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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 26

Metrocon: Florida's largest anime convention is in Tampa this weekend celebrating the style of flashy Japanese animation and artwork familiar to anyone who has seen Speed Racer or Sailor Moon. But the event covers all elements of pop culture that have been influenced by anime, from video games to pop music to games like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! It kicks off at 9 a.m. and runs through Sunday at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $30-$35 single day, $60 weekend pass. (813) 898-1310.

Vans Warped Tour: This long-running annual fest is a daylong mashup of punk, hardcore, reggae-rock and more. Bands performing at this year's event include Hawthorne Heights, the Early November, Allstar Weekend, Big D and the Kids Table and Billy Talent. Gates open at 11 a.m. at Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $28.50-$32.50.

Donnell Rawlings: Best known for his various roles on Chappelle's Show, the comedian also has a standup special called From Ashy to Classy and a small role on The Wire. See him at 8 and 10:15 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $16-$20. (813) 960-1197.

Dinner and Jazz: Enjoy the sounds of Dan McMillion and High Octane as you roam the collection and dine on fine cuisine from the museum's restaurant. Concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. $10, $5 members. Food additional. (727) 896-2667.

TO WATCH

ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night, 8 p.m., CBS Put down the cowboy hat, because this special includes Nelly, Ne-Yo, Pitbull and John Fogerty, plus Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley and McGraw's wife, Faith Hill. It's safe to say not everyone watching tonight drives a pickup truck.

72 Hours, 10:30 p.m., TNT Heading through the southern Rockies can be dicey. If there isn't 3 feet of snow falling on you, there's the potential for huge wildfires. Guess which one they're getting this week …

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 26 07/25/13 [Last modified: Thursday, July 25, 2013 1:31pm]
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