Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (05.12-14.17)

It’s Mother’s Day weekend in the Sunshine City. Celebrate with a special performance by the Betty Fox Band, 100 years of the Morean Arts Center, Hairspray in the park and so much more! Here’s the complete rundown of the best events happening in the Burg:



Show Your St. Pete Pride with I Love The Burg’s Newest Designs
We’ve launched a series of new designs perfect to represent your pride in the diverse St. Pete community. Click HERE to visit our new online shop where you can browse tank tops, t shirts, coffee mugs, beach blankets and more.


Friday, May 12

Mother’s Day Jewelry Sale at Museum of Fine Arts (All Weekend)
Shop ’till you drop for objets d’art for Mom during the annual Mother’s Day Jewelry Sale. MFA Members receive 20% OFF and non-members receive 10% OFF. 10am-5:30pm. Museum of Fine Arts, 255, Beach Drive Northeast.

All You Need is Love: The Music of The Beatles at The Palladium
This all Beatles concert features works including Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Hard Day’s Night, Imagine, Come Together, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Hey Jude and more. Begins at 8pm. Tickets are $40. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

COIN at State Theatre
The indie pop behind Talk Too Much and I Don’t Wanna Dance perform live at State Theatre this Friday. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $20.25. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Unscripted Fridays: Improv Showcase at Unscripted Theatre
Unscripted Fridays bring out some of the best performers in Tampa Bay. See the hottest improv teams in town in the improv showcase. 3 comedy acts will also compete for a cash prize in the comedy cage match. 8pm: Improv Showcase. 9pm Comedy Cagematch. $15 all night pass. Unscripted Theatre, 14 18th Street South.

End of the Rainbow at freeFall Theatre (All Weekend)
A play with music about the final years in the life of Judy Garland, End of the Rainbow triumphed in London’s West End in 2010/2011 and on Broadway in 2012. Shifting back and forth between moments of onstage triumph and backstage tribulation, this speculation on a pivotal chapter in the life of a legend is at once wildly entertaining, irreverently funny, and deeply moving. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue.

Citizen Cope at Jannus Live
Mixing blues, soul, folk and rock, Citizen Cope defies categorization. His hit songs include Son’s Gonna Rise, and One Lovely Day. 8pm. $31+ fees. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Mama’s Batch at The Hideaway Cafe
Get out to The Hideaway for live music! Doors open at 6pm, music begins at 8pm. $5 general admission. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Displace at The Ale and The Witch
Displace jams out at The Ale and The Witch this Friday. 8:30-11:30pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Funky Film & Flea at Black Crow
Black Crow and Cinema Squatch present a special night market and film screening at Black Crow’s spot in the Grand Central District. The Night Boho Market begins at 7pm, funky visuals begin at dark and the screening of the 1936 film Reefer Madness begins at 9pm. Black Crow, 2161 1st Avenue South.

Wines for Mom at Winesmith
Tasting wines Mom will love: a lip-smacking Pinot Noir Brut Rosé, a savory Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc, a delicious Argentinian Pinot Noir, a silky, suave Malbec, a French country, porch pounding white and a Paso Robles kitchen sink red blend. 6-9pm. $14 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

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. 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.


Saturday, May 13

2017 Run For All Children
1 mile run, group/family fun run, kids dash and more. Proceeds from the event benefit Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Foundation. Begins at 7am. Click HERE for registration/schedule details. Begins at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, 501 6th Avenue South.

100 Years/100 Artists at Morean Arts Center Opening Reception
For 100 years, the Morean and the Art Club have been a place for art lovers to gather and exhibit, create, and learn about contemporary art. This exhibition tells the Morean’s story through its mission, and specifically, through the individual artists who shaped the organization and made it what it is today. Exhibit will be on display through June 25. Opening reception from 5-9pm. Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue.

Succulent Wreath Workshop at Sunken Gardens
O’Berry’s Succulents owner, Jamie O’Berry, guides you through creating a heart shaped succulent wreath with accents of dried eucalyptus and wax flowers. Small group setting and plant care instructions complete your Pinterest-worthy experience. Share with the mother figure in your life or keep for your own enjoyment. Begins at 10:30am. Pre-registration required: $60/person fee covers succulents and all other materials. Includes Garden admission. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

Pinellas Youth Symphony Season Finale Concert at The Palladium
With performances by String, Woodwind and Brass Chamber Ensembles, Pinellas Youth Philharmonic, Serenade Strings & Pinellas Youth Symphony, the program was founded by music educators in 1958 to promote music development in the community. 2pm. $10. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Lecture: The Life and Hats of Dorothy Heights by Harriet Rosebud at Museum of Fine Arts
ombining her knowledge of political science and millinery, Ms. Rosebud has taught many seminars at conferences, museums, and schools on, The power of the hat, “Our African American Journey in Crowns”. Lecture runs from 1-3pm. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Workshops with The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North:
Yoga Poolside at The Hollander
The Body Electric hits the road for a special sunrise yoga session at The Hollander Hotel. Salute the sun with instructor Rachel Miller. 8:30-9:30am. $10 pre-registered, $15 at the door. The Hollander, 421 4th Avenue North.
The Yin Crowd
Darlene Cassello-Phillips brings The Yin Crowd to The BE. Luxuriate in 2.5 hours of Yin practice, supported by bolsters, blankets, and blocks as needed. Essential oils and eye pillows will be offered to help you relax, quiet your mind, and connect with your soul. 2-4:30pm. $35.
Meditation, Rhythm, and Sound
Connect with your inner self and others through breathing exercises, meditation, chanting and drumming. A deep guided relaxation with crystal bowls will be offered at the end of the class as a way to integrate the experience. 5-6:30pm. $25.

11th Annual Invitational Teapot Show at Craftsman House Gallery
Top ceramic artists from across the US have been invited to participate. Featuring a wide variety of functional, handmade teapots on display and available for purchase. Show runs through May 26. Open Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm, Sunday from 11am-4pm. Craftsman House Gallery, 2955 Central Avenue.

13th Annual Puppy Love Benefit: Whiskers in Wonderland at The Coliseum – S O L D O U T
The Puppy Love Benefit is PetPal’s largest fundraiser of the year. It’s vital to their day-to-day operation as it provides funding for the care and recuperation of their animals. 6-10pm. Details. The Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North.

Fermenting Kvass with St. Pete Ferments at Urban Canning Company
The month of May is the last main month of our farming season and Sarah will be speaking about turning some of your favorite produce into a probiotic drink! Noon-2pm. Free to attend with a donation. The Urban Canning Company, 1040 4th Street North.

Fringe Block Party in the Grand Central District
Join the 2400 Block in the Grand Central District for a special fringe block party. Vendors include: Gem N Jewels by Delilah, Crochet Diva, Nine Lamps, HeyWire Heart, The Orchid by Pandy, The MelloYellow Shop, Soyless Candle Co. and more. 7-10pm. 2400 Block of Central Avenue.

Kafkasso: Gypsy World Music and Dance at The Palladium
East meets West in a whirlwind spectacle of sight and sound. From the streets of Istanbul, virtuoso guitarist Kafkasso leads you through ancient cities and European cafes through his experiences and imagination. The concert features both original and traditional compositions. 8:30pm. Tickets from $20-$30. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Unscripted Saturdays: Whose Line St. Pete, Duo Show & Westworld
Saturdays at Unscripted are jam packed with improv comedy! See your favorite improv games in Whose Line St. Pete, 2 person improv in The Duo Show, and take a journey into the future-past with Westworld Unscripted, based on the hit HBO show based on the story by Micheal Crichton. 8pm: Whose Line St. Pete. 9pm: The Duo Show. 10pm: Westworld Unscripted. $15 all night pass. Unscripted Theatre, 14 18th Street South.

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Louisville City FC at Al Lang Stadium
The Tampa Bay Rowdies take on Louisville FC at home this Saturday. The match begins at 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.

The Casket Girls, The Venus and The Girlfriend Experience at The Bends
Get ready for a showcase in eerie-pop rock. The Casket Girls are joined by The Venus and The Girlfriend Experience at The Bends this Saturday. 10pm-2am. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.

Saganaki Bomb Squad at SubCentral at The Iberian Rooster
Ska at SubCentral! Saganaki Bomb Squad performs live from 9pm-2am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Music in the Garden: Savi Fernandez at Green Bench
Live Music Showcase presents an intimate evening with Savi Fernandez. 8-11pm. Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Hymn for Her at The Ale and The Witch
Enjoy a pint while enjoying the music of Hymn for Her at The Ale and The Witch. Begins at 8pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Cottondale Swamp with Mark Huhta at Hideaway Cafe
Get your swamp thang on this Saturday at the Hideaway. Cottondale Swamp performs live in Florida’s favorite listening room. Doors open at 6pm, music begins at 8pm. $10. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

The Damned: 40th Anniversary US Tour at State Theatre
The Damned tour comes to St. Pete with opener The BellRays. Doors open at 7pm. $25 in advance, $28 at the door. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

TFO Pops: The American Songbook: Then and Now at The Mahaffey
Nobody loves a piano like Tony DeSare. The jazzy singer-songwriter-pianist has a style that’s all his own. From Sinatra to Prince from Mercer to McCartney, he spans the generations for marvelous music from America’s great songwriters, with hits like Kiss, Come Fly with Me, The Times They Are a Changin’ and Great Balls of Fire. 8pm. $15-$45. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

The Shins with Surfer Blood at Jannus Live
New Slang, Phantom Limb, Simple Song, The Rifle’s Spiral, Sea Legs and So Says I are just a few of the hits the indie rock gurus The Shins have produced. 7pm. $37+ fees. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Sunday, May 14

Mother’s Day at Stillwaters Tavern and BellaBrava
Celebrate Mom at SWT and BB this Sunday, May 14. All mothers enjoy a complimentary mimosa with the purchase of any entree at Stillwaters Tavern and BellaBrava. Parking is convenient with $5 valet service available at both restaurants. Make online reservations for Stillwaters here or call 727.350.1019. For BellaBrava, click here or call 727.895.5515.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Sundial St. Pete
Join Sundial St. Pete restaurants Sea Salt St. Pete, Ruth’s Chris and FarmTable Kitchen for wonderful Mother’s Day Brunch. Suncoast Classical to perform from noon-3pm. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

The Body Electric Presents Yoga on Tap at 3 Daughters Brewing
Morning Yoga happens every second Sunday of the Month at 3 Daughters Brewing. Join the team of Jen Lowery DeBuhr and Jun Bustamante for a sweaty, soulful flow and kick off another beautiful day in the Burg. Begins at 11am. $10 pre-registered, $15 at the door. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

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.

Bill Biv Devoe: The Three Stripes Tour Featuring SWV and En Vogue at The Mahaffey
Hip hop legends Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe – better known as Bell Biv DeVoe – will bring down the house, along with En Vogue and SWV, on the “Three Stripes Tour.” 7pm. $35-$100. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Mother’s Day Concert with Betty Fox Band at The Ale and The Witch
Join The Ale and The Witch this Sunday for an extra special Good Sunday Revue concert with the Betty Fox Band. 5-8pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

X at State Theatre
Get ready to thrash at State Theatre. The punk rock group X performs live this Sunday. 8:15pm. $36. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Scott Stapp ‘Live and Unplugged’ at The Palladium
Scott Stapp’s artistic and personal journey have encompassed all the talent and torment imaginable in scaling to musical success. See the founding member of Creed live and unplugged at The Palladium this Sunday. 7pm. Tickets are $32.50, $42.50, $52.50. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.


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WIN Todd Rundgren Tickets
To celebrate the release of his latest album White Knight, music legend Todd Rundgren brings White Knight – The ChivalRock Tour to the Mahaffey! Todd will be at the will be at The Mahaffey Theater. Prize: 2 tickets to to Todd Rundgren, complimentary parking and 2 drinks, $25 gift card to 3 Daughters Brewing, $25 Gift Certificate from The Disc Exchange, Gift Certificate from Quaker Steak and Lube ($50 value), and Toca Colorsound Djembe from Seminole Music & Sound. Click HERE to enter.


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