Monday, June 18, 2018
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5 things to do under $5 May 19-25: Ramones tribute, story time, cultural festival

1Ramones Tribute: For the 12th year, Dunedin Brewery will play host to a bevy of bands Blitzkrieg Bopping their way through the Ramones catalog Saturday. Acts range from ska rockers Saganaki Bomb Squad to horror-punks Boney Fiend to the all-girl punk band Doll Parts. The lineup this year also includes Lazaras, Pig Pen, Pretty Voices and Double D Combo. No cover but it's 21 and older only after 9 p.m. at 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 736-0606. dunedinbrewery.com.

2Pint of Science: Tampa Bay's professors, researchers and industry scientists, mostly from the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center, have once again signed up to give talks to laymen in local pubs Monday through Wednesday for the annual Pint of Science festival. There are talks Monday at 7 p.m. at the Amsterdam, 1049 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, on hearing repair, language technology and post-stroke brain repair. That same night in Tampa's Mermaid Tavern, 6719 N Nebraska Ave., you can learn about antibiotic resistance. Find more than a dozen talks at a variety of taverns at pintofscience.us. Click on Tampa for the lineup. Tickets are $5, and some of them are filling up fast because space is limited.

3ThankoRama Storytime: Take the little ones for a reading of The Thank You Book, the last of the Elephant and Piggie book series for early readers from Caldecott winner Mo Willems. There will be arts and crafts and selfie-worthy cutouts of the characters at 11 a.m. Saturday. Free. Barnes & Noble Tyrone, 2501 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 384-5200.

4Live and Local Series: This free music series on the Riverwalk by the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts highlights local artists. Saturday at 5:45 p.m. brings Dean Johanesen, whose acoustic guitar-driven fare calls on Spanish rumba-style instrumentals, speakeasy-era Americana and swinging hot club jazz. It's free on the riverfront patio, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

5World Day Festival of Cultural Diversity: This multicultural festival at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club on Saturday acknowledges the day set aside by the United Nations to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity. It will celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander heritage and Older Americans Month with ethnic foods, folk music and dance performed by Russian, Serbian, German, Dominican, Panamanian and other groups, as well as crafts and vendors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg.

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