Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (03.17-19.17)


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 17

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at Stillwaters Tavern
Dig into corned beef and buttered cabbage, carrots, mashed potatoes, guinness gravy for just $21 this St. Patrick’s Day at Stillwaters Tavern. Plus enjoy $3 Guinness on tap all day. Stillwaters Tavern,  224 Beach Drive Northeast.

JamFest: Battle of the Bands at Williams Park (Friday and Saturday)
JamFest is a 2 day, 3 round live music competition featuring various performing artists from all over going head-to-head for a cut of $10,000. This tropical and vibrant setting will be host to over 10,000 people enjoying Kids Zone, good music, sunshine, food, beer, wine and much more in one of the most visited cities in the State of Florida all in an effort to raise awareness to help homeless Veterans. Begins at 10am on Friday. Click HERE for tickets. Williams Park, 350 2nd Avenue North.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Beach Restaurant — Bay Harbor Hotel
Join the Beach Restaurant and Chef Joe Garcia for a spectacular St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! The restaurant will serve corned beef and cabbage, reuben sandwiches, green beer and more. Murphs Duo to perform live. There will be a St. Patty’s day theme best dressed competition and green beer pong (winners receive $25 bar tab). For details and reservations call 813.281.8900. Beach Restaurant, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Mornings with the Maestro: Mission Impossible at Museum of Fine Arts
St. Petersburg Opera’s unique Maestro series returns with seven new programs in which Mark Sforzini, Executive and Artistic Director, combines entertainment and education with short performances. Runs from 11am-12:30pm. $20 for general admission. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Cage Brewing
Celebrate with St. Paddy’s Day inspired brews at Cage Brewing. Festivities runs from 6-11pm. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South.

A Weekend with Greg Nardi at The Body Electric Yoga
Greg Nardi returns to The BE for a weekend of lecture, philosophy, and deep practice. The founder of Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide, Greg has spent years of dedicated practice under the guidance of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. In 2003, he was given authorization to teach from Pattabhi Jois, and in 2009, he completed a level 2 authorization course from Sharath Jois. He will be hosting a series of workshops Friday through Sunday. Click HERE for a full schedule of events. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street 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.

Anvil at State Theatre
The Canadian heavy metal band Anvil performs live at State Theatre this Friday. They’ll be joined by Night Demon and Graveshahow. Doors open at 6:30pm. $18. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

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.

Informed Consent at American Stage Theatre (March 15-April 9)
With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Performance times: Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Click HERE for tickets. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

St. Paddy’s Day Bash at Butler’s Old Key West Bar
Come and get your green beer drink ON!! Butler’s will have all of your favorite Irish Drinks and will also be serving Cornbeef and Cabbage served until it runs out so dont miss out! Drink special’s all day and night.

Tasting Room Tunes: Rebekah Pulley at 3 Daughters Brewing
Visit the 3DB Tasting Room for live music by St. Pete favorite Rebekah Pulley. 5pm-8pm. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

Bubbly at Winesmith
St. Patrick’s Day at Winesmith is, of course, a sparkling wine tasting. Bubbly samples include: a bone dry, crisp Cava, a refreshing, not-too-sweet Prosecco, a full and lush Cremant de Limoux, a Cabernet based French Rosé, a Pinot Noir based beauty from Tasmania and a rich Pinot Menuier based Champagne. 6-9pm. Tasting is $20 with advanced tickets, $25 day of. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

Saturday Night Fever at The Mahaffey Theater
It’s Saturday Night Fever – Tony Manero’s story is now an extraordinary stage musical! Fueled by the Bee Gees’ timeless hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic Brooklyn dance story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled audiences since 1977. Begins at 8pm. $49.50-$69.50. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Fringe Bazaar at Urban Deli and Drafts
Fringe Creatives + URBAN Deli and Drafts are hosting a fun creative bazaar this Friday. Vendors include: Curtis Whitwam, watercolor artist; Retro Nuevo Jewelry Designs; Refashioned Apparel and Home Decor; LuLaRoe by Jennerfer Drenth. Starts at 7pm. Urban Deli & Drafts, 2410 Central Avenue.

One Trip Little, Johnny Mile and the Kilometers, Shua Harrell at Iberian Rooster
Join Iberian Rooster for a festive evening of live music and libations. Concert runs from 9pm-1am. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

1st Annual French Fry Festival at Port of St. Pete
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day and get fried in a tasty way with St. Pete’s 1st Annual French Fry Festival. Enjoy french fries and some of the best food truck fare around at the future home of the Marine Discovery Center. Fun for the whole family! 6-9pm. Port of St. Pete, 250 8th Avenue North.

Pulse: A Celebration of the Equinox Through Drumming and Dance at The Body Electric Yoga
Integral Church invites you to celebrate the Spring Equinox (Ostara) through drumming and dance. Bring a drum and/or sacred item for the altar. This event may get loud and sweaty. No photography is permitted, but dancers and drummers of all skill levels are welcome. No children under 8 years old. 8-10pm. $10-$15 suggested donation. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.




Saturday, March 18

FREE “Spring to Life” Yoga at Sundial St. Pete
The third Saturday of every month the Sundial hosts a free sunrise yoga session in their courtyard. This month’s instructor will be Colette Marie. Day of registration begins at 8:30am, yoga session begins at 9am. Save time and pre-register online! Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Open House/Tours
Open houses and public tours have been planned for the city’s three treatment facilities on Saturday to provide information and education on plant processes. Plant employees and other city staff members will be available to answer questions. Tours will be given at all three facilities from 9am-noon. Locations: 7500 26th Avenue North, 1160 62nd Avenue Northeast, 3800 54th Avenue South.

Boutiques and Brews at 3 Daughters Brewing
Shop some of your favorite local boutiques while enjoying brews and ciders from 3DB. 12-5pm. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood Tour (Saturday and Sunday)
Enjoy two days exploring the architecturally rich neighborhood of Historic Kenwood while you view the exhibits of 19 artists at 15 different stops. You will experience a variety of work ranging from emerging artists to internationally recognized professionals. Mother and daughter, Barbara Lewis and Laura Lewis Albright, demonstrate ancient art form of lost wax casting during Historic Kenwood Artist Tour on Saturday. The pouring of molten sterling silver into the casting flask will occur between 2pm and 2:30pm at 2501 2nd Avenue North in Historic Kenwood. The newly constructed studio will be open from 11am-4pm for visitation, demos and the sale of affordable as well as high fashion jewelry. Open to tours from 10am-5pm Saturday, noon-5pm Sunday. Click HERE for full details/map.

Grand Central Antique Market
BUY LOCAL! skip the big box stores and mall. Shop unique Antiques, art, crafts, food, collectables, and more! Free parking and free to attend. Takes place at Punky’s Bar and Grill, 3063 Central Avenue.

St. Pete Preservation from South of Central Walking Tour
With a boom in new apartment construction, a lot is happening as one travels south of Central Ave. in the ‘Burg. Not all historic is being lost, however, and some of the best of the past is leading the way for the rejuvenation of an often overlooked portion of downtown whether it be the former funeral parlor and YWCA building, now repurposed as Rococo Steak, or the historic Tramor Cafeteria now repurposed as the Hofbrauhaus. Tour begins at 10am. $10 per person. Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Begins at the Crislip Arcade, 645 Central Avenue.

Gesneriads at Sunken Gardens
Light up your plant collection with exotic African Violets and other tropical gesneriads! Learn successful growing tactics to keep these beauties in top form. Unusual varieties for sale afterward. Begins at 10:30am. Free with Sunken Garden admission. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

Historic Gulfport Tour
Join SPP for a stroll in the “suburbs” of funky and artsy Gulfport! The tour will look at this small town on Boca Ceiga Bay and its collection of historic commercial and residential structures. The tour will be led by Cathy Salustri. 3-5pm. $10 per person. Pre-registration is recommended. Begins at the Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 28th Avenue South.

TFO Masterworks: Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony at The Mahaffey Theater
Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” is impressive in sound and presence. The orchestra swells to about 100 musicians, alongside The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. More than 250 people will be on and off stage for Mahler’s epic, emotional work, filled with both terror and joy. Michael Francis conducts. Begins at 8pm. Tickets from $15-$45. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Geri X and Ben Buffington at Iberian Rooster
Join the Iberian Rooster for local live music Saturday night. Geri X and Ben Buffington will perform live on the SubCentral stage. 9pm-1am. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Dark Wave Yoga: Spring Equinox Stranger Things Mix at The Body Electric Yoga
Set in the darkness of The BE, plan for a truly unique yogic experience. Erin and Eric Wheeler lead a vinyasa flow heavy on organic movement and free expression, while Mr. Bongos provides a mix of future-music-of-the-past from “Stranger Things.” 7:30-9pm. $22 per person. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Mad Hatters Masquerade Ball at ARTpool Gallery
It’s ARTpool Gallery’s fanciest ball of the year. ARTpool will be living it up with a beautiful avante garde and body art show. Unique hats, masks and custom couture will rock the runway in addition to a stunning gallery show and video art presentation. All guests must wear a hat or mask to enter. Event runs from 8-11:59pm. General admission tickets are $15, VIP are $25 and are available for purchase on ARTpool’s website. ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Avenue.

Luxury Mane with Seafang and Reality Asylum at Green Bench Brewing
Green Bench Brewing Live Music Showcase presents: An evening with Luxury Mane, Seafang, and Reality Asylum. 8-11pm. Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue North.




Sunday, March 19

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 to Table Experience at St. Pete Eco Village
Please join Dr. Dustin Rudolph, Vanessa Sardi and Chef Emmanuel Roux for an exciting and enchanting afternoon and dinner in the garden! The event features an enchanted garden tour, yoga demonstration, lectures and a Cooking demo by renowned Chef Emmanuel Roux. Event runs from 1-6pm. Tickets are $158.19 each. Click HERE to purchase yours. St. Pete Eco Village, 302 15th Street North.

Paper Grrrls Society: Grrrls & Comics (Ages 17+) at Morean Arts Center
The group will be discussing She Changed Comics by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. She Changed Comics is the definitive history of the women who changed free expression in comics, with profiles of more than 60 groundbreaking female professionals and interviews with the women who are changing todays medium. 2-4pm. Tickets are $10, or $18 with book. Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue.

Coloring Party at Community Cafe
Join Community Cafe for another adult Coloring Party on Sunday! 6-8pm. Free to participate and all coloring supplies provided. Community Cafe, 2444 Central Avenue.

Friends of Photography: America Through the Eyes of the Tintype at Museum of Fine Arts
The Drapkin Collection is well known throughout the national photography community. Dr. Robert Drapkin began collecting photography in 1975 when Edward Curtis photogravures could still be purchased for fifteen dollars. He has amassed a collection that is impressive in both its size and scope. Begins at 3pm. $20 per person. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

New Music Masterworks: Women Composers at St. Pete Main Library
Join The New Music Conflagration, Inc. as they celebrate the work of women composers throughout modern history, this concert features works by Rain Worthington, and local female composers including Eva Avenue, Erin Huelskamp, Katlyn Lamppert, Whirlynn Garcia, and The New Music Conflagration, Inc.’s Executive Director, Elizabeth A. Baker. Doors open at 2:30pm, performance begins at 3pm. $3 suggested donation. Main Library, 3745 9th Avenue North.

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.