Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (08.07-11.17)

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Celebrate another gorgeous summer week in the Sunshine City! The Red Sox face the Rays in a battle for AL East supremacy, book clubs with The Body Electric and Metro, craft beer dinners and so much more happening.

Here is your full events guide:

Monday, August 7

Goodwill Employment Workshops — Resume Development
Goodwill Job Connection is offering regular employment workshops on the first and third Mondays of every month at 3 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Main Library. Call 727.893.7724 to reserve a seat. Learn how to create your own resumé from 3-4pm, open resumé lab from 4-5pm. Workshops are free and open to the public. St. Pete Main Library, 3745 9th Avenue North.

Kids Eat Free at The Melting Pot – St. Pete (Monday and Tuesday)
In honor of National Kids Day, kids eat free cheese, entree and chocolate August 6-8. Click HERE for details and to make a reservation. Melting Pot St. Pete, 2221 4th Street North.

Kaleigh Baker at The Hideaway Cafe
Kaleigh Baker, Matt Walker, Sam Farmer and Mark Cunningham perform live at The Hideaway this Monday. Begins at 7pm. FREE. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Old Soul Open Mic Night at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
A place for all musicians to work on their material! Hosted by Jason Frilot from Freelow. 9pm-midnight. SubCentral, 475 Central Avenue.

 

Tuesday, August 8

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field (Tuesday and Wednesday)
The Rays face the Red Sox Tuesday and Wednesday at Tropicana. It’s a race to the postseason as the Rays look to surpass the Sox in the AL East. Games at 7:10pm both nights. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Spanglish in August at Right Around The Corner Bar
Hablas Español? Quieres practicar? Come have a cerveza and practice your Español. The group meets the second Tuesday de la mes to practice conversational Spanish. It’s a great way to practice your Spanish and meet some awesome gente! Begins at 7:30pm. Right Around the Corner, 2244 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. 9pm-midnight. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Pier Beer Night at Cage Brewing
This Summer, come grab a beer and learn about the St. Pete Pier! 5th stop: Cage Brewing. Cage Brewing is hosting the City of St. Pete’s next Pier Beer Night on the Pier Beer Summer Series tour. 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. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South.

Ladies Night at The Melting Pot
Satisfy your fondue craving with your choice of cheese fondue, salad, and chocolate fondue for only $20.95! Add an entree of chicken, teriyaki sirloin, or shrimp for only $9.95. Six signature cocktails for $6 and half off bottles of wine! Melting Pot, 2221 4th Street North.

Pilates and Pints at Flying Boat Brewing
Join the community for a fun fusion of fitness and craft beer with Pilates & Pints, presented by Flying Boat Brewing Co. 8-10pm. $10 – includes pilates class and a pint of the Flying Boat brew of your choice. Flying Boat Brewing Co., 1776 11th Avenue North.

Green Bench Drafts: Drink + Draw with Johnny Vitale
Get your draw on with one of St. Pete’s finest, most well known artists while he shares with you some tricks of the trade. If you haven’t been to DRAFTS yet, now is the time! Get down on some free creative education, WHILE gettin’ down on some craft beverages. ? All you need is your pens, pencils, and paper! 7-9pm. Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

 

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Wednesday, August 9

Eco Therapy Hatha Yoga in the Garden at St. Pete Eco-Village
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. She has been an educator for 23 years with a Masters in Physical Education and has received her certification in northern India in the vicinity of his holiness, the Dalai Lama. Bring your own mat, a beach towel, a water bottle and natural mosquito repellent. 8-8:45am. $10 donations. St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.

Book Club: Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach at The Body Electric Yoga
“Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering,” says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork–all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled. Book club runs from 5:30-6:30pm. Free, but you must purchase your own book. Register in advance online. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

Whiskey Wednesday at The Melting Pot
Enjoy The Melting Pot’s new Whiskey Wednesday! 1/2 off all whiskey cocktails. The Melting Pot, 2221 4th Street North.

True Stories Storytelling Show at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe
August is one of those months, the kind of hot and sticky that puts you in a mood to quit. Keep St. Pete Lit is ready to honor that at True Stories, where the theme for our August show will be QUITTING. The featured teller will be Mike Mayleben, three-time True Stories champ. Begins at 7pm. Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe, 2927 Central Avenue.

Blues Night with Betty Fox Band at The Hideaway
Eveyr 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, Betty Fox hosts a blues jam at Hideaway Cafe. Doors will open at 6pm for dinner and drinks. And music will go from 7:30-10:30pm. FREE. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Marie Antoinette at freeFall Theatre (All Weekend)
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.

Witchgrass Wednesday at The Ale and The Witch
Witchgrass Wednesday is a live weekly open bluegrass jam at The Ale and The Witch. Bring an instrument, your voice, or just yourself and come enjoy a fun evening of good ol’ fashioned pickin’ and tunes. Music starts at 7pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Book Club with METRO and Wordier Than Thou
New LGBT book club. Each month the group will read books by LGBTQ authors or that have LGBTQ themes and characters. This month’s book: Damn Straight by Elizabeth Sims. 7-8:30pm. LGBT Welcome Center, 2227 Central Avenue.

 

Thursday, August 10

Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field (Thursday through Sunday)
The Rays face The Indians Thursday at Tropicana Field. Click HERE for tickets and start times. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Tito’s Thursday at The Melting Pot
Each Thursday enjoy any Tito’s Handmade cocktail for only $5! The Melting Pot, 2221 4th Street North.

Living Room Live Open Mic at Hideaway Cafe
The Hideaway invites all singer/songwriters to join us for this Thursday’s open mic night, a.k.a. Living Room Live. Named Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay 2014 for “Best Open Mic Night”, the Hideaway Cafe has opened up its doors and its stage for the past 8 years to countless rising talents as well as seasoned veterans who have made a career of music. Doors open at 6pm. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Mallory at The Ale and The Witch
Enjoy live music at The Witch. Mallory performs from 8:30-10:30pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Iruption, J Marquis at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Iruption, J Marquis, Purple Drapes, Darnel Holloway, Mwiza Simfukwe to perform at SubCentral. 9pm-2am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

 

Friday, August 11

First Annual Craft Beer Experience Dinner at The Mahaffey
Five course beer pairing dinner prepared by Chef Jeffrey Hileman of Locale Market. Enjoy rare and exclusive beers and a culinary experience to be remembered! Ticket includes admission to the 97X Craft Beer Experience the following night. Begins at 6pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Mahaffey, 400 1st Street South.

St. Pete Pub Crawl with Escape Brewing
Please join the Escape Brewing Company team in St. Pete for their first pub crawl. Special tappings at each location plus a special cask beer at The Ale and the Witch. Begins at Hops and Props at 5pm, then Ale and the Witch, follwed by Kings Street Food Counter and finally Independent Bar on Central Ave. Click HERE for full details.

La Lucha Featuring Jeff Rupert at Marty Morell at The Palladium
“Best of The Bay” trio, La Lucha returns with special guests featuring an evening of all new original music, inspired by pet rocks, brains, & A.C. Slater. La Lucha is John O’Leary (piano), Alejandro Arenas (bass) and Mark Feinman (drums). The trio will be joined by special guests Marty Morell (vibraphone/drums) who played with the Bill Evans Trio for seven years. Begins at 8pm. Reserved tickets are $18, $22. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Christie Lenee at Hideaway Cafe
Christie Lenee returns to the Hideaway stage. Doors open at 6pm, show begins at 8pm. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Sandy Grecco at The Queens Head
Sandy Grecco performs live at The Queens Head Friday night. Show from 7:30-10:30pm. The Queens Head, 2501 Central Avenue.

Chillable Reds at Winesmith
tasting Chillable Reds: a lovely, rustic Loire Valley Pinot Noir/Gamay blend, a not-to-dry, not-to-sweet, savory Italian Lambrusco, a slightly tart, dry Spanish Trepat, a juicy, easy drinking Argentinian Malbec, a bone-dry, rustic Chilean peasant wine and a 100% Chilean Carignan from a 125 year old, dry farmed vineyard. 6-9pm. This tasting is $15/person. Must be 21 to attend. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

Contemporary Icons: Wayne Davis and Dimitri Lykoudis at Studio@620
Icons are everywhere, from television personalities to billboard advertisements, we are continually confronted with portraiture. This exhibition, pairing works from artists Wayne Davis and Dimitri Lykoudis, explores the roles modern icons hold in our society. Davis’ works are created after observing and reflecting on a given moment taken from a televised story line. Lykoudis’ series, “Secular Saints”, reflects on how portraiture promotes stereotypes and serves as a form of social reflection. Opening reception from 6-9pm on Friday. Free admission. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Ace Jackson and the Jump Kings at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Roots Rocking Jump Blus and Swing music in the coolest cocktail lounge on Central Ave. Dress is casual but wear your dancing shoes ! Gonna’ be some jitterbugging and rug cuttin. 9pm-1am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Betty Fox Band at TapHouse 61
Betty Fox Band performs live at TapHouse 61 this Friday. 9pm-midnight. TapHouse 61, 2061 Central Avenue.

King Complex / Kerry Courtney (Goodnight Neverland)/ Pans Permia at The Bends
Join The Bends for a night of raw beats, post rock sounds and indie vibes. Music from 10pm-2am. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.

 

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