Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (10.23-26.17)

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Take part in the first annual WestFest, grub on seafood at the John’s Pass Seafood and Music Fest,  groove to the Dirty Heads and much more this week in the Sunshine City.

Thanks to @kjs_kristi for the awesome #instaBURG photo share! Here’s your full local events guide:


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. Click HERE for full details and to reserve a table. The Melting Pot, 2221 4th Street North.

Monday, October 23

Bingo Night at St. Petersburg Brewing Company
St. Petersburg Brewing Company are hosting their third bingo night at the brewery. It is free to play and they will be giving away some cool prizes. So swing by, grab a beer, and let the games begin.The first game of three will start promptly at 7:30pm. 544 1st Ave North.

Grand Opening at Frog Pond (Downtown St. Pete)
Join the Frog Pond for their downtown grand opening with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Rick Kriseman and members of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. Their will be prizes for everyone from a free cup of coffee to breakfast for a year. The grand opening starts at noon. 890 3rd Avenue South.

Radio Theater Project A Very Scary Celebrity Fun-raiser at Studio@620
Join Studio@620 Monday, October 23, for live, radio theater and a very scary Celebrity Fun-raiser. Twisted Tales of Poe, The Radio Play, from the stories of Edgar Allen Poe, by Philip Grecian, will be performed by the RTP actors, along with some surprise guests. If Poe doesn’t creep you out, this treat from Elizabeth Gelman, The Blackout, will definitely do the trick. Admission is $20. Event starts at 7pm.

Monday Night Team Trivia Night at 3 Daughters Brewing
Join 3 Daughters Brewing for live team trivia in the tasting room. Any size teams are welcome and it’s always free to play. Top 3 winning teams get 3 Daughters Gift Cards for future visits. This week’s food truck is Ikighai Sushi Bowl. Trivia starts at 7pm. 222 22nd St South.

Old Soul Open Mic at Iberian Rooster
A place for all musicians to work on their material! Hosted by Jason Frilot from Freelow, Old Soul Open Mic is a free event held in our cozy SubCentral At The Iberian Rooster Speakeasy. So, come to play or listen, we’re here every Monday! 9pm-midnight. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Sunset Yoga at Kozuba & Sons Distillery 
Join Kozuba & Sons Distillery for Sunset Yoga. Class will be held outside on their patio with the sunset as our backdrop. A free tour of the distillery will be offered to all attendees after each class. Free tasting of their products is also available after each class to all attendees over 21 years of age. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Yoga starts at 6:30pm. 1960 5th Ave South.

Tuesday, October 24

Tuesday 5K- Run Around the Trop at Right Around the Corner
Classic Tuesday night run is back at it again! Join Right Around the Corner for a 5k Around the Tropicana. All levels. All ages. Beer specials afterwards. Run starts at 7pm. 2244 Central Ave.

Pilates + Pints at Flying Boat Brewing Co.
Join Flying Boat Brewing Co. for a fun fusion of fitness and craft beer with Pilates & Pints. Instructor Megan Burditt, CEP (Certified Exercise Physiologist), brings an upbeat, mat-based class for anyone interested in Pilates, regardless of age or fitness level. All you need to bring is your mat; they’ll provide the rest! The cost is $10 at the door and includes your class AND a pint of the Flying Boat beer of your choice. Class starts at 8pm. 1776 11th Ave North.

The St. Petersburg Opera: Gounod’s Faust at The Palladium 
What would you do to be younger? Unhappy with his life, Faust makes a pact with the Devil that draws a host of other characters into his bargain. Marguerite, an innocent  young girl, her brother Valentin, and Siebel, a young man who is infatuated with Marguerite: all are collateral damage as Faust jousts with the Devil. Gounod gave us glorious melodies and sumptuous orchestrations for this dark tale. Sung in French with English translations above the stage. Shows starts at 7:30pm. 253 5th Ave. North.

Knit Night on the Town at St. Pete Brewing Company
Time to get out of the shop and out on the town. Join the St Pete Brewing Co. for knitting and beer hosted by Stash- A Place for Yarn. Event starts at 6pm. 544 1st Ave North.

Brewers Battle Semifinal #2: Green Bench vs St. Pete Brewing at URBAN Brew and BBQ
Local beer fans, you don’t want to miss this! Neighboring Green Bench Brewery and St. Pete Brewing will face off to determine who’s got what it takes to be the champ! Join URBAN Brew and BBQ for an entertaining evening of food and beer pairings as we sample eight pours from some of your favorite local breweries. Enjoy four unique courses and eight 1/2 pours Admission is $40 to attend, eat, drink and judge! Event runs from 6-8pm. Call 727-822-8919 to reserve your seats. 1939 Central Ave.

Walk St. Petersburg at the St. Petersburg Museum of History
St. Petersburg Preservation will launch its newest walking tour offering, “Walk St. Petersburg.” It is a 12 stop downtown, self-guided audio tour and a part of the “Florida Stories” audio tour series. Florida Stories is your personal walking tour guide to a variety of Florida towns, big & small. Store. The FREE launch event for Walk St. Petersburg will take place at the St. Petersburg Museum of History on Tuesday, from 6-8pm. Click HERE to register your spot. 335 2nd Ave NE.

Paint Night at Brass Tap (Tyrone Square)
Join in for a great evening Painting and Drinking at The Brass Tap -Tyrone Square- A master artist will guide you through this painting step by step, they break them down to make it easy for everyone! Event starts at 7pm. Tickets are $45. Click HERE to register, and you can use the coupon code ‘Save35’ for a discount off the price!  2438 Tyrone Blvd North.

Wednesday, October 25

Dirty Heads at Jannus Live
Dirty Heads play live at Jannus. Gates open at 5:30pm. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

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.

Poetry Open Mic at Studio@620
The Studio@620 presents their monthly Poetry Open Mic event, hosted by Keep St. Pete Lit . Together they bring area writers a recurring opportunity to share their work. Each event will include a featured poet. Interested readers may sign up upon arrival. Event starts at 7pm and admission $5. 620 1st Ave South.

Sunset Paddle Special at Urban Kai
Invite your friends and family to spend some time on the water after work! Urban Kai is now offering Sunset SUP & Kayak rentals on Wednesday’s & Friday’s for a special discounted rate of $25 from 6:30-7:30pm. Reservations are required. Call 813-598-1634 for more info. 13090 Gandy Blvd North.

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Grassroots Kava House
Come get into the Halloween spirit and carve pumpkins with us. For $18 Grassroots will provide a pumpkin, carving tools, and a single kava or kratom. They will also have a contest for the best carved pumpkin! Event starts at 7pm. 957 Central Ave.

Pick Up the Pete at Pedal Pub St. Pete
Thanks to local business owners Drew and Angie, the St. Pete Pedal Pub sponsors a cleanup with the Everyday Hero Project called “Pick Up the Pete”. Ride around downtown on the Pedal Pub, and listen to some jams while immersing yourself in St. Pete culture. Pedal Pub fee is waived for community service, courtesy of the Pedal Pub. Everyday Hero Exchange time bank credits will be given for participation in this event. Event starts at 6pm. 1975 3rd Ave South.

Horror Movie Trivia feat. Founders Brewing Company at Brass Tap (Tyrone Square)
Brass Tap is getting in the mood for Halloween!!! All the questions this week will be surrounding everybody’s favorite horror movies! Founders Brewing Company will be giving away prizes to trivia team winners! Round up your team and plan on playing another fun round of trivia this Wednesday at 7:30pm. 2438 Tyrone Blvd North.

Pre-Halloween Run at St. Pete Brewing Company
Kick off the Halloween weekend in style. Join St. Pete Brewing Company for a costumed run! Best costume gets a free beer! Free 5k starts at 7pm. Costume fun is every minute after. 544 1st Ave North.

Pumpkin Carving at Independent Bar St. Pete
Break out your fancy carving tools, start planning your grins or grimmaces and join Independent Bar Wednesday, October 25th from 6-9pm. They’ll have treats, tools, inspiration, and a few extra pumpkins to decorate the bar with otherwise, bring your own pumpkin! 1049 Central Ave.

Thursday, October 26

Grand Opening at The ArtsXchange
The ArtsXchange is now a reality! Join us as we celebrate the completion of 28 sustainable, affordable art studios and over 2,500 square feet of gallery, education and event space including an artist incubator. Ribbon cutting with Mayor Rick Kriseman at 7:15pm. Words from the Board President, Mark Aeling. Browse the studios of 24 working artists in disciplines ranging from painting, jewelry making, journalism, sculpture, photography and more! Event runs from 7-8:30pm. 515 22nd St. South.

West Fest at the freeFall Theatre Company 
Savor West St. Pete’s Local Flavor with 40+ vendors! Experience its restaurants, brewery, shops, health & wellness providers + a Night Makers Market, DJ SugarBear, kids activities, and more at freeFall Theatre Company, the gorgeous venue for this “Best of the West” celebration! Event runs from 6-10pm. 6099 Central Ave.

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.

Movies in the Park – E.T. the Extra Terrestrial at Straub Park 
October marks the 8th season for Movies in the Park. This week’s movie is E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. The movies and music events are produced by Saint Petersburg Preservation. Movies are free. Music starts at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. 400 S Bayshore Dr.

The Magpie Salute at Jannus Live
The Magpie Salute play live at Jannus. Gates open at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Shwayze at State Theater
Shwayze plays live at State Theater. Show starts at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. 687 Central Ave.

Grateful Dead Night at Caged Brewing
Enjoy Grateful Dead hits performed by Dead Set – Florida. No cover charge and music starts at 8pm. 2001 1st Ave South.

Yoga at The Gallery
Join Moving Meditations Thursday for this all levels, by donation yoga class amidst the art exhibit of this one-of-a-kind space in Downtown St. Pete. Yoga is from 6pm-7pm. 1 Progress Plz Suite 111.

John’s Pass Seafood and Music Festival at John’s Pass
Enjoy the best fresh gulf seafood, great live music and much more at this four day celebration in historic John’s Pass Village. John’s Pass Seafood Festival starts Oct. 26, 2017 and runs till – Oct. 29, 2017. 12901 Gulf Blvd.

Anthony Hamilton at the Mahaffey Theater
Grammy Award winner Anthony Hamilton performs live at the Mahaffey Theater on October 26th.The 10 time Grammy nominated soul singer has built a reputation for outstanding live performances full of energy and classic R&B. Show starts at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. 400 1st St SE.

Spooky Bacon Night at St. Petersburg Brewing Company
Join St. Petersburg Brewing Company dressed in your Halloween costume to participate in their Keep the Mason Jar night. Participate in the best costume contest to possibly win a $25.00 gift card. They will also have two amazing beer bacons, courtesy of Blue Hollow Smokehouse. Bacon available from 6-9pm. 44 1st Ave North.

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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.