Living Color or Chocolate News can tell you, 8 and 10:30 p.m. today at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $20-$22. Also 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 864-4000.

The Girlie Show: Big Top Burlesque: Join "Big Momma" and her live Dixieland Band as they set sail on a visual "ODD'yssey" featuring striptease and acrobatics by entertainers with experience from companies like Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Fantasique, Le Click and Les 7 Doigts de le Main, 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Honey Pot, 1507 E Seventh Ave. $25-$50. Also 6 p.m. Sunday. Call (727) 248-5974.

TampaWrights2: This festival of one-act plays features a strong cast of popular local actors, including Emily Belvo (Ophelia in TampaRep's Hamlet), David Barrow (who appeared in last year's festival), Landon Green, Kim Goodman, Julia Rudgers, and Robb Lee, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday at Silver Meteor Gallery, 2213 E Sixth Ave. $15 at door; $12 group rates. Call (813) 300-3585.

1 Saturday

Hurricane Expo: Learn the importance of making plans for an emergency, with Radio Disney for kid-friendly entertainment and games and speakers and vendor booths for adults, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave. Free. Call (813) 987-6000.

Hack for Change: Bring a laptop and join developers, designers and dreamers as they work to expand access to civic data and open technologies in the Tampa Bay area, with food, drink and data provided, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at ITT Technical Institute, 4809 Memorial Highway. Free. Call (813) 885-2244.

Suncoast Gun Show: This show for collectors, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts features firearms accessories, knives, ammunition, safety classes and more. 17 and younger must be with an adult, 9 a.m. today and Sunday at Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N. $9, 12 and younger free. Call (954) 922-9258.

Sangriafest: Witness the making of the world's largest glass of sangria, then grab a glass and help drink it, along with a "How to Make Ceviche" cooking lesson, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Ceviche (Tampa), 2500 W Azeele St. $20. Call (813) 250-0203.

Gettysburg Diorama Experience: In honor of the battle's 150th birthday, the gallery re-creates the scene with miniature figurines and battlefield talks with local re-enactors and historians, 12:30-2 p.m. at Nuance Galleries, 804 S Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Call (813) 875-0511.

Gareth Emery: The English electronic musician, whose latest track is the Florida-centric Meet Her in Miami, performs, 10 p.m. at Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave. $15. Call (813) 873-8368.

2 Sunday

Davis Islands Bicycle Ride: This 14- to 18-mile ride tours waterfront homes, an airport, boat basin and other sights on and around Davis Islands. Helmets required, 7:30 a.m. at Hillsborough Community College Corporate Training Center, 39 Columbia Drive. Free. Call (813) 598-4944.

Rummage Sale: You might find some odd items at Jobsite Theater's sale of props, costumes, furniture and baked goods, along with music by DJ Cub, pizza and beer for purchase, 2-7 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave. Free. Call (813) 248-4969.

Summer Classic Movie Series: All summer, Tampa Theatre will show classic Hollywood movies, opening with a 75th anniversary screening of the Adventures of Robin Hood. Sir Robin of Locksley, defender of downtrodden Saxons, runs afoul of Norman authority and turns outlaw, 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $9; $7 members. Call (813) 274-8982.

3 Monday

Luis Rosado-Bermudez: The young classical guitar player will perform a free concert to show his appreciation for the public's generosity after a Tampa Bay Times article detailed how the talented musician needed a guitar to continue his studies at FSU upon graduating, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Blake High School, 1701 N Boulevard. Call (813) 272-3422.

4 Tuesday

Mike Alstott Appearance: The former Bucs player makes himself available to meet fans, take pictures and play Pop-A-Shot in this event for guests of legal drinking age, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St. Free.

Target Tuesday: Get a peek at the hands-on museum through this event presented by Target offering free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m., perfect for an after-school or post-nap diversion, 2-7 p.m. Free. Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

5 Wednesday

ZZ Ward: The musician, who has done renditions of Childish Gambino and Tyler the Creator songs and covered Frank Ocean for the A.V. Club's Undercover series, plays the Royal Room, 6:30 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave. $13 advance, $15 day of. Call (813) 247-2555.

6 Thursday

Hot Art, Cool Crowd Opening Reception: The center unveils its new art exhibit in cooperation with VSA Florida with complimentary wine tastings and refreshments, 5-7:30 p.m. at MacDonald Training Center, 5420 W Cypress St. Free.

Rock the Park: Monthly music series showcasing Tampa's musical talents of all genres, this month featuring Day Joy, Loud Valley and Oxford Noland, 6:30 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Free.

Dan Cummins: Dan's unusual observations and unique autobiographical stand-up have earned him TV spots on The Tonight Show, Showtime's Live from Amsterdam and the Comedy Central special Crazy with A Capital F, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $15-$17. Call (813) 864-4000.

Neville's Island: A middle management group on a wilderness team-building exercise find themselves in a slapstick nightmare when their boat hits the rocks and leaves them stranded on an uninhabited island. For mature audiences. 8 p.m. at Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $18. Call (813) 229-7827.

TampaWorks: StageWorks presents eight 10-minute plays to benefit its At-Risk Youth programs, with all pieces set in familiar Tampa Bay locations, 8 p.m. at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd. $20. Call (813) 727-2708.

Flux Pavilion: The English dubstep musician, who was nominated for BBC's Sound of … 2012 poll, tours following the release of his album Blow the Roof, 9 p.m. at Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave. $30. Call (813) 873-8368.

Cory 'Zooman' Miller: Making his comedic TV debut on Def Comedy Jam, Zooman has also been featured on BET's Comedy View and Comedy Central's Premium Blend, 10:15 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $12, $17 VIP. Call (813) 864-4000.

Showcase | Tampa Railfair and Model Train Show

The Seaboard Railroad and Atlantic Coast Line Railroad may no longer be the big names they once were, but there's still plenty of train history at this event with more than 300 dealers from across the country. The show includes model items in all gauges, railroad antiques, "rail buff" collectibles, working layouts and clinics. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N. $8 (good for both days), 11 and younger admitted free. Also 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 949-7197.

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