Friday, June 22, 2018
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5 things to do under $5 May 2-9

1 Music and Movies in the Park: This popular event for dates or a family night in North Straub Park returns for five Thursdays in May with a local music act and a classic movie. It begins tonight with the Americana band Between Bluffs, followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. (Next Thursday brings Sleepless in Seattle and park favorite the John Kelly Band, making its third appearance.) The music starts at 7 p.m., and the films start at dark at the downtown St. Petersburg park on Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive. Free.

2 Beach Goes Pops: Held in picturesque Pass-A-Grille, this weekend of music on the sand is in its 23rd year, with music, an art show and food from local restaurants. Friday will have music from Danfield, Hip Abduction and the Flats running from 4 to 10:30 p.m. On Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m., festivities return with Late Night Brass playing at 7 with its big band, jazzy sound. Additional parking and shuttle service will be available from 4 to 11 p.m. at the county beach park across from the Dolphin Village Shopping Center at 4600 Gulf Blvd. Free.

3 Water Polo Tournament: It's free to watch a dozen teams from the Bahamas and across the country — including the national champions from New York — compete in this water polo tournament at North Shore Pool in St. Petersburg. Sponsored by Brighthouse Networks, the team entry fees benefit Some Place Special, a not-for-profit organization that benefits individuals with special needs. The tournament runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the aquatic center at 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

4 Coyote Ugly 10th Anniversary Party: The bar, with locations worldwide made famous in a movie by the same name, features interactive Coyotes, or bartenders, who can pour a drink, do lots of flip tricks and keep a beat. To celebrate its opening 10 years ago in the heart of Ybor, they are having a toga party with an open bar from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and will be giving away a Carnival cruise and other surprises. There's a $5 cover for anyone under 18, otherwise no cover at 1722 E Seventh Ave., Tampa.

5 Swoop Nationals: Skydive City in Zephyrhills is hosting the national championship of canopy piloting, commonly called "swooping," in conjunction with the U.S. Parachute Association. The event will select the U.S. team to compete at the World Meet of Canopy Piloting in Russia later this year. The swooping pilots will fly their canopies in prearranged maneuvers, showcasing speed, distance and accuracy at speeds of 80 to 100 mph. This weekend will serve as a practice event for most of the competitors, and then national competition starts Wednesday and runs through May 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, weather permitting. Entry for spectators is $5. There will be a snack bar, beer and wine at Skydive City, 4241 Sky Dive Lane, Zephyrhills.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

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