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5 things to do with kids in Tampa Bay this week: Feb. 15-21

There’s a midway and festival in the WestShore Plaza parking lot, Black History Month brings a film series and Legoland has a new water stunt show.
You can save $5 off admission at the Imagine Museum on Sundays through April to see exhibits and its gift shop, which is filled with a variety of glass art.
You can save $5 off admission at the Imagine Museum on Sundays through April to see exhibits and its gift shop, which is filled with a variety of glass art. [ Times (2018) ]
Published Feb. 15

1. Imagine Museum $5 Sunday: See the beautiful glass artworks at St. Petersburg’s Imagine Museum for just $5 on Sundays through April 25. The museum, which regularly charges $15 for admission, has more than 1,500 contemporary glass pieces from around the world, including those relating to the Studio Glass Movement, which began in the 1960s. $5. Noon-5 p.m. Sundays. 1901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-300-1700. imaginemuseum.com.

As part of its Black History Month film series, Clearwater's Capitol Theatre will show "Ray" on Feb. 28. Actor Jamie Foxx won an Oscar portraying American legend Ray Charles.
As part of its Black History Month film series, Clearwater's Capitol Theatre will show "Ray" on Feb. 28. Actor Jamie Foxx won an Oscar portraying American legend Ray Charles. [ NICOLA GOODE | Universal Studios ]

2. Black History Month Film Series: Each weekend in February, Clearwater’s Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre is showing films dedicated to the Black experience, with what they say is a suitably spaced and distanced audience for safety. This week in the series brings Sorry to Bother You (R) at 7 p.m. Saturday. Director Boots Riley’s dark comedy is about a Black telemarketer who adopts a white accent to succeed in his job. Sunday at 3 p.m. features For Colored Girls (R). The film’s impressive cast performs monologues on the interconnected lives of 10 women. The cast includes Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Kerry Washington and Macy Gray. And coming up Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. is Ray (PG-13), starring Jamie Foxx in his Oscar-winning portrayal of Ray Charles. It screens at 3 p.m. $7, $5 students. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400. Single tickets may only be purchased in advance by visiting rutheckerdhall.com.

3. Tampa Bay Champs Special: Show your team spirit for “Champa Bay” and its many successful sports teams this season by wearing your favorite team apparel Mondays through Fridays and take $5 off your admission at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The aquarium, open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, checks temperatures at the entrance and requires face coverings, inviting guests to spread out and safely wander while discovering the marine life rescue. The special is available only at the on-site ticket booth on weekdays. It runs through March 11. Regular admission is $29.95, $24.95 for age 3-12. 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 441-1790. cmaquarium.org.

4. WestShore Plaza Carnival: This family event features midway rides for all ages, carnival games and fair food set up in the parking lot of WestShore Plaza mall. Free admission, though ride tickets start at $1.50. 5-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Find presale ticket specials at dreamlandamusements.com. 250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa.

When Legoland opened in 2011 it kept the water ski shows made famous by Cypress Gardens, the botanical attraction that Legoland was built on. Now a new pirate-themed water stunt show has been added to the lineup.
When Legoland opened in 2011 it kept the water ski shows made famous by Cypress Gardens, the botanical attraction that Legoland was built on. Now a new pirate-themed water stunt show has been added to the lineup. [ KATY KUEHNER | Tampa Bay Times (2011) ]

5. Legoland stunt show: The Winter Haven theme park added a new water stunt show to its lineup Friday with high-wire acrobat Nik Wallenda walking 60 feet overhead at the park that day to mark the attraction’s opening. The new show features the pirate Brickbeard, new female Lego pirate characters and water stunts including wakeboarding, barefoot skiing and jump acts. The show will also include the iconic ski pyramid, a signature feature of the water ski show made famous by Cypress Gardens, the botanical park and attraction Legoland purchased in 2010. During the new PirateFest Weekends, guests can meet the Lego pirate characters and participate in shows and activities. Pirate weekends runs through Feb. 28 and are included with park admission. legoland.com/florida.