Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (06.23-25.17)

It’s PRIDE weekend in the BURG! Get out and enjoy all of the festivities happening downtown, in the Grand Central District and at your favorite St. Pete businesses!

The mural featured at the top of the list was done by Cecilia Lueza and DAAS, and can be found on the side of JWags at 2312 4th Street North.

Friday, June 23

Youth Empowerment Conference
In this Charged Up for Success workshop, students in grades 6-12 are invited to come learn about running a business. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Free to attend but must register online. 9am-4pm. Pinellas Technical College, 901 Thirty fourth Street South.

Sundial St. Pete Friday Night Music Series
This week enjoy music in the Sundial courtyard courtesy of DJ Austen van der Bleek. 6-10pm. Sundial St. Pete, 153 Second Avenue Northeast.

SP2 Concert
A mix of bands and singers come together in this fundraising event to raise money for different Tampa Bay community organizations as part of St. Pete Pride. Concert starts at 7pm. Free! North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles (All Weekend)
The Rays face the Orioles this weekend at Tropicana Field. Game begins at 7:10pm on Friday, 4:10pm on Saturday, 1:10pm on Sunday. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Dark Moon Ritual with Rachel Miller at The Body Electric Yoga
Learn how astrology and ceremony come together to create change in your life. Workshop runs from 7:30-9:30pm. Cost of attending is $33. The Body Electric, 3015 Seventh Street North.

St. Pete Music Factory Showcase at Hideaway Cafe
St Petersburg Music Factory Showcase at Hideaway Cafe! Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm. $5. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Pride on the Bay Yacht Party and Sunset Cruise
Cruise Tampa Bay in The 1st Annual Pride On The Bay Yacht Party and Cruise. Hosted by Kori Stevens. Y2k Productions will present the first Pride Yacht Party in St. Pete. Three levels, one location. DJ Pearl White on the lower level(Old School Jams), DJ Blake Blaze second level(Techno & House) and DJ L Mo on the upper deck (Open Format). 6-9pm. $59. Boards at 250 8th Avenue Southeast.

Pride Shabbat at Congregation B’nai Israel
The second annual Pride Shabbat at Congregation B’nai Israel of St. Petersburg. A welcoming Shabbat service embracing all traditions and members of the community. The service will be followed by a festive cocktail oneg. 6:30-8:30pm. Congregation B’nai Israel, 300 58th Street North.

Arturo Sandoval at The Mahaffey
Come listen to Arturo Sandoval, a jazz trumpeter and Emmy Award winner! This 10-time Grammy winner, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom is sure entrance jazz lovers in the Burg. Performance starts at 8pm. Tickets start at $15. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Indie Market: Summer Nights Exchange at Green Bench Brewing
St. Pete Indie Market and Green Brewing Co. present Summer Nights Exchange in Collaboration with Florida Folk Scene and Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery. This night market will feature 50+ vendors, an art show, interactive installations, music, craft beer legends and a tattoo art show. Takes place the fourth Friday of every month. 7-11pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

The Applebutter Express at The Ale and The Witch
The Applebutter Express returns to The Ale and The Witch in St.Pete! Music from 8-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

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.

Dragtastic! Featuring Randy Roberts at The Birchwood
Dragtastic, a Drag Show Featuring Randy Roberts. Movie Star, Entertainer, Musical Performer and Key West Headliner. As seen on America’s Got Talent, you won’t want to miss this party! He’s the Whole Package! Bette Midler, Cher and more. Doors open at 8pm. $35 plus tax and service charge and includes specialty signature drink. The Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive Northeast.

One Love Double Down: Speakeasy Casino Event
Project No Labels presents this event for anyone over 18 looking for a fun night out. Doors open at 10:30pm, show lasts from 11pm-3am. Tickets are $15-$50 and can be purchased in advance online. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Farewell to the Local 662 : Final Punk Rock Party
Mosquito Teeth, Dead Cells, Saints Brigade, Spenjamin Bach, Sybls, Sketchie and others will take the stage for the last time at The Local 662. 8pm-2am. The Local 662, 662 Central Avenue.


Saturday, June 24

The Body Electric Presents Poolside Yoga with Rachel Miller at The Hollander
Join The Body Electric at The Hollander for slow flow yoga! All levels are welcome and class is held every Saturday morning. 8:30-9:30am. $5 for BE members, $10 pre-registered and $15 at the door. Hollander HH20 Pool Bar, 421 Fourth Avenue North.

Wildflower Walk
This is a monthly guided tour with Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Come learn about the beautiful wildflowers at the preserve! Center opens at 9am. Cost is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children. Boyd Hill Nature preserve, 1101 Country Club Way South.

The First African American Community of Freedom in North America
This day full of African American history includes guest speakers, video presentations, and a panel discussion. Begins at 10am. Dr. Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South.

Pride Brunch with Matthew McGee at Stillwaters Tavern (June 24)
Celebrate St. Pete Pride with Stillwaters Tavern and the talented, charismatic Matthew McGee. Festivities runs from 11am-3pm. Space is limited so reserve your table online today. Stillwaters Tavern, 224 Beach Drive Northeast.

The First Tee of St. Petersburg Youth Mentoring Center Groundbreaking
Come out and support the ceremonial groundbreaking with Mayor Rick Kriseman for The First Tee of St. Petersburg youth center. 10am. Free to attend. Twin Brooks Golf Course, 3800 22nd Avenue South.

Pride Foam Party at Old Key West Bar & Grill
Get out to Old Key West Bar for an all-day parking lot foam party. There will be DJs, body painters and more. 1pm-midnight. Old Key West, 2451 Central Avenue.

Dali & Beyond Film Series: Kubo and the Two Strings at The Dali Museum
This Saturday’s film is “Kubo and the Two Strings”, an animated movie about a boy who summons a vengeful spirit. The film is rated PG. 1-3pm. Free to watch! The Dali Museum Theater, 1 Dali Boulevard.

Movies at the Royal Theatre
Join The Deuces Live, Inc. for a screening of the National Council of Negro Women, “Someone You Love”. Doors open at 2pm, movie starts at 2:22pm. Royal Theatre, 1011 22nd Street South.

Wodka Tiki Pool Party at Urban Comfort
Are you ready for the craziest pool party in Grand Central District? Urban Comfort partnered up with their friends over at Wodka Vodka to bring you the ultimate tikie pool party in support of pride weekend. They’re brining two huge pools the restaurant, life guards, specialty cocktails with Wodka, outside tiki bar and more. 1-10pm. Urban Comfort, 2601 Central Avenue.

St. Pete Pride Parade
The LGBT Pride Parade takes place this Saturday! Live music by Karmic Tattoo, Rolando Xavier, Christopher Thomas, Derek Dean, Panamory and Jennifer Real. The 15th St Pete Pride Parade promises to continue to show all the beautiful colors of our diverse community, and be a fabulous opportunity for unbridled self-expression and love. Festivities run from 2-10pm. Parade runs along Bayshore Drive Northeast between Dali Boulevard and 5th Avenue North.

George Michael Tribute Unveiling at Ocean Blue Galleries
A tribute painting to be unveiled of legendary pop artist George Michael by the visionary realist painter, Adam Scott Rote. Toast Vodka will be hosting complimentary cocktails inspired by his music, like the “I Want Your Sextini.” The gallery will feature other paintings from Adam’s extensive career including co-signed Hollywood Legends such as Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Burt Reynolds, Joan Fontaine, Al Pacino, Kim Novak, Tippi Hedren, Esther Williams, Goldie Hawn, Jerry Lewis, and Stella Stevens. 4-6:30pm. Free. Ocean Blue Galleries, 284 Beach Drive Northeast.

Sound Healing Meditation with Alexis Holland at The Body Electric
Alexis Holland uses instruments from around the world to bring positive change to your mind and body. 6:30-7:45pm. $20 per person. The Body Electric, 3015 Seventh Street North.

St. Pete Pride TransPride March
The St Pete Pride TransPride March hope is to inspire all trans and gender non-conforming people to realize a world where we are safe, loved, and empowered. Participation is free, first 500 registrants receive a t-shirt. Begins at 6pm at Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Studio@620 Birthday Party
Celebrate the Studio@620 and all they do for the local arts community during this birthday bash. Party starts at 6:20pm. Admission is pay what you can. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Ari and the Alibis at Hideaway Cafe
Ari & the Alibis return to the Hideaway Cafe stage! Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm. $10. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

LA Guns at State Theatre
The legendary LA Guns on their tour! It is sure to be a fun night with great music. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $26.75. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Rebekah Pulley Band at The Ale and The Witch
Rebekah Pulley & The Reluctant Prophets perform live on Saturday night. Music from 8:30-11:30pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Blitz 3 at The Local 662
It’s the third annual Blitz fest at The Local 662! Polar Summer, Murder the Crow, Drastic Fall, Chronologic and others will take the 662 stage for a final time. 6-11:45pm. Admission: $7 (Over 21), $10 (Under 21). The Local 662, 662 Central Avenue.

St. Pete Pride Bash at Enigma
Dance Parties all weekend with DJs Craig Dirty & Blake Blaze. Performances throughout the night after the parade by 2017 Grand Marshall Kori Stevens! 10pm-3am. Enigma, 1110 Central Avenue.

Live Music with Brett Bowcott at Old Southeast Market
Enjoy live music with Brett Bowcott and a free wine tasting with Oyster Bay. 6-9pm. Old Southeast Market, 1700 3rd Street South.

Walker in the West Full Band Live
Join the band Walker in the West downtown for a night of great music! 10pm-2am. Subcentral at The Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue Suite 100.


Sunday, June 25

Yoga at the Dali
Join Lucky Cat Yoga for a morning of invigorating yoga. Yogis of all levels are encouraged to come. 10:30-11:45am. Tickets are $10 for members and students, and $15 for non-members. The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Boulevard.

Bitches Who Brunch – The Pride Edition at Punky’s
Join Punky’s for a special Drag Brunch, hosted by the Bay Area’s Favorite Drag Entertainer and one of the St Pete Pride 2017 Grand Marshals – Kori Stevens! She is bringing Miss St Pete Pride 2017 – Chanel Cartier, and Lady Liemont from the Flamingo Resort along to help entertain you while Punky’s provides some good eats, sweet treats, and escape from the heat, all while DJ L Mo provides you with SICK beats. 11am-2pm. Punky’s, 3063 Central Avenue.

Community Garden Work Day at St. Pete Eco-Village
Enjoy getting your hands dirty, giving some love to mother earth, and spending time with good company? You’re welcome to join the St. Pete Eco Village every Wednesday and Sunday for community gardening work. 9am-2pm. St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.

St. Pete Pride Festival in the Grand Central District
Expected to draw more than 50,000. The St Pete Pride Street Festival will again be the largest community event of the season as festival goers come together to make history while enjoying a day of live performances and entertainment, community booths, art and fantastic food in paradise. Enjoy live music at Punky’s, Queenshead, Old Key West and Dog Bar. 9am-4pm. Takes place on Central Avenue between 22nd and 31st Street North.

Themis St. Pete Pride – 3rd Annual BBQ at Themis Law Group
Themis hosts an annual Pride BBQ with free food, drinks, live music and games. Themis Law Group, LLP hosts this event to support the LGBTQ+ community and educate the community regarding legal services relevant to the community. 10am-4pm. Themis Law Group, 125 28th Street North.

Chasing Jonah & Eden Shireen – Pride Sunday during GCDA Festival at Hideaway Cafe
This Sunday, the Hideaway will be hosting a special show in tandem with Grand Central District’s Pride Street Festival. Chasing Jonah and Eden Shireen will take the stage and share their incredible original tunes. Noon-5pm. Free show. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.




Coming Soon . . . 


Fly St. Pete Summer Camp
Fly St. Pete Summer Camp is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Aviation, Math) infused hands-on learning. Young aviators will explore the history of aviation, different types of aircrafts, field trips, guest speakers, and they’ll hop into a genuine aircraft to fly St. Pete! Click HERE for registration information. The camp runs from July 10-14.



Independence Day Celebration: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs FC Cincinnati
Join the Rowdies for a special Independence Day celebration. Before the match, para-commandos will drop in to Al Lang Stadium to deliver the flag. After the match, Kool and the Gang will perform live on the field! The Thursday night match kicks off at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets or call 727.222.2000. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.



Fourth of July SALE at Tampa Bay Furnishings
From June 30 through July 4 enjoy 20% off store wide plus additional savings on specially marked clearance items at Tampa Bay Furnishings. Sale prices are not to be combined with any other discounts, coupons, or offers. Tampa Bay Furnishings, 3034 9th Street North.



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.

Written by Dexter Fabian

Dexter Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dexter relocated to the U.S. from Manila, Philippines in 2003 and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 2006 where he's been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helps developed 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.