Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (04.14-16.17)

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2017 Sunscreen Film Festival
Celebrate the magic of cinema this April with the Sunscreen Film Festival. This multi-day event gives cinephiles the chance to participate in workshops and classes that will help further their appreciation of craft and help them cultivate their own filmmaking style. Expect celebrity appearances, screenings of acclaimed and buzzed about indie hits and more. Visit their website and Facebook page for more details. Films will screen at the Sundial, Palladium and American Stage Theatre April 27-30.

 

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New Dining Sets at Tampa Bay Furnishings
The boutique furniture and design studio has new dining sets that perfectly complement the spring season. This Parota Table set is a mix of elegance and comfort. Visit their showroom at 3034 Dr MLK Jr Street North to browse designs and find the pieces perfect for your space. You can also learn more by following them on Facebook and their website.

 

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Cinco De Mayo Celebration with Frankie Negron at Beach – Bay Harbor Hotel
Join Beach Restaurant for Cinco De Mayo festivities on their outdoor stage featuring Frankie Negron! They will have food, drinks, a fun crowd, and of course the music! Complimentary tequila shot/drink (age 21+) for those who arrive within the first hour (6:30-7:30pm). Festivities run from 6:30-10:30pm on May 5. Enjoy a $99 room rate visit for the event. Click HERE for full details and event reservations.

 

 

Friday, April 14

Going Coastal: Sharky Science at Weedon Island Preserve
Sharks have lived on earth for more than 450 million years -before the time of the dinosaurs! Learn about different types of sharks, where they live, what they eat, and much more, as we explore one of the ocean’s most revered creatures. This interactive program is recommended for all ages. 2-3:30pm. Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Island Drive Northeast.

Film Screening: The First at St. Pete Museum of History
In celebration of Jackie Robinson Day, the St. Petersburg Museum of History will show “The First,” a documentary film about the life and impact of Jackie Robinson. The film is produced by Bennett Zamoff, a Shorecrest faculty member, in concert with The Jackie Robinson Project of George Washington University. Begins at 7pm. Suggested donation of $5. St. Pete Museum of History, 253 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Pop Up Indie Market in the Fringe District
Start your Friday with the Indie Market in the Fringe District. Shop new and favorite vendors, eat at our food truck village, drink some Green Bench beer, and listen to DJ Holiday and a benefit show for Girls Rock Camp. The market runs from 5-9pm. This pop up will take place in the lot next to Coney Island, along the sidewalk in front of Star Booty Salon and Foolish Pride Tattoos and into the lot next to Planet Retro Records near 250 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North.

The Grass is Dead Live at The Ale and The Witch
The Grass is Dead has been adopting Grateful Dead songs in their own Bluegrass style since 1998 and have toured all over the Country and hve performed at many musical festivals along the way too. See them live in the Ale and the Witch courtyard Friday night. 8:30-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

David Amram: Music, Stories and Kerouac at The Palladium
At age 86, David Amram is still writing, playing and improvising. Said the Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns, “Amram seems to have taken a lesson from practically everything.” Indeed, Amram began his professional music career in the early ‘50s playing the French horn for symphonies, as well as with legendary jazz bands including Mingus, Gillespie and Hampton. Begins at 8pm. $25 advance, $30 day of show. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Voodoo Macbeth at Studio@620 (All Weekend)
The Studio@620 honors the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s legacy with “Voodoo Macbeth”, inspired by Orson Welles’ historic 1936 production. For those unfamiliar, the play centers on a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. An all African American cast directed by Bob Devin Jones, will include local notables Sharon Scott*, Kylin Brady, Nadine Smith, James L. Lincoln, and Cranstan Cumberbatch, and features Erica Sutherlin as Lady Macbeth and Calvin M. Thompson* as Macbeth. $25 general admission. Performances at 7pm on Friday, 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

 

Saturday, April 15

FREE April Yoga at Sundial St. Pete
Rise and shine, yogis! Free yoga returns to the Sundial St. Pete courtyard the third Saturday of every month. You can save time by pre-registering online. If you’ve pre-registered for past events then you don’t need to again. Day of registration begins at 8:30am, yoga class begins at 9am. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

St. Pete Preservation: Downtown Tour with a Literary Twist at Mirror Lake Library
St. Pete Preservation and Keep St. Pete Lit are partnering to offer this fun tweak to SPP’s traditional downtown walking tour, a historic tour with a literary twist! The tour will show off the special architecture found around Mirror Lake, including Lang’s Bungalow Court, the city’s hidden mini-neighborhood gem! Begins at 10am. $10 for non SPP members. Begins at Mirror Lake Library, 280 5th Street North.

The Body Electric Presents Yoga Poolside at The Hollander with Alexis Amery
Salute the sun with Alix Emery and a rotating case of characters from The Body Electric Yoga Company, and then cool off in the Hollander’s beautiful pool. All levels are welcome for this slow flow class and mats will be provided as needed. 8:30-9:30am. $5 BE Monthly and Annual Members / $10 Pre-Registered / $15 Door. The Hollander, 421 4th Avenue North.

Palm Talk and Stroll at Sunken Gardens
Rick Nale, long-time leader within the Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum and City Beautiful Commission, leads you on a special tour through the gardens to learn about their many palms. Runs from 10:30am-noon. Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth Street North.

Sound Healing Meditation at The Body Electric Yoga
Absorb the healing qualities of sound with musician Alexis Holland. Alexis has collected instruments from around the world that create profound effects on the body and mind. 6:30-7:15pm. $20 per person. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

Gallerie 909 3 Year Anniversary
It’s time to celebrate three years with Gallerie 909. They are inviting all singers, poets, artists that have ever performed at Gallerie 909 to return and celebrate with them! Come out and listen to live music, art project, games, food and more. Festivities will include an evening art market, family games, food and community art projects. 5-9pm. Gallerie 909, 909 22nd Street South.

Historic Gulfport Walking Tour
Join SPP for a stroll in the “suburbs” of funky and artsy Gulfport! The tour will look at this small town on Boca Ceiga Bay and its collection of historic commercial and residential structures. The tour will be led by Cathy Salustri, a Gulfport local, author and the arts & entertainment editor for Creative Loafing. Tour from 3-5pm. $10 for non SPP members. Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 28th Avenue South.

Shorecrest Presents Les Miserables at Sundial St. Pete
Join the Shorecrest Thespians for a sneak peek of featured musical numbers from “Les Misérables”. 4-7pm. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Room 901 Unveiling: Design: Amanda Le & Stine Custom Woodworks
Design: Amanda Le and Stine Custom Woodworks, LLC have worked hard creating a unique space for Room 901 owners Peg and Tony. Room 901 is a relaxed environment where fine wines, classic cocktails, craft beers and charcuterie is available. The former owners of Peg’s Cantina in Gulfport are now bringing something new to the Edge District. No televisions or loud music. A place just off the path where conversation amongst friends is encouraged. Installation unveiling takes place from 6-11pm. Room 901, 901 1st Avenue South.

Colours and Goodnight Neverland at The Local 662
Enjoy live music on the 600 block! Colours, Goodnight Neverland, and DBMK perform live on Saturday. Doors open at 6pm. $10. The Local 662, 662 Central Avenue.

Music in the Garden: DieAlps!, Fast Talkers and Talk With Your Hands at Green Bench
Enjoy an evening of live music in the Garden at Green Bench Brewing. DieAlps!, Fast Talkers and Talk With Your Hands to perform. 8-11pm. Free show. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

2017 Equality Florida Greater St. Pete Gala at The Mahaffey
It’s Equality Florida’s 20th Anniversary! This year the organization is honoring Tampa Bay Rays President, Brian Auld, Largo City Commissioner Michael Smith, Attorney Joanna Garcia Parkin, and volunteer Karen Goforth. There will be delicious cuisine by chef Joseph Chouinard, the new in-house caterer of the Mahaffey Theater, open bar, Kahwa Coffee Espresso Bar, dancing with Doug Hensel (DJ Fresh) a fantastic silent auction, and a State of the State address by Co-Founder and CEO Nadine Smith. 7-10:30pm. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Underwater Mermaid Party at ArtPool Gallery
Celebrate 9 amazing years of ARTpool Gallery this Saturday. The art co-op will be pulling out all the stops for this magical underwater mermaid party. Enjoy a showcase of local artists as well as live music by The Vultures. All ages welcome. The event runs from 8-11:59pm. Regular tickets are $10, VIP tickets are $20 and are available online. ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Avenue.

Starlito and Don Trip at State Theatre
Starlito and Don Trip perform live at State Theatre on Saturday night. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $21 + fees. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

 

Sunday, April 16

Easter Sunday Buffet at Beach – Bay Harbor Hotel 
Join Beach Bar | Restaurant for an Easter Celebration. The hotel and restaurant will host a special egg hunt, along with a bevy of family fun activities. The fun includes bouncy castles, face painting, games and live music! The breakfast buffet is complete with an omelet station, breakfast potatoes, scrambled eggs, a salad and pasta bar, a carving station, a seafood bar and a sweet dessert and fruit bar. The fun goes from 10am-3pm. $34.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids. Beach at The Bay Harbor Hotel, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Empower! Women’s Summit at Sunken Gardens
Women looking to empower themselves with a day-long summit that includes inspiring women presenters, networking with women business owners in the community, and even shopping and pampering! Attendees will be empowered through inspirational talks by amazing women, uplifting musical performances and educational demonstrations to inspire them to live their passions. 10am-4pm. Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth Street North.

Beer Brunch – Easter Edition at Green Bench Brewing
Green Bench Brewing in collaboration with BCA BBQ and Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails presents their second beer brunch. Event runs from 11am-2pm. Green Bench Brewing, 113 Baum Avenue North.

 

 

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