Things to do Thursday, June 24

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Cowboy Mouth One of New Orleans' most popular party-rock bands is playing at 8 tonight at The Tamiami at Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $14.99. (727) 896-2276.

Ladies Night Out They will be serving antipasto and Italian wine pairings at tonight's free tasting at VINO 100 in St. Petersburg. And to help in the unwinding, there will be free chair massages from 5 to 8 p.m. at the store at 5056 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg.

Guttermouth The California punks play tonight with Rude Squad at 7 at the Orpheum, 1902 Republica de Cuba Ave., Ybor City. $14. (813) 248-9500.

Gulf Coast Banjo Society The public is invited to check out the Fretted Instrument Guild of America Convention, which features Buddy Wachter, Johnny Baier and the All Stars Youth Banjo Band from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton St. Petersburg. $5, 12 and younger free. (941) 575-0244.

WarGames — 25th Anniversary Event Today is a special nationwide screening of the 1983 cyber-thriller starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy with previously unseen interviews with the cast and crew. You can also catch the making-of feature on the sequel, WarGames: The Dead Code. See it at 7:30 tonight at Citrus Park 20, 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa. $10. (813) 920-7471.

Rising Star Talent Competition They are narrowing down the singers, musicians, dancers, comedians and novelty acts tonight in this ongoing competition. The host is Jimmy Danelli of television sitcoms Ellen, Welcome Back Kotter. and One Day at a Time, at 8 at Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-4562.

Campy movies Catch some classic B-movies starting today at Studio@620 in St. Petersburg. It's part of the gallery's Summer Camp (with the emphasis on "camp") at 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Tonight, Hairspray (the original John Waters movie) starts at 7. It costs $1.99 for each movie but for $5.99 you can see all of the all-time "greats," like Plan 9 from Outer Space, A Bucket of Blood and Mothra vs. Godzilla. They'll do re-enactments from Hairspray tonight between flicks. See www.studio620.org for a full list.

On TV Tonight

Swingtown, 10 p.m., CBS Trina decides to throw a "Puzzlerama" party, in which the guests team up with one another's spouses to solve a mystery. It's no mystery why she thought that'd be a fun idea.

Fear Itself, 10 p.m., NBC A couple move into a new neighborhood with very strict HOA rules. Like we needed more reasons to detest cookie-cutter instahoods. — Joshua Gillin

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