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 dreamlandamusements.com.
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.
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. outreach.myfwc.com.
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.