Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (03.31-02.17)

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2017 Sunscreen Film Festival
Celebrate the magic of cinema this April with the Sunscreen Film Festival. This multi-day event gives cinephiles the chance to participate in workshops and classes that will help further their appreciation of craft and help them cultivate their own filmmaking style. Expect celebrity appearances, screenings of acclaimed and buzzed about indie hits and more. Visit their website and Facebook page for more details. Films will screen at the Sundial, Palladium and American Stage Theatre April 27-30.



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.



Friday, March 31

OPEN Conversation with the Creative Team of Caravan Stage Company
Join the community for an OPEN Conversation Microevent with the creative team of Caravan Stage Company as they share their inspiration for their latest production, Nomadic Tempest. Runs from 6-9pm. Free and open to the public, but attendees must RSVP online. USFSP Harbor Hall, 1000 3rd Street South.

1964: The Tribute at The Mahaffey Theater
“1964” …The Tribute takes audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world. Concert begins at 8pm. Tickets from $38.50-$48.50. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street Southeast.

Festivals of Speed Luxury Lifestyle Cocktail Party at Priatek Plaza
Premium brand open bars, Gloria West Band live, Multiple themed food stations, cigar lounge, display of exotic cars, motorcycles, luxury brand displays and more. 8-11pm. $100 per person. Priatek Plaza, 200 Central Avenue.

Funky Film and Flea Market at Black Crow Coffee Roasting
This Friday night, shop local while enjoy a class B-movie at Black Crow Coffee Roasting. The Night BoHo Market will feature several of your favorite local vendors. St. Pete Ferments, 9 Lamps, Anchor Skate Supply, Black Moth Candle Company, Bluebird Books and others will have booths at the event. Cinema Squatch will be in attendance screening the B-movie classic Jesse James and Frankenstein’s Daughter. Urban Brew & BBQ will be in attendance serving food. Runs from 7-11pm. Black Crow Coffee Roasting, 2157 1st Avenue South.

Lauren Mitchell CD Release Party at The Palladium
Lauren Mitchell is a true student of the blues. The Tampa Bay area vocalist will perform songs from her new album, Desire, Friday night. Concert begins at 8pm. $16 in advance, $22 day of. Reserved seats are $35. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.


Saturday, April 1


Healthy St. Pete: Fit City Celebration at North Straub Park
Join the City of St. Pete as they close out the Healthy St. Pete Fitness Challenge and get motivated for the road ahead. Bring the family, friends and neighbors for the Fit City 5K, 1 mile walk, fitness demos, interactive kids’ play zone, community health, food, wellness, social service vendors and more! Packet pickup at 7:30am, 5k starts at 8:30am, 1 mile fun walk starts at 9am. Cost: 5K Run- $10.00 includes registration, t-shirt, and race medal; 1 Mile Fun Walk – Free includes race medal; 5K Day of registration – $15.00. North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Tampa Bay Rays Kids Pep Rally at Tropicana Field
Get ready for the Rays season by bringing your kids to the Kids Pep Rally, presented by Sagicor Life Insurance Company. Free gift for all kids 14 and under. Enjoy family fun entertainers and games, let your kids runs the bases at Tropicana and more. Event runs from 10am-1pm. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

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

Tiny Home Festival at St. Pete Eco Village – S O L D  O U T
Learn about the Tiny Home movement this Saturday at the St. Pete Eco Village. The local gem will showcase several different tiny home builds and provide the public the chance to learn from experts who have studied and made the transition to tiny living. Runs from 10am-6pm on Saturday. Click HERE for full details. St. Pete Eco Village, 302 15th Street North.

Handstand with Andre Sur at The Body Electric
Join Andre Atman Sur for two Saturday workshops that will get you comfortable on your hands and upside down. Full details on the FB event page. 2-3:30pm. $35 for the workshop. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

St. Pete Preservations Presents Crescent Heights Neighborhood Tour
Crescent Heights is one of St. Pete’s beautiful historic neighborhoods although it is largely “undiscovered”! This tour will explore this charming neighborhood that began its conversion from an orange grove into a “surburban” development during the 1920’s boom but did not complete its build out until the post World War II building boom. Tour begins at 1pm. $10 per person. Begins at Church of Beatitudes, 2812 8th Street North.

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Feast with the Beasts at Lowry Park Zoo (Saturday & Sunday)
Are you ready to feast? Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is hosting its brand-new food, spirits & wine fundraising festival, Feast with the Beasts! Indulge in unlimited sips and tastes from the hottest restaurants in Tampa – all included in ONE great price! Explore dinos, enjoy live entertainment and save animals this Saturday and Sunday! The event runs from 4-9pm both days. Click HERE for tickets. Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 West Sligh Avenue.

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.

Orchid Lei Making Class at Museum of Fine Arts
Lei, strung flower garlands, are synonymous with Hawaii. The MFA, in honor of Art in Bloom, invites you to join them in learning how to make your very own orchid lei. You will learn how to string a lei in the kui (sewing) style to adorn yourself or a loved one. Classes are limited to 30 individuals, ages 7 and older. All supplies included. 11am-noon. $20 for MFA members, $30 for non-members. Register online. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

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.

Pinot in the Park in Historic Kenwood Neighborhood – S O L D O U T
Enjoy an enchanted evening under the stars with a premium selection of pinot noir paired with Pacific-Northwest style salmon bake. The Burg’s hottest chefs will be preparing delectable dishes in Seminole Park. Event begins at 7pm. Click HERE for details. Seminole Park, 10015 Park Boulevard North.

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Toronto FC II
The Tampa Bay Rowdies are in action this Saturday against Toronto FC II. Pack the stadium and help show support our local soccer squad as they make the push to join Major League Soccer! The match begins at 7:30pm. Purchase tickets online or call 727.222.2000. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.

An Evening with Nicole Henry at The Palladium
Critically acclaimed vocalist and Soul-Train Award-winner Nicole Henry knows how to sell a song. Says the New York Times of Henry, “A Pop-soul superwoman whose every inflection conveys confidence and mastery.” Begins at 8pm. General admission is $35. Reserved seats are $50. The Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Music in the Garden at Green Bench Brewing
Enjoy local live music in Green Bench’s beer garden Saturday night. Donna Lu will be joined J Gilton and Shua. 8-11pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

TFO Masterworks: Beethoven and Rachmaninoff at The Mahaffey
Recognized as one of today’s most gifted conductors and pianists, Ignat Solzhenitsyn will do both, performing Beethoven’s charming and bouncy Piano Concerto No. 2. Also on the program is Rachmaninoff’s forceful and dramatic Symphony No. 1, which for nearly 50 years was given up for lost after a disastrous premiere. The concert begins with Ravel’s Alborada del Gracioso, originally a piano piece that Ravel transcribed for orchestra. Begins at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.


Sunday, April 2

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.

Festivals of Speed at Vinoy Park
Vinoy Park makes for the perfect setting as you embrace a fantastic display of more than 400 exotic cars and motorcycles on display overlooking the bay, onsite cafes, multiple cocktail bars, VIP section, great music, cigar lounge, awards presentation and more. 10am-4pm. Tickets are $20. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Los Vinos de Dali
Los Vinos de Dali features a variety of fine wines, plus tastings from top restaurants and live music, all on the picturesque downtown waterfront. As you have come to expect, the focus is on exceptional wines and delectable food, but the Dali is expanding the festivities to include Florida wineries, craft beer breweries, distilleries, a Los Vinos de Dali specialty cocktail and non-alcoholic beverages, plus new & more restaurants. Runs from 4-7pm. Tickets are $90. The Dali, 1 Dali Boulevard.

Opening Day with Baseball Forever at Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill
The Rays regular season begins this Sunday at Tropicana Field against the New York Yankees. Celebrate the great game of baseball in the Burg while enjoying bites and brews at Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill. Festivities run from 9am-noon. Ferg’s, 1320 Central Avenue.

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
The Rays begin their regular season against the NY Yankees this Sunday. The game begins at 1:10pm. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

CHNA Art in the Hood: Mural Unveiling Party
Mayor Rick Kriseman, Council Chair Darden Rice and other local officials, artists (Derek Donnelly, DAAS & Cecilia Lueza), local businesses, and residents will gather for the unveiling of the murals and other fun events throughout the neighborhood including: live music, giveaways, food from local restaurants, neighborhood cleanup, and a scavenger hunt. The event runs from 2:30-7:30pm. Click HERE for full details. Crescent Heights Neighborhood, between 22nd and 30th Avenues North & 9th and 4th Streets North.

Meditation for Heart Chakra Activation with Katherine Robinson at The Body Electric Yoga
The heart chakra is one of the most powerful energy centers in the body. If you can learn to connect to this part of yourself and stay open, you can feel more balanced, give and receive love equally, and have a more fulfilling life. Find your center with the Body Electric on Sunday. Class runs from 2-4pm. $25 per person. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Orchid Festival at Sunken Gardens
Browse thousands of blooms on display in Sunken Gardens’ annual tribute to orchids. Learn all about orchids from growers available to answer questions about this colorful and fragrant plant. Beer and wine available. 10am-4pm. Free with Garden admission. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

Diego Figueiredo, Brazilian Guitar at The Palladium
After a sold out performance at the Side Door last season, Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo returns, with the popular Tampa Bay Brazilian jazz group O Som Do Jazz. Called by jazz guitar master George Benson, “One of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life,” guitar wizard Figueiredo is a force to be recognized. Shows at 3pm and 7:30pm. General admission is $15. Reserved seats are $25. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

The Tao of Tea at The Body Electric Yoga Company
This ceremony is a divine dance of the elements. The fire brings the water to a boil, the heat of the water awakens and unlocks the essence and wisdom of the forest trees held in the tea leaves. In the stillness between each sip we are invited deeper and deeper within. The leaves used in our ceremonies are grown sustainably by farmers who love, respect, and understand the power of this medicine. Class begins at 6pm. $44 – pre-registration is required.

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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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.