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.
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.
Howl O Scream Auditions: Busch Gardens needs enthusiastic actors to fill spine-chilling actor positions for Howl-O-Scream. Actors must be 18 or older. No experience required. Applications must be made at careers.seaworldparks.com prior to auditioning. 5 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.
Rock Hard Revue: Featured on America's Got Talent season 9, the ripped beefcakes of Rock Hard Revue present a 90-minute fully costumed and choreographed production including dancing, live vocals and audience participation. 7 p.m., Club Skye, 1509 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (407) 347-5035.
The Pitmen Painters: Based on the true story of British miners who unexpectedly become art-world sensations. Through Aug. 14. Opening night reception at 7 p.m. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.
Butch Trucks And The Freight Train Band: One of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band returns with The Freight Train Band featuring Berry Oakley, Jr., son of the original Allman Brothers bass player and his own son, Vaylor Trucks. The Ries Brothers open. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $20-$45. (727) 791-7400.
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 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000.
Lil Dicky: The fast-rising, comic-rapper makes an appearance sponsored by 93.3-FLZ. Tickets are extremely limited. 9 p.m., The Drynk Soho, 302 S Howard Ave., Tampa. $13-$23.80. (813) 251-5552.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can socialize with other adults while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 9:35 a.m., Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. $1.50. (727) 518-3016.
SERIES PREMIERE Elena of Avalor, 7 p.m., Disney Channel. The new animated series introduces Disney's first Latina princess (voiced by Aimee Carrero). In the opener, she must rescue her sister from shapeshifting creatures.
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