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5 things to do under $5 March 3-9: Plant Museum's picnic, Sunlit Festival, Screaming Hand show

1SunLit Festival: Now in its second year, this St. Petersburg celebration promises an eclectic 10-day festival of literature with a literary pub crawl, musical performances, a Shakespeare play, a mural creation, poetry readings, discussions, workshops and events for kids at local libraries. It kicks off Friday with eight writers in a "live literary combat" and winds down on March 13 with a Studio@620 showing of a documentary in progress about Beat novelist Jack Kerouac, right, who spent his last years here. Most events are free, though the Kerouac screening is $5. Friday's Lucha Libro literary combat is free, 7-10 p.m., at Bloom Art Center, 910 Fifth Ave. N. Pairs of writers get a prompt and five minutes for spontaneous creation, and the audience picks the winner. For a complete events list and updates, go to sunlitfestival.org.

2IHOP's National Pancake Day: You can get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at IHOP restaurants, and all they ask in return is that you make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network. There's a limit of one stack per person and it's only for dine-in customers. Over the years, this pancake campaign has raised nearly $20 million to support children's hospitals. The goal this year is to raise $3.5 million more. See ihoppancakeday.com.

3Picnic in the Park: Grab some chairs and umbrellas for an old-fashioned picnic full of Victorian sports and games on Sunday. The annual picnic in the park at the Henry B. Plant Museum aims to look like a scene out of Sunday in the Park With George , with games like croquet and badminton and table games including dominoes, checkers, jacks or tiddlywinks. There will be strolling models in vintage clothing, art activities and entertainment including a barber shop quartet and a theatrical performance. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but you need to get there early to stake out a good shady spot. Pack your lunch or plan on hitting one of the food trucks on site. Admission is free, and $1 museum admission will be offered. 401 W Kennedy Blvd., on the campus of the University of Tampa.

4Journalism in the Age of Black Lives Matter: This free talk at Eckerd College at 7 p.m. Tuesday will be led by Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic and author of Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation . Deggans, the former media critic for the Tampa Bay Times , will be talking about the pitfalls and progress made in covering race in America. Free. Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 867-1166.

530 Years of the Screaming Hand: The traveling tribute show to skateboard artist Jim Phillips' iconic Screaming Hand image features the work of 48 artists and an audio tour via smartphone. Westside Skate Shop hosts the grand opening, which features skateboard demonstrations and music by DJ re:Pete and Deadborns. Local artists' homages to "the Hand" are also on display. The exhibit runs through Sunday, and Saturday's party starts at 6 p.m. Entry is $5 at the Bloom Art Center, 910 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

5 things to do under $5 March 3-9: Plant Museum's picnic, Sunlit Festival, Screaming Hand show 03/02/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 10:45am]
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