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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 19

Sunrise Sale and Pajama Party: If you forgot to set your alarm for this sale that starts at 6:43 a.m., you can still find deals into the noon hour. Wear your pajamas for extra deals and a free gift. The starting point is at Beach Drive and Second Avenue N, St. Petersburg.

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! Voice actors scheduled to appear include J Michael Tatum (Samurai 7), Jamie Marchi (Borderlands 2/Smite) and Jason Marsden (Hocus Pocus/Lion King 2). 12 p.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $30-$40 single-day pass. (813) 517-1102; www.metroconventions.com.

Beer Project: From Gourds to Growlers: Learn how beer helped shaped Ethiopia and the Mediterranean. Then, sample and vote for best beer brewed by the St. Petersburg Home Brew Club. 21 or older only. 5:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $35, $25 designated drivers. (727) 896-2667; fine-arts.org.

Dunedin Blue Jays: vs. Tampa: 6:30 p.m., Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302; dunedin.bluejays.milb.com.

Preserve the 'Burg: Explore some of the city's overlooked mid-century monuments, with a focus on architectual works by Sanford Goldman and William Harvard. Come early for a cash bar reception and mingle. 6:30 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 824-7802; freefalltheatre.com.

Everyday Espionage: Constructing High Value Relationships: Former covert CIA agent Andrew Bustamante presents an interactive workshop on how to use spycraft to gain personal and professional advantages. 7 p.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $25, $20 members. (727) 895-6620; thestudioat620.org.

Bad Jews: Stick around after the show for a discussion with the cast about this comedy running through Aug. 5. 7 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org.

Spring Awakening: The rock musical is based on a German play from the late 19th century on the inner turmoil of teenage sexuality. This show contains adult language and situations and is intended for mature audiences only. Through July 22. 8 p.m., Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $32.50-$37.50. (727) 587-6793; largoarts.com.

April Macie: A favorite in the bay area, she was a 2006 Last Comic Standing finalist. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sensory Night: This trampoline jump session provides softer music and less distractions for special needs children. Reusable sky socks required. 6 p.m., Sky Zone, 10137 E Adamo Drive, Tampa. $10. (813) 575-5112.

Summer Circus Spectacular: The annual summer shows from Sarasota's Circus Arts Conservatory brings Ringling veterans to the stage to feature acrobatics, juggling, comedy and aerial work. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. $16, $12 ages 12 and younger (except June 12-15). (941) 360-7399; ringling.org.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Trial & Error, 9 p.m., NBC: Brace yourself for more courtroom buffoonery as the crime mockumentary returns with a new case and a new subtitle: "Lady Killer." Kristin Chenoweth plays a socialite who — oops! – was found with her husband Edgar's corpse in a suitcase in her trunk.

Snowfall, 10 p.m. FX: The drama continues to explore the origins of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles. As we enter 1984, young drug dealer Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) is starting to experience the perils of success.

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