Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (05.15-18.17)

Celebrate this beautiful week in the Burg with classical music, film screenings under the stars, and world class theater! St. Pete Preservation presents movies in the park and a twilight walking tour of Gulfport! Al Lang hosts the special open cup, the inaugural Williams Park Food Truck Rally takes place and so much more. Here is your full events calendar:



Show Your St. Pete Pride with I Love The Burg’s Newest Designs
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Monday, May 15

American Stories, Myths and Legends at American Stage Theatre
Artists and storytellers from all over Tampa Bay gather at American Stage to share powerful stories through music, poetry and comedy. Begins at 7pm. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

Old Soul Open Mic at Iberian Rooster
Join Subecentral at the Iberian Rooster every Monday for their open mic night. Hosted by Jason Frilot from Freelow. 9pm-midnight. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.


Tuesday, May 16

Bozal Mezcal Tasting at Red Mesa Cantina
Experience one of the hottest trending agave spirits this Tuesday at Red Mesa Cantina. The restaurant will be offering samples of Bozal Mezcal from 7-8pm. Free to enjoy, but due to limited seating: 727.896.8226. Red Mesa Cantina, 128 3rd Street South.

St. Pete Police Memorial Service at Demens Landing Park
The service will commemorate police officers, past and present, who by their faithful and loyal devotion have rendered a dedicated service to their community. The event will commence at 7:45 p.m. at the Heroes of St. Petersburg Police Law Enforcement Memorial at Demens Landing Park, entrance is at Bayshore Drive and 2nd Avenue South.

Lamar Hunt US Open Cup – 2nd Round at Al Lang Stadium
This Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Rowdies face the Jacksonville Armada in the second round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The match begins at 7:30pm. For free tickets, call 727.3085203 or email boxoffice@rowdiessoccer.com. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.

Open Mic Comedy/Karaoke at Subcentral at the Iberian Rooster
Calling all comedians! Funniest folk of the night will win cash prizes and bar tabs. 9pm-3am. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Drafts – Round 1 with Josh Sullivan at Green Bench Brewing
Drafts is a 2 hour long, drop in artist spotlight that Green Bench will host once a month, May through August. Their first visiting artist will be Josh Sullivan (@joshcomics). He’ll be providing visitors some insight to his craft, highlight a specific topic, and open the floor to questions before allowing attendees to work on their own design. This event is Bring Your Own Supplies. All participants will receive $1 off beers during each session. 7-9pm. Free to participate. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Paula Hawkins, Author of “The Girl on the Train” at Tampa Theatre
Yes, we know, this takes place in Tampa; however, this event offers a rare opportunity for book lovers in the Tampa Bay area to learn from one of the masters of the thriller form. Paual Hawkins, author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Girl on the Train will speak at the historic Tampa Theatre on Tuesday night. Begins at 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street, Tampa.

The Head and The Heart at Jannus Live
The indie folk band behind the hits All We Ever Knew, Lost My Mind, Rivers and Roads, and Down in the Valley perform live at Jannus Tuesday night. Doors open at 7pm. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.



Wednesday, May 17

Monthly Food Truck Gathering at Williams Park
The Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association presents a special lunchtime food truck rally around Williams Park in the Burg. Participating food trucks include: Cajun in a Truck; The Bacon Boss; PHO TRUCK -Tampa Bay; Smokin Bowls; Better Than Eve’s BBQ; The Pineapple Shack. 11am-2pm. Williams Park, 326 1st Avenue North.

Thomas Carabasi and the New Jazz Standards Quintet at The Palladium
The Quintet is led by Carabasi, an active drummer, percussionist and bandleader on the Tampa Bay scene. He has performed and recorded with many top jazz artists in the area. Though he is noted for his performances with a Latin flair, this concert will focus will be playing a mix of jazz classics with a contemporary twist along with lesser-known material by Charles Mingus, Pharoah Sanders, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Charles Sullivan. 7:30pm. $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

The Body Electric Presents Yoga on Tap at 3 Daughters Brewing
Join Amanda Riker for yoga with live music in the warehouse. The BE’s special guest is DJ Menscha! Afterward, stick around and 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.

Bishop Briggs at State Theatre
Sarah Grace McLaughlin, known by her stage name as Bishop Briggs, is a musician who has exhaustively devoted herself to her craft. Hit singles include River, Wild Horses, and The Way I Do. She’s performed live on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Doors open at 8pm. $24. The State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.


Thursday, May 18

The Florida Orchestra: Inside Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at The Palladium
The Florida Orchestra’s Music Director Michael Francis combines a talk with musical demonstrations by the orchestra, before a performance of the entire work. 7:30pm. Free and open to the public. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

The Chopin Project – Pushing the Boundaries of Musical Form at The Dali
American pianist Matthew Graybil has performed as a recitalist, concert soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, France and Holland. He made his orchestral debut at age 14 with Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and has subsequently performed with the Fort Worth Symphony and the National Chamber Players. 6:30-8pm. General admission is $50, $25 for Museum and Chopin Project members. The Dali, 1 Dali Boulevard.

Porch Party at The Museum of Fine Arts
Join the Museum of Fine Arts for their monthly porch party. Also occurring on this day: a book signing in the museum store and a conversation between artist and curator in the Marly Room. Begins at 5pm. $5 general admission after 5pm. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

St. Pete Preservation Presents Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tours
This tour allows participants to experience the ‘Burg’s “suburbs” in funky and artsy Gulfport, a town on Boca Ceiga Bay that has an interesting collection of historic commercial and residential structures. The tour will be led by a Gulfport local & author, Cathy Salustri. Begins at 7pm. Tour are free for St. Pete Preservation members, $10 for non-members. Tour begins at Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 288th Avenue North.

St. Pete Preservation Presents Movies in the Park: Footloose
May Movies in the Park continues Thursday night with a screening of the Kevin Bacon classic Footloose. The Joe Milligan Project will perform music before the screening. Music begins at 7pm, film begins at dark. FREE to attend. Bike valet courtesy of Coast Bike Share. North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast.


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WIN Todd Rundgren Tickets
To celebrate the release of his latest album White Knight, music legend Todd Rundgren brings White Knight – The ChivalRock Tour to the Mahaffey! Todd will be at the will be at The Mahaffey Theater. Prize: 2 tickets to to Todd Rundgren, complimentary parking and 2 drinks, $25 gift card to 3 Daughters Brewing, $25 Gift Certificate from The Disc Exchange, Gift Certificate from Quaker Steak and Lube ($50 value), and Toca Colorsound Djembe from Seminole Music & Sound. Click HERE to enter.


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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