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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 30

St. Pete Pride: Thousands in rainbow colors join floats and entertainers for the annual Promenade Parade and Street Festival, which kicks off today along Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. Headliners are singer-songwriter and actor Deborah Cox and comedian Christine O'Leary. After the parade, nearly 200 vendors from across the state will line Central Avenue between 21st and 28th streets. It's 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 279-5428; stpetepride.com.

New Girl Bus Tour: The party bus that Jess borrowed for Schmidt's birthday stops in Tampa Bay this weekend. Fans of the Fox comedy can get a grab bag of gifts, play games inspired by episodes, and do a version of the show's opening theme song. The show's stars won't be there, but you can channel Zooey Deschanel with some thick-rimmed glasses, or ring hand bells in honor of Winston. Just don't let Schmidt catch you there without your driving moccasins. It'll stop at 2:30 p.m. at Whiskey Joe's Bar and Grill, 7720 W Courtney Campbell Parkway, Tampa; at 5:30 p.m. at Gaspar's Grotto, 1805 E Seventh Ave., Tampa; and at 9 p.m. at Peabody's Billiards, 15333 Amberly Drive, Tampa. Free. Check facebook.com/newgirlsummertour for updates.

Def Leppard: The '80s rockers team up with fellow hair metal band Poison and Runaways-star-turned-solo-rocker Lita Ford. They perform at 7 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $33-$123. (813) 301-2500.

Rays Summer Concert Series: With Earth Wind & Fire: The R&B/funk legends will perform following the Tigers game, setting the mood for a '70s theme in Tropicana Field. Game is at 7:15 p.m., concert immediately follows at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Included with Rays ticket, which start at $19. (888) 326-7297.

kids and family

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1: Twihards can get excited for the final Twilight movie, out this fall, with a free outdoor showing of part 1 of the finale. Movie starts around dusk at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. Free.

To watch

SEASON PREMIERE My Cat From Hell, 8 p.m., Animal Planet Why do these people have so many problems with their cats? You'd think it would occur to them that they're probably dog people.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 30 06/29/12 [Last modified: Friday, June 29, 2012 10:57pm]

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