Sunday, May 20, 2018
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5 things to do under $5 May 22-28

1 Friday Flight Tampa International Airport's monthly concert and local entertainment series is always free and open to the public in the main terminal between Airsides A and C. If you like '80s and '90s punk such as the Ramones and other power chord pop, check out Doll Parts on Friday. Breaking out of their usual downtown dive scene, they promise to bring their raucous brand of girl rock for some pre-flight entertainment 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday. (813) 870-8700.

2Bringing Up Baby The Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff will be at St. Petersburg's Weedon Island Preserve from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday to talk about the extra care needed for their young animals. Guests can see a whale's "baby bottle," learn how to make dolphin formula and view footage of otter pups learning to swim. Suitable for all ages. It's free, but registration is required at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 453-6500.

3 Meet the Highwaymen artist The Florida Highwaymen, the name given to dozens of African-American landscape artists in Florida, were famously self-taught. They painted landscapes and made a living selling them door-to-door throughout Florida from the mid 1950s through the 1980s. As no galleries would accept their work, they sold them along roadsides, creating what has been called the last great American art movement of the 20th century. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Florida Highwaymen artist Robert Lewis will give a live demonstration of his painting style. Original paintings and prints will be available for sale at Antiques & Uniques, 530 Alt. U.S. 19, Palm Harbor. (727) 216-6216. Free.

4 Blood for movies Every weekend this summer from 1 to 6 p.m. you can get a free movie ticket when you donate blood at the blood mobile set up in the parking lot of the Regal Park Place Stadium 16 theater, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. All donors get a $5 coupon for Outback Steakhouse, and if you donate blood two times between now and Aug. 31, you can also get a free lunch treat from Outback.

5 Friday Extra Concert Series There's a free concert by the popular high-stepping Distinguished Men of Brass and openers Duo Vida at 7 p.m. Friday in Tampa's Lowry Park. The band, known a D.Mo' Brass to their fans, is a brass band that got its start as a funky marching band in Busch Gardens and wowed the judges on America's Got Talent. Bring blankets, low back chairs, coolers and dogs on leashes for this outdoor concert at 7525 N Boulevard, Tampa. (813) 274-8221.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

 
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