Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, June 6

Enjoy freebies at Pete’s General, peruse the Summer RV Show and check out ‘Man of La Mancha’ at the Straz.
On Thursday, St. Petersburg store Pete’s General will formally celebrate its arrival in Historic Uptown with the Grand Opening Community Party. [MICHELLE STARK | Times]
On Thursday, St. Petersburg store Pete’s General will formally celebrate its arrival in Historic Uptown with the Grand Opening Community Party. [MICHELLE STARK | Times]
Published June 5
Updated June 5

Man of La Mancha: Mad Theatre presents this classic Broadway musical based on Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel Don Quixote. Runs through June 23 in Shimberg Playhouse. $26 and up. 7:30 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

Grand Opening Community Party: New in Historic Uptown, Pete’s General makes its launch official with Green Bench Brewing Co. beer samples, mini-bagels and vegan scoops of Plant and Love Ice Cream, plus live music. Free. 6 p.m. 495 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. petesgeneral.com.

Tampa Bay Summer RV Show: This huge Florida RV Trade Association expo returns with everything from the smallest folding tent camper to the biggest motor homes on the market. Also expect RV financing and insurance and camping club displays to help you get ready for vacation season. $5, $4 first responders, free for 16 and younger. 9 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 741-0488.

Sunset Beach Concert Series: Trop Rock Junkies perform during the musical celebration, where on-site parking is limited and concessions are for sale. Concertgoers can take a courtesy shuttle to and from the show and Tarpon Springs High School. Free. 7 p.m. Sunset Beach, 1800 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5628.

Rock the Park: With stadium-style seating, another free concert showcasing tunes by Kristopher James, Garden Club and Claire Vandiver. Free, food and drink additional. 7 p.m. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. (813) 274-8211.

Big Jay Oakerson: A comedian who has appeared on BET’s Comic View, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy. Oakerson hosts The Bonfire, the first live weekly show for Comedy Central on SiriusXM radio, as well. $15 and up. 8 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.

Next Fall: This play examines the five-year relationship between two gay men. Runs through June 16. $18 and up. 8 p.m. Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. (727) 322-0316. gulfportcommunityplayers.org.

Darryl Lenox: You know the Vancouver comic from Conan and other appearances, in addition to his one-hour Starz special Blind Ambition. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653. coconutscomedyclubs.com.

To Watch

The Longest Day and Overlord, 5 p.m. PT and 8 p.m. ET, TCM: To mark the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, Turner Classic Movies is airing 24 hours of World War II films every Thursday in June.

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