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5 things to do under $5 Aug. 30-Sept. 5

1Labor Day Sandbar Concert: Bring chairs, coolers and even the dog on Sunday and wade in the water while you listen to live music from a barge anchored off Weedon Island. This year's floating Labor Day party features blues and Southern rock by the Cross Creek Blues Band and Hal Hammer Jr. starting at 1 p.m. off the boat launch at the Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free.

4Corvettes at the Pier: This is the 19th year for this huge show of sleek Corvettes — 117 in all — ranging from 1950s classics to brand new models and race cars. They will be lined up on the side of the downtown St. Petersburg Pier with their hoods popped for gear heads to gander and drool. The free show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with live entertainment vendors set up selling car-orientated products.

3Celebrate Oldsmar: Bring blankets and chairs for two nights of family fun with carnival rides and games on Friday and Saturday and live music by the Black Honkeys. There will also be food, inflatables, a touch-a-truck area for kids and a fireworks finale on Saturday. It starts at 6 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. Free.

2All American Festival: Hosting the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay has the Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel feeling patriotic. Starting today through Labor Day, the mall will have concerts, special window displays, children's activities and a sidewalk sale. Southern rockers JT Curtis and the Silver Eagle Band will perform free concerts from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Center Court today through Saturday. There will be a variety of kids activities and strolling entertainment, face painters and balloon artists. Free at 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel.

5Tacky Prom: Friday is prom night at the Studio@620 — only this time you will dress badly on purpose and not because you were swept up in the '80s hysteria of big hair and puffy sleeves so huge you could hide a cantaloupe in them. There won't be a chaperone in the house, you don't need a date and you can even have a glass of wine at this adult prom with dancing to music by DJ Rob Morey at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 Aug. 30-Sept. 5 08/28/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:25pm]
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