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Singer-songwriter Rob Thomas. (Getty Images)

Singer-songwriter Rob Thomas. (Getty Images)

Counting Crows and Rob Thomas : The two adult-alternative stars are responsible for some of the biggest adult alt-pop hits of the past 20 years, including Counting Crows' Mr. Jones, A Long December, Hanginaround and Round Here; and Thomas' Lonely No More and This Is How a Heart Breaks. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $23.50-$83.50. (813) 740-2446.

Metrocon: The event covers all elements of pop culture that have been influenced by anime. Also includes an anime human chess match, formal Fantasy Masquerade, stunt show, a rave dance and fire show. 10 a.m., 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.

Pokemon Go Bar Crawl: Start at Jannus Live and play Pokemon Go throughout downtown in this high-tech drinking game. See the Facebook page for hot 101.5 PokeCrawl for a map. 2 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 366-8403.

Tampa Bay Rowdies: Vs. NYC: It's National Hot Dog Day. Get two general admission tickets and two hot dogs for $40. 7:30 p.m., Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. $17-$40. Toll-free 1-877-769-3437.

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.

Ted Nugent: Though he's more likely to make news for his political rants these days than his guitar shredding on Cat Scratch Fever, the "Motor City Madman," will bring his screaming guitar and over-the-top antics that helped him sell 40 million albums. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $33.25-$53.25. (727) 791-7400.

Lauren Mitchell: Lauren Mitchell Acoustic Band opens the show then the group will plug in for a 90-minute set filled with original blues music. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $18, $14 advance; $25 reserved. (727) 822-3590.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Snooty the Manatee's 68th Birthday Bash: Snooty, documented by Guiness World Records as the oldest known manatee in captivity, turns 68 and celebrates with children's games, art activities, cookies, drinks and a display of his birthday cards. 10 a.m., South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. $18, $16 seniors, $14 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. (941) 746-4131.

TO WATCH

Looking, 10 p.m., HBO. Fans of the canceled series get some closure with a movie that wraps up the saga about three gay pals in San Francisco. The plot has Patrick (Jonathan Groff) returning to the Bay Area and dealing with unfinished business.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 23 07/22/16 [Last modified: Friday, July 22, 2016 11:02am]
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