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5 things to do under $5 Feb. 25-March 2: David Cook concert, PolitFact on Super Tuesday

The Gasparilla calendar ends with the Outbound Voyage, where Ye Mystic  Krewe of Gasparilla gives back the key to the city and sails away.

DANIEL WALLACE | Times

The Gasparilla calendar ends with the Outbound Voyage, where Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla gives back the key to the city and sails away.

1 Gasparilla's Outbound Voyage: The epilogue to the epic party known as Gasparilla puts a finishing touch on the festivities as the captain of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla meets with the mayor of Tampa, seeking the return of the key to the city. After a brief interaction, the captain and his mates board the Jose Gasparilla and push off with a final cannon salute launched toward downtown Tampa. And then guess what? Party! It's free admission from 2-10 p.m. Saturday at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa.

2 Folklore: This interview series of creative people in Tampa Bay introduces local artists, musicians, chefs and entrepreneurs. Each event will feature two live interviews with locals from different backgrounds and light snacks. This week's installment at 6:30 p.m. March 2 features chef Ferrell Alvarez, co-owner of Rooster and the Till, and Sarah Howard, curator of public art and social practice at USF's Graphicstudio. $5. Tempus Projects, 4636 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (909) 333-6731.

3 PolitiFact Election Forum: For Super Tuesday, you can join PolitiFact's editors at the Palladium in St. Petersburg to learn how the reporting team makes its rulings. The audience will get a chance to join in by voting from their seats on whether a claim is "Mostly True" or the infamous "Pants on Fire." PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times, and the panel will be moderated by Times editor Neil Brown. General admission tickets are free with an RSVP at PolitiFact.com. VIP tickets for $25 include premium seating, a PolitiFact coffee mug and pre-event reception with coffee and snacks, available at mypalladium.org. The forum starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-8664.

4 Blast Friday with David Cook: This month's family-friendly block party in downtown Clearwater brings a free concert by David Cook, the singer-songwriter and American Idol winner on tour in support of his latest album release Digital Vein, which includes the new single Criminals. It's free from 5:30-10 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of Cleveland Street, Clearwater. rutheckerdhall.com.

5 Black Lives Matter: An Evening With Opal Tometi: A co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Opal Tometi, is giving a free talk Monday at Eckerd College. The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, she is credited with setting up the social media aspects of the movement. She will discuss the movement, and a question and answer session will follow. Free at 7 p.m. Monday. Eckerd College Fox Hall, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 864-7978.

5 things to do under $5 Feb. 25-March 2: David Cook concert, PolitFact on Super Tuesday 02/24/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:11am]
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