Make us your home page
Instagram

5 things to do under $5 June 20-27

1 Go Skateboarding Day: The Apollo Beach Skate Park and the Brandon Skate Park combine their first anniversary with a Go Skateboarding Day celebration that includes free food, giveaways and a best trick contest. It's all free at the Brandon Skate Park, 5720 Providence Road, Riverview, from noon to 2 p.m. Friday; and at the Apollo Beach Skate Park, 664 Golf and Sea Blvd., Apollo Beach, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

2 Fritzy Brothers One-Man Circus: He swallows fire, juggles and pedals a unicycle around the library shelves. Yes, quiet time will be suspended at several Tampa libraries this week when Fritzy, also known as Steve Lombardo, juggles a basketball, baseball and Tic Tac breath mint or conducts a volunteer cowbell band. The shows are free and aimed at ages 5 to 12 at Charles Fendig Public Library, 3903 W Neptune St., Tampa, at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Also Jimmie B. Keel library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., at 2:30 p.m. Friday; Seffner-Mango Branch Library, 410 N Kingsway Road, Seffner, at 3 p.m. Tuesday; and Temple Terrace Library, 202 Bullard Parkway, Temple Terrace, at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

3 Author talks: Just in time to settle in for some beach reads, a number of authors will make stops in the Tampa Bay area this week. On Saturday, Diana Gabaldon, the author of the bestselling Outlander series will be signing her latest, Outlander: 20th Anniversary Edition, from 2 to 3:50 p.m. at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Also Saturday, Jack Woodville London, the grandnephew of adventure writer Jack London, will read from and sign copies of his French Letters series. He will be at the Old Tampa Book Company, 507 N Tampa St., Tampa, at noon Saturday. On Friday, George Packer of the New Yorker will sign copies of his latest book The Unwinding, a narrative look at a cross-section of Americans, including Tampa families impacted by the financial and real estate crisis, at the Oxford Exchange, 2420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, at 7 p.m. Friday. Today at Inkwood in Tampa, Beatriz Williams — whose novel Overseas made NPR's list of "Summer's Hidden Gems" in 2012 — will discusses and sign her latest, A Hundred Summers, at 7 p.m. And on June 27, Lori Roy, who won an Edgar Award for Best First Novel, will discuss and sign her latest suspense novel, Until She Comes Home. She will be at Inkwood Books in South Tampa at 7 p.m.

4Balcony-to-Backstage Tours: Take a guided tour of Tampa Theatre, built in 1926, which includes a demonstration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ and the old movie house's secrets, stories, art and architecture. The tour at 11 a.m. Saturday benefits Tampa Theatre's restoration and operations. $5, $2 ages 2-12, Tampa Theatre members/1 and younger free. Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8982.

5 Waterfront Bike Tour: Take a 25-mile bicycle ride to explore Oldsmar's sparkling waterfront parks. Helmets are required and riders must maintain a speed of 12 to 16 mph. It's free. Meet at Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor, at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. (727) 415-8993.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 June 20-27 06/19/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:59pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 29-June 4

    Events

    Memorial Day: Among the free events paying tribute to fallen soldiers today is the Bay Pines VA Memorial Day Ceremony in St. Petersburg, with speakers including Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Charlie Christ, musical performances, a rifle salute and taps. (727) 319-6479 . The Florida National Cemetery …

    Young blonde boy carrying an American Flag over a wooden Bridge.
  2. Fans in Florida and beyond won't forget Gregg Allman

    Music & Concerts

    The end can come quickly for those who live fast and live hard, who create worlds with their talent and sometimes come close to throwing them away.

    This Oct. 13, 2011 file photo shows Gregg Allman performs at the Americana Music Association awards show in Nashville, Tenn. On Saturday, May 27, 2017, a publicist said the musician, the singer for The Allman Brothers Band, has died. (AP Photo/Joe Howell, File)
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 28

    Events

    Alabama: The country music all-timers hit the road for the Southern Drawl tour with openers, the Charlie Daniels Band. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $26-$86. (813) 301-2500.

    Handout photo of Alabama, performing 5/28/17 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Credit: Alan Messer
  4. Find serenity at Grand Cayman Island's Cemetery Beach

    Travel

    GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND

    Hey, cruisers, if you've been to Hell and back, snuggled with the stingrays and taken photos with the turtles at the Cayman Turtle Centre, you might be looking for something different on your next trip. (Guilty!)

    Good snorkeling can be found off shore at Cemetery Beach in Grand Cayman.
  5. Karen Bail, who helped Gibbs kids get to Broadway, retires

    Stage

    ST. PETERSBURG — When neatnicks retire, they leave no trace behind. Their desks are clean, like a runway after the plane has taken off.

    Karen Bail warms up seniors Jonathan O’Brien, left, as Juan Peron and Addam Setzer as Che Guevara before the dress rehearsal of Evita in April.