Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (08.01-04.17)

It’s August in the Burg! Celebrate the new month with live music, yoga on tap, cult classic at The Dali and so much more!

Here’s the full events guide:



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Tuesday, August 1

Mr. Femme Drag Comedy Contest at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
The Butch & Femme Comedy Tour presents the Mr. Femme Drag Comedy Contest, hosted by Anna Lepeley and Ethan Moore. Watch local Tampa/St. Pete comedians show off their beauty and comedic talent as they compete in drag for the local title! 9pm-midnight. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Pier Beer Night at St. Pete Brewing Co.
This Summer, come grab a beer and learn about the St. Pete Pier! St. Pete 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 project. Pier information, images and updates will be up at the brewery all week (Monday-Friday). 5:30-7pm. St. Pete Brewing, 544 1st Avenue North.

Social 5k Around the Trop
Special Raffle Night! After the run, Anytime Fitness will raffle off two 1 month memberships to their downtown gym! Join the community for a fun run around the Trop! All levels are welcome to join. Discounted brews and a raffle after. Begins at 7pm. Begins at Right Around the Corner, 2244 Central Avenue.


Wednesday, August 2

The Body Electric Presents Yoga On Tap at 3 Daughters with Billy Mays III & Alix Emery
Join Alix Emery and Billy Mays III for live music yoga in the warehouse at 3 Daughters Brewing. The flow is moderately-paced and you can modify as you wish! Billy’s music is cathartic and ambient, and the brews are award-winning. It’s the best of all worlds. 6-7pm. $10 in advance / $15 at the door / $5 BE members. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

Fresh Start Drag Showcase at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Adriana Sparkle will host SubCentral’s Fresh Start: Drag Showcase open to ALL Queens & Kings looking to strut their stuff! Have you always wanted to give DRAG a try? Or have you not done it in a while and want to dust off those old Cha-Cha heels? Or are you just a PERFORM-A-HOLIC!? Come show St. Pete what you got! All performers will receive 50% off all food and DRINKS! 11:30pm-2am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Witchgrass Wednesday at The Ale and The Witch
Witchgrass Wednesday is a live weekly open bluegrass jam. Hosts Fil Pate Musics (mandolin) and Rob Williams (bass) lead the group along in a traditional bluegrass jam format where the normal rules apply. Tap flows at 4pm, music starts at 7pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

The Cypher: A Free Hip Hop Improv Workshop at Spitfire
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, join Zach Mouriz for a free hip hop improv workshop. Work on all aspects of freestyle, flow, musicality and how to work hip hop breaks into scenes. Drinks available at the Box Office. 8-10pm. FREE. Spitfire Theater, 14 18th Street South.

Marie Antoinette at freeFall Theatre (All Week/Weekend)
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, August 3

Cult Classics at The Dali: Edward Scissorhands
See Tim Burton’s masterpiece Edward Scissorhands in the garden at The Dali Museum this Thursday evening. There will be craft beer and a local food truck on hand to satisfy all of your cravings. Please bring only low-seating lawn chairs; no pets, coolers, outside food or beverages are permitted. Seating is limited, the event fills up fast, so make sure to come early to get your spot. 7-11pm. The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Boulevard.

Nate Najar and Phill Fest: Bosa Nova Guitars at The Palladium
An unforgettable evening of Bossa Nova classics, Brazilian Choro and exciting Samba Jazz featuring the talents of two renowned Latin jazz artists. Palladium favorite Nate Najar is an American acoustic guitarist, composer and producer whose sophisticated and often innovative artistry has placed him in many of the world’s most prestigious music venues and produced many superb recordings. Based in South Florida, Phill Fest is an accomplished Brazilian guitarist and composer who has recorded four albums with his acclaimed father, jazz artist Manfredo Fest. 8pm. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Keep St. Pete Special at St. Pete Shuffle
Please join Saint Petersburg Preservation, Keep Saint Petersburg Local and the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance for a FREE evening of fun to Keep St. Pete Special! DJ Sugar Bear will be spinning tunes. There will also be live art, local food, beer from several St. Pete breweries, fun activities for all ages and of course, shuffleboard! Keep an eye out for our roaming videographer, who will be talking to residents about what makes St. Pete so special to them. Share your story, and you may just see yourself in a future KSPS video! Food by Urban Restaurant Group. Coffee courtesy of the Kahwagon. 6-9pm. St. Pete Shuffle, 559 Mirror Lake Drive North.


Friday, August 4

Flick and Float Family Movie Night at Childs Park Pool
It’s that Time Again! FLICK & FLOAT Movie Night. Floats provided. Flume slide & diving boards open, lawn chairs welcome. 6:30-9pm. Only $2/age 3-12, $3/age 13 & up. Childs Park, 1227 43rd Street South.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Milwaukee Brewers at Tropicana Field
The Rays host the Brewers this weekend at Tropicana Field. Game at 7:10pm on Friday, 6:10pm on Saturday, 1:10pm on Sunday. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Absolute Queen and Highway to Hell at Jannus Live
Get out to Jannus Live for a night of old school rock and roll! 8pm-midnight. FREE. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Refreshing White Wines at Winesmith
Winesmith will offer tastings of Refreshing Whites to help beat this heat: a bone dry, crisp Australian Riesling, a zesty Sauvignon Blanc from Uruguay, a dry, citrusy white Rioja, a floral, delicious Alsatian Pinot Blanc, a seafood-craving, Languedoc Picpoul De Pinet and a dry, crisp Alsatian Brut. 6-9pm. $15 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

Written by Andrew Harlan

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