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Grumpy Cat, the Internet celebrity with the perpetual scowl, got an endorsement deal from PetSmart and Friskies.Nestle Purina PetCare

Things to Do Planner: Meet Grumpy Cat, the Bucs and Willow Shields

INTERNET FAMOUS: MEET GRUMPY CAT Grumpy Cat, the Internet celebrity with the perpetual scowl, got an endorsement deal from PetSmart and Friskies and like all celebrities, she only hangs out with other famous people. So Grumpy Cat is coming to Tampa Theatre on Tuesday and bringing along DJ Kitty from the Tampa Bay R …

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  1. Director Kevin Smith coming to Tampa Improv for one-night show

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    Clerks director Kevin Smith is coming to Tampa's Improv in Centro Ybor on Aug. 12 to put one of his famous free-wheeling talks in which he tells candid stories about working in Hollywood. The $30 tickets are likely to be snapped up fast for this one-night event, billed as a Q&A. A writer, director, podcaster and …

    Kevin Smith poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Misery Loves Company", at the Eddie Bauer Adventure House during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 2

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    Tampa Bay Comic Con: Celebrity appearances, discussion panels, TBCC's first film festival, comedy shows and numerous comic book artists and writers will be on hand. Celebrity appearances include Carrie Fisher from Star Wars and Linda Hamilton from Terminator. 9 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S …

    Jen Stuckey of Dayton, Ohio poses with Chewbacca during the Fanboy Expo Bayport Comic Con at the Grand Hyatt Tampa in Tampa on Saturday, July 25, 2015. The convention featured Q & A sessions and Photo Opportunities with different celebrities, including Adam West and Burt Ward who were Batman and Robin from the 1966 television show. The Expo continues through Sunday, the 26th.
  3. Weather prompts some weekend event cancellations

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    The weather is putting a damper on some weekend fun, with some planned events getting canceled or moved. Among them:

  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 1

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    Tampa Bay Comic Con: Numerous tables of comics, videos, toys, action figures, anime and collectibles. Celebrity appearances include Carrie Fisher from Star Wars and Lea Thompson from Back to the Future. 8 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $30, $60 three days, 12 and younger …

    This 1977 publicity photo provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation shows, from left, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill in a scene from the film, "Star Wars," released by 20th Century-Fox. (AP Photo/20th Century-Fox Film Corporation)
  5. 11 things to do indoors on a rainy day in Tampa Bay

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    The new Vertical Ventures indoor climbing gym picked a great week to open in St. Petersburg. With stir-crazy kids (and parents), the place has been packed this week with families desperate to find some rainy day fun. But they aren't the only indoor play zone in town.

    Keenan Sweeney, 8, of St. Petersburg climbs a boulder at Vertical Ventures, a climbing gym in St. Petersburg, as his mother, Bethany Sweeney, watches. The massive new rock gym in St. Petersburg has been packed this week on rainy days.
  6. Fundraising effort aims to save free floating sandbar concerts

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    For eight years now, hundreds and sometimes thousands of people have turned out for the free floating sandbar concerts held every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend in Riviera Bay near the Tanglewood area of St. Petersburg.