Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (08.11-13.17)

The weekend is here, St. Pete! Get down with the 97x Craft Beer Experience, Mamas and the Papas tribute at The Palladium, Second Saturday ArtWalk and more downtown and around the Burg. Special thanks to Instagram user sarahmodene for sharing the fabulous featured photo!

Here’s your full events guide:


Coming soon . . .


Win Your Way In to See Maxwell at The Mahaffey
Grammy Award winner Maxwell has been performing to sell-out crowds for over 20 years and brings his soulful voice and sensual self to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – The Mahaffey Theater on Friday, Sept. 1. The VIP prize pack, valued at $365, includes: 2 orchestra tickets to Maxwell; meet and greet for 2 with Maxwell; complimentary parking and 2 drinks; mani pedi for 2 from Philly Finest Salon; gift certificate to Oyster Bar; gift certificate to Swah-Rey. CLICK HERE to enter.



National Dog Day Sunrise Instameet with I Love The Burg at Lassing Park – August 26
Rise and shine with I Love The Burg and the amazing #INSTABURG community on National Dog Day. Bring your four-legged friend with you and salute the sun for a morning of photography, community and a few sweet surprises. Kahwa Coffee’s Kahwagon will be on hand serving FREE coffee to participants while supplies last. Swah-Rey will offer their exquisite pupcakes for the pups, and some treats for the instagram community, too! St. PetersBark will be in attendance as well with something special for the community. Make sure to tag all of your photos with #pUpWithTheSun. Later that day, join us at Sundial St. Pete for a special Yappy Hour from 5-8pm. The instameet begins at 6:30am on August 26 at Lassing Park, 2042 Beach Drive Southeast.


Friday, August 11

First Annual Craft Beer Experience Dinner at The Mahaffey
Five course beer pairing dinner prepared by Chef Jeffrey Hileman of Locale Market. Enjoy rare and exclusive beers and a culinary experience to be remembered! Ticket includes admission to the 97X Craft Beer Experience the following night. Begins at 6pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Mahaffey, 400 1st Street South.

St. Pete Pub Crawl with Escape Brewing
Please join the Escape Brewing Company team in St. Pete for their first pub crawl. Special tappings at each location plus a special cask beer at The Ale and the Witch. Begins at Hops and Props at 5pm, then Ale and the Witch, follwed by Kings Street Food Counter and finally Independent Bar on Central Ave. Click HERE for full details.

Sex with Strangers at American Stage Theatre (Final Weekend)
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. 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. As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes.

La Lucha Featuring Jeff Rupert at Marty Morell at The Palladium
“Best of The Bay” trio, La Lucha returns with special guests featuring an evening of all new original music, inspired by pet rocks, brains, & A.C. Slater. La Lucha is John O’Leary (piano), Alejandro Arenas (bass) and Mark Feinman (drums). The trio will be joined by special guests Marty Morell (vibraphone/drums) who played with the Bill Evans Trio for seven years. Begins at 8pm. Reserved tickets are $18, $22. Palladium Theater, 253 5th 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.

Christie Lenee at Hideaway Cafe
Christie Lenee returns to the Hideaway stage. Doors open at 6pm, show begins at 8pm. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field (All Weekend)
The Rays face The Indians Thursday at Tropicana Field. Click HERE for tickets and start times. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Sandy Grecco at The Queens Head
Sandy Grecco performs live at The Queens Head Friday night. Show from 7:30-10:30pm. The Queens Head, 2501 Central Avenue.

Chillable Reds at Winesmith
tasting Chillable Reds: a lovely, rustic Loire Valley Pinot Noir/Gamay blend, a not-to-dry, not-to-sweet, savory Italian Lambrusco, a slightly tart, dry Spanish Trepat, a juicy, easy drinking Argentinian Malbec, a bone-dry, rustic Chilean peasant wine and a 100% Chilean Carignan from a 125 year old, dry farmed vineyard. 6-9pm. This tasting is $15/person. Must be 21 to attend. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

Contemporary Icons: Wayne Davis and Dimitri Lykoudis at Studio@620
Icons are everywhere, from television personalities to billboard advertisements, we are continually confronted with portraiture. This exhibition, pairing works from artists Wayne Davis and Dimitri Lykoudis, explores the roles modern icons hold in our society. Davis’ works are created after observing and reflecting on a given moment taken from a televised story line. Lykoudis’ series, “Secular Saints”, reflects on how portraiture promotes stereotypes and serves as a form of social reflection. Opening reception from 6-9pm on Friday. Free admission. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Ace Jackson and the Jump Kings at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Roots Rocking Jump Blus and Swing music in the coolest cocktail lounge on Central Ave. Dress is casual but wear your dancing shoes ! Gonna’ be some jitterbugging and rug cuttin. 9pm-1am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Betty Fox Band at TapHouse 61
Betty Fox Band performs live at TapHouse 61 this Friday. 9pm-midnight. TapHouse 61, 2061 Central Avenue.

King Complex / Kerry Courtney (Goodnight Neverland)/ Pans Permia at The Bends
Join The Bends for a night of raw beats, post rock sounds and indie vibes. Music from 10pm-2am. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.




Saturday, August 12

Yoga Poolside at The Hollander with Rachel Miller
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.

Brunch and Tunes at Proper Smokehouse and Whiskey Bar (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.

The Yin Crowd at The Body Electric Yoga
Darlene Cassello-Phillips and The Yin Crowd return The BE. Luxuriate in 2.5 hours of Yin practice paired with doTerra Oils to help relax, let go, and connect to your soul. The practice will begin with a guided meditation moving into a sequence which will start with the upper body joints and move to the lower parts of the body. 2:30-5pm. $35. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Made in St. Pete at Deep Blue Fitness
Join Deep Blue Fitness for an awesome event! Puppies will be availabe for adoption and amazing small businesses will be there with goodies. Support a wonderful cause and local favorites. That Dog Ice Cream, PB & Jelly Deli, Firefly & Co, Made Coffee, Bartique, Pup Active, Pet Pal Animal Shelter and others will be in attendance. 2-5pm. Deep Blue Fitness, 1123 1st Avenue North.

97x Craft Beer Experience at The Mahaffey
Come enjoy more than 100 types of craft beer as 97X brings the Craft Beer Experience to The Mahaffey. Admission includes free samples of over 100 beers, ciders, and meads from 33 breweries. Plus, enjoy samples of the 7 special release beers every half hour! Experience live music from Paint The Town Red and hand-crafted beers while at the same time feeding your senses with a delicious array of downtown St. Petersburg’s finest restaurant offerings. This is a 21+ event. 4-8pm. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of. The Mahaffey, 400 1st Street South.

DJ Rich: Spinning 90s Jams at Flying Boat
Join Flying Boat as they welcome DJ Richard Elsner Jr. from Midnight Music DJ & Entertainment to Flying Boat. 7-10pm. Flying Boat Brewing, 1776 11th Avenue North.

Cool Art for a Hot Summer Night Second Saturday ArtWalk
Now’s the time to enjoy a balmy evening and explore St. Petersburg’s five exciting arts districts. Open the door of a gallery you’ve never visited before, or try the free trolleys and a whole new neighborhood. St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 40 galleries and studios in the Waterfront Arts, Central Arts District, The EDGE District of St. Petersburg, Grand Central District Association and the Warehouse Arts District coming together as one arts destination. Runs from 5-9pm. Click HERE for a full map and event details.

Warehouse Art District Member Show at ArtsXchange Annex Gallery
Join the Warehouse Arts District for the opening reception of a WADA members only art exhibit. Artists include: Nick Reale, Austin Reale, Haleh Pinney, Leila Martini, MJ Dicus, Susan Antoinette, Adam Graham, Don Silvestri, Tom Amidon and David Larson Evans. 5-9pm. ArtsXchange Annex Gallery, 515 22nd Street South.

Fringe Flea Market at Urban Deli and Drafts
Join Fringe Creatives for a creative flea market under the stars during the St. Pete Art Walk in Grand Central District. This event is graciously hosted by the awesome folks at URBAN Deli and Drafts with Block Party style support from Castaways Recycled Style and Grand Central’s favorite live music spot, Old Key West Bar & Grill St. Petersburg. 5-9pm. Urban Deli and Drafts, 2410 Central Avenue.

2nd Saturday Pop Up Art Gallery and Vintage Market at D and A Ambient Antiques
Enjoy another St. Pete Art night and support the diversity of Grand Central’s many talented local artists that will be set up in front of D and A Antiques and Pom Poms Sandwicheria and Tea House! Runs from 4-9pm. D and A Ambient Antiques, 2939 Central Avenue.

Ricky Wilcox & the Moonsnakes, Steve Connelly & the Lesser Gods at Hideaway Cafe
The Burg’s favorite listening room brings together Ricky Wilcox & The Moonsnakes and Steve Connelly & The Lesser Gods for an evening of live music. Doors open at 6pm. $5. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

United with International Artist Goutam at Gallerie 909
Come see the work of Goutam Chakraborty, a preeminent Artist from Bangladesh, is famous for his miniature paintings. The miniatures were his debut of his first solo exhibition in 1992 and immediately his powerful imagination and forms captivated art appreciators. His work is defined by his range of imagination, choice of color, intensity of passion, signature strokes, and artistic queries. 5-9pm. Gallerie 909, 909 22nd Street South.

Left Lane Entertainment Presents: Live From The Underground at SubCentral at Iberian Rooster
Join SubCentral at Iberian Rooster for their Second Saturday music shindig. Come party with Left Lane Entertainment Live from The Underground. Begins at 9pm. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Midnight Satire’s Bad Karaoke Album Release Show at The Bends
Orlando-based Midnight Satire are celebrating the release of their new album Bad Karaoke (2017) with friends Jordan Esker & the Hundred Percent, Donna Lu, and Bobby Kady at the Bends. Music from 9pm-2am. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.

TC Carr and The Bolts of Blue at The Ale and The Witch
Blues legend TC Carr and The Bolts of Blue perform live this Saturday at The Ale and The Witch. 8:30-11:30pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Monday, Monday: A Tribute to The Mamas and The Papas at The Palladium
Based on the lineup of the smash-hit 60’s group The Mamas and the Papas, Monday Monday performs the iconic group’s most popular songs including: “California Dreamin’,” “Go Where You Wanna Go,” and “Monday, Monday” as well as top hits from other 60’s groups including Crosby, Stills, and Nash, The Fifth Dimension, The Byrds, The Beatles and others. 8pm. Tickets are $21, $35. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.




Sunday, August 13

Yoga on Tap with Katelyn Grady and Jonathan Grey at Green Bench Brewing
Join Katelyn Grady and musical guest Jonathan Greye for a live-music flow class in the great outdoors. The class is moderately paced and all modifications are welcomed. Prepare for some sun! 11am-noon. $15 at the door/$10 advance registration/$5 BE unlimited members. Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue.

3rd Annual Ashe Couture Gameday Tailgate Shopping Event
Football season will be here before you know it and Ashe Couture invites you to come enjoy a brew and tailgate with them! The store will be decked out, every rack, in game day clothing, accessories and jewelry to have you ready for your favorite 12 Saturdays of the year. Noon-5pm. Ashe Couture Boutique, 1027 Central Avenue.

Kids Eat Free at The Melting Pot Every Sunday
Make it a Sunday fun-day and treat your little ones to Fondue! Receive one complimentary child’s meal with an adult purchase of a 3-course or larger. The restaurant is open from 4-10:30pm on Sunday. Melting Pot, 2221 4th Street North.

Jim Gilmour & Friends – a new Hideaway Cafe series
Join Jim Gilmour & Friends for a Sunday of music making rooted in the very style of artistry and collaboration that owner John Kelly has carved out for his Hideaway. Doors open at noon. Music from 2-5pm. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Avant-Gardenders at The Dali
Avant-Gardeners will take a focused tour the Dali’s garden, exploring new themes each week followed by an art activity in our classroom. They recommend wearing comfortable play clothes-you might get a little messy! 1-1:45pm. Free (program does not include admission to the galleries; parking is free for members as available; $10 parking for non-members). The Dali, 1 Dali Boulevard.

Gypsy Star at The Palladium
Imagine if Fleetwood Mac, Blackmore’s Night and the Gipsy Kings got together to form a new band…it might sound very much like Gypsy Star. With their eclectic instrumentation of classical flamenco guitar, violin, accordion, cello, bass, drums and an array of hand percussion along with sultry pop vocals and melodic harmonies, the band weaves a colorful tapestry of enchanting, uplifting music by artfully infusing original indie folk rock with rhythms from around the world to create their unique sound. 6pm. Reserved tickets: $18, $25. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

How-To-DIY Dark Moon Ritual with Rachel Miller at The Body Electric Yoga
What could you accomplish with the power that moves oceans? In this ceremony-development workshop with Rachel Miller you will learn how to create more of what you want and eliminate what you don’t by using the power of the Dark Moon. 6:30-8:30pm. $44 (includes kit). The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

Street Clothes with Blestian and Jackrabbit at The Bends
The Bends is proud to present Street Clothes, Blestian and Jackrabbit live. Prepare for rock, electro pop, and experimental tunes. 10pm-1am. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.


Next Saturday . . .


The Body Electric Night at The Tampa Bay Rowdies
Yoga, tailgate, and cheer on The Rowdies as they take on Ottawa! The first 100 people who register get to take class at 4pm at Al Lang Stadium with Katelyn Grady, then we’ll tailgate together until game time. Join The BE mob! To get your discounted tickets use promo code YOGA or call Joe Grossman at 727-521-7267. Kids: $12 – Grownups: $21. Click HERE for tickets and details. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of iLovetheBurg.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: andrew@rkc.me