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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 23

Vans Warped: This annual punk rock extravaganza features Sum 41, We the Kings, Pennywise, Alkaline Trio, Automatic Loveletter, and the Pretty Reckless. See warpedtour.com for schedule. The head banging starts at noon at Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $40.

Metrocon: Gather all your ninjas because today kicks off three days of celebrating Japanese popular entertainment — anime, comics, music and video games. Don't miss the choreographed fight sequences and outdoor fire shows. Open today noon to 3 a.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See www.metroconventions.com for a schedule at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $10-$55.

Sea Breeze Film Festival: A rare occasion to check out independent, international films usually only found in area art film houses. The screenings this weekend are at Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. $7, $12 day pass, $30 festival pass. See seabreeze.eventbrite.com.

Kids and family

Dive-In Movies: Bring your noodles, floats and chairs to see the Lion King starting at 8 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. $3 per person; drinks, snacks and glow jewelry will be sold. (727) 363-9245.

To watch

Eureka, 9 p.m., SyFy: Wil Wheaton shows up as a hostile doctor who seems to be spreading a rage virus. Hey, it's been a long time since Wesley got steady work.

MINISERIES PREMIERE: The Pillars of the Earth, 10 p.m., Starz: An eight-part series set in the 12th century, where King Henry's daughter and nephew battle for succession to the throne. This is based on Ken Follett's book, for those of you who actually read.

Correction

The Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg, which has an open house Saturday, is at 4400-B 34th St. N. An incorrect address appeared in Thursday's Weekend section.

More to explore

What! Amethyst Jeans will give away 600 pairs at the Vans Warped Tour today in Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. Details at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 23 07/22/10 [Last modified: Friday, July 23, 2010 11:12am]
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