Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (04.21-24.14)

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Special Deal: Buy One Get One Breakfast Meal from 7:30am-11am at Sylvia's Queen of Soul Food from April 14-27. 642 22nd St. South.

Monday, 4/21

Boyd Hill Creative Exercise
Mondays & Fridays 10:15-11:15 am Daily $3/Monthly $16 A toning, stretching, laughing, dancing, "I feel good" class with lively music. Designed for those "over 50". Boyd Hill 1101 Country Club Way S.

Monday Night Trivia @ Ferg’s
Prizes to TOP 3 Teams: 1st – $30 in Ferg's Bucks, 2nd – $20 in Ferg's Bucks, 3rd – $10 in Ferg's Bucks! 7pm. Ferg's 1320 Central Ave.

Open Mic Night @ Everything Dolce
Hosted by The St. Petersburg Music Factory. 7:30-9:30pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Avenue. 

The Hangar ‘Jazz Jam’
Sponsored by the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, listen to an intimate evening of live jazz music every first Monday of the month. 8-10pm. The Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge, 540 1st St. SE 

Plume Poetry Presents: Tess Gallagher
Tess Gallagher, long considered among America’s – indeed the world’s – most acclaimed poets, essayists, and short story writers, is the author of Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems, Moon Crossing Bridge, Dear Ghosts, The Man From Kinvara: Selected Short Stories. Her Soul Barnacles: Ten More Years With Ray, a “bittersweet collection of diary entries, memoirs, essays, letters, and poetry that celebrates the marriage and literary partnership with her late husband Raymond Carver,” one of America’s most celebrated fiction writers. Gallagher will be joined for an introductory reading of a collaborative work with her long-time friend Lawrence Matsuda. Born in the Minidoka Internment Camp in 1945, Matsuda is a well-known poet in his own right (A Cold Wind From Idaho) and a social activist and lecturer on the heritage and causes of Asian-Americans. Tickets $10. FREE for St. Petersburg College staff, faculty, and students. 7pm. Palladium Theater 253 5th Ave N.

Tuesday, 4/22

Ballroom Dancing at the Sunshine Center
Put on your dance shoes and get ready to swing and twirl every Tuesday. DJ Darlene entertains with some classic varieties including foxtrot, polka, swing, waltz, rumba and many other types of music. Cookies and coffee served. For more information on this or more programs for older adults, call the Sunshine Center at 727-893-7101 or see stpeteparksrec.org. $2. 1pm-3pm. Sunshine Center, 330 5th St. N.

“Home” An Earth Day Film Screening
Celebrate Earth Day and learn how to protect our HOME! Through visually stunning footage from over fifty countries, all shot from an aerial perspective, Yann Arthus-Bertrand shows us a view most of us have never seen. He shares with us his sense of awe about our planet and his concern for its health. With this film, Arthus-Bertrand hopes to provide a stepping-stone to further the call to action to take care of our HOME. This screening of this beautiful film is sponsored by Gulf Restoration Network: United for a healthy Gulf of Mexico and Florida Suncoast Sierra Club. Free. 6:30pm. Studio@620, 620 1st Ave S.

*Video via Home Project

Rays VS Twins
Tampa Bay Rays host the Minnesota Twins. 7:10pm at Tropicana Field. Tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Dr.

Foina Frensche + Vegas Revue
Live music every day! Starts with Fiona Frensche from 5-7pm and then the Vegas Revue hosted by Tony Castellano from 7:30-10pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave. 

The Queen and I: Charity Bingo
Come and enjoy delicious Thai food while watching the lovely Miss Arica Love perform! Prizes will be given to lucky winners and proceeds go to charity (recipients change weekly). RSVP at 727-251-4630. Bingo starts at 7 PM and show starts at 9 PM. 2410 Central Ave.

Tuessday Night Trivia at Crowley’s
Prizes to TOP 3 Teams: 1st – $20 in Crowley's Cash, 2nd – $15 in Crowley's Cash, 3rd – $10 in Crowley's Cash! 7pm, 269 Central Ave.

Wednesday, 4/23

American Stage Presents “The Wiz” (All Week)
Dorothy is going to the Land of Oz and she’s walking on a road paved in rock, gospel, and soul! This beloved Broadway musical – winner of 7 Tony Awards (including “Best Musical”) is a dazzling multi-cultural journey that will take you to the most fantastical places…and back home again. The perfect night for families and theatre goers to see American Stage under the stars…downtown St. Petersburg’s cool spring tradition for almost 30 years. April 9 &10 are Pay What you can nights and April 11 is the opening night ceremony, Gala Under The Stars. Performances from Wednesday through Sunday. Reserved Chair Seating $32, premium blanket seating $26. GA tickets: $18 for Friday and Sat. Performances in advance, $13 for Wed. Thurs. and Sunday performances in advance. $20 at the gate for Fri. and Sat. performances. $15 at the gate for Wed. Thurs. and Sun. performances. Gates open at 6pm. Demen's Landing Park Bayshore Dr & 2nd Ave S. 

Ladies Night @ Calypso
Every Wednesday night is Ladies Night at Calypso. $5 specialty frozen drinks, $4 Bacardi, $4 3Olives Flavors, $2.50 LandSharks. Half Price select Apps. Calypso 217 Central Ave.

Live Latin One Man Band
7pm. Cafe Alma, 260 1st Ave S.

Jazz with Ray Biscoglia Duo
Staight ahead jazz with Ray Biscoglia on piano and Glenn Stevenson on upright bass. The Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association. 8pm. Mandarin Hide 231 Central Ave. 

Blues Jam hosted by Betty Fox
You won't want to miss this Wednesday at the Hideaway Cafe. The Betty Fox Band is back for their Wednesday Blues Jam! Doors open at 6pm for dinner and drinks. Music will go from 7-10pm. FREE. Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Ave.

Rays VS Twins
Tampa Bay Rays host the Minnesota Twins. 7:10pm. Tickets. Tropicana Field 1 Tropicana Dr.

Palladium Chamber Players
Led by Florida Orchestra Concertmaster Jeff Multer, violist Danielle Farina, cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park, don’t miss the first full season season of the Palladium Chamber Players. Now in residence at the Palladium, this dynamic group of critically acclaimed soloists and chamber musicians brings vibrant interpretations of the great classic chamber repertoire. $22, $36. 7:30pm. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave N.

Music Jams @ Everything Dolce
Musicians Jam: Hosted by Julian Camaz. All accomplished musicians welcome on stage and receive a complimentary beer, house wine or specialty coffee. 8-11pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave.

Thursday, 4/24

Rays VS Twins
Tampa Bay Rays host the Minnesota Twins. 1:10pm. Tickets. Tropicana Field 1 Tropicana Dr.

Free Dali Museum Events, One Dali Blvd.:
Story Time for Families
Join The Dali in the Education Classroom for story time featuring selected books from the Dali Museum library and store. 11am.
Our Town Conversations: Tom James
Our Town is a once-a-month conversation with a notable St. Pete mythmaker. Host Dr. Carol Mickett, philosopher and artist, will converse with these local heroes about their visions, accomplishments, and contributions to shaping the identity of our town. Where else but at the Dali Museum – which showcases the mythmaking of artist Salvador Dali – to honor the people of our city and its surroundings who are building the greatness which is St. Petersburg? Free. Series takes place in the theater. 6:30-7:45pm.

Hideaway Café: Living Room Writer’s Night
Rebekah Pulley shares with the always appreciative Hideaway audience some of their freshest, newest, original material! There is no door charge on these nights. Just come and enjoy the camaraderie and the musicianship of these special collaborative Hideaway evenings. Doors open at 5 for happy hour (5-7) w/ $3 house red and white and $3 Yuengling. Music goes from 7-10. Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Ave.

Live Music @ Everything Dolce
Live music every day at Everything Dolce! Thursday nights are Groove Thang' with DJ Matty Blue offering Deep, Funky, Sexy & Soulful House Music. $1 Beers and $2 Sangrias from 8pm-9pm. Desserts, specialty coffees, and full menu available all night. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave. 

Goblin & Pinkish Black
Get caught up in the unrelenting rock of Goblin at the State Theatre. 7pm. Tickets $25 adv, $65 VIP. State Theatre 687 Central Ave. 

*Photo via The Key

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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.