Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (09.14-17.15)

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Win VIP Pavilion tickets to Curry Festival on September 19 at The Vinoy courtesy of The Homemade Broadcast and Radio St. Pete!
 
 
Celebrate the dynamic art of curry cooking in St. Pete! Prepare for a day of family fun and entertainment as Tampa Bay celebrates the culinary wonders of cooking with curry. Stroll over 50 plus vendor booths while local area performers dazzle and entertain you and your famliy. The event begins at noon on Saturday. Pavilion Tickets include all access to the festival and the Pavilion area.  These tickets include 4 Curry dishes catered by professional Curry Chefs, 2 Drinks (Beer, Wine, Soda, Water), Cooking with the Doctor Spice Packet and cooking demonstrations from top chefs.  Access to the Pavillion area is from 1pm – 5pm. Fill out the form below to enter! 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Register for FREE September Yoga at Sundial St. Pete
This Saturday enjoy FREE yoga at the Sundial. This event will be lead by Jay Needham, former Tampa Bay Rowdies star and current instructor at Body Electric. The American Heart Association's #RedSofaTour will make a stop at the yoga event as well. Register early and enjoy exclusive deals at the Sundial including 20% off Locale Market's juices and smoothies. CLICK HERE to register
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
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Need your fix of all things local? Visit RadioStPete.com for the latest in comedy, arts, biz and local events.

 

Monday, 9/14

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.

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
The Rays host the Yankees this week. Game begins at 7:10pm. Visit raysbaseball.com for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. 

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. 

Opening Night Party – St. Pete Art & Fashion Week
Enjoy an elegant evening of art and fashion to kick off St. Pete Art and Fashion Week! Runs from 7-10pm. Tickets are $100. Raw Studios, 2338 Emerson Avenue South. 

Live Music @ Annata
From 6-9pm enjoy local live music performed 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, 9/15

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.

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
The Rays host the Yankees this week. Game begins at 7:10pm. Visit raysbaseball.com for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. 

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.

St. Pete Preservation Movies In The Park Announcement Party @ The Ale and The Witch DEN Stage
St. Pete Preservation announces the complete OctoberMovies In The Park lineup this Tuesday at The Den Stage at The Ale and The Witch. There are 5 Thursdays in October including a special bonus movie during the Central Avenue Solstice on the West Side of St. Pete. Doors open at 5pm, buffet and announcement begins at 6pm. A $10 donation gets you a wristband to enjoy a full hot and cold buffet food spread and a non-alcoholic beverage. Proceeds go to SPP. The Den at The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast. 

Green Bench Conversation: The Impact of the Arts on St. Pete
This is a St. Pete Chamber of Commerce event at Duncan McClellan Gallery. The event runs from 5:30-7pm. Hot Shop demonstration from 7:15-8pm. FREE to Chamber members, $10 for non-members. Duncan McClellan Gallery, 2342 Emerson Avenue South. 

Boutique Style Night @ Cerulean Blu
Enjoy a fashion presentation paired with a wine tasting. 6:30-8:30pm. FREE. Cerulean Blu, 400 Beach Drive Northeast, Suite 161.

Pilot Moon Presents InFest @ Hideaway Cafe
Join us for this very special Tuesday night event – a Shorts Film Festival presented by our friends over at Pilot Moon Films! InFest (Industry Festival) will feature short films made by people in the TV/Film industry. Doors open at 6pm. $10. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue. 

Wordier Than Thou @ Studio@620
This unique open mic series focuses on storytelling — no poetry or music. So come share your finest prose, or if you're just in the mood for listening, catch some tales from our area's finest wordsmiths. The featured reader will kick off the night, followed by open mic slots. Readers get 10 minutes — enough time for a short story or an excerpt from a longer piece. 7pm. $5 suggested donation. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South. 

Musicians Open Mic with Jonathan Blake @ Sly Bar
The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the every month, Jonathan Blake takes over Sly's stage to play some kick ass tunes, while hosting open mic for others to show what they've got. Come out to play a little, dance, or just listen, while Lando Dumont takes care of your beverages! We'll see you there! Begins at 8pm. Sly Bar, 2061 Central Avenue. 

 

Wednesday, 9/16

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 New York Yankees
The Rays host the Yankees this week. Game begins at 7:10pm. Visit raysbaseball.com for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. 

From Michelangelo to Miles: A Music and Art Appreciation Series @ Museum of Fine Arts
Discover the sights and sounds of the ages, as the workshops connect music and art.  No previous background is required. Sally and Katherine Robinson of the Drum Connection will serve as instructors. Begins at 10am. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast. 

St. Pete City Theatre Gala @ St. Pete Museum of History
St. Petersburg City Theatre will celebrate its 90-year history of bringing live theatre and arts education to the community with an exhibit at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. 6:30-8:30pm. Tickets are $50 per person. St. Pete Museum of History, 335 2nd Avenue Northeast. 

Making The Runway @ The Amsterdam
Come participate in the "Making of the Runway" for the 5th Annual St. Pete Art and Fashion Week. The theme for this event is Graffiti and Street Art. Paint will be provided to participants. The event begins at 4pm. All ages welcome. The Amsterdam, 1049 Central Avenue. 

Jelly Roll @ State Theatre
Jelly Roll performs at The State Theatre this Wednesday. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue. 

 

Thursday, 9/17

Civil Rights and The Media @ Florida Holocaust Museum
This event will be a panel discussion featuring local journalists, moderated by Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Times columnist and East Hillsborough Bureau Chief. 6:30-8:30pm. FREE and open to the public. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th Street North. 

AARP Tampa Bay Presents Culture Cocktails and Connections @ The Dali Museum
Joan Kropf, Chief Curator,Deputy Director of the Dali will present "Dali and Morses – History of the Dali. Come mix and mingle with other residents while discovering all that Tampa Bay has to offer. Culture, Cocktails and Connections will be your go-to source for finding your “what’s next” in the community. Light hors d'ouevres and cocktails will be available. 5:30-7:30pm. FREE. The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Boulevard. 

Police and Citizens Seeking Common Ground – A Community Conversation
Could Pinellas County be the next Ferguson or Baltimore? It is a distressing thought, but one that should be considered as anger builds over the deaths of black youths and men at the hands of police officers around the country. Join the community as a distinguished panel of community and law enforcement leaders explore the state of relations between police and St. Pete residents. 6-8pm. FREE and open to the public. SPC Allstate Center, 3200 34th Street South.  

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.

Boom, Bust, and the Built Environment – Lecture Series from SPP
Following the collapse of the 1920s boom, Florida attracted a new breed of entrepreneurs who created legendary attractions and made tourism the state's new economic fuel. This program will discuss tourism's role in the boom & busts and in St. Petersburg's success. Ken Breslauer, historic preservationist and author, specializing in commercial archeology and the study of Florida's roadside culture. Among his books are, Roadside Paradise – The Golden Age of Florida's Tourist Attractions and Historic Sites and Architecture of St. Pete. Reception at 6:30pm. Program at 7pm. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North. 

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.  

Say! What? Play Reading Series @ Studio@620
You're invited to the first installment of the second season of 'Say! What?", a series of staged play readings. Come enjoy the talents of your favorite local actors as they read hand selected plays! This series will introduce little known plays and playwrights to a broader audience as well as re-visit some well known works. All plays will be presented with the anticipation that it will provoke discussions around the relevance, and resonance of the play to the community. 7pm. Pay what you can. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South. 

Sundial Sashay Happy Hour
Cheers! Thursday in the Burg means high fashion and top shelf drinks. Visit Locale Market, Sea Salt St. Pete and Ruth's Chris while models show off the latest style trends available now at the Sundial's retail stores! Begins at 5:30pm. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North. 

 

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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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.