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5 things to do under $5 Jan. 10-17

1Downtown Dunedin Art Festival: One of the better art festivals in the area held on the lovely lane of Main Street in Dunedin, this annual festival draws some high-quality artists, many of whom will be on site with their artwork. It runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

4Shakespeare Festival: It is now week two of this collaboration of local arts organizations honoring the words and ideas of William Shakespeare. Today at 5:30 p.m. at the Dali Museum, students from St. Petersburg College perform vocal selections based on the Bard's dramatic works. It's free. And on Saturday at 1 p.m., the Dali will have a free screening of Prospero's Books, a retelling of The Tempest in a film about an exiled magician finding revenge muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy fall in love. Also this week, though not free, the Dali Museum opens an exhibit of Shakespearean comedies and tragedies as 31 dry point engravings (see Page 25). There are other events running through Jan. 27 at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

3Happy Hour with the Historian: The St. Petersburg Museum of History's new lecture series gets off to a fun start with food historian and author Andy Huse discussing the "Great Cuban Challenge: Florida's Foodways and Customs." Cuban sandwich samples will be provided by Pipo's Cuban Cafe. It's at 6 p.m. tonight at the museum, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $5.

5Herm Edwards: The football analyst and former coach comes five days before Martin Luther King Day to discuss King's legacy as part of the USF Lecture Series. The former head coach of the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs now works as a philanthropist and ESPN analyst. The talk is 8 p.m. Wednesday at the University of South Florida Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free.

2Soggy Doggy Day: The Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex will host its first wet dog party with the pups taking over the heated swimming pool. It starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and entry is $5 per dog (free for owners). No people will be allowed in the pool. There will be vendors, refreshments, competitions and contests, including an owner/dog look-alike contest, fastest swimmer (25 yards), best swimsuit and fastest retriever. It runs until 3:30 p.m. at the complex, 6610 Whiteway Drive.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 Jan. 10-17 01/09/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 7:26pm]
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