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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, Aug. 8

On Thursday, the next flick that the Gulfport Public Library will feature as part of its LGBTQ Film Series is “Southwest of Salem.” [SCOTT KEELER | Times (2018)]
Published Aug. 7

Southwest of Salem: As part of its LGBTQ Film Series, the Gulfport Public Library shows this documentary about four Latina lesbians, known as the "San Antonio Four," who were wrongfully convicted of gang raping two little girls. Free. 7 p.m. 5501 28th Ave. S. (727) 893-1074.

Hopped Up on Democracy: The nonpartisan, beer-fueled gathering is part trivia night, part game show and part scavenger hunt. Registration is required. Free. 7 p.m. Flying Boat Brewing Co., 1776 11th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-5197.

Classic Albums Live: The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre observes the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed by performing the iconic album in full. It features hits like Gimme Shelter and You Can't Always Get Want You Want. $35 and up. 8 p.m. 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

Taylor Williamson: This standup comic was the second place finalist on Season 8 of Last Comic Standing and has an Amazon special. $14 and up. 8:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Big, Loud and Live 16: Catch all the action on the big screen as 15 of Drum Corps International's top performers hit the field for the DCI World Championship Preliminaries. Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar and Citrus Park 20 in Tampa also participate. $18 (price may vary by theater). 6:30 p.m. Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. (727) 525-7777.

Hank McGauley: The Cleveland comedian appeared in the 1992 movie Passenger 57. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653. coconutscomedyclubs.com.

To Watch

Elementary, 10 p.m., CBS: The crime series nears its end. In this penultimate episode, tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach inadvertently provides Holmes and Watson with a lead that could give them evidence that brings him to justice.

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