Do It Today: GIFF screens Adrift at the Tampa Museum of Art, Music and Movies in North Straub Park, and meet Dog the Bounty Hunter of the seas

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 Elliston’s 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. 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. Thurs., May 13, 12 p.m., Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, free.

Gasparilla International Film Festival's latest selection in the Global Lens Film Series is Vietnamese director Bui Thac Chuyen's Adrift (pictured). As the name implies, it's about the human condition of feeling lost and alone in the everyday ebb and flow of life, as embodied by a young newlywed who finds herself caught in a love triangle with her best friend and a handsome stranger on a summer trip to Hanoi.  7 p.m. Thurs., May 13, Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, $8, $5 students, seniors and TMA members, --Franki Weddington

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