Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (04.10-13.17)

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Easter Sunday Buffet at Beach – Bay Harbor Hotel 
Join Beach Bar | Restaurant for an Easter Celebration. The hotel and restaurant will host a special egg hunt, along with a bevy of family fun activities. The fun includes bouncy castles, face painting, games and live music! The breakfast buffet is complete with an omelet station, breakfast potatoes, scrambled eggs, a salad and pasta bar, a carving station, a seafood bar and a sweet dessert and fruit bar. The fun goes from 10am-3pm. $34.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids. Beach at The Bay Harbor Hotel, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.


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.

Monday, April 10

An Evening with Craig Pittman at Mirror Lake Library
Craig Pittman is the New York Times bestselling author of OH FLORIDA! HOW AMERICA’S WEIRDEST STATE INFLUENCES THE REST OF THE COUNTY and three other books as well as an award-winning journalist. Begins at 5:30pm. Mirror Lake Library, 280 5th Street North.

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.


Tuesday, April 11

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.

Friends of Decorative Arts – The Art of Circus Posters at Museum of Fine Arts
Jennifer Lemmer Posey, Associate Curator of the Circus Museum at the Ringling Museum of Art, speaks to us today on The Art of Circus Posters. With an expertise built over 15 years of working with the 8,000 posters at the Ringling, Jennifer curates rotating exhibitions that explore the circus and its important role in popular culture. She will explore the relationship of circuses and print advertising to the changes in American society. 2pm. Tickets are $5 + MFA admission. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Backyard Aliens at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Florida is being invaded! From nomadic coyotes to thrown away pets, Boyd Hill’s backyard wildlife and plants are changing. Join Sensing Nature’s Senior Wildlife Biologist Jeanne Murphy to learn how the backyard aliens are moving in, which are here to stay, and what we can do to help our true Florida natives. 7:30pm. Free admission. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way South.

First Draft: SunLit Fest Edition at Unscripted Theatre
This is your same old favorite First Draft Tampa happening in a new location (Unscripted Theatre) as part of SunLit Festival! Shane Hinton, Sheree L Greer and other booked readers will be reading, and they will also have audience-interactive storytelling activities throughout the night. The theme for this event is “heat.” Come out ready to hear readings and maybe tell a story of your own. 7-9pm. Unscripted Theatre, 14 18th Street South.

gnash – the sleepover tour at State Theatre
Sweater Beats, Imad Royal, Wrenn and Tulpa & Blankts will perform live at The State Theatre this Tuesday. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $22. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Volunteerism: A Call to Action Redefining Heroism aT The Palladium
Alison Thompson is a humanitarian and documentarian, a director and author of The Third Wave, a worldwide lecturer on topics including volunteering, women’s rights, and corporate social responsibility. She was awarded the Order of Australia and inducted into the Order of the Knights of Malta. Thompson will share her views on the importance of helping others. 7pm. Free and open to the public. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

$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.

Silent Reading/Writing Party at Metta Center of St. Pete
Join Keep St. Pete Lit for an hour and a half of reading and writing in the comfort of the Metta Center of St. Pete. Phone and electronic devices will be checked at the door. This event is held the second Tuesday of every month. 7:30-9pm. Metta Center, 4554 Central Avenue, Unit F.


Wednesday, April 12

Chamber Players Concert at Palladium Theater
In residence at the Palladium, this dynamic group of internationally renowned soloists and chamber musicians bring vibrant interpretations of the great classic chamber repertoire. Begins at 7:30pm. Reserved tickets between $25-$38. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

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.

Explosions in the Sky at Jannus Live
The groundbreaking band Explosions in the Sky is set to captivate St. Pete this Wednesday. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $25 + fees. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

St. Pete Moonlight Market at The Blue Goose
Shop from over 40 local vendors during the Moonlight Market. Stuff your Easter baskets with goodies from your favorite local artists, artisans, food trucks, collectibles and oddities. 6pm-midnight. The Blue Goose, 48 9th Street North.

True Stories at Iberian Rooster
The theme for April will be GOODBYES, our featured teller is Frank Wells. Get there early to grab a seat and a bite and get your name in the fucket bucket for a chance to tell your own story. 9-11pm. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.


Thursday, April 13

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.

Seminole Culture – Innovation and Transformation at St. Pete Museum of History
The Florida Humanities Speaker Series returns featuring Seminole & Florida Indian expert Andrew K. Frank. Frank’s discussion demonstrates how the Seminoles have embraced the dualism of being both modern and traditional. He will examine Seminole origin, dress, cuisine, housing, ceremonial life and family life. Begins at 6:30pm. St. Pete Museum of History, 335 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Testimonies from Rwandan Genocide – GRHAM Lecture
Karen Jungblut is the USC Shoah Foundation’s Director of Research and Documentation overseeing scholarship and research activities, as well as a global network of partner sites with access to the Institute’s nearly 52,000 testimonies. Event runs from 6:30-8:30pm. Free and open to the public. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th Street South.

Poetry at The Dali with Helen Wallace and Jane Hirshfield
Poetry at The Dali is an ongoing series hosted by St. Petersburg Poet Laureate, Helen Wallace. Occurring on the second Thursday of each month through May 2017, each evening will feature Wallace joined by selected poets to present poems addressing the theme of Food and Sustenance. Jane Hirshfield is the author of eight collections of poetry, including the newly published The Beauty (Knopf, 2015); Come, Thief; After (shortlisted for England’s T.S. Eliot Prize and named a “best book of 2006” by the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the London Financial Times); Given Sugar, Given Salt (finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award); The Lives of the Heart; and The October Palace, as well as two books of essays. 6-7:30pm. The Dali, 1 Dali Boulevard.

Community Conversation: Is the Electoral College Good for America at Poynter Institute
Join the Poynter Institute for an evening of thoughtful discussion with Dr. George C Edwards, III, a leading scholar of the presidency. Edwards has authored many articles and written or edited 25 books on American politics and public policy making. His latest book, Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership, shows how the answers to a few questions about the context of a presidency can predict a president’s success in winning support for his initiatives. Reception at 5:30pm. Dinner at 6pm. Conversation at 7:30pm. $75 for reception and dinner + conversation; $25 for just community conversation. Poynter Institute, 801 3rd Street South.

Synia Carroll with Billy Marcus Quartet at The Palladium
Jazz vocalist Synia Carroll draws her inspiration from legends of the 40s, 50s and 60s. Hints of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson and Sarah Vaughn can be heard whether it’s a sultry ballad, a hip swaying samba or an up-tempo swing number. Begins at 7:30pm. $20 in advance, $25 day of show. $30 for reserved seats. 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.

Night Market St. Pete at St. Pete Side Lot
It’s time for the second annual Night Market in the Burg. Shop some of the best local vendors, DJ, kids fun zone, food trucks and more. Current vendors include Sweet Life Cupcakes, GraySpace, Pergamo Paper Goods, Edna & Irene Jewelry, Opieo Pizza and Urban Brew and BBQ. 6-10pm. St. Pete Side Lot, 2133 2nd Avenue South.


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