Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 21

Metrocon: The focus of Metrocon is anime, 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! Also includes an anime human chess match, formal Fantasy Masquerade and more. Noon, Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Tickets at the door $10-$40 for 12 and younger; $30-$70 for single and multi-day tickets. (813) 517-1171.

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa: The Gin and Juice and See You Again rappers are bringing a slew of up-and-comers in tow. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $29-$125. (813) 740-2446.

Never Shout Never: The acoustic, new age pop rockers bring their tour to Tampa with Hundred Handed and Me Like Bees. 6 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $19. (813) 248-9500.

Sunrise Sale and Pajama Party: Set your alarm and wear your pajamas for extra deals during this early morning sale. Follow the trail of yellow flags and colorful balloons to participating locations. Shoppers in their pajamas get special discounts when shopping begins at 6:43 a.m. 6:43 a.m., Sunrise Sale Walk Starting Point, Beach Drive and Second Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free (items individually priced). (727) 743-6262.

Beres Hammond: Since his classic solo debut, 1976's Soul Reggae, Hammond has been one of reggae's most successful performers, with hits including One Step Ahead, Is This a Sign and Tempting to Touch. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $37.50-$67.50. (727) 893-7832.

The Pitmen Painters: $29.: Based on the true story of British miners who unexpectedly become art-world sensations. Through Aug. 14. Official, ticketed pre-view night. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

Time Stands Still: The story of a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald Margulies, of Dinner with Friends and Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

DeRay Davis : Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, the comedian-turned-actor has starred in 21 Jump Street, Jumping the Broom and his Showtime comedy special, DeRay Davis: Power Play. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Carmike Summer Kid Series: Rio 2: This summer movie series features older movies, but admission includes a small popcorn and a small drink. Also taking place at Sundial in St. Petersburg. 10 a.m., Royal Palm 20, 5125 26th St. E, Bradenton. $4. (941) 752-3796.

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