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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, July 11

On Thursday, a.k.a. 7-Eleven Day, pick up a free Slurpee from your closest 7-Eleven. [LARRY CROW | Associated Press]
Published Jul. 10

7-Eleven Day: 7-Elevens around the country celebrate the convenience store franchise's unofficial birthday by giving away one small Slupree per person. Free. 11 a.m. Locations vary. 7-eleven.com.

MetroCon: Now in its 17th year, a huge anime celebration featuring four days of voice actors, exhibitors, video games and films, plus collectibles and cosplay artists. Runs through Sunday. $30 and up, $10 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. Noon. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. (813) 274-8511.

Summer Crush: Don't miss the exhibition of work from local photography-based artist collective Separate Checks. Free. 6 p.m. CL Space, 1911 N 13th St., Tampa. sepchecks.com.

Meet Our Food Critic: Welcome the new Tampa Bay Times food critic Helen Freund at this casual happy hour with drink specials and snacks. Bring your questions and suggestions on area hot spots for her to try. No cover. 6 p.m. Pete's General, 495 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 440-6183.

Dean Johanesen and the 24 Hour Men's Speakeasy: A hard-swinging rhythm section backs the performer cabaret-style, as he weaves together new music and stories about old times. $12-$15; $24 reserved. 7:30 p.m. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590. mypalladium.org.

Jekyll & Hyde — The Musical: This horror-drama production is loosely based on the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. It marks the inaugural presentation for Wilde, a new local theater company. $25, $20 seniors, $15 students. 8 p.m. George M. Steinbrenner High Theatre, 5575 W Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz. (813) 377-3939. wildetheatre.org.

Steve Trevino: The Mexican-American comic was a writer on Mind of Mencia and has specials on Showtime and Netflix. $18 and up. 8:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Martin Montana: Check out a performance from the comedian who voices the talking orange slice Wedgehead for Shock Top. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653. coconutscomedyclubs.com.

Opera at the Dalí: Singers from the St. Petersburg Opera Company perform on the helical staircase. $10 and up. 6 p.m. The Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767. thedali.org.

Cobb Summer Movie Series: Cobb Theatres screen more than 10 films during this seasonal cinematic celebration. Up next are Emoji Movie and Madagascar. Runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 1. Free. 10 a.m. Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 796-1070.

To Watch

SEASON PREMIERE The Outpost, 9 p.m., the CW: When the fantasy-adventure series returns for Season 2, Talon summons a new threat, recalling the ghosts of her childhood. Also, while Garret hunts for Dred, Gwynn prepares the Outpost for war.

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