Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (08.18-20.17)

Enjoy sunrise and sunset yoga, partake in the great St. Pete cupcake contest, get lively on the waterfront during the Taco and Beer Fiesta and much more this weekend in the Sunshine City.

Thanks to @dan_hos for the amazing #instaBURG photo share! Here’s your full local events guide:


Pup With The Sun Instameet at Lassing Park
Rise and shine with I Love The Burg and the amazing #INSTABURG community to celebrate 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 courtesy of Swah-Rey, Kahwa Coffee, That Dog Ice Cream, St. PetersBark and PupActive. Begins at 6:30am on Saturday, August 26. Click HERE for full event details. Lassing Park, 2042 Beach Drive Southeast.



Win Your Way In with Marlon Wayans at The Mahaffey
Marlon Wayans has been selling out shows across the country as one of the top standup comedians of the year and he’s making his way to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – The Mahaffey Theater on Saturday, September 16! Win 2 tickets to the show, meet and greet with Marlon Wayans, $25 gift certificate to Proper Smoke House and Whiskey Bar, $25 gift certificate to The Avenue, $25 gift certificate to Kings Street Food, $25 gift certificate to Park and Rec, $25 gift certificate at The Sugar Shack. Click HERE to enter.


Friday, August 18

Yoga on the Water at Urban Kai
YOW (Yoga on the Water) An amazing class that combines the balance of yoga and paddle boarding for an overall exhilarating workout. The challenge of yoga poses on the water provides a unique way to increase your core strength and flexibility while taking in the beauty of your natural surroundings. 10:15-11:15am. $30 per class; $15 BYOB (bring your own board). Urban Kai, 13090 Gandy Boulevard North.

Taco and Beer Fiesta at Port St. Pete
Enjoy the first ever St. Pete Taco & Beer Fiesta Food Truck Festival. Enjoy some of the best food truck fare around at the future home of the Marine Discovery Center. Fun for the whole family! There will be live music, tours of the Sir Winston Cruise Ship, and speciality South American dishes. 6-10pm. Port St. Pete, 250 8th Avenue Southeast.

Authority Zero Live at Bananas Music
Authority Zero will be performing a FREE live acoustic set at Bananas Music on Friday. Come hang with your favorite punk rock band prior to their show at Jannus Live! Their vinyl and CDs will be in full supply and ready for autographs! 2-3pm. Bananas Music, 22nd Avenue North.

Friday Night Flights and Bites at Indie St. Pete
Join The Independent every Friday for happy hour and some special bites. Enjoy special priced beer flights from 3-7pm and complimentary Indie fare from 5-7pm. Independent Bar St. Pete, 1049 Central Avenue.

St. Pete Shuffle Fridays at The Shuffleboard Club
Since 2005, St. Pete Shuffle has welcomed 10,000 people to the club for free Fright night shuffleboard. Event runs from 7-11pm. St. Pete Shuffle, 559 Mirror Lake Drive North.

Friday Night Music Series: Dean Johanesen at Sundial St. Pete
Enjoy local, live music under the stars at Sundial St. Pete. This Friday, singer/songwriter Dean Johanesen is set to perform live. Music from 6-10pm. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Rosé Tasting at Winesmith
tasting dry rosé: a light, refreshing Argentinian Cab/Malbec blend, a 100% Pinot Noir Rosé from Argentina, a delicious Pinot Noir rosé from Oregon, a surprising, six grape Washington State blend, a classic, crisp version from Provence and an effervescent Portuguese Vinho Verde rosé. 6-9pm. This tasting is $15/person. Must be 21 to attend. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue.

John Kelly and Friends at Hideaway Cafe
oin John Kelly & Friends – Jim Gilmour on bass, Tim Poole on harmonies and harmonica and Shannon Van Alsburg on harmonies. Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm. $5. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Laser Experience at State Theatre
Enjoy the magic of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon at State Theatre on Friday. Doors open at 7pm. $12. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Soapbox Soliloquy, Rude Dude, The Venus, Bubble Boys at The Bends
Prepare for an evening of Psych Rock at The Bends. Music from 9pm-2am. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners (All Weekend)
The Rays host the Seattle Mariners 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.


Saturday, August 19

Come on You Yogis! FREE Sunrise Yoga at Sundial
This Saturday, rise with the sun and the St. Pete yoga community at the Sundial. This month’s instructor will be Denise from The Body Electric Yoga Company! Denise’s motto has always been the greater the adventure, the greater the reward. Yoga fulfills all levels of adventure for Denise. It allows the playfulness of being a kid while requiring the discipline and determination that comes with being an adult. All you need is a mat, or in her case, a paddle board! Check in begins at 7:30am, yoga begins at 8am. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Auditions — Julius Caesar, St. Pete Shakespeare Festival
St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival announces auditions for Julius Caesar, directed by Brianna Larson! Seeking all types. Be prepared to cold read from the script. Appointment Required: Please email stpeteshakesfest@gmail.com with your name, preferred audition date, and any specific time constraints. You may include your headshot and resume, OR bring copies to your audition. Noon-6pm. Auditions will be at Snell House on the USF St. Petersburg campus, near the corner of 5th Avenue South and 2nd Street South.

69th Annual Fish-A-Thon at Lake Jorgensen
Free for youth, teens & adults. In partnership with Civitan Club of St. Pete. Cane fishing poles & bait provided. The event honors Dennis Crenshaw, a former high school teacher & advocate for youth outdoor recreation activities. Closed-toe shoes recommended and sunscreen advised. Personal fishing equipment not allowed. Official start 9:30am with nine 15-minute intervals & prizes. Call 727-893-7441 or 727-823-8383 for details. Lake Jorgensen, between 37th and 39th Streets North, and 10th and 13th Avenues North.

Flying Boat Brewing Company Grand Opening
Flying Boat Brewing hosts its Grand Opening this Saturday in the Burg! Dan Carraway and Urban Brew and BBQ open the event, along with Rocky’s Wood Fired Pizza and Holy Cow Kettle Corn. Rockin Raccoons play at the main stage along with other local acts. They’re also partnering with Friends of Strays — they’re donating $1 to Friends of Strays for every IPA sold. Celebrate from noon-midnight. Flying Boat Brewing, 1776 11th Avenue North.

Hotter Than a Pitch Kickball Tournament at Woodlawn Softball Fields
This is a self pitch tournament! Here is what is included in your teams registration costs: Minimum 3 Games; Single Elimination Playoffs for top teams; Online Schedule, Standings and Scores; Paid Officials; Trophies & Prizes to Champions; After Party at TBD. 9am-noon. Team Pricing: $350. Click HERE for full details. Woodlawn Softball Fields, 1450 16th Street North.

Colorful Caladiums at Sunken Gardens
Craving gorgeous, low maintenance pops of colorful foliage in your garden? Find out how to extend caladiums’ southern tropical charm well beyond the summer months and get more bang for your buck. Ashley Graham, owner of Ashely’s Tropical Oasis and member of the Rare Plant Network leads this program with caladium plants and bulbs for sale following! Begins at 10:30am. Free with paid admission or membership. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

Steven Prutsman Presents Azure Family Concert at Museum of Fine Arts
Pianist and composer, Stephen Prutsman, presents a fun, friendly and engaging 50-minute sensory-friendly performance tailored to individuals with autism spectrum disorder or related challenges and their families or caregivers. 10:30-11:30am. Click here to register. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.


Saved by the Block with Hunger + Thirst Restaurant Group
Music from Certified Fresh DJs, photobooth, Hot 101.5 on the block, games, breakdancers, drink specials and a costume contest! Wear your flyest 90’s gear for a chance to win: Funniest outfit; Best Couple; Best Group. $3 Natty Light Cans, $4 Fun-Dip Shots, $5 CapriSun Pouches, $5 Pop-Rock Cocktails. 9pm-3am. Takes place at Proper, Avenue and Park and Rec along 1st Avenue South between 4th Street and 3rd Street North.

Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest at Morean Arts Center for Clay
Mark your calendars for a celebration like never before, join the Morean Arts Center in celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a 100th Birthday Party with 100 bakers competing for the trophy! The fun runs from noon-3pm. Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street South.

America Divided: A Documentary Screening at Dr. Carter G Woodson African American Museum
Filmmakers, Jesse Williams, SPLC, and the Dream Defenders explore the School to Prison Pipeline in pinellas county. Join the Museum for this important screening, a panel discussion, and learn how to join the fight to disrupt and dismantle the school to prison pipeline in Pinellas County. 2-4pm. Dr. Carter Woodson African American Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South.

Whistle Pig Rye Tasting at Room 901
Whistle Pig Rye whiskey tasting of Farmstock, 10, 12 & 15 year whiskey. Free WP glass. Master distiller will be giving a short talk. $50/person in advance. Visit the space to reserve your spot. Room 901, 901 1st Avenue South.

Local at Locale — Low Country Boil
LOCALE celebrates St. Pete! The gourmet market has created a one-of-a-kind event for a city that deserves nothing less! Low Country Boil includes: Gulf Shrimp, Local 2 Docs Clams, PEI Mussels, House-Made Alligator Andouille Sausage, New Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Cocktail Sauce, Secret Sauce and plenty of Fresh Lemon. 5-8pm. Tickets are $13.99 and can be purchased online. Locale Market, 179 2nd Avenue North.

Community Solutions and Youth Empowerment Expo at The Mahaffey
Featuring more than a dozen of Pinellas county’s solution-based youth programs and a family-focused panel dialogue with the City of St. Petersburg, hometown celebrity Marcus Dixon, National Spirit Coordinator Jared Williams and Hip-Hop Icon and author “DMC” McDaniels. The expo will officially launch SpringZone St. Petersburg, a grassroots community and youth mentoring engagement movement. Runs from 6-9pm. Click HERE for details. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

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.

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Ottawa Fury at Al Lang Stadium
The Rowdies are back in USL action this Saturday against Ottawa Fury. Get out and cheer on our local soccer team as they make a push to the postseason. They will also be accepting donations on toys and books in partnership with sending smiles. Donation boxes for new, unused toys and books will be placed outside the main gates. Tropical Smoothie Café will offer ½ off smoothies and Tijuana Flats will offer $5 Flats Cash for fans who bring a toy. All donations will go directly to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. The match starts at 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets, or call 727.222.2000. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.

Soulful Strut: Lauren Mitchell and Ari and the Alibis at The Palladium
Lauren Mitchell’s music is a bold mix of her own original material, songs she hand-picked from the repertoires of her friends, and select covers of tunes first performed by Etta James, Bettye Lavette, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Bette Davis. She’ll be joined by the powerhouse group Ari and the Alibis. 8pm. Reserved section A: $30. Reserved section B: $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Click HERE for tickets. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Kasondra Rose and The Sleepless at The Ale and The Witch
Kasondra Rose and The Sleepless will keep you awake until the wee hours of the morning with their swingin’, funky, soulful style, filling your ear-holes with original music and cover songs with a spin! Greg grounds the group with his thick bass lines, John lays down a sick groove on the drums, and Elliot adds flavor with every lick. 9-11:30pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Awkward Age, Debt Neglector and Weak Knees at The Bends
Join The Bends for a night pop punk! Music from 10pm-2am. The Bends, 919 1t Avenue North.


Sunday, August 20

Farm and Garden Work Day at St. Pete Eco-Village
Join the Eco-Village in the garden for a farm and garden community day! You can help on a variety of tasks, taste some veggies, pick some veggies or flowers or join us for a tour of the Eco Village Farm. 9am-1pm. St. Pete Eco-Village, 302 15th Street North.

Music in the Marly at Museum of Fine Arts
Captivating pianist, composer, and curator, Stephen Prutsman returns to the MFA for an illuminating performance*. Prutsman moves with ease from classical to jazz to world music continuing his exploration in music of all cultures and languages. Begins at 2pm. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Simple Screen Printing at Studio@620
Learn a simple yet effective process for making your own screen prints that you can continue to do at home! You’ll learn how to use every day materials to create a simple silkscreen design and print it on your own tea towel. 2-5pm. $55. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

HeART and Soul — Rededication of the Dr. Carter G Woodson African American Museum
Enjoy a festive, fun-filled day of celebration featuring the rededication of St. Petersburg’s tribute to its African American heritage, art exhibitors and vendors, soul food competition, poetry slam, live music, food trucks and more. 3-8pm. Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Avenue 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.