Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (04.03-06.17)


2017 Sunscreen Film Festival
Celebrate the magic of cinema this April with the Sunscreen Film Festival. This multi-day event gives cinephiles the chance to participate in workshops and classes that will help further their appreciation of craft and help them cultivate their own filmmaking style. Expect celebrity appearances, screenings of acclaimed and buzzed about indie hits and more. Visit their website and Facebook page for more details. Films will screen at the Sundial, Palladium and American Stage Theatre April 27-30.



Cinco De Mayo Celebration with Frankie Negron at Beach – Bay Harbor Hotel
Join Beach Restaurant for Cinco De Mayo festivities on their outdoor stage featuring Frankie Negron! They will have food, drinks, a fun crowd, and of course the music! Complimentary tequila shot/drink (age 21+) for those who arrive within the first hour (6:30-7:30pm). Festivities run from 6:30-10:30pm on May 5. Enjoy a $99 room rate visit for the event. Click HERE for full details and event reservations.



Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Ottawa Fury FC – April 8
The Tampa Bay Rowdies look to continue their winning ways against Ottawa Fury FC this Saturday. The educated feet and unmatched passion from both clubs will make this a match one not to miss. The match begins at 7:30pm. Arrive early for one of the best tailgate parties in Tampa Bay! Click HERE for tickets or call 727.222.2000. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.




Monday, April 3

Mangia Monday: Half Price Pizzas & Flatbreads at BellaBrava
Every Monday, enjoy half price pizzas and flatbreads at BellaBrava. This deal is for dine-in only. Cannot be combined with other promotions. Tax and gratuity not included. Good all day: 11:30am-10pm. Click HERE for reservations. BellaBrava, 204 Beach Drive Northeast.

Deadline for Voter Registration – May 2 Referendum Question
The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections reminds voters in the City of St. Petersburg that MONDAY, April 3 is the deadline to register to vote for the May 2 Special Referendum Question. Registration is required for new voters by this deadline in order to participate in the Special Referendum Question. Voters who are already registered to vote in Florida do not need to re-register. Click HERE for full details.

Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair at The Coliseum
Looking for a new job? How about a new career? Come on out to the employment event of the season, the Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair. A great day to establish a new future. Meet with local companies who have immediate employment needs from entry level positions to skilled trade, health care and even top managerial positions. 10am-3pm. The Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North.

Plume Poetry Series – Robert Pinsky – U.S. Poet Laureate 1997-2000 at The Palladium
Robert Pinsky is one of America’s foremost poet-critics. Often called the last of the “civic” or public poets, Pinsky’s criticism and verse reflect his concern for a contemporary poetic diction that nonetheless speaks of a wider experience. Elected Poet Laureate of the United States in 1997, his tenure was marked by ambitious efforts to prove the power of poetry—not just as an intellectual pursuit in the ivory tower, but as a meaningful and integral part of American life. Begins at 7:30pm. General admission is $10. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue 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 and Vessoul. The free event runs from 9pm-midnight. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.


Tuesday, April 4

Half Price Burgers at Stillwaters Tavern
Every Tuesday, enjoy half price burgers at Stillwaters Tavern. Deal is good for dine-in only. 11:30am-10pm. Stillwaters Tavern, 224 Beach Drive Northeast.

City of St. Pete Sustainability Summit at Enoch Davis Center
Celebrate sustainability milestone, learn from local scientists and take action. The community and elected officials will have local climate, marine and environmental scientists presenting recent local research related to extreme weather, local flooding, sea level rise, Tampa Bay Estuary and more. An open forum Q&A will follow. The event runs from 5:30-8pm. Click HERE for a full schedule. Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Avenue South.

Shovels and Rope at State Theatre
Shovels and Rope perform live at State Theatre this Tuesday. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $20 + fees. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

FREE Swing Dance at the Sundial
Dance under the stars in the Sundial St. Pete courtyard. The evening begins with a free beginner lesson, followed by an hour of social dancing. Runs from 7-8:30pm. FREE and open to the public. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees (Tuesday and Wednesday)
The Rays season has begun! This Tuesday and Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays face the New York Yankees. Games begin at 7:10pm both nights. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Book Club: Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown at The Body Electric Yoga
Join the Body Electric Yoga for another book club conversation! The discussion will be facilitated by BE Book Club leaders Alsace Walentine and Tiffany Cantrell. Event runs from 4:30-5:45pm. Free to attend. Pre-register online as space for the event is limited. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Open Mic Comedy Night at Iberian Rooster
Calling all comedians! Funniest folk of the night will win cash prizes and bar tabs. 9pm-midnight. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

St. Pete Pride Kick Off Party at Enigma St. Pete
The official St. Pete Pride kick off party is returning to Enigma Tuesday night. Get your St. Pete Pride going with a sneak preview of this year’s festivities and say hello to your 2017 community grand marshals. 6:30-8pm. Enigma St. Pete, 1110 Central Avenue.

The Flaming Lips at Jannus Live
The enigmatic and genre-bending band The Flaming Lips perform live at Jannus this Tuesday. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $46.50. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Nomadic Tempest at Poynter Park (Tuesday-Thursday)
Forced to migrate due to climate change, Monarch butterflies from four global regions, embodied by four talented aerial artists, tell a musical tale of the fragile future of the Monarchs and our planet. Enjoy animations and visual special effects on a 90×40-foot screen simulating the flight paths of the Monarchs as they glide above the Earth. This mythical saga will be performed aboard the 90-foot tall ship Amara Zee. Performance begins at 9pm. Reserve a spot online in advance, or pay at the gate. Tickets are pay-what-you-can (suggested donation is $25 for adults, $10 for children. Poynter Park, 1000 3rd Street South.

$10 Burger + Beer Tuesday at Beach Restaurant – Bay Harbor Hotel
For the month of March, order a burger and 16 ounce Bud Light or house wine for just $10. Your choice of the All-American, Doughnut or Cajun Burger. Beach Restaurant at Bay Harbor Hotel, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.


Wednesday, April 5

Wine Down Wednesdays + Karaoke at The Beach
Enjoy great deals on cocktails, brews and half price wine bottles at The Beach on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. The venue also offers karaoke on Wednesday nights. Enjoy amazing sunset views and fresh foodie delights prepared by Chef Joe Garcia. The Beach, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Keep St. Pete Special at Sunken Gardens
Sunken Gardens has a long history as one of Florida’s few remaining “roadside” attractions. Its Mediterranean Revival styled building dates to 1926 and in the 1940’s it was the local coca cola bottling plant. Join St. Pete Preservation for an evening at the Gardens, including the nickel tour and an update on recent, ongoing and future plans for restoring and maintaining Sunken Gardens. 5:30pm. $15. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

Friends of Strays Wine Tasting Benefit at Winesmith
Friends of Strays is a no-kill animal organization dedicated to caring for those who cannot speak for themselves. Join them Wednesday at Winesmith for a benefit tasting. Taste 15 of Winesmith’s latest and greatest wines plus Dan’s world famous charcuterie board and other tasty bites. Event runs from 7-9pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of with half of the door and 10% of Winesmith’s wine sales during the tasting. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

Speed Dating Matchmaker Night at Iberian Rooster
Speed Dating returns to Iberian Rooster! Try your luck at love with this fun, quirky way to meet new friends and romantic partners. 9pm-midnight. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

The Body Electric Presents Yoga on Tap at 3 Daughters with Raihan Alam and Jess
Join Jessica Needham of The Body Electric Yoga Company for yoga with live music in the warehouse. Their special guest is space the amazing Raihan Alam. Afterward, get social! Belly up with some of Florida’s best-tasting craft brews (or root beers) with your fellow yogis. 6-7pm. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.


Thursday, April 6

The Longest Table 2017
WUSF Public Media Presents The Longest Table. The spring event showcases prix fixe menus from the area’s finest restaurants. Join them for an epicurean experience right down the middle of Bayshore Drive. The party continues at the Museum of Fine Arts with friends from WUSF Public Media. Begins at 5:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Takes place on Bayshore Drive Northeast from the MFA to the Vinoy.

St. Pete Preservation May Movies in the Park Announcement Party at The Ale and The Witch
The tradition of announcing the Movies in the Park film lineup continues this Thursday at The Ale and The Witch. Join SPP and the Burg community and celebrate the next round of classic movies to be screened in North Straub Park this summer. The event begins at 6pm. Free and open to the public. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Wine Not Thursdays at Stillwaters Tavern
Cheers! Enjoy half price wines on tap all day at Stillwaters Tavern this and every Thursday. 11:30am-10pm. Stillwaters Tavern, 224 Beach Drive Northeast.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays (Thursday-Sunday)
The Rays season continues wit ha home game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Game begins at 7:10pm. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Opera on Tap in SubCentral 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 form by bringing it to bars. 9pm-midnight. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Tampa Bay Blues Fest Kickoff Party at The Palladium
Celebrate the start of Tampa Bay Blues Fest at The Palladium Theater. Guitarist Samantha Fish will help kick the celebration into high gear. 8pm. Tickets are $20 online and at the door. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Kids Eat Free Thursdays at Beach Restaurant – Bay Harbor Hotel
Every Thursday, kids enjoy a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree. It’s a fun night for the whole family on the waterfront with movies, popcorn, live music and games. Did we mention the restaurant also features an ice cream/donut buffet, too?! Beach Restaurant at Bay Harbor Hotel, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.


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Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of iLovetheBurg.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: andrew@rkc.me