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5 things to do under $5 July 17-23

1 Dive-in Movie: Everything is awesome when they play The Lego Movie poolside Friday at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center. The Olympic-sized pool has a spray play area for kids and two large water slides. Bring your noodles, floats and chairs for movie watching. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the movie starts after sunset at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. $4.

2 Tampa Bay Home Show: Featuring hundreds of home specialists all in one location, you can find everything from furniture to decorating ideas to landscaping, remodeling and interior design. Home improvement experts will give talks and demonstrations. It runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Free admission and parking.

3 Rock Against Cancer: Area rockers come together to raise money to benefit local cancer causes. Bands include Nerds Raging, Slade and the Wasters, Old Tuners-n-Punk Rock Duders, ShinraCo, Trash Can and Unity Rise. They will be playing at Fubar, 658 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, starting at 7 p.m. Saturday. $5.

4 Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival: Pianists from 19 countries will visit the University of South Florida for this second annual piano festival at the USF School of Music in Barness Hall. Founded by renowned Steinway artist Rebecca Penneys, the festival includes an international faculty and wide-ranging classes. It started earlier this week and runs through August with numerous free concerts. At 4 p.m. Friday, Enrico Elisi and Penneys will perform works by Satie, Liszt, Chopin and more. There are also concerts at 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the concert hall at 3755 USF Holly Drive, Tampa. For a full schedule, visit

5 Art in the PARC: This is the seventh year for this art show, which benefits local artists with disabilities. It will take place in the Duke Energy lobby from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at 299 First Ave. N in St. Petersburg. There will be more than 1,000 pieces of artwork and jewelry created by PARC artists with developmental disabilities as well as food, refreshments and music. PARC artists will be on hand to meet guests and discuss their work. Free. (727) 341-6903.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 July 17-23 07/15/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:38pm]
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