5 things to do under $5 this week Nov. 1-7.

Tampa-born ‘Hamilton’ star and a singalong, the Tampa Bay Home Show returns and it’s free on Tuesday at the Glazer Museum.
Published November 2 2018
Updated November 2 2018

1 Straz Live in the Park: A family-friendly mashup of an afternoon picnic, a concert in the park and a block party features Broadway tunes, favorite opera arias and a surprise guest or two. Pack a cooler, chairs and blanket, and there will be food trucks on site at Curtis Hixon Park. Hamilton fans get a treat from Tampa native Jose Rosario Jr., above, an Alonso High grad who performed in the Chicago company of Hamilton. The audience is also encouraged to take part in Hamiltunes, a sing-along program sanctioned by creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Opera Tampa singers will also perform to celebrate National Opera Week. (Catch them at another free show at 5 p.m. Saturday in Hyde Park Village.) Activities start at 2 p.m. and concerts are 4-6 p.m. Sunday. 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. strazcenter.org.

2 Tampa Bay Home Show: Get out your honey-do lists. The large west coast Florida home show brings the area’s top home improvement experts, along with more than 600 exhibits with everything related to homes, home improvement projects and landscaping. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday at Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-8523.

3 Stargazing in the Park: Join the Pasco Astronomers group, which will provide telescopes, or bring your own. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. Free. (727) 255-3083.

4 Conga Caliente: The celebration of Hispanic arts, culture and food includes a youth area, health village, art displays, beer garden and cigar area. Entertainment includes merengue star Johnny Ventura, Spanish singer Braulio and Cuban singer Aymee Nuviola. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. Free. (727) 200-4343.

5 Free Tuesday at Glazer Museum: The hands-on museum and the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County join for this event offering free admission from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

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