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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 24

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 05: Marilyn Manson performs at Riviera Theatre on February 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 05: Marilyn Manson performs at Riviera Theatre on February 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
Published Jul. 23, 2015

Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson: For fans of gothic '90s rock, it's a powerful twin bill, bringing together two of rock's brainiest singers. Smashing Pumpkins brought us hits like 1979, Today and Bullet With Butterfly Wings. Manson, is known for hits like Sweet Dreams. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $29.50-$69.50. (813) 740-2446.

Fanboy Expo: Special guests include Adam West and Burt Ward (Batman and Robin from the 1966 television show Batman), James Marsters and Christy Carlson Romano and many more. 4 p.m., Grand Hyatt Tampa, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa. $20 Friday or Sunday, $25 Saturday; $50 weekend; 12 and younger free. Autographs additional. (865) 280-2023.

The Babys: The classic rock band has reunited with plans to embark on their first full tour in 33 years. The British group made an impact in the '70s and into the '80s with hits such as Isn't It Time and Every Time I Think of You. Nova Rex opens. 8 p.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $19.50-$34.50. (727) 587-6793.

Out in the Open: To close the exhibition With Hidden Noise, the event features a night of live sound art and experimental music performances. Curated by Jesse Vance of The Venture Compund. 7 p.m., University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, 3821 Holly Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 974-2849.

Beer Release Party: Grab your commemorative coffee mug for a taste of Boogart Brewing's new Nudgen'r Breakfast Stout at this party with live music by the Arthur Z Band. 21 and older only. 7 p.m., Brewers' Tasting Room, 11270 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. No cover, $5 mug full of beer. (727) 873-3900.

Unknown Hinson: The rockabilly, rocker is also known for his comedic, country music style and as the voice of Early Cuyler on Squidbillies, Cartoon Network show. Rocket 88 and Larry Mitchell Band open. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 977-6474.

The Bellamy Brothers: The Florida-native country duo are best known for their 1976 hit Let Your Love Flow, 9 p.m., The Round Up, 10051 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa. $10-$15. (813) 855-1229.

Roy Wood Jr.: The FAMU alumnus is a regular on Conan, ESPN's SportsNation, and Comedy Central's @Midnight. 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.


Flick and Float: Floats are provided for you to kick back in the pool for a screening of Disney's Frozen. 7:30 p.m., Childs Park Pool, 1227 43rd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $3, $2 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. (727) 893-7730.


SERIES FINALE The Messengers, 9 p.m., CW. The pre-Apocalypse drama wraps things up after just one season of subpar ratings. Apparently, not enough viewers got the message.


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  1. Localtopia is St. Pete's largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local,” showcasing over 200 independent businesses and community organizations. [Courtesy of Keep St. Pete Local]
  2. The St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market, beautiful landmarks like the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and public art all made it on the list of reader's reasons why they love Tampa Bay. [Times]
  3. Lisa Langford opened her artisan boutique, Lis's Pieces, in March of 2019 on Grand Boulevard in downtown New Port Richey. She recently expanded, remodeling an upper floor to use for crafting workshops. Future plans include using the space for small weddings and other intimate occasions, Langford said. [MICHELE MILLER  |  Times]
  4. Shannan Panganiban, 26, and her husband Heath Panganiban, 28, with their three boys, from left, Owen, 9 months old, ,Ryland, 5 (in center), and Landon, 3, in their backyard with their kayak racks at their home on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. Shannon and Heath started Yak Tribe, a national kayak fishing community, and now they have started a free kayak rental program with the pilot location being out of their backyard. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  5. Patron vie for beads while attending in the 103nd Gasparilla Invasion and Parade of the Pirates presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla on Saturday, January 25, 2020, in downtown Tampa. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  TImes]
  6. Charlotte Flair is one of the WWE’s most decorated female competitors and daughter of wrestling legend “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. [Times]
  7. Kathryn Sharkey, 9, of Masarkytown, proves to have a swift hand in casting at the Family Fishing Festival held Jan, 18 at Withlacoochee River  Park in Dade City. Looking on, is her dad, Devon Sharkey (right). [MICHELE MILLER  |  Times]
  8. In this July 30, 2019, file photo, a Super Mario figure is displayed at a showroom in Tokyo. After months of being tight-lipped, Comcast executives on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, said the fourth park at Universal Orlando would be based on characters from Nintendo. [KOJI SASAHARA  |  AP]
  9. Clockwise from left: Cheesy Sriracha Funnel Cake Bites, Piña Colada Candy Apple, Candy Corn and Cheeseburger-On-A-Stick [Courtesy of the Florida State Fair]
  10. Draped against the St. Petersburg skyline on Tuesday evening on January 14, 2020, the Bella Vita is visible as it docks in Port St. Pete. The yacht is nearly 250 feet long and costs about $650,000 to charter for a week in the winter, according to broker Moran Yacht and Ship. It can accommodate 12 passengers between its six staterooms and six decks, and a staff of 22. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  11. An Australian shepherd named Waylon gets some pampering from Kathryn Ross-Nash at the Florida Gulf Coast Classic Cluster of Dog Shows held Jan. 9-13 and Jan. 15-19 at Florida Classic Park in Brooksville.  Ross-Nash of Bradenton is an owner/breeder/handler of Australian shepherds and has been showing dogs for 30 years. "I love the show. Love the set-up, and I'm close to home," she said. [MICHELE MILLER  |  Times]
  12. Ava Calvin, 5, participates in a unity dance during the First Night of Kwanzaa in St. Petersburg ceremony on Thursday evening. [BOYZELL HOSEY  |  Tampa Bay Times]