Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (02.09-11.18)

Upcoming Events

5th Annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival Feb. 24-25 (Sat and Sun)

Join us as the 5th Annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival returns February 24-25, 2018 to its new location in South Straub Park, across from the Museum of Fine Arts. The event is a ‘boutique’ fine art festival of approximately 120 of Florida’s and America’s top fine
artisans. The event is co-sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg and coordinated with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. The art festival transforms the grounds of South Straub Park into an outdoor gallery showcasing extraordinary original and handmade artwork. These artisans and their works weave a tapestry of art from creations in painting, glass, mixed-media, ceramics, sculpture, photography, metalwork, digital art, fiber art, woodworking – and more. FREE admission. South Straub Park

Friday 2/9

Winter Whiskeyfest (Less Than 24 Hours! FEW TICKETS LEFT!)

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. Click here for more info and to buy your tickets now.  6-9p.m.
Red Mesa La Florida 128 3rd St S

G. Love & Special Sauce
G. Love & Special Sauce is an alternative hip-hop band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are known for their unique, “sloppy”, and “laid back” blues sound that encompasses classic R&B. The band features Garrett Dutton, better known as G. Love, Jeffrey Clemens on drums, and Jim Prescott on bass.  Don’t miss their performance at Jannus Live!  7-11p.m.
200 1st Ave N

Saturday 2/10

Dali/Duchamp Exhibit
Explore the unique and inspiring relationship between Salvador Dali and the father of conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp, coming to St. Pete Feb 10 – May 27 at the Dali Museum. This is the first exhibit dedicated to their friendship and its influence on the work of both artists. The Dali/Duchamp exhibition brings together around 60 works, including some of Dali’s most inspired and technically accomplished paintings and sculptures, and Duchamp’s ground breaking assemblages and ready-mades. It will also showcase the less familiar: photographs by Dali, paintings by Duchamp, correspondence and collaborations between the two artists. Through the lens of their intriguing friendship, visitors will gain a new perspective on two equally inventive intelligent and irreverent minds.
1 Dali Blvd

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk
Take in the St. Pete arts scene after hours as more than 40 galleries and studios spanning across five different arts districts stay open late, including local favorites like Duncan McClellan Glass and Morean Arts Center. Free trolleys run throughout the city’s five districts to get you around. 5-9p.m.
2955 Central Ave

Cupid’s Undie Run 
This February, be part of something great. Cupid’s Undie Run is a “brief” fun run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party. That’s right: party, run (a mile-ish, at your own pace), party – all to find a cure to Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 children born. We encourage undies, but we get that it’s not for everyone, maybe costumes are more your style? So whether you start a team with your friends, join a team, or run solo, just come out, have a blast, and raise some money for NF research!  12-4p.m.
Yard of Ale St. Pete 260 1st Ave N

Mahaffey on the Move presents Vic DiBitetto
Vic DiBetetto’s comedic style has been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. The Grand Prize Winner of ABC network’s America’s Funniest People is a gifted improvisational actor. He is also known for his YouTube videos.  You’ll find him featured in Kevin James’ movie Mall Cop: Blart 2, and independent films Turkey’s Done and Who’s Jenna. 8-10p.m.
The Palladium 253 Fifth Avenue North

Sunday 2/11

Yoga on Tap, Second Sundays at Green Bench
The Body Electric Yoga Company is happy to bring you Second Sundays: Yoga on Tap. Morning yoga happens every second Sunday of the month at 11am. Join Shila Tirabassi Lagrua for a bendy flow and kick off another beautiful day in the Burg! The Bench opens at Noon, just in time for a cold one. $10 for class preregistered, $15 at the door (or $5 for BE unlimited members). 11 a.m. 12 p.m.
Green Bench 1133 Baum Ave N

EDGE District Sip & Stroll
The EDGE District Sip & Stroll is a quarterly event celebrating the historic EDGE District and its eclectic and unique businesses. This quarter’s Stroll features a Valentine’s theme, including “Cupid’s Quest” – an app-based treasure hunt for all those participating in the Stroll. All proceeds from this event support the awarding-winning 501(c)(3) EDGE Main Street and its district improvement projects. Guests will get an official Sip & Stroll cup and map so that they can enjoy beverages (along with some food samples) at dozens of stops. These stops feature favorite eateries, pubs, retail shops and other very cool businesses in the EDGE. Guests can enjoy their drinks while exploring these businesses and seeing why they make St. Pete and the EDGE District so special. Event cups with alcohol may also be carried on the sidewalks and right of ways during this event, within the event boundaries. For those who want to play, the Stroll features an app-based treasure hunt – CUPID’S QUEST. Players download the free EDGE app, get the first clue when picking up their Stroll cup, then follow more clues at the Stroll stops to ultimately find their ultimate treasure, a Golden Beacon. The finder of the beacon receives a special EDGE District prize. 12-4p.m.
11 Dr M.L.K. Jr St S

American Rhapsody – The Gershwin Songbook
The afternoon will salute the beloved composer George Gershwin with a seventeen-piece band and vocalist Michael Andrew performing favorites from  “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “The Man I Love,” and many other time-honored Gershwin standards.  Enjoy world-class jazz musicians with a big band sound. 3-10p.m.
Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S

Walt Matzke’s Four Pianos: A tour de force on four grand pianos
A tour de force on four grand pianos will present a magical afternoon filled with intricate, beautiful, spirited and uplifting music, clever anecdotes and humor to delight audiences.  From classical favorites to Broadway hits, pop classics, movie themes and other special selections, this group entertains, touches the heart, tickles the funny bone and amazes all with their skill, flair, and masterful expertise. Concert selections include such favorites as Phantom of the Opera, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, Les Miserables, American Salute and many more! 3:30-5p.m.
The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N

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Written by Aislinn Fallon

Aislinn Fallon is a five-time internationally published writer whose writing has been read on every populated continent on the globe. She is also the author of the poetry book Pretty Little Things & Witty Little Words which is represented by the world's largest global book distributor.