Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (02.13-16.17)

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WIN an $100 Bayshore Animal Hospital Gift Card
Keep your furry friends in tip top shape! Bayshore Animal Hospital has teamed up with I Love The Burg to offer ONE lucky winner a $100 gift certificate to use on any of its wide range of pet services! Click HERE to enter and SHARE with your friends and family!





Join I Love The Burg for a Major League INSTAMEET (Feb. 18)
This Saturday, we’re celebrating the Tampa Bay Rowdies Suncoast Invitational with a special instameet. A select group of 50 individuals will get a chance to see two matches, including the Rowdies taking on the MLS superstars of the Philadelphia Union and spend pre- and postgame exploring some of the Burg’s hottest spots. The day includes: pregame meetup at Al Lang, a ticket right behind the goal, postgame at Stillwaters Tavern for complimentary drinks and appetizers. Click HERE to register.

Monday, February 13

Tampa Bay Startup Week (All Week)
Tampa Bay Startup Week powered by Chase is a five day celebration of the Tampa Bay community. Join the community in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love. Startup Week is a reflection of your hard work and your community’s unique entrepreneurial identity. Click HERE for a full schedule of events and locations.

An Evening with Cathy Salustri at Mirror Lake Library
Cathy Salustri is the arts and entertainment editor at Creative Loafing Tampa and lives in Gulfport, Florida. She will be discussing her new book Backroads of Paradise: a Journey to Rediscover Old Florida. Cathy Salustri works out of Gulfport, but her love of Florida stretches across the state. Her travels take her on foot, bike, by boat, or by car to places the Interstate bypassed long ago, as well as those spots where natural beauty has survived the onslaught of overpopulation. Begins at 5pm. Mirror Lake Library, 280 5th Street North.



Open Road Exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts (Feb. 9 – Jun. 4)
The Open Road explores the photographic road trip as a genre. It traces the rise of road culture in America and considers photographers on the move across the country and across the century, from the mid-1950’s to present day. Beginning with Robert Frank’s seminal odyssey, The Americans, and including such renowned work as Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Inge Morath’s The Road to Reno, Lee Friedlander’s American Monument, Garry Winogrand’s 1964, Joel Sternfeld’s American Prospects, Stephen Shore’s Uncommon Places, and Alec Soth’s Sleeping by the Mississippi, The Open Road is a visual tour de force, presenting the story of photographers for whom the American road is muse. Exhibition organized by Aperture Foundation, New York. David Campany and Denise Wolff, curators. The photos will be on display from February 9 through June 4. Click HERE to learn more about the exhibit and the Museum of Fine Arts.


Lovers and Liars at American Stage Theatre
Artists and storytellers from all over the Bay Area come together to share their tales through powerful song, moving poetry, riveting comedy – with the cool piano stylings of Michael Raabe . Take a unique journey that is alternately funny, touching, and incendiary — giving us different perspectives on what is means to love and lie in America. Featuring JOE TURNER’S COME & GONE cast members Kim Sullivan and Cindy De La Cruz. 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

Clothing Optional Yoga at The Body Electric
Join Rachel Miller for a Valentine’s Eve session by candlelight. Self-love is where it’s at!vFeel good about your body. Free yourself of negative, socially-constructed emotions like embarrassment and shame. Experience a deep connection with your self and with others that’s possible when we show courage in vulnerability. And mostly, just get those annoying clothes out of the way! 7:30-9pm. $22 per person. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

Jason Frilot’s Old Soul Open Mic at Iberian Rooster
A place for all musicians to work on their material! Hosted by Jason Frilot from Freelow, Old Soul Open Mic is a free event held in Iberian’s cozy SubCentral At The Iberian Rooster Speakeasy. 9pm-midnight. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.


Tuesday, February 14 

Celebrating a Week of Love at Love Food Central (Tue.-Fri.)
Love Food Central invites the Burg to join them in a week of love. Activities include: Valentine’s arts and crafts; free tastings; henna tattoos by local artists; raffles and giveaways; love-themed dessert specials; flash specials on Love Food Central’s merchandise. Visit them on Facebook for updates on events. Call (727) 317-2034 for more information. Love Food Central, 2057 Central Avenue.

Natural History Speaker Series – Microplastics and their Potential Threat at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Years of hard work and millions of dollars went into cleaning up the nutrient pollution that was ruining Tampa Bay with fish kills and algae blooms. Today, another pollutant called microplastics, tiny shreds or particles of plastic, poses another big threat to marine life. David Hastings, Eckerd College Professor of Marine Science and Chemistry shows how this could potentially affect you. 7:30pm. FREE to attend. Boyd Hill, 1101 Country Club Way South.

Tampa Bay Symphony – Spring Awakens at The Palladium
The Tampa Bay Symphony performs under the baton of Music Director Mark Sforzini. Featuring this year’s Young Artist Competition Winner, the program includes: William Tell Overture – Gioachino Rossini; Young Artist Competition Winner (TBD); Symphony No. 1 – Robert Schumann. 8pm. $20 per person. FREE for students (with ID) and children. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Valentine’s Day Massacre Dinner Theater at Iberian Rooster
Things take a turn for the gutter at Mafia Don Lou Zar’s juice joint when someone is put on ice! The crowd is chock full of potential suspects. Jealous, jilted lovers, a rival Mafioso, and a pair of undercover feds make an appearance at this speakeasy and not a single person is muttering a word! Help find out who’s on the level and who’s on the lam by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the murderer hotfoots it out of there! Dress for this night of murderous mayhem includes flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras. 8-10pm. $100 per couple. Enjoy a 3 course Prix Fixe Menu with 2 glasses of wine. Click HERE for details. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.


Wednesday, February 15 

St. Pete Conference on World Affairs at USF St. Pete (Wed.-Fri.)
The St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs is a cooperative venture of a group of civic-minded St. Petersburg residents and the University of South Florida St. Pete. Multiple panels of distinguished diplomats, military, media, and academic experts will discuss critical international issues of the day. Click here for a full schedule of speakers and times. Free and open to the public. USF St. Pete, 140 7th Avenue South.

Joe Turner’s Come & Gone at American Stage Theatre (Wed.-Sun.)
In a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911, owners Seth and Bertha Holly play host to a makeshift family of people who come to stay – some for days, some longer. Each denizen of the boardinghouse has a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. They include proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South, and a mysterious stranger searching for his wife. Performance at 7pm on Wednesday, 8pm on Thursday and Friday, 3pm and 8pm on Saturday, 3pm on Sunday. Click HERE for tickets. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

The Body Electric Presents Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing
Join Jenny Miller of The Body Electric Yoga Company for yoga with live music in the warehouse. Our special guest is space folk, soul, and rock and roll maker, J.T. Brown. Afterward, get social! Belly up with some of Florida’s best-tasting craft brews (or root beers) with your fellow yogis. Begins at 6pm. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Nicki Parrott, Rossano Sportiello & Ed Metz at The Palladium
Following several consecutive years of sold out shows at the intimate Side Door, these legendary jazz performers and Arbors Record recording artists return to the Palladium for one very special night. Parrott on bass and vocals, Sportiello on piano, Metz on drums. 7:30pm. $23 in advance. $28 day of show. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Sunshine Disco Vinyl Night at Iberian Rooster
Sunshine City Disco DJs Boomarang & Sugarbear join Iberian for a VINYL only set in their SubCentral speakeasy. Get down to a mix of classic and underground hits of the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s. 10pm-2am. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Wind Up Karaoke Wednesdays at The Beach Restaurant
Travel across the bridge and discover Tampa’s hidden beach at the Bay Harbor Hotel. Their exquisite restaurant offers prime sunset views and amazing food and drink options. Every Wednesday, join them for wind up karaoke Wednesdays! Enjoy 1/2 price glasses of wine all night. The Beach Restaurant at Bay Harbor Hotel, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.


Thursday, February 16

Luncheon Midday Matinee at Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum
Come for a luncheon and movie at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum and enjoy a soul food luncheon, movie and intense discussion. Begins at noon. Reservations required: email woodsonmuseum@gmail.com. $20 per person. Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South.

Warehouse Arts District Night Market at St. Pete Side Lot
Shop under the stars during St. Pete’s new night market at the Side Lot! Located in the Warehouse Arts District next to 3 Daughters, enjoy Eats, Beats, Art and Drinks from some of St. Pete’s finest vendors. 6-10pm. FREE to attend. St. Pete Side Lot, 2133 Second Avenue South.

Left Lane Entertainment Presents: Art & Soul
Performing arts, live music and entertainment find a home at Iberian Rooster. The event runs from 9pm-2am. Click here for full event details. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Dangerous Gully at Studio@620 (Thu.-Mon.)
Dangerous Gully is the latest concoction by local playwright, Joseph Alan Johnson (Lovefool, Misconception) –a saucy tale of love and romance that pays homage to the fairy tales of our childhood with a modern twist. Performances at 7pm Thursday through Saturday. 3pm matinee on Sunday. 7pm on Monday. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.


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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. Brian is currently the Chief Marketing & Experience Officer for Metro Inclusive Health.