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Things to do Tuesday, June 24

To do today

The Morning Of This gang of friends from Newburgh, N.Y., is testing out their Internet buzz with their first national tour, bringing indie-flavored pop-rock to the Orpheum in Ybor City tonight. They play with White Tie Affair and Holiday Parade at 7 at 1902 N Republica De Cuba in Tampa. $10.

Burnin Smyrnans It's like Bob Marley meets Phish when this reggae-flavored jam band hits the stage. The WMNF favorites play Skipper's Smokehouse tonight at 8 at 910 Skipper Road in Tampa. Tickets are $7. (813) 977-6474.

Aphrodisiac Cuisine Learn how to really get cooking (wink, wink) with a menu of gulf oysters with chipotle mignonette, grilled asparagus with crabmeat, goat cheese-stuffed figs wrapped in prosciutto, chocolate truffles and more at the cooking class tonight at the Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium, 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon. The class is 6:30 to 9 and costs $50. Call (813) 653-2418 to register.

Coming up

Midsummer Night Bloc Party Parkshore Grill is hosting a free hump-day party on Wednesday with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and free champagne and vodka cocktails by ZYR Vodka starting at 8 p.m. at 300 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg.

Rooney The California pop-rockers have been touring for almost year in support of Calling The World, their new album that has gotten the band's best reviews since its lauded self-titled debut in 2003. They play Wednesday with Locksley and the Bridges at 6 p.m. at the State Theater, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $12. (727) 895-3045.

New releases

Music

Today's releases

M?tley Cr?e, Saints of Los Angeles

Amos Lee, Last Days at the Lodge

Crooked Still, Still Crooked

Paul Shapiro, Essen

G. Love & Special Sauce, Superhero Brother

Edwin McCain, No One's Fault But My Own

Cute Is What We Aim For, Rotation

Billy Idol, The Very Best of Idolize Yourself

Thomas Newman, Wall*e

Incognito, Tales from the Beach

D'Angelo, The Best So Far

Ry Cooder, I, Flathead

DVDs

This week's releases

10,000 B.C.

Bonneville

Charlie Bartlett

Definitely, Maybe

Early Edition (Season 1)

The Eye 3

Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs

Honeydripper

In Bruges

Persepolis

Sea Monsters, A Prehistoric Adventure

Snoop Dogg: The Adventures of Tha Blue Carpet

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Video games

This week's releases

Alone In The Dark (PS2, 360, Wii)

Battlefield Bad Company (360, PS3)

Big Beach Sports (Wii)

Cake Mania 2 (NDS)

Cocoto Kart Racer (Wii)

Code Lyoko (PS2)

Command & Conquer Kanes Wrath (Xbox 360)

Gourmet Chef (NDS)

Guitar Hero Aerosmith (Wii, PS2, PS3, 360)

Hellboy: Science Of Evil (PSP, 360, PS2, PS3)

My Weight Loss Coach (NDS)

Myth Makers Trixie in Toyland (Wii)

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 (PSP)

Operation Darkness (360)

Rock Band (Wii)

Top Spin 3 (NDS, Wii, PS3, 360)

Wall-E (PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, NDS, 360

Things to do Tuesday, June 24 06/23/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 10:51am]

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