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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 24

Metrocon: The celebration of Japanese popular entertainment continues with anime, manga (comics), music, costumed fight sequences, outdoor fire shows and video games. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. See metroconventions.com for a schedule. $10-$55.

Adult Mud Wars: Today it's the adults' turn to play dirty. Jump into the mud pit to compete in a ball crawl, football, tug-of-war, belly bumpers and an obstacle course. It's $350 for teams of 8-10 with no fewer than three women. All 18 or older. It starts at 11 a.m. at Spa Beach at the Pier approach in St. Petersburg.


Bert's Birthday at Busch Gardens: Celebrate Bert's birthday at a breakfast and a lunch party at the Sesame Street Safari of Fun zone at Busch Gardens in Tampa. Characters will be out for a meet and greet. It's $18 for adult breakfast, $15 for children, plus park admission. Lunch is $23 for adults, $17 for children. 1-888-800-5447.

Splash's treasure hunt: Pirates swim with the kids, shoot cannons and pass out beads. Free hot dogs while they last. Treasure hunts divided by age group and open to kids 10 and younger. $8, $5 residents, $6 nonresidents with card. It's 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, Largo. (727) 518-3018.

Silly Bandz giveaway: The first 1,500 kids at the Tampa Bay Storm vs. Alabama Vipers game get a 12-pack of limited edition Football Silly Bandz. Included with game ticket. Game is 7:30 p.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa. (813) 301-6500.


Comic-Con 2010 Live, 3 p.m., G4: Because we couldn't make it to San Diego, we will keep one TV tuned to this nerdery all day.

SEASON FINALE, Doctor Who, 9 p.m., BBC America: So, new guy playing the Doc: yea or nay?

SEASON PREMIERE, Being Human, 10 p.m., BBC America: A werewolf, a vampire and a ghost walk into a studio and get a second season. Wait, that's not funny at all.


The 600 block of St. Petersburg's Central Avenue is the place to be tonight for gallery openings and events. Details at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 24 07/23/10 [Last modified: Friday, July 23, 2010 9:50pm]

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