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Five things to do under $5

1. Saturday Sunsets on the Trail: If our cover story on the Harry Potter theme park has you yearning to revisit our favorite wizard, bring a lawn chair and join this sunset party along the Treasure Island Beach Trail Park on Saturday, where you can watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince when it gets dark. But first, starting at 4 p.m., musicians and vendors line the mile-long beachfront trail along with street performers, water slides and various inflatables for the kids. It's free in the 10400 block of Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island.

2. Summer Solstice: On the longest day of the year, use MOSI's solar telescopes to safely see violent and extremely powerful events that occur on the sun, including sunspots and solar prominences. Weather permitting. It's 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000.

3. Pride Goes to the Movies: Pull out that wild wig and come out for a screening of the documentary Wigstock and a night of fun. There will be a wig contest and a viewing of shorts by local gay, bisexual and transgender filmmakers at Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. It's $5 if you wear a wig, otherwise $8.

4. UnspOiled: A Benefit for the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary: The [email protected] hosts this book release event and benefit reception for UnspOiled, a collection of essays by 38 writers, scientists and students who share their love for Florida's Gulf of Mexico coast and its sea life. A $5 donation is requested for the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. It's Friday at 7 p.m. at 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

5. Etsy Tampa Craft Party and Indie Bazaar: Etsy, the Web-based marketplace of handmade goods, is having a global fifth anniversary party, and Tempus Projects is the Tampa host for a night of crafting, drinks and music. There will be tons of indie crafters selling their wares, plus handmade cupcakes and birthday cake. It's free. All they ask is that you make a reservation at The party is at 8 p.m. Friday at 5132 N Florida Ave. in Tampa.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

Five things to do under $5 06/16/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 6:47pm]
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