Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (11.10-12.17)

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Throw down some of the best BBQ ribs in the nation at Ribfest 2017, vibe to Iration at Jannus, enjoy La La Land in Concert and more this weekend in the Burg.

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

Friday, November 10

Ribfest 2017 at Vinoy Park (All Weekend)
Ribfest features the best BBQ ribbers in the world, national touring bands playing classic southern rock & country hits. On Saturday and Sunday, fun activities for kids in the Family Fun Zone hosted by Great Explorations Children’s Museum. Gates open at 11am. Click HERE to purchase tickets. 501 Bayshore Dr NE.

Yoga for Lunch at Station House St. Pete
Taking a break for lunch just got a deeper meaning. Enjoy a 45min yoga practice to fit all levels and bodies that will give you a productive break. A bit of breathe work, some flowing Asanas and a unwinding time for the mind are a delicious recipe to make your afternoon at work a tad blissful. The class is by donation at the 2nd floor at DoThings room. Class starts at noon. 260 1st Ave South.

Friday Night Funk at The Ale and the Witch
The sound of New Orleans comes to the Witch this Friday Night. Enjoy the sound of In Business, a touring 7 piece funk band. Ale and the Witch will have 2 special taps from Abita Brewing Company to accompany that New Orleans experience. Big Easy IPA & Pecan Ale will be tapped up and on special for the concert. Event starts at 8:30pm. 111 2nd Ave NE.

10th Annual Art in the PARC at Duke/Progress Energy Building
Every year, PARC holds its very unique “Art in the PARC” event. This free art show features items created by artists working out of the Inspired Artist Studios @ PARC, as well as creations by horticulturists working out of PARC in Bloom. At this event you can find custom paintings, jewelry, pottery, plants, art prints, ornaments, and so much more. The event runs from 3-8pm. 299 1st Avenue North.

Iration at Jannus Live (Friday and Saturday)
Iration play live at Jannus with special guests Fortuante Youth, Inner Circle, and Through The Roots. Gates open at 6pm. Click HERE for tickets. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Veterans Day Observance at The Dalí (Friday and Saturday)
This year, The Dalí celebrates Veterans Day Friday November 10 & Saturday November 11 to honor our country’s courageous service members. Complimentary admission all day for veterans and active duty military members with ID, plus one guest each. Museum opens at 10am. 1 Dali Blvd.

Pet Portrait Workshop at Makeme Studio
Join Makeme as they welcome special guest artist Carolyn Kospender from Hither Rabbit to create your very own custom pet portrait in her signature graphic style! Participants will receive a custom pet portrait pre-sketched onto wood at the event. During the workshop they’ll be showing you how to colorize and add details so perfectly reflects your fur baby. Class starts at 7pm. Tickets are $45. Click HERE to register. 3028 9th Street North.


Saturday, November 11

Pop-Up Purre Barre Class at Station House St. Pete
Join Purre Barre St. Petersburg for a FREE pop-up Pure Barre class on the rooftop at Station House DTSP. Bring a mat/towel, water, your friends, and get ready to Lift.Tone.Burn. with the beautiful view of our downtown! Registration is required before arrival. Click HERE to register. Class starts at 9am. 260 1st Ave South.

The Florida Orchestra POPS: Marvin Hamlisch and More at The Mahaffey
The orchestra honors one singular sensation with beloved songs by Marvin Hamlisch, along with the music that inspired him from Gershwin and Bernstein. Lee Musiker conducts and plays piano; Doug LaBrecque on vocals. Shows are 2pm and 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. 400 1st St SE.

Gallery Art Show at ArtsXchange
The Inaugural ArtsXchange Gallery Art Show will feature the artwork of ArtsXchange tenants. Experience “Where Art Is Made” from our local member artists and see the new era of affordable art studios! Art show runs from 5-9pm. 515 22nd St South.

Creatures of Z Night at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Creatures of Z Night provides a special private nighttime experience. Enjoy light bites, with a full cash bar at the Lake Maggiore Indoor/Outdoor Environmental Education Center. Learn about Boyd Hill Nature Preserve’s most misunderstood critters (like owls, bats, lizards and snakes) as the experts dispel myths and share some of the amazing and endearing qualities of these animals. Bring your flashlights and headlamp gear to search for owls, bats and alligators and to stargaze.
Cost is $25 per person. Event starts at 6:30pm. 1101 Country Club Way South.

Metro’s Celebrate 25 Gala and Gatsby’s Bistro
Join Metro St. Pete as they celebrate 25 years of service to TampaBay’s LGBTQ+ community. Enjoy an open bar, dinner, and an evening of live entertainment with your host and comedian, Christine O’Leary. Dance, drink, and dine as your ticket funds so many of the services and programs our LGBTQ+ youth, seniors, and transgender community rely on. Tickets are $50. Event begins at 7pm. Click HERE to purchase tickets. 13355 49th St North, Clearwater, FL.

Hogwarts Craft Night at Makeme Studio
Accio crafts! Attention all muggles, witches, and wizards, join Makeme for an awesome Harry Potter-inspired craft night. Screen print your own house banner and paint your own Harry Potter-inspired artwork. Choose from a variety of pre-sketched HP-inspired designs or create your own. Dress up as your favorite character or bring a HP-inspired snack or drink to share and receive a coupon for $10 off your next class. Class starts at 7pm. Click HERE to register. 3028 9th Street North.

A Glassblowers Guide to the Galaxy at Zen Glass Studio & Gallery
Joel “Jolex” Meyers and his team will be demonstrating some of his signature torch-working techniques ultimately creating a large space-themed paperweight at the hotshop. This live glassblowing event kicks off the opening for the Jolex exhibition hosted in our Gallery. You can expect an exciting night at Zen Glass Studio and Gallery during this month’s second Saturday ArtWalk in the Warehouse Arts District, Saint Petersburg. Event is free and runs from 5-10pm. 600 27th St South.

Pinnochio Live at St. Petersburg Opera Company
Enjoy the classic story of the wooden boy who learns the value of telling the truth. Set to the music of Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Offenbach, and more. Bring your whole family to this one-hour performance. Suitable for all ages. Performed in Preis Hall at Opera Central with a chamber orchestra and wonderful singers. Show starts at 2pm. 2145 1st Ave South.

Pet Pal Pup Crawl at Pinellas Ale Works
Enjoy the 4th Annual Pup Crawl dog friendly fundraiser. Price per human is $25 (dogs crawl for free!) and includes participation in the Pup Crawl for you and your pooch, raffle tickets for items at every stop, Doggie Biscuit Bars at every stop with free treats, 50/50 Raffle, and drink specials at stops on the crawl. Proceeds benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter. Event runs from 4-7pm. Click HERE for tickets. 1962 1st Ave South.

St. Pete’s Second Saturday ArtWalk
Every Second Saturday of the month studios & galleries all over St. Petersburg, Florida, swing open their doors, inviting anyone & everyone to check out their latest work for free! 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. Event is free and runs from 5pm-9pm. Click HERE for an Artwalk map.

Yoga Poolside at The Hollander
Join The Body Electric Yoga Company for class poolside at the landmark Hollander Hotel in downtown St Petersburg. Practice, swim and brunch. Salute the sun with Rachel Miller and a rotating cast of characters, 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. Yoga starts at 8:30am. Event costs $5 for Body Electric members, $10 to pre-register or $15 at the door. 421 4th Ave 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.

The Official Go Bark Ball Launch Paw-ty at Dog Bar St. Pete
Come out and support the launch of Go Bark Ball at the Dog Bar St. Pete! Enjoy one free drink to get your party started while your doggo plays with new friends. There will be t-shirts, stickers, and loads of wagging tails. Event runs from 1-4pm. 2300 Central Ave.

Sunday, November 12

Holiday Cookie Decorating Class at URBAN Creamery
Their love for sweet treats doesn’t end with ice cream and waffles. To get into the holiday spirit, URBAN Creamery is hosting a holiday cookie decorating class every Sunday through December 17. Bring the kiddos and enjoy a fun, festive and tasty afternoon of cookie decorating! Cookies and decoration materials will be provided and each participant will receive three cookies to decorate. They’ll also be serving hot chocolate! The cost of the class is $10 per person. For an additional $5, you can also learn to make your own fondant holiday decoration. Class starts at noon. 689 Central Ave.

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing Co.
Kickoff your Sunday right with an energizing and healing flow in the great outdoors led by Shila Tirabassi LaGrua, accompanied by live music fromJ.T. Brown. Stick around after to make friends, and enjoy dollar-off award-winning craft brews from Green Bench Brewing Co. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 BE Members. Yoga starts at 11am. Click HERE to register. 1133 Baum Ave North.

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.

Adult Sewing: Sew 101 at Makeme Studio
During this class you will learn basics of machine sewing in an encouraging small class setting. You’ll conquer threading the machine and bobbin, adjusting tension, stitch settings, basic maintenance, troubleshooting, and use of basic tools. Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your new skills by creating a cute drawstring bag or other small beginner sewing project. Class starts at 1pm. Click HERE to register. 3028 9th Street North.

Kai Water Fitness at Urban Kai
Are you ready to get an amazing core conditioning workout and have fun at the same time? Kai Fitness is a workout taught entirely on the paddleboard using mostly body weight exercises like planks, sit-ups, burpees, prone paddles and even plyo jumps! The Cost is $15 BYOB (Bring your own board) and $30 if you need to be provided with a board. Class starts at 11:45pm. Click HERE to register. 13090 Gandy Blvd North.

La La Land in Concert at The Mahaffey Theater
Experience the original musical film like never before with a live symphony orchestra! Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Show starts at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. 400 1st St South.

mewithoutYOU at The State Theatre
mewithoutYou is a Philadelphia-based band that combines breathtakingly dynamic instrumental arrangements with lyrics full of imagery-laden spiritual ponderings sung, spoken and shouted by frontman Aaron Weiss. Doors open at 6:30pm.  Click HERE for tickets. 687 Central Ave.

Biking for Brews at Yard of Ale
Join Biking for Brews for a fantastic fall ride from DTSP (downtown St. Pete) to Gulfport! Meet up at 11am at Yard of Ale St. Pete. You will depart for Gulfport at noon. Depart Gulfport for DTSP around 3:30/4pm. 260 1st Ave North.

Paddle Pick Up at North Shore Pool
Join Dani Mae for a special edition of SUP during the month of November. If you’ve strolled along our beautiful park seawalls, you’ve probably noticed undesirable debris floating just out of reach. Come get a good workout as you help clean up our waterways from the paddle boards! You’ll meet at the pull-up bars next to North Shore Pool and launch out from there. There’s no cost to use the The Body Electric Yoga Company‘s SUPs, but preregistration is required. If you have your own watercraft, please come out and join. They’ll have a few bins and nets but feel free to bring anything that could help you grab and carry more mess. Event runs from 9:30-11:30am. 901 North Shore Dr NE.

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 and editor 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. Bailey also serves as the CEO of RKC.me, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.