Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (01.27-29.17)


2nd Annual Rowdies Suncoast Invitational
This February, the Tampa Bay Rowdies will host 5 of the top teams in the MLS for the 2nd Annual Suncoast Invitational. Games will be played on Feb. 18, 22 and 25. Help bring #MLS2STPETE and reserve your tickets for this one-of-a-kind sports event! Full match schedule:

Saturday, February 18 – Al Lang Stadium
Montreal Impact vs. D.C. United, 5pm
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Philadelphia Union, 7:30pm

Wednesday, February 22 – Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex
Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact – 7pm

Saturday, February 25 – Al Lang Stadium
Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire, 3pm
Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United, 5pm
Tampa Bay vs. Montreal Impact, 7:30pm



WIN the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Basket Courtesy of Sundial St. Pete
Enter Sundial’s Ultimate Valentine’s Giveaway for your chance to win over $1,000 in date nights and romantic gifts from Locale Market, Happy Feet, AMC Theaters, Diamonds Direct, Shave Cave, Ruth’s Chris, Juxtapose, John Craig, Jackie Z, Florida Jean Company, Swim n’ Sport, Tommy Bahama, Tracy Negoshian and more! Click HERE to enter.



WIN a Paint Party with Pinot’s Palette!
Inspire your creativity in the EDGE District at Pinot’s Palette! Sip fine wine or local craft beer while an instructor shows you how to paint your own masterpiece. To help ring in the New Year, Pinot’s Palette has teamed up with I Love The Burg to offer ONE lucky winner an artsy prize: Gift certificate good for 2 seats at the winner’s choice of a 2- or 3-hour paint party ($90 value) – AND – Winner’s choice of 1 of Pinot’s stock bottles of wine AND 2 glasses to enjoy during the paint party. Click HERE to enter.


Friday, January 27

Tampa Bay Home Show at Tropicana Field (All Weekend)
Meet the home improvement experts at the Tampa Bay Home Show! Plan to spend the day discovering great exhibits, giveaways, door prizes, seminars, and so much more. See the latest trends in home remodeling: from kitchen and baths to flooring, to windows and home protection. 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. Free admission and parking. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Ladies Night at Morean Arts Glass Studio & Hot Shop
The evening will begin with an instructional demonstration, after which each participant will have a hands-on experience culminating in 1 piece of glass (a solid sculpted paperweight or a blown-glass ornament) per person. The pieces will be available for pick-up or shipment the following day. Proper attire for working in the Hot Shop is pants, comfortable t-shirt or long sleeve shirt, and comfortable, closed-toed shoes. Please wear natural fibers (cotton) as synthetic fibers can melt near high temperatures. Please remove all jewelry from hands and arms. 6-9pm. $75 per person. Limited number of spots available. Morean Arts Center Glass Studio and Hot Shop, 719 Central Avenue.

Critical Mass at Williams Park
The monthly evening bike ride through the streets of downtown takes place the last Friday of every month. This is a free, community-organized, family-friendly and medium-paced ride at about 12mph, usually 10 to 15 miles long. All bikes and ages welcome! Don’t forget to tag your photos with #SPCM. Riders meet at Williams Park at 7pm. The ride ends at Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North. Williams Park is located at 330 2nd Avenue North.

Muse: St. Pete Arts Alliance Benefit at Museum of Fine Arts
The fourth annual fundraising benefit for arts recognizes the breadth and beauty of art and culture in our City of the Arts, and pays tribute to those that continue to inspire and guide St. Petersburg to its standing as an international arts destination. MUSE will be an unforgettable signature event. No stiff tuxes, no boring speeches; it’s the art community’s pARTy to uniquely celebrate the Muses of St. Pete. Events include interactive digital art, pop-up performances, artful by-the-bite dinner courses, curated auction items, and the Muse Arts Awards, which add up to a truly different type of benefit in the Museum’s conservatory. Proceeds benefit artists, arts businesses, and arts & cultural organizations through our Arts Alliance programs and services. Begins at 7pm. Individual Party tickets are $100 and Cabaret Reception sponsorships begin at $500 and may be purchased on the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance website. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

The Galley Grand Opening (Friday and Saturday)
Join the Burg’s newest cocktail spot/restaurant this weekend for libations and fun. A portion of the proceeds from the weekend will be donated to Tampa Bay Watch to help protect our Tampa Bay and inlet water estuary. There will be live music, prizes and giveaways all weekend long! The kitchen will be open until 2:30am Friday and Saturday. The Galley, 27 4th Street North.

The Elixir of Love at The Palladium (Friday, Sunday, Tuesday)
The poor peasant Nemorino and beautiful landowner Adina are destined to fall in love in Gaetano Donizetti’s bubbling bel canto comedy. All that’s needed is the quack Dr. Dulcamara to provide the elixir and a pompous sergeant Belcore to provide some competition. These four characters will delight and entertain you as the story twists and turns and ultimately delivers the famous tenor aria “Una furtiva lagrima” before the couple unites. Blake Friedman (Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia) plays the lovestruck Nemorino. Bridgette Gan sings the role of the wealthy Adina, Christopher Holloway (Escamillo in SPO’s Carmen) sings the ridiculous Belcore and Ryan Allen will be the flim-flam salesman Dr. Dulcamara. 7:30pm on Friday and Tuesday, 2:30pm on Sunday. Tickets are $22-$67. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

ChaMEleon at Studio@620
Peter Suarez is a rarity, taking his talents in a multitude of directions from music, to dancing, writing, acting… and now he has created and developed five unique characters which you’ll meet during “ChaMeleon”. Take these five assorted perspectives, throw in some satire, original music, pathos, and a lot of laughs, and we round out the evening with an acerbic, pointed, and ultimately hopeful glimpse of the ‘that’ which is us. 7:30pm. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Joe Turner’s Come & Gone at American Stage Theatre (All Weekend)
In a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911, owners Seth and Bertha Holly play host to a makeshift family of people who come to stay – some for days, some longer. Each denizen of the boardinghouse has a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. They include proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South, and a mysterious stranger searching for his wife. One of the most spellbinding and emotionally rich plays in the Cycle, JOE TURNER shines a light on America’s newly freed men and women determined to take their rightful place in a new world. Performances at 8pm on Friday, 3pm & 8pm on Saturday, 3pm on Sunday. Visit their website for tickets. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

Peter and the Starcatcher at freeFall Theatre (All Weekend) 
After a sold-out run during the 2015 holiday season, this audience favorite returns. A secret society must protect the powerful Starstuff lest it fall into the hands of the evil King Zarboff. When two identical trunks are switched, the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of Molly, an apprentice Starcatcher. Filled with magic and mayhem, this origin story of Peter Pan comes to life through old-fashioned stagecraft and the imagination of the child in us all. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue.

Painting Class at Pinot’s Palette, 1572 Central Avenue:
Shimmer Lake
Shimmer Lake is a beautiful nighttime landscape, with shimmery metallic colors that make this painting alluring. 6:30-8:30pm. $35 per painter.

The Rooster Reveal: The Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE
The Iberian Rooster’s grand opening party is starting off with a bang! Check out this FREE event in the SubCentral Speakeasy. Dress up as your favorite Rocky Horror character, or come as you are! Doors open at 8pm and the party begins at 9pm. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

New Moon, New You at The Body Electric Yoga
Ceremonies are a beautiful, mindful way to symbolically welcome or create change in your life. In this workshop, you will choose a small labradorite stone to hold on your mat or body during a guided meditation. The meditation is written to encourage intention manifestation and the kickstart of creative power. At the end of the meditation you will make a simple chain necklace to keep with you, a tangible reminder of your new start, infused with your intent. 7:30-9:30pm. $25 per person. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Nonpoint at State Theatre
Nonpoint performs live at State Theatre this Friday. Doors open at 6:30pm. $24.75. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Shen Yun at The Mahaffey Theater (Friday and Saturday)
Thousands of years ago, the Chinese people believed that their culture was a sacred gift from the heavens. This ancient world of splendor has since been lost … but now you can watch it come to life onstage. Let Shen Yun take you on a magical journey and we will share with you the beautiful world of China’s divine civilization. Classical Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dances, authentic costumes and breathtaking backdrops will do the storytelling, all accompanied by an enchanting orchestral sound. It’s a stunning experience you won’t find anywhere else. Performance on Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.


Saturday, January 28

National Seed Swap Day at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Visit the Nature Center to celebrate native seeds. Learn about the value of native plants and threats they face. Limited supply of seeds will be available to take home. 9am-noon. Free. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way South.

Speakeasy Stretch: Saturday Morning Yoga Series at Iberian Rooster
Bring your mats to the underground speakeasy: SubCentral At The Iberian Rooster to start your weekend off with some zen! Class will be instructed by Colette Marie from Wild Lotus Yoga. 11am-12pm. $10 suggested donation. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Community Wellness Day at Enoch Davis Center
Start 2017 with a new outlook on your overall health! Visit community partners offering massage, food tasting, healthy snacks and natural products, fresh produce, dance & exercise demos, a K-9 demo, financial services and life planning seminars, wellness speakes and health screenings, inflatable games, entertainment, and more. 10am-1pm. Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Avenue South.

St. Pete Zine Fest at Cage Brewing
The St. Pete Zine Fest is back– celebrating zine makers and lovers in our community for half a decade! St. Pete Zine Fest is a local, annual event that invites self-publishers, independent zine makers and DIY creators alike to showcase their work for the St. Pete community to see, feel, purchase or trade. This event is free to attend, to table and it’s family friendly. 6-9pm. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South.

Chinese New Year at Hawkers St. Pete
Join Hawkers on Saturday for a full-day celebration and a 4pm performance in honor of Chinese New Year. There will be Traditional lion dancing, fireworks, and complimentary Sapporo! Festivities begin at 11am. Hawkers St. Pete, 1235 Central Avenue.

Succulent Centerpiece Workshop at Sunken Gardens
O’Berry’s Succulents owner, Jamie O’Berry, guides you through creating a wine bottle succulent display to make others green with envy. The perfect mix of succulents, individual guidance in a small group setting, and expert tips on the proper care of these beautiful plants complete your Pinterest-worthy experience. 10:30am-noon. Pre-registration required: $60/person fee covers succulents and all other materials. Garden admission additional – $10/Adults, $8/Seniors (62+), $4/Children (age 2-11). Call 727-551-3102 to pre-register. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

Artlink Japan at Creative Clay
Artlink Japan is a multicultural exhibit that features an exchange of artwork between St. Petersburg’s Creative Clay, which serves adults with disabilities through arts programming and similar programs in Japan. Artlink Japan 2017 is an interactive exhibit, with models wearing art sent directly from Japan, including a kimono. The exhibit also features 2-D art of canvases, a small sculpture of a tiara, textiles, including a kimono and acrylic paintings. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular hours Monday through Friday 9am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-3pm and during second Saturday Artwalk 5-9pm. Creative Clay, 1114 Central Avenue.

Colors of the Season at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
New guided hike and classroom painting activity for families. Together we’ll learn about harvesting, making, and using natural paints. All materials are included, but, artist are welcome bring their own canvas and brushes. Noon-1:30pm. $10. Boyd Hill, 1101 Country Club Way South.

Green Jelly at The Local 662
The comedy rock group Green Jelly performs at The Local 662 this Saturday. Doors open at 7pm. $5. The Local 662, 662 Central Avenue.

Painting Class at Pinot’s Palette
Sparkling Manatee
Florida’s most loved water animal, the Manatee! Enjoy painting this colorful sea cow using bright colors and sparkling paint! 1-3pm. $35 per painter.


Sunday, January 29

State of Urban Affairs at Fairmount Elementary School
Join Mayor Kriseman, Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin, Urban Affairs Director Nikki Gaskin-Capehart and their families at the State of Urban Affairs Annual Update to hear a report of the city’s progress in south St. Pete. Doors open at 1pm. Free and open to the public. Heavy hors d’oeuvres. Live entertainment. Fairmount Elementary School, 575 41st Street South.

Painting Class at Pinot’s Palette, 1572 Central Avenue:
Nautical Anchor
Anchors aweigh! This nautical painting will be fun to do, and looks great hanging up! 12-2pm. $35 per painter.

American Stage’s Century Cycle Celebration Benefit
Enjoy a night to remember as we celebrate the exciting conclusion of American Stage Theatre’s 10-year commitment to producing playwright August Wilson’s epic Century Cycle. Witness live visual and performing arts entertainment along with cocktails, dinner and festivities in support of American Stage as they pay tribute to this momentous accomplishment together. The event begins at 5pm. The benefit value of the evening is $50 per person with the remainder of your purchase as a tax-deductible charitable contribution. Please call the development team at 727.823.1600 ext. 207 for any additional information or email development@americanstage.org. Proceeds from this extraordinary evening support the artistic & educational programming at American Stage Theatre. Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South.

Witch’s Voodoo Disc Golf Tournament
Join the Witch for a little Urban Disc Golf fun. The Disc Golf course will be three holes and you get a beer at each hole and 2 throws to try to make the basket. Each hole represents points you can attain by making the baskets too with the 10 highest course scores winning prizes at the end of this event. Part of the proceeds from this event will be raised and donated to Tampa Bay Disc Sports Club to help them get new baskets on their courses around our community. The club will be onhand too for information on their events and have access to become a member. 3:30-5:30pm. $8 per person. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Terry Fator at Mahaffey Theater
At the Mirage in Las Vegas, where he’s in his 7th headlining season, Terry Fator is known as “The Voice of Entertainment.” That’s because his voice is an incredibly versatile instrument – he’s a comedian, ventriloquist, singer and unparalleled celebrity impersonator, all at the same time. Terry’s unforgettable cast of puppet “characters” includes Winston the Impersonating Turtle, World’s Greatest Elvis Impersonator Maynard Thompkins, Walter T. Airdale, Duggie Scott Walker, tween Emma Taylor and so many others. Begins at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Yoga on Tap at The Bikery
Cruise on down to The Bikery for some high-quality cold brew and yoga. The Body Electric Yoga Company’s Amanda Riker leads an all-levels flow, perfect for cyclists and normal folks alike. Stick around after and enjoy the good vibes of The Bikery. They offer custom fittings, bike repair and services, new and vintage bike sales and rentals, craft coffee drinks, light café fare and cycling accessories. 9-10am. $10 public, advance, $15 door, $5 BE members. The Bikery, 2222 1st Avenue South.

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. Brian is currently the Chief Marketing & Experience Officer for Metro Inclusive Health.