Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (06.30-02.17)

It’s the first weekend of July. Visit the Indie Market, help raise funds for the Humane Society, enjoy live music at the Sundial and join the Mahaffey for a Dignitary Summer Bash this weekend in the BURG!


Friday, June 30

Fourth of July SALE at Tampa Bay Furnishings (All Weekend)
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.

Into the Woods at The Palladium (Friday and Sunday)
Join the St. Petersburg Opera in the musical presentation of “Into the Woods”. This show follows the intertwining of different fairytales and their influence on each other. Show begins at 7:30pm on Friday, 2pm on Sunday. $22-$67. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Dignitary Party Summer Bash at The Mahaffey Theater
This is the second annual Dignitary Summer Bash. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go to the Children’s Home Network. Mini Doughnut Factory, Chef Popcorn, Pinellas Chocolate Company, The Blind Tiger and others will be in attendance serving treats. Visitors will be able to enjoy spirited libations courtesy of Dignitary’s liquor partners. 7pm-12am. General admission is $50 and VIP is $150. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Nick Boutwell at InVision Cafe
Nick is known for diverse performances from solo accordion and experimental music,to performance art pieces utilizing vocals, effects pedals, and other assorted electronics. 8-11pm. InVision Cafe, 275 16th Street North.

Sundial St. Pete Friday Night Music Series
Friday night means music in the courtyard at the Sundial with J.T. Brown. He plays Spacefolk, Soul and Rock. 6-10pm. Free to attend. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Shaun Hopper Live Recording at The Hideaway Cafe
Join the Hideaway for a live recording of Shaun Hopper. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. $15. Hideaway, 1756 Central Avenue.

Rosé Tasting at Winesmith
tasting dry rosé: an effervescent Portuguese Vinho Verde, a mineral driven Grenache Rioja, a lively Provence Mourvèdre based blend, a full-bodied Argentinian Malbec/Cab blend, a Cabernet based French sparkling and a delicious Argentinian Pinot Noir rosé. 6-9pm. This tasting is $15 per person. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

Photo Shoot Fundraiser for Humane Society of Pinellas with Adam Goldberg at Flying Boat
Flying Boat Brewing Co. and AGoldPhoto Pet Photography are teaming up to raise money for the Humane Society of Pinellas! Flying Boat happy to welcome The Red Line Food Truck, who will be bringing delicious eats for your purchasing pleasure! Spots are limited for this event, so make your reservation ASAP. If you can make it to this event, make sure to follow AGoldPhoto on Facebook and on his website for updates on upcoming events at local businesses. Runs from 6-9pm. Flying Boat Brewing, 1776 11th Avenue North.

Soiree at Neighborhood Joe
Browse works available for purchaseby artist Denice Marie Eyre are Neighborhood Joe this Friday.6-9pm. Neighborhood Joe, 2609 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North.

Mini Concert and Dinner Party at Studio@620
The Studio is presenting an evening of celebration in honor of Erica Sutherlin! A mini concert with music from Sharon Scott, Nate Najar, and Avenue Icon, and a mini meal prepared by Diane Bailey Morton and Bob Devin Jones. 7:30pm. Donations accepted to support Erica as she heads to graduate school for film directing at USC. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Spitfire Fridays: Improv Showcase and Comedy Cagematch
Fridays at Spitfire bring out some of the best performers in Tampa Bay! See the hottest improv teams in town in the Improv Showcase and then 3 Comedy Acts compete for a cash price in the Comedy Cagematch! 8-11pm. 1 for $15 (Online or Door) OR $10 ea. for 5+ (Online Only). Spitfire Theater, 14 18th Street South.

Left Lane Entertainment Presents: The Venus Flytrap at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Blending Neo Soul, R&B, Poetry & other elements of music, Venus Bleu had set themselves apart from every other collective in the Tampa Bay Area with a signature sound & style. 9pm-2:30am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.


Saturday, July 1

The Body Electric Presents Yoga Poolside at The Hollander with Rachel Miller
Practice, swim and brunch Saturday mornings at 8:30. Salute the sun with Rachel Miller, 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.

1st Saturday Party at The Movement Sanctuary
kick off with yoga and end with a Circus style warehouse party. Lindsay Dixon hosts yoga from 10-11:15am, that session costs $10. From 11am-2:30pm, Nasja Moné & Left Lane Ent Presents: Transcending Cultures which fuses together multiple forms of art mediums to create a diverse atmosphere. That event costs $10. Workshops for acro dance, silks, juggling and more begin at 3pm. Circus style warehouse party from 9pm-1am. $10 entry for night party. Tickets for the full day are $40. Click HERE for full details. The Movement Sanctuary, 910 5th Avenue North.

St. Pete Indie Market Summer Series at State Theatre
Things are heating up in St. Pete, which is why the Indie Market is making a seasonal jump from Baum Avenue in the EDGE District to the historic State Theatre on the 600 Block of Central Avenue. Shop vintage clothes, candles, art, furniture, games, baked goods and more from the finest local makers in the area. 11am-3pm. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

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.

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.

Vans Warped Tour at Vinoy Park
Over 90 bands perform on multiple stages throughout the day at Vans Warped Tour! Hawthorne Heights, Memphis May Fire, Never Shout Never, Watsky, Sammy Adams and others to perform. 12:30-10pm. Tickets are $39.50 + fees. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Spitfire Saturdays: Whose Line St. Pete & Duo Show
Saturdays at Spitfire are jam packed with improv comedy! See your favorite improv games in Whose Line St. Pete & 2 person longform improv in The Duo Show. 8-11pm. 1 for $15 (Online or Door) OR $10 ea. for 5+ (Online Only). Spitfire Theater, 14 18th Street South.

Ricky Smiley and Friends at The Mahaffey
Comedian Ricky Smiley & Friends bring the laughs to The Mahaffey Saturday. As a much-loved comedian, television host and top rated nationally-syndicated radio personality, Smiley has earned a reputation for delivering audience-pleasing performances. 8pm. $43.50-$133.50. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Over the Rainbow at Studio@620
The Studio@620 invites you to let loose and boogie down with us at our fabulous dance party! They’ll have a DJ spinning the hits that span the decades. 8pm. $5. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

The Reality at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Funk/Reggae/Jam/Rock band from Tampa. Created for the sake of modern music. 10pm-1am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.


Sunday, July 2

Farm + 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 St. Pete Eco Village every Wednesday and Sunday. Learn from the pros, Emmanuel Roux and Bill Billadeau, through experience, how to cultivate an organic garden. 9am-2pm. St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.

Pup Active’s Puppers Day Brunch at Grassroots Kava
It’s that time again! Pup Active’s Pupper’s Day Brunch at Grassroots Kava House​ is this Sunday. Humane Society of Pinellas​ & St PetersBARK​ will be there hanging out. Grassroots will donate 15% of sales during the event to the Humane Society of Pinellas. 10am-noon. Grassroots Kava House, 957 Central Avenue.

Woodson Museum Summer Music Series — Siobhan Monique and the Product
The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum will proudly present a Sunday Summer Music Series featuring Siobhan Monique and the Product on July 2 and July 16; followed on July 9 and July 23 with the flavor of this community’s newest sensation UNRESTRICTED. Rain or shine, in the Garden or the Gallery. Begins at 7pm. Tickets are $10 for GA, $15 for VIP. Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South.

Hawk & Wayne: Anywhere, U.S.A. at American Stage
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. Begins at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. American Stage, 163 3rd Street North.

First Stop Poetry Open Mic with Host Mona B at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
First Stop Poetry Open Mic has been a long running poetry open mic in the St. Pete area. Open Mic nights will be every first and third Sunday of the month from 7-9:30pm. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.


Coming Soon . . . 


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, 2m30 1st Street Southeast.



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.



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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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.