Weekday-Weekend-What-To-Do  (01.12-14.18)

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It’s 2nd Saturday Artwalk 5 pm- 9 pm and the streets are alive with the sounds of artists mingling, troubadours singing and alfresco lunch chatter. From the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Tribute band at the Palladium to the Sunshine Festival at Vinoy Park, it’s a street party from Beach Drive up Central Ave.

Upcoming Events: Mark Your Calendars

Yappy Hour Benefitting Friends of Strays on Beach Drive Coming Soon!

Join Friends of Strays Animal Shelter at the Lounge at Cassis for a special yappy hour benefitting St. Pete’s four-legged friends in need. Enjoy specials on wine, beer and craft cocktails as we make cheer for a good cause!  It all happens Thursday, January 18 starting at 5pm until 7pmRSVP here.


Free Yoga & a Sidewalk Sale at Sundial
Our upcoming 3rd Saturday of the month just got a whole lot better! Mark your calendars for the morning of January 20th, and join us following Sundial’s FREE yoga session, brought to you by The Body Electric Yoga Company, for a Saturday stroll around the shops of Sundial. For all of the fun info, click here.



Kick off the weekend with the “in” Burgers with discounts on unique cocktails ($7), craft brews & Canvas wines ($3), special priced apps and hot tunes 4:30 – 7:30 pm. Celebrate your long week with a cold craft cocktail or local craft brew while listening to local live music!   Hyatt Place St. Petersburg/Downtown, 25 2nd St. N.

 ABC Social Bocce Party Launch @ Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails

It’s here! Mingle, pitch, sip cool cocktails or craft pints  at this beautifully re-imagined alfresco space framed by towering royal palms. It’s St. Pete’s very first social bocce ball! Learn the game and compete, if you dare, in an on-the-fly tournament at custom duo bocce courts in the heart of the Edge from 5-10 pm. 1111 Central Ave.

 Live Music, Cheap Drinks at  Bar@548

This small funky fun spot continues to wow us with live tunes with local bands we’ve come to love like the Josh Magwood duo Josh & Jason from 10 pm – 2 am. And the clever live entertainment continues on and on with Sunday’s Open Mic Karaoke,Tuesday’s Sad Clown’s Songwriters Circle, Wednesday’s Art Meet-Up and Freelow and Stick Martin on Thursday. 548 Central Ave.

Beacon 2018 Contemporary Dance

The Palladium presents this extraordinary collaboration, now in its 3rd year at 8 pm. The annual performance of BEACON, the critically acclaimed platform for contemporary dance and multidisciplinary collaborations among artists working locally and nationally is co-produced by Helen Hansen French and Lauren Slone. St. Petersburg icon Paula Kramer offers her virtuosic and haunting solo, “Beyond Words,” performed by Charlotte Johnson. 2017 Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist grant recipient Kellie Harmon and her company ROGUEDANCE revive the resonant and moving quartet “Excerpt.” Collective Soles Dance Company Artistic Director Alex Jones and French premiere a duet that explores the blessed unrest of love and creativity. A new short work by Slone features a pop-up ensemble of gifted local dancers. Harper Addison, Founder and Director of The Iteration Project (TIP), presents a remarkable film project, which brings together St. Petersburg and global performance communities. Click here for tickets. 253 Fifth Ave N.


Saturday Morning Market

From 9 am – 2pm, this is the heart of St. Pete, a mix of music, international eats, fresh produce, artisan foods and ETSY-style crafts best enjoyed with your kids, dog and neighbors. It’s where DTSP kicks off the weekend. After that, a bloody Mary or Mimosa at Cassis is the right stuff to get the party started. Click here for vendors. 100 1st Street S.E.

Family Fun @ The Dali

At the free Dilly Dally @ The Dali, kids can discover the creative world of Dali through educational games 11:45 am. Families with children 6 to 12 can privately explore the galleries before the museum opens; reservations required; regular admission applies. 1 Dali Blvd.

Buzzing About Bees @ Sunken Gardens

Make a house for Florida’s solitary bees 10:30-11:30 am.  The state bee chairman for the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs shows you how. Not all bees live in hives, and our native imperiled bees need individual homes for sleeping and tending to their baby bees. Round out the fun with a bee scavenger hunt through the butterfly/pollinator garden. Pre-registration required due to limited space. $5 per bee house made in addition to admission to gardens. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. For ages 6 and up. Adults without children may also attend. Call 727-551-3102 to register with your payment.

Sunshine Music Festival

Vinoy Park rocks with this amazing line up from 11 am – 11 pm. Bring your chair and dancing shoes and enjoy these amazing musicians: The Suffers – Main Stage 1:00pm to 1:45pm; Foundation of Funk – 2nd Stage 1:50pm to 2:50pm; Medeski Martin & Wood – Main Stage 2:55pm to 3:55pm; Galactic – 2nd Stage 4:00pm to 5:00pm; Mike Gordon – Main Stage 5:05pm to 6:20pm; Hot Tuna (electric set) – 2nd Stage 6:25pm to 7:25pm; Tedeschi Trucks Band – Main Stage 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Crosby Stills Nash & Young Tribute Band (CSNsongs) 

It’s a Woodstock revival and we have all been here before. Tour the entire collection of hits and be sure to love the one you’re with. Click here for tickets. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N.

TFO Pops: Rodgers & Hammerstein

Conducted by Stuart Malina, the orchestra and Broadway star Lisa Vroman wrap up a few of our favorite things from Rodgers & Hammerstein including songs from The Sound of Music, The King and I, Oklahoma! and more. Click here for tickets. The Mahaffey Theater

2nd Saturday Artwalk – Buy More Art!

St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 40 galleries and studios in the Waterfront Arts, Central Arts District, The EDGE District of St. Petersburg, Grand Central District Association and the Warehouse Arts District coming together as one arts destination. Be the first to see new affordable works of art, as ArtWalk is Opening Night where many galleries and studios premiere new works. Some are only open on ArtWalk, and many offer demonstrations and refreshments. It’s impossible to take in the entire ArtWalk in one night! Click here for map and more information.

Chasing Moments: Creative Soul Studio

A native of Chicago, David Savkovic now makes his home in St. Petersburg where he is active throughout the local arts community. David’s photography journey began when his mother, Helena, gave him his first camera and encouraged him to capture the world through his own eyes. His spiritual images will mesmerize you at this friendly coffeehouse that doubles as a boutique wine bar. You’ll fin us perched on their vintage settee people-watching 6 -10 pm.  2425 Central Ave. 

Warehouse Arts District Member Show – Extended!
WADA shows off its new studios and extended artist spaces from 5 -9 pm. See the work over 25 Warehouse Arts District artist members in St. Pete’s newest gallery. Over 1600 square feet of paintings, photography, mixed media, sculpture and more with a donation bar. Walk through the WADA Annex Gallery as you make your way to theArtsXchange St Pete and see the work of even more artists!
Also enjoy live music from WADA member Laura Deborah Stack and her band The Mystic Voices with their vibrant, spiritual music! ArtsXchange St Pete 515 22nd St. S.

SIPP Opening Reception
The Studio@620 gave dozens of artists the same simple tools and lookie, lookie, it’s a miracle of design from cartography to modern abstraction. SIPP: Sharpie, Ink, Pen & Pencil features a variety of styles from emerging and seasoned local artists, each carefully selected by Studio Curator Tyler Weiss and Artistic Director Bob Devin Jones. 5-9 pm. 620 1st Ave. S.

Opening Reception: Focus on the Figure
From 5-9 pm, four new exhibitions focused on figure drawings open at the Morean Arts Center. Features are Christopher Barnes Drake: Known Survivors: A look back at the painter’s life and legacy. The exhibition includes work by Drake’s former students, including Perri Neri and Betsy Orbe Lester. Janet Folsom: Living Life: Paintings and the written word using the artist’s circle of family and friends as inspiration. Bruce Marsh: Figure Studies: Known for his luminous paintings of Florida landscapes, he turns his attention to ink and watercolor figure sketches. Also an exhibition from local artists from the Saturday Morning Drawing sessions. 719 Central Ave.

Start the New Year with Winter in the Tropics
Creative Clay’s vibrant exhibit, Freezing Hot: Winter in the Tropics showcases the Burg’s pottery talent and don’t forget to browse the  CreativeThrift store of re-purposed art supplies. 1846 1st Ave. S

4th Annual Grandiversary with music by John Kelly
Shop 40+ local vendors & enjoy local bands in the 2400-2500 Grand Central block housing Pieces of a Dream, Community Cafe and other faves. Celebrate the VFW’s 99th year  and Key West Bar & Grill’s anniversary as you meander the eclectic shops.  Start with brunch (11 am – 4 pm) at Key West Bar & Grill ($15 all you can drink mimosa bar; $20 all you can drink Bloody Mary bar); reservations suggested 727-623-0969.  Later on, John Kelly performs 7-10 pm..Old Key West Bar & Grill 2451 Central Ave. 

Dog Day at The Ale & The Witch with Southeastern Guide Dogs
Paws for a refreshing brew and support a good cause from 3-6 pm. Meet local pet vendors (including  Pet Food Warehouse) who support this special organization (even Mayor Kriseman has raised a few)for an afternoon of tail-wagging fun! Meet your St. Pete superhero dogs and help support the Guide Dogs Walkathon on February 24th at Vinoy Park!  From 3:45 -6:15  Ella Jet & Future Soul croons. The Ale and The Witch111 2nd Ave. NE

Deadly Rival Roller Derby 2018 Calendar Release/Signing Party
Meet the calendar pin-ups, drink craft beer and enjoy the simple sammies and salads well-prepared at this friendly Cheers gone edgy social spot from 5-10 pm. Don’t forget Monday trivia night and the daily happy hour 3-6 pm. The Wheelhouse 7220 Central Ave.


Horns of Plenty

From 2-4 pm, get  your jazz groove on with phenom trumpeter James Suggs Sunday Jazz Project at the ever-hip  · Independent Bar serving some of the finest craft beers in town. 1049 Central Ave.

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Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.