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5 things to do under $5 Feb. 11-17: Chinese New Year party, USF public art tour

1 Chinese New Year: Celebrate the year of the monkey by trying your hand at traditional Chinese crafts and activities at this celebration in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, on Saturday. There will be colorful Chinese exhibits, lion and dragon dances, kung fu and Chinese instrument demonstrations, as well as food samples and vendors 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It's free, though wristbands will be required for some children's activities.

2 USF Public Art Walking Tour: The University of South Florida was recognized in Public Art Review magazine in 2008 as one of the top 10 universities for on-campus public art collections. At noon Friday (weather permitting) you can join Sarah Howard, USF curator of public art, on a walking tour of selected works in the campus collection. Learn about the history of the program, and the artists and collaborators who created the site-specific works. The tour is free and starts at the USF Contemporary Art Museum, 3821 Holly Drive, Tampa. (813) 974-2849.

3 Play Ball Day: At this free event at Tropicana Field promoting youth baseball and softball, the first 1,000 kids will receive a Rays Superhero Cape T-shirt. There will also be baseball instruction, inflatable games, jugglers, face painters, stilt walkers and former Rays pitcher Andy Sonnanstine and catcher Mike DiFelice. It runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 825-3242.

4 Depression Glass Club Sale: Tinted glassware often used as customer giveaways from the 1920s to the 1940s is a favorite of collectors, and this weekend the Sparking Clearwater Depression Glass Club's 37th annual sale features national dealers offering collectible glass, china, dinnerware, kitchenware and books. There will be $1,000 worth of door prizes, as well as glass repair and identification services available. Admission is $5, good for both 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo.

5 Bay Life Art Show: See the work of nine local wildlife artists set up not far from their muses at the Tampa Bay Watch Marine and Education Center, 3000 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde. The gallery is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and there will be artist demonstrations, food trucks and activities throughout the day, including a free yoga class at 10 a.m. on the lawn overlooking the bay (bring your own mat). At 11 a.m. there will be shell crafting for kids of all ages. All art works will be for sale. Free. (727) 867-8166.

5 things to do under $5 Feb. 11-17: Chinese New Year party, USF public art tour 02/10/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:14am]
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