Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (01.19-21.18)

UPCOMING EVENTS (Mark Your Calendars)

I Love the Burg’s Winter Whiskeyfest
Join us for the inaugural Winter Whiskeyfest! Try over 12 different whiskeys, enjoy light bites, and mingle over live music as we break in the brand new La Florida event space on a Friday evening. We’re partnering with Red Mesa Cantina to showcase their beautiful downtown venue and benefit a great community cause. Tickets going fast, with room for only 250 of our closest friends and fans. Friday, February 9, 6–9pm. $75. Click here for more info and to buy your tickets now.

Yappy Hour with Friends of Strays – Postponed to 2/8/18 due to inclement weather
Join Friends of Strays Animal Shelter at the Lounge at Cassis for a special yappy hour benefitting St. Pete’s four-legged friends in need. Enjoy specials on wine, beer and craft cocktails as we make cheer for a good cause!Dogs are welcome at this event, so bring them along! All proceeds to benefit Friends of Strays, a non-profit no-kill St. Pete animal shelter founded in 1978 that’s dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless pets. 5-7pm. Cassis 170 Beach Drive NE

St. Pete Beach Seafood & Music Festival
February 3-4, 2018 begins a new event tradition for St. Pete Beach: the St. Pete Beach Seafood & Music Festival. Join us on Corey Avenue (300 & 400 blocks) in downtown St. Pete for a unique blending of delicious foods, great musical performances and a small marketplace of arts, crafts and select fine products. Hours both Saturday and Sunday are 10am to 6pm. General admission to the event and live musical performances is FREE. Hosted by the Corey Area Business Association. Click here for more info.

Friday, January 19

Food Trucks Around Town
Hosted the third Friday of every month (with a different dreamy theme), this mobile kitchen congregation features wine, beer and live music alongside food trucks on the downtown waterfront. Parking is free. 6-10pm. Albert Whitted Park 480 Bayshore Drive S.E.

Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show (All Weekend)
See all that glitters at the Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show as dealers from across the U.S. present some of the finest gem, jewelry and bead collections for sale, including gems, minerals, crystal & jewelry, fashion jewelry, gold, silver, pearls, beads. Get a jump on holiday shopping! $5 admission, free parking. 10am-5pm. The Coliseum 535 Fourth Ave., N.

Steve Martin and Martin Short
Expect an evening of nonstop laughs when Steve Martin, Martin Short, the Steep Canyon Rangers, and JEff Babko perform in St. Petersburg at the Mahaffey Theater. Martin and Short have famously shared the spotlight in films like “Three Amigos,” and “Father of the Bride” and are now on the road together, sharing their latest collaboration with fans around the country. 7pm. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S.

James Suggs Plays the Music of Lee Morgan
James Suggs brings the music of jazz trumpet legend Lee Morgan to the Palladium’s Side Door. James Suggs will be joined by his quartet, in a show that pays tribute to this celebrated man and his music with sons including fun hard- bop classics The Sidewinder, Hocus-Pocus, Ca-Lee-So, Ceora, and Cornbread. 8pm. The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N

Saturday, January 20

Free Sundial Yoga
For the love of yoga! Head to the courtyard at Sundial St. Pete for the largest FREE outdoor yoga event each third Saturday of the month. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and the yoga session will begin at 9am. Click here to pre-register. Post-yoga session SIDEWALK SALE, happening from 10am-12pm!

Sundial Sidewalk Sale
The shops at Sundial will be up, ready, and refreshed immediately following our FREE yoga session for a Saturday to remember! At 10am, we are debuting the Sundial Sidewalk Sale — a special two-hour shopping and social event that will help you unwind from your week. There will be lots of sips, shopping, surprises and sweet sounds from St. Pete’s own singer/songwriter, J.T. Brown. 10am-12pm. 153 2nd Ave N

St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market
Browse a colorful and tempting array of produce and ready-to-eat foodstuffs at this community farmers’ market that happens every week — with more than 120 vendors. Artisan jewelry, art, body care products and clothes are among the other goods from local purveyors. 9am-2pm. Al Lang Stadium 230 1st St. S.

Arbor Day Celebration
Enjoy kid’s crafts, scavenger hunt, and free tree seedlings! From 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., join Bruce Turley, owner of Wilcox Nursery, leads you on a Tree Talk and Stroll through the gardens highlighting the best trees for your yard with tips on planting, pruning, and more. Start off with an overview of the trees you may take home to determine the best for you. 10am-4pm. Sunken Gardens 1825 4th St North

St. Pete Beer and Bacon
St Pete Beer & Bacon will feature craft beer and cocktail sampling and tons of great bacon dishes from local restaurants. 60+ Craft Beers & Cocktails to Sample; Tons of Delicious Bacon Dishes; Live Music. Games & Prizes. 1-8pm. Vinoy Park Buy tickets here.

Florida Cup – Legia Warsaw vs. Athletico Nacional
The 2016 Copa Libertadores champion, Club Atlético Nacional of Medellin, Colombia, takes on Poland’s legendary Legia Warsaw in an international showdown at Al Lang Stadium on Saturday, January 20 at 6 p.m. Don’t miss this historic match pitting two world class teams against one another in the Sunshine City. 6pm. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st St. SE

Tweed Ride 2018
The most fashionable event on two wheels. Proceeds from this event support the work and mission of the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, the oldest and largest of its kind, established in 1924. Doors open and registration begins: 2:00 PM. Tea and scones, darlings, plus croquet. Ride starts: 4:00 PM A leisurely bike ride through downtown St Petersburg, wearing your finest tweed or other fashionable vintage. After party: 5:00 – 8:00 PM Food trucks, Cycle Brewing and Intermezzo will be onsite for food and drink purchase after the ride. Music by Mondo Diablo. Click here for tickets and more info.

Sail on the LYNX in St. Pete
Sail aboard America’s Privateer, LYNX, a War of 1812 Blocked Runner sailing under Letter of Marque. Lynx is an American Treasure hailing from Nantucket Island, and docking in St. Petersburg through April. Step back in time, haul the lines, steer the ship, talk to the captain and crew as you feel 114 tons of wooden ship glide across the Bay. Tickets start at $25.

Musical Thrones – A Musical Parody
Composed by the hysterical mad men behind the long-running SILENCE! THE MUSICAL, Jon and Al Kaplan, the show brings your most beloved and be-hated characters to life as fans journey through all six seasons of the Emmy award-winning Game of Thrones series. Sing and dance along with Daenerys and her dragons, Tyrion, Joffrey and all the jolly members of the Lannister and Stark families in this love letter to fans. 8pm. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First Street South

Low Country Boil at Locale Market
Head to Locale Market to “fill your plate” at their Low Country Boil featuring an array of fresh seafood! The menu includes gulf shrimp, fresh crawfish, clams, mussels, alligator andouille sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob, and a variety of sauces to top it all off! This event takes place at the Sundial St. Pete Courtyard from 5-8pm. 153 2nd Ave N

The Eve of Jackie featuring Chester Gregory
Chester Gregory has been all over the great white way and now comes this January to the Palladium Theater as he brings The Eve of Jackie to the Palladium. The show, a recreation of the final concert of the late great entertainer Jackie Wilson, features Chester Gregory in the lead role, supported by his full band. 8pm. The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N.

Sunday, January 21

2018 Tampa Bay Frogman Swim
On January 3rd, 2010, with less than 3 weeks notice, a grass-roots effort brought over 30 people together at Gandy Beach in St Petersburg, FL to swim across the 55-degree waters of Tampa Bay, raising over $30,000 for a severely injured active duty Navy SEAL. 5-11am. Gandy Beach, St Petersburg to Picnic Island, Tampa

Food Fest at 3 Daughters Brewing
A celebration of food and beer! Stop by 3 Daughters Brewing between 1-6pm to indulge in your choice from a great lineup of food trucks while sipping on a locally brewed craft beer. 222 22nd St S

Nicki Parrott, Rossano Sportiello and Ed Metz
Arbors Records recording artists Niki Parrott, Rossano Sportiello and Ed Metz, return to the side door following a sold-out show last February. Parrott on bass and vocals, Sportiello on piano, and Metz on drums. 7pm. The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N.


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Written by Brian Bailey

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.