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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 13

Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival: A Caribbean music festival with performances by Patrice Roberts, Kevin Lyttle, Kewin Cosmos, Tony Wylie, Leon Coldero and Code 868. 1 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $15, ages 10 and younger free. (727) 565-0550.

Luenell: The "bad girl of comedy" is best know for her controversial role as the "hooker with the heart of gold" in the blockbuster comedy Borat. She does standup at 9:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25-$35. (813) 864-4000.

So, You Think You're a Movie Buff?: Scenes, monologues and iconic one-liners from famous films are performed live with a trivia twist. Full bar and dinner available for purchase. 6 p.m., Flanagan's Irish Pub, 465 Main St., Dunedin. $10. (727) 736-4994.

America II: Extreme Mud Wars: It's free (and cleaner) to watch more than 600 people compete in an obstacle course, joust pit, belly bumper pit, mud tug-of-war, dodge ball and more. Competitor slots are sold out, though. It's at 10 a.m., Spa Beach at the Pier approach, 615 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (877) 820-2582.

Metrocon: This convention focused on Japanese animation and artwork style anime (think Speed Racer, Sailor Moon) has an anime human chess match, formal Fantasy Masquerade, a rave dance and fire show. 10 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $10-$100. (813) 898-1310.


Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Sunday is "Family Fun Day" featuring free parking for cars with four or more passengers and a DJ Kitty Dance Party after the game. Tonight, all kids get a free Yunel Escobar Basketball Hoop. 1:40 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297;


SERIES PREMIERE The Strain, 10 p.m., FX The promotional graphic billboards showing a parasite coming out of an eye make it clear you're going to need a strong stomach to enjoy it. Easier to swallow lead actor Corey Stoll playing an epidemiologist battling a parasitic sickness.


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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 13 07/11/14 [Last modified: Friday, July 11, 2014 2:38pm]
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