Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (02.27-02.17)

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St. Pete Seafood and Music Festival at North Straub Park – March 25 & 26
Join us on March 25-26 in North Straub Park for the premiere of a new St. Petersburg tradition: the St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival. The festival runs both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. General admission is $3 and the VIP Tent admission is $50. North Straub Park, 310 Bayshore Drive Northeast.


Monday, Feb. 27

Jason Frilot’s Old Soul Open Mic at Iberian Rooster
A place for all musicians to work on their craft. This event is hosted by Jason Frilot from Freelow. Runs from 9pm-midnight. Free to attend/participate. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Belgium is for Lovers at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe
Join Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe for a tasting of their favorite Belgian beers and styles, featuring Barista Chocolate Stout, Petrus and other goodies. 6-9pm. Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe, 2927 Central Avenue.

Grassroots Yoga at the House
Enjoy a yoga class at Grassroots Kava House in the EDGE District with Abbi of Moving Meditations. Runs from 6:30-7:30pm. $15 per person. Grassroots Kava, 957 Central Avenue.





Tuesday, Feb. 28

Mardis Gras Celebration at Beach Tampa Bay
Enjoy a crowfish broil and jambalaya cookout at Beach Restaurant this Tuesday. The restaurant will also be serving beignet style doughnut bites coated in powdered sugar. Attendees will enjoy a live Mardis Gras band and drink specials throughout the evening. Visit their website for more information. Call 813.281.8900 for reservations. Beach, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway.

St. Petersburg-Habana Yacht Race
After nearly six decades, the historic St. Pete-Habana Yacht race sets sail again. The race departs from the St. Pete waterfront Tuesday morning at 10am. You can view the boats from the Burg’s downtown waterfront parks — Demens Landing, North Straub Park, Vinoy Park.

Passage at St. Augustine — Black History Film Presentation at Palladium Theater
Enjoy this special showing of the award-winning documentary depicting the 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement that transformed America, followed by a talk by Emmy-nominated journalist and filmmaker Clennon L. King. The presentation begins at 6pm. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Pepper and Less Than Jake at Jannus Live
Get ready to move as Pepper and Less Than Jake perform live at Jannus this Tuesday. Doors open at 5:40pm. $26 in advance, $30 at the door. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Fat Tuesday at Stillwaters Tavern
Get $2 Abita Purple Haze all day, and try Stillwater’s special jambalaya, with slow cooked chicken, andouille sausage, and rice this Tuesday. Stillwaters Tavern, 224 Beach Drive Northeast.





Wednesday, March 1

Annex 400 Beach Grand Opening
There’s a new spot to sip, shop and savor on Beach Drive. The cafe/store will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, craft beer, wine, coffee and more. You can also shop art/gifts. The grand opening begins at 8am. Annex at 400 Beach, 400 Beach Drive Northeast.

Coffee with a Curator: Frida Kahlo’s Legacy and Art History Gender Studies at The Dali
Join the Dali for a talk by Katherine Brion, Assistant Professor of Art History and affiliate of the Gender Studies Program at New College of Florida. Learn about Kahlo’s various challenges to traditional gender roles within the early twentieth century artistic avant-gardes. 10:30-11:30am. Free. 1 Dali Boulevard.

Chamber Players Series at Palladium Theater
Enjoy a special evening of Chamber music. The set list includes compositions by Haydn, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn. Begins at 7:30pm. Tickets from $25-$38. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

The Body Electric Presents Yoga on Tap at 3 Daughters Brewing
Join Jessica Needham for yoga with live music in the warehouse. This week’s class will feature the special guest composer/music-maker Rogerthomas. Event runs from 6-7pm. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.




Thursday, March 2

2017 Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet at USF St. Pete
USF presents the Shakespeare Festival. From March 2-5, enjoy a performance of Hamlet at the Williams House Courtyard. Begins at 7:30pm. USF St. Pete — Williams House Courtyard, 511 2nd Street South.

Tony Bennett in Concert at The Mahaffey
With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. Performance begins at 7:30pm. Tickets from $68-$153. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

The Literary Dating Game at Studio@620
This event will feature three rounds of daters asking potential dates questions about their favorite books, characters, genres, writing style and more. Proceeds from the event benefit Wordier Than Thou. 7-10pm. $5 in advance, $8 at the door. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Opera on Tap at Iberian Rooster
Opera on Tap is a non-profit organization whose mission is to break down the stereotype that opera is a stuffy or elitist art. Get your fill the first Thursday of every month. 9pm-midnight. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

21st Century Voices: A New American Cycle at American Stage Theatre
In support of a new generation of aspiring American playwrights this series helps expose the public to new plays in development. This Thursday, see the production Flying by Shelia Cowley. $10 or $30 for an all access pass. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.