Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (03.10-12.17)


Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Orlando City B – March 25
The Tampa Bay Rowdies begin their USL season by stoking the flames of an old rivalry with Orlando City B. The educated feet and unmatched passion from both clubs will make this a match not to miss. The match begins at 7:30pm. Arrive early for one of the best tailgate parties in Tampa Bay! Click HERE for tickets or call 727.222.2000. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.


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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 10

Firestone Grand Prix (All Weekend)
It’s that time of year again. The Firestone Grand Prix roars into the Burg Friday through Sunday for three days of high octane competition. Visit the Grand Prix’s website for official race start times. Three-day tickets to the event start at $55 for General Admission and $105 for Reserved Seating (tax included). Entrance to the Grand Prix and ticket booth is located at the corner of 1st Street Southeast and 1st Avenue Southeast. Click HERE for a full track map.

$5 Ricky Bobby Shots at Red Mesa Cantina (All Weekend)
In celebration of the Grand Prix, Red Mesa Cantina will be serving a special Ricky Bobby shot for just $5. The drink features Milagro Plata, new Red Bold Tangerine and Hibiscus nectar. Red Mesa Cantina, 128 3rd Street South.

Race Weekend at Stillwaters Tavern (All Weekend)
Headed to the Grand Prix this weekend? Bring in your ticket this Friday through Sunday and enjoy happy hour specials all day long! Stillwaters Tavern, 224 Beach Drive Northeast.

Tampa Bay Boat Show (All Weekend)
Get ready for the boating sales event of the season. The Tampa Bay Boat show docks in the Burg Friday through Sunday. Browse the latest in boating and fishing supplies and more. Friday from 10am-6pm; Saturday from 10am-6pm; Sunday from 10am-5pm. Free and open to the public. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Embrace the Race: Movies on the Lawn at the Museum of Fine Arts
Bring the whole family out for a night under the stars. To celebrate the beginning of the Grand Prix they’ll be screening the Pixar film Cars. Kids can enjoy the movie and visit the build-a-car station (while supplies last). Opens at 6pm, film begins at dusk. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Ladies Night at Morean Arts Center Glass Studio and Hot Shop
The evening will begin with an instructional demonstration followed by a hands-on experience which will culminate in the creation of 1 glass piece. Make sure to wear closed toe shoes and a comfortable long sleeve t-shirt. $75 per person (max of 5 participants). Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue.

Pinot Noir and Cabernet Tasting at Winesmith
Grand Prix Weekend calls for some fast, curvy reds. Tastings include: a racy red Burgundy, a delicious value Oregon Pinot, a bold, heady California Pinot, a 2010 Southern Tuscany Cabernet, a gorgeous French Cab and a suave Paso Robles Cabernet. 6-9pm. $15 per person. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

Firestone Grand Prix 5K Run
Lace up, race fans, and get ready for the Firestone 5K! Runners will begin and end the run on Bayshore Drive next to North Straub Park. Begins at 6:15pm. Click HERE to register for the run.

Kevin Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot at St. Pete City Theatre (All Weekend)
The danger and hilarity are nonstop in this feverishly intriguing whodunit presented by the St. Pete City Theatre. Performances at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, 2pm on Sunday. $22 for general admission. St. Pete City Theatre, 4025 31st Street South.

Jack Kerouac Inspired: True Stories and Fiction at Wordier Than Thou Bookstore
Florida writers will share true stories and original fiction inspired by Jack Kerouac and the Beats. Readers include Marisa Mangani and Shae Krispinsky. 7-9pm. Wordier Than Thou, 5741 75th Avenue North.

Foeder for Thought Round 4 at Green Bench Brewing
The 4th Annual Foeder For Thought returns this Friday! Attendees will enjoy unlimited samples of beer from over 30 different breweries! There will also be Q&A sessions with different brewers/owners (who will be tasting and sharing their creations with the Burg). Event goes from 6-11pm. Tickets are $80 in advance or $95 at the door. Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Stranger Things II: 80s Costume and Dance Party at The Bends
The Bends hosts its second Stranger Things party Friday night. et lost in the darkness of the Upside Down as DJ’s Crouse Neil & Jeremy Sabornido aka Shadow_Run/Brothers play through the Stranger things soundtrack mixing in some of the best 80’s new wave and synth! Special guest DJ Boomerang with a fun synth’y weird hour of slamming 80s oddities that will make you move. Event runs from 9pm-3am. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.

Red Velvet at freeFall Theatre (All Weekend)
Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But as the public is rioting in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics, and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre? This award-winning new play, which premiered at London’s Tricycle Theatre in 2012, is an important work which paints a vivid picture of an early chapter in the ongoing struggle to bring diversity to the stage. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue.


Saturday, March 11

The Body Electric Presents Yoga Poolside at The Hollander
Namaste with The Body Electric Saturday morning at The Hollander. Salute the sun with Amanda Riker and a rotating case of characters from The Body Electric Yoga Company, and then cool off in the Hollander’s beautiful pool. All levels welcome. 8:30am-9:30am. $5 BE Monthly and Annual Members / $10 Pre-Registered / $15 Door. The Hollander, 421 4th Avenue North.

Can-Am Tournament at St. Pete Shuffle (Saturday and Sunday)
Get a new twist on an old game and enjoy the Can-Am Tournament, which pits Canadian and American Amateur Shuffleboarders on St. Petersburg’s historic courts. Registration begins at 8am, games begin at 9am. $6 per person. St. Pete Shuffle, 559 Mirror Lake Drive.

St. Pete Preservation Historic Allendale Walking Tour
Allendale is a special neighborhood, with large oak trees shading its red brick streets and lined with large homes with stone veneer. Cade Allen platted the neighborhood in the early 1920′s and was one of the few developers of his time to use stone, quarried from Georgia and North Carolina, to help showcase his homes. Tour starts at 10am. $10 per person – register here. Tour begins at 3803 Haines Road North.

Organic Pest Management at Sunken Gardens
Take the mystery out of organic pest management with simple solutions and prevent problems before they arise. Allan Bednar, owner of Simply Hydroponics and Organics, makes it easy–even in Florida! Begins at 10:30am. Free with museum admission. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

Gulf Coast Dance: Alice in Wonderland and Spring Gala at The Palladium
Enjoy a celebration of dance with the Gulf Coast Dance Center. The audience will be taken on an adventure through Wonderland with Alice. Along the way you’ll meet several of her fantastic friends. Performances at 1pm and 7pm. $15 for adults, $12 for children. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Meditation for Peace at The Body Electric Yoga Company
aise your vibration and harness the power of community to create peace in the world. Join Ashley Smith of into the Heart & Katherine Taylor of Begin Within to activate, share in, and spread the emanation of peace. 6-7:30pm. Free to attend. Space is limited so please pre-register online. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Low Country Boil at Locale Market
Locale’s low country boil features Gulf shrimp, clams, PEI mussels, Louisiana craw dads, and house-made alligator andouille sausage with new potatoes, corn on the cob, cocktail sauce, secret sauce, and plenty of fresh lemon. Gumbo Boogie will perform live in the Sundial Courtyard. Runs from 5-8pm. Locale Market at Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Second Saturday ArtWalk
Every Second Saturday local artists and gallery owners open up their doors to the public for an evening celebrate St. Pete crafted and inspired art. The event runs from 5-9pm. Click HERE for a full ArtWalk map.

Stephen Barry Art Opening at The Ale and The Witch
Shop local art this Saturday at The Ale and The Witch. The bar will feature the work of Stephen Barry. Begins at 6pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Grand Central Lit Crawl
Wordier Than Thou presents its literary take on the classic pub crawl. Stops include: The Queens Head, Urban Deli and Drafts, Old Key West Bar and Grill, and Community Cafe. Each stop will feature local authors. Click HERE for a full list of readers and event details. Begins at 4pm at The Queens Head, 2501 Central Avenue.

Embrace the Race: Movies on the Lawn at Williams Park
The free outdoor screenings continue. On Saturday night, join the St. Pete community for a screening of Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby in Williams Park. Fun starts at 6pm, film begins at dusk. Williams Park, 330 2nd Avenue North.

Full Moon Party at Beach Bar | Restaurant
Get out and enjoy a Full Moon Party this Saturday night on the waterfront at Beach Restaurant and Bar. The event will feature drink specials, live music, fire performers and more. Enjoy dishes prepared by Chef Joe Garcia along with dancing and jugglers. Begins at 5:30pm. Large groups and inquiries email Jeffrey.Elefano@beachtampa.com. Beach Bar | Restaurant, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.


Sunday, March 12

Bottomless Brunch on the Bay at Beach Bar | Restaurant
Enjoy our fabulous spring weather on the water front at Beach at the Bay Harbor Hotel. Chef Joe Garcia is bringing southern flair to Tampa Bay’s brunch scene. The bottomless buffet features a carving station, build your own omelette options, a bottomless mimosa package, a pasta station, fresh sushi and a chocolate fountain! The brunch runs from 10am-2pm every Sunday. $29.95 per adult and $12.95 per child. Beach Bar | Restaurant, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Farm and Garden Work Day at St. Pete Eco Village
Join us at the Eco Village for a Farm + Garden workday. You can help the Eco Village plant, harvest, prepare soil, compost, build things and even take an educational tour! Be sure to enter in to the Garden entrance and check in at the picnic table when you arrive. Runs from 9am-1pm. St. Pete Eco Village, 302 15th Street North.

The Body Electric Presents Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing
Join Jen Lowery DeBuhr and musical guest Alexis Holland for a soulful flow class in the great outdoors. Class runs from 11am-noon. $10/$5 BE members (yearly or monthly unlimited) / $15 at the door. Click HERE to pre-register. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Hot Gatherings/Cool Conversations at Museum of Fine Arts
Enjoy a cool talk with two amazing artists. Raven Skyriver’s depiction of marine life is inspired by his childhood on Lopez Island, Washington. Kelly O’Dell was introduced to the medium at an early age by her artist father. She earned her BFA, specializing in glass, and moved to Seattle to study and work at the Pilchuck Glass School and Pratt Fine Arts Center. In 2003, she began assisting William Morris during the last years of his career and received her first solo exhibition, 65 Million Years, at Seattle’s Vetri Gallery. Begins at 3pm. Free with museum admission. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Amped 80s Burlesque Show at Iberian Rooster
The girls are back again! Watch this dazzling burlesque performance featuring Iberian’s favorites: Mayven Missbehavin, Tila Topaz, Vita DeVoid, Nilla Bean and Franki Markstone as your host in this Amped 80’s review! Begins at 9pm. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

The Sound: The Music of Stan Getz at The Palladium
Saxophonist Jeff Rupert, along with vocalist Veronica Swift, drummer Marty Morell (Bill Evans Trio) Richard Drexler (piano) and Ben Kramer (bass) revisit classics made famous by Stan Getz this Sunday at The Palladium. Show begins at 6pm. Reserved tickets are $30. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.


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Written by Dex Fabian

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.