Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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5 things to do under $5 Jan. 21-27: David Bowie movie, best-selling authors, motorcycle expo

1David Bowie Tribute: The Hunger: In tribute to the creativity and life of David Bowie, Tampa Theatre presents a free screening of The Hunger, in which he plays the husband of a vampire who tricks him into believing he will live a blissful immortal life. Bowie co-stars with Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon in the R-rated flick. Tickets are not required, but seating is limited. Free. 9:30 p.m. Friday. 711 Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8982. tampatheatre.org.

2 Writers in Paradise Evening Reading Series: Some fan favorites wrap up this reading series at Eckerd College that comes thanks to the writers conference there. Mystic River writer Dennis Lehane will read from his new novel World Gone By at 8 p.m. Saturday. The other writers include today's reading at 8 p.m. with Laura Williams McCaffrey (Water Shaper ) and poet Peter Meinke (Lucky Bones). Friday brings Stewart O'Nan (West of Sunset ) and Andre Dubus III will read from House of Sand and Fog, both at 8 p.m. The authors will sign books after the readings. All readings include a light reception and book sale in the lobby from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Eckerd College's Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 864-7994. writersinparadise.com.

3Motorcycle Expo and Bike Builder Invitational: Motorcycle builders from across the country compete for best bike at this event with a giant ride-in motorcycle show, wing eating contest, giveaways, vendors, the Miss Full Throttle bikini contest, a burlesque show, three days of live music and a display of custom built motorcycles. Free. 5-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th St N, Clearwater. (813) 814-1424. floridafullthrottle.com.

4Palm Harbor Citrus Festival: This year's festival brings back all the favorites including carnival rides, games, a pageant, demonstrations, kids' crafts and live music. Free (games/rides additional). Historic Downtown Palm Harbor, along Florida Avenue, Palm Harbor. 4 -11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.--11 p.m. Saturday and opens at 11 a.m. Sunday. (727) 784-4287.

5Sunshine Postcard Club Show: Postcard dealers from throughout Florida will be selling, buying and appraising this weekend in Tampa. According to Collectors Weekly, postcards became popular at the turn of the 20th century, and still are sought today by collectors of pop culture, photography, wartime memorabilia and local history. With vintage postcards, subject matter, condition, and rarity, plus general desirability and demand determine value. The local club's winter show and sale, open to the public, is Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tampa Stadium Hotel, 4750 N. Dale Mabry Highway. $3; parking is free. (941) 753-8794.

 
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