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5 things to do under $5 Nov. 5-11: Streetcar Live concert, Tampa Bay Home Show, skydivers over 70

1 Streetcar Live: You can take in a live concert Saturday while riding the TECO Line Streetcar in the monthly rolling concert series of bands selected by the Gasparilla Music Festival. This month it's Bath Salt Zombies, an entertaining area band that describes itself as "carnival cabaret freak-grass" — and if you look at their videos at TheBathSaltZombies.com it's a good description. They wear Victorian clothes, play the mandolin, banjo, upright bass and there's a cowbell in there, too, while they perform in black-light makeup and paint for added effect. Check them out on the streetcar from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The fare is $2.50 one way, $5 all day at the stop at Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa (or see a map at tecolinestreetcar.org).

2 Author Lauren Groff: A National Book Award finalist for her novel, Fates and Furies, the writer will begin the afternoon with a talk followed by a Q&A session and book signing at Oxford Exchange in Tampa on Sunday. The Gainesville resident has had short stories published in the New Yorker and the Atlantic Monthly and has drawn favorable views for her novels. Her talk will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free.

3 Tampa Bay Home Show: The largest home show on Florida's west coast brings home improvement experts, along with more than 600 exhibits on home improvement, entertaining and landscaping. Entertainment includes the Tricky Dogs Show at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, "Mr. Green Thumb" Stan DeFreitas at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, as well as seminars, demonstrations, giveaways and do-it-yourself ideas. Free. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

4 Rooftop Sunset Viewing: The Clearwater Main Library's rooftop terrace will be open for sunsets every Tuesday, weather permitting, starting this week at 5:30 p.m. Meet at the first floor grand staircase and proceed to the rooftop terrace for a terrific view of the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the entire city of Clearwater to the east. It's free at 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. (727) 562-4970.

5 Jumpers Over 70: Spectators at Skydive City in Zephyrhills can watch as skydivers age 70 and older attempt to set a new 22-way world record. The 20-person record was set by this same Jumpers Over 70 team in 2013. Skydivers will be coming from California, Montana, throughout the Midwest and several states on the East Coast, ranging in age from 70 to 83. They will start their attempts today and run through the weekend. Things get started at 9 a.m. each day and the team is expected to make five to six jumps per day in the attempt at Skydive City, 4241 Sky Dive Lane, Zephyrhills. Toll-free 1-800-888-5867.

5 things to do under $5 Nov. 5-11: Streetcar Live concert, Tampa Bay Home Show, skydivers over 70 11/03/15 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 4:51pm]
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