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On your radar: Attend the Aniwarpt preparty, get dance lessons from a Selena Gomez dancer, break out the leather for Fetish Con or watch some cage fighting

Antiwarpt Preparty: The day before downtown St. Petersburg's Antiwarpt Music Festival of local indie bands, the Shuffleboard Club hosts live music by Sleepy Vikings, Greenland Is Melting, The Living Arches and John Gold. A cash bar and food for sale, starting at 7 p.m., Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. Free.

Selena Gomez Dancer: One of her tour dancers will be teaching today at the Studio Dance Company, 2440 SR 580, Suite 8, Clearwater. Jonathan Rabon will instruct a kids class and a teen/adult advanced hip-hop class. $25. Call for times and to register; classes may sell out. (727) 724-5999. www.studiodancers.com.

Fetish Con: After 11 years, we've grown used to the thousands in leather and lace drawn to this trade show today through Sunday, and the rest who are just there to people watch. You must be 18 or older to attend. It starts at 11 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Tampa, 211 N Tampa St., Tampa. $55 all access; $25 single day tickets.

Real Fighting Championships 24 Explosion: See these mixed martial arts cage fights and an exhibition by retired U.S. Marine and professional wrestler Craig "Pitbull" Pittman at 8 p.m., A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. $25, $40–$75 VIP. (813) 964-9818.

Kids and family

Flick and Float: It's the last one of the season, with The Karate Kid on the poolside screen and martial arts-themed games and free hot dogs. There also is a three-story inflatable slide on the grounds; $5 gets you unlimited slides. Starts at 7:30 p.m. (movie about 9) at Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool in Largo. $5, $4 resident.

To watch

Series premiere, 'Thundercats,' 8 p.m., Cartoon Network In a "reimagining of the 1980s half-hour toy commercials, Mumm-Ra threatens Lion-O and his anthropomorphic homeboys on Third Earth.

Series premiere, 'The Three Chocolatiers,' 11 p.m., Food A new show about three women who run a Beverly Hills chocolate shop.

More to explore

World Dragon Boat Racing Championships are next week in Tampa. Get details (and places to eat) at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

On your radar: Attend the Aniwarpt preparty, get dance lessons from a Selena Gomez dancer, break out the leather for Fetish Con or watch some cage fighting 07/28/11 [Last modified: Friday, July 29, 2011 9:16am]

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