Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (07.28-30.17)

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It’s the final weekend of July! Join Green Bench for a special edition of the Indie Market, get out to Port St. Pete for the Grouper and Seafood Festival, groove with Selwyn Birchwood and more this weekend in the BURG!

Here’s your full events guide:

Friday, July 28

Grouper and Seafood Fest at Port St. Pete
Celebrate Grouper Week at Port St. Pete during the Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association’s food truck rally! All food trucks will serve up specialty grouper and seafood dishes. Event takes place from 6-10pm. Free and open to the public. Port St. Pete, 250 8th Avenue Southeast.

Not My Son: Community Canvass at Child’s Park
Not My Son (NMS) is a grassroots community outreach marketing campaign and intervention effort to assist African American male youth and young adults, (12-24 years of age) in the City of St. Petersburg under the MBSK umbrella. The primary goal is to promote positive achievement and anti-crime awareness. Begins at 6:30pm. Participants meet at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 1301 37th Street South.

Selwyn Birchwood Band in Concert at The Palladium (Friday and Saturday)
With his fiery guitar and lap steel playing, his trailblazing, instantly memorable songs and gritty, unvarnished vocals, award-winning, visionary young blues star Selwyn Birchwood is among the most extraordinary figures in the blues. Begins at 8pm both Friday and Saturday. $19 in advance, $24 day of show. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

King’s Complex, Mave’s Arcade, Ad Record at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Get ready for raw beats and electric indie pop at SubCentral this Friday. Concert runs from 9pm-midnight. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 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.

Indie Market Presents Summer Nights Exchange at Green Bench Brewing
St. Pete Indie Market and Green Brewing Co. presents: Summer Nights Exchange pt. Deux! The event features art, baked goods, pins, vintage clothes, drinks, music and more from your favorite Indie Market vendors. 7-11pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

 

Saturday, July 29

The Body Electric Presents Yoga Poolside with Rachel Miller at The Hollander Hotel
Practice, swim and brunch Saturday mornings at 8:30am. Salute the sun with Rachel Miller 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. Hollander Hotel, 421 4th Avenue.

Brunch and Tunes at Proper Kitchen and Cocktails (Saturday and Sunday)
If you haven’t had Proper Brunch, make plans now. Every Saturday and Sunday Proper turns up the volume for one of the best brunch specials in the city. Enjoy $3 mimosas and $4 Bloody Marys, or dive into the $15 bottomless mimosa bar. Runs from 11am-3pm. Proper Kitchen and Cocktails, 344 1st Avenue South.

Painting on Rocks — Creatures: Wild and Wooly at Florida CraftArt
This exciting juried exhibition of original artwork by more than 35 artists showcases work based on creatures-wild, exotic, domesticated, imaginary and mythical. This exhibition is dedicated to the late sculptor Paul Eppling who created amazing wild creatures. Click HERE for details and to register ($5). Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue.

Raise and Attract Florida’s Native Bees at Sunken Gardens
Is your garden buzzing with activity? Bring your garden or patio to life while supporting Earth’s vital pollinators. The state bee chairman for the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs will give you tips on how to raise and attract Florida’s native bees with ease while beautifying your outdoor space. Bee houses for sale after the program. Begins at 10:30am. Free with paid admission or membership. Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth Street North.

A Taste of Zen – Tea and Artwork by Jacky Lee at Studio@620
Come steep yourself in Zen and enjoy the original art of Jacky Lee while experiencing a world where tea and art flow together. Jacky Lee, a native of southern China, in a modern-day maverick and through is artwork brings a touch of Zen to everyday life. Opening reception from 6-9pm. Donations accepted at the door. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

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Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Al Lang Stadium
The Rowdies are back in action this Saturday at home against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds! Get out and enjoy a downtown event perfect for the entire family. Tailgate festivities begin at 6pm, the match begins at 7:30pm. Purchase tickets online or by calling 727.222.2000. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.

Old School Summer Jam at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Join SubCentral for an evening of music that will have you dancing! Music begins at 9pm and goes until 2am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

 

Sunday, July 30

Yoga at The Dali Museum
The Lucky Cats teach vinyasa yoga, an all-levels approach that incorporates an interplay of basic breath work, postures, meditation and relaxation. Each student is encouraged to awaken and sustain their practice at their own pace. Please arrive early on a light stomach. 10:30-11:45am. $10 members and students, $15 non-members. The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Boulevard.

The Gene Knific Trio with Special Guest at Museum of Fine Arts
Worldwide performer Gene Knific, described by Grammy-nominated pianist, composer, and arranger, Shelly Berg as a “multi-talented” pianist/composer “whose music fuses varied elements in fascinating and compelling ways,” will creatively engage the American song book and more in his debut performance at the MFA. Runs from 2-4pm. Marly Music Society Members $15; Students (with current ID) $15; Adult (Non-Marly Music Society Members) $25. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

From Criticism to Curiosity: A Mudra Meditation w/ Jennifer Rose at The Body Electric
Mudras are gestures of the hands that direct the subtle energies. Hand postures are a tool for communicating qualities to the mind and body. Each mudra has a focal point that guides the practitioner’s attention, extending an invitation to attune to one’s authentic Self. Join Jennifer Rose as she guides you along a path from criticism to curiosity. 4-5:30pm. $15. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

Trailside Phantoms live at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
join the Trailside Phantoms as they rock out in the basement of the Iberian Rooster for two hours of original music! Music from 9pm-midnight. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

 

WIN . . . 

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WIN a VIP Prize Pack to see the Isley Brothers at The Mahaffey
“It’s Your Thing”… but you’ve got a little “Work to Do” if you want to win our Isley Brothers VIP Prize Pack. The iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy award-winning artists will bring inspiring sounds of soul and classic R&B to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – The Mahaffey Theater on Sunday, Aug. 6.  Prize: 2 tickets to the Isley Brothers ($160 value); VIP Lounge access for 2; Complimentary beer, wine, and champagne in the VIP Lounge; Complimentary parking; Gift Certificate to Proper Kitchen and Cocktails ($50 value). CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

 

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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