Friday, December 15, 2017
Events

5 things to do under $5: 'Willy Wonka' screening, $5 Day at MOSI, spicy food festival

1Willy Wonka: Fans of the late Gene Wilder, above, can find comfort Saturday when the historic Tampa Theatre hosts a free screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The 1971 film, "a dark movie in its own candy-colored way," will be shown on the big screen at 2 p.m. Doors will open at 1. No tickets are required, but patrons are encouraged to arrive early as seating is limited. (813) 274-8982. tampatheatre.org. For another shot at watching the movie, the Madeira Beach Recreation Center had already planned to show Willy Wonka on the rec center field for its movie night at 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Mad Beach Brewing will be selling its Everlasting Gobstopper Cyder.

2$5 Day at MOSI: A special $5 admission day also includes a showing of the movie National Parks Adventure in the IMAX dome theater. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

3I Like it Hot Festival: Heat seekers will find plenty of fiery foods, sauces and salsas at the 16th annual spicy food festival. In addition to shopping there will be a pepper-eating contest, amateur hot sauce and salsa competitions, a hot hula hoop competition, spicy lolly lick-a-thon, whip cracking demonstration, free samples and hundreds of pepper plants for sale. Admission is $5, 12 and younger free at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 423-8433. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

4West Coast Orchid Society Sale: Sales like this one are a great way to find inexpensive orchids and tips from experts. You can wander among the colorful blooms at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center this weekend where the Florida West Coast Orchid Society will have a sale, a wine tasting and experts to answer questions on orchid culture and care 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 at 4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 742-0461.

5Second Screen Cult Cinema: This monthly series of unconventional cult films on Wednesday will be showing Don't Look Now, the 1973 thriller starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland. It includes a notorious sex scene that set off censorship debates. Fans have debated ever since over whether the pair were actually having sex, even though the actors have long denied it. A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday and the screening is at 7 at the Vault, 655 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 382-2976. $5 suggested donation.

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