Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, May 30

Caddy’s Pub welcomes summer with ‘Hook,’ comic Kevin Farley performs and the Straz Center hosts a five-course dinner.
Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman), right, confronts Peter Banning (Robin Williams) in ‘Hook.’ [TriStar Pictures]
Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman), right, confronts Peter Banning (Robin Williams) in ‘Hook.’ [TriStar Pictures]
Published May 29
Updated May 29

Widescreen on the Water Summer Kickoff: Expect themed food and drink specials, alongside a showing of 1991 classic Hook on the “boat screen.” Pirate and fairy costume contests also await. Free. 7 p.m. Caddy’s Pub, 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. (727) 595-3172.

Kevin Farley: The brother of late comedy legend Chris Farley has a recurring role on comic Bill Burr’s animated Netflix series F is For Family. $10-$16.50. 8:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

That’s the Spirit: Five local chefs execute a five-course dinner at on-site restaurant Maestro’s, paired with cava-inspired cocktails from area bartenders. The Boozy Pig, Osteria, Sekuski on the Beach, the Bricks and the C House, to name a few, participate. $100 and up. 6:30 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827.

Flavor Tripping: Now in its second year, this gathering is what happens when you eat “miracle fruit” — small red berries that turn tart and savory offerings sweet — before sampling your way through chips, fruit, cheese, sauces and other bites, plus and 81Bay Brewing Co. suds. The first 50 attendees to purchase a ticket online score $5 flights of beer. $10, $7 members in advance; $12 day of. 7 p.m. May 30. 81Bay Brewing Co., 4465 W Gandy Blvd., Tampa.

The Bay Area Comedy Bash: A bill of local comedians take the stage at the Brass Mug. $20, $30 VIP. 7 p.m. 1450 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 972-8152.

Steve Arik: The comic, originally from Milwaukee, has spent more than 25 years entertaining audiences. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.

Preserve the ’Burg Movies in the Park: Enjoy live music and the last film in this series of screenings, Dr. Seuss favorite The Lorax, as well as food from local vendors. Pay what you can. 7 p.m. North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 463-4612.

To Watch

NBA Finals, 9 p.m., ABC: Hoop dreams are on the line in basketball’s game of thrones. The two teams that survived the league’s brutal playoff grind meet in a best-of-seven series. Mike Breen, along with Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy, call the action.

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