Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (10.27-29.17)

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Cheer on the Rowdies to playoff victory, get spooked with Halloween-themed parties, sip and stroll in the EDGE District and more this week in the Burg.

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




The Melting Pot Presents Uncorked 2017
Explore five notable wines made by women who are making their mark on the wine industry today. With premium ingredients and unforgettable flavor, our Uncorked 2017 dining experience brings out the best in both fondue and the variety of featured wine. Choose three 2-oz pours of wine from our featured list. A complimentary artisanal cheese board is served with each tasting. Click HERE for full details and to reserve a table. The Melting Pot, 2221 4th Street North.


Friday, October 27

The Nights Exchange at Green Bench Brewing
St. Pete Indie Market and Green Brewing Co. presents: The Nights Exchange October 27th, 2017! Every 4th Friday! Night market featuring dozens of vendors, an art show, interactive installations, music and craft beer legends. Market runs from 7-11pm. 133 Baum Ave North.

Stranger Fling & Flea Night Market and Premiere Party at Black Crow Coffee
Sunscreen Film Society/Festival, Cinema Squatch, and Black Crow Coffee bring you the STRANGEST Halloween event of the season. Craft vendors selling totally awesome Stranger Things inspired merch. There will be a screening of the first two episodes of Stranger Things season 2 as well as an 80’s themed Halloween party.100% of proceeds to benefit Sunscreen Film Society Student Film Camp & Keep St Pete Lit. Event is free, and VIP tickets are available for $25. Festivities begin at 7pm. 2157 1st Ave South.

Friday Night Music Series at Sundial
Join the Sundial St. Pete for their free Friday Night Music Series. Chris Walker will be performing this week. His emotionally charged lyrics and sincere musicianship have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his captivating, engaging shows, where he connects with audiences using multiple instruments and enigmatic musicianship. The event is free and runs from 6pm-10pm. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Pumpkin Fest at URBAN Brew and BBQ 
Pumpkin everything! It’s almost Halloween, so what better way to celebrate with some delicious pumpkin beers! Join URBAN Brew and BBQ for a selection of 10 pumpkin brews on tap. Event runs from 11am-12am. 1939 Central Ave.

Halloween Edition of Heritage Hike at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement (All Weekend)
This is a twisted, scary version of the normal Haunted Heritage Hikes. They are bringing you a scary hike through the woods, around & through the buildings for a screamingly good time. They will start you in your time slotted group for the background & history of the Demon’s Curse. Then, you will break into smaller groups for the hike.The dates & times are October 27th & 28th at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm & 10pm. October 29th at 7pm, 8pm & 9pm. All tickets are $10. 3130 31st St South.

Stranger Things 2 Premiere at InVision Creative Cafe
Join InVision Creative Cafe for the Season 2 Premiere of Stranger Things! Hot kratom and $20 All-You-Can-Drink Kava available. Must be 18 and up to attend this event. Screening starts at 8pm. 275 16th St North.

Halloween Block Party at John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk
Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company is proud to present the 5th annual Halloween Block Party and Costume Contest at the John’s Pass Seafood and Music Festival. Join the festival main stage Friday, October 27th for Tampa Bay’s most spectacular all hallows eve celebration with DJ Da Beav spinning the best in Dance and Top 40 music. Bring your costume A-game or just party in the crowd and help our Hosts, Infinite Skillz, Matthew of Mad Beach Brewing, and WiLD 94.1’s very own Stiffy and Buckwheat, hand out $5,000 cash and bestow the title of Halloween God! Party runs from 7-11pm. 12901 Gulf Blvd.

Matisyahu at Jannus Live
Matisyahu performs a live at Jannus. Show starts at 9pm. Click HERE for tickets. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

I Love the 90’s Party at Right Around the Corner
Right Around the Corner will become RAD before this year’s Halloween! Come dressed in 90’s theme or a 90’s character and get discounted brewskis. Dancing & talking on huge phones is totally allowed! Party runs from 4pm-1am. 2244 Central Ave.

Saturday, October 28

Green Bench & Good Enough Films Presents: Halloween Spooktacular Screamfest
Green Bench and Good Enough Films have partnered up to celebrate Halloween this year. They are throwing a Halloween Horror Film Festival, Costume Party and Costume Party Contest! They will be screening 3-5 minute shorts, submitted by YOU (anyone who feels like it) between the hours of 10:00pm and Midnight. Come drink great beer, watch spooky films, and wear your favorite costumes and celebrate Halloween. 1133 Baum Ave North.

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs New York Red Bulls II at Al Lang
With Saturday night’s convincing 3-0 quarterfinal win over FC Cincinnati, the Tampa Bay Rowdies will now host New York Red Bulls II in the USL Eastern Conference Semifinals. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 727-222-2000 or by visiting RowdiesSoccer.com. Game starts at 7:30pm. 230 2nd Ave SE.

Fall Festival and Halloween at The Getaway
Join The Getaway this Saturday for their Family Fall Festival and Halloween Party! Bring the family by for free carnival games, trick or treating, facepainting, and more. At night, enjoy a Halloween Costume and Dance party! DJ D Stiles spinning hits and Halloween favs. Event runs from 12-11pm. 13090 Gandy Blvd North.

Heroes vs Villains Costume Party at the Estate.
Calling all heroes and villains. Halloween Saturday at The Estate!  Costume contests for both guys and girls with over $3000 in cash and prizes. Party runs from 10pm-3am. 179 1st Ave North.

The Florida Orchestra Master Works: Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture at the Mahaffey Theater (Saturday and Sunday)
Nothing says celebration quite like a burst of “cannons” and chimes in this beloved classic. Also, be blown away by The Florida Orchestra’s own talent in Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra and Tchaikovsky’s “Little Russian” Symphony No. 2. Michael Francis conducts. Show starts at 8pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday. Click HERE for tickets. 400 1st St SE.

Halloween Costume Contest at Dog Bar St. Pete
Bring the pup and come on down to Dog Bar St. Pete for Halloween. Cash prizes, alcohol prizes, and even membership prizes are going out the the best costumes. Event starts at 7pm. 2300 Central Ave.

Halloween Dance Party at The Hollander Hotel
Let’s freak everyone out! Boo! Tell your friends and get your costumes ready for this years biggest Halloween Dance Party with DJ Sugar Bear and costume contest! Win $500 for 1st place. The event is free and runs from 7-11pm. 421 4th Ave North.

Grand Opening and Fringe District Block Party at Bodhi Basics
Join Bodhi Basics for their grand opening as well as a Fringe District block party with Planet Retro, Star Booty Salon, Foolish Pride Tattoos, and Coney Island. There will be drinks, music, food, Halloween themed specials and spooky stuff. Come celebrate our little community, get witchy, and check out the new Bodhi location. Event starts at 7pm. 40 Dr MLK Jr St North.

Saturday Morning Market at Al Lang
Join the Saturday Morning Market for their 15th Season! There are over 130 vendors that make up the market each Saturday from fresh veggies to crafts there is something for everyone. Market runs from 9am-2pm. 230 1st Street South.

Cantina Halloweena! 2017 at Red Mesa Cantina
Cantina Halloweena 2017! Cantina’s 9th Annual Halloween Celebration is on! Food, Drinks (two bars) live music! No Cover, No Charge, All Party. Party runs from 9pm-3am.128 3rd St South.

Sunday, October 29

Daniel Tiger Scavenger Hunt at Great Explorations Children’s Museum 
Great Explorations Children’s Museum partnered with Mahaffey Theater for a week-long scavenger hunt at the museum! Visit Great Explorations from Oct. 29-Nov. 4th to search for Daniel Tiger stickers throughout the museum. When your child finds 5 (either photos on your phone or fills out our scavenger hunt form), they will get a Daniel Tiger prize! Also, click HERE to enter for your chance to win a family four pack to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE at Mahaffey Theater on Nov. 24th. 1925 4th St North.

Inaugural EDGE District Sip and Stroll 
Enjoy the inaugural EDGE District Sip & Stroll! Get your EDGE cup and map for the stroll for only $15, then enjoy twenty-seven stops at EDGE businesses for complimentary beverages or bites! Stops showcase an array of the historic EDGE Disrict’s eclectic and unique boutiques, galleries, professional offices, eateries, and pubs! During the hours of this event, alcohol in the official event cups may be legally carried while strolling in the district. All proceeds of this event benefit the nonprofit EDGE District Main Street and its district improvement projects. Click HERE for tickets. Event runs from 12-4pm. 11 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St South.

Living Colour at State Theatre
Living Colour performs a live at State Theatre. Show starts at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. 687 Central Ave.

Mimosas & Masterpieces: Brunch at The Dali
Cafe Gala invites you to start your week with Mimosas & Masterpieces, an artistic take on Sunday Fundays. Enjoy a Catalan-inspired brunch, raise a glass to surreal Sundays, then visit the galleries, stroll the grounds, contemplate the Avant-garden, browse the Museum Store and soak in all the brilliance of St. Petersburg’s #1 attraction. Brunch runs from 11am-4pm. The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Boulevard.

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.

SUP 101 at Urban Kai
An introductory lesson to stand up paddle boarding which includes the teaching of basic skills and a paddle. The cost is $20 BYOB (bring your own board) and $30 if you need to be provided with a board. Lesson starts at 10:30am. 13090 Gandy Blvd North.

Free Sunday Block Party at Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails
Open House Conspiracy and Sunshine City Disco are teaming up to present a free block party at Intermezzo (the old Budious Maximus location) with special guest Rick Wade, a legendary Detroit artist known for his feel good funk and soul tinged deep house. The party will be spread across two areas of sound, an indoor and outdoor, with selections from house and disco to funk, soul, and downtempo. Party runs from noon-11pm. 1111 Central Avenue.

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley at Jannus
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley performs a live at Jannus. Show starts at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. 200 1st Ave North.

Bring Your Own Pumpkin Carving Contest at Mad Hatters
Bring your own pumpkin carving contest! Grab your knives and pumpkins and head down to win a bar tab for first and second place. No real rules. Just a fun get together carving pumpkins. When everyone is done, they will be judged by the bartenders on shift. Carving starts at 7pm. 4685 28th St. North.

Succulent + Candle Centerpiece at Green Bench Brewing
Join O’Berry’s Succulent owner Jamie, for an afternoon of planting and learning. We will create a succulent centerpiece and go over a lesson on succulents, cactus and propagation. The class will be in the production space of Green Bench Brewing on Sunday, October 29th from 1-3pm.1133 Baum Ave North.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt at St. Pete Bicycle & Fitness
Join the fun as St. Pete Bicycle and Fitness spin around town in search of a list of fun items and activities. Please call the store at 727-822-BIKE to drop your name and email address so they can count on your attendance. This event lasts about 4 hours and takes place all over the NE area of St Pete Total distance will be around 5-10 miles & done in teams of four. Bring your bikes and helmets as well as smart phone to take pictures of the clues. There will be beverages and snacks as the store following the hunt and prizes for the winning team. The event takes place at 4pm. 1205 4th St North.

Yoga on Tap at Big Storm Brewing Co.
Join Big Storm Brewing Co. for a morning of yoga hosted by St. Petersburg Yoga. Admission is $10 and includes one (1) free pint. Since up in advance to reserve your spot and don’t forget your yoga mat. Yoga starts at 9am. 12707 49th Street North.

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Written by Brian Bailey


Brian Bailey is the founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Brian is currently the Chief Marketing & Experience Officer for Metro Inclusive Health.