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5 things to do under $5 April 19-25

Beach Goes Pops: This annual festival turns the white sand of Pass-a-Grille into a concert hall and dance party. Radio personality Jack Harris will be the master of ceremonies, and things kick off at 4 p.m. Friday with the Beach Goes Pops band, followed by the world beats of Hip Abduction and Big Brother. On Saturday, steel drum music starts things off at 4 p.m., then saxophonist Jeff Zavac and the St. Petersburg Opera Company will provide a special musical program starting at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or a chair. In addition to free music, there's an arts and crafts show, food and drinks from numerous area restaurants. Free.

'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure': Somehow we think Dalí would have appreciated the surreal Tim Burton comedy about the eccentric man-child and his colorful friends. It's part of the free Dalí and Beyond Film Series at 6 tonight, held twice monthly in the museum's lobby theater. You can also shop or check out the cafe until 8 p.m. If you want to see the gallery, there's a price break. Admission to the museum is $10 from 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday night. Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE). Free.

Peter Malinverni: Considered one of New York's great jazz pianists, Malinverni's CDs have been chosen for many year-end "best" lists by music writers. While he has played Carnegie Hall and accompanied Elvis Costello, he also serves as minister of music at the Devoe Street Baptist Church in Brooklyn, a predominantly African-American congregation. Eckerd College is hosting him for a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Roberts Music Center, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free.

'Female Chauvinist Pigs' Author: Ariel Levy, author of Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture, and a contributing editor to the New Yorker, offers a powerful critique of the "raunch culture" and the commercialization of women's bodies and sexuality in American society. She is giving a free talk at Eckerd College at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Fox Hall, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

Brandon Skate Park Grand Opening: At noon Saturday is the long-awaited opening of the 11,000-square-foot "obstacle street and bowl" skate park for the Brandon area, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and skateboarding demonstrations. Entrance is free for the rest of this month. Starting in May, fees will be $4 per day, with an annual skate park pass available for $150. All skaters must wear a helmet. Free. Brandon Skate Park, 5720 Providence Road, Riverview.

5 things to do under $5 April 19-25 04/18/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 19, 2012 11:24am]
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