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5 things to do with kids in Tampa Bay this week: June 14-20

See a Charlie Chaplin classic in its original format with a live organ accompaniment or take Dad to a museum for Father’s Day.
A Charlie Chaplin comedy classic will be presented in its original format with live accompaniment at Tampa Theatre.
A Charlie Chaplin comedy classic will be presented in its original format with live accompaniment at Tampa Theatre. [ Warner Home Video ]
Published Jun. 14
Updated Jun. 16

1. Summer Classics Series: The Gold Rush: Tampa Theatre had to cancel last year’s Summer Classic Series because of COVID-19. So, to make the 30th annual festival extra special, this year’s films will be shown more than once, giving fans more opportunities to see their favorites. This week the historic movie house is showing the 1925 Charlie Chaplin comedy classic The Gold Rush presented in its original format with live accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Tampa Theatre’s artist-in-residence, Steven Ball, will perform an original score, “and the overall experience is as close to time travel as you will ever experience,” the theater says. Stick around after the Sunday screening for a free post-show audience discussion with University of Tampa professor and film historian Patrick Ellis, who will be joined by Ball. $13, $10 members. 3 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. June 25. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. 813-274-8286.

2. Father’s Day Specials: Dads get free on Sunday with the purchase of one other admission ticket to some local museums for Father’s Day. That includes the James Museum in St. Petersburg and the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa. At the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, dads pay $5 all weekend. And dad gets a free gift this weekend at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary.

This month, Pinellas County residents can take advantage of $5 admission at St. Petersburg's Imagine Museum which is filled with art glass.
This month, Pinellas County residents can take advantage of $5 admission at St. Petersburg's Imagine Museum which is filled with art glass. [ Times (2018) ]

3. $5 Admission at Imagine Museum: The Imagine Museum that focuses on glass art is “keeping it local” by offering $5 admission for all Pinellas County residents in June. Proof of residency required at admission. Use promo code “June5” for online purchases. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. 1901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-300-1700.

4. Juneteenth Festival: Celebrate Juneteenth at this family-friendly festival with bounce houses, arts and crafts, comedy, live music, spoken word, dance performances, vendors and food. Free. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Moore Eventful Event Hall, 11141 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. 727-914-8270.

5. Virtual planetarium shows: The popular Friday shows at the St. Petersburg College planetarium have been on hiatus because of COVID-19, but Professor Craig Joseph is still showing us the wonders of the stars, only virtually. The Zoom webinars run about 45 minutes on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. Registration is required, and the links can be found on the planetarium website at spcollege.edu/planetarium. This Friday brings “A Tour of the Universe,” Joseph says, as The Big Dipper dominates the springtime sky, along with everyone’s favorite Lion – Leo. Join us as we explore the sights and attractions of the late spring sky over Tampa Bay. As an added bonus, we will take a virtual tour of the universe, making a few stops along the way.” Next Friday, June 25, focuses on “Lives of the Stars.”

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that dads pay $5 all weekend to visit the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum.