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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 11

Rays Summer Concert Series: At the Trop, the Rays play the Miami Marlins. On Friday, catch Dutch superstar DJ Afrojack in a free concert after the game (7:10 p.m.). Plus, the giveaway is a Joe Maddon bobblehead! On Sunday, it's three headliners for the price of one Rays ticket, ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson (1:40 p.m. start). And kids get a free David Price jersey wallet. Game tickets start at $19. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Rays on the Runway: Hey guys, none of those nerdy outfits at this annual fashion show, okay? Players, coaches and wives will model Thursday at the Marriott Hotel on Roosevelt Boulevard in St. Petersburg. Benefits the Children's Dream Fund. $125, $75 age 17 and younger; $20 baseballs for autographs. (727) 896-6390.

Jim Cantore: The rock star of the Weather Channel will share stories from his 25 years of covering nature's wrath 7 p.m. Thursday at the Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg. $35. (727) 553-4231.

Metrocon: All things anime — movies, artwork, games and music — take over the Tampa Convention Center on Friday through Sunday. Must-see moments: anime human chess match and the Fantasy Masquerade. $30-$35 single day, $60 weekend pass. metroconventions.com.

Date Night

Il Divo: The sexy quartet (created by Simon Cowell) fuses opera, pop and theater for two shows at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $58.50. (813) 229-7827.

Rob Schneider: The Saturday Night Live alum keeps up a steady stream of movies, usually with good buddy Adam Sandler. Shows are Friday through Sunday at the Improv in Tampa. $27-$30. (813) 864-4000.

Happy Birthday, Brian Wilson: More than 20 local bands give their spin on Beach Boys music in honor of Wilson's 70th birthday (and the band's 50th anniversary) Saturday at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. $12 advance, $15 day of. (813) 977-6474.

Kids and Family

Father's Day: It's Dad's turn to feel the love on Sunday. He'll get in free (with another paid admission) to lots of attractions, including the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo and Chihuly Collection. For more events, tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Power Wheelchair National Championship: Local power wheelchair soccer team the Tampa Thunder hosts this national tournament Friday through Sunday at All People's Life Center, 6105 E Sligh Ave., Tampa. Free.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 11 06/10/12 [Last modified: Sunday, June 10, 2012 8:46pm]
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