Thursday Night Hang: This free courtyard party at Jannus Live will feature live music from Lonesome City Travelers and Between Bluffs as well as a Guitar Hero tournament on stage with a big-screen, beer pong, table tennis, darts and cornhole. It starts at 7 p.m. at 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. Free.
Our town conversation: Host Carol Mickett, a philosopher and artist, sits down tonight with Charley Morgan, American sailboat racer and designer and founder of Morgan Yachts. There will be snacks and cocktails at Cafe Gala at 6:30 p.m. at Dalí Museum, One Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. It's free, but reservations required at (727) 823-3767 or www.thedali.org/tickets.
3 Pint Harmony: Florida's own Irish rock band performs tunes reminiscent of Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys at 9 p.m. at Gaspar's Grotto, 1805 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 248-5900; www.gasparsgrotto.com.
Coconuts Standup Comedy Competition: This standup comedy competition will send a local comic to the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival in November. The professional comedians who will serve as judges include Darryl Lenox and Leslie Norris, and will also get on stage for a set. Show is 9:30 p.m. at TradeWinds Sandpiper Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $25. (727) 360-7935.
Kids and family
Pop-Up Theatre: Grab one of the available bean bag chairs and watch Despicable Me at 2 p.m. at Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Suite 2096, Clearwater. Free.
X Games, 7 p.m., ESPN: Get ready for 25 hours of skateboarding and motocross on this network, ESPN2 and ABC.
Black Tide: Voices From the Gulf, 9 p.m., Animal Planet: If you've forgotten so much about the gulf oil spill that you're shopping at BP stations again, watch this and feel more anger. Not that it matters, because BP gets money whether you buy gas at its stations or not.
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