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5 things to do under $5 July 24-30

1 Dalí and Beyond Film Series: This week the surreal film series shows the Fantastic Mr. Fox, a stop-motion animated feature about a wily fox who outsmarts three feeble-minded farmers resorting to extreme tactics to protect their chickens. Stars the voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep. Not sure what makes the PG-rated film surreal, but maybe it's the quirky auteur director Wes Anderson. It's free at 1 p.m. Saturday in the lobby of the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. Regular admission applies if you want to visit the galleries.

2 Flip Flop Fourth Fridays: If you think you've had a rough week, just think about your dog. All that anxious waiting for you to come home from work, vigorous tail-wagging when you do, guilt over that little oops in the corner. On Friday you can both shake if off at a street party in Madeira Beach, which this month features a dog-friendly Hawaiian Luau and Beach Paw-ty, with best tropically dressed dog, limbo and tropical T-shirt contests. You'll also find the usual music, live performers, food and alcoholic drinks. Starts at 6 p.m. between Gulf Boulevard and 150th Avenue N. Admission is free, but food and drink costs extra. (727) 674-1464.

3 Campfire Tales: Barley Mow Brewing Company teams up with local storytellers from Wordier than Thou for a night of local myths, legends and lore — all made better with $1 off selected drafts. The event is technically free, but it would be nice to give a $5 donation for the storytellers. Starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the brewing company, 518 West Bay Drive, Largo. (727) 584-7772.

4 Christmas in July, Part I: If you secretly loved those Christmas in July movies on the Hallmark Channel recently, then here ya go: a Christmas-themed water ski show. Santa in a Speedo! Uh, no. This is part of the weekly series with skiers 6 to 60 doing barefoot, jump, ballet and pyramid acts. It's free at 6 p.m. Saturday at Tower Lake, 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar. (727) 480-9365.

5 Christmas in July, Part II: Call it Christmas in July if you want, but we see it as sweet relief. When it's a gazillion degrees outside, cool off on the ice with music, games, prizes, giveaways and a group skating lesson. All for $2 from 4:45 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Tampa Bay Skating Academy, 255 Forest Lakes Blvd. N, Oldsmar. Registration required by Friday. (813) 854-4010.

Kelly Smith, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 July 24-30 07/21/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:33pm]
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