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5 things to do under $5 in Tampa Bay: St. Petersburg ArtWalk, ‘PAW Patrol’ at the mall

What else? Cars & Cigars at 81Bay Brewing Co., a showcase of toy trains in Brooksville and ‘Saving Claire’ at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center.
Art lovers and musicians take their time strumming and strolling on the sidewalk for St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk in 2014. [Tampa Bay Times]
Published Sep. 11
Updated Sep. 11

1. Second Saturday ArtWalk: Always a lively night in downtown St. Petersburg, art venues from the waterfront to the Warehouse Art District stay open late and show off their latest works. In addition, there are two arty night markets from 5 to 10 Saturday. The Guerrilla Art Market will highlight local art with exhibits, a silent auction, music, a cash bar and live demos at 2133 Second Ave. S. And Daddy Kool Records will host a Saturday Night Market at its new location at 2430 Terminal Drive S. There will be music from Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes and art by Marianne Wysocki as you shop among the vendors in the parking lot market. Free. Find a map of all the participating galleries at stpeteartsalliance.org.

2. PAW Patrol: Two Westfield malls will welcome Chase and Marshall from the hit Nickelodeon kiddie show PAW Patrol, and the first 200 kids get a free “secret gift.” There will be arts and crafts, face painting and games. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Westfield Citrus Park, 8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Westfield Brandon, 459 Brandon Town Center. Free.

3. Cars & Cigars: Bring your car, truck or bike to show it off. The huge taproom of 81Bay Brewing Co. will be filled with shiny muscle cars, hot rods and classics to check out. Free, food and drink additional. 2 p.m. Saturday. 4465 W Gandy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 837-2739.

4. Regal Railways Toy Train and Collectible Show: Kids can check out a running train layout as collectors shop among vendors selling various model trains, toys and die-cast cars. $5, 12 and younger free. 9 a.m. Saturday. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (727) 244-1341.

5. Saving Claire: Last year, the Pinellas County Falls Prevention Coalition put on a live play detailing the story drawn from the family of a Clearwater playwright about a woman whose life totally changed after she fell. Now it’s a documentary that aims to make seniors more aware of why falls happen, and how smart and inexpensive ways to prevent them can avoid the estimated $30,000 average cost that comes with a fall. The screening Sunday includes audience participation, a photo booth, demonstrations, food and giveaways. A second screening is Sept. 25 at Eckerd College. It’s free but you have to register at thrivinginplace.net. 2 p.m. Sunday. Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. (727) 536-7076.


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