Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (03.24-26.17)

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Cinco De Mayo Celebration with Frankie Negron at Beach – Bay Harbor Hotel
Join Beach Restaurant for Cinco De Mayo festivities on their outdoor stage featuring Frankie Negron! They will have food, drinks, a fun crowd, and of course the music! Complimentary tequila shot/drink (age 21+) for those who arrive within the first hour (6:30-7:30pm). Festivities run from 6:30-10:30pm on May 5. Enjoy a $99 room rate visit for the event. Click HERE for full details and event reservations.



Pop Up Beer Pairing Dinner: 81Bay and Stillwaters Tavern
The most unique Farm-to-Table experience in St. Pete. Brick Street Farms & Stillwaters Tavern with 81Bay Brewing present a Pop Up Beer Pairing Dinner. Dinner will be held al fresco at Brick Street Farms in the Grand Central District. Enjoy a 4-course meal prepared by Stillwaters Tavern Executive Chef, Jeffrey Jew and team. Each course will be paired with new and unique beers from 81Bay Brewing. Dinner will feature greens and herbs grown directly onsite at Brick Street Farms, St. Pete’s first and only indoor, commercial hydroponic city farm. Doors open at 5:45pm, dinner begins at 6:30pm. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online.


Friday, March 24

Heroes 5K/10K Memorial Run at Demens Landing Park
Honor St. Pete Police Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty and provide financial support to assist officers and their families during a crisis by participating in the 5th Annual Heroes 5K/10K Memorial Run. The event also features a 1 mile walk. Proceeds benefit the Heroes of the St. Pete Police. 6:30pm. Click HERE to register. Demen’s Landing, Bayshore Drive Southeast and 1st Avenue Southeast.

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.

With Love at Studio@620
“How can love bring me closer to you?” This question is the center of Collective Soles Dance Company’s upcoming performance, “With Love”. With choreography by Artistic Director Alex Jones and newly appointed Resident Choreographer Sean McDonald, this dance work investigates love as it appears through empathy, compassion, and acceptance. 7pm. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

⌘X & ⌘V: A Collage Competition & Networking Event at Cage Brewing
Creatives, get ready: AIGA is putting on its first-ever design battle, ⌘X & ⌘V: A Collage Competition! Eight competitors will get back to the basics and fight head-to-head creating raw, handmade collages based on single-word prompts. Judges chosen from the Tampa Bay community will decide their fate as the winners work through a series of rounds, each with a new prompt. The winner of the final round will take home a prize! 6:30-9:30pm. $5 to attend. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South.

Gloria West and The Gents FULL BAND at The Iberian Rooster
Gloria West and the Gents perform live on the SubCentral Stage at the Iberian Rooster. Concert begins at 9:30pm. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

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.


Saturday, March 25

Sunshine Grand Prix (March 25-April 2)
The professional and amateur cycling and healthy living event returns to St. Pete from March 25-April 2. Events include Tour de Shine, Power Hill Time Trial and Tampa Bay Criterium. Visit their website for a full list of events, start times and registration details.

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.

TASCO Teen BBQ Cookoff and Yard Sale at Crescent Lake Park
Chicken, wings, burgers, ribs and more for sale. The yard sale features 100+ vendors. Proceeds benefit city of St. Petersburg TASCO Teen Programs. Yard sale begins at 8am, BBQ cookoff goes from 10am-1pm. Free park admission includes live entertainment. Food tickets $1 each, $3 unlimited activity bracelets for inflatable games, arts & crafts and face painting. Crescent Lake Park, 1320 5th Street North.

Tour de Shine Mural Tour
Join SHINE MURAL, the official Bike Tour of the SHINE Mural Festival, for a lively, two-wheeled tour of St. Pete’s murals! Max of 75 guests. The ride begins at 9:30am. $20 per person — or purchase a $40 ticket to receive a commemorative Tour de SHINE t-shirt designed by artist Chad Mize. Begins at St. Pete Bike Co-Op, 559 Mirror Lake Drive.

St. Pete Seafood and Music Festival at North Straub Park (Saturday and Sunday)
Join the Burg community on Saturday and Sunday 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.

Slavery by Another Name Screening at Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) presents the documentary, Slavery by Another Name, at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum. A discussion on mass incarceration, the wording of the 13th amendment and the effects on juvenile arrests will also be held. Begins at 10am. Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South.

Derek Donnelly Presents Acclimated at COVE
Fully immersive mural installation by Derek Donnelly! Come see COVE gallery get transformed into another dimension. 1-11pm. COVE, 5705 Park Boulevard.

Orchids to Fit your Lifestyle at Sunken Gardens
Beth Sedacca from the St. Pete Orchid Farm and long-time orchid volunteer at Sunken Gardens takes the mystery out of orchid care. 10:30am. Free with Garden admission. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

Introduction to the Yoga Wheel at The Body Electric Yoga
Join Alix Emery, Zachary V Mills, and SukhaMat for a guided introduction to the Yoga Wheel. This workshop is broken down into three parts: first, you will slowly explore postures using the wheel with assistance; next, you’ll be led through a sequence of poses, guided by breath, and incorporating the wheel throughout; finally you’ll fly. 1-3pm. $25. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Gluten-Free Life Expo at St. Pete Coliseum
Get out to the historic St. Pete Coliseum for the Gluten-Free Life Expo. Learn about GF recipes, local shops to find the rights ingredients and meet those in the community also going GF. 11am-4pm. Tickets $10 at the door. St. Pete Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North.

Bartique Grand Opening
Enjoy live music by Corrine Oliviia and food while helping the Bartique crew celebrate their arrival on the 600 Block. This bar-infused boutique features a great list of craft beers along with an excellent selection of fashions for men and women. The spot is dog-friendly, too! Grand opening begins at 5pm. Bartique, 648 Central Avenue.


Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Orlando City B
The Rowdies begin their first season with the USL against state rival Orlando City B. This renewed rivalry will put the educated feet of both squads to the test in what is sure to be an epic clash. The match begins at 7:30pm. Arrive at the stadium early for one of the best tailgate parties in Tampa Bay! Click HERE or call 727.222.2000 for tickets. Use code COYR and get 2 for 1 tickets. Game takes place at Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.

Veterans Art Center Grand Opening
Veterans Art Center of Tampa Bay is the first art center in the state of Florida dedicated to and in support of our military veterans, first responders, and their families. The grand opening festivities will include live music by B. Taylor, street performers, food trucks, a kids’ art zone and more. Grand opening runs from 11am-8pm. Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay, 6798 Crosswinds Drive North.

Don’t Stop St. Pete at Morean Arts Center for Clay
The fourth annual Don’t Stop St. Pete Music and Arts Festival is the collective vision of music-minded St. Pete residents who are passionate about the continued cultural and environmental preservation of the state of Florida. Goodnight Neverland, Haunted Spacesuits, The Ekos, Napoleon the Wilderness, Memory Code, Set and Setting and more Tampa Bay bands will light up the Arts Center Saturday! Event runs from 3pm-midnight. Tickets are $15. Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street South.

TFO Masterworks: A Night at the Opera at The Mahaffey
Music Director Michael Francis takes you on a glorious tour through the greatest hits of the opera house. Experience the drama and passion of timeless overtures, arias and scenes from the operas of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Wagner and more. 8pm. Tickets are $15-$45. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

An Intimate Evening with Lauris Vidal at Green Bench Brewing
Lauris Vidal isn’t just a musician or show, he’s a relational and aural experience described by punknews.org as “getting a hug from Tom Waits if you were bump to into him at a Paul Simon concert. His energy onstage and passion for existence in daily life has garnered praise by his friends, family, and fellow musicians. 8-11pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

CBGB Forever: the Legendary Kevin K. – Jacqui & Le Dropouts at Iberian Rooster
The Artists will be playing everything from Blondie to The Ramones music covers and originals from bands that have performed at the legendary CBGB NEWYORK. 8pm-midnight. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Ecstatic Dance with Alexis Holland and DJ Menscha at The Body Electric Yoga
Alexis Holland guides this dance, while Menscha lays down the beats. Your theme is the five elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water & Ether (Spirit). The principles of each element will inform your movement. 8-10pm. $20. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.


Sunday, March 26

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.

2017 Bocce Ball Tournament at Elva Rouse Park
Join the Burg community for the third annual bocce ball tournament in Elva Rouse Park. Take advantage of the stunning sunrise views at the park while competing against fellow bocce ball enthusiasts. The event runs from 1-8pm. $25.00 General Admission – Player (Amateur Level) or Spectator (All equipment provided); $50.00 Team of Two – Amateur Level; Elimination Tournament with recreational play; $100.00 Pro Level Tournament (Teams of 4) administered by the Italian American Social Club. Click here to register. 10th-13th Avenue on North Shore Drive Northeast.

Pass the Plate: Spring Cook Off at the Florida Holocaust Museum
Join the FHM in a celebration of family and history on Sunday. Featuring a cooking demonstration and sampling from Michael Twitty, culinary historian, food writer, and Judaic Studies teacher. Twitty’s work is focused on African-American foodways, culinary traditions of African diaspora, and African influence on food culture in the American South. The public is invited to bring their own special dish to the event. Those in attendance will have a chance to sample dishes and vote on their favorites to be awarded prizes! 2-4pm. Free and open to the public. Limited seating! To reserve your seat, please call 727.820.0100 ext. 301. The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th Street South.

Creative Sequencing & Teacher Refresher with Rachel Miller at The Body Electric Yoga
Get out of that rut. Stay effective and inspired! This 5-hour workshop with Rachel Miller will focus on BROADENING your horizon as a teacher, and reigniting your passion as a student. 10:30am-5:30pm. $65. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

TFO at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum
Enjoy Sunday afternoon music from The Florida Orchestra in the beautiful setting of the Woodson! Begins at 3pm. Reservations are Required and Limited! To RSVP, please email woodsonmuseum@gmail.com. Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South.

King Complex at Iberian Rooster
King Complex performs live at the Iberian Rooster Sunday! 10pm-2am. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Tango Lovers at The Mahaffey Theater
Direct from Argentina and Uruguay, Tango Lovers – awarded the Latin Ace award as the best musical show of the year – returns to The Mahaffey! Celebrating the centennial of the iconic Tango “La Cumparsita,” Tango Lovers’ cast of 20 extraordinary artists brings one of the most dynamic, elegant, exciting and sensuous performances touring around the world, sharing the cultural essence and evolution of tango through the art of dance and music. Begins at 6pm. Tickets $32.50-$88.50. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

PUSH Rooftop Closing Party
This Sunday, Push bids farewell to the Burg with music, dancing and more. Party runs from 2-11pm. Push, 128 3rd Street South.


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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.