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5 things to do under $5 March 14-20

1 MOSI After Dark: The food trucks are rolling back to MOSI for this food truck rally Friday night as part of the date-night-worthy MOSI After Dark series, where you can jump on a zip line or climb the Sky Trail Ropes Course. Admission to the food truck rally is free, and it's just $5 to check out the MOSI exhibits. The newly opened Sea Monsters Revealed exhibition, however, is regular price at $18.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors and $12.95 for ages 2-12. It runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. in Tampa. mosi.org.

2 Fit4AllKidsVille Reopens: The area for hands-on lessons in health, safety and fitness at Great Explorations has been revamped, and there will be free admission Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the grand reopening. There will be special health and fitness programs that day on the second floor of the museum. You can make the perfect healthy meal at the Kids Cafe, check in at the All Kids Doctors Office for fun interac­tive games, get physical in the Fitness Zone and try out your dance steps with Dance Dance Revolution. Great Explorations Children's Museum is at 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg.

3 Bellini and the Sultan: A Comedy in Istanbul: See a staged reading of this show by local playwright Ed Stevens, one of the 2013 winners of Stageworks' Breaking New Ground Playwrights Competition. It's at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Stageworks Theatre Channelside, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $5; $3 students and seniors.

4 Treasure Island Spring Fling and Carnival: This four-day fest dubbed "The Greatest Show on Surf" will have carnival rides, midway games, live entertainment and lots of food vendors today through Sunday. On Saturday at 2 p.m. the Michael Allman Band, with the look-alike son of rock and roll icon Greg Allman, takes the stage, and at 8 p.m. country hitmakers Sawyer Brown (Step That Step, Some Girls Do) perform before the fireworks go off at 9:30. It's free admission, and you can get ride wristbands for $20 at Treasure Island beach, 10400 Gulf Blvd.

5 Chalk Walk: This wash-away art festival Friday through Sunday in Hyde Park Village will have more than 50 chalk and plein air artists covering the sidewalks with original works of art and compete for $3,000 in cash prizes. The Tampa Bay Times and tbt* Chalk Tail Party on Friday night features a performance by 10th Concession. Ms. Lisa's Dance and Ted Wray will perform Saturday; Grey Beard will perform Sunday. Busch Gardens' animal ambassadors will be there Saturday. The festival runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Free at Hyde Park Village in South Tampa, 1621 W Snow Circle.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 March 14-20 03/13/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 3:55pm]
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