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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, June 13

The free-standing helical staircase, where the St. Petersburg Opera will perform Thursday at the Dali Museum, is shown here in this 2010 photo. [SCOTT KEELER | Times (2010)]
The free-standing helical staircase, where the St. Petersburg Opera will perform Thursday at the Dali Museum, is shown here in this 2010 photo. [SCOTT KEELER | Times (2010)]
Published Jun. 11

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 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

Summer Party: Water balloons and games for all ages drive this celebration of the season. Free. 3:30 p.m. Daisy Douglas Park, 601 Ninth Ave. N, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1545.

Davina and the Vagabonds: The band, influenced by icons like Aretha Franklin and Fats Domino, delivers a high-energy show. $25 and up. 8 p.m. The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 241-0110.

Book Club at the MFA: Get in on a discussion about Still Life with Oysters and Lemon by Mark Doty, this month's featured book that relates to a collection or exhibition. Free with admission. $10. 6:30 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE. (727) 896-2667.

BC Murphy: A comedian who's originally from New York takes the stage. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.

Frank Iero and the Future Violents: A former guitarist and vocalist of My Chemical Romance appears alongside his new band. $20. 7 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. (813) 241-8600.

Classic Albums Live: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's seminal blues-rock fusion debut with a performance of Led Zeppelin: I in its entirety. $35 and up. 8 p.m. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Slushii: A DJ, singer and producer highlighting pop nuggets in the dubstep, future bass, electro house and trap genres. $24. 9 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-4050.

Sunshine State Cluster Dog Show: The annual American Kennel Club event opens with more than 2,000 pups competing in conformation, dock diving, barn hunt and scent work. Vendors and health clinics are also featured. Runs through Sunday. $5, free for 12 and younger. 8 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (727) 644-4704.

To Watch

Siren, 8 p.m., Freeform: The mermaid fantasy drama returns with fresh episodes. Ben, Maddie and the other humans deal with the fallout from the attack on the oil rig. Meanwhile, the mermaids reacclimate to their ocean home.

SEASON PREMIERE Baskets, 10 p.m., FX: As the wildly offbeat comedy returns, big changes are underway for our rodeo clown. After 49 years, Chip decides it's time to move out of his mom's place, but even with the help of a life coach, leaving the nest is hard.

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