Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (08.04-06.17)

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It’s finally August in the Burg! Celebrate with local markets, waterslides in the park and at a local brewery, poolside yoga, a special look at Brick Street Farms and so much more! Special thanks to @jcarltonimages for the amazing #instaburg share. Here is your full events guide:


Friday, August 4

Flick and Float Family Movie Night at Childs Park Pool
It’s that Time Again! FLICK & FLOAT Movie Night. Floats provided. Flume slide & diving boards open, lawn chairs welcome. 6:30-9pm. Only $2/age 3-12, $3/age 13 & up. Childs Park, 1227 43rd Street South.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Milwaukee Brewers at Tropicana Field (All Weekend) 
The Rays host the Brewers this weekend at Tropicana Field. Game at 7:10pm on Friday, 6:10pm on Saturday, 1:10pm on Sunday. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Absolute Queen and Highway to Hell at Jannus Live
Get out to Jannus Live for a night of old school rock and roll! 8pm-midnight. FREE. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Friday Night Concert Series at Sundial St. Pete
Join the Sundial every Friday night in the courtyard for live music. This week, famed local soul and rock musician J.T. Brown. Performance from 6-10pm. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Live Music by NAT’L Act at 3 Daughters Brewing
Enjoy live music by NAT’L Act and food provided by Pho Truck. Food from 5-11pm, music from 8-11pm. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

DOOM Birds Pop Up Art Show at Studio@620
The Studio@620 has a new curator! Introducing Tyler Weiss and his new series DOOM BIRDS for a weekend of art and music. Birds with words, seemingly pessimistic while poking fun at the despondency of our modern confusing times. What do we hear birds say? Whistling and chirping sounds. What are they trying to shout at us? The end is near!!! So stop on by and reflect on the many potential cataclysms before its too late! 6-9pm. The Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

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.

Refreshing White Wines at Winesmith
Winesmith will offer tastings of Refreshing Whites to help beat this heat: a bone dry, crisp Australian Riesling, a zesty Sauvignon Blanc from Uruguay, a dry, citrusy white Rioja, a floral, delicious Alsatian Pinot Blanc, a seafood-craving, Languedoc Picpoul De Pinet and a dry, crisp Alsatian Brut. 6-9pm. $15 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

In The Raw: Revival (One Night Only) at The Hideaway Cafe
The critically acclaimed and two-time Best of the Bay Award-winning singer/songwriter night, “In the Raw,” will be returning to St. Petersburg for one night only. Experience it this Friday from 8-11pm. $10 at the door, $7 in advance. The Hideaway, 1756 Central Avenue.

The Sh-Booms, Gino and The Goons, The Jackettes at The Bends
The Bends is proud to present a night of Punk & Soul music! The Sh-Booms, Gino and The Goons and The Jackettes perform live at The Bends Friday night. 10pm-2am. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.


Saturday, August 5

Yoga Poolside at The Hollander with Lindsay Dixon
Salute the sun with Lindsay Dixon 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. Begins at 8:30am. $5 BE Monthly and Annual Members/$10 Pre-Registered/$15 Door. Hollander Hotel, 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.

The Great Brain Wash (formerly Wig Out Against Brain Cancer) at North Straub Park
Join the community for the Brain Tumor Alliance Great BrainWash. You’ll run a 5k throughout the amazing downtown St. Pete waterfront tackling fun inflatable water obstacles (and maybe a few other challenges) with your friends and family. Begins at 8am. Click HERE for full details and registration. North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

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.

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.

Fun Fit Day at SmithBuilt Fitness
Enjoy a free Body Analysis, Firm Fitness Class with Jessica, Chrissy’s Bootcamp, Seminar on Women’s Self Defense and more. Event runs from 10am-2pm. SmithBuilt Fitness, 5600 Central Avenue.

Brick Street Farms: Open Saturday Market
Brick Street Farms will be OPEN this Saturday to support their Farm Membership launch! They will have greens, kales and herbs available for sale. Visit Brick Street, check out their new Membership program and support St Pete’s city-farm. 10am-2pm. Brick Street, 2001 2nd Avenue South.

Cooking Class with Kenny Tufo at Sea Salt St. Pete
Chef Kenny Tufo’s next cooking class is Saturday when he’ll teach how to cook Sea Salt’s new salmon dish, perfect for a summer evening. 11am-1:30pm. $35 per person. Call 727.873.7964 to reserve your spot. Sea Salt St. Pete, 183 2nd Avenue North.

Two Headed Calf Festival at St. Pete Museum of History
Celebrate the true weirdness of St. Petersburg while paying tribute to the Museum of History’s iconic two-headed calf. Sponsored by 98Rock FM, the Two-Head Calf Fest will feature live music, food trucks, craft & domestic beer and of course admission to Alligators & Oddities exhibit highlighted by nearly 100-year-old two-headed calf. Runs from 10am-5pm. Tickets are $40. St. Pete Museum of History, 335 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Frogs and Toads at Sunken Gardens
How did the hog toad get its name? Which frogs are evil invaders? Kids learn the answers to these questions and more as they get a close up look at these beneficial creatures with the Suncoast Herpetological Society. Begins at 10:30am. $3/child in addition to paid admission or membership. Pre-registration/payment required due to limited space. Call 727-551-3102 to register. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

St. Pete Indie Market Summer Series at State Theatre
Shop local at the historic Burg venue, State Theatre. Local vendors will sell art, vintage clothes, fresh screen printed designs, pins, baked goods, coffee and so much more. Event takes place from 11am-3pm. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Pioneer Open House at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Take a trip back in time and see how settlers used to live. Enjoy lunch in the great outdoors, along with games, activities and more! 11am-2pm. Free admission. Boyd Hill, 3130 31st Street South.

Get Low Fest at Green Bench Brewing
Join Green Bench for their 4th Annual Get Low Fest! There will be a waterslide, pool, water balloons, beer, mead, and cider slushies, and more. Wear your swimsuits and bring your friends! Event begins at 2pm and runs until 6pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Phantastic Ekphrastic — Creatures: Wild and Wooly at Florida CraftArt
Keep St. Pete Lit’s Ekphrastic where 12 visual art pieces are interpreted by a dozen local writers, presented in dramatic readings. Begins at 5:30pm. Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue.

D E B R I S at The Blue Goose
DEBRIS is everything you leave behind when you break free from a cage. This collection is an emotional interpretation of transition, something I look forward to and get anxious over all at once. Nothing is as it seems, people change, leaves fall and ghosts remain. 8-11pm. The Blue Goose, 48 9th Street North.

Banked Track Roller Derby: Battle of AzkaBANK
It’s Florida’s Only Banked Track Roller Derby, Hogswarts Style! In honor of “back to school” time, come experience “Battle of AzkaBANK” featuring The Gryffindor Gore vs. The Slytherin Sin! Bring cash for the food truck (Hott Mess!), t-shirts, raffles, ice cream and more! Beer & wine available with valid gov’t issued ID. Please drink responsibly. There will also be a pre-bout blood drive as part of the nationwide make em bleed roller derby blood drive initiative. Blood Drive begins at 4:30pm, roller derby doors open at 6pm, game starts at 7pm. $15 at the door, $12 in advance online, $30 VIP box seats. Kids ages 6 to 11 are $8 at the door or in advance**. Ages 5 & under are free! The Slayground, 4033 35th Street North.

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Harrisburg City Islanders
Come on your Rowdies Fans! Get out to Al Lang Stadium and support our local soccer squad. The Rowdies look to lengthen their unbeaten streak with a win over the Islanders on Saturday night. The match begins at 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets, or call 727.222.2000. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.

Avenue Icon in Concert at Studio@620
The Studio@620 is excited to have Avenue Icon return for a full length performance on August 5! Avenue Icon is “a funky 4-piece jam band. The group freshly blends rock, blues, indie, pop, funk and jazz. Begins at 7:30pm. $10 suggested donation. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.


Sunday, August 6

St. Pete Vintage Bash at The Hollander Hotel
The Vintage Bash brings fashion, music and fun to The Hollander Hotel in the Burg. DJ Sugar Bear will be providing tunes throughout the day, the Hot Rod Hornets will perform live, there will be a vintage swimwear contest, shop at Feathers, Fate & Steel Boutique and more. Event runs from 1-6pm. Hollander Hotel, 421 4th Avenue North.

Hawk & Wayne’s Anywhere USA at American Stage Theatre
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. 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. American Stage, 163 3rd Street North.

The Isley Brothers at Mahaffey Theater
For more than 50 years, The Isley Brothers have received acclaim as “the rocking soulful legends who started it all.” The iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy award-winning artists bring inspiring sounds of soul and classic R&B to The Mahaffey Sunday. Show begins at 7pm. Tickets from $39.50-$94.50. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Gloria West & The Gents Feat. Stan Collins Live at Subcentral at Iberian Rooster
Get out to Central Avenues new speakeasy this Sunday for a live concert with Gloria West and The Gents featuring Stan Collins. Show from 7-10pm. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Rays on the Runway After Party at Park & Rec
Join Park & Rec for a special after party! DJ Fresh and Friends will provide live music. $6 drinks, $4 drafts, $4 tallboys, $4 wines beginning at 7pm. Park & Rec, 100 4th Street South.

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.