Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (08.24-27.15)

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I Love the Burg for Good Burger Award
Please vote for Andrew Harlan, I Love The Burg for "Best Blogger" and I Love The Burg for "Best Twitter Personality"  category. Click here to vote.
 
 
Yoga with Body Electric
Stretch yourself into shape this weekend with The Body Electric Yoga CompanyFollow this link to view their full schedule of upcoming classes. 
 
Time for Staycation!
Visit Hampton Inn & Suites downtown for vacation packages that include museum trips, paddle boarding, segway tours, helicopter rides and more! Located at 80 Beach Drive Northeast, Hampton Inn and Suites makes for the perfect quick getaway.
 
Win a $50 to a Sundial St. Pete Restaurant
Take the Sundial's quick survey and be entered not once, not twice, but three times for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card to Locale Market, Sea Salt or Ruth's Chris Steak House! Follow this link to complete the survey.
 
 
Set under elegant white tents in North Straub Park, the St. Pete Wine & Food Festival (SPWFF) will attract culinary aficionados and wine and beer enthusiasts during four incredible days and evenings. SPWFF will feature a wine pairings dinner, a craft beer festival and two grand tastings while celebrating St. Petersburg’s rich arts culture. Follow this link to get your tickets to the events of the season.
 
Listen to Radio St. Pete
Need your fix of all things local? Visit RadioStPete.com for the latest in comedy, arts, biz and local events.

 

Monday, 8/24

Treehouse Gallery 14 Year Anniversary Sale!
Treehouse Gallery celebrates 14 years in the Burg with weeks of amazing sales! Enjoy 20% off the entire store OR buy one get one half off. Visit their back alley for even more savings. While you're there, enter to win one of three $500 shopping sprees. Each Saturday Treehouse will also feature FREE tacos and cold beverages (while they last). There are even more goodies and giveaways happening through September 6th so visit them today and put a unique touch on your home. Treehouse Gallery, 2835 22nd Avenue North. 

10th Annual Back to School Campaign – First Day of School
St. Pete Fire & Rescue personnel will be participating in the 10th 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. More than 150,000 students will travel to and from school by bus, bicycle, private vehicle, or foot. With increased volume of traffic coupled with the challenges of getting children to school on time, experience tells us that these factors can result in unfortunate accidents. To help get this message out more effectively, St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue personnel will be displaying banners and signs at various locations throughout the city during the morning and afternoon hours of the first three days of the Pinellas County Public School year, August 24th, 25th, 26th. 

This Light Of Ours & Beaches, Benches and Boycotts @ Florida Holocaust Museum (All Week)
Experience the two groundbreaking Civil Rights exhibitions on display now at the Florida Holocaust Museum. The exhibitions feature rare photographs and documents seldom seen by the public. Beaches, Benches and Boycotts details the Civil Rights movement in Tampa Bay. This Light Of Ours features carefully curated photography showing the civilian experience during the Civil Rights movement. Exhibitions are on display through December 1. Museum is open daily from 10am-5pm. Adults $16, seniors (65+) $14, college students $10, students under 18 $8. 

Lunch Power Hour & Happy Hour @ Sea Salt St. Pete (All Week)
Because Happy Hour should be a 7 days a week type of thing, Sea Salt presents their exceptional specials. 50% of wines by the glass, beer and premium liquors. Happy Hour from 4-6pm. Sea Salt now features a "Lunch Power Hour." Enjoy a FREE martini or beer with your lunch entree! Sea Salt St. Peteat the Sundial, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Images of the Floating World and Beyond: Japanese Woodblock Prints @ Museum of Fine Arts (All Week)
Japanese prints were among the first gifts to the MFA and are some of the most recent donations for the 50th anniversary. Under Dr. John Schloder’s leadership, the Museum greatly expanded and enhanced its collection of Asian art and put more works on view in two galleries. Now Director Emeritus, Dr. Schloder is curating this show with Stephanie Chill. Exhibit will be on display from May 9-August 16. Museum of Fine Arts is open from 10am-5pm Monday through Saturday with extended hours on Thursday, 10am-8pm. The Museum is open on Sunday from noon-5pm. 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. 

Happy Hour @ Annata (All Week)
Join Annata for Happy Hour from 4-6pm. $3 select wines and craft brews and $5 vermouth cocktails. Annata, 300 Beach Drive Northeast #128. 

First Stop Poetry Open Mic with Hostess, MonaLeza @ Sly Bar
Come to the most unique and exciting open mic in the Burg. Enjoy libations, live music by Edward Burrows and Rick Adams, live painting by Libby Couch and poetry performed by local writers! Begins at 8:30pm. Sly Bar, 2061 Central Avenue. 

Kevin Aland @ Annata
From 6-9pm enjoy local live music performed by Kevin Aland and his violin at Beach Drive's premiere wine bar. Annata features fine wine by the glass and chef inspired dishes from around the World. 6-9pm. Annata, 300 Beach Drive Northeast, #128.

 

Tuesday, 8/25

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 dinner Monday-Wednesday from 5-10pm, Thursday 5-11pm, Friday and Saturday from 5pm-midnight. On Tuesdays enjoy their Tapas specials: $5 tapas and $4 sangria. PATANEGRA, 200 Central Avenue.

Rare Hour @ Station House (Tuesday-Friday)
Enjoy top shelf, premium liquor brands for just $12 and $6 house cocktails from 4-7pm Tuesday-Friday at Station House St. Pete. Station House, 260 1st Avenue South.

Happy Hour @ TRY Wine (All Week)
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.

Cards Against Humanity/Board Game Night @ Community Cafe
Join Community Cafe for a night of board games. The event runs from 7-10pm every Tuesday! Community Cafe, 2444 Central Avenue.

Raid the Cellar @ Sea Salt St. Pete
Time to pop some bottles at Sea Salt. Enjoy 50% off all bottles of wine (priced at $100 or less) from 4-10pm in the bar and dining room. Sea Salt St. Pete at the Sundial, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Latin Night @ Alvin'S Lounge (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Every Tuesday is Latin Night at Alvin'S. Join Alex Garrido for some music and fun downtown. Begins at 8pm and goes until midnight. No cover. Alvin'S Lounge, 119 1st Avenue North.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins
The Twins take on the Rays this week at Tropicana. Game starts at 7:10pm. Follow this link for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. 

The Homemade Broadcast Presents: Stand Up Comedy Open Mic @ Sly Bar
The Homemade Broadcast returns to Sly Bar for the highly popular stand up comedy open mic night! There will be FREE pizza courtesy of Angelo's and a $50 cash prize to the best comedian of the night picked by audience participation. Each comic who signs up will have 5 minutes of stage time. Sign up begins at 8:30pm, comedy begins at 9pm. Sly Bar, 2061 Central Avenue. 

 

Wednesday, 8/26

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.

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

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins
The Twins take on the Rays this week at Tropicana. Game starts at 7:10pm. Follow this link for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. 

Breaking Benjamin @ Jannus Live
The iconic  band Breaking Benjamin performs live at Jannus this Wednesday. They'll be joined by special guests the Young Guns. Show begins at 8pm. Follow this link for tickets. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North. 

 

Thursday, 8/27

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

Ladies Night @ Sly Bar
Ladies Night means $1.50 select beer and 50% off everything else they have in stock. The event is hosted by Connor Head. 8-11pm. Sly Bar, 2061 Central Avenue.

Brain Squeeze Trivia @ The Amsterdam
Join The Amsterdam for Dirty Trivia every Thursday night. This is a 21+ event. Gift cards go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Goes from 7-9pm. FREE to play. The Amsterdam, 1049 Central Avenue.

Acoustic Thursday @ The EDGE Lounge
Enjoy local, live, unplugged music at The Edge Lounge this Thursday. Music begins at 7pm. The Edge Lounge and Tapas, 911 Central Avenue. 

Open Stage @ Local 662
Strange and unusual? Gortesque and beautiful? Visit the Local 662 this Thursday for their open stage event! Begins at 8pm. Local 662, 662 Central Avenue. 

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins
The Twins take on the Rays this week at Tropicana. Game starts at 7:10pm. Follow this link for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. 

Donavon Frankenreiter with Cody Simposon @ State Theatre
Enjoy music by Donavon Frankenreiter and Cody Simpson this Thursday at State Theatre. Doors open at 8pm. $21 in advance, $25 at the door. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue 

This is my city: St. Pete Stories @ Lake Vista Recreation Center
Mayor Rick Kriseman and the City of St. Petersburg invite everyone in St. Petersburg to a conversation about the real life story of our whole community. “This is my city: St. Pete Stories” is part of a larger City of St Petersburg “Inclusion and Sensitivity” initiative headed by two area diversity consultants; Competency & Performance Solutions, a Tampa firm and Communication Research Enterprises based here in St Petersburg, and Your Real Stories, a storytelling non-profit, which is producing the event. The City of St Petersburg is the presenting sponsor. 6-8pm. FREE and open to the public (space is limited). Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Avenue South. 

St. Pete Drink Meet Up @ The Amsterdam 
Help make history and be a part of the inaugural St. Pete Drink Meet Up! Begins at 7pm on Thursday. No cover, 1049 Central Avenue. 

 

Coming Soon…
 
Get Tickets to TIGLFF 2015
Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (TIGLFF) is a 9-day juried LGBT community film festival, one of the largest and longest running of its kind in the world. There are several events leading up to the official festival including a special screening at freeFall Theatre and a launch party at the Dali Museum. Follow this link to purchase your tickets and to view a full schedule of events.

 

 

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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.