Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (03.03-05.17)

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St. Pete Seafood and Music Festival at North Straub Park – March 25 & 26
Join us on March 25-26 in North Straub Park for the premiere of a new St. Petersburg tradition: the St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival. The festival runs both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. General admission is $3 and the VIP Tent admission is $50. North Straub Park, 310 Bayshore Drive Northeast.


Friday, March 3

St. Pete Preservation Presents Downtown Lunch Time Tour
Enjoy a one hour lunchtime tour and get to know the history of the Burg. See some architectural favorites like the 1926 Snell Arcade and 1916 Open Air Post Office. Tour will be led by Emily Elwyn. Noon-1pm. $10 per person. Meet in front of Mickey’s Cafe and Organics, 318 Central Avenue.

Hot Date in the Hot Shop at Morean Glass Studio and Hot Shop
Bring your significant other to the Morean Glass Studio for a special instructional demonstration. The evening will culminate in the creation of 1 glass piece. Proper attire for the class is pants, a comfy t-shirt and closed toe shoes. 6-9pm. $125 per couple (max of 5 couples). Morean Glass Studio and Hot Shop, 719 Central Avenue.

St. Pete Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet at USF St. Pete (All Weekend)
Experience the Bard in the Burg. Friday through Sunday, catch performances of Hamlet. Begins at 7:30pm each night. Admission is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10. USF St. Pete – Williams House Courtyard, 511 2nd Street South.

Jim Breuer at The Palladium
Tampa Bay native Jim Breuer is one of the top stand-up comedians in the world. Listed as one of Comedy Central’s top 100 greatest stand-ups of all time, is one of the most recognizable faces in the business. Set begins at 8pm. Tickets range from $28-$35. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

SHOP St. Pete Social at Station House
Enjoy a fun and casual cocktail party with the Junior League of St. Pete on Friday. Runs from 7-10pm. Full details. Station House St. Pete, 260 1st Avenue South.

21st Century Voices: New American Cycle at American Stage Theatre
American Stage Theatre looks to support the next generation of great American playwrights. Their new series highlights new plays currently in development. This Friday, see Rise of the Prickly Pear by Radha S Menon. Performance begins at 8pm. On Saturday, see Strait of Gilbraltar by Andrea Lepcio at noon. Later, catch Prudence by Stefen Lanfer at 4pm. $10 for each performance. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.




Saturday, March 4

The Body Electric Presents Yoga Poolside at The Hollander
Enjoy a sunrise yoga session with Rachel Miller of The Body Electric. Begins at 8:30am. $10 for pre-registered, $15 at the door. Hollander Hotel, 421 4th Avenue North.

Mobile Collection for Household Business Electronics at St. Pete College – Gibbs
Bring any device with a rechargeable battery, cell phones, computer towers, hard drives, monitors, smart phones tablets and televisions. You can also dispose of automotive fluids, batteries (vehicle), cleaners, cooking oil, fluorescent bulbs, paint remover, pesticides, wood preservatives. Click HERE for a full list of what and what not to bring. Runs from 9am-2pm. St. Pete College – Gibbs, 6605 5th Avenue North.

St. Pete Indie Market in the EDGE District
The best local vendors in the Burg gather on Baum Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets North outside of Green Bench Brewing. for the St. Pete Indie Market. Shop for fine art, skateboards, greeting cards, candles t-shirts, vintage items, furniture and more. Runs from 11am-4pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

32nd Annual Mangrove Bay Club Day
Huge sale. See the latest models in golf equipment from Mizuno, Titelist and Ping. Enjoy lunch specials from local food trucks. 9am-2pm. Mangrove Bay Golf Course, 875 62nd Avenue Northeast.

Saturday Morning Market at Williams Park
Every year, the Saturday Morning Market moves for one week, due to preparation for the St. Pete Grand Prix. Shop your favorite vendors from 9am-1pm. Williams Park, 330 2nd Avenue North.

Brocante Market (Saturday and Sunday)
The Brocante Market returns the first weekend of each month. Browse vintage and upcycled pieces from the best collectors and craftsmen in the state. The market is open from 9am-7pm on Saturday, 9am-5pm on Sunday. Brocante Market, 2200 2nd Avenue South.

Junior League SHOP St. Pete at The Coliseum (Saturday and Sunday)
Shop St. Pete is the Junior League’s effort to give back to the community and local business owners while supporting their organization’s mission. Enjoy two days of shopping your favorite crafty vendors in the Burg. The event runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday, 10am-4pm on Sunday. Tickets are $5 each day. Click HERE for full details. The Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North.

Yoga for Cyclists and Runners at The Body Electric
This workshop is for the avid cyclists and dedicated runners. Michele Mosner will instruct. Runs from 2-3:30pm. $15 per yogi. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Crafty Fest at ARTpool Gallery (Saturday and Sunday)
Shop the best in local handmade and vintage items at ARTpool Gallery this weekend in the Grand Central District. Open from 11am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday. ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Avenue.

Charlie Crist Town Hall Meeting at USF St. Pete
Citizens are invited to learn about the issues facing Florida’s 13th Congressional District and comment during a town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist. 10am-noon. USF St. Pete Student Center Ballroom, 200 6th Avenue South.

St. Pete Preservation Downtown Walking Tour
This is your chance to learn about the Burg’s past while enjoying a walking in the wonderful Florida sunshine. The tour will bring you through portions of St. Pete’s central business district and the downtown national register historic district. 10am-noon. $10 per person. Begins at the Southeast corner of 1st Avenue South and 1st Street.

Be a Friend to Bees at Sunken Gardens
Bees need our help and you can help make a difference. Create a bee bath for your yard or patio, take home wildflower seeds to provide nectar, sample local honey and more. Pre-registration required. Begins at 10:30am. $6/child and includes Garden admission. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

Reggae Rise Up 2017 at Vinoy Park
Enjoy a weekend filled with positive vibes, amazing people and the best reggae artists in the world. All ages welcome. Artists include Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Steel Pulse and The Hipd Abduction. Runs from noon-10pm Saturday and Sunday. Tickets from $55-$195. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

TFO Masterworks: The Dali Experience at The Mahaffey
The Dali experience offers a surreal concert for the senses devoted to the music that inspired Dali. Begins at 8pm. Tickets from $15-$45. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Walker Lukens at The Local 662
Join the Local 662 for great live music. Walker Lukens performs live. Doors open at 7pm. $10. The Local 662, 662 Central Avenue.

Nick Boutwell and King Complex Live and Underground at Iberian Rooster
SubCentral at the Iberian Rooster presents Nick Boutwell and King Complex. Concert begins 9pm and runs until 1am. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp! 8th Anniversary at The Palladium
This Saturday, the Palladium celebrates the boogie woogie piano. This year’s event features Bob Seeley, Tampa Bay’s own Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz and Rob Rio. Begins at 8pm. Tickets are $28-$38. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.




Sunday, March 5

The Yardbirds with Vanilla Fudge at The Palladium
The British rock and blues band The Yardbirds will be joined by Vanilla Fudge, known for their classic “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” this Sunday at the Palladium. Begins at 7pm. $30-$60. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Dwight Yoakam at The Mahaffey
Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. He received artist of the year at the 2013 Americana Music Honors and Awards ceremony. The artist performs at The Mahaffey this Sunday at 7pm. Tickets from $40-$70. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Suicidal Tendencies at State Theatre
Suicidal Tendencies, Havoc and Crowbar perform live at State Theatre this Sunday. Doors open at 7pm. $28. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Hawk and Wayne Present: Anywhere U.S.A. at American Stage Theatre
Take a comedic road trip with Hawk and Wayne through Small Town America. See the totally improvised show this Sunday. Begins at 7pm. Tickets are $12. American Stage, 163 3rd Street North.


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Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.