Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (02.05-08.18)

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Winter Whiskeyfest THIS FRIDAY!!!
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, 6–9p.m. $75. Click here for more info and to buy your tickets now.

Monday 2/5

Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor captivates with his signature blend of humor, charisma and wisdom as he shares his jounry to becoming on of America’s greatest storytellers. Host of A Prairie Home Companion for more than 40 years, he continues to bring stories to life on public radio’s The Writers Almanac. 7:30-9p.m.
Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St.

Tuesday 2/6

The U.K.’s BalletBoyz are one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance. This troupe features 10 young dancers in an exhilarating evening of two explosive works, SERPENT and FALLEN.
Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St.

The Magic Flute
Come to the Palladium to hear Mozart’s final and fantastic opera by St. Petersburg Opera Company. The full cast is made up of outstanding members of the opera community, both locally and nationally.  Begins 7:30p.m.
The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N.

Wednesday 2/7

Mini Doughnut Factory Ribbon Cutting
No need to drive to Tampa, Mini Doughnut Factory has officially opened their first St. Petersburg location on the 4th Street Corridor and Chamber members are invited to celebrate its long anticipated arrival. Known for their gourmet flavors like Cotton Candy Pop Rocks, Cookies and Cream, Peanut Butter Cup, Pop Tarts, and more, Mini Doughnut Factory is bringing something sweet and unique to St. Petersburg. Join them for a ribbon cutting with Chamber President/CEO, Chris Steinocher and Mayor Rick Kriseman.  10a.m.
730 4th St N

Thursday 2/8

Yappy Hour with Friends of Strays @ Cassis

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

2018 PAL Founders Club Brinner
Join Police Athletic League friends, family and community supporters for an elegant dining experience, silent and live auctions, entertainment performances by PAL youth, networking and more. Your attendance helps provide hundreds of St. Pete youth with access to quality, empowering and compassionate PAL programming. 5:30-9p.m.
The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Avenue North

Cocktails at The Collection
View the new special exhibition at the Chihuly Collection –  Preview of Shayna Leib Exhibition while enjoying cocktails and light eats. 6-8p.m.
Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Ave.

Abba Mania
During this special concert presentation fans can relieve those special memories when ABBA ruled the airwaves. ABBA MANIA brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA MANIA is for you! Join in and enjoy all of your favorites including: “Mamma Mia,” “Voulez Vous,” “Dancing Queen,” “Winner Takes It All,”“Super Trouper” and many more. So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares and thank ABBA for the music. 7:30-10p.m.
Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S.

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Written by Aislinn Fallon

Aislinn Fallon is a five-time internationally published writer whose writing has been read on every populated continent on the globe. She is also the author of the poetry book Pretty Little Things & Witty Little Words which is represented by the world's largest global book distributor.