Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (08.22-25.17)

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Get ready for a wild week in the Sunshine City!



The Melting Pot Presents Uncorked 2017
Explore five notable wines made by women who are making their mark on the wine industry today. With premium ingredients and unforgettable flavor, our Uncorked 2017 dining experience brings out the best in both fondue and the variety of featured wine. Choose three 2-oz pours of wine from our featured list. A complimentary artisanal cheese board is served with each tasting. The fun begins September 5. Click HERE for full details and to reserve a table. The Melting Pot, 2221 4th Street North.


Pup With The Sun Instameet at Lassing Park
Rise and shine with I Love The Burg and the amazing #INSTABURG community to celebrate National Dog Day. Bring your four-legged friend with you and salute the sun for a morning of photography, community and a few sweet surprises courtesy of Swah-Rey, Kahwa Coffee, That Dog Ice Cream, St. PetersBark and PupActive. Begins at 6:30am on Saturday, August 26. Click HERE for full event details. Lassing Park, 2042 Beach Drive Southeast.


Win Your Way In with Marlon Wayans at The Mahaffey
Marlon Wayans has been selling out shows across the country as one of the top standup comedians of the year and he’s making his way to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – The Mahaffey Theater on Saturday, September 16! Win 2 tickets to the show, meet and greet with Marlon Wayans, $25 gift certificate to Proper Smoke House and Whiskey Bar, $25 gift certificate to The Avenue, $25 gift certificate to Kings Street Food, $25 gift certificate to Park and Rec, $25 gift certificate at The Sugar Shack. Click HERE to enter.

Tuesday, August 22

Pier Beer Night at Pinellas Ale Works
The Pier Beer Summer Series is taking a tour of St. Pete’s brewery scene to share information about the Pier project. Members of the Pier team will be hanging out at the brewery on each Pier Beer Night to answer questions about the project. On this particular evening, Pinellas Ale Works will be presented with a special award recognizing them as a bike friendly business. 5:30-7pm. Pinellas Ale Works, 1962 1st Avenue South.

Ladies Night at The Melting Pot
Satisfy your fondue craving with your choice of cheese fondue, salad, and chocolate fondue for only $20.95! Add an entree of chicken, teriyaki sirloin, or shrimp for only $9.95. Six signature cocktails for $6 and half off bottles of wine! Melting Pot, 2221 4th Street North.

Trio by Shelley Crowley at Studio@620
The Studio@620 presents a stage reading of a new work by playwright Sheila Crowley. Crowley is collaborating with actors and dancers to develop “Trio”, a play that celebrates cycles of life as parents die and children have to take their place. Come experience this initial public offering of a unique multi-disciplinary performances, presented with support form the St. Pete Arts Alliance. Begins at 7pm. Free. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Danielle Mohr Cd Release Show at The Hideaway Cafe
Come listen to Danielle Mohr perform her debut album “Momentum” at Hideaway Cafe in St Pete. Soulful, bluesy, jazzy music with pop influences will do your ears good! Olivia Romano opens the show with her soulful ethereal voice. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. $15 at the door. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Rosewood CREEK Stars at Old Key West Bar & Grill
Authentic Rockin’ Americana and Roots-Rock group Rosewood Creek is based in the Burg and plays high energy Florida sunshine style folk music. 7-10pm. Old Key West, 2451 Central Avenue.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Bluejays (Tuesday-Thursday)
The Rays face The Bluejays this week at Tropicana Field. Games at 7:10pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:10pm on Thursday. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.


Wednesday, August 23

2 Can Dine for $59 at The Melting Pot
Two can dine for $59.95 for a limited time! Enjoy your choice of cheese fondue, salad, an entree of Old Bay Shrimp, Whiskey BBQ Pork Medallion & Buffalo Chicken along with your choice of chocolate fondue. Plus, try the new Rose sangria! Deal is good August 23 and 24. The Melting Pot, 2221 4th Street North.

Eco Therapy Hatha Yoga in the Garden at St. Pete Eco-Village
Come set your morning intention with Eco Therapy Hatha Yoga in the garden. Connect with the sounds of nature and the environment. The intention is to connect with our inner nature and our outdoor surroundings. 8-9am. Donations are $10. St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.

PolitiFact’s 10th Birthday Bash at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe
Come party with PolitiFact! On Wednesday, August 23 they will be celebrating their 10th birthday at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe. Join the team for tasty beer, wine and light food. 6-9pm. Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe, 2927 Central Avenue.

Whiskey Wednesday at The Melting Pot
Enjoy The Melting Pot’s new Whiskey Wednesday! 1/2 off all whiskey cocktails. The Melting Pot, 2221 4th Street North.

Simmer and Sift – Greg Baker at Museum of Fine Arts
This summer’s Simmer & Sift: Summer Cooking Series celebrates Florida’s culinary history and innovation in conjunction with the MFA’s special exhibition, Skyway. The event begins at 6pm with guest check-in and a signature cocktail, followed by a discussion with the historian from 6:10-6:30pm. The Chef demonstration and tasting take place from 6:30-7:45pm. Click HERE to reserve your spot. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Poetry Open Mic at Studio@620
Keep St. Pete Lit presents a poetry open mic night at the Studio@620. The event begins at 7pm. Admission is $5. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.


Thursday, August 24

Pet Walk Yappy Hour at Dog Bar St. Pete
Enjoy free food, giveaways and more during Dog Bar’s Pet Walk Yappy Hour. 5-7pm. Free to attend and friendly dogs welcome. Dog Bar, 2300 Central Avenue.

Warehouse Arts Social Mixer
Meet and mingle with your neighbors in the Warehouse Arts District. Wine/beer/water/soda will be available for donation. Bring your favorite snack, cheese, crackers, nuts, chips, dip to share. 5:30-7:30pm. Brick Street Clay Studio, 400 23rd Street South.

Living Room Live Open Mic Night at Hideaway Cafe
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. Doors open at 6pm. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Fashion Social at John Craig Clothier
Come on out to hear what’s trending in men’s fashion and do some socializing along the way! Complimentary beverages (beer/wine) along with light apps will be provided. Special discount on anyone who wants to make a purchase too. 6:30-9pm. $15 for first time guests. John Craig, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Literary Salon Open Mic at Wordier Than Thou
Poetry, prose, comedy, music and more! All forms of expression are welcome at this new open mic. Artist and author Boo Ehrsam will also give a presentation on Altered Books. 6:30-9pm. Wordier Than Thou, 5741 75th Avenue North.

Tito’s Thursday at The Melting Pot
Each Thursday enjoy any Tito’s Handmade cocktail for only $5! The Melting Pot, 2221 4th Street North.

Brushes and Brews at Flying Boat Brewing
Join Practically Pikasso and Flying Boat Brewing Company for a night of creativity and craft beers! Guests will be painting growlers! For only $30, you’ll get a pint of local beer from Flying Boat Brewing Company, one glass growler to paint, paint supplies and guidance from an instructor.



Friday, August 25

Nate Najar in Concert at Studio@620
See the acclaimed musician Nate Najar in concert at the Studio@620 on Friday night. Begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Ribbon Cutting and Deaf Poets Performance at St. Pete Records
To celebrate, Miami’s alt-garage duo Deaf Poets are bringing a taste of their latest album St. Pete Records. Ahead of their show Friday, August 25, at the Bends, Deaf Poets are playing in-store at St. Pete Records and Furnish Me Vintage. Vinyl copies of their new release, Lost in Magic City, will be available for purchase. 5-7pm. St. Pete Records, 1246 Central Avenue.

Cypher Machines and Guests at State Theatre
Murder the Crow, Civilian War, Divine Science and Cypher Machines perform live at State Theatre on Friday night. Doors open at 7pm. $10. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Deaf Poets / Geri X / Peyote Coyote at The Bends
The Bends is proud to present Deaf Poets, Geri X and Peyote Coyote this Friday night. Music begins at 10pm and goes until 2am. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.

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Andrew Harlan

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