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

1 Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Every weekend free movies are shown on Clearwater Beach, but it's not every week that the city itself is one of the stars. Friday the movie is Dolphin Tale, based on the true story of the dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium who was saved by the resourceful staff and a prosthetic tail. Timely, since plans were just announced for a sequel to start filming in October. But if you'd rather revisit Katniss Everdeen before the next episode comes out later this year, see The Hunger Games on Saturday. Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start at dusk. Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. (727) 434-6060.

2 School shopping: This is Tax Free Weekend, so naturally the shopping malls are doing their best to lure kids to the stores. Tyrone Square is offering teens mall-wide discounts, samples, fashion tips, displays and music on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. and extended shopping hours this weekend, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at 6901 Tyrone Square, St. Petersburg. At Westfield Citrus Park Mall in Tampa, the junior Disney stars of Octonauts will put on a live performance at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday where you can see Captain Barnacles and Kwazii live. Then on Sunday, the Octonauts will perform at 1 and 3 p.m. at the Brandon mall. Free.

3 Crazy Town Banana Pants Music Festival: Viewers of the NBC comedy Community will get the title of this cheeky party in the artsy 600 block of Central Avenue as a tip of the hat to odd, weird, adorable quirkiness. On Friday, starting at 3 p.m., the St. Petersburg stretch of art galleries and hipster shops will have hefty jams coming from the Local 662 and Starbooty, with all of the proceeds going to the Bay Area Music Federation, a local organization that provides free music programs to kids and adults. There will be skateboarding, food trucks, indie market vendors and a celebration of oddballs. The extensive band lineup includes Yogurt Smoothness, Sonic Graffiti, Sons Of Hippies, Red Rock and more. Tickets are $5 advance ($8 day of ) available at Starbooty, Schoolyard Skatepark and on

4 Back to School Skating Party: With summer time dwindling down, West Pasco's SpinNations Skating Center is hosting a back to school skating party on Sunday with free admission and raffles of backpacks filled with school supplies. Bring your own skates or rent skates for $2-$3 Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at 8345 Congress St., Port Richey.

5 Bulls Rally: Getting ready for football season? Join USF Bulls fans for an appearance by head coach Willie Taggart at noon Saturday at Capogna's Dugout in Clearwater to watch last season's video highlights, buy merchandise from Bulls Outfitter, play games and win prizes. Admission is free at the Italian family restaurant and sports bar at 1653 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. in Clearwater.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

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