Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (08.08-11.16)

Baseball Forever Night at Tropicana Field (August 19)

Join the St. Pete community for Baseball Forever night at the Trop. Show the Rays how much this city supports them and fill up the stadium as they face the Texas Rangers. Game begins at 7:10pm. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. 


Vote iLovetheBurg and St. Pete in the Best of the Bay Awards!

It's that time of year again! I Love the Burg has been nominated for Best Local Blogger (People, Places and Politics) AND Best Local Food Blogger (Food and Drink 1)! If you enjoy what we do, we would appreciate your vote! Click HERE to cast yours. 



Monday, August 8

Monday Night Team Trivia at 3 Daughters Brewing
Team trivia returns to the 3DB tasting room. Prizes for the top three teams. 7-9pm. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South. 

Ladies Road Ride with St. Pete Bicycle and Fitness
Join ride leaders, Gina, Mel and Lisa. This is a ride where you can learn to complete a group ride or learn some of the loops and routes in St Petersburg. This is a no-drop ride for road bikes and helmets are required. 6pm. St. Pete Bicycle and Fitness, 1205 4th Street North. 

Open Mic Night with Rebekah Pulley at Cage Brewing
Calling all the talented musicians in the Burg! Rebekah Pulley hosts an open mic night every Monday at Cage Brewing. 7-11pm. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South. 

Community Guest Bartender for Charity at The Ale and The Witch
Monday Night special community Guest bartender is Kevin Kelso and the local Community Charity is the Tampa Bay Watch. During the happy hour, the Witch will donating $1 for each and every item sold to Tampa Bay Watch. All tips will be going to the organization as well. 5-7pm. The Ale and the Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast. 


Tuesday, August 9 

Base Miles Ride with St. Pete Bicycle and Fitness
Join Chuck for a morning base miles ride. Start at St. Pete Bicycle & Fitness (Downtown) and ride out to Pass-a-Grille, Fort DeSoto, and back downtown. It is approximately 50 miles and the pace is a steady 24mph. This is a fantastic training ride, so don't miss out! 6am. St. Pete Bicycle and Fitness, 1205 4th Street North. 

Healthy Cooking Class at Studio@620
The Studio@620 invites you to explore fresh ideas and healthy cooking with this series of classes presented by John van Vlaardingen of JvVHealth. Each class will focus on an easy and delicious recipe that you'll learn to prepare and sample! Plus gain valuable nutritional education! John's approach to healthy eating will help you learn to incorporate home made whole foods into your day to day life with an emphasis on plant based dishes. 6:30pm. $15. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South. 

HMBradio Presents Stand Up Comedy Open Mic at Sly Bar
Get out to Sly Bar for Tampa Bay's best standup comedy open mic night. $50 cash prize to the best comedian. Each comic who signs up will have 5 minutes of stage time. 8:30pm. Sly Bar, 2061 Central Avenue. 



Wednesday, August 10    

11th Annual Back to School Campaign
Mayor Rick Kriseman, Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin, Fire Chief James Large, and Police Chief Anthony Holloway will kick off the back to school campaign on Wednesday, August 10 at Fairmount Elementary School. St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue personnel will be participating in the 11th Annual Back to School Campaign as a continuing part of our public education initiative. This campaign is to remind motorists that school is back in session, promoting them to slow down and be aware of pedestrians. 8-8:30am. Fairmount Elementary, 575 41st Street South. 

The Pitmen Painters at American Stage Theater (Wednesday through Sunday)
Based on the triumphant true story about a group of British miners who discover a new way to express themselves and unexpectedly become art-world sensations. An arresting and witty salute to the power of individual expression and the collective spirit, THE PITMEN PAINTERS takes you on an unforgettable journey from the depths of the mine to the heights of fame. Contains brief partial nudity…Blink and you might miss it. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. American Stage Theater, 163 3rd Street North. 

The Pirates of Penzance at freeFall Theatre (Wednesday through Sunday) 
Penzance: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Pirateship Tarantula. When Frederic believes his indenture to the Pirate King is coming to an end, he stumbles upon the lovely daughters of a Major General, and falls in love-at-first-sight with winsome Mabel. But when his former cohorts, the Pirates of Penzance, arrive they capture this bevy of bathing beauties in order to marry them. Will the ladies’ virtue be spared? Will Frederic ever actually reach his twenty-first birthday? Will the Major General ever get another night’s sleep? Of course the topsy-turvy all ends up right in this beloved classic. In the vein of freeFall’s wildly popular production of The Mikado, this irreverent re-imagining of the G&S masterpiece will whisk you away to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Click HERE for tickets. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue. 

Betty Fox Band at Hideaway Cafe
Join the Hideaway Cafe for their weekly Blues Jam is hosted by 2 Bay Area gems – every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, you can find TC Carr sharing the stage with his Bolts of Blue Band and every 2nd and 4th, the Betty Fox Band, just named the 2014 Best of the Bay's "Best Local Blues Band" brings the blues and invites other well revered local players up to join in on the jam. If a 5th Wednesday is on the calendar, then you get something really special – a blend of TC Carr's Bolts of Blue Band & Betty Fox's Band. Whatever the case may be, Wednesdays are filled with some of the area's finest talent, so come on out and be a part of something great! 6pm. FREE. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue. 


Thursday, August 11 

Pet Pal Yappy Hour at Pinellas Ale Works
Bring your pooch out for a meet and greet and get yourself a craft brewsky! Pet Pal Animal Shelter Yappy Hour is held every 2nd Thursday of the month at PAW, dog friendly indoors and on their large outdoor patio. They will have adoptable dogs and PAW will donate $1 to Pet Pal for every beer you drink! 6-9pm. Pinellas Ale Works, 1962 1st Avenue South. 

Book Club at The Museum of Fine Arts
This month: Virginia Woolf's, Orlando continues to be ever contemporary. Orlando begins the novel as an Elizabethan era nobleman and awakes three centuries later as a modern woman of the 1920s. As you follow the journey of this fanciful character, compare works in the collection with the descriptions of society and gender roles in the novel. Begins at 6:30pm. Free with Museum Admission (Admission is $5 after 5pm on Thursdays and free all year round for Museum Members). Matt Walker and Sam Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast. 

A Bookend Event – Wood You Rather at The Ale and The Witch
The Ale and The Witch is celebrating wood aging in beer with Green Bench Brewing Co. A sour Golden ale treated with Brettanomyces for some funk, then aged with mango for some subtle sweetness and then dry hopped for a little aroma and finish. Begins at 3pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast. 


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Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of iLovetheBurg.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: andrew@rkc.me