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5 things to do under $5 Nov. 1-8

1Bicycle Bash: This year's annual promotion of bicycling — both for health and alternative transportation — moves to Contanchobee Park, adjacent to the Tampa Bay History Center. Participants can bike the Riverwalk after enjoying music, food, a swap meet and vendor booths. It runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 801 Old Water St., Tampa. Free.

5Rock the Election: The Local 662 makes "rock the vote" literal with a free show of local rock bands for those who show up with an "I voted" sticker. The Stone Eagles, the Rosewoods and Sons of Hippies start up at 6 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a live projector screen of election coverage and you can see your tweet with #2012VOTE on the screen. $3 without a sticker at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

2$5 Day at MOSI: Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry is having a $5 Day on Saturday and will hold the grand reopening of its creative studio and learning lab, Idea Zone, with take-home projects throughout the day. That's a good price break since admission is normally $21.95 for adults and $17.95 for kids. You can also see an IMAX movie while seats last and more than 450 interactive exhibits. MOSI is at 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

3Sunglasses After Dark: A Tribute to the Cramps: The legendary band rose out of CBGB's early punk scene in New York with other emerging acts like the Ramones and Patti Smith. On Saturday, Car Bomb Driver, Doll Parts and other local bands pay tribute to a band that mixed rockabilly with dark psychedelia and punk while looking like what the New York Times described as "a rock 'n' roll version of the Addams Family." The show starts at 9 p.m. at the Emerald, 550 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $5.

4Rory Kennedy and Ethel: Next Thursday, Nov. 8, the Emmy-winning filmmaker and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy comes to Tampa Theatre for a free screening of her new movie Ethel about her mother and the Kennedy dynasty. The HBO documentary is the first film made about the Kennedys from within the family and the first time Ethel Kennedy has given an extended interview in more than 20 years. The screening is at 6:30 p.m. and will also feature a talk with Rory Kennedy afterward. Although the event is free, seating is limited. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the theater, 711 Franklin St., Tampa.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

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