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5 things to do under $5: Meet WWE's Jimmy and Jey Uso, 'Hamilton' sing-along

TECO Public Art Gallery Capt. John Shrimper by Mike King, whose solo exhibition \u201CArt From the Heartland\u201D opens July 1 and continues through Aug. 30 will be on dispay at the TECO Public Art Gallery.
Published Jul. 25, 2018

1 Meet WWE Stars: Meet and take photos with former Smackdown Tag Team champions Jimmy and Jey Uso. The twin brothers hold multiple records, including the record for the longest-reigning champions and the most reigns at three. It's free to see them 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at Cricket Wireless, 15231 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 205-7742.

2 Downtown Tampa's Fourth Friday: The fourth Friday of each month, museums and performing arts venues around downtown Tampa offer extended hours with deals or special programming. Among them, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts has "pay as you choose" admission from 5-7 p.m., and the TECO Public Art Gallery will have a talk and tour 5:30-7:30 p.m. with artist Mike King to discuss his watercolor and acrylic paintings depicting rural and urban life from Florida to Brooklyn. The exhibit remains on display through Aug. 31.

3 Hamiltunes: Sure we all belt out Helpless or My Shot in the car, but this is an officially sanctioned Hamilton sing-along at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tampa's Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library. Costumes are encouraged. 2902 W Bearss Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 273-3652.

4 Mario Kart Tournament: Drink and play video games for prizes. No cover, but donations are appreciated to benefit the Child's Play program at All Children's Hospital. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Park and Rec, 100 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 245-9100

5 Flicks and Fins: The Seminole Aquatic Center invites everyone for a fun family night of DJ dancing, games, prizes and to relax in the pool while watching the movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Food and drink available for purchase. 6 p.m. Friday. 9100 113th St. N, Seminole. $3. (727) 391-8345.


  1. The 53rd-annual Rattlesnake Festival will be held Oct. 19-20 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City. The weekend event, kicks off with a prelude concert featuring the Bellamy Brothers on Friday, and raises money for the Thomas Promise Foundation. The foundation provides meals for Pasco County school children who do not have regular access to nutritional meals on weekends when school is not in session. "LUIS SANTANA  |  TIMES"  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The annual festival offers a family-friendly outing while raising money to feed school children in need.
  2. Kathleen Hudak, historian with the Brooksville Cemetery, tells the story of William Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Quitman Varn during a walking tour of the historic Brooksville Cemetery on Tuesday as part of Brooksville's Founders' Week celebration. The boy died from appendicitis in 1913 at the  age of 9. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times
  3. MICHELE MILLER | Times 2018
Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will roll into downtown New Port Richey for the Cotee River Bike Fest held Oct. 11-13. Times (2018)
    The weekend event brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to town while benefiting local charities.
  4. Bigger. Taller. Glitzier. A $720 million expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has added a 14-story hotel, right, next to the casino's original hotel on the left. Richard Danielson
    Nicole Kidman and Christie Brinkley walked the red carpet, and two members of the Wallenda family walked a high wire strung between the casino’s two hotel towers.
  5. The Cotee River Bike Fest will be held Oct. 11-13 in downtown New Port Richey. Times
    Local offerings abound for those wanting to get out and about.
  6. The African American Heritage Trail in St. Petersburg begins at the Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE  |  Tampa Bay Times
    It has been five years since the historic trail celebrated its grand opening, but many still don’t know it’s there.
  7. The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride combines dapper duds and vintage-inspired bikes on a ride to raise money for men's health charities. Mari Sabra
    The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride returns to Tampa Bay as local motorcyclists join a worldwide run to raise money for men’s health charities.
  8. Natalie D'Alessandro and Izaac Deal break out into dance during the inaugural Pride Festival in 2018 in downtown New Port Richey. MICHELE MILLER  |  Times (2018)
    New Port Richey gathering will feature a week of lead-up events.
  9. Suzanne Natzke, an artist and teacher with the Pasco Fine Arts Council, arranges her watercolor paintings for an upcoming exhibit, 'Moments in Time.' The exhibit will be held through Oct. 21 at the council's new gallery at Avalon Park West in Wesley Chapel. MICHELE MILLER  |  Michele Miller
    The countywide Council will exhibit work at the Avalon Park West community.
  10. The Tampa Bay Lightning has tapped Cigar City Brewing to bring its Jai Alai, Guayabera, and Florida Cracker beers to Amalie Arena as the team’s official craft beer partner. (Photo via Tampa Bay Lightning) Tampa Bay Lightning
    Cigar City also will move its popular annual Hunahpu’s Beer Festival to Amalie Arena starting next March.