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5 things to do under $5 Aug. 8-15

1 Panic! at the Disco: Can't wait to see Panic! at the Disco open for Fall Out Boy on Sept. 29 at the USF Sun Dome? Alt-rock station 97X has you covered. The popular emo-pop-punk group will headline the free 97X Shindig on Saturday at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. While there's no charge for admission, the Shock Top-sponsored 21-and-up show does require a ticket for entry — and you can get them at a number of ticket drop locations, or by listening to the station. Go to for ticket locations. Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday at 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

2 Going Coastal: Fish Anatomy and Fish Printing: What makes the swordfish the fastest fish in the sea? Why do barracuda have sharp teeth? On Saturday, you can learn about fish fins, shapes, gills and more. Bring a blank T-shirt, reusable bag or other item to decorate with fish printing following the lesson. The session, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, is suitable for all ages at the Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. It's free, but registration is required at (727) 582-2100.

3 Eat at Joe's Lunch and Concert Series: This free monthly summer lunch concert series continues in the Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in downtown Tampa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Ray Gurka, a solo acoustic performer, will play, and the food trucks Michelle Faedo's on the Go, Nate Paul's Q4U and Smoothin and Shaken will be there. Nearby restaurants will have grab-and-go lunches available. The square is at the corner of Pierce and Madison streets.

4 Author Talk: Novelist Patricia Engel will discuss and sign her novel, It's Not Love, It's Just Paris, at Inkwood Books at 7 p.m. Friday. The novel, about a young American woman staying in a Parisian boardinghouse who falls for the quiet son of an infamous politician, made the recommended summer reading guides of the Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York and Flavorwire. The South Tampa bookstore is at 216 S Armenia Ave.

5 Biking for Brews: The Running for Brews social club is hosting a more relaxed afternoon of exercising and socializing on Saturday. The group will meet up at 11 a.m. at the Avenue, 330 First Ave. S in St. Petersburg and pedal to Peg's Cantina in Gulfport. After the riders have tasted their share of craft brews there and fueled up, the group will cruise back for about a 12-mile round trip. Free.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 Aug. 8-15 08/05/13 [Last modified: Monday, August 5, 2013 4:15pm]
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