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5 things to do under $5: MacDill Day, surreal Disney film at the Dalí

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1MacDill Day: You can get free admission to the Tampa Bay History Center on Sunday when it celebrates the 75th anniversary of MacDill Air Force Base with displays of MacDill artifacts and World War II era re-enactors. Kids can meet and take photos with Blue, the Tampa Yankees' mascot. Everyone gets free Tampa Yankees souvenirs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. (813) 228-0097. For more MacDill, the John F. Germany Public Library in downtown Tampa will have presenters discussing the base's contributions during WWII and its influence on the local economy Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

2Alice in Wonderland: This week's free flick in the Dalí and Beyond Film Series is Disney's Alice in Wonderland, a film that is featured prominently in the museum's current exhibit on Disney and Dalí. When you see the multimedia exhibition about the unlikely alliance between the two artists, the surreal images in Alice in Wonderland make complete sense. See the film for free in the museum's lobby theater Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Dalí Museum, Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE, St. Petersburg. The exhibit runs through June 12. Admission: $24, $22 seniors, $17 students and children ages 13-17, $10 children ages 6-12. (727) 823-3767.

3Free sand sculpting classes: While it costs $10 ($5 for kids; free for 5 and younger) to see the walk-through display of sand sculptures at the Sugar Sand Festival opening this weekend at Clearwater Beach's Pier 60, there are lot of free activities. They include sand sculpting classes (4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday), "speed sculpting" competitions from master sculptors (5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday), fireworks (9 p.m. Saturday) and concerts.

4Friday Extra Concert Series: Tampa's longest running concert series features performances by local artists. This week Shaide Tree opens for the R&B band TruL3gacy. It's free, with concessions available and limited free parking at 7 p.m. Friday, Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. (813) 274-8221.

5Jazz and Poetry Event: Putting some of St. Petersburg's finest talents on display, the Woodson Museum celebrates National Poetry Month with Peter Meinke, poet laureate of Florida, and the Lakewood High School Jazz Band, winners of the 2016 Crescent City Music Festival's high school jazz band contest. It's free at 3 p.m. Sunday at 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 323-1104.

5 things to do under $5: MacDill Day, surreal Disney film at the Dalí 04/13/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 3:13pm]
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