Friday, December 15, 2017
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5 things to do under $5 Dec. 1-7: Streetcar concert, snow play, Train Weekend

1Streetcar Live: This month's segment of concerts performed live on the TECO Line Streetcar System is an evening of hip-hop with Mike Mass, the New York-born MC and producer, with Demi Nova, Asher and Vern Senior. 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. Trolley fare is $2.50 one way, $5 all day. (813) 254-4278.

2Snow time: There are four ways for Florida kids to play in snow this weekend. Saturday's Snowfest and Santa Parade in St. Petersburg brings 65 tons of snow to North Straub Park at Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive starting at 10 a.m. $5 wristband needed for some activities. Friday at 5 p.m. brings Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs with a free snow play area on Orange Street between Safford and N Pinellas avenues. A giant snow slope will be at Oldmar's Christmas Wonderland opening at 6 p.m. Friday in R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W. Tierra Verde Christmas Tree Lighting at 4 p.m. Saturday promises snow sledding at 1110 Pinellas Bayway S.

3Rudolph's Miracle on Cleveland Street: There will be "falling snow" of the soapy variety at this block party on the 300 block of Clearwater's Cleveland Street. But there also will be a free concert by 1980s new-wavers the Fixx (One Thing Leads to Another), a skating rink, horse and carriage rides, pictures with Santa, carolers, face painting, a balloon artist, inflatables and a giant gingerbread house. It's free, but some activities require an $8 wristband. 5 p.m. Saturday.

4Taste of Science: This speaker series (formerly Pint of Science) kicks off Dec. 8 to bring scientists into local pubs for talks in an informal setting. Next Thursday is "The Science Behind the News," inspired by this year's top news stories, from water pollution to the Zika virus. Learn about the science behind these stories from 7-9 p.m. at C. 1949, a new pub near Seminole Heights at 6905 N Orleans Ave., Tampa. $5. These talks often are sold out, so getting tickets in advance is recommended. tasteofscience.org.

5Train Weekend: Kids of all ages can ride the miniature trains in Largo Central Park. The ride covers 1.2 miles through the beautiful shady park. The trains run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It's free, but donations for train maintenance are appreciated. 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.

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