Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (07.24-27.17)

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Celebrate another week with some fantastic events in the Sunshine City! The Rays are at home, Red Mesa Cantina celebrates Tequila Day, mayoral candidates debate at The Palladium and so much more! Special thanks to @skankpresents for the great #instaBURG photo.

Here’s your full events guide:

 

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Bay Harbor Summer Camp Giveaway
Bay Harbor Hotel is awarding two families with a 2-day staycation at the hotel and a 3-day summer camp experience at the Lowry Park Zoo. All families with children ages 5 – 13 will have the chance to win. The camp includes morning & after care, lunch, a free t-shirt and a ticket to visit the zoo. Kids will enjoy activities like feeding a giraffe, touching a giant tortoise or stingrays, and so much more. The two selected families will receive a grand prize of: a paid 3-day camp at Lowry Park Zoo for up to 2 children (August 7 – August 9), a 2-night stay for the family at Bay Harbor Hotel, and dinner at Beach Bar | Restaurant paid for by the hotel. CLICK HERE to enter.

 

Monday, July 24

Tequila Day at Red Mesa Cantina
Celebrate National Tequila Day at Red Mesa Cantina! Enjoy $5 Hornitos Plata Shots, $5 Hornitos Plata handmade margaritas and $3 Cantina margaritas. Celebrate goes from open-close, 11am-midnight. Red Mesa Cantina, 128 3rd Street South.

Public Forum – St. Petersburg Archaeological Parks Virtual Application Project at Lake Vista Recreation Center
The purpose of the public forum is to provide the community with a lecture style overview of the progress that has been made pertaining to the Indian Mounds at Abercrombie, Jungle Prada/De Narvaez, Maximo, and Indian Mound Parks as it relates to the Virtual Application project. City staff members will be available to discuss the project. Begins at 6pm. Lake Vista Center, 1401 62nd Avenue South.

Happy Hour at Proper Kitchen and Cocktails (All Week)
Get out for Proper Hour on the block. Enjoy $6 cocktails from 4-7pm Monday through Friday. Proper Kitchen and Cocktails, 344 1st Avenue South.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field (Monday-Wednesday)
The Rays face the Orioles this week at Tropicana. Game at 7:10pm on Monday and Tuesday, 12:10pm on Wednesday. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Old Soul Open Mic at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
A place for all musicians to work on their material! Hosted by Jason Frilot from Freelow, Old Soul Open Mic is a free event held in the cozy SubCentral At The Iberian Rooster Speakeasy. 9pm-midnight. SubCentral, 475 Central Avenue.

Clothing Optional Yoga for Women at The Body Electric
Join Rachel Miller for a liberating yoga session by candelight. Feel good about your body. Free yourself of negative, socially-constructed emotions like embarrassment and shame. Experience a deep connection with your self and with others that’s possible when we show courage in vulnerability. And mostly, just get those annoying clothes out of the way! 7:30-9pm. $22. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

 

Tuesday, July 25

City of St. Pete Mayoral Debate at The Palladium
Incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman and former Mayor Rick Baker will square off as they debate in front of a live television audience at the Palladium Theater. The debate is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9 along with the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College. Begins at 7pm. Tickets are free and available as of Tuesday, July 11 at noon. Tickets are limited to 2 per person, and must be picked up in person during regular Palladium Box Office hours – Noon-3pm, Tuesdays through Fridays and 3 hours prior to most performances. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Talking Dreads at State Theatre
Talking Dreads perform live at State Theatre this Tuesday at 7pm. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Pier Beer Night at Cycle Brewing
This Summer, come grab a beer and learn about the St. Pete Pier! Cycle Brewing is hosting the City of St. Pete’s next Pier Beer Night on the Pier Beer Summer Series tour. CYCLE WILL BE BREWING A SPECIAL PIER BEER and members of the Pier team will be hanging out and answering questions about the project. Pier information, images and updates will be up at the brewery all week (Monday-Friday). 5:30-7pm. Cycle Brewing, 534 Central Avenue.

Open Mic Comedy and Karaoke at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Calling all comedians! Funniest folk of the night will win cash prizes and bar tabs. Followed by Karaoke stylings of John Colby with Colbyoke. 9pm-midnight. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

 

Wednesday, July 26

Eco Therapy Hatha Yoga in the Garden at St. Pete Eco-Village
Come set your morning intention with Eco Therapy Hatha Yoga in the garden. Connect with the sounds of nature and the environment. The intention is to connect with our inner nature and our outdoor surroundings. Lisette will be teaching a restorative hatha yoga class. 8-8:45am. Donations are $10. St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.

Simmer and Sift: Lauren Macellaro at Museum of Fine Arts
This summer’s Simmer & Sift: Summer Cooking Series celebrates Florida’s culinary history and innovation in conjunction with the MFA’s special exhibition, Skyway. The event begins at 6pm with guest check-in and a signature cocktail, followed by a discussion with the historian from 6:10-6:30pm. The Chef demonstration and tasting take place from 6:30-7:45pm. MFA members are $40 per person; non-members are $50 per person for each event. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Community Math Bee at Johnson Community Library
Kids demonstrate their knowledge and compete for prizes in one of three groups: Entering grades: 1 & 2; 3 & 4; 5 & 6. Study packets are available at Johnson Community Library. 5:30pm. Johnson Community Library, 1059 18th Avenue South.

Disaster Preparedness/Recovery for Small Business Owners at St. Pete Greenhouse
Is your business prepared for a disaster? Unfortunately, the sun does not always shine in Tampa Bay; but if you are prepared, your business may shine through no matter what the forecast. Learn strategies for preparing your business for hurricane season and other potential disasters as well as SBA Disaster Recovery Loan information. This is a required workshop for certification as a City of St. Petersburg Small Business Enterprise (SBE). 2-4pm. FREE event but registration is required. St. Pete Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North.

Lurid Vultures and DJ D-Fett at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
New Wave jams by Lurid Vultures & DJ set from DJ D-Fett. 9:30pm-2:30am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason at American Stage Theatre (Wednesday and Thursday)
When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections and asks: Is technology bringing us closer together…or making us virtual strangers? Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

Public Forum – St. Petersburg Archaeological Parks Virtual Application Project at Sunshine Center
The purpose of the public forum is to provide the community with a lecture style overview of the progress that has been made pertaining to the Indian Mounds at Abercrombie, Jungle Prada/De Narvaez, Maximo, and Indian Mound Parks as it relates to the Virtual Application project. City staff members will be available to discuss the project. Begins at 6pm. Sunshine Center, 330 5th Street North.

 

Thursday, July 27

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UNIFIED — #GenderEquality at Morean Center for Clay
The United Nations Association of Tampa Bay is proud to present UNIFIED, Florida’s premier live-art charity event focused on celebrating the Women of Tampa Bay. This will be an exciting night of live art, performances and discussions designed to positively promote Gender Equality, featuring locally and internationally recognized artists, performers, and community leaders. A portion of proceeds from each ticket will go directly back to feeding the hungry of Tampa Bay thanks to Inside The Box Cafe & Catering, PLUS a portion of the proceeds from the art auction will go to Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA). The event begins at 6pm. Tickets from $90-$100. Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street South.

ArtFlix – Chillida, Art and Dreams at The Dali Museum
ArtFlix is a film series that features art-related documentaries and feature films. Made with the poetic view of his daughter, the film was shot in eight years in which she approached her father’s creative processes. It offers a wide, and in first person portrait of Chillida talking about his beginnings in art and about the last project that he devised for the Mountain Tindaya of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands). Begins at 6pm. The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Boulevard.

Marie Antoinette at freeFall Theatre
This pulsating contemporary look at one of history’s most enigmatic pariahs puts Marie Antoinette under the microscope of our own society’s obsession with celebrity. While Marie distracts herself with fanciful and decadent diversions in Versailles, the “have-nots” grow increasingly intolerant of the excesses of the “haves.” What happens when a leader grows absurdly out of touch with those being led? Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue.

No Need with Avenue Icon at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
NoNeed is a four-piece Alternative-Reggae band thriving in Tampa Bay, but quickly stretching its influence across the state and Southeast. The band’s sound is rooted in a rock-alternative foundation with reggae and fusion undertones. 9pm-3am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance Hearing at City Hall
St Pete City Council committee will hear the single-use plastic bag ban ordinance for the first time. The 5-member committee will read it, discuss it, and ultimately vote on whether or not the ordinance can go forward in the process. If St Pete bans the bag, it will be only the second city on Florida to do so. Everyone is welcome to join this committee meeting to show support for banning the bag in St Pete. There is no public comment period during this meeting. 3:30=4:30pm. City Hall, 175 5th Street North.

 

 

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