Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (07.07-09.17)

Time for another eventful weekend here in the Sunshine City! Celebrate with a Sargent Pepper tribute at The Witch, tons of workshops with The Body Electric, the Tampa Bay Rays and more!

Here’s your full event guide:


Friday, July 7

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

Into The Woods at The Palladium Theater (All Weekend)
As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the woods to find the four things that will reverse the spell: One, a cow as white as milk; Two, a cape as red as blood; Three, a slipper as pure as gold; and Four, hair as yellow as corn. Performances at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, 9pm on Sunday. Tickets from $22-$67. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Deserie and Jim with Angel Eyes at Hideaway Cafe
Hideaway Cafe hosts Deserie & Jim with special guest Angel Eyes. Doors open at 6pm, music begins at 8pm. $10, Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Ace Jackson and the Jump Kings at SubCentral
The Iberian Rooster’s Sub Central Speakeasy gets a dose of just what the Doctor ordered – Bonafide’ Roots Rockin’ Jump Blues and Swing (1940-1960s) with Ace Jackson and the Jump Kings. 9pm-1am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Ella Jet and Future Soul at The Ale and The Witch
Join The Witch for live music in the courtyard! Ella Jet and Future Soul to perfrom. 9-11:30pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Bluetech presented by Massive Ideas and The Movement Sanctuary
Massive Ideas and The Movement Sanctuary are excited to present Bluetech with: Ovoid, S h a n t i, Afro Monk and Elohi. 9pm-3am. The Movement Sanctuary, 910 5th Avenue North.


Saturday, July 8

The Body Electric Yoga Events:
5 Minute Portraits with Amelia Bartlett
Five minutes = six portraits. Grab your spot because there are only 18 and they’re gonna go fast. The talented Amelia Bartlett will shoot you for five minutes. You are guaranteed six portraits delivered via email by July 21. Click HERE to register. 8-10am. $30. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.
The Body Electric Presents Yoga Poolside at The Hollander with Alix Emery
Salute the sun with Alix Emery, 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. Hollander Hotel, 421 4th Avenue North.
Crystal Bowl Chakra Healing and Restorative with Brenda O’Donnell
Let Brenda Rasmussen O’Donnell take you on a journey through the chakras. 4-6pm. $20 per person. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.
Dark Wave Yoga Presents: New Order and Joy Division
Turn down the lights and turn up the jams: Dark Wave Yoga brings the music of New Order and Joy Division to The BE. Erin and Eric Wheeler lead a vinyasa flow heavy on organic movement and free expression. 7:30-9pm. $22 per person. The Body Electric Yoga Company, 3015 7th Street 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.

Bananas Music 40th Anniversary Party
Celebrate 40 years of records, tapes and history with Bananas this Saturday. There will be giveaways, free beer and wine while supplies last, live music by James O’Neill and Silver Shadows, Kalani Blakely will be spinning throughout the day and so much more. 10am-9pm. Bananas, 2887 22nd Avenue North.

Chihuly Collection 7th Anniversary Weekend Celebration
The Chihuly Collection is celebrating its 7th Anniversary with discount admission for the public on Saturday and Sunday — two tickets for the price of one! The Chihuly Collection, which opened in 2010, features 18 installations in glass by renowned artist Dale Chihuly, including the Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier, created specifically for this collection and the Mille Fiori, a fan favorite. The Collection is open from 10am-5pm on Saturday, noon-5pm on Sunday. Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Avenue.

Painting on the Rocks – Creatures: Wild & Wooly at Florida CraftArt
This exciting juried exhibition of original artwork by more than 35 artists showcases work based on creatures-wild, exotic, domesticated, imaginary and mythical. This exhibition is dedicated to the late sculptor Paul Eppling who created amazing wild creatures. Learn to paint creatures on rocks (materials are provided). $5. Space is limited. Click HERE to register. Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue.

Watershed Fun for Kids at Sunken Gardens
Kids CAN make a difference & keep Florida’s water clean for the animals that live in it and those that play in it (like us!). Learn simple things you can do to help your environment by partnering with Keep Pinellas Beautiful. From a hands-on watershed demonstration and understanding right plant right place to participating in a mini garden cleanup, this workshop is designed for kids ages 8 and up. 10:30-11:30am. Pre-registration required due to limited space. Call 727-551-3102 to register. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

Community Health Awareness Event at USF St. Pete
Come out and enjoy free food, activities and entertainment for the whole family! Get health and wellness information and resources from local organizations. Don’t miss a free screening of the eye-opening documentary Unnatrual Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? for a chance to explore how social and environmental factors can affect your health. 11am-2pm. USF St. Pete, 140 7th Avenue South.

6th Annual Tampa Bay Etsy Community Craft Party at The Coliseum
The 6th Annual TBEC Craft Party presented by the Tampa Bay Etsy Crew is a FREE community event with make & take projects, artist demos, and vendors exclusively selling vintage or handmade goods. There will be a raffle to benefit The Heart Gallery. First 100 adults get free swag bags. 11am-4pm. The Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North.

RainCube First Flush Workshop at St. Pete Eco-Village
This weekend come learn about rain-catchment and help the Eco-Village install a first flush diverter for our new “Raincube” system! Knowledgeable individuals will be on site designing and executing some of the most advanced yet simple rain-catchment systems available to date; getting into the details of the capture, plumbing, and overflow systems of rain-catchment. Noon-5pm. St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.

Movies at the Royal
Catch a screening of the film John Q (starring Denzel Washington). This event is hosted by Advantage Insurance Solutions. Movie begins at 2:22pm. Royal Theatre, 1011 22nd Street South.

New Beginnings at Creative Clay
The amazing nonprofit organization, Creative Clay, invites the public to visit their new space in the Grand Central District and tour their exhibit, New Beginnings. Chant The Trees will perform live. The event runs from 5-9pm during the Second Saturday ArtWalk. Creative Clay, 1846 1st Avenue South.

Fringe Flea Market: Urban Deli + Drafts
Join Fringe Creatives for an eclectic flea market under the stars in the Grand Central District. The event is hosted by Urban Deli and Drafts with block party style support from Grand Central’s favorite live music spot, Old Key West Bar & Grill and the re-fab stylings of Castaways Recycled Style. Vendors include: Sunshine City Books, Debbie’s Designs, Wahine Ki, Bri Popp Art and others. 5-10pm. Urban Deli + Drafts, 2410 Central Avenue.

Music in the Garden — Sun Signs/King Complex/Fast Talkers at Green Bench
Join Green Bench for an evening of live music in the beer garden. Sun Signs, King Complex, Fast Talkers will all perform live. Music goes from 8-11pm. FREE! All ages and pets welcome. Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

50th Anniversary Tribute Concert — Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Show at The Ale and The Witch
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album turns 50 years old this year and The Witch is throwing a tribute concert in the courtyard to celebrate . . . with a little help from their friends. Come dressed in theme make the courtyard look like the summer of love! Concert runs from 8:30-11:30pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

The Ries Brothers Tour Kickoff at Hideaway Cafe
The Ries Brothers Tour Kickoff with Kenny Mullins of Resinated and Kyle Schroeder at Hideaway Cafe. Doors open at 6pm, music begins at 7:30pm. $7. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Full Moon Paddle Social at Urban Kai
Join the SUP community for a special night paddle session. Departs at 8pm. Just $40 and includes board, paddle, light and guide. Free if you BYOB (board). Lights are required. If you do not have one, we will have them available for rental. Call if you prefer to reserve a kayak: 813-598-1634. Urban Kai, 13090 Gandy Boulevard North.

Left Lane Entertain Presents Live From The Underground at SubCentral
Left Lane Entertainment spotlights one local live music band that rocks all night long. Show runs from 9:30pm-2am. FREE. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.


Sunday, July 9

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.

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.

Jim Gilmour and Friends at Hideaway Cafe
Join The Hideaway for a new music series hosted by recording/touring artist, producer, engineer, side musician, sound engineer . . . Jim Gilmour! Doors open at noon, music from 2-5pm. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

La Lucha in Concert at The Studio@620
La Lucha returns to The Studio@620 featuring all new original music, inspired by pet rocks, brains, & A.C. Slater. The Tampa Bay-based trio consists of three best friends from three different parts of the world; Colombia, Mexico & United States. Begins at 3pm. Tickets are $20. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Woodson Museum Summer Music Series: Unrestricted
The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum will proudly present a Sunday Summer Music Series featuring the community’s newest sensation Unrestricted on July 9 and July 23. Rain or shine, in the Garden or the Gallery – these shows will go on. Begins at 7pm. $10 for general admission. Click here for tickets. Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South.

Gloria West and The Gents feat. Mark Moultrup at SubCentral
Gloria West and the Gents, feat. Mark Moultrup perform live at SubCentral this Sunday. 7-11pm. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.


Coming Soon . . . 

2017 America II “Extreme Mud Wars” at Spa Beach – July 15
oin Club Sport and TASCO for the AMERICA II EXTREME MUD WARS! Get dirty at Spa Beach Park in the Burg! Compete in 8 muddy events. Hang out during the day in the rockin’ team tents and grab a beer in the beer garden (it’s for charity)! Event runs from 9am-4pm. Click HERE to register and to learn more. Spa Beach Park, 508-660 2nd Avenue Northeast.



Hunger + Thirst Presents Bushwood on the Block – July 16
Join the Hunger + Thirst Restaurant Group for a 9 hole putt-putt tournament, as they bring Bushwood Country Club to the Block. Dress to impress in your best golfer style. Rain or shine, they’re are hitting the greens! $7 Country Club Cocktails, $3 Miller Lite Drafts, $4 Fireball shots, $4 Jameson green tea shots 21+, registration is at 2PM outside of The Avenue Eat + Drink (330 1st Avenue South). It’s free to register. Reserve your spot online. Runs from 3-7pm on July 16. The Avenue, 330 1st Avenue South.



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 Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop 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.