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5 things to do under $5 in Tampa Bay this week: Jan. 23-26

Play with pups in Treasure Island or party in Kenneth City, plus get some new ideas to spruce up the house.
Treasure Island will host a grand opening for its new dog park at Roselli Park on Jan. 25. [Courtesy of Tom Germond]
Treasure Island will host a grand opening for its new dog park at Roselli Park on Jan. 25. [Courtesy of Tom Germond]
Published Jan. 22

1. Dog Park Grand Opening: With its large shady oaks and trail-like sidewalk, Rosselli Park in Treasure Island was already a popular place for walking the dog in the Isle of Capri neighborhood. Bring your dog to check out the new John Morroni Memorial Dog Park at the ribbon-cutting ceremony with treats for dogs and humans. Free. 11 a.m. Saturday. Capri Circle S and Second Street E, Treasure Island.

2. Kenneth City Carnival: One of the smallest towns in Pinellas County at about 1 square mile, Kenneth City will set up a carnival in the sprawling parking lot of the now-closed Kmart on 66th Street. There will be midway rides, games and fair food. Parking and admission are free, rides are additional. 5-10 p.m. Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday. Single ticket $1.50; 20 tickets, $30; unlimited ride bands $20-$30. 4501 66th St. N, Kenneth City. Find coupons at

3. Tampa Bay Home Show: If your New Year’s resolution was to get the house in shape, you can get advice from home- improvement experts as you shop more than 600 exhibitor booths at this show with exhibits, giveaways, door prize, seminars and free gifts to the first 1,000 people each day. An expo of the Tampa Bay Times. Free parking and admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-8523.

More than 600 exhibitor booths will be set up for the Tampa Bay Home Show from Jan. 24 to 26 at St. Petersburg's Tropicana Field. [Times (2013)]

4. Perry Oldenburg Hike: This guided hike will lead you through approximately 1.5 miles of scenic trail. Once listed as a mitigation park, Perry Oldenburg is now a Wildlife Environmental Area managed alongside Chinsegut in Brooksville. This largely undisturbed pine forested area is home to large numbers of deer turkey, kestrels and other interesting wildlife. Free. 9 a.m. Saturday. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

An orange gulf fritillary, or passion butterfly, clings to a Spanish needle flower at the entrance to the Perry Oldenburg Mitigation Park in Brooksville in 2011. [Tampa Bay Times (2011)]

5. Kalup Linzy: Tampa Bay’s art star who got his MFA at the University of South Florida has gone on to become noticed by a New York Times art critic. That led to his work being shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He has collaborated with actor James Franco. Linzy’s performance-based work challenges gender roles and embraces pop cultural forms including drag performances and soap operas. You can see Linzy perform during the opening reception for his exhibition “Relations: Discord, Melodrama and the Intimate in the Work of Kalup Linzy.” Linzy will perform as two of his assumed personas, Kaye and Taiwan. Free admission, food, drink and music. 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Exhibit remains on display through March 5 at Gallery 221 at Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa.


  1. Daily recreations like this Bible scene at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando will be ending at the Christian theme park, which has been suffering from low attendance and debt for years.
  2. Johnson Barbeque's brisket berry tacos, served as part of Florida Strawberry Restaurant Month this year.
  3. Iriann Paynewhite of Dade City enjoys a ride on a lady bug on opening day at the Pasco County Fair. The fair continues through Feb. 23 at the county fairgrounds in Dade City.
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    Jose Perfino, alias El Indio, and Mr. Hubbard, both have grave markers that refer to them as Cuban pirates who died in 1850 in Tampa. Their graves are in Oaklawn Cemetery in downtown.
  5. Meatballs with fennel and lentils
  6. Ozzy Osbourne arrives at the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 25 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
  7. AJR performs during 97X Next Big Thing at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa in 2018.
  8. Strawberry chocolate tea cakes
  9. Rezz will perform at the 2020 Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
  10. Danielle Wade, Megan Masako Haley, Mariah Rose Faith and Jonalyn Saxer in the nationally touring company of Mean Girls the Musical, coming to the Straz Center Feb. 18-23.
  11. Mary Margaret's Olde Irish Tavern co-owner Pete Boland poses with photos of his family that will hang in the new St. Petersburg pub. He's holding a portrait of his late grandmother Mary Margaret Prescott, whom the bar is named after.
  12. Musician Kerry Courtney, a former "American Idol" contestant, poses for a portrait on Feb. 10 in St. Petersburg.