Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (04.28-30.17)


Red Mesa Cantina Cinco De Mayo Celebration
“Cinco” is an all-day party with the alley closed to traffic, tents set up, musica, cervezas, margaritas and mucho tequila! Plus, cool freebees throughout the day and night! Red Mesa’s Tequila Brand Sponsors will be there throughout the day with cool samples, swag, and more! Mighty Mongo Band will rock Cinco all night. Click HERE to learn more. Red Mesa Cantina, 128 3rd Street South.



NEW Love is Love Designs in the I Love The Burg Shop
Celebrate St. Pete Pride in style with our brand new Love is Love designs. T-shirts, tote bags, throw pillows, tank tops, coffee mugs, beach towels and more available. Click HERE to shop.



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, April 28


2017 Sunscreen Film Festival (All Weekend) 
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.

Sixth Rotating Art Show Featuring Spathose Studios at Sylvia Rusche Insurance Agency
Sylvia Rusche Agency is featuring its sixth installment in a series of rotating art displays in their office. Every few months a different local artist is featured in their front lobby. Friday’s show will feature the work of Spathose Studios artists, George Mederios and Scott Duurfee. 4:30-6:30pm. Sylvia Rusche Insurance Agency, 104 1st Street North.

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Expo & Races
On race day you’ll swim through the brisk waters of Tampa Bay, bike along glimmering waterways and quiet harbors and run through picturesque neighborhoods and past cheering spectators. Race against the world’s top professional triathletes as they compete for a prize purse. The event culminates with a festive waterfront awards party featuring live music, great food, and cold beer. Festivities include a Sports and Fitness Expo on Friday, a meek and mighty race and youth races on Saturday, and St. Anthony’s Triathlon on Sunday. Click HERE for a full list of events, times and registration details.

Daniel Giron: Live in Concert
Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, classically-trained musician Daniel Girón, brings to the Tampa Bay music scene, a solid foundation as a soulful guitarist. His music has evolved to become a confluence of Spanish flamenco guitar, with jazz and Latin rhythms. In this concert, the modern sound of his Spanish guitar will join the sounds of outstanding trumpet, cello, bass, and Latin percussion performers. 8pm. $27-$37. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Relay for Life St. Pete at St. Pete High School
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. 4-10pm. Click HERE to register. St. Pete High School, 2501 5th Avenue North.

Relay for Life at Lakewood High School
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. 6pm-midnight. Click HERE to register. Lakewood High School, 1400 54th Avenue South.

New Moon, New You at The Body Electric Yoga
Ceremonies are a beautiful, mindful way to symbolically welcome or create change in your life. In this workshop, you will choose a small agate stone to hold on your mat or body during a guided meditation. The meditation is written to encourage intention manifestation and the kickstart of creative power. At the end of the meditation you will make a simple chain necklace to keep with you, a tangible reminder of your new start, infused with your intent. 7:30-9:30pm. $30 per person. The Body Electric Yoga Company, 3015 7th Street North.

Shred Through Spring with Breezy Boards at Urban Deli and Drafts
For the very first time, Breezy Boards invites you to spend an evening with the artists whose original dragon-themed artwork brought the debut collection of Breezy Boards to life! The event will feature a 30 minute panel discussion with the artists, $1 off select drafts, savory deli sandwiches and more. Event runs from 7-9pm. Urban Deli and Drafts, 2410 Central Avenue.

Savor the EDGE! 
This Friday, the EDGE District showcases its flavors, fashions, and fabulous art! The event celebrates the eclectic character of the EDGE. The event includes a culinary tour, a fashion show, and an art show. Live music courtesy of The Jazz Pulse of Tampa Bay. 6-9pm. Click HERE for tickets and a full list of participating businesses/locations.

Opening Exhibition: Contemporary Fibers in Florida at Florida CraftArt
Get a first look at this exhibition showcasing original artwork representing contemporary approaches to fiber art, pushing the boundaries and/or traditions in media and execution and meet the artists. The exhibition is curated by Cindy Bartosek. Opening reception from 5:30-7:30pm. Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue.

Ron White at The Mahaffey (2 Shows)
Cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White’s droll Texas humor has made him one of America’s most popular performers. White was a founding member of Comedy Central’s “Blue Collar Comedy” gang, along with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. He performs TWO shows this weekend at The Mahaffey. Shows at 7pm and 10pm on Friday. Tickets from $47.75-$57.75. CLICK HERE to purchase yours. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

American Stage Presents Hairspray at Demens Landing Park (All Weekend)
Experience Hairspray!, the Tony Award winner for Best Musical, under the stars as American Stage continues its more than 30 year old tradition of outdoor performances. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable “pleasantly plump” teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do! Based on the New Line Cinema film, written and directed by John Waters. PLEASE NOTE: No alcohol or pets are allowed into the park, by City Ordinance. Food and beverages (both alcoholic and non) are available at concessions. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. Demens Landing Park, Bayshore Drive and 2nd Avenue South.

chaMEleon at Studio@620
Five aspects, one man; Peter Suarez is “chaMEleon”. Peter Suarez is a rarity, taking his talents in a multitude of directions from music, to dancing, writing, acting… and now he has created and developed five unique characters which you’ll meet during “ChaMeleon”. Show begins at 7pm. $15. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Keep St. Pete Local Presents: Cuban Pete
Enjoy a night of Cuban eats, beats and treats. Enjoy a pig roast with Bodega on Central, paella by Pipo’s Cuban Café. Flying Boat Brewery will be serving their local craft beer, and St. Pete Distillery and Kozuba and Sons will be preparing spirited cocktails. Enjoy music by 11-piece Latin band Son Salvaje. There will also be a photo booth, an art food performance, dancing and mini lessons and more. 7-11pm. Click HERE for tickets. Nova 535, 535 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North.

Rosé at Winesmith
On Friday, Winesmith will be tasting a dry rosé: a Mourvèdre based Bandol beauty, a delicious Pinot Noir rosé from Argentina, a classic from Provence, a full bodied, Argentinian Cab-Malbec rosé, a Portuguese Vinho Verde rosé and a sparkling Pinot Noir rosé. 6-9pm. Tasting is $14 per person. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

Spaceballs Outdoor Movie with Special Guest Daphne Zuniga at Museum of Fine Arts
Enjoy a screening of the classic film Spaceballs in the park next to Museum of Fine Arts on Friday night. Special guest Daphne Zuniga, who played Princess Vespa, will be in attendance. Dj Fresh will spin your favorite 80s and Spaceballs inspired music + movie trivia for prizes. Food trucks and concessions will be available for purchase. This event is family and dog-friendly. Runs from 7-9:30pm. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.


Saturday, April 29

Sunscreen Saturday Morning Cartoons and Pajama Party
Join Sunscreen Film Festival & Black Crow Coffee to celebrate the cartoons that made childhood Saturdays worth it. Wear your pajamas and enjoy free coffee and donuts. Runs from 8am-10pm. Black Crow Coffee, 722 22nd Street North.

Thrill Hill Pop-Up Market
Get out and shop local at the Burg’s iconic Thrill Hill! Local vendors will be out selling art, vintage goods, sweet treats and more. Event runs from 8am-2pm. Takes place outside Old Southeast Market, 1700 3rd Street South.

Indie Bookstore Day at Wordier Than Thou
Stop by the Wordier Than Thou Literary Salon to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. They’ll be at the salon for four hours, sorting books, organizing their storage space and fixing a bookcase. They’d love to have some help! If you love what Wordier Than Thou does, stop by and lend a hand! Or simply stop by to say hello and to browse their awesome selection of books. 11am-3pm. Wordier Than Thou, 5741 75th Avenue North.

The Body Electric Presents Yoga Poolside at The Hollander with Katelyn Grady
Salute the sun with Katelyn Grady, and then cool off in the Hollander’s beautiful pool. All levels are welcome for this slow flow class and mats will be provided as needed. 8:30-9:30am. $5 BE Monthly and Annual Members / $10 Pre-Registered / $15 Door. The Hollander, 421 4th Avenue North.

Florida West Ballet: La Bayadere at The Palladium
La Bayadere or “The Temple Dancer” is a passionate story of two lovers committed to each other but wanted by others. La Bayadere, Nikiya and the warrior, Solor are faced with jealousy, deception, and even death. Originally created by Marius Petipa with music composed by Ludwig Minkus and first performed in 1877, Florida West Ballet’s production features new and adapted choreography by Artistic Director and Ballet Master, Dusanka Gradiski Ivanova and Classical Ballet Instructor, Iliana Babadjanova. 5pm. Reserved tickets are $15-$20. Students and seniors $10. Groups of 10 or more $10. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Women in Film Brunch and Panel Discussion at Chihuly Collection
Enjoy a great brunch and network with fellow amazing women filmmakers. Women in Film & Television-Florida (WIFT-FL) is a volunteer organization run by an active Board of Directors, elected by the membership. The women and men who serve on the board come from all disciplines within the film and television industry. Space is limited to the first 50 registrants. 10:30am-noon. Click HERE to register. Click HERE for details. Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Avenue.

Nature Photography 101 at Sunken Gardens
Learn 10 tips to take better photos using Sunken Gardens’ flamingos, butterflies, turtles, flowers, and more as your subjects. See the world in a new way with your camera or smart phone and even enter our flamingo photo contest! Beth Reynolds, Director of Photography at the Morean Arts Center, leads this interactive, outdoor workshop. 10:30am-noon. Pre-registration required due to limited space. Call 727-551-3102 to reserve your spot. Free with Gardens Admission/Membership. Don’t forget your camera. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

#MLS2STPETE Rally at The Ale and The Witch
Get out to The Witch and celebrate the Tampa Bay Rowdies and their push to join Major League Soccer. The event will feature live music courtesy of The Florida Mountain Boys, prizes, an appearance from Pete The Pelican, special guest bartender Rick Baker and more. Event runs from 3-7pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Ambient Installation Series with Inifnite Third at The Body Electric
Experience an immersive electronic guitar session in which Billy Mays III AKA Infinite Third fills the Body Electric space for a designated block of time to channel a reflective sonic atmosphere for visitors and patrons. 6-10pm. Admission via donation. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

TFO Masterworks: Symphonie Fantastique at The Mahaffey (Saturday and Sunday)
Through music, the orchestra tells the story of French composer Hector Berlioz in his Symphonie Fantastique, a self-portrait of an artist’s destructive passion for his beloved. Begins at 8pm on Saturday, 2pm on Sunday. Tickets from $15-$45. The Mahaffey, 400 1st Street South.

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Richomnd Kickers
The Rowdies are back in action this Saturday against the Richmond Kickers! Cheer on your local soccer squad as they look to add another win to their record. Game begins at 7:30pm. CLICK HERE or call 727.222.2000 for tickets. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.

Music In The Garden- The Northwest/ Oceans Rise/ Dawns at Green Bench Brewing
Join Green Bench for an evening of live music in their beer garden. The Northwest, Oceans Rise, and Dawns will perform. Music begins at 8pm. Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue North.


Sunday, April 30


Beach Presents Journey 2 SMF
Get ready for Sunset Music Festival at Beach Bar | Restaurant. They’re bringing out a giant waterslide and the sounds of Winta, Nate Verde, and Christian Alexander. Free entry on the guest list from 2-5pm. Sign up on their Facebook Event Wall. Doors open at 2pm. Beach, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Charles Webster (UK) Sunday Loft Party at Grassroots Kava House
Prepare for an eclectic music experience in a new loft space in the Burg. Open House Conspiracy hosts an intimate Sunday day party with international talent at Grassroots 2nd floor loft space. Space is limited (capped at 75 people). Performances by Austen Van Der Bleek, Karl Jaims, Greg G and Charles Webster. 3-11pm. RSVP to info@openhouseconspiracy.com with subject line “Back to the roots.” Grassroots Kava House, 957 Central Avenue.

Feldenkrais: Moving from Your CORE with Bonnie Kissam at The Body Electric
These seminars focus on the neurological, mechanical and healing aspects of movement. Your CORE is your center and your BONES are central to all muscles or action. Finding support from your skeletal system as you move creates balance and muscular efficiency in everyday activities. 10am-5pm. $120. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

Over the Edge Repelling Benefit at Priatek Plaza (19th Floor)
You can get in on the ground floor of this Big Brothers Big Sisters 2nd year fundraising event. You’ll have a chance to rappel 19 stories down one of the tallest building in St. Petersburg. This event has taken the country by storm–don’t miss a chance to give back while you enjoy the view! Participants must raise $1,250 to participate, which is the cost to pay for a Big/Little to be matched for one year. 9am-4pm. Click HERE to register. Takes place on the 19th floor of the Priatek Building, 200 Central Avenue.

Painting in the Park at Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts presents the annual Painting in the Park event at the MFA on the north lawn from noon to 4 pm. Mark your calendars now for this free family-friendly event. Enjoy giant paintings, kite making & flying, painting on the NOMAD Art Bus and more! Eco-friendly food market created by the St. Pete Indie Market. Noon-4pm. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

LSP 2017 The Royal Shuffle
Through capital improvements, LSP plans to help restore the Royal Theater by refurbishing program spaces to increase their capacity to offer additional arts programming that provides an outlet for Midtown children to relieve anxiety and aggression, improve learning, and encourage healthy communication…and of course, have some fun. To help reach their $55,000 goal, LSP is seeking corporate sponsorships, cash, and in-kind donations. In addition, LSP is hosting some exciting events to connect the community with their mission, and their event lineup has something for everyone. Great Explorations Children’s Museum and Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will have kid-friendly activity stations, games and more. 1-3pm. Adults tickets are $20 and include beer. Children 12 and under enjoy free admission with the purchase of adult tickets. St. Pete Shuffle, 559 Mirror Lake Drive.

Top Local Chef at Vinoy Yacht Basin
Top Local Chef is Pinellas County’s top foodie event of the year! Sail Tampa Bay aboard the beautiful luxury yacht, Sir Winston, in downtown St. Petersburg and sample 300 dishes using coffee by chefs from locally-owned restaurants. The event includes local celebrity judges led by head judge Ray Lampe, aka Dr. BBQ, and a curated Tampa Bay Marketplace, including Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin, who will select two winners: Judges Vote and People’s Choice. Runs from 5-7:30pm. Space is limited to 300 people. Click HERE to reserve your spot. 501 2nd Avenue Northeast (rear of Beach Drive parking lot, Vinoy Yacht Basin and adjacent to St. Petersburg Museum of History).

James Van Praagh: Messages from Beyond at The Palladium
World-renowned spiritual medium and New York Times bestselling author of multiple books including his newest release “The Power of Love,” James Van Praagh is considered the pioneer of the mediumship movement throughout the world, and has been recognized as one of the most accurate spiritual mediums working today. His messages have brought solace, peace and spiritual insights, changing millions view of both life and death. 7pm. Tickets from $35-$95. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.


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