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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 24

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12: Musicians Aaron Bruno (L) and Duff McKagan of Awolnation perform onstage during 106.7 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2015 at The Forum on December 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio)

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12: Musicians Aaron Bruno (L) and Duff McKagan of Awolnation perform onstage during 106.7 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2015 at The Forum on December 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio)

97X Shinding: Sail rockers, Awolnation headline along with special guest New Beat Fund. The show is open to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis, but you do need a ticket to get in. The station will be handing them out between now and the concert, with the first announced drop coming July 1. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 565-0550.

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, 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.

Summer Slaughter Tour: The annual metal music tour started in 2007. This year's line-up includes Cannibal Corpse, Nile, After the Burial, Revocation, Carnifex and Enterprise Earth. 2 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $29.50-$75. (813) 247-2555.

The Pitmen Painters: Based on the true story of British miners who unexpectedly become art-world sensations. Through Aug. 14. 3 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. 4 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

A Night of Protest Poetry and Poetry of Witness: Tampa Bay poetry and institutional leaders join together for a night of poetry readings, photo exhibits, music and live painting in memory of those recently lost to senseless acts of violence. 5 p.m., Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 323-1104.

The Florida Bjorkestra: The 15 piece ensemble brings us chamber/pop renditions of pieces by Icelandic artist Bjork. 6 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $15 advance, $18 day of. (727) 822-3590.

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. 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sundays at the Morean: Art and clay activities geared towards kids ages 5 to 15. Parents or guardians must remain with their children at all times. 1 p.m., Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-7162.

TO WATCH

The Night Of, 9 p.m., HBO. If you're not watching this crime series, you're missing this summer's most riveting new show. In this episode, Naz (Riz Ahmed) adjusts to life at Rikers Island, where one inmate could be crucial to his survival.

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