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Things to do in Tampa Bay for week of July 19

Tori Spelling: The former Beverly Hills 90210 star and author is in town to tout her latest tome, Uncharted TerriTori, about growing up in L.A. See her at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Wristbands given out at 2 p.m. It's free but you must buy the book for her to sign.

Smashing Pumpkins: Billy Corgan is the only original member but expect some classics and new songs at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ritz Ybor. $42.50-$50. (813) 247-2555.

Metrocon: The Tampa Convention Center will become one giant Japanese anime show, with performances and costumes, video games and music. Don't miss the Human Chess Match. It starts at noon Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10-$55. (941) 350-2119.

Vans Warped: Think of it as punk rock summer camp. This year features Andrew W.K., Sum 41, Reel Big Fish, We the Kings, Alkaline Trio, Automatic Loveletter, more. Starts at noon Friday at Vinoy Park along St. Petersburg's waterfront. $31.93 advance, $40 day of show.

Date night

Casablanca: You'll be spouting famous lines from this Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman classic all week: "Here's looking at you, kid," "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." See it at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Tampa Theatre. $9; $7 for members. (813) 274-8982.

The Seafarer: The dark comedy about alcoholism, hell and poker opens at 8 p.m. Friday at American Stage in St. Petersburg, with previews Wednesday and Thursday. $26-$45. (727) 823-7529.

Kids and family

Floatie films: Two options Friday: At Dive-in Movies, sing and bob along with Lion King on the big screen at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center at 8ish. $3. (727) 363-9245. At Flick N Float, the movie is The Final Season, which begins at dusk at the Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool in Largo. Free hot dogs and Chick-fil-A sandwiches. $10 with Largo recreation card for up to five people; $15 without card. (727) 518-3125.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for week of July 19 07/18/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:54am]
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