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5 things to do under $5 Aug. 21-27

1 "Toons" opening reception: The Bluelucy artists collective can always be counted on for a fun party for its opening receptions at its gallery in St. Petersburg, but with the small space in its Ybor branch, the fun will be on the walls — with art inspired by classic cartoons — and the partying will likely be in Centro Ybor next door. For "Toons," more than 50 Tampa Bay area artists produced panels on everything from the Powerpuff Girls to Porky Pig, Speed Racer, King of the Hill, The Jetsons, Care Bears, Fat Albert. You name it, they have it. And Bluelucy also came up with a very clever T-shirt that's a mashup of eight or nine different characters in one. A limited run of the shirts will sell for $25 but the reception is free Saturday. It's from 7 to 11 p.m. at Bluelucy Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Ave. Tampa.

2 Cisco Adler: The former Whitestarr frontman and his funk-rock and reggae sound will be joined by On the Avenue and the Crazy Carls for a "low-dough show" where tickets are only $5 at 8 p.m. Saturday at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550.

3 Dog Daze Celebration: Bring your dog for a free pet portrait and treat at this celebration with art for dog lovers, merchandise by the Suncoast Animal League, "pupcakes" for dogs and adoptable dogs on site. It's all free and it runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Artists' Faire Art Gallery & Gifts, 111 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs.

4 Fish-a-Thon: Every year, the lake behind the St. Petersburg Main Library hosts the annual Dennis Crenshaw Memorial Fish-a-Thon for youth, teens and adults. They make it easy, too: Fishing poles and bait are provided. In fact, no personal fishing equipment is allowed. Fishing takes place in nine 15-minute fishing periods ending with judging for prizes in age-appropriate groups. It's all free at the library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, and it starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. (727) 893-7441.

5Remembering Robin Williams: The Tampa Theatre will celebrate and mourn Robin Williams with a free screening of Dead Poets Society, the 1989 breakout role for Williams as an English teacher at an elite boys high school where he taught the young men to "seize the day." The film will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday.Doors open at 7. The theater is at 711 N Franklin St., Tampa.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

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