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

David Crosby performs with friends, local theaters screen ‘The Cold Blue’ and Paul Wilborn reads from his debut book.
On Thursday, David Crosby plays the Billheimer Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater. [Courtesy of Anna Webber]
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. atthecap.com.

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. mfastpete.org.

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. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

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. coconutscomedyclubs.com.

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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