Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (06.09-11.17)

The weekend is here! Celebrate at the Saturday Morning Market at Williams Park, the Fringe Flea Market in the Grand Central District, PRIDE Night with the Rays, a Rowdies match and so much more. Here’s your full St. Pete events guide:


Friday, June 9

The Beer Project at The Museum of Fine Arts
For ONE NIGHT ONLY, sipulate limited batch craft beers inspired by works of art in the MFA’s collection. Participating brewing companies include: Abita Brewing Co., Big Storm Brewing Co., Cigar City Cider & Mead, Crooked Thumb Brewing Co, Flying Boat Brewing Co., Green Bench Brewing Co., Marker 48 Brewing Co., Mastry’s Brewing Co., Pinellas Ale Works, Rapp Brewing Co. and more! 7-10pm. Tickets are $45 for MFA members, $60 for non-members, $75 day of event. Click HERE for tickets. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Ink Mania Tattoo & Art Expo at The Coliseum (All Weekend)
More than 200 featured artists, live tattooing & piercings, tattoo contest, body painting, live entertainment, art fusion wall, beer garden, car/truck/bike show, specialty vendors. Live art auction hosted by Joey Tattoo. Runs from 2-11pm on Friday, noon-midnight on Saturday, noon-8pm on Sunday. $25 for single day tickets, $48 for two day tickets, $60 for the entire weekend. The Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North.

Brucie Klay Dance Center: Happily Ever After at The Mahaffey
A show containing all types of dance starring children ages 3-18. This 2017 recital will have many well known stories such as ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Babes in Toyland’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’. 7pm. $21. The Mahaffey, 400 1st Street South.

Cocktails at the Chihuly Collection
View the new special exhibition at the Chihuly Collection – Solas: Light Informs Glass while enjoying cocktails, light eats and a talk by Chihuly Collection Executive Director Andy Schlauch. 6-8pm. $25 per person. Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Avenue.

The Invisible Hand at American Stage Theatre (All Weekend)
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political drama. This “throat-clenching thriller” (NY MAGAZINE) follows a kidnapped American investment banker, held for ransom in Pakistan. Click HERE for tickets and performance times. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

Tunnelvision by Tim Cain at Studio@620 (All Weekend) 
Ten years in the making, Tunnelvision began as a concept album- a 17-song exploration into the realm of sexual obsession. The musical was written by Tim Cain, the award winning musician, activist and founder of the iconoclastic gay rock band, Boys’ Entrance. Founded in 1991 in Chicago, Boys’ Entrance is recognized internationally for creating some of queer rock’s most challenging and critically acclaimed music. Begins at 7pm on Friday, 2:10pm on Saturday and Sunday. $25 general admission, $20 for students and seniors. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Not My Son Community Canvass – Wildwood
Not My Son (NMS) is a grassroots community outreach marketing campaign and intervention effort to assist African American male youth and young adults, (12-24 years of age) in the City of St. Pete under the MBSK umbrella. Begins at 6:30pm. New Faith Free Missionary Church, 2427 Irving Street South.

Local Art. Local Stories. Stu the Painter at St. Pete Museum of History
Be the first to view the Sunshine Time Machine, the latest works from local artist Stu Andrews, on display in SPMOH’s Local Art, Local Stories gallery. Join the Museum at 5pm for live music by the Trailside Phantoms and cash bar with Hops and Props. St. Pete Museum of History, 335 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Ellie Lee Band at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Winner of numerous awards, The Ellie Lee Band is an exciting rockin’ blues band with a powerful on stage performance. Ellie is a blues guitarist/singer/songwriter that fronts the band with her unique voice and ripping guitar solos. 10pm-2am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Italian and French Whites at Winesmith
This Friday, Winesmith is tasting whites from Italy & France: a soft, savory Soave, a complex, crisp Pinot Grigio, an energetic, salty Vernaccia, a seafood-wanting Picpoul de Pinet, a weighty yet clean Marsanne and a spectacular white Burgundy (Chardonnay). 6-9pm. This tasting is $16 per person. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

Popp Over America at The Palladium
Popp Over America is a solo acoustic project featuring former Tampa Bay musician Joe Popp who is currently touring all 48 states as a singer-songwriter on a motorcycle and documenting his journey in do-it-yourself fashion. 8pm. $12 advance, $15 day of show. $24 for reserved seats. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland A’s at Tropicana Field (All Weekend)
The Rays face the Athletics this weekend in St. Pete. 7:10pm on Friday, 2:10pm on Saturday, 1:10pm on Sunday. On Friday, the Rays host their PRIDE Night! OneBlood will be on-site collecting blood donations from 4-9pm, and the Rays will salute Pulse Nightclub survivors with a recognition on the field, beginning at 6:30pm. Use code PRIDE5 at checkout for discount tickets. Special performances of the National Anthem and flag ceremony are also planned. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

TC Carr and the Bolts of Blue at The Ale and The Witch
TC Carr and the Bolts of Blue perform live in the courtyard at The Ale and The Witch on Friday night. 9-11:30pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.


Saturday, June 10

The Body Electric Presents Yoga Poolside at the Hollander with Rachel Miller
Salute the sun with Rachel Miller and The Body Electric poolside at the Hollander. 8:30-9:30am. $5 BE Monthly and Annual Members/$10 Pre-Registered/$15 at the door. The Hollander, 421 4th Avenue North.

Saturday Morning Market at Williams Park
It’s the summer and the Saturday Morning Market has made the move to Williams Park. Shop local art, produce, flowers, clothing and more from gifted and ambitious St. Pete vendors. 9am-1pm. Williams Park, 330 2nd Avenue North.

Natural Painting at Boyd Hill
Learn how natural paints are derived and how synthetic paints impact our environment and health! After a brief presentation we will paint a beautiful 8×10 canvas with high quality natural oil paints. All materials provided. 10am-noon. $10, ages 18 and up. Boyd Hill, 1101 Country Club Way South.

International Young Eagles Day Flight Rally at Albert Whitted Airport
Come experience the thrill of flying with free flights for kids ages 8-17. You will have the chance to actually fly in an airplane and look at the world below you. You are invited to take to the skies and become a Young Eagle! 10am-1pm. Albert Whitted Airport, 451 8th Avenue Southeast.

Aquaponics at the St. Pete Eco-Village
Joseph M. Irwin and other Eco-Villagers have been hard at work cultivating, landscaping and leveling this new front garden section to make way for the new home for this aquaponics system. 2-5pm. FREE. St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.

The Record Shindig at Cage Brewing
Crate dig this Saturday at Cage Brewing. Daddy Kool Records, Bananas Music, Planet Retro Records, Microgroove and Steelworker Records will have bins of music gold. 1-6pm. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South.

Speak Your Truth: Throat Chakra Meditation at The Body Electric Yoga
Join Katherine Taylor as you tap into your truthfulness and expression of your inner voice, transforming fear and blocks into peaceful communication and flow. This will be an empowering ceremony, including breathing exercises, chanting, meditation, writing and guided relaxation. 4-5:30pm. $25. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Expressions Academy of Dance: Stage & Screen – 20th Showcase at The Palladium
Set against Broadway show tunes and move theme songs, the dancers will take you on a journey through Broadway’s theater district all the way to Hollywood. This lively showcase features some of the most talented young dancers in Tampa Bay. 3pm. Reserved tickets are $26. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Fringe Flea Market at Urban Deli and Drafts
Flea market under the stars during the St. Pete Art Walk in Grand Central District. Vendors include B + G Succulents; Soydles Candle Co.; Organic Beard Supply; Feathers, Fate & Steel Boutique; Crochet Diva; Nativa Accessories; Gems N Jewels By Delilah; Hahn’s Kettle Corn. 7-10pm. Urban Deli and Drafts, 2410 Central Avenue.

Works in Lego at Studio@620
The Studio@620 presents a unique exhibition of artwork created with LEGO blocks from local artist Jay Hoff. Works are inspired by everything from Star Wars to your neighbor’s dog… that is to say something for everyone! Opening reception begins at 5pm. Free and open to the public. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.


Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Rochester Rhinos at Al Lang Stadium
The Rowdies face the Rhinos this Saturday! Bring #MLS2STPETE by packing the stadium. Call 727.222.2000 for tickets, or purchase them online. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.

T.I. Presents: Hustle Gang Tour at Jannus Live
T.I., artist behind the hit single “Dead and Gone,” performs live at Jannus this Saturday. Doors open at 7pm. $33.75. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Harlem Renaissance: As Black As They Were Gay at Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum
Celebrate Black Pride in St. Petersburg by recognizing some of the nation’s most celebrated African Americans of the Harlem Renaissance and local Gay Black educators, activists, journalists, and artists, all pillars of community empowerment within the Tampa Bay community. Begins at 8pm. Woodson African-American Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South.


Sunday, June 11

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing with Alix, Zach & DUO VIDA
Join Alix & Zachary with musical guests DUO VIDA for a Flow Down in the great outdoors. These talented beauties will create an atmosphere that invites transformation. Begins at 11am. $10 in advance/$5 BE members (yearly or monthly unlimited)/$15 at the door. Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Alligator Walk at Boyd Hill
Learn about the American alligator, Florida’s state reptile, which calls our wetlands home. 11:30am. $3. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way South.

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop with Anthony Paglino at St. Pete Eco-Village
Learn how to build and install an internet connected rainwater harvesting system for your home garden from Anthony Paglino, creator of Raincube.io. 1-5pm. St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.

Goodnight Neverland at The Local 662
Goodnight Neverland, Chasing Jonas, Mountain Holler, Ella Jet & Future Soul perform live at The Local 662. 8pm. $11.75. The Local 662, 662 Central Avenue.

Sizzla’s Life of a Ghetto Youth Tour at Jannus Live
Acclaimed Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla performs live at Jannus this Sunday. 6pm. $40.75. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.


Coming soon . . . 


WIN YOUR WAY IN — See Arturo Sandoval at The Mahaffey
Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will grace the Mahaffey Theater stage on June 23rd. Sandoval is a 10 time Grammy winner and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Win gift cards to Ceviche, Ruby’s Elixir, Central Cigars and Wonderland Floral Art and Gift Loft, in addition to two orchestra tickets to the concert, free parking and two drinks, and a meet and greet with the artist. Click HERE to enter. The Mahaffey, 400 1st Street South.



UNIFIED at Morean Arts Center for Clay
The United Nations Association of Tampa Bay is proud to present Florida’s premier live-art event focused on Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment. This breakthrough event is an interactive, live-art extravaganza called UNIFIED featuring locally and internationally recognized artists and performers based in Tampa Bay. Join the UNATB for a night of great food, drinks, art and performances as we UNITE to promote Gender Equality in Tampa Bay and beyond. Part of the proceeds of the evening will go toward Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA). The fun begins at 6pm on July 27. Click here for tickets. Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street South.


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