Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (05.05-07.17)

It’s time to celebrate Cinco De Mayo St. Pete style! Shop local at the indie market, enjoy libations at live music at Red Mesa, cheer on the Tampa Bay Rays at home and so much more going on this weekend in the Sunshine City. Here’s everything you won’t want to miss this May weekend:


Friday, May 5

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.

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.

Pizza Italian Party at St. Pete Eco Village
Join the Eco Village’s master Italian chef Matteo for a night of amazing food. Arrive at 5pm, workshop begins at 5:30pm, garden tour at 7pm, dinner begins at 7:30pm, a fun auction at 8:30pm and vegan dessert at 9pm. St. Pete Eco Village, 302 15th Street North.

Command+New at Studio@620
Come join the 2017 USFSP graduating seniors as they demonstrate their design acuity and transition into the professional world. There will be food, drinks and much more! 5-9pm. FREE. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Electric Suns at Fubar
Electric Suns and Tropico Blvd will ignite Fubar on Cinco De Mayo. Doors open at 10pm. FREE. Fubar, 658 Central Avenue.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field (All Weekend)
The Rays host the Blue Jays this weekend at home. Game begins at 7:10pm on Friday, 6:10pm on Saturday, 1:10pm on Sunday. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

$11.99 to Blow Your Mind at Winesmith
This tasting will feature $11.99 wines that will blow your mind: a fruity yet clean Portuguese Alvarinho, a crisp, clean Alsacian sparkling, a savory Italian Pinot Noir, a suave, silky Argentinian Malbec, a hearty Rioja Tempranillo and a rustic, chillable Chilean red. 6-9pm. This tasting is only $12/person. Must be 21 to attend. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

International Cinema Series: Paterson at Eckerd College
The latest offering by Jim Jarmusch (Stranger Than Paradise, Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai, Only Lovers Left Alive) follows poet and bus driver Paterson (Adam Driver) over the course of a week as he works out a new set of poems and helps his wife start a new hobby and business. Poetic in its form as well as its narrative, Paterson meditates on the nature of art not as a job but as a way of living and seeing the world that informs the simple look of the film itself. 7-10pm. Free and open to the public. Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue South.

Forlorn Strangers at The Ale and The Witch
Friday night in the Burg means live music at The Ale and The Witch. Forlorn Strangers perform live in the courtyard from 8:30pm-midnight. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Flow Jam Fridays at InVision Creative Cafe
Join InVision on Friday nights for Flow-Jams. Tons of great music, local vendors and outdoor space to get in your flow. Show your flow prop for a free shell of kava, small coffee, tea, kratom or any other non-bottled beverage with any purchase. There will be extra poi sets and hoops available for use. Outdoor area is dog-friendly. Free poi class at 8pm. Flow Jam begins at 9pm. InVision Creative Cafe, 275 16th Street North.

The 20 Penny Circus – The Infamous/Demented Magic Show at Subcentral at Iberian Rooster
Come one, come all, to the retro, twisted, and charming 20 Penny Circus. In the grand tradition of vaudeville’s sketchy back alleys, the 20 Penny Circus specializes in entertainment for those of questionable taste. A variety show for grown-ups, it’s full of strange feats, insane illusions, cunning stunts, and your favorite socially-inappropriate clowns. 9pm-1am. $10 pre-sale tickets. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Crush Tone at The Local 662
Crush Tone, Hi-Gear, Bad Blood and DJ Scotty perform live at The Local 662 this Friday night. Doors open at 7pm. $10. The Local 662, 662 Central Avenue.

TFO Rock: The Music of Journey at The Mahaffey
The Florida Orchestra and fan favorite singer Brody Dolyniuk will have you swaying to some of Journey’s epic hits like Don’t Stop Believin’, Open Arms, Any Way You Want It, Faithfully and Separate Ways. Begins at 8pm. Tickets from $35-$65. The Mahaffey, 400 1st Street South.

The Naked and The Famous at State Theatre
The Naked and The Famous perform live at State Theatre this Friday night. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $33.50. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.


Saturday, May 6

The Body Electric Presents Yoga Poolside at The Hollander
The BE Yoga Co is back with their poolside yoga session at The Hollander Hotel. Salute the sun with Shila Tirabassi LaGrua and then cool off in The Hollander’s beautiful pool. 8:30-9:30am. $5 for BE monthly and annual members, $10 in advance, $15 day of. The Hollander, 421 4th Avenue North.

Morning at The Dali Museum
What surreal surprises might you discover in The Dali galleries before the Museum opens? Join The Dali for an epic adventure as you explore the genius and creativity of Salvador Dali. Morning at the Museum is a private tour for families with young children held once monthly in the quiet hours before the Museum opens to the public. 9:30-11:30am. Tickets must be reserved in advance online. The Dali, 1 Dali Boulevard.

2017 May Day Race at Clam Bayou
Take a morning run/walk through beautiful Clam Bayou with a 5K, 10K or kids race to benefit Pinellas County Schools and the Skyway Marina District. Participants receive tech shirts and race medals and are treated to breakfast following the race. Prizes for all winners, including gold, silver and bronze in each age group. 7am-noon. Click HERE to register. Clam Bayou, 34th Avenue South and 40th Street South.

Free Comic Book Day at Daddy Kool Records
Daddy Kool Records hosts its first ever Free Comic Book Day this Saturday. They will have tons of free comics to hand out for all ages, store-wide sales and few special vendors outside. Josh Sullivan (@joshcomics) will be giving out a free Jughead enamel pin to the first 50 people through the door. 10am-8pm. Daddy Kool Records, 666 Central Avenue.

Rock Painting Party at Punky’s Bar and Grill
Join Punky’s for a Rock Painting Party. Paint a rock and hide it in the district! Under 21, free soda or tea if you’re painting. 21+ First bloody mary is free! $3 Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Punky’s Punch. Event runs from 10am-noon. Punky’s, 3063 Central Avenue.

Butterfly Bonanza for Kids at Sunken Gardens
Why do butterflies hang upside down? How can you attract more to your yard or patio? Kids learn the answers to these questions and more while on a scavenger hunt through the butterfly garden. Recommended for children ages 4 and up. Begins at 10:30am. Pre-registration required due to limited space. Call 727-551-3102 to register. 10:30am. Sunken Gardens, 1625 4th Street 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.

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.

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.

Tiny House Build and Design Workshop Series (Saturday and Sunday)
St Pete Eco-Village’s lead Carpenter will guide you through a Tiny Home build out & design. Whether you’re an experienced handy-man or woman or you have never used a drill in your life, you will learn SO many creative techniques and gain knowledge on minimalism & off grid building! This weekend’s workshops will feature lessons on rainwater collection and solar system installation. Workshops begin at 10am this Saturday and Sunday. $50 per workshop. Click HERE to register online (space is limited). St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.

Kentucky Derby Formal at Intermezzo
Experience the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” at Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails. Mint Juleps ($6) will be flowing, big hats will be flopping, and jockeys will be running for the roses. BCA BBQ is popping-up with Kentucky Fried Chicken and other treats. Empire Oyster is shucking the finest bivalves on this side of the Mississippi. Made Coffee will have their Nitro-Trike featuring cold-brew cocktails while Intermezzo projects the Kentucky Derby LIVE on their wall. 4-8pm. Intermezzo, 1111 Central Avenue.

Lift Your Spirits at the Derby Party at The Coliseum
This fantastic and fun evening will again be a Kentucky Derby themed event with a live Derby viewing on two big screens, open bars, live music, a grande gourmet buffet, an exclusive silent auction and an exciting live auction, all benefiting the students of LiFT Academy and LiFT University. 5-10pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North.

The Mountain Top by Katori Hall (Saturday and Sunday)
The Mountain Top is a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination in 1968. Shows at 7pm on Saturday, 3pm on Sunday. Admission is $25/$20 for students and seniors. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

St. Petersburg Ballet Company: 45th Annual Spring Concert at The Palladium (Saturday and Sunday)
Every spring, St. Petersburg Ballet presents an eclectic selection of classical and contemporary ballet choreography. This year’s performances include a special rendition of Peter and the Wolf, the “Dream Scene” from Don Quixote, three contemporary ensembles, three lively modern pieces and I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a stirring portrait of Jewish children who lived in a Czech Republic concentration camp. Performance at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm. Reserved tickets are $20, children, student and senior tickets are $15. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue.

Inkling Art Show at Pizza Box
Josh Sullivan (@joshcomics) will unveil his new pen and ink series called Inkling this Saturday at Pizza Box. Reception begins at 8pm. Pizza Box, 923 Central Avenue.

Open Mic Night at InVision Creative Cafe
Music, comedy, acapella, spoken word, poetry and more. Bring your instrument or borrow one of InVision’s and showcase your talent. 8pm-midnight. InVision, 275 16th Street North.

Benjamin Road at The Hideaway Cafe
Benjamin Road performs live at The Hideaway Cafe this Saturday. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10. The Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

A Lot Like Birds at The Local 662
See A Lot Like Birds, Household, Hearts Like Lions, Owel, Orion, and Northstreet at The Local 662. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $13. The Local 662, 662 Central Avenue.

Awaken to Poetry
Join Local Author, Poet and Yogi Anda Peterson and Friends for an evening of Poetry and Art. Readings of Poetry with a brief talk back afterwards and refreshments will be provided. Awaken to Art Exhibit by WIlmar Pabon. 7-8:30pm. Awaken 2 Yoga, 2200 1st Avenue South.

Raw Vegan Tacos with Nicole at St. Pete Eco-Village
Join the Eco-Village for an evening of healthy eating. Event is hosted by Nicole, resident raw vegan enthusiast. She’ll teach you how to make raw vegan tacos for the whole family. 5:30-7pm. $15 suggested donation at the gate. Space is limited so make sure to RSVP in the Facebook group. St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.


Sunday, May 7

Yoga at The Dali
Join Lucky Cat Yoga every Sunday at The Dali. The Lucky Cats teach vinyasa yoga, an all-levels approach that incorporates an interplay of basic breath work, postures, meditation and relaxation. 10:30-11:45am. $10 for members and students, $15 for non-members. The Dali, 1 Dali Boulevard.


Cosmic Gate at Beach Bar
Join Beach Restaurant | Bar at their seaside music venue for live music! Cosmic Gate and Orjan Nilsen to perform live. Contact Jeffrey.Elefano@BeachTampa.com for bottle service reservations or 813.444.9338. 2-9pm. Click HERE for ticket information. Beach, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Puppers Day Brunch at Grassroots Kava
Join Grassroots for their first Pupper’s Day Brunch. This new event, coordinated by Pup Active, takes place the first Sunday of each month. Enjoy quality pup time, brunch, good company, raffle prizes and solid chill time. O Pie O Food Truck will be on site serving up good eats. Runs from 10am-2pm. Grassroots Kava, 957 Central Avenue.

Rooftop Yoga with Lindsay at Station House St. Pete
Rise and Flow every Sunday at Station House. Salute the sun on the fourth floor rooftop. Begins at 9:30am. $5 for your first class, $15 for drop ins, $50 for a four class pass, $90 for eight class pass. Station House, 260 1st Avenue South.

Spring Down Central Shop Hop
It’s that time again for the annual Spring Down Central Shop Hop! Mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss all the fun. Sweets & treats at all the shops, HUGE raffle basket give away and tons of great shopping! Participating shops: Florida CraftArt, Za’Zood, Misred Outfitters, Strands of Sunshine, Ashe Couture, Plain Jane, and Milagros. Visit the Facebook event page for full details and shop locations.

Friends of Photography – Gary Monroe at Museum of Fine Arts
Gary Monroe is the perfect photographer to augment The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip exhibition at the MFA. Monroe has explored most of Florida for forty years with his Leica cameras. Gary Monroe offers wit and insight, a sharp eye, and a deep knowledge of those he’s photographed, making his images a delight to experience. He continues to work with film and print in a darkroom. Begins at 3pm. Friends of Photography Members enjoy $10 tickets, all others are $20. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Saliva at State Theatre
The rock group Saliva performs live at State Theatre this Sunday. Doors open at 7pm. $19+ fees. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Hawk & Wayne’s Anywhere USA at American Stage Theatre
Now in their 8th season at American Stage, take a comedic road trip with Hawk & Wayne through “Small Town America.” Totally funny and 100% improvised, these 2015 Best of the Bay winners will bring to life an uproarious and ridiculous cast of characters. 6pm. Purchase tickets online. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.


Coming Soon . . .


WIN Tickets to see Scott Stapp + Dinner for 2 at Stillwaters Tavern
Rock singer/songwriter Scott Stapp brings his “Live and Unplugged” tour to St. Petersburg for an epic night of hit music with special guests, Jeremy of Willet and Art of Dying. He will be at the will be at The Palladium Theater Sunday, May 14 – and here’s your chance to WIN: A pair of tickets to see Scott Stapp; Two (2) Drinks at the Palladium Theater; One (1) $50 Gift Card from Stillwaters Tavern on Beach Drive. CLICK HERE to enter.



Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Beach Bar | Restaurant
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Celebrate the holiday on the waterfront at Beach at the Bay Harbor Hotel. The buffet includes a build your own omelet station, breakfast potatoes, shrimp and grits, a salad and pasta bar, carving station, a seafood bar, and a dessert, fruit and cheese bar. Free glass of mimosa to all mothers with a rose. Buffet is $34.95 for adults, $14.95 for children. Call 813.281.8900 to make your reservation. Beach at Bay Harbor Hotel, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.



Tampa Bay Margarita Festival – May 27
Celebrate sunshine and good drinks at Curtis Hixon Park on May 27! The Barenaked Ladies are set to headline this event that will feature some of the top tequilas in the world. Take part in a margarita run, enjoy pop-up food concepts, games and whole lot more. The event goes from noon-11pm. Click HERE to learn more and to purchase tickets. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive.


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