Five Things to Do Today

1. Adult Swim has turned its animated series, Metalocalypse – about the exploits of Dethklok, a virtual death metal band (pictured) – into a national tour. In an interview with Ultimate Guitar, Brendon Small (the real-life producer of Dethklok’s music) said that the Dethklok show will be like that of the Gorillaz, with animated characters but also featuring Small's ensemble of live musicians performing visibly. The tour stops at Jannus Landing tonight.

2. Beach Theatre hosts 7 and 10 p.m. sneak preview screenings of Hancock, Will Smith’s new summer blockbuster where he plays a hard drinking superhero who hires a PR man (played by Jason Bateman) to help him clean up his public image.

3. Dreamers Against Drugs is a program that’s sponsored by the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department and features a theatrical production “by kids, for kids, and about kids” ages 10-16. The 30-minute show incorporates acting, music and dance and outlines the dangers of drugs, illegal and otherwise. The kids perform the piece today in Tampa at George Bartholomew North Tampa Center (8608 N. 12th St.) at 1:30 p.m.; other performances occur over the next few weeks.

4. Inkwood Books takes part in the nationwide observance of Independents Week, a salute to locally-owned independent businesses, and celebrates being “IndieBound” with some July specials. Locals who shop at the store beginning today through July 7 get a 20 percent discount on all indie bestsellers, and throughout the month of July, customers who mention the Tampa Independent Business Alliance (TIBA) receive an overall 10 percent discount on their purchases.  

5. Free Networking International offers a workshop and networking event at Perkins in Palm Harbor from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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