Make us your home page
Instagram

5 things to do under $5 April 20-26: Science talks, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Cotee River Seafest

Admission to the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg will be free on April 24.

SCOTT KEELER | Times

Admission to the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg will be free on April 24.

1Taste of Science: It's no coincidence that this series of talks in local watering holes is coming on the heels of the March for Science in Washington, D.C. (and a local march at Poynter Park, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday). Scientists are pushing hard for more science literacy among laymen and you can hear some of the area's best researchers talk about their work. Monday through April 28, hear talks on climate science, cancer and the bioscience of beer at local coffee shops and pubs. Reserve a spot at tasteofscience.org/tampa. $5.

2 Holocaust Remembrance Day: Admission will be free Monday at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg to honor the day that marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. There will be a reading of Holocaust victims' names, talks by survivors John Rinde (noon) and Jerry Rawicki (2 p.m.), and a memorial service. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 820-0100.

3IRB Beach Fest: Feast on local food and enjoy a sunset at this festival with beach volleyball tournaments, cornhole, contests, paddleboarding and games, plus live music behind the Indian Rocks Beach County Park, 1700 Gulf Blvd. Free (food/drink additional). 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

4Clearwater Airpark Open House: Enjoy free hot dogs and sodas as you check out aircraft and other vehicles including the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office helicopter, SWAT team apparatus, Coast Guard helicopter, vintage Army apparatus and Clearwater Fire and Rescue vehicles. Free admission. Discounted airplane and helicopter rides available. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 1000 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. (727) 443-3433.

5Cotee River Seafest: The annual water-themed festival in New Port Richey's Sims Park includes a boat show, arts and crafts, boat rides, seafood, performances by the Pirate Magicians of St. Augustine, activities for kids and music. 5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The third annual DUCKtona 500 Duck Race is at 4 p.m. Saturday. Free entry; $5 boat rides, activities and crafts. 5547 Main St.

5 things to do under $5 April 20-26: Science talks, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Cotee River Seafest 04/19/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:32am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 20

    Events

    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: It's been 20 years since the country music star couple started touring together, first on McGraw's solo tours and then on their record-breaking Soul2Soul tours. Now, ten years after the last Soul2Soul tour they're back on the road with opener, LoCash. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 …

    Handout photo of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performing in New Orleans on their 2017 Soul2Soul World Tour. Credit: Becky Fluke
  2. Dia de los Muertos celebration in Dunedin canceled this year by hurricane

    Events

    Chalk up one more closure to Hurricane Irma: The huge Dia de los Muertos Fiesta originally planned for Saturday in Dunedin has been scrapped for what would have been its 25th year.

    At last year’s Dia de los Muertos, Casa Tina owner Tina Marie Avila (crouching) shows her “Ofrenda,” or Day of the Dead alter. What would have been the 25th annual Dia de los Muertos Fiesta on Saturday had to be canceled this year because of Hurricane Irma. The folk festival will be back next year.
JIM DAMASKE   |   Times (2016)
  3. 'Only the Brave' honors sacrifice of front line firefighters amid California wildfires

    Movies

    No one knew that the release date for the forest firefighting movie Only the Brave' would coincide with one of the most destructive wildfires in California history.

    Brendan McDonough (Miles Teller), Chris MacKenzie (Taylor Kitsch), plan to do the backburn at the Chiricahua Mtn. fireline in  ONLY THE BRAVE. (Columbia Pictures)
  4. 'The Snowman' has a star-studded cast based on a blockbuster murder novel, but it's a mess

    Movies

    Mr. Alfredson, you could have saved it. We gave you all the tools — a star-studded cast, a blockbuster best-selling Scandinavian murder novel by Jo Nesbo, and three time Oscar winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker. So why is The Snowman such a jumbled nonsensical mess?

    Michael Fassbender in "The Snowman." (Universal Pictures)  1213107
  5. Find every new Shine festival mural in St. Petersburg with this map and photos

    Visual Arts

    The leaves don't really change in Florida, but go outside and it's clearly that time of year when St. Petersburg's walls get a little more colorful.

    There are 14 new murals up in St. Petersburg for the Shine Mural Festival. [Eve Edelheit | Staff]