Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (06.12-15.17)

Time for another beautiful week here in the Burg. Enjoy a glimpse at Campbell Park’s $1.25 million regional skate park, sing the blues with Betty Fox, join community leaders for a special Ifta Dinner and more this week. Here’s your full guide:


New St. Pete Pride “Love is Love” Designs

Celebrate St. Pete Pride in style with our brand new Love is Love designs. T-shirts, tote bags, throw pillows, tank tops, coffee mugs, beach towels and more available. Click HERE to shop.


Monday, June 12

Improvaholics at The Studio@620
Come experience this musical comedy improve group at their first live performance at The Studio@620! With backgrounds ranging from a lawyer, financial consultant, massage therapist, and news reporter, to a poet, harmonica player, lego artist, and medical student; this group has a wide range of experiences with which to make you laugh! 7pm. $10. The Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Bedazzle Hawthorne – Free Wine Tasting and Pride Party at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe
Decorate one of St. Pete’s favorite watering holes Monday evening. Enjoy a free wine tasting while you help get Hawthorne ready for St. Pete Pride this month. 6-8pm. Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe, 2927 Central Avenue.

Old Soul Open Mic at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Join the Iberian Rooster at their SubCentral venue for an open mic night. The event is hosted by Jason Frilot, of Freelow. 9pm-midnight. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Remembering the Victims of the PULSE Massacre Candlelight Vigil at Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum
Join us for a special Candle Light Vigil honoring the victims of the Pulse Nightclub Orlando. 7:30pm. Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South.


Tuesday, June 13

Campbell Park Regional Skate Park Final Design Open House
Citizens will have an opportunity to view the final design for the Campbell Park Regional Skate Park and ask questions during an open house at Campbell Park Recreation Center. City staff and members of the project design team will be available to discuss the project and answer questions from citizens. Begins at 7pm. Campbell Park, 601 14th Street South.

Drink + Draw at Green Bench Brewing
Get ready for DRAFTS, round 2! This time, Chris Parks of Pale Horse Design, will be sharing his knowledge with you about what inspired him, how he got to where he is now, how his art has bettered the area, and more! Bring: pencils/pens, sketchbook/paper. 7-9pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Keep St. Pete Lit Presents: Silent Reading/Writing Party at Metta Center
Join Keep St. Pete Lit for an hour and a half of reading and writing in the comfort (and silence) of the Metta Center of St. Pete. 7:30-9pm. Metta Center, 4554 Central Avenue, Unit F.



Wednesday, June 14

Book Club: Perfectly Imperfect, by Baron Baptiste at The Body Electric Yoga
This month’s selection is Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice, by Baron Baptiste. Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice takes readers beyond the foundations of the practice by speaking to everything that happens in their bodies and minds after they get into a yoga pose. 5:30-6:30pm. Free to attend (must purchase your own book). Click here to RSVP. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

Blues Night with Betty Fox Band at Hideaway Cafe
The sensational Betty Fox Band performs live at Hideaway Cafe on Wednesday night. Doors open at 6pm and music goes from 7:30-10:30pm. Free admission. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Metro Wellness and Wordier Than Thou’s LGBTQ Book Club at LGBT Welcome Center
Join two great local organizations for a new LGBT book club. This month, they’re reading Brownish Green Female Sheep by Adrien Julious. 7-9pm. LGBT Welcome Center, 2227 Central Avenue.

Iftar Dinner at The Coliseum
Mayor Rick Kriseman and Muslim leaders throughout Tampa Bay will host St. Pete’s first Iftar dinner welcoming residents of all faiths to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. 7pm. Free to attend. The Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North.

Aaron Nelson Live at Subcentral at Iberian Rooster
Local musician Aaron Nelson performs live on the SubCentral stage on Wednesday night. 8-11pm. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

True Stories at Spitfire Theatre
True Stories will be live again, Wednesday at Spitfire Theater. 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. The June theme is “PETS,” and the featured teller will be Mimi Reilly, creatrix of Star Booty Hair Salon. Begins at 8pm. Spitfire Theatre, 14 18th Street South.

Ales and Wild Tails: Transportation Impacts on Wildlife and Health
Join the community this Wednesday as the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges team up with The Ale and the Witch to bring you environmental education, conversation and beer! 6-7pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.


Thursday, June 15

St. Pete Pier Replacement Project Subcontractor Outreach at Enoch Davis Center
Skanska welcomes all local subcontractors to the St. Petersburg Pier Replacement Project Outreach. Come meet representatives from the city of St. Petersburg Greenhouse and Skanska for more information on working with Skanska, SBE requirements, prequalification, and overall project information, along with bidding trades and dates.

Staying Safe While Going Deeper at The Body Electric Yoga
Staying Safe While Going Deeper: A workshop on body mechanics and self-knowledge with Rissa Wray. This session will focus on the movements of the shoulders and wrists. Class is limited to 12 participants. 5:30-7pm. $35. Register Online. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Living Room Live Open Mic at Hideaway Cafe
All singer/songwriters are invited to join Hideaway Cafe for this Thursday’s open mic night, a.k.a. Living Room Live, hosted by John Kelly. 6-11:59pm. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Exquisite Corpse: A Social Drawing Event at Cage Brewing
Exquisite Corpse is a vintage drawing game made popular by surrealist artists in the 1920s to create bizarre, automatic drawings. 6:30-9pm. Free to participate. Click HERE to register. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South.

Twilight on the Town Summer Walking Tour – Historic Gulfport
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, who is also the arts & entertainment editor for Creative Loafing. Begins at 7pm. Free for SPP members, $10 for non-members. Begins at Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 28th Avenue North.

Heather Gillis Band at The Ale and The Witch
Heather Gillis Band performs live in the courtyard on Thursday night. 8:30-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.


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All You Can Eat Ribs and Beer on Father’s Day at Stillwaters Tavern
Stillwaters’ Father’s Day deal is all you can eat ribs and a 22 oz beer on tap for $34.99. Click HERE to make a reservation for June 18. Whether it’s Italian from BellaBrava or American at Stillwaters, put your dad in control of his dinner plans with a 2BHospitality gift card. You can buy them at either restaurant or online here. Stillwaters Tavern, 224 Beach Drive Northeast.



WIN YOUR WAY IN — See Arturo Sandoval at The Mahaffey
Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will grace the Mahaffey Theater stage on June 23rd. Sandoval is a 10 time Grammy winner and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Win gift cards to Ceviche, Ruby’s Elixir, Central Cigars and Wonderland Floral Art and Gift Loft, in addition to two orchestra tickets to the concert, free parking and two drinks, and a meet and greet with the artist. Click HERE to enter. The Mahaffey, 400 1st Street South.



UNIFIED at Morean Arts Center for Clay
The United Nations Association of Tampa Bay is proud to present Florida’s premier live-art event focused on Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment. This breakthrough event is an interactive, live-art extravaganza called UNIFIED featuring locally and internationally recognized artists and performers based in Tampa Bay. Join the UNATB for a night of great food, drinks, art and performances as we UNITE to promote Gender Equality in Tampa Bay and beyond. Part of the proceeds of the evening will go toward Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA). The fun begins at 6pm on July 27. Click here for tickets. Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street South.


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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