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5 things to do under $5: U-Pick tomatoes, Tampa's Fourth Friday, Corvettes in the park

1 U-Pick Tomatoes: Time to make some marinara! At Bradenton's Hunsader Farms, you pay $2 and pick up to a half bushel of tomatoes, about the size of a 5-gallon bucket. The farm also has U-pick eggplant for 89 cents a pound, home-grown cantaloupe for $1, watermelon for $5 and hard squash such as acorn and butternut for 59 cents. Hunsader Farms, 5500 County Road 675, Bradenton, is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m., but the U-pick fields close at 3:30 p.m. today-Tuesday. (941) 322-2168.

2 Downtown Tampa's Fourth Friday: Museums and performing arts venues around downtown Tampa offer extended hours 4-10 p.m. Friday with deals or special programming, including free admission to the Henry Plant Museum, tours of the historic Germany Public Library, and "pay what you will" admission at Tampa Museum of Art, 4-9 p.m. There are also deals at participating restaurants and free Pirate Water Taxi rides. Maps and free wristband locations at fourthfridaytampa.com. Free. (813) 276-8250.

3 Corvettes in the Park: The annual show in Straub Park brings nearly 200 sleek Corvettes ranging from stock to full custom and race-prepared models. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in Straub Park, at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 560-6918.

4 Westfield Summer Launch: Bob the Builder joins Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N in Clearwater, in welcoming the summer with a 20-minute interactive song and dance performance, child friendly building kits, Lego building, a mallwide scavenger hunt and a meet and greet with Bob himself 1-5 p.m. Wednesday. Free. (813) 474-6566.

5 Ol' Dirty Sundays Fifth Anniversary Party: This weekly party at Crowbar in Ybor City celebrates five years with a heavy local lineup including Blenda, Fader, Casper and LeSage, and special guest producer Prince Paul, whose credits include De La Soul, Stetsasonic, Handsome Boy Modeling School and Gravediggaz. Get there early, as it fills up quickly. It starts at 5 p.m. Sunday at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. No cover.

 
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