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5 things to do under $5 March 29-April 4

1Great Egg Race: An estimated 15,000 eggs containing up to $10,000 in prizes will be hidden at this event with celebrity guests including Darryl Strawberry, Mayor Bob Buckhorn and retired MLB second baseman Dave Cash. Other activities include live animal displays, a bouncy house, obstacle course, Home Depot kids workshop, VYB Dance Team, fire truck, games, food, entertainment and a DJ. It's free at the Nick Capitano Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay, 1218 E Kay St., Tampa. (813) 224-0865. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

2Lara Logan: As part of the USF Lecture Series, the CBS News foreign correspondent will give a talk and answer questions at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Logan's candid account of being sexually assaulted as she was covering the fall of Hosni Mubarak's regime in Egypt is credited with bringing assaults against journalists to the public consciousness. USF students with an ID, plus one guest, will receive priority seating at 7:30 p.m.; doors open to the public at 7:45. Free. Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-1001.

3Museum deals: Two Tampa museums are offering good deals this week. Since it's the first Tuesday of the month, you'd expect $2 Target Tuesday at the Glazer Children's Museum, but this week it's free from 2 to 7 p.m. And on Saturday, it's $5 Day at MOSI, a big savings off the normal $20.95 adult admission. In addition, in celebration of the DEA exhibit visiting there and Drug Awareness Day, enjoy live music by local bands, a DEA drug dog demonstration and DEA-related family activities. The Museum of Science and Industry is at 4801 E Fowler Ave.

4Friday Extra Concert Series: It's the 25th anniversary for this free weekly spring concert series of local talent. It kicks off this week with the smooth jazz tones of the Alan Thomas Group followed by the award-winning chanteuse Denise Moore & Then Some. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Blankets, chairs and coolers are permitted, but alcoholic beverages are not allowed in city parks. Free. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa.

5Blast Friday: This month's block party in Clearwater brings in some rock 'n' roll history with Rick Derringer as the headliner. The highly regarded guitarist first hit it big in 1965 as the guitarist for the McCoys hit Hang on Sloopy. He later recorded Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo with Johnny Winter and has since performed with everyone from Alice Cooper to Weird Al Yankovic. There will be a variety of vendors, as well as a food truck rally, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The entertainment runs until 10 p.m., when there is a special screening of Major League in the Capitol Theatre at 10 p.m., where tickets are $5. Catch it all in the 400 block of Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 March 29-April 4 03/28/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:30am]
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