Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, May 16

Chelsea Handler appears at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Whitechapel plays Jannus Live and Shamarr Allen stops by Crowbar.
On Thursday, don’t miss comedian Chelsea Handler at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall. [Courtesy of Emily Shur]
On Thursday, don’t miss comedian Chelsea Handler at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall. [Courtesy of Emily Shur]
Published May 15
Updated May 15

Chelsea Handler: The comic’s “sit-down comedy tour,” Life Will be the Death of Me, is based on her latest book and first memoir. $72.50-$92.50. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com

Whitechapel: Named after the Whitechapel district in East London, this deathcore outfit from Knoxville, Tenn., performs, along with Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured and Buried Above. $25-$28. 4:30 p.m. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550. jannuslive.com.

Shamarr Allen: The musician blends jazz and brass band music with bounce, hip-hop, funk, soul and R&B. $11-$14. 7 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. (813) 241-8600. crowbarybor.com.

Global Day of Discovery: Embrace the unexpected with craft beer and spirits, local artists displaying and selling their work, live music and chef-inspired fare in the Vinoy Tea Garden. Admission includes 12 tickets for food or drink. $30-$35. 6 p.m. The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. globaldayofdiscovery2019.eventbrite.com.

The Dixie Swim Club: A comedy following the friendship of five women over several decades. Dinner included with admission. Runs through July 14. $36. 11 a.m. Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N, Clearwater. (727) 446-5898. earlybirddinnertheater.com.

Kortney Shane Williams: This standup comedian has appeared on Comedy Central, NBC and Fox. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653. coconutscomedyclubs.com.

Preserve the ’Burg Movies in the Park: Pay what you can to enjoy live music, plus food from local vendors. The series’ latest installment screens Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze and Whoopie Goldberg. Free, but donations appreciated. 7 p.m. North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 463-4612.

Orange Blossom Jamboree: The four-day music and art festival offers camping, vendors, food and a full lineup of tunes. Bands like Applebutter Express, Holey Miss Moley and Come Back Alice perform. Runs through Sunday. $80-$110. 8 a.m. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-3082. orangeblossomjamboree.com.

To Watch

SEASON FINALE Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 10 p.m., NBC: The show wraps up its milestone 20th season. In the finale, a teenager is found dead in the Hudson River and Lt. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) suspects Rob Miller (guest star Titus Welliver) is behind the mysterious death, but has trouble proving it.

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