Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (06.02-04.17)

June is finally here! Celebrate the new month and the imminent arrival of summer at the Indie Market, the Brocante Market, CraftyFest and more! This weekend’s featured image was taken by @hellobeauitifuljourney on Instagram. Make sure to tag your photos with #instaburg and you could be featured next.

Keep cool in the evenings with loads of live music at the Burg’s top venues. Here’s your guide to winning the weekend in St. Pete:

Friday, June 2

The Invisible Hand at American Stage Theatre (All Weekend)
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political drama. This “throat-clenching thriller” (NY MAGAZINE) follows a kidnapped American investment banker, held for ransom in Pakistan. Click HERE for tickets and performance times. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

St. Pete Opera Presents: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann at The Palladium (Friday and Sunday)
Hoffmann, the poet hero of The Tales of Hoffmann, has four love affairs that haunt him in Offenbach’s grand and final opera. The opera fantastique begins with Hoffmann waiting in a tavern for his current passion, an opera diva appropriately named Stella. To pass the time, Hoffmann tells the other students stories about three of his previous loves, each of which ends in disaster. Performance at 7:30pm on Friday, 2:30pm on Sunday. Tickets from $22-$67. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

End of the Rainbow at freeFall Theatre (Final Weekend)
A play with music about the final years in the life of Judy Garland, End of the Rainbow triumphed in London’s West End in 2010/2011 and on Broadway in 2012. Shifting back and forth between moments of onstage triumph and backstage tribulation, this speculation on a pivotal chapter in the life of a legend is at once wildly entertaining, irreverently funny, and deeply moving. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue.

Fringe Creatives Art Show Opening at Flying Boat Brewing
Get out Friday night for the first FRINGE Creatives + Flying Boat Brewing art show. Featuring: Arielle Katarina, M’ria’s Mezzanine, Jack Tovey, Kara Voorhees Reynolds, Marc Cody, Rob Vowles, Hoolie Prytyka, Logan Bryce Holeve and Teri Navajo. 7-10pm. Flying Boat Brewing, 1776 11th Avenue North.

Let’s Duet at The Hideaway Cafe
This Friday, enjoy a duet celebration. Performances by Vessoul Alex & Bella; Jamal & Shelby; Mwiza & Olivia; Yaakov & Kyah. Begins at 6pm. $7. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

ESQUE at The Local 662
The eclectic indie group ESQUE performs at The Local 662 Friday night. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets from $7-$10. The Local 662, 662 Central Avenue.

DJ Shevizzle with Shevonne Philidor and The Force at Jannus Live
It’s First Friday in the Burg! Celebrate at Jannus Live with a free concert. Begins at 8pm. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

The Hot Rod Hornets at The Ale and The Witch
Rockabilly Dance Night at one of the finest places in the Bay to catch live music. Outside in the courtyard, with over 30 American micro brews to choose from. Plenty of room to move, dance and mingle. 8:30-11:30pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Flow Jam Fridays at InVision Creative Cafe
Join InVision on Friday nights for Flow-Jams. Tons of great music, local vendors and outdoor space to get in your flow. Show your flow prop for a free shell of kava, small coffee, tea, kratom or any other non-bottled beverage with any purchase. There will be extra poi sets and hoops available for use. Outdoor area is dog-friendly. Free poi class at 8pm. Flow Jam begins at 9pm. InVision Creative Cafe, 275 16th Street North.

Southern Hemisphere Wines at Winesmith
This Friday, Winesmith is tasting Southern Hemisphere wines: a clean, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from Uruguay, a bold yet balanced Argentinian Malbec, a beautiful bubbly from Tasmania, a DRY, crisp Australian Riesling, a hearty South African red blend and a delicious South African Chardonnay. Runs from 6-9pm. This tasting is $17 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

Silent Disco at 3 Daughters Brewing
Silent Disco night at the brewery! Dance your heart out to 3 different DJs all playing totally different genres. 6-11pm. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

 

Saturday, June 3

Yoga Poolside at the Hollander with Danielle Collinsworth
Help give Danielle Collinsworth a proper sendoff Saturday morning! Salute the sun with Collinsworth and The Body Electric poolside at the Hollander. 8:30-9:30am. $5 BE Monthly and Annual Members/$10 Pre-Registered/$15 at the door.

Exotic Birds Ballyhoo for Kids at Sunken Gardens
Why do flamingos stand on one leg? Why do cockatoos lift their crest? Kids learn the answers to these questions and more as they get a close up, behind-the-scenes look at the exotic birds at Sunken Gardens. This interactive workshop includes age-appropriate activities for children ages 4 and up. Begins at 10:30am. Pre-registration required due to limited space. Call 727-551-3102 to register. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

St. Pete Indie Market Summer Series at State Theatre
Things are heating up in St. Pete, which is why the Indie Market is making a seasonal jump from Baum Avenue in the EDGE District to the historic State Theatre on the 600 Block of Central Avenue. Shop vintage clothes, candles, art, furniture, games, baked goods and more from the finest local makers in the area. 11am-3pm. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Pioneer Open House at Boyd Hill
Step back in time for a relaxing afternoon with family and friends at Boyd Hill. 11am-2pm. Boyd Hill, 2900 31st Street South.

Brocante Market (Saturday and Sunday)
The Brocante Market returns the first weekend of each month. Browse vintage and upcycled pieces from the best collectors and craftsmen in the state. The market is open from 9am-7pm on Saturday, 9am-5pm on Sunday. Brocante Market, 2200 2nd Avenue South.

CraftyFest at Artpool Gallery
Local jewelry makers, artists and collectors gather at ARTpool the first Saturday and Sunday of each month to celebrate all that make our community brilliant. Shop, eat and enjoy the eclectic offerings — food, fashion, comics, records — at ARTpool. 11am-5pm both days. ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Avenue.

Fundraising Auction to Support Shambhala Meditation Center at Studio@620
You’re invited to celebrate the arts in our world through performance as well as displays of paintings, glass art, ceramic sculpture, sketches, etchings, photography and flower arranging. Begins at 7pm. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Silent Yoga at The Body Electric Yoga
Join Keep it Down Events’ DJ Menscha and Katelyn Grady for an immersive practice devoid of distraction. Throw on a pair of wireless noise canceling headphones and be bathed in sound as you lose yourself to the flow. Finish it off with a 30 minute guided meditation. 7-9pm. $20 per person. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Ronny Elliot at The Hideaway Cafe
At 70, Ronny Elliot has still got it. Join him for a free show Saturday at The Hideaway. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. The Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

OTEP at State Theatre
The heavy metal group OTEP performs live at State Theatre this Saturday. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $24.75. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

A2BAY 6.0: Storytellers – St. Pete at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
A2BAY Hip Hop Returns with a special storytellers edition. Part of the art of emceeing is the ability to tell a story. It has been a part of Hip Hop culture since the beginning and it will be on full display during this intimate event. 9pm-3am. Click HERE for tickets and details. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

The Woodwork at The Ale and The Witch
Four-piece folk and jazz-tinged band, The Woodwork, performs live in the Ale and the Witch courtyard this Saturday. Begins at 8:30pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Grand Central Proud at Community Cafe
Kick off Pride Month with Community Cafe and see what makes Grand Central Proud at this art opening event! 8-11pm. Community Cafe, 2444 Central Avenue.

Haunted Heritage Hike at Boyd Hill
Be guided through 20 acres of haunted history and share campfire ghost stories in the night. S’more makings available for sale. Begins at 8pm. $5 for children, $10 for adults. Boyd Hill, 2900 31st Street South.

Open Mic Night at InVision Creative Cafe
Play an instrument? Bring your own, or use one of our guitars or keyboards! Microphones & guitar/amp cables also available. Starts at 8pm. InVision Creative Cafe, 276 16th Street North.

Wet Nurse and Permanent MakeUp at The Bends
Get ready for a night of pop punk fury at The Bends. Wet Nurse, Permanent MakeUp and others set to perform. Begins at 9pm. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.

Blue October at Jannus Live
Blue October makes a stop in St. Pete during their Heart Go Bang tour. Gates open at 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

 

Sunday, June 4

Community Garden Work Day at St. Pete Eco-Village
Enjoy getting your hands dirty, giving some love to mother earth, and spending time with good company? You’re welcome to join the St. Pete Eco Village every Wednesday and Sunday for community gardening work. 9am-2pm. St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.

Feldenkrais Touch to Inform Seminar: Soft Eyes & Hands at The Body Electric Yoga
These seminars focus on the neurological, mechanical and healing aspects of movement. Click HERE for full event details. 10am-5pm. $120. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

UT-1 Improv Showcase at Unscripted Theatre
UT-1 Students hit the stage for the first time! Come watch the pioneers of Unscripted Theatre’s improv program in their long form showcase. Two teams do 20 min long form sets! Doors open at 11:30am. Unscripted Theatre, 14 18th Street South.

Sara Sings Streisand at freeFall Theatre
Join local songstress Sara DelBeato and the incomparable Michael Ursua in an evening of songs and stories celebrating the incredible Barbra Streisand. 7pm. $20. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue.

Hawk & Wayne’s Anywhere USA at American Stage Theatre
Now in their 8th season at American Stage, take a comedic road trip with Hawk & Wayne through “Small Town America.” Totally funny and 100% improvised, these 2015 Best of the Bay winners will bring to life an uproarious and ridiculous cast of characters. 6pm. Click HERE for tickets. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

 

 


New St. Pete Pride “Love is Love” Designs

Celebrate St. Pete Pride in style with our brand new Love is Love designs. T-shirts, tote bags, throw pillows, tank tops, coffee mugs, beach towels and more available. Click HERE to shop.

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UNIFIED at Morean Arts Center for Clay
The United Nations Association of Tampa Bay is proud to present Florida’s premier live-art event focused on Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment. This breakthrough event is an interactive, live-art extravaganza called UNIFIED featuring locally and internationally recognized artists and performers based in Tampa Bay. Join the UNATB for a night of great food, drinks, art and performances as we UNITE to promote Gender Equality in Tampa Bay and beyond. Part of the proceeds of the eveing will go toward Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA). The fun begins at 6pm on July 27. Click here for tickets. Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street South.

 


Cold Brew Happy Hour at Kahwa Coffee 
Beginning Saturday, May 27, enjoy $1.99 ANY size cold brew at all Kahwa locations from 3pm-close.


Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Rochester Rhinos 
The Rowdies face the Rhinos on Saturday, June 10! Bring #MLS2STPETE by packing the stadium. Call 727.222.2000 for tickets or purchase them online.

 

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of iLovetheBurg.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: andrew@rkc.me