Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (01.06-08.17)


WIN: Shut Up & Laugh Ultimate VIP Front-Row Comedy Experience at The Mahaffey

Shut Up & Laugh, brought to you by WILD 94.1FM is almost here! To celebrate, we are offering one lucky winner a VIP Comedy Experience at the Mahaffey Theater. Begin by entering below and you could WIN the following for this incredible night of comedy on January 12th!:

  • A pair of front-row seats to see comedians Jo Koy, Robert Kelly and Leonard Ouzts, with special guests Carlos Mencia.
  • Complimentary self-parking.
  • Dinner for two at the Mahaffey’s own Bayside Bistro.
  • Meet and greet with all 4 performers

Click HERE to enter.



Beacon ’17 at The Palladium Theater – Jan. 13

Following in the footsteps of last season’s wildly successful performance, BEACON ‘17 includes not only vibrant, lively dance works, but also the world premiere of a dance film created by world-renown dancer and BEACON Series co-founder/ choreographer/artist Helen Hansen French, in collaboration with more than 25 artists from across all disciplines. The performance will embody strength, joy, courage, tenacity, resilience and communal celebration. French and BEACON co-founding partner/choreographer/dancer Lauren Ree Slone will offer another evening of virtuosic, thought-provoking dance helping and reflecting the effort towards building a thriving, safe environment for everyone. Begins at 8pm. Tickets between $25 and $35. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.



Shop The Burg: New I Love The Burg Store Selling Tees, Mugs, Beach Towels and More!

Show your local pride with latest designs by I Love The Burg in our new online shop. We offer tote bags, tees, sweatshirts, coffee mugs/tumblers, beach towels, tank tops and more. Show your love for the Sunshine City by shopping today. Click HERE to visit our online store.

Friday, January 6

Treasure Island Market
An open air market located in Community Center Park. Begins at 9am. Treasure Island Market, One Park Place & 106th Avenue.

Painting Class: Toot Sweet Winter at Pinot’s Palette
Stylized whimsical snow, and colorful up close pine needles make this winter painting pop. Joined with the ever adorable Toot Sweet birds, what’s not to love? The class runs from 6:30-8:30pm. $35 per painter. Pinot’s Palette, 1572 Central Avenue.

Judas Maiden, Absolute Queen, Highway to Hell at Jannus Live
Rock out at this free show on Friday! 8pm-midnight. Jannus, 200 1st Avenue North.

The 5th Dimension at The Mahaffey
With more than 20 million records sold worldwide, including “Up, Up, and Away,” “One Less Bell to Answer,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Stoned Soul Picnic” and the iconic “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” The 5th Dimension brought magical harmonies to the forefront, seamlessly blended pop and R&B and created musical a legacy that continues to shine and inspire. 8pm. Tickets from $52-$72. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots at The Palladium
With the release of Boom Town, their latest record, Victor Wainwright, backed by one of the most gifted bands on the scene: the WildRoots return to the Palladium. Begins at 8pm. Tickets starting at $16. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Avenue North.

First Friday 2017 at State Theatre
Crush Tone, Sunshine & Bullets, Bad Blood, Cruel Curses and Esque perform live at State Theatre in celebration of the First Friday of 2017. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $10. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.


Saturday January 7

The Body Electric Presents 108 Sun Salutations at Cage Brewing
kick off a new era with a dynamic practice: 108 Sun Salutations, led by The Body Electric Yoga Company’s Jessica Needham with Menscha providing the jams. Sweat out the old and make way for the new at Cage Brewing! Dress in layers, bring a mat, and set your intention for the year ahead. Afterward, hang out with your fellow yogis and toast great beginnings with a Cage brew or Mother Kombucha. 11am-1pm. $20 per person. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South.

Grand Central Market
Browse antiques, home goods, crafts and more every first Saturday monthly from September to April in the Grand Central District. Runs from 9am-4pm. Grand Central District, 3063 Central Avenue.

St. Pete Indie Market
Join the Indie Market and the Mayor of St. Petersburg, Rick Kriseman, for a special Maker’s Market and Kick off to 2017! Over 80 Vendors, launch of Eco initiatives, Giveaways with Suncoast Surfrider Foundation, Guest Dj, Craft Beer, and artisanal foods. 11am-4pm. EDGE District, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Painting Classes at Pinot’s Palette, 1572 Central Avenue:
Floating Lanterns
Drift off to a magical castle and watch the lanterns float right off your canvas as you paint them into the night sky. 1-3pm. $35 per painter.
Fire and Wine
The evening noir background, metallic flicks of highlighting and sketched colors make this very messy painting a lot of fun to paint while sipping! Inspired by night time Van Gogh paintings and fireflies. 6:30-8:30pm. $35 per painter.

Brocante Market (Saturday and Sunday)
The Brocante features the best in vintage, up-cycled and handmade items from some of the finest collectors and designers in the state. The market is held the first weekend of each month in the Warehouse Arts District. The market is open from 9am-7pm on Saturday, 9am-5pm on Sunday. Brocante Market, 2200 2nd Avenue South.

Crafty Fest Indie Art, Handmade & Vintage Market (Saturday and Sunday)
Local, handmade & vintage monthly event, featuring the best artisans in Tampa Bay, checking out their funky shop & gallery too! Runs 11 am – 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday. ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Avenue.

TFO Masterworks: Saint-Saen’s Organ Symphony at The Mahaffey
Michael Francis explores the cathedral with French composer Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony,” and Debussy/Matthews’ The Sunken Cathedral (TFO premiere). Begins at 8pm. Tickets start at $15. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Nature Journaling and Illustration at Sunken Gardens
Andrea Kur, published botanical illustrator for the Herbarium at the University of Tennessee, teaches the art of botanical journaling and sketching to all skill levels. Runs from 10:30am-noon. Pre-registration required. $10/adults and students age 12+, $8/adult & student members. Garden admission of $10/Adults, $8/Seniors (62+), $4/Children (age 2-11) additional. Call 727-551-3102 to pre-register. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

The 2nd Annual Kettle Krush 5K/1 Mile Fun Run
Race to impact the lives of the children in our community who often go to bed hungry and go to school without the essentials to be successful in the classroom. Registration will begin at 7:30am, 5K Race will be begin at 9:00am. 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 10:00am, Awards at 10:30am. Click here to pre-register and for full event details. Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive Southeast.

Treasure Hunt for Kids at Boyd Hill
Follow clues and locate geocaches throughout the preserve, and find a small treasure to take home.10 am to Noon, Register now. For ages 4-10. $10. For more information, contact (727) 893-7326, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way South.


Sunday January 8

Florida Cup Challenge 2017 Doubleheader at Al Lang Stadium
The Florida Cup, the largest international sporting event held each year in the state, arrives in St. Pete! The Tampa Bay Rowdies make their tournament debut alongside other notable international teams this Sunday. Estudiants vs Bayer 04 Leverkuse at 2pm. Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. VFL Wolfsburg at 4:45pm. Click HERE for tickets and a full match schedule. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.

Friends of Photography: Pick A Pic at Museum of Fine Arts
Help the Museum of Fine Arts Friends of Photography PICK a new PIC (photograph) to be added to the MFA collection. Live music, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and vote for your favorite photo. A cash bar will also be available. 4-6:30 pm, Tickets start at $25, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

The Body Electric Presents Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing
Kick off your Sunday right! Jen Lowery DeBuhr and hubby DJ Menscha join forces to bring you a sweaty, soulful flow with big beats. The Bench opens at Noon, just in time for a cold one. 11am. $10 for class, or $5 for BE monthly or annual members. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

The Bowden Dynasty World Premiere at The Mahaffey
this once-in-a-lifetime event will be telecast LIVE to 400+ theaters across the USA via Fathom Events – jointly owned by AMC, Regal & Cinemark Theaters. The LIVE program features a star-studded Red Carpet Celebrity Arrival sequence, the Film Presentation, a moderated Q&A with Coach Bowden and a final Special Presentation. Begins at 6 pm. Click HERE for tickets. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First Street South.

Movies on the Lawn at The MFA – Hook (1991)
CinemaSquatch, Sunscreen Film Festival and indyoh present the Downtown Cinema Series. This Sunday, they’re screening the film Hook, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Robert. 5-8pm. FREE. Museum of Fine Arts lawn, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song at The Palladium (Sunday and Monday)
A part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, showcasing the talents of Pinellas County students. January 8 at 3pm and 7pm. January 9 at 7pm. Free. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Avenue North.

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.