The Fab Four: Featuring members of the Broadway show Beatlemania, the Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band, takes to the stage of Ferguson Hall at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m., 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa; $49.50-$60.50. Call 229-7827 or visit tbpac.org.
Metrocon: Keep an eye out for costumed convention-goers downtown, at all hours, this weekend. Metrocon, Florida's largest anime convention, is coming to the Tampa Convention Center. Noon today to 3 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa; $10-$55. Visit metroconventions.com.
Flugtag Fun: Costumed teams of five will push, pull and throw their homemade flying crafts off a 30-foot barge into the brackish waters of the Hillsborough River on Saturday. The crews will be judged on the distance of their flight, the creativity of their craft and showmanship. Organizers expect up to 60,000 people to line the shore, and boat traffic is encouraged. Gates open at 11 a.m., City Park, Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. The event is free. Visit redbullflugtagusa.com.
Summer Classics: The Tampa Theatre will show the 1938 classic The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. 711 N Franklin St., Tampa; $8. Call 274-8981 or visit tampatheatre.org.
National Ice Cream Day: See special demonstrations on the science of freezing and enjoy free Blue Bell Ice Cream with paid admission to the Museum of Science and Industry. Noon to 2 p.m., 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa; $19.95-$23.95. Call 987-6000 or visit mosi.org.
Heavy Metal Heaven: Break out your torn jeans and sleeveless shirts because Poison, Sebastian Bach and Dokken are bringing the rock to Ford Amphitheatre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa; $32-$67. Call 740-2446 or visit livenation.com.
Make Believe Theater: Hear stories about animals from around the world in Animal Safari Stories at the Center Place Children's Theater. Shows are at 10:15 and 11:45 a.m., 619 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, $5. Call 685-8888 or visit centerplacebrandon.com.
Improv Comedy Show: Lynne Koplitz, who has been featured on Comedy Central Presents, NBC's Shop and Style and the Food Network's How to Boil Water, will bring her act to the Improv's stage through Sunday. Shows are 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Improv, Centro Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa; $14-$16. Call 864-2200 or visit improvtampa.com.
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