Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, May 31

Deon Cole performs at the Improv, Blackbear visits St. Petersburg and Luann de Lesseps appears at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre.
Deon Cole, shown here in an episode of TBS series ‘Angie Tribeca,’ will perform Friday through Sunday at Tampa Improv. [Courtesy of Katrina Marcinowski/Turner]
Deon Cole, shown here in an episode of TBS series ‘Angie Tribeca,’ will perform Friday through Sunday at Tampa Improv. [Courtesy of Katrina Marcinowski/Turner]
Published May 30

Deon Cole: The comedian and actor, who appears on Black-ish, has his own Comedy Central special and was a writer on the short-lived Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. $25, $35 VIP. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.

Blackbear: After the release of his latest album Anonymous, this rapper hits the road as part of his Dead 2 the World tour. $31 and up. 7:30 p.m. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550. jannuslive.com.

Countess Luann de Lesseps: The star of The Real Housewives of New York presents a cabaret-style act with songs, stories and anecdotes. $59.50 and up. 8 p.m. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com/bilheimer-capitol-theatre.

Jungle Prada Site Tour: Go on a guided tour of Jungle Prada, the landing site of the 1528 Panfilo de Narvaez expedition. $10, $4 ages 2-12. 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 1700 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 430-2677. discoverfloridatours.com.

Ankle Socks PB&J Sour Release: Bring your growler to the official debut of Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company’s PB&J-inspired sour. Ankle Socks is brewed with a combination of blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries, plus roasted peanuts, wheat and milk sugar. Expect a food truck on-site. No cover (food/drink additional). 3 p.m. 4400 118th Ave. N, Clearwater. (727) 755-3423. pairodicebrewing.com.

Blanke: This Australian bass-blasting dubstep artist performs for free, but only if you RSVP on Facebook. Free. 10 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-4050. theritzybor.com.

Kevin Farley: The brother of late comedy legend Chris Farley has a recurring role on comic Bill Burr’s animated Netflix series F is For Family. $10-$16.50. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Steve Arik: Originally from Milwaukee, a comedian who has spent more than 25 years entertaining audiences. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653. coconutscomedyclubs.com.

To Watch

When They See Us, Netflix: Created by Ava DuVernay, a four-part drama series about the notorious case of five teenagers of color — labeled the Central Park Five — who were convicted of a 1989 rape they did not commit. The cast includes Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman and Niecy Nash.

Deadwood: The Movie, 8 p.m., HBO: When David Milch’s searing Western left the air after three seasons in 2006, it was denied a proper ending. Now, 13 years later, the show’s frustrated fans finally get the closure they craved with a film that reunites us with saloon owner Al Swearengen (Ian McShane), Sheriff Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) and others as they gather to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. In the story line, former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds reopened. Returning cast members include Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Robin Weigert, Kim Dickens and Gerald McRaney.

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