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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, May 23

On Thursday, David Crosby plays the Billheimer Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater. [Courtesy of Anna Webber]
Published May 22

David Crosby and Friends: The legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter tours in support of his latest album Sky Trails. $59.50 and up. 8 p.m. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Book Reading and Discussion: Author Paul Wilborn discusses and reads from Cigar City: Tales from a 1980s Creative Ghetto. His first work of fiction is based on the 1980s in Tampa's Ybor City. Included with admission. 6:30 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE. (727) 896-2667.

The Cold Blue: This new film contains 1943 raw color footage of the air war over Nazi Germany, which award-winning director William Wyler filmed for his documentary The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. Also showing at AMC Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar and Regal Cinemas Citrus Park 20 in Tampa. $16.05 (price may vary by theater). 7:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. (727) 525-7777.

Inside Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5: Ahead of the performance, conductor Michael Francis dissects the composition and discusses composer Dmitri Shostakovich's story. Pay what you can. 7:30 p.m. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-3337.

Preserve the 'Burg Movies in the Park: Enjoy live music and a flick, plus food from local vendors. This week's screening is Oscar-nominated musical La La Land. Pay what you can. 7 p.m. North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 463-4612.

Jon Reep: This standup comedian and actor, who played the stoned farmer in Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and won Season 5 of Last Comic Standing, hits the stage. $16 and up. 8:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Mike Rivera: Originally from San Francisco, the comic has appeared on America's Funniest Teacher and The View. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.

To Watch

SEASON PREMIERE Elementary, 10 p.m., CBS: As the show begins its seventh and final season, Holmes and Watson are still in London, serving as consultants for Scotland Yard. Their latest case takes them inside the tabloid journalism industry when a popular model is the victim of an acid attack.

The Red Nose Day Special, 8 p.m., NBC: Musical performances and comedic sketches to raise money and change lives for children in need. The list of performers includes Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Kate McKinnon, Milo Ventimiglia and Jane Lynch.

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  1. Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, shown here in the 1978 film "Grease," will make a Dec. 14 appearance in Tampa for a film sing-along and meet and greet with fans. AP
    The actors, who both have ties to the Tampa Bay area, will also do a question and answer session and meet some fans.
  2. Winter the dolphin, shown here in 2010, calls the Clearwater Marine Aquarium home. Times (2010)
    Celebrate the Halloween season with Winter in Clearwater, plus St. Petersburg mural fest Shine continues and there’s Spooky Bingo in Tampa.
  3. Visit Artpool in St. Petersburg to find a costume and stay for their Halloween Bash on Saturday, featuring visual art, burlesque, a runway show and music. Photo by Marc Anthony Smith
    Big Halloween parties and more murals are going up around St. Petersburg, plus Post Malone, Wynonna and comedian Bill Engvall will be on local stages.
  4. On Sunday, Zac Brown Band will perform at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Courtesy of Diego Pernia
    Sing along to Zac Brown Band in Tampa, attend Open Streets St. Pete or stuff your face at Tampa’s Taste of Latino.
  5. Thunderstorms are expected this weekend in Tampa Bay, prompting the cancellation of several outdoor events. CHRIS URSO  |  Times (2014)
    MarineQuest and the St. Petersburg Science Festival have canceled their popular Saturday activities.
  6. Chad Mize, left, and Jay Hoff in front of the "Pride and Love" mural they completed with LGBTQ youth as part of this year's Shine Mural Festival. Courtesy of Annie West Ellzey
    The Shine Mural Festival continues in St. Petersburg, ‘Rocky Horror’ star Barry Bostwick hits Tampa Theatre and ZZ Top performs with Cheap Trick in Tampa.
  7. Susan Kelly of West Palm Beach puts the finishing touches on her "Harry Potter" chalk art at the Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival in 2017. LUIS SANTANA  |  Times (2017)
    Peruse the chalk art festival in Clearwater Beach, ‘The Last Podcast on the Left’ visits Tampa Theatre and taste the Flavors of the Gulf at John’s Pass.
  8. Billy Joel will return to Tampa for his Feb. 7 show at Amalie Arena. Times (2016)
    Billy Joel, Graham Nash, the Queers, Andrea Bocelli and more.
  9. The 53rd-annual Rattlesnake Festival will be held Oct. 19-20 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City. The weekend event, kicks off with a prelude concert featuring the Bellamy Brothers on Friday, and raises money for the Thomas Promise Foundation. The foundation provides meals for Pasco County school children who do not have regular access to nutritional meals on weekends when school is not in session. "LUIS SANTANA  |  TIMES"  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The annual festival offers a family-friendly outing while raising money to feed school children in need.
  10. Boys II Men perform during at the Grammy Museum gala tribute concert in 2013 in Los Angeles. PAUL A. HEBERT  |  Invision/AP
    The Clearwater Jazz Holiday and Hillsborough County fair open, plus the Morean Arts Center presents the “Picture My Life” exhibit and silent auction.