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5 things to do under $5: Steampunk Christmas, grilled cheese fest, 'snow' in Ybor

The Pinellas Pioneer Settlement is bringing in costume actors for A Steampunk Victorian Christmas on Saturday.

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The Pinellas Pioneer Settlement is bringing in costume actors for A Steampunk Victorian Christmas on Saturday.

1 Steampunk Victorian Christmas: The Pinellas Pioneer Settlement is trying something new this year. There's already an old-timey look thanks to its historic buildings, blacksmith shop and sawmill. This year they are bringing in costumed actors from Wyrd Brothers Productions for a gothic "steampunk" Christmas celebration with a high tea, Old West literature and a boxing match. Costumes are encouraged, naturally, to add to the aesthetic inspired by the 19th-century steam-powered era. Get free admission with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy; otherwise admission is $3, $1 children, 2 and younger free 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg.

2 Snow on Seventh Holiday Parade: Cheer on as floats, nearly 20 marching bands and Santa parade while snowflakes fall on Seventh Avenue on Ybor City. Pre-parade entertainment starts at 6 p.m. Saturday and there is $5 special event parking in city garages. Free. Seventh Avenue between 15th and 17th streets, Tampa. (813) 247-2555.

3 "Nice List" Party: Tampa Theatre is hosting a free community party with cookies, cocoa and a screening of Elf, starring Will Ferrell. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dec. 14. Go to t ampatheatre.org/events/elf and click "buy tickets" to print free admission vouchers. 711 Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8982.

4 Second Screen Cult Cinema: This month's offering in this unconventional cult film series is The Night of the Hunger, the 1955 film noir directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. It wasn't a big hit when it came out, but it now ranks as one of the scariest movies of all time, said late film critic Roger Ebert, "with one of the most unforgettable of villains." A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 and the movie begins at 7 p.m. at the Vault, 655 N Franklin St., Tampa. $5 suggested donation.

5 St. Pete Grilled Cheese Festival: The cobblestone courtyard at Ferg's Sports Bar, 1320 Central Ave., will be filled with food trucks selling gourmet grilled cheese and desserts for this pet-friendly festival with music by the Black Honkeys and Jah Movement. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free.

5 things to do under $5: Steampunk Christmas, grilled cheese fest, 'snow' in Ybor 12/07/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 4:02pm]
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