In conjunction with St. Pete's Waterfront Parks Centennial Celebration, 'Burgians (Burgers? Burgites?) are invited to May Movies and Music for picnic in the park each Thursday with a month's worth of free concerts and movie screenings, including: music by Gail Trippsmith and the premier showing of award-winning producer Larry Ellistons St. Petersburg: New Place in the Sun (May 13); songs by Raiford Starke and A Shot in the Dark, starring Peter Sellers (May 20); and a concert by songstress Valerie Wisecracker and Arsenic and Old Lace, starring Cary Grant (May 27). Music begins at 7 p.m.; movies screen at dark, North Straub Park, St. Petersburg.
It's like Dog the Bounty Hunter meets pirates of the high seas: Captain Max Hardberger's tales of repossessing illegitimately seized freighters in his new book, Seized, is fodder enough for a whole swashbuckling series and a reality show to boot. inkwoodbooks.com. Thurs., May 13, 7 p.m., Inkwood Books, Tampa.
We might not be lucky enough to lounge around eating bonbons and buying Picassos for our art collections all day, but once a month, DFAC's Coffee and Conversation lets us pretend that we are. Enjoy free java, and an equally stimulating discussion with artist Patsie McCandless, who waxes artistic on PaperSolo -- works created wholly in paper. dfac.org. Thurs., May 13, 12 p.m., Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, free.