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On your radar: Tour Japanese ships in Tampa or catch some of 60 local bands on St. Pete's Central Avenue

Japanese ships: Tour three Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ships on a mission to train officers and expand goodwill. The Kashima, Asagiri and Mineyuki will be open at the Port of Tampa at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Free. Toll-free 1-800-741-2297.

Warped + Antiwarpt: A megamusic weekend kicks off Saturday with the Antiwarpt Music Festival, with about 60 local bands at venues around the 600 block of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. ($15 advance, $18 day of; The next day, nearby in Vinoy Park, it's the Van's Warped Tour, with A Day to Remember, Less than Jake and nearly 70 other bands ($33.43; toll-free 1-800-745-3000).

More music: But wait, there's also the breezy pop-rock of Donavon Frankenreiter at 8 p.m. Friday at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. ($22–$25; (727) 565-0551). Or be a part of the show with Peelander-Z, the Japanese action comic punk band, at 6 p.m. Saturday at Orpheum in Ybor City ($10-13; (813) 248-9500). But don't get too excited about Selena Gomez — her concert Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall sold out.

Date night

Classic cinema: It's a Humphrey Bogart bonanza, with Casablanca at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater ($6) and African Queen at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tampa Theatre ($9). If you prefer your classics to be stuck in the '80s, see Top Gun's awesome flying scenes on the big screen once again at 7 p.m. Friday at the Capitol Theatre ($8).

Celebrate Sinatra: Every year since Frank Sinatra's death in 1998, this party has celebrated his life and music. This year, tribute artist Tom Tiratto and the Kym Purling Jazz Orchestra, start at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Ritz Ybor. $50 on or before Tuesday; $60 after. (813) 247-2555. And there's more: Frankly Sinatra is a dinner, music and dancing gala with tribute artist Don Juceam and a 19-piece orchestra at 7 p.m. Friday at Pepin's Hospitality Centre in Tampa. $49.95, $89.95 per couple. (813) 600-3134.

Kids and family

Flick and Float: Uh-oh, is summer over already? Friday is the last Flick and Float of the season, so bring your fave floatie to watch the The Karate Kid. It's a martial-arts-themed night, with games and free hot dogs. Fun starts at 7:30 p.m., with movie about 9, at Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool in Largo. $5, $4 resident. (727) 518-3126.

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On your radar: Tour Japanese ships in Tampa or catch some of 60 local bands on St. Pete's Central Avenue 07/24/11 [Last modified: Monday, July 25, 2011 7:42am]
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