Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (1.22-25.18)

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Upcoming Event

I Love the Burg’s Winter Whiskeyfest, Friday, Feb. 9
Join us for the inaugural Winter Whiskeyfest! Try over 12 different whiskeys, enjoy light bites, and mingle over live music as we break in the brand new La Florida event space on a Friday evening. We’re partnering with Red Mesa Cantina to showcase their beautiful downtown venue and benefit a great community cause. Tickets going fast, with room for only 250 of our closest friends and fans. Friday, February 9, 6–9pm. $75. Click here for more info and to buy your tickets now.

Monday, January 22

Off With Their Heads
Lucky You Tattoo is hosting a concert from the American punk rock band Off With Their Heads at 7pm. Their current members include Ryan Young, Robbie Swartwood, Justin Francis, Kyle Manning, and John Polydoros. Lucky You Tattoo 9633 Bay Pines Blvd

Tuesday, January 23

Imagine Museum Opening
Imagine Museum is hosting their grand opening from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Imagine Museum is aiming to elevate the art of contemporary American studio glass through research, exhibitions, and education. Imagine Museum 1901 Central Ave.

Pink Martini
For more than twenty years, Pink Martini has toured the world, providing an around the world musical adventure singing in 22 languages at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, museums and fashion shows. The musical group formed in 1994 by Thomas Lauderdale, and inducted into both Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2014. The Pink Martini mixes many different genres including classical, Latin, jazz, and classic pop.  This event will be held at Mahaffey Theater at 7:30pm. 400 1st St SE

Wednesday, January 24

A Rasin in The Sun
American Stage Theater Company is putting on A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry at 6:30pm. A Raisin in the Sun is an American Legacy Series following a young family in persuit of the American dream. 163 3rd St N

Gladiola explores the concept of later life divorce (sometimes called Silver Divorce) and the effect it has on older couples and their loved ones. The piece examines the role of marriage in society — whether marriage is necessary to have a fully integrated life and whether an unhappy marriage is preferable to none at all. The main character must decide what is more valuable to him, a supportive and caring friendship or a damaged romantic relationship. His grown children face their own struggles as a result of the sudden instability of their parents’ 30-year marriage. Local writer and actor Colleen Johnson wrote Gladiola as the final dissertation for her Master’s program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art/King’s College London. This project received a Distinction, the highest mark possible, from professors at RADA and King’s College. 6pm. Studio@620 620 1st Ave S

Thursday, January 25

Meet & Mingle with Jerry Penacoli
Jerry Penacoli is a true Renaissance Man – a prolific painter, co-host of the local Daytime morning show but you may know this Multiple Emmy award-winner as the senior correspondent for “Extra” where he has been covering many of the show’s high-profile and exclusive interviews the past 17 seasons. More than 20 of his original paintings are on display in PATINA – St. Pete’s newest home decor boutique also showcasing local artists. 5pm. 4604 Central Avenue

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Written by Brian Bailey


Brian Bailey is the founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Brian is currently the Chief Marketing & Experience Officer for Metro Inclusive Health.