WEEKLY-WEEKDAY-WHAT-TO-DO (12.4-7.17)

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Get you holiday shopping done at the Very Merry Market, bust out your dance shoes for Swing Dancing at the Sundial, test your video game might during the Super Smash Bros Tournament and more this week in the Burg!

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

Monday, December 4

Yoga at Grassroots Kava House
Join Practically Pikasso in making clay diffusers for use with essential oils. They’ll be making, and painting the same night, pendants, room fresheners, car fresheners, ornaments, etc. The porous clay is perfect for absorbing your favorite oils. An instructor will introduce you to the world of essential oils and the many health benefits. $30 make approximately 8-10 pieces depending upon size. Click HERE to register. 1912 4th St North.

Running for Brews Waterfront 5k at The Ale and the Witch
Join Running for Brews St. Pete 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.

Open Mic Monday Night at The Pesky Pelican Brew Pub
Hang out with other cool musicians while taking turns to play great music. It’s turned into quite the Listening Room. Acoustic open mic is from 6:30-10pm. 923 72nd St North.

Bingo Night at St. Petersburg Brewing Company
St. Petersburg Brewing Company are hosting another bingo night at the brewery. It is free to play and we 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

Tuesday, December 5

DRAFTS at Green Bench Brewing Co.
Carrie Jadus will be wrapping up the first year of DRAFTS on December 5th, starting at 7pm. You might be familiar with her incredible mural of Nikola Tesla that she painted in 2015 for SHINE Mural Fest. As always, all participants will receive $1 off their draft beverage of choice! BYOS (bring your own supplies!) and if you are popping in on the fly, they will have some pens and paper available for use. This is free open to ALL skill levels. Event starts at 7pm. 1133 Baum Ave North.

FREE Swing Dance at the Sundial
Dance under the stars in the Sundial St. Pete courtyard. The evening begins with a free beginner lesson, followed by an hour of social dancing. Runs from 7-8:30pm. FREE and open to the public. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Yoga at Metro Wellness & Community Center
Enjoy a $5 Class, Led by Dr. Ronald Porter. Calm the mind. energize the body, and awaken the spirit. Bring your own mat. All experience levels welcome. Yoga starts at 6pm. 3251 3rd Ave North.

Tournament Prep Boot Camp at St. Pete Shuffle
Ready to play in the Clearwater Doubles Tournament on December 9th? Looking to play more shuffle tournaments in the future? Come learn tournament basics, scoring, how the games are set up, and more helpful tips. Event starts at 7pm. 559 Mirror Lake Dr North.

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.

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, December 6

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.

Jonathan Cain: Christmas Journey, Unsung Noel at The Mahaffey Theater
On December 6th, Jonathan Cain will hit the Mahaffey stage for one night only featuring Christmas music from his brand new hit album “Unsung Noel” and your favorite Christmas songs. Bring the family and enjoy a night of holiday cheer! Show starts at 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. 400 1st St SE.

Rooftop Holiday Party at Station House St. Pete
New Town Connections is excited to return to the rooftop at Station House for their annual Holiday Party! Doors open at 6pm and space is limited to 150 people. 1st drink included, along with light food, photobooth, and live music. Event starts at 6pm. Click HERE for tickets. 260 1st Ave South.

A Very Merry Market 2017 at Great Explorations and Sunken Gardens
Shop local this holiday season! Great Explorations Children’s Museum and Sunken Gardens bring you the 4th annual A Very Merry Market, a free shopping event showcasing the talented makers and businesses that make our area a unique and eclectic place to shop! Along with shopping your local favorites, guests will also enjoy exclusive discounts and FREE holiday treats and spirits, as well as free valet provided by Select Valet!  Market runs from 4-8pm. 1925 4th St North.

Yoga on Tap at 3 Daughters Brewing
Join The Body Electric Yoga Company for a vinyasa session at 3 Daughters Brewing. Class will be led by Jessica Irene accompanied by the music of Mark Etherington! You’ll leave feeling refreshed, relaxed, and recharged. Afterward, belly up with some of Florida’s best-tasting craft brews (or root beers!) with your fellow yogis. Admission is $10 in advance, $5 for Body Electric members, and $15 at the door. Yoga starts at 6pm. 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.

Super Smash Bros Tournament at Right Around the Corner 
Right Around the Corner hosts Super Smash Bros tournament. Test your Nintendo 64 skills for the chance to win awesome prizes. Tournament starts at 7pm. 2244 Central Ave.

Witchgrass Wednesday at The Ale and the Witch
Witchgrass Wednesday is a live weekly open bluegrass jam from 7-10pm at The Ale and the Witch. Come and enjoy some of the area’s best bluegrass musicians as they come together and share their passion and love for the music in this open jam. Bring an instrument, your voice, or just yourself and come enjoy a fun evening of good ol’ fashioned pickin’ and tunes. Taps flow at 4pm, music starts at 7pm.

Oysters + Scotch at Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails
Talisker, Oban, and some of their friends will be pairing up with Intermezzo’s pop-up Empire Oyster for their first paired oyster event. Zach Lynch from Diageo Reserve will be pairing up with David from Empire Oyster and the Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails team to pair some smoke to some brine ’till the tickets run out! $20 per person — pay at Intermezzo to get your name on the list! Event starts at 6pm. 1111 Central Avenue.

Thursday, December 7

Weedon Walkabout at Weedon Island Preserve
Hike through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of the Preserve and learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. A hat, closed-toe shoes and water are also recommended. Event is free and starts at 9am. Click HERE to register. 1800 Weedon Dr NE.

Paint Me A Story at Practically Pikasso
Bring your little Pikasso for story time and painting fun! This month they will read a Christmas themed story and create fun handprint ornaments! Class starts at 11am. Cost is $15 in advance ($18 walk in). Click HERE to register. 1912 4th St North.

DTSP Night Market at Plaza Tower & Courtyard Shops
DTSP Night Market offers locals and tourists a unique shopping experience, showcasing a curated selection of local artists, crafters and other local businesses. The market, on the second floor of the Plaza Tower in downtown St. Petersburg, overlooks the large courtyard, which features live entertainment and local craft beers, thanks to The Ale & the Witch. Event runs from 6-10pm. 111 Second Ave NE.

Jingle Mingle at Sunken Gardens
Sunken Gardens Forever Foundation is thrilled to announce our second Jingle Mingle event raising funds for Sunken Gardens’ Childrens Educational Garden. Come enjoy an evening of music with Henry Ashwood and the SPHS Pitchforks, beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres by Milan Catering and Event Design. Event runs from 5:30-8:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. 1825 4th St North.

Living Room Live Open Mic at The Hideaway Cafe
The Hideaway Cafe invites all singer/songwriters to join them for this Thursday’s open mic night, a.k.a. Living Room Live. Named Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay 2014 and 2017 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. Arrive early to sign up. Event starts at 6pm. 1756 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.

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.

Swing at 3 Daughters Brewing 
The first ever gig at 3 Daughters Brewing. Hurricane Irma washed out the original date, so this is the make up. Come Swing with with The Hot Rod Hornets. No cover, and great beer, with food truck offerings outside. Event starts at 7pm. 222 22nd St South.

The Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: Sounds of Celebration at The Mahaffey Theater
Ring in The Florida Orchestra’s 50th season with celebratory music, including Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance No. 1, selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and more. Stuart Malina conducts. Pre-concert conversations start at 10am, concert starts at 11am. Click HERE for tickets. 400 1st Street South.

Running Moms Group Run at St. Pete Running Company
Every mom is a busy woman with very little extra time on her hands. That’s why it’s so important to make the time for exercise. Join in for a fun casual run. Kids can come too! After a short dynamic warmup as a group, we will head out on the Pinellas Trail for a casual 30-minute jog or walk. Strollers welcome. This run is for all ladies. You don’t have to be a mom. If you are a grandmother, aunt or friend you are welcome to join. Run starts at 9:30am. 6986 22nd Ave North.

Shuffleboard Boot Camp at St. Pete Shuffle
Come join St. Pete for a fun shuffle learning experience covering scoring, etiquette, rules, tips, and basic strategy. Free for club members or YMCA members. $10 for non-members (kids are free). Be ready to play, learn, and have fun. Our shuffle coaches will be on hand to share helpful tips and tricks. They will meet at the grand stand courts. Bootcamp starts at 7pm. 559 Mirror Lake Dr North.

Flash Fiction A Literary/Improv Mashup Show at Spitfire Theater
Local author’s fiction comes to life as skilled readers and improvisers create scenes from the world of the story. It’s a one of a kind literary-improv mashup! Featuring 4 new stories each month by some of the best local storytellers and improvisers in Tampa Bay. Tickets are $10. Show starts at 8pm. 14 18th St South.

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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.