Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (07.17-20.17)

Ready for a fun week in the BURG? Enjoy a historic walking tour through Gulfport, rise and shine for the Sunrise Sale downtown, get out to Williams Park for a special food truck rally and more happening this week. Here is your full events guide:

Monday, July 17

Old Soul Open Mic at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Do you have some music to share? Some show SubCentral your singing voice or listen to some wonderful artists. 9pm-midnight. SubCentral at the Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Goodwill Employment Workshops – Job Seeking Techniques at St. Pete Main Library
In this workshop by Goodwill Job Connection, learn about the hidden job market and about job openings that are tricky to find. Event starts at 3pm. Workshop is FREE to attend. Main Library, 3745 9th Avenue North.

Improvaholics at Studio@620
This is a musical comedy improve group and their second live performance with The Studio@260. Always a new show! Show starts at 7pm. Admission is $10. The Studio@260, 620 1st Avenue South.


Tuesday, July 18

Phantogram & Tycho at Jannus Live
Enjoy this show with Phantogram & Tycho! It will be a night of great music and lots of fun. Gates open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $38.75. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Wordier Than Thou at Studio@620
This open mic is all about storytelling and fiction – no poetry or music here! Some share a piece or just sit and listen, all are welcome. Event starts at 7pm. Admission is $5. The Studio@620, 620 1st Street South.

Pier Beer Night at Green Bench Brewing
Green Bench Brewing is hosting the City of St. Pete’s next Pier Beer Night on the Pier Beer Summer Series tour. Members of the Pier team will be hanging out and answering questions about the Pier. Pier information, images and updates will be up at the brewery all week (Monday-Friday). 5:30-7pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue.

Coming OUT Stories-Creation Workshop at LGBT Welcome Center
This workshop will focus on sharing on sharing, editing and shaping your monologue. 7-9pm. LGBT Welcome Center, 2227 Central Avenue.


Wednesday, July 19

Mayor’s Lunch Truck It Wednesdays at Williams Park
There is a lot of good food to be had at Williams Park every third Wednesday! This event is presented by The Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association. Rally lasts from 11am-2pm. Free to attend. Williams Park, 350 2nd Avenue North.

The Body Electric Presents Yoga on Tap at 3 Daughters Brewing
Join Jessica for yoga in the warehouse. Musical guest is talented local powerhouse Jun純. The flow is moderately-paced and you can modify as you wish. 6-7pm. $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for Body Electric members. 3 Daughters Brewing 222 22nd Street South.

Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason at American Stage Theatre (Wednesday-Sunday)
When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections and asks: Is technology bringing us closer together…or making us virtual strangers? Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

Blues Night Hosted by TC Carr and Bolts of Blue at Hideaway Cafe
weekly Blues Jam is hosted by 2 Bay Area gems – every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, you can find TC Carr sharing the stage with his Bolts of Blue Band. Free to attend. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Marie Antoinette at freeFall Theatre (Wednesday-Sunday) 
This pulsating contemporary look at one of history’s most enigmatic pariahs puts Marie Antoinette under the microscope of our own society’s obsession with celebrity. While Marie distracts herself with fanciful and decadent diversions in Versailles, the “have-nots” grow increasingly intolerant of the excesses of the “haves.” What happens when a leader grows absurdly out of touch with those being led? Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue.

Thursday, July 20

44th Annual Sunrise Sale in St. Pete
This is an event with deals you won’t want to miss! More than 40 downtown St. Pete businesses offer doorbuster sales and special delas for early-birds. The sale starts at 6:43am and ends around 10am, or as designated by each business. Click HERE for a list of participating businesses.

60/60 Sale at Diamonds Direct
Enjoy an amazing sale at Diamonds Direct! Beginning at sunrise (6:47am) until 8am, early-risers will receive the deepest discounts with the biggest selection of popular brands discounted at 60% off during the first 73 minutes of the day. Diamonds Direct, 117 2nd Avenue North.

Chevelle at Jannus Live
98Rock presents Chevelle! Don’t miss this amazing trio of musicians. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $30. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Historic Gulfport Walking Tour
Join St. Petersburg Preservation (SPP) and the Gulfport Historical Society for a fun stroll in the “suburbs” of funky and artsy Gulfport for a tour that looks at this town on Boca Ceiga Bay and its collection of historic commercial and residential structures. The tour will be led by Cathy Salustri, a Gulfport local, author and the arts & entertainment editor for Creative Loafing. The tour starts at Gulfport’s historical museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos. 7-8:15pm. $10. Gulfport Historical Society, 5301 28th Avenue South.

Passion for Pits Yappy Hour at Pinellas Ale Works
Passion for Pits is Pinellas Ale Works new Yappy Hour partner. Come enjoy a cold beer and help PAW support Passion 4 Pits! They donate $1 for each pint of PAW beer bought from 6-8pm. Pinellas Ale Works, 1962 1st Avenue South.

Living Room Live Open Mic Night at Hideaway Cafe
The Hideaway invites all singer/songwriters to join us for this Thursday’s open mic night, a.k.a. Living Room Live. Named Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay 2014 for “Best Open Mic Night”, the Hideaway Cafe has opened up its doors and its stage for the past 8 years to countless rising talents as well as seasoned veterans who have made a career of music. 6-11:59pm.

Skyway Panel Discussion: The Gendered Medium at Museum of Fine Arts
Join Katherine Pill with a discussion about gender and medium with an emphasis on the role of craft in contemporary practice. Event is from 6:30-7:30pm. Free with museum admission. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.


Coming Soon . . . 


Martinis for Moffitt Million Dollar Party at Straz Center – July 22
MARTINIS FOR MOFFITT is the Bay Area Advisors flagship event that supports Moffitt Cancer Center’s critical cancer research programs. It is one of the best fundraising events in the Tampa Bay Area, providing a unique blend of entertainment and networking, while raising money to fight a devastating disease. The event takes place from 7-11pm on Saturday, July 22. Click HERE for tickets. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.



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.