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5 things to do under $5 in Tampa Bay this week: Jan. 16-22

Watch a theater organ pro perform or wheelchair rugby, attend a steel drum party and more.
British actor Charlie Chaplin performs on the high wire during the filming of "The Circus." Theater organ virtuoso Tom Hoehn will perform at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center while the film plays on Jan. 17. [AP]
British actor Charlie Chaplin performs on the high wire during the filming of "The Circus." Theater organ virtuoso Tom Hoehn will perform at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center while the film plays on Jan. 17. [AP]
Published Jan. 15

1. Live Organ and Silent Movie: Theater organ virtuoso Tom Hoehn will perform live on a theater organ to accompany the 1927 Charlie Chaplin silent film The Circus on the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center’s Rodgers Infinity organ. Hoehn’s performance there in May was a huge hit when he accompanied the Buster Keaton silent film The General. $5 donation suggested. 7 p.m. Friday. 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W, Sun City Center. (813) 362-0956.

Theater organ virtuoso Tom Hoehn is classically trained and works as a church organist in the greater Tampa Bay area. [United Methodist Church of Sun City Center]

2. Wheelchair Rugby Tournament: Six teams from the United States and Canada will compete in the most popular wheelchair sport in the world, wheelchair rugby, which is featured at the Paralympics and has the nickname “murder ball.” Free. 11 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday, with the championship game at noon Sunday. All People’s Life Center, 6105 E Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 744-5978.

The Tampa Generals play the Denver Harlequins during the Tampa International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament in 2018. [Tampa Bay Times (2018)]

3. Party Under the Lights: There will be dancing in the street in Pass-a-Grille, plus food vendors, arts and crafts, beer, wine and sodas for sale. Steel drums sound off from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by the Impacs from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Paradise Grille, 900 Gulf Way. (727) 954-8957.

4. Susan B. Anthony: Failure Is Impossible: There will be many celebrations of women’s suffrage in 2020, its 100th anniversary. After a hard-fought series of votes in the U.S. Congress and in state legislatures, the Nineteenth Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution on Aug. 18, 1920. Re-enactor Linda McKenney presents Susan B. Anthony and the story of equal rights and the women’s suffrage movement. Free. 6 p.m. Tuesday. SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. (813) 273-3652.

5. Florida Manatee Festival: The sea cow that made Crystal River famous will be celebrated at the 33rd annual event that features entertainment on three stages. There will also be a kids zone, numerous fine art and craft vendors, food trucks, two food courts and free bus tours to Three Sisters Springs, where you can see dozens of manatees enjoying the spring water. Manatee boat tours will be offered from the city pier ($10, $5 for ages 6-12, free for 5 and younger). Festival admission is $5, 12 and younger free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Downtown Crystal River, U.S. 19 and Citrus Avenue.

A manatee swims near the entrance to Three Sisters Springs on Kings Bay in Citrus County in 2014. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2014)]


  1. Joe Diffie will perform at the Dallas Bull in Tampa on May 15. [Derrek Kupish]
  2. FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Disney CEO Robert Iger arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", in Los Angeles  The Walt Disney Co. has named Bob Chapek CEO, replacing Bob Iger, effective immediately, the company announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.  (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, FIle) [JORDAN STRAUSS  |  Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP]
  3. Two firms have acquired majority ownership of Univision Communications Inc., the largest provider of Spanish-language television in the U.S. [Miami Herald]
  4. Downtown St. Petersburg's Watergarden Inn at the Bay houses a new popup restaurant called the Kitchen at Watergarden. [Courtesy of the Kitchen at Watergarden]
  5. Carlos Santana will perform with Earth, Wind and Fire at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Aug. 29.
  6. Customers gather at conservative themed coffee shop Conservative Grounds in Largo during the soft opening on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. [Courtesy of Amanda Makki for Congress]
  7. Comic and podcaster Joe Rogan in a scene from his Netflix special "Joe Rogan: Triggered." [Miikka Skaffari/Netflix]
  8. The second annual Tampa Taco Fest will return on Feb. 29 to Al Lopez Park. [Courtesy of Tampa Taco Fest]
  9. Watermelon salad with feta and mint [MICHELLE STARK  |  Times]
  10. Reba McEntire performs "Fancy" at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13, 2019, in Nashville. [MARK J. TERRILL                       |  AP]
  11. The future site of Green Light Cinema at 221 Second Ave on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in St. Petersburg. The art house theater will be nestled between Pour Taproom and 2nd & Second. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE  |  Times]
  12. The Black Keys will perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Sept. 4. [Alysse Gafkjen]