1 Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day: How far would you go to get a free meal? If you are willing to strap on some udders and hooves, you can visit any Chick-fil-A restaurant on Friday. The rules are that if you're dressed as a cow from head to hoof you'll be rewarded with a free meal. But even a partial costume receives a free entree. The real shocker is if you show up without a costume on Friday, you will likely stand out as the only one. This annual cow appreciation day draws a lot of fans and creativity. Find a location at chick-fil-a.com.
2 Wayne's World: The Dalí Museum hosts a free Movies on the Patio night of cult movies again, and on Tuesday it's the oddball comedy Wayne's World with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as two slacker friends with a basic cable show and Rob Lowe as a sleazy TV exec. Movie-inspired costumes are encouraged, and there will be games and food trucks on site. The museum galleries are closed. It starts at 7 p.m. at 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.
3 Hot Cuban Nights In Tampa: You can see the opening of this exhibition from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nuance Galleries, which has purchased the work of 15 Cuban artists who previously traveled the U.S. The collection of about 300 pieces varies from traditionalist to modern paintings, and original woodblock prints spanning from the 1960s through 2000. As part of the exhibition, University of Tampa professor Denis Rey will give a talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Cuban culture and art. The exhibition will be on display through Sept. 1. Free. Nuance Galleries is at 804 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 875-0511.
4 Brews and Bites: This monthly party at the 360-degree waterfront bar at the Sail Pavilion on the Tampa Riverwalk features a fleet of food trucks, live music and craft beers. From 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, the food trucks I Wanna Wok, Burger Culture, Alaska Mike's and others will be on hand at 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 373-1193.
5 Dunedin Orange Festival: This old-fashioned festival celebrates the fruit that made Florida famous, with orange juice samples, a family fun zone, games, entertainment, live music and a mojo cook-off competition with citrus-infused mojo pork dishes. It's free admission, but for $10 guests can sample the mojo creations and vote for People's Choice. Orange Fest after dark features craft beers and wine after 4 p.m., sunset at the marina, live music and local food vendors. It runs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Edgewater Park, 51 Main St., Dunedin.
Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer