Thursday, August 16, 2018
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5 things to do under $5: Streetcar Live, director Ciro Guerra, Pinellas Pork Barbecue Cook-Off and Rodeo

1Streetcar Live: The live music series aboard Tampa's TECO Line Streetcar System returns Saturday. Americana duo Lady and the Bard will play folk, bluegrass and blues for riders from 5 to 7 p.m. Streetcar fare is $2.50 one-way, $5 all day. See tecolinestreetcar.org or catch the trolley at Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa.

2Ciro Guerra: Oscar-nominated director Ciro Guerra will be at Eckerd College this week, with screenings of his films and talk-backs. On Friday, you can see his internationally acclaimed and 2015 Cannes award winner Embrace the Serpent. Shot in black and white, it tells the story of two scientists on the Amazon River in search of a healing plant. Variety called it a "comprehensive critique of the destruction of indigenous cultures at the hands of white invaders." A question and answer session with the director follows the free screening at 7 p.m. Friday at the Eckerd College Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium. Saturday features a deeper discussion with the Colombian director on his career as a filmmaker and his aims as an artist. It is free for the public at 6 p.m. Saturday also at the Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

3Pasco Pet Fest: Bring your well-mannered pooch to the annual festival with food and wine for sale, music, vendors, adoptable pets, auction and a raffle. Benefits the Furbabies Foundation. Free (donations accepted). Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. (813) 996-2113. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

4Pinellas Pork Barbecue Cook-Off and Rodeo: Area amateur barbecue chefs cook up pork butts, ribs or both for prizes. Stick around noon-10 p.m. Saturday for a full rodeo with bull riding, live entertainment, beer, bounce houses, children's rides, a bubble runner and fireworks. Free. England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 369-5747.

5Yes! FAIR: The ninth annual community event for FAIR (Family Abilities Information Rally) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday will have some 200 exhibitors on disability awareness, education and resources in the community. In addition, there will be singing, dancing, music, a picture with Santa, a bounce house, arts and crafts and more. Food trucks on site. Free. All People's Life Center, 6105 E Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 420-7708.

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