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5 things to do under $5 Aug. 25-31: Fourth Friday Tampa, latte art, train show

DAKOTA MOYER | Times The Glazer Children’s Museum will offer $5 admission from 4 to 6 p.m. for this month’s Fourth Friday party. 

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DAKOTA MOYER | Times The Glazer Children’s Museum will offer $5 admission from 4 to 6 p.m. for this month’s Fourth Friday party. 

1 Fourth Friday Tampa: The museums and businesses along the Tampa Riverwalk have free and cheap deals, as well as free water taxi rides for this month's Fourth Friday party. There's $5 admission at the Glazer Children's Museum from 4 to 6 p.m. Bestselling author Dawn Tripp will give a free talk about her book Georgia at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at 5:30 p.m. The museum will be "pay what you can," but $5-$10 suggested. And the Some Sort of Show troupe and Jobsite Theater are joining forces to provide a variety cabaret show at the Straz Center. The 7-9 p.m. show will include a sneak preview from Jobsite's upcoming Lizzie: A Killer Rock Musical about Lizzie Borden. Free with Fourth Friday wristband. See for a schedule and where to find wristbands.

2 Vibes of the Bay: This one-day music festival at Ybor's Crowbar on Saturday will showcase some of the top up-and-coming talent in the Tampa Bay area, as well as art, vendors, food and drinks. RSVP at for free tickets. The lineup on the inside stage includes Dropin Pickup, FayRoy, Sun Signs and Someday River. The outside stage will be commanded by DJ Lesage and have performances by DJ Casper, DJ Deacon, Badda Skat and Jinx. It starts at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. (813) 241-8600.

3 Latte Art Throwdown: See the amazing foam creations local baristas come up with Tuesday when they compete for cash, bragging rights and other prizes. As they pour the best latte art, guests can watch a live stream and enjoy free craft beer, barbecue, live painting and a photo wall. The first contest pour is at 8 p.m. Free for spectators at Chocolate Pi, 1205 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 831-2195.

4 Toy Train and Hobby Show: Train fans will be rolling into the Knights of Columbus Hall in Pinellas Park on Saturday to see the displays of model trains, tracks, accessories and vendors selling lots of hobby material. The show also features crafts, coins, comics, baseball cards and other collectibles. $5; 12 and younger free. It opens at 9 a.m. Saturday at 7177 58th St. N, Pinellas Park.

5 Friday Night Live: The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel hosts a night of family entertainment featuring music by Wade Williams in center court and Pokémon movies with lure modules next to American Eagle. Free. Activities start at 6 p.m. Friday, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel.

5 things to do under $5 Aug. 25-31: Fourth Friday Tampa, latte art, train show 08/24/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:45am]
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