Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (11.20-24.17)

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It’s Thanksgiving week and we’re thankful for the Sunshine City! Prepare for the big meal with St. Pete’s unofficial Turkey Trot, boogie off the pumpkin pie with Iberian Rooster’s dance-off, have a brew and ride some bikes at Green Bench and more this week in the Burg!

Thanks to @hollis.sharron for the fantastic #instaBURG photo share! Here’s your full local events guide:

Monday, November 20

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

Running for Brews Waterfront 5k at The Ale and the Witch
Join Running for Brews St. Pete every Monday at 7pm for a fun/untimed run along St Pete’s beautiful waterfront path! Free to join, all ages, and all levels of runners. Great place to meet like-minded people in St Pete. There is also a beer raffle post-run. 111 2nd Ave NE.

Yoga at Grassroots Kava House
Join Moving Meditations as they continue their weekly offsite class, now by donation, at Grassroots Kava House. Yoga runs from 7-8pm in their lovely open upstairs space. 957 Central Ave.

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.

Tuesday, November 21

Preservation Hall Presents: Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, & The Preservation Legacy Quintet at The Mahaffey Theater
Lovers of New Orleans jazz, soul, R&B and the sounds of gospel will enjoy Grammy nominated singers from Preservation Hall presents: the “Soul Queen” Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Legacy Quintet. Show starts at 7:30pm. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Charity Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s St. Pete
Come and support Suncoast Animal League where Hamburger Mary’s will help raise money for the animals effected by Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico. A $10 donation will go a long way to help those furry little friends. Bingo starts at 5pm. 2901 Tyrone Blvd North.

Storytelling and Prose Open Mic at Wordier Than Thou
Our open mic focuses on storytelling and fiction – no poetry or music. So come share your finest prose, or if you’re just in the mood for listening, catch some tales from area wordsmiths. Open mic readers get 10 minutes and will be timed. We encourage all readers to stay to the end and support everyone who signs up to share their work. Readings will begin around 7 pm. Cost is a $5 donation at the door. 620 1st Ave South.

Handlebar Happy Hour at Green Bench Brewing Co.
Unwind at Green Bench Brewing Co. and enjoy after-work drinks while learning how to use St. Pete’s Coast Bike share system. Grab a beer, receive a quick demo on how it all works, and get a free hour of ride time to use at your leisure. Event starts at 6pm. 1133 Baum Ave North.

5k Run Around the Trop at Right Around the Corner
Join Right Around the Corner for a fun/untimed run around Tropicana Field. Free to join, all ages, and all levels of runners. Great place to meet likeminded people in St Pete. There is also a beer raffle post-run. Run starts at 7pm. 2244 Central Ave.

Brewers Battle Championship at URBAN Brew and BBQ
This is it, the event we’ve been waiting for! Only two brewers remain. They’ve fought their way to the finals and both will vie for the championship title! Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to join us for a delicious four-course meal and taste eight beers to determine which pairing is best. You choose the winner and celebrate as they claim their title. Enjoy four amazing courses and eight 1/2 pours of beer. Only $40 to attend, eat, drink and judge! Event starts at 6pm. Call 727-822-8919 to reserve your seats to this black and white formal event. 1939 Central Ave.

Friendsgiving at Hideaway Cafe
Celebrate Friendsgiving on Hideaway’s newest night, Guitar night. Justino Lee Walker & LaRue Nickelson will bring the music and the cafe will serve up family style Italian for the perfect Friendsgiving. Invite your nearest and dearest and come be thankful with your chosen family – your friends. Doors open at 6pm and show starts at 8pm. 1756 Central Ave.

Comedy Open Mic at Iberian Rooster
Calling all comedians! Funniest folk of the night will win cash prizes and bar tabs. Unfunny people get tarred and feathered. Sign up starts at 9pm, open mic starts at 10pm. 475 Central Avenue.

Wednesday, November 22

Wined Down Wednesday at Beach Bar and Restaurant
Enjoy happy hour and half-off wine bottles at Beach Bar and Restaurant. Then get down to you favorite tunes with sunset karaoke. Event runs from 7-11pm. 7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Hurricane Relief Concert at Jannus Live
Enjoy music for a cause during the Hurricane Relief Concert at Jannus Live featuring Resinated, Sun-Dried Vibes, NoNeed, SOWFLO and DJ Badda Skat. 100% of CASH donations (optional/anything helps!) will go to Hurricane Irma victims! This is a FREE SHOW the night before Thanksgiving! Doors at 7pm. 200 1st Ave North.

Mario Kart 64 Tournament at Right Around the Corner
Right Around the Corner hosts their monthly Mario Kart 64 tournament. Test your Nintendo 64 skills for the chance to win awesome prizes. How to Train? GP 100cc with no glitches or shortcuts. It’s free to play. Races start at 7pm. 2244 Central Ave.

3 Miles from 3 Daughters at 3 Daughters Brewing
Join 3 Daughters Brewing as they host a special run club with Fit2Run every 4th Wednesday of the month. Everyone who runs gets chances to win gear from 3 Daughters Brewing and Fit2Run. Sign up begins at 5:30pm. The run begins promptly at 6:30pm. 222 22nd St South.

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.

Thanksgiving Rocks! Painting Party at Practically Pikasso
It’s the newest creative craze! Paint rocks with Practically Pikasso to take and hide during the Turkey Trot or Black Friday shopping! #stpeterocks is a family friendly craze sweeping the town. $10 per painter includes an assortment of rocks and painting supplies. Painting begins at 4pm. Click HERE to reserve your spot. 1912 4th St North.

Thanksgiving Eve Vinyl Soiree at The Mandarin Hide
Join The Mandarin Hide for a soulful pre-Thanksgiving gathering! Two of St. Pete’s favorite tastemakers, DJs Boomerang & Knowmatty, will provide the eclectic soundtrack for this exceptional evening. The turntable duo will combine classic elements of downtempo, hip hop, jazz, house and soul as we come together to celebrate one of the best nights of the year. Event runs from 8pm-1am. 231 Central Ave.

Pre-Thanksgiving Dance-Off at the Iberian Rooster
Drink and Dance the night away before you have to deal with your in-laws. Best team and best solo dancer will win gift cards to Iberian Rooster. Also enjoy $2 Tall Boys $4 Wells and $6 Crafts. Music by DJ/\House Monster! Sign up for competitors begins at 9pm. Dance off starts at 9:30. 475 Central Avenue.

Thursday, November 23 (Happy Thanksgiving!)

Thanksgiving at Cassis
Join the Cassis family for their annual Thanksgiving feast on November 23rd. Their brunch menu will be available from 8am-3pm with $5 Mimosa and Bloody Mary specials to be thankful for. From 11am-9pm they’ll be offering a special holiday menu with traditional Thanksgiving fare as well as some Cassis specialties. Fill up your plate and enjoy our newly-renovated space—their cabanas are the perfect place for full-belly lounging. Call 727-827-2927 to make your reservation. 170 Beach Dr NE.

St. Pete’s UnOffical Turkey Trot 5k & 10k at St. Pete Running Company
No fee, no stress, tons of fun! Join St. Pete Running Company on Thanksgiving morning for their second Unofficial Turkey Trot 5K & 10K timed run. This is a FREE TIMED 5k or 10k for the community. The course will be a marked out & back on the Pinellas Trail. Walkers are welcome. There will be two different start times 8am or 9am – your choice. Bring your friends and family as they continue a St. Pete Thanksgiving tradition. 6986 22nd Ave North.

Rooster’s Thanksgiving Feast at The Iberian Rooster
Why cook? Let your favorite downtown spot host your entire family for our global inspired traditional thanksgiving dinner buffet; complete with a carving station and all the fixings. They will even have a delicious dessert bar because we all know that one family member who can’t live without the pumpkin pie! Seatings at 3 pm and 5 pm. Click HERE for tickets. 475 Central Avenue.

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.

Thanksgiving at FarmTable at FarmTable Cuccina
Join FarmTable Cuccina for a farm to fork Thanksgiving Buffet from 12pm-8pm! Enjoy classic favorites like Roasted Joyce Farms Turkey, Gram’s Cranberry Relish and Green Bean Casserole alongside Artisan Cheeses, Antipasti, Chilled Seafood, Carving Station & Decadent Desserts! $59 Adults, $29 Children (12 & under), exclusive of tax & gratuity. Reservation highly encouraged at 727-523-6297 or online at OpenTable.com. 179 2nd Ave North.

#instaBURG share by @hollis.sharron

Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder and editor 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. Bailey also serves as the CEO of RKC.me, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.