Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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5 things to do under $5: Kids Day, Pokemon turns 20, stars of 'Moonshiners'

1 Pokémon party: It began with playing cards tucked neatly inside plastic sleeves, then as a franchise for the original Game Boy. Pokémon has blown up the Internet with the new app for smartphones. Now Pokémon is firmly a pop culture icon, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year just to make you feel old. Barnes & Noble will celebrate with games, photos with characters and giveaways at 213 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, starting at 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. (813) 871-2228.

2 'Moonshiners' Mark and Digger: Mark Ramsey and "Digger" Manes from the hit Discovery Channel show Moonshiners will be at Universal Fine Wine and Spirits in Holiday on Saturday for samples of Sugarlands Shine, the moonshine and whiskey produced by their distillery in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Then, get a spot in line to purchase a bottle and have it autographed by the Tennessee moonshine legends. 21 and older only. Free from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at 1542 U.S. 19 N, Holiday. (727) 937-8330.

3 Kids Day: Antsy kids can have fun in the air-conditioned Tampa Convention Center with slot car racing, face painting, crafts, a petting zoo, samples, games and a meet and greet with Peyton List (Emma in Disney Channel's Jessie and Bunk'd.) Free (fees for some activities) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. (727) 563-8851.

4 Dive-In Movies: The Epicurean Hotel hosts an evening of poolside music and movie trivia and a screening of Hot Tub Time Machine 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Food and cocktails will be available for purchase. Entry is free, $5 parking at Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (855) 829-2536.

5 Archives Awareness Week: They really need a sexier name for this week that gives local archivists and history buffs a chance to see the area's many collections and exhibits. On Friday, the Tampa Bay History Center will offer free admission noon-5 p.m. and a panel at 3 p.m. featuring local historian Gary Mormino, retired Judge E.J. Salcines and History Center curator Susan Greenbaum in a panel on Tampa's Hispanic history. The panel will be followed by a happy hour with birthday cake to celebrate Tampa's birthday. The History Center is at 801 Old Water St., Tampa.

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