Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (06.19-22.17)

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It’s PRIDE week here in the Burg. Enjoy a prelude to the festivities at the Museum of Fine Arts, American Stage Theatre, and City Hall — where the Pride flag will be raised. Here’s your guide to enjoy a week of love in the Sunshine City:



Show Your St. Pete Pride with iLovetheBurg Tees and Tanks! 
Celebrate St. Pete Pride in style with our brand new Love is Love designs, our My Sunshine City tees, Bike The Burg tank tops and more! Click HERE to shop.


Monday, June 19

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete: Speakers Who Inspire at The Mahaffey
Join Dr. David R. Williams with other professionals who discuss how health is impacted. Talk starts at 11:30am. Admission is free. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Goodwill Employment Workshop at St. Pete Main Library
In this workshop, learn how to overcome barriers to increase your chances of employment. The workshop is held from 3-4pm. All workshops are free. St. Pete Main Library, 3745 9th Avenue North.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Cincinnati Reds (All Week)
Watch the Rays take on the Cincinnati Reds! Game starts at 7:10pm Monday and Tuesday, 12:10pm on Wednesday. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Prelude to Pride: Golden Gurlz LIVE at American Stage
Have a fun night out by seeing Golden Gurlz, an after-hours cabaret. The performance will also include 6 commercial parodies written by Scott Wooten. This all-new parody/tribute show will be a fundraiser for Metro Wellness and is the perfect night out during St. Pete Pride. Show begins at 7pm. Performances take place June 19 and 26. Click HERE for tickets. Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

FY2018 City Budget Open House at the Coliseum
Come express your thoughts with Mayor Kriseman and other important city officials on shaping the city budget. The open house starts at 6pm and the overview begins at 7pm. Free and open to the public. The Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North.

Yoga for Brews at The Ale and The Witch
Introducing Yoga for Brews on Monday nights at The Witch. Instructors will come to teach a 20-30 minute session that is complimentary. Begins at 6:30pm on the upstairs deck of the patio. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.


Tuesday, June 20

Chuck Wansley with Helios Jazz Orchestra at The Palladium
Enjoy listening to Chuck Wansley and the Helios Jazz Orchestra with lively band music. Begins at 7:30pm. $20. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Not a Trend — The Truth Conversations at Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum
Come interact with a panel featuring members of the LGBTQ community and join in a lively discussion on various topics. Event starts at 7pm. Admission is free. Dr. Carter G Woodson African-American Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South.

Wordier Than Thou Storytelling and Prose Open Mic at The Studio@620
This open mic focuses on storytelling and fiction – no poetry or music. So come share your finest prose, or if you’re just in the mood for listening, catch some tales from area wordsmiths. Begins at 7pm. $5 donation at the door. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.


Wednesday, June 21

The Body Electric Presents Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing
Join Body Electric at 3 Daughters Brewing for a fun workout! Class begins at 6pm. The class costs $10 in advance, $5 for BE members, and $15 at the door. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

Mayor’s Lunch Truck It Food Rally at Williams Park
Every third Wednesday, get out to Williams Park for some lunchtime fun. Local food trucks with Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association gather along the park to serve famished downtown works and the entire St. Pete community. 11am-2pm. Williams Park, 350 2nd Avenue North.

Florida Holocaust Museum Film Series
Come see a screening of the film Paragraph 175, highlighting the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. RSVP is required by calling 727-802- 0100 ext. 301. Film begins at 6:30pm. Film is free to attend. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth Street South.

Fresh Start: Drag Showcase at Iberian Rooster
Celebrate Pride Month with host Adriana Sparkle as Kings and Queens show off their stuff! The show lasts from 11pm-2am. SubCentral at The Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue Suite 100.

Poetry Open Mic at Studio@620
The Studio@620 presents their monthly poetry open mic night, hosted by Keep St. Pete Lit. Each event includes a featured poet. 7-9pm. Suggested donation of $5 at the door. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Breezy Boards: Go Skate Day/Urban St. Pete Takeover with Urban Restaurant Group
Celebrate Go Skate Day and win Skate Stuff Prize Packages! Check into each Power Hour with your board to win random giveaways (from Anchor Skate Supply!) & raffle tickets for the Skate Stuff raffle! Win tickets from beer specials/food specials and skate stuff at every location! Skate Stuff Prize Winners will be drawn at the Blowout Skate Bash. Bash features skate obstacles, live music, subculture mini market, food/drink specials and more. Click HERE for full details. 6-7pm at Urban Brew & BBQ (1939 Central Avenue); 7-8pm at Urban Deli & Drafts (2410 Central Avenue); 8-10pm at Urban Comfort (2601 Central Avenue).

St. Pete Pride Reception at Museum of Fine Arts
What started out as an event for friends who enjoy the arts has turned into the must attend reception during the week of Pride. This year, a cozy group of friends will gather at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete to launch Pride Weekend. 7-9pm. $30. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.


Thursday, June 22

Pride Flag Raising at City Hall
In the start to St. Pete’s Pride Celebration come join Mayor Kriseman in raising the city’s Pride flag. Event begins at 10am. Free for all to join and show support. St. Pete City Hall, 175 Fifth Street North.

Story Time at the Dali
Bring your little ones for a reading of selected books at The Dali Museum! Story time will happen at 11:15am and 3:30pm. Free to attend. The Salvador Dali Museum, 1 Dali Boulevard.

Staying Safe While Going Deeper at The Body Electric Yoga
Join Rissa Wray in this fourth session where participants will focus on movements of the spine, neck, and head. Class lasts 5:30-7pm. Cost is $35. The Body Electric, 685 30th Avenue North.

Success By Choice Employment & Entrepreneurship Expo
Open to anoyone who lives in South St. Pete with a low to moderate income, currently unemployed and between the ages of 16-24 is welcome to attend! Learn a variety of skills, appropriate dress required and only 100 spots available. Expo lasts from 9am-4pm. Free to attend. SPC Allstate Center, 3200 34th Street South.

Skyway Film Series at Museum of Fine Arts
This film series focuses on the iconic Sunshine Skyway Bridge. This week, the MFA is screening two films that celebrate the waters around our city: Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid and Creature from the Black Lagoon. First screening runs from 2-4pm, the second runs from 6-8pm. Click HERE for details. Viewing is free with Museum admission. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Josh Quit his JOB Pop-Up and Pin Trading Party at Black Crow
Josh, who we all know and love, has quit his damn job! No more work’ n hard for his money clock’n in and out…doing night shifts! Join Black Crow for Josh’s pop up merch of zines, pins and his art works! 6-9pm. Black Crow, 722 2nd Street North.

SMS Trio at The Ale and The Witch
A special Shane Meade & the Sound acoustic showcase at The Ale and the Witch. “Shane Meade featuring Rob Masten & Bo McMillion.” An evening of tasty libations, original live music, moments of story-telling and audience interaction. 8-10:30pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.


Coming Soon . . . 


Pride Brunch with Matthew McGee at Stillwaters Tavern (June 24)
Celebrate St. Pete Pride with Stillwaters Tavern and the talented, charismatic Matthew McGee. Festivities runs from 11am-3pm. Space is limited so reserve your table online today. Stillwaters Tavern, 224 Beach Drive Northeast.



Independence Day Celebration: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs FC Cincinnati
Join the Rowdies for a special Independence Day celebration. Before the match, para-commandos will drop in to Al Lang Stadium to deliver the flag. After the match, Kool and the Gang will perform live on the field! The Thursday night match kicks off at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets or call 727.222.2000. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.



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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Written by Dex Fabian

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.