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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. 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]