Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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5 things to do under $5: St. Pete Beach Seafood and Music Festival, high-fashion history

1 St. Pete Beach Seafood and Music Festival: This new event promises local seafood along with vegetarian options, a marketplace and music by Act 3, the Black Honkeys, Greg Billings Band, Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday along Corey Avenue. Free admission (food/drink additional).

2 Black History and Fashion: Margaret Powell of the Carnegie Museum of Art presents a free talk at the University of Tampa about Ann Lowe, the first noted African-American fashion designer. She was a favorite among high society women from the 1920s to the 1960s for designs that included Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress. Born in Alabama, she moved to Tampa in 1919 after attending design school in New York City and opened a high-end dress shop. She returned to New York City and opened a shop on Lexington Avenue in 1950 that was an immediate success. Three of Lowe’s Gasparilla gowns are on display at UT. The talk is in Plant Hall, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, at 1 p.m. Sunday.

3 Raptor Fest: One of the biggest events of the year at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve brings live raptor birds and free flight demonstrations, bird walks, exhibits with native owls and other species, children’s activities, tram tours, owl pellet dissection, photo ops with birds of prey and crafts. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. Free park and ride shuttle from Lakewood High School, 1400 54th Ave. S. Donations appreciated. (727) 893-7326.

4 Canopy Tree Climbing: Climbers ages 6 and older can ascend into the canopy of a live oak tree using harnesses and a rope pulley system. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Pathfinder Outdoor Education, 1310 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 328-0300.

5 Florida Orchestra: This pay-what-you-can "Rags to Mozart Family Concert" features a 35-minute performance by the orchestra’s Reed Trio (oboe, clarinet, bassoon) to introduce young children to classical music. Activities including the instrument "petting zoo" start 45 minutes before the concert, held at 10 and 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus Performing Arts Building, 1304 E 11th Ave., Tampa. (727) 892-3337. The orchestra has another pay-what-you-can chamber performance by the french horns at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Donations benefit the museum.

 
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