Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (01.29-01.18)

UPCOMING EVENTS (Mark Your Calendars)

I Love the Burg’s Winter Whiskeyfest (TICKETS GOING FAST!)
Join us for the inaugural Winter Whiskeyfest! Try over 12 different whiskeys, enjoy light bites, and mingle over live music as we break in the brand new La Florida event space on a Friday evening. We’re partnering with Red Mesa Cantina to showcase their beautiful downtown venue and benefit a great community cause. Tickets going fast, with room for only 250 of our closest friends and fans. Friday, February 9, 6–9pm. $75. Click here for more info and to buy your tickets now.

Yappy Hour with Friends of Strays – Postponed to 2/8/18 due to inclement weather
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!Dogs are welcome at this event, so bring them along! All proceeds to benefit Friends of Strays, a non-profit no-kill St. Pete animal shelter founded in 1978 that’s dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless pets. 5-7pm. Cassis 170 Beach Drive NE

Monday, 1/29

The Artists of ArtLofts
Eighteen award-winning and emerging artists will present recent artwork which includes drawings, encaustic, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture.  Artists in the exhibition are Javier Dones, Julie Dye, Mavis Gibson, Jeannine Hascall, Susan Hess, Mack Hicks, Brian James, Beth Kauffman, Betsy Orbe Lester, Carol O’Bryon, Kirk Palmer, Karen Porter, Rebecca Skelton, Kas Turner, Joe Walles, Lee West, Rick Whalen and Donna Winchester. 10a.m.-5:30p.m.
ArtLofts, 501 Central Avenue

Tuesday, 1/30

Star Wars and the Power of Costume
Take a unique journey into the Star Wars universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars and the Power of the Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in the first seven films of Star Wars series—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor. Tickets are available for multiple time slots.
255 Beach Drive NE

Wednesday, 1/31

The Mountaintop
On the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe offers a look at the man behind the public persona in a show written by Memphis native Katori Hall, titled The Mountaintop. After giving a prophetic speech during the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to his hotel. He orders coffee from room service that is delivered by a mysterious woman with a much greater mission. With vivid theatrical imagination and powerful, often humorous dialogue, Hall fictionalizes the last night of Dr. King’s life and gives us a window into his hopes, vulnerabilities, and fears. 8p.m.
Westcoast Black Theatre1646 10th Way, Sarasota,  FL 34236

Thursday, 2/01

Coast St. Pete Turns One!
Coast Bike Share, City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA’s bike share system, is turning one!  You are invited to their group ride to celebrate!
Here is the schedule:
5:45p.m. – Meet at Park & Rec for complimentary coffee and delicious donuts from local bike-friendly business Black Crow Coffee Co.
6:15p.m. – Depart on a guided group ride around our beautiful city.
7:15p.m. – Join them for a post-ride after party, food, and drinks at Park & Rec. Your ride wristband will get you $4 cocktails, wine and drafts all night, and a front row seat for the MVB (Most Valuable Biker) Awards.
Park & Rec 100 4th Street S.


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Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder and editor 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. Bailey also serves as the CEO of RKC.me, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.