Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (02.23-25.18)

Friday 1/23

Archaeology Hike
Take a walk through the early history of Weedon Island to learn about the indigenous cultures that dominated this coastal part of Pinellas County thousands of years ago. This guided tour will take participants on a 2 mile hike to visit an active archaeological dig site on the Preserve. Dr. John Arthur, AWAIRE board member and University of South Florida anthropology professor in charge of the field site, will give a brief talk on past and current archaeological research being conducted at Weedon Island Preserve.  9-11a.m.
Weedon Island Preserve 1800 Weedon Drive NE

St. Petersburg Jazz Festival
The jazz festival features Latin Jazz from The Gabriel Hernandez Trio, the 18-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra with singers Chuck Wansley & Whitney James, original jazz inspired by Israel from the Tal Cohen Trio, the awesome Shawn Brown playing Hammond B3 with his group and the rising star vocalist Veronica Swift with Jeff Rupert and his group.
The Palladium 253 5th Ave N

Saturday 1/24

5th Annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival (Sat and Sun)

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. Within each medium explore a diversity of styles, materials and creative vision. Know that many of these artisans are represented in America’s top museums and art galleries and their works found in the most prestigious private collections in America. Free admission. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Albert Whitted Park 480 Bayshore Dr. SE.

Live Reggae and Calypso
This is an event not to miss. Live Reggae music returns to downtown St. Pete. Live music by Spy Vs Spy Caribbean Band music by DJ Steel. 10p.m.-3a.m.
Iberian Rooster 475 Central Ave.

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon
Participants will enjoy a 3K walk, music, local vendors, our Southeastern Guide Dogs Gift Shop, and family-friendly fun! And most importantly of all, this will raise funds to open new doors of independence for people with vision loss and veterans with disabilities and offer them our gift of the best guide dogs and service dogs in the world. Begins 8:30a.m.
Vinoy Park 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast Street

Creative Connection
Punk-flavored acoustic rock duo, The Payne-Taylors, and originative pop deco artist, Dedo pair for a live event integrating visual and musical experiences. 6-10p.m.
Grand Central Collective: Art Gallery & Brokers 2323 Central Ave

Yoga at the St. Pete Saturday Morning Market
Rissa Wray of Moving Meditations leads this class! Bring a mat, blanket, or towel, and meet us in the grass for an all-levels flow. Class is by donation. Arrive early to sign in, fill out a waiver, and get set up!  9:30-10a.m.
Saturday Morning Market 100 1st Street S.E.

Sunday 1/25

Flamingo Festival
Show your love of flamingos and celebrate the young flock’s birthday! Wear pink for $1 off admission! Come support efforts to build a Children’s Education Garden with free kids’ crafts courtesy of Great Explorations Children’s Museum and Live Music free with standard garden admission or membership.  12-4:30p.m.
Sunken Gardens 1825 4th St N

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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.