Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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5 things to do under $5 March 24-30: Free food for toga wearers, Shakespeare, Atlanta Rhythm Section

1Underwater Egg Hunt and Spring Festival: This oh-so-Florida way to celebrate Easter on Saturday brings a chance for kids to dive into the pool at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center to hunt for Easter eggs. Stay to play afterward at the Spring Festival in nearby Horan Park, where there will be food, a bounce house and a touch-a-truck. The Underwater Egg Hunt costs $4 per child, and the Spring Festival is free. Children are encouraged to bring mesh bags to gather their eggs. It starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the pool at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. (727) 363-9264. There are loads more "egg-stravaganzas" (and we counted at least six such punny hunts this year) and more events this Easter weekend. See Page 6 for more and online at tampabay.com/holiday.

2Blast Friday: There's a concert by the Atlanta Rhythm Section at this free family-friendly celebration in downtown Clearwater. There will also be unique vendors, fun foods, family activities and contests. It runs 5:30-10 p.m. Friday on the 400 Block of Cleveland Street in Clearwater.

3Wear a toga: How far will you go to get free stuff? Tampa Bay area Little Greek restaurants are putting your embarrassment level to the test by celebrating Greek Independence Day on Friday by offering free food to toga-wearing customers. Don a bedsheet between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and get a free mini-Greek salad with char-grilled chicken breast and a free piece of baklava (while supplies last). Not brave enough to wear a toga? Get the same mini-Greek salad with chicken (valued at $7.48) for $5. See locations at littlegreekfreshgrill.com.

4Tampa Shakespeare Festival: Running through April 3, this free festival in Tampa's Water Works Park features alternating performances of the Bard's comedic war of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing, and Richard III (House of Cards fans take note, the addictive show owes a good dose of its drama to Richard III spiced with a dash of Macbeth,) This week you can see Much Ado today and Saturday at 6 p.m. and ruthless Richard Friday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Bring something to sit on to watch the outdoor performances in the park at 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. (813) 551-1564. Find the lineup at tampashakesfest.org.

5Strawberry U-Pick: Take advantage of living near the strawberry capital of the East Coast. On Saturday you can get some late-season strawberries for next to nothing, and help the Hillsborough County 4-H and area food banks. It will be 50 cents per quart at Fancy Farms, County Line Road, Plant City. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (813) 477-8332.

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