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Looking for a night out but don't want to leave your pet all alone? Don't have time to take the dog out during your lunch break? Your Pet At Home is a local pet and house sitting service that's here to lighten your stress load. For more information call 727.372.9300 or visit their main website.
 
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FREE Healthy St. Pete Yoga at Sundial St. Pete (May 16)
 
 
Courtyard yoga hosted by the new Healthy St. Pete initiative! Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin will briefly chat with yogis about the City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA's efforts to create a healthier Sunshine City. Yogis will be treated to free Healthy St. Pete t-shirts after class, while supplies last. Stick around for healthy freebies from Locale Market! Registration opens at 7:30am, with class from 8–9am. Follow this link to register early. FREE. Sundial, 153 2nd Avenue North
 
 
Stillwaters Tavern is HIRING!
Seeking a career in the Hospitality Industry, or know someone who might be interested? Stillwaters Tavern is now accepting applications for all positions – servers, bartenders, bussers, hosts, line cooks, and more. You can apply online or stop by at their Team Recruitment Office upstairs at 204 Beach Drive Northeast in St. Pete. They offer a great work environment, the chance to work with a professional team, competitive pay and group health benefits. Come grow with them!
 
 
 
Dress in Your Local Best with St. Pete Threads
 
 
St. Pete Threads is a new local organization collaborating with local artists in St. Pete to create shirts that represent the Burg. Their latest yogi shirt design is perfect for active St. Pete residents! Follow this link to purchase yours.

 

 
 
 
 
Monday, 5/11
 
Happy Hour @ Enigma St. Pete (All Week)
Happy Hour goes from 12-9pm 7 days a week. 2-For-1 drink specials on bottled beer, cocktails and shots. Enigma, 1110 Central Avenue. 

 
Great Art Explorations (Mon & Wed) 
Great ART Explorations. 2 -2:45pm Every Mon. and Wed. Take some time to create your own personal work of art at Great Explorations Children’s Museum! Learn about art materials and methods to boost your budding artist’s creative imagination. Dress for fun, and leave the mess at the museum! Sponsored by AmeriCorps, the program is FREE for all ages with paid admission. Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 4th Street North.
 
Boundary Lines @ Florida CraftArt (All Week)
In Boundary Lines, five artists explore the issue of personal space using sculpture, ceramics, installation and embroidery. From the social media landscape to more natural surroundings, to building up walls or letting everything hang out, these artists convey their quest for sanctuary and community. The exhibition will be on display from May 1-June 13. Gallery open Monday-Saturday, from 10am-5:30pm. Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue. 
 
Dali & da Vinci: Minds, Machines, Masterpieces (All Week)
The exhibit features more than 75 works and reproductions, including reproductions of da Vinci diagrams, Dalí manuscripts and paintings from the permanent collection, and reproductions of the invented objects both da Vinci and Dalí proposed in advance of their times. The exhibit will show how these two great artists shared an ambition to use the tools of art to explore the whole of the human experience, including math, anatomy, motion devices, religion, and visual perspective. They both imagined fantastical devices and inventions, some of which became reality, while others remained sealed in sketches and manuscripts. On display from March 6 thru July 26. Museum is open from 10am-5:30pm daily, with extended hours on Thursday and Friday from 10am-8pm. Museum admission is $24. The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Boulevard. 
 
Monet to Matisse: On The French Coast @ Museum Of Fine Arts (All Week)
In honor of its 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Museum of Fine Arts is organizing Monet to Matisse—On the French Coast. Drawn from public and private collections in North America and Europe, this exciting project explores and compares for the first time ever Impressionist and Modernist visions of the Atlantic and Mediterranean Coasts of France. On display from February 7-May 31. Adults $17, Seniors and Military with ID $15, College Students $10, Child (7-18) $10, Child (6 and under) FREE. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm; open until 8pm on Thursdays ($5 admission after 5pm). Museum Of Fine Arts 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

 
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 Street Southeast
 
The Burg Jam's hosted by Wright Still and DJ Sax Man @ Alvin'S Lounge
Enjoy a local jam session this Monday. Happy hour from 2-5pm featuring $3 beers! Music goes from 2-9pm. No cover. Alvin'S Lounge, 119 1st Avenue North. 
 
Karaoke Night @ Enigma St. Pete
Every Monday be the star at Enigma. Great drink specials all night and free pool! 9pm-3am. Enigma, 1110 Central Avenue.
 
First Stop Poetry Open Mic @ Sly Bar
Poetry open mic is hosted by MonaLeza. This week the featured reader is Cali Poet'ik. Sign up time begins at 8:30pm. No cover. Sly Bar, 2061 Central Avenue. 
 
No Clubs Presents METZ and FIDLAR @ State Theatre
The hard rocking gods METZ and FIDLAR brings their ravenous music stylings to the State Theatre tonight. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door. State Theatre 687 Central Avenue. 
 
 
 
Tuesday, 5/12
 
Imagining La Florida and The Fountain Of Youth @ St. Pete Museum Of History (Tue-Sun)
Just over 500 years ago, Juan Ponce de Leon landed on what he believed was another Caribbean island – and named it La Florida. This exhibit, on loan from the Spanish government, offers a new prospective on the rich, yet forgotten history of Florida and the birth of American history. St. Pete Museum Of History is open from 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, 1-5pm Sun. General admission is $15, Seniors (65+) $12, Children 6 and under enter FREE. St  Pete Museum Of History 335 2nd Avenue Northeast. 
 
Tapas Tuesday @ PATANEGRA
The Burg has a new foodie hot spot on Central Avenue. The tapas restaurant hosts breakfast, lunch and dinner with vegan and gluten free options! Visit their website and LIKE them on Facebook for updates on their latest offerings. Open for breakfast Monday-Friday from 7:30am-10:30am. Open for lunch Monday-Friday from 10:30am-2:30pm. Open for dinner Monday-Wednesday from 5-10pm, Thursday 5-11pm, Friday and Saturday from 5pm-midnight. OnTuesdays enjoy their Tapas specials all day: $5 tapas and $4 sangria. PATANEGRA, 200 Central Avenue.
 

Roots Tuesday @ Hideaway Cafe
Join the Hideaway Cafe for a night of soulful roots music brought to you by The Reactions. Devin Neel will be inviting special guests as featured artists each week. Doors open at 6pm, music starts at 7:30pm. FREE and open to the public. Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Avenue. 
 
Happy Hour @ TRY Wine
Enjoy the Burg's newest happy hour at TRY Wine. Tuesday-Thursday, 5-8pm, enjoy $5 glasses of wine. TRY Wine 110 1st Street North. 
 
Hooked Up Tuesdays @ Castile Restaurant 
Tuesdays are the new Fridays at Castile Restaurant & Lounge. Visit Castile for dinner on Tuesdays and get "hooked up" with penny wine bottle specials. Your choice of a bottle of House Chardonnay or House Cabernet Sauvignon is just a penny with the purchase of an entree. Special begins at 5pm. Castile Restaurant is located in the Hotel Zamora, 3701 Gulf Boulevard. 
 
Legal Structures @ The Greenhouse 
A detailed explanation of the most common legal structures to consider when starting a business.  Specific topics include advantages  and disadvantages of formation, dissolution, investors, founder relationships and more. 6-8pm. Follow this link to register for the event. The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue North. 
 
El Combo @ Alvin'S Lounge
Tuesdays are latin dance nights at Alvin'S Lounge. Happy hour from 4-8pm featuring $5 margaritas. Music from 8pm-midnight. FREE. Alvin'S Lounge 119 1st Avenue North. 
 
"Twilight on the Town" Summer Evening Historic Walking Tour Series
St. Petersburg Preservation starts its 2015 summer evening historic walking tour series in May with its monthly “Twilight on the Town" historic walking tours. Reservations welcome but not required: (727) 824-7802 or info@stpetepreservation.org. The summer walking tours are leisurely strolls lasting between 60 and 90 minutes and ending at a local business where tour goers are welcome to get something to eat or drink and to continue in some fun conversation. The tour will include portions of 4 Ave. N. and the waterfront. Fourth Avenue North, in the blocks leading west from the waterfront, includes some of the city’s oldest remaining buildings and a variety of architectural styles. The feel of the blocks is what is meant by the phrase “sense of place.” The historic properties are under tremendous development pressure and the tour offers an opportunity to experience the neighborhood’s sense of place before it is gone! The tour will also wind along a part of the waterfront and tour participants will learn about how the city fathers had the vision over 100 years ago to create one of the largest of public waterfronts. Begins at 6:30pm. Free for SPP members, $5 for non-SPP members. Tour starts at the pergola in North Straub Park (under the bougainvillea), 350 Bayshore Drive North. 

 
Julian Camaz Live @ PATANEGRA
Julian is a versatile musician and accomplished guitar player in the recording studio and on stage. He spent ten years in Cancun, Mexico playing everything from rock to jazz, either with his own band or with the best musicians in town. In 1995 he relocated to Florida and has since performed in music venues across the country. Camaz will perform from 6-9pm. PATANEGRA, 200 Central Avenue. 
 
 
 
Wednesday, 5/13
 

1 Million Cups Presented By Kauffman Foundation's 1MC
This program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs.  For additional information visit www.stpetegreenhouse.org. 9-10am. The Greenhouse 440 2nd Ave N, City Hall Annex.
 
Blues Jam @ Hideaway Cafe
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 Avenue. 
 
Jazz w/ Ray Biscoglia @ Mandarin Hide
Straight ahead jazz with Ray Biscoglia on piano and Glenn Stevenson on upright bass. FREE. 8pm. Mandarin Hide 231 Central Avenue

 
Teacher Night @ Wine Madonna
20% off for teachers all night. Wine Madonna 111 2nd Ave NE Suite 102. 
 
Wednesday Night Trivia @ Sly Bar
Every Wednesday head out to Sly Bar for a night of fun and trivia. 7pm. Sly Bar 2061 Central Avenue
 
Pool Tournament & Karaoke @ Enigma St. Pete
Pool tournaments are held every Wednesday at Enigma. Double-elimination with Cash/drink tab prizes. $3.75 fire ball, cinammon toast crunch shots. 9pm-3am. Be the star every Wednesday night. Karaoke goes from 10pm-3am. No cover. Enigma 1110 Central Avenue. 
 
Lounge Cat @ Alvin'S Lounge
Enjoy the Hip Lounge at Alvin'S this Wednesday. Ladies Night from 4-8pm, all drinks half price! Hipe Lounge from 8:30-11:30pm. No cover, Alvin'S Lounge, 119 1st Avenue North. 
 
Happy Hour with the Historian @ St. Pete Museum of History
This Wednesday chase your spirit with some history. Monica Kile and Emily Elwyn's thesis for the evening is "Preservin' the Burg." Begins at 6:30pm. $5 suggested donation. St. Pete Museum of History, 335 2nd Avenue Northeast. 
 
In The Heights @ American Stage Theater (Wednesday & Thursday)
IN THE HEIGHTS is Broadway's Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” about chasing your dreams and finding your true home. This exhilarating musical tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner coffee shop is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes and dreams where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. With a gripping story and incredible music and dance, IN THE HEIGHTS is a groundbreaking 21st century musical and the next chapter in the classic American story. Show runs from April 24-May 17. Purchase your tickets here. Show information here. Performances in Demens Landing Park, Bayshore Drive & 2nd Avenue South. 
 
Mayor's Youth Showcase of Achievement @ Mahaffey Theater
The 5th annual Mayor’s Youth Showcase of Achievement will award 8 middle and 8 high school students. Categories range from Academic Achievement to Overcoming Adversity to Performing Arts. $25,000 Awarded in Cash and Prizes in 8 Categories. 7-9:30pm. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South. 
 
Minus The Bear @ State Theatre
The calimed band Minus The Bear arrives at the State Theatre this Wednesday. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue. 
 
Need To Breathe, Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors @ Jannus Live
Need To Breathe presents Tour De Compadres featuring Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb, and The Neighbors and Colony House, coming to Jannus Live this Wednesday. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $32.50. Jannus Live 200 1st Avenue North. 
 
 

Thursday, 5/14
 
Free Dali Museum Event(s), One Dali Blvd.:
Storytime For Families
Storytime for Families features selected books from The Dali Museum library and store. 11:15am & 3:30pm. 
 
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 7-10pm. Hideaway Café 1756 Central Avenue
 
St. Pete Preservation Presents Movies In The Park: Shine
St. Pete May Movies in The Park returns to North Straub Park this week. St. Pete Preservation continues their film celebration with "Shine": Geoffrey Rush plays a pianist who has many ups & downs before returning to the concert hall as an acclaimed musician. The film had six Academy Award nominations including Rush winning best actor. Evening’s music, Nashville recording artist Kevin So with pedal steel great Buck Reid!. Enjoy live music and local bites beginning at 7pm. The film will begin at dusk. FREE and open to the public. North Straub Park, between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue Northeast on Beach Drive. 
 
Snatam Kaur @ Palladium Theater
Concert, chantfest, musical group meditation, a yoga class in melody… how best to describe a live performance by Snatam Kaur and her band? It’s all of these things and more. Crystalline and radiant, Snatam’s voice is redolent of the simple yet powerful truth of the heart. Snatam’s divinely melodic songs based on traditional Sikh mantras are augmented by simple, heartfelt English verses that express the meanings these sacred syllables hold and help the audience forge their own emotional connection. Snatam accompanies herself on harmonium (Indian pump organ), as well as violin and guitar. The harmonium and tablas ground the sound in Punjabi Sikh musical tradition, but the music also has a decidedly Western flavor. 7:30pm. $35-$60. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North. 
 
Carl's Piano Bar @ Alvin'S Lounge
Get classic with Carl's Piano Bar at Alvin'S. From 4-8pm enjoy $5 Martini drinks. Piano Bar begins at 8pm. No cover. Alvin'S Lounge, 119 1st Avenue North. 
 
Harvey @ freeFall Theatre 
The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Harvey, comes to St. Pete's freeFall Theatre this April. illed with sincerity, love, and hilarity, Harvey will sweep you away with its lovable protagonist, Elwood P. Dowd. Larry Alexander (Broadway’s Les Miserables and freeFall’s Cabaret andThe Normal Heart) stars as the earnest and unfailingly affable Elwood, who spends his days in the company of his best friend Harvey, a six-foot three-and-one-half-inch tall white rabbit that only he sees. When her brother’s shenanigans interfere with his sister Veta’s designs on being a socialite, she has him committed to a sanitarium. But Elwood and his friend Harvey may yet have the last laugh in this most-loved of classic American comedies. The play will be at the theatre from April 11-May 3. Play begins at 8pm on Saturday, 2pm on Sunday and 7pm on Thursdays and 8pm on Fridays. Follow this link for ticket information. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue. 
 
The Absolut Fortune Wheel Contest @ Enigma St. Pete 
Enigma's crazy host is sure to entertain whether you're a spectator or competing to win cash and prizes! Enjoy $5 Absolut brand cocktails from 9pm-close. Get there early and enjoy their 2-4-1 happy hour, noon-9pm. The Fortune Wheel Contest begins at 9:30pm. No cover. Enigma St. Pete, 1110 Central Avenue. 
 
Blues, BBQ, Apple Pie CASK from Terrapin @ The Ale & The Witch
On Thursday May 14th The Ale and The Witch host a fantastic combo of events to Celebrate American Craft beer Week. Terrapin Beer Co. joins The Witch with an award winning CASK from the brewery tapped up on our Beer engine starting at 5pm (Their American Apple Pie Golden Ale- yep an Apple Pie Ale on cask). 7-8:30pm the Owner of Brooklyn South will be set up at a table for a special Terrapin Beer and Cheese pairing. 8:30-11pm our Live Music stage welcomes the Selwyn Birchwood Band (congrats big time to this band as this past week they won The Blues Music Award for best new artist debut with their album Don't call No Ambulance). For dinner the Witches BBQ Den is cooking with Terrapin and presenting these dinner specials to enjoy from: Marinated St Louis style smoked ribs using Hi-5 IPA; Beer Can chicken dinners using Recreationale (half a whole chicken baked in the beer and served w/ 2 sides and a roll); A special Hopsecutioner Athens, Georgia BBQ sauce; Liquid Bliss peanut butter chocolate cups for dessert. Event runs from 5-11pm. FREE and open to the public. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue North. 
 
New Belgium's Lips of Faith, Pear Ginger Beer Cocktail Mixer @ The Cask and Ale
Join Cask & Ale as they head up the launch of New Belgium's, Lips of Faith Pear Ginger Beer! Jason & Megatron will be showcasing the highest level of beer-tail mixology with our original recipes… See you there! 6pm. Cask & Ale, 29 3rd Street North. 
 
Lemay James @ PATANEGRA
Lemay is a virtuoso jazz, class and pop violinist. He was a member of the National Symphony Orchestra in Cuba as well as an assistant to the concert master in the Imperial Symphony Orchestra of Lakeland from 2010 – 2013. Currently he is an official member of the Florida Lake Symphony and a performer with the Tampa Opera. He will perform from 7-10pm. PATANEGRA, 200 Central Avenue. 
 
Moonlit River @ Pinot's Palette
There’s such a lot of world to see. We’re after the same rainbow’s end– waiting ‘round the bend, my huckleberry friend, Moon River and me. ~Johnny Mercer. Paint this serene scene Thursday night at Pinot's. 6:45pm. $30 per painter. Pinot's Palette, 1572 Central Avenue. 
 
'City as Muse' Art Reception and 2nd Thursday on the Plaza @ Mahaffey Theater
 
 
This Thursday, the Mahaffey hosts the opening of 'City as Muse' with their final 2nd Thursday live music event of the season. Save The Radio will perform live. 'City as Muse' is the creation of Carrie Jadus. Her work reflects the enigmatic nature of the St. Pete community. Her works are both lovely and alive. Her works will be on exhibit in the Northern Trust VIP Member Club inside the Theater. Save The Radio will perform live on the plaza between the Dali and The Mahaffey. Begins at 6:30pm. FREE and open to the public. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South. 
 
Built To Spill @ State Theatre 
The iconic band arrives in St. Pete this Thursday. Doors open at 7pm, Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at the door. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue. 
 
 

 
 
 

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Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.