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5 things to do under $5 March 23-April 3

1Blast Friday: This monthly street party in downtown Clearwater brings a free concert by country-rock veterans Pure Prairie League, so expect Amie ("What you wanna do?") to get stuck in your head all weekend. The family-friendly celebration will also have vendors, food, activities, contests and entertainment in the 400 block of Cleveland Street. It starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

2Target Tuesday: This monthly price break at the Glazer Children's Museum means it's free to play at the hands-on venue from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, perfect for an after-school or postnap diversion. Admission is normally $15 and $9.50 for kids, so the first Tuesday is a popular draw. The museum is in Curtis Hixon Park at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa.

3Uncooking Class: See what the raw food craze is all about at this class at Whole Foods with healthy eating specialist Curtis Whitwam "cooking" up raw recipes in the store cafe. Register at the store or by emailing It's free at 7 p.m. Friday at 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa,

4TEDx Tampa Bay: Extraordinary thinkers from around the bay area join together for the global webcast "Positive Disruption." Melinda Gates leads the discussion from Seattle, exploring how disruption can be a positive catalyst for change. The live stream will be followed by talks and performances from local artists, musicians and "change agents." Admission is free and light snacks are provided at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

5The Big Damn Comedy Symposium: The local improv group Some Sort of Show and Cigar City Comedy Co-Op put together a panel of improv comics, sketch writers, standups and academics to jam about comedy. There will be performances from each branch of comedy, followed by a roundtable session where the comics will discuss the big ideas behind what they do. It's free to attend at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Roosevelt 2.0, 1812 N 15th St., Tampa.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 March 23-April 3 03/27/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:51am]
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