Make us your home page
Instagram

5 things to do under $5 for Nov. 21-27

1 Gumbo Cookoff: Got roux? Show off a favorite gumbo recipe or taste the contestants' best attempts at this second annual cookoff under the tents at Ricky P's Orleans Bistro in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday. With categories in seafood, game/exotic and chicken and sausage competing for top prize in each category, there's also a People's Choice award. Setup is at noon, cooking begins at 2 p.m. for 5 p.m. judging. For those who just want to taste, a $5 ticket includes samplings and benefits the Voices of the Wetlands, America's Wetland Foundation. Dance to zydeco and Cajun music from the Porch Dogs starting at 7 p.m. Full menu and drink specials also available for purchase. Tastings are $5. The restaurant is at 1113 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

2 Serb Fest: There is a sizable Serbian community in Tampa Bay, estimated at about 20,000 people from the former Yugoslavia, and this festival celebrates the ethnic food, drinks and traditional folklore dancers in a carnival set up at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in mid Pinellas County at 15250 58th St. N, south of Roosevelt Boulevard. There will be lamb and pig roasting in open-air pits, and you can try some gibanica, a popular Balkan pastry, or a cevapcici kebab and be entertained by Serbian dancers and musicians. It runs 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $1 and parking is free.

3 Soapmaking: Learn a pioneer skill that might come in handy for the holidays. Choose colors, scents and textures to customize your own bars of soap. All materials provided. It's 3 p.m. Saturday at Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 893-7326.

4 Tellabration: Members of the Tampa Bay Storytellers' Guild will tell tales tall and small during a celebration of storytelling for grown-ps hosted at more 300 locations around the world. The Tampa Bay edition will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Park Station in Pinellas Park, 5851 Park Blvd. Styles will include traditional folk tales, original stories and personal narratives. $5; $20 for five people.

5 If Music Be the Food: Shakespeare wrote that, "If music be the food of love, play on," and this classical chamber music outreach is a program with the purpose of feeding the hungry in Tampa Bay. Audience members are asked to bring nonperishable food items as the price of admission. The first concert of the series brings together faculty performers from the Eastman School of Music and the University of South Florida School of Music, performers from the Florida Orchestra and the Naples Philharmonic. Food will be donated to Tampa Bay Harvest. The concert is set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. (813) 727-2522.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 for Nov. 21-27 11/19/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:15pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 23

    Events

    Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons: The original Jersey boy himself has produced hits like Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Rag Doll, December '63 and Grease during his long-lasting career both solo and with the Four Seasons. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, …

    Saint PAUL, MN - JULY 25: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons perform at the 2010 Starkey Hearing Foundation 10th Annual "So the World May Hear" Gala at Saint Paul RiverCentre on July 25, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.   (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation) *** Local Caption *** Frankie Valli
  2. Review: Don't miss Israel Horovitz's 'Gloucester Blue' at Jobsite Theater

    Stage

    TAMPA — Sometimes a show comes along that does everything. It engages the senses on every level, tells a story that feels real, and keeps you guessing to the end.

    Ned Averill-Snell (left) plays Latham and Landon Green is Stumpy in Jobsite Theater's Gloucester Blue. Photo by Pritchard Photography.
  3. Review: ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' remake should be left in a corner

    Blogs

    It seems as if nothing is sacred anymore.

    Colt Prattes and Abigail Breslin in ABC's Dirty Dancing remake.
  4. Restaurant review: Tampa wine bar Cru Cellars also a worthy spot to indulge in sophisticated plates

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA -- One of the joys of writing about businesses in a particular market over a long period of time is watching some of them find their footing, mature and blossom. Cru Cellars has seriously come into its own.

    Citrus Panzanella, with blood orange, grapefruit, orange, fennel and crouton, at Cru Cellars in Tampa.
  5. Universal Studios theme park is taking people inside 'The Shining' (w/video)

    Blogs

    It's only May, but Universal Studios is already teasing a big reveal for this year's Halloween Horror Nights: a haunted attraction based on Stanley Kubrick's horror masterpiece The Shining.

    A scene from the film version of "The Shining."