Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (07.21-23.17)

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We are ready for an exciting weekend in the Sunshine City! Enjoy Baseball Forever night at the Trop, dance in the snow at Sundial, enjoy yoga benefiting The Purple Dot Yoga Project and more this weekend.

Here’s your full guide:

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Bay Harbor Summer Camp Giveaway
Bay Harbor Hotel is awarding two families with a 2-day staycation at the hotel and a 3-day summer camp experience at the Lowry Park Zoo. All families with children ages 5 – 13 will have the chance to win. The camp includes morning & after care, lunch, a free t-shirt and a ticket to visit the zoo. Kids will enjoy activities like feeding a giraffe, touching a giant tortoise or stingrays, and so much more. The two selected families will receive a grand prize of: a paid 3-day camp at Lowry Park Zoo for up to 2 children (August 7 – August 9), a 2-night stay for the family at Bay Harbor Hotel, and dinner at Beach Bar | Restaurant paid for by the hotel. CLICK HERE to enter.


Friday, July 21

Friday Night Music Series at Sundial St. Pete
Get out to Sundial St. Pete for live music in the courtyard. Shoeless Soul performs live this week. 6-10pm. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Not my Son Community Canvass — Campbell Park
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. Petersburg under the MBSK umbrella. The primary goal is to promote positive achievement and anti-crime awareness. Begins at 6:30pm outside the Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott Street South.

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones at SubCentral
Real deal rockin’ rhythm & blues! Traditional blues, West Coast and Texas swing, early rock, country and roots music. 10pm-2am. No cover. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Dual Exhaust at Old Key West Bar
Kick off you weekend with Dual Exhaust on the patio at Old Key West Bar. 7-10pm. Old Key West Bar, 2451 Central Avenue.

Siobhan Monique at The Palladium
Vocalist Siobhan Monique has been mesmerizing audiences across Tampa Bay with songs that celebrate love, diversity and with her music, bring souls together. 8pm. $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Reserved seats are $30. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Michael J Weiss Official Album Release at Hideaway Cafe
Celebrate the release of Michael’s new album – Bulbs of Daylight – recorded at the Hideaway Recording Studio! Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason at American Stage Theatre (All Weekend)
When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections and asks: Is technology bringing us closer together…or making us virtual strangers? Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

John Nolan (of Taking Back Sunday) DJ Set at The Bends
No Clubs & The Bends are proud to presents John Nolan (of Taking Back Sunday) DJ Set at The Bends. John Nolan is an American musician from Long Island, New York. He is the current guitarist and co-lead vocalist of Taking Back Sunday. 10pm-3am. No cover | 21+ show. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.

Everyone and Their Mother, Venus Bleu, Grand Lotus, AB+Positive at Green Bench Brewing
Green Bench Brewing Co. Live Music Showcase Presents: An evening in the garden with Everyone & Their Mother, Venus Bleu, Grand Lotus, and AB+Positive. 8-11pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Marie Antoinette at freeFall Theatre (All Weekend)
This pulsating contemporary look at one of history’s most enigmatic pariahs puts Marie Antoinette under the microscope of our own society’s obsession with celebrity. While Marie distracts herself with fanciful and decadent diversions in Versailles, the “have-nots” grow increasingly intolerant of the excesses of the “haves.” What happens when a leader grows absurdly out of touch with those being led? Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field (All Weekend)
The Rays hosts the Rangers this weekend at Tropicana Field! Games at 7:10pm on Friday and Saturday, 1:10pm on Sunday. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Backyard Summer Wines at Winesmith
This Friday, Winesmith is tasting wines perfect for these hot, summer days: a dry, delicious Washington State rosé, a killer Chilean Pinot Noir rosé, a juicy Argentinian Malbec, a light yet savory Southern Italian red, a dry, chillable, blueberry-laden Spanish Trepat and a dry, chillable Chilean Carignan. 6-9pm. $15 per person. Must be 21+ to attend. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.


Saturday, July 22


Christmas in July at Sundial St. Pete
Get ready for snow, Santa, crafts, food, fun and deals during Christmas in July at Sundial St. Pete! The Sundial will be brining back their snow machines to bring a little winter chill to the Burg! The festivities go from 10am-9pm. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Public Forum — St. Pete Archaeological Parks Virtual Application at Abercrombie Park
The purpose of this public day to provide the community with visual demonstration of the mobile application to date that has been created pertaining to the Indian Mounds at Abercrombie, Jungle Prada/De Narvaez, Maximo, and Indian Mound Parks as it relates to the Virtual Application project. This will be showcasing the 3-dimensional technology used, as well as the overall plan. City staff members will be available to discuss the project. Begins at 10am. Abercrombie Park, Park Street and 38th Avenue North.

Brunch and Tunes at Proper Kitchen and Cocktails (Saturday and Sunday)
If you haven’t had Proper Brunch, make plans now. Every Saturday and Sunday Proper turns up the volume for one of the best brunch specials in the city. Enjoy $3 mimosas and $4 Bloody Marys, or dive into the $15 bottomless mimosa bar. Runs from 11am-3pm. Proper Kitchen and Cocktails, 344 1st Avenue South.

Painting on Rocks — Creatures: Wild and 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. Click HERE for details and to register ($5). Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue.

Music in the Marly at Museum of Fine Arts
Special performance today by The Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival Ambassador Pianists, internationally and nationally aspiring pianists showcase their unique and distinctive talents. The Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival brings renowned faculty to the Tampa Bay area to teach technique and musicianship in a traditional and innovative context while embracing creative and holistic concepts in learning, health, and human potential. The festival provides instruction for young artists in high school and college. 2pm. Performance included with the cost of admission. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Martinis for Moffitt Million Dollar Party at Straz Center
MARTINIS FOR MOFFITT is the Bay Area Advisors flagship event that supports Moffitt Cancer Center’s critical cancer research programs. It is one of the best fundraising events in the Tampa Bay Area, providing a unique blend of entertainment and networking, while raising money to fight a devastating disease. The event takes place from 7-11pm on Saturday, July 22. Click HERE for tickets. Straz Center, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place.

Live Music at HBS — A Traveling Gentleman
A Traveling Gentleman will be rocking the Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe patio on Saturday. Performance from 7-10pm. Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe, 2927 Central Avenue.

Baseball Forever Night at Tropicana Field
Join the entire St. Pete community at Tropicana Field on Saturday night and show your support for our local MLB team. The game starts at 7:10pm. Click HERE for tickets. 1 Tropicana Drive.

The Applebutter Express at TapHouse 61
The The Applebutter Express plays live with special guests Rest in North Dakota. Music begins at 8pm and goes until midnight. TapHouse 61, 2061 Central Avenue.

The Body Electric Presents Yoga for a Cause
Yoga Fundraiser hosted by The Body Electric Yoga Company benefitting Purple Dot Yoga Project. Purple Dot Yoga Project’s mission is to empower and support individuals impacted by domestic violence and trauma using yoga as a healing tool. Come out for yoga class led by Rachel Miller, with live music by Mountain Holler. Stay and enjoy some free refreshments, light bites, live music, raffles, and socializing after. 6-8:30pm. $25. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

BBQ, Bourbon and Blues at Punky’s
Enjoy some great BBQ dishes, boneless ribs, sliders, BBQ nachos and Jack Daniels Specials. and get down to some great Blues Music at Punky’s. There will be a BOGO happy hour from 3-9pm. Event runs from 5-8pm. Punky’s Bar and Grill, 3063 Central Avenue.

Betty Fox Band LIVE Underground at SubCentral
The amazing Betty Fox Band performs live at SubCentral Saturday night. 9pm-midnight. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Peace of Woodstock at The Palladium
Peace of Woodstock is a 90-minute show paying tribute to Woodstock, the famous three day festival of Peace, Music, Love, and Fun, in upstate New York that defined an entire generation! 8pm. Tickets from $12-$35. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

The Great Florida Cattle Drive Film Screening and Book Signing Featuring Music by J Robert at The Hideaway
WMNF & Hideaway Cafe present an evening with Nic and Elam Stoltzfus, creators of The Great Florida Cattle Drive, both a PBS documentary and coffee table book showcasing the Great Florida Cattle Drive of 2016. The night will combine a film screening, Q&A and book signing with musical performance by J Robert, composer of original music for the documentary soundtrack. Doors open at 6pm, event begins at 8pm. Tickets are $10. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Pleasures / Koleżanka / Fr33dback / Live at The Bends
Get ready for a night of psychedelic space pop at The Bends. Pleasures, Kolezanka, Fr33dback perform live. 10pm-2am. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.


Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Charleston Battery at Al Lang Stadium
The Rowdies are in action this Saturday night against the Charleston Battery! Get rowdy with the entire Tampa Bay community and help bring Major League Soccer to the Burg. The match begins at 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets or purchase yours by calling 727.222.2000. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.

Arise Roots at Jannus Live
Dubbest and Jahmen perform live at Jannus on Saturday night. Gates open at 7pm. FREE to attend. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Justin Wagher Presents Hunger Strike at COVE
The dogs in this show represent the primal predator; their interactions with birds are driven by a raw desire to consume. The dynamic relationship between predator and prey is unrelenting unless a new strength arises in the dog that allows it to let the bird live for its own sake. The turmoil in the world today leaves little room for compromise, and so the birds represent a hope for humanity that is as delicate as it is determined to live. 6-10pm. COVE, 5705 Park Boulevard.


Sunday, July 23

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 the St. Pete Eco Village every Wednesday and Sunday. 9am-2pm. St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.

Big Gay Brunch at Urban Comfort
Join Metro for Big Gay Brunch at Urban Comfort Sunday morning. Goes from noon-3pm. Shuffleboard tournament to begin at 1pm. Call 727.623.9823. Urban Comfort, 2601 Central Avenue.

The Body Electric Yoga Events, 3015 7th Street North
New Moon, New You
Ceremonies are a beautiful, mindful way to symbolically welcome or create change in your life. In this workshop, you will choose a small agate stone to hold on your mat or body during a guided meditation. 3-5pm. $30.
The Tao of Tea
Tea has been known for thousands of years as the great connector. The Leaf’s strong feminine energy has the ability to connect us to each other, to ourselves, and to Nature. This ceremony is a divine dance of the elements. The fire brings the water to a boil, the heat of the water awakens and unlocks the essence and wisdom of the forest trees held in the tea leaves. 6-7:30pm. $35 and preregistration is required.

Raincube Launch Party at St. Pete-Eco Village
Join Raincube at the St. Pete Eco-Village to celebrate the completed installation of our new Raincube garden kit demonstration center! The new Raincube Pi computer will be plugged in and ready to go live. Bring your friends, family members, and collegues to see firsthand how the Internet of Rain works. Also, don’t forget to bring your own gloves (BYOG)! We are going to be sheet mulching and planting moringa. Noon-8pm. Click HERE to register. St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.

James and James: At The Movies at The Palladium
Jazz musicians vocalist Whitney James and trumpeter James Suggs return this summer for their second collaborative Palladium concert. This evening of vocal and instrumental jazz will intersect with the silver screen across three avenues: famous jazz compositions used in films including Round Midnight, and Lush Life, original arrangements of Academy Award-winning songs from classic and modern movie favorites, and finally, Suggs will perform music composed by Miles Davis for Louis Malle’s 1958 film Ascenseur pour l’échafau, and a selection from Duke Ellington’s score to Otto Preminger’s 1959 film Anatomy of a Murder. 6pm. $25 in advance, $28 day of show. Reserved seats are $40. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Gloria West and The Gents Featuring Mark Moultrup at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Prepare for a jazzy evening at SubCentral. Gloria West and The Gents perform live on Sunday. 7-11pm. SubCentral, 475 Central Avenue.

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.


Coming soon . . .


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

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.