1Reno's Renegade Run: On Thursdays at the Pier in downtown St. Petersburg, runners gather for a weekly 5K or 10K run on the sidewalks along the waterfront. To keep runners from getting bored, some weeks may include secret cross fitness challenges including running in the sand, pull-ups and jumping on seawalls. Runs start at 7 p.m. and runners return to Jonny Reno's for a party with 25-cent Bud Light drafts, live music and food. Free.
2$5 Day at the Zoo: Everyone gets into Lowry Park Zoo for $5 on Sunday. They do this a couple times a year, so you better get there early because you're not the only one who thinks this is an awesome deal. Wear breathable clothes and water shoes so you can cool off in the zoo's splash zone when the heats gets too tough to take. The zoo is open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa.
3Williams Park Summer Market: Fans of the popular Saturday Morning Market in downtown St. Petersburg can still get their favorite foods and crafts from vendors this summer. More than 40 vendors set up shop each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in shady Williams Park until the end of August. Williams Park is at Fourth Street and First Avenue N.
4Bricks Anniversary Party: The Bricks, owned primarily by Brian Schaefer of the Skatepark of Tampa, was opened in Ybor City two years ago to give hipsters and dudes a mixed-use space that's part bar, coffeehouse, Internet cafe, art gallery and concert venue. Vans "Off the Wall" says happy second anniversary to the Bricks and Skatepark of Tampa Skate Shop at this party Saturday starting at 5 p.m. with free barbecue, followed by a mini ramp jam at 1327 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Free.
5Art After Dark: This month's arty party at the Tampa Museum of Art is called "Please Be Seated" to celebrate the museum's summer exhibit, "A Hundred Years — A Hundred Chairs," with chair-themed paintings and art chairs, a funky iPod barber chair, a video in a retro lounge and a DJ. It's $5 at 8 p.m. Friday.
Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer