Monday, May 21, 2018
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5 things to do under $5 April 3-9

1 $1 admission to Chihuly Collection: For the grand opening of the new Chihuly Collection gift shop, 400 Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg, admission to the famous glass art collection is just $1 on Saturday, instead of the usual $14.95. Seattle artist Dale Chihuly's dramatic glass installations have made the Chihuly Collection a big arts destination since the 2010 opening on Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg. The changes to the gift shop space will appeal to first-time visitors seeking souvenirs and mementos but also should attract locals to the shop, which has a separate entrance on Beach Drive. It has added items geared more toward gift-giving that aren't necessarily associated with the artist. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

2 Peter Max art exhibit: The illustrator and graphic artist gained fame and fortune in the 1960s with his original, stylized psychedelic images that became pop symbols of the decade. He will return to the Tampa Bay area with his new artist legend exhibit, "A Retrospective: 1960-2013," a collection of his greatest imagery, including his portrait of Marilyn Monroe. It will be on display through Sunday at Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. Max will make two appearances at Syd Entel, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Reservations are required. Call (727) 725-1808 or visit sydentelgalleries.com for more information.

3 St. Pete Record Shindig: Join Bananas Music, Daddy Kool Records, Mojo Books and Music, Planet Retro, Vatican City Vinyl and Microgroove for a celebration of the traditional disc record with a party including Green Bench brews, food for sale by the food truck I Wanna Wok, a meet and greet with music enthusiasts and sales on most music. Free admission, charge for beer and food. It's from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Green Bench Brewing Company, 1133 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

4 Bicycle Bash: Now in its seventh year, this event promotes bicycling for a healthy lifestyle and as a mode of transportation and also is a time to get updates on the regional proposed trail systems like the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. There will be a Mayor's Bicycle Ride, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office bicycles, a swap meet, safety classes, a children's tent and more. Free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St., Tampa.

5 Beach Goes Pops: Bring a blanket or a chair to the most glorious concert hall around: the sugar-white sand of Pass-a-Grille beach. The annual festival features two days of free music, an arts and crafts show, food and drink from numerous area restaurants. This year's bands include Tailspin and Incrisis on Friday and C-Note and Late Night Brass on Saturday. It's free in the 100 block of 16th Avenue on St. Pete Beach from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday. There's on-street parking that fills up fast and a free shuttle from the county park at 47th and Gulf Boulevard across the street from the Dolphin Village complex.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

 
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