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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 18-24

Luis Santana  |   Times (7/27/2013, Tampa, FL)  Mar Martinez as Kaname Madoka poses for a photo at 13th Annual MetroCon at the Tampa Convention Center.  [Luis Santana | Times]

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Luis Santana | Times (7/27/2013, Tampa, FL) Mar Martinez as Kaname Madoka poses for a photo at 13th Annual MetroCon at the Tampa Convention Center. [Luis Santana | Times]

Tampa Bay Home Show: Find more than 500 exhibits to get your honey-do list started at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg Friday-Sunday. Free. tampabay.com/expos .

Metrocon: The state's largest anime convention returns, so you can rest assured there will be Pokémon Go at play at the Tampa Convention Center Thursday-Sunday. Don't miss the Fantasy Masquerade, stunt show, a rave dance and fire show ($10-$150). metro conventions.com.

Sunrise Sale and Pajama Party: Set your alarm and wear your pajamas Thursday morning for extra deals during the annual summer early morning sale throughout downtown St. Petersburg. Find a map at the starting point at 6:43 a.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE. (727) 743-6262.

Date night

Music: On Wednesday the Black Crowes lead singer brings his Chris Robinson Brotherhood to the State Theatre in St. Petersburg ($24). That same night, at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre, founding Allman Brothers member Butch Trucks performs with his Freight Truck Band ($20-$45). On Thursday, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa bring their "High Road Tour" to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa ($22 and up). Friday, adult alt-pop stars Counting Crows and Rob Thomas team up at the MidFlorida Amp as well ($23.50-$83.50). Saturday, "Motor City Madman" Ted Nugent brings his act to Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall ($33.25-$53.25). Also on Saturday The Florida Bjorkestra plays the music of Bjork at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. ($15-$18). Sunday, acclaimed musician and songwriter Leon Russell plays the Capitol Theatre ($32.50-$49.50). Sunday also brings the 97X Shinding at St. Pete's Jannus Live, featuring Sail rockers Awolnation. It's free, but you need a ticket from 97xonline.com.

Tampa Bay Storm: It's Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, so hip-hop artist Biz Markie (Just Friends ) will perform a free concert after the 5 p.m. game at Amalie Arena in Tampa. ($11.75-$122.25).

kids and family

Snooty the Manatee's 68th Birthday Bash: The celebration at Bradenton's South Florida Museum on Saturday includes games, art activities and refreshments ($14-$18, kids 3 and younger free). southflorida museum.org.

Dollar Pool Day: On Friday it's just $1 to swim in Dunedin's Highlander Pool from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1937 Ed Eckert Drive, Dunedin.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 18-24 07/17/16 [Last modified: Sunday, July 17, 2016 7:12pm]
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