1Blast Friday: You get Super Boats and a free concert with the Southern rock sounds of the Atlanta Rhythm Section on Friday at this family-friendly street celebration in downtown Clearwater. The party launches with the Tampa Bay Times Super Boat Parade starting at 5:30 p.m. (For more on the powerboats racing off Clearwater Beach this weekend, see Page 18.) It's all free in the 400 block of Cleveland Street.
2Damn Jams Party: WMNF will hold a dance party at Mermaid Tavern on Saturday with a night of music from Michael Jackson and Prince. Dress like MJ or Prince, since there will be a costume contest, a Thriller flash mob and a lot of glow sticks. It starts at 8 p.m. at the Seminole Heights tavern at 6719 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. $5.
3Tangerine Blues Fest: Gulfport shows off its free-living spirit with its fifth year of headliners, including Sean Chambers, Sterling Magee, Betty Fox and No Money Down. Also, there will be arts, crafts, food and drink vendors and a children's fun area. Proceeds from concessions benefit All Children's Hospital. Free. It runs from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday on the greenway at 18th Avenue S between 49th and 54th streets in Gulfport.
4Target Tuesday: The first Tuesday of the month brings a price break for families. You get free admission to the Glazer Children's Museum this Tuesday from 2 to 7 p.m. (it's normally $15 for adults). The museum is in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa.
5Free Golf at Open House: You don't even need to own clubs to try out golfing for free. The open house at the Largo Golf Course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday includes nine holes of golfing, free tees, loaner golf balls and clubs (while they last). Other activities include golf skills challenges, beat-the-pro games, corn hole and golf instruction tips. Call (727) 518-3024 or visit LargoGolf.com to reserve a tee time. Free. Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, Largo.
Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer