Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (11.17-19.17)

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Get ready to carb up for the St. Pete Run Fest, mingle with the creative minds at Et Cultura, kick back and relax at the 10th Annual Chillounge Night and more this weekend in the Sunshine City.

Thanks to @shadow1188 for the amazing #instaBURG photo share! Here’s your full local events guide:

Friday, November 17

Et Cultura (Friday through Sunday)
A multi-day festival inviting national/international innovators, future thinkers, musicians, filmmakers and artists to exchange ideas, collaborate and showcase their work alongside local artists and community leaders in a signature event. Click HERE for tickets.

HYbar Happy Hour at Hyatt Place St. Pete
Celbrate your long week with a cold craft cocktail or local craft brew while listening to local live music! From 4:30-7:30pm enjoy $7 craft cocktails and appetizers, $3 canvas wine and craft beer as well as livd music. 25 2nd Street North.

2017 St. Pete Ooze Fest at Albert Whitted Park
Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association presents Ooze Fest. Join the community for an evening of cheese and beer courtesy of our local food trucks. All participating food trucks will prepare speciality cheese-inspired dishes as well as offering their normal cuisine. The culinary celebration will be accompanied by live music. Event starts at 6pm. 480 Bayshore Dr SE.

A Musical Tribute to The Beatles at The Ale and the Witch
Join Ale and the Witch for a Musical evening tribute to the Beatles. They had so much fun back in July with the Sgt. Peppers anniversary tribute that they rounded up the band again for another fun night. The Magical Mystery Band consists of George Pennington III, Andy Gray, Sean C Sinback and Matt Salvador. There’s no cover charge. Event starts at 8:30pm. 111 2nd Ave NE.

Pinnochio Live at St. Petersburg Opera Company (Friday and Saturday)
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 7pm on Friday and 2pm on Saturday. 2145 1st Ave South.

Thanksgiving Food Drive at The Dog Bar (Friday through Tuesday)
The Dog Bar will be collecting food from Friday to Tuesday. They will be collecting canned and non perishable food items for CASA a local women’s shelter helping those who have fallen victim to domestic abuse, drug and human trafficking, and other horrible situations we hope no one we love come close to. Also they are collecting cat and dog food will be collected for SOAR. SOAR distributes food to rescues throughout the Tampa Bay Area to rescues who need help feeding their fosters. 2300 Central Ave.

Adult BYOB Art Class at Makeme Studio
Join Makeme Studio to create a cute customized and framed wood sign that shows your Florida pride. Customize your colors to fit your decor and choose from several text options below (or get something custom for a small additional fee). Class costs $40 and starts at 7pm. Click HERE to register. 3028 9th Street North.


Saturday, November 18

FREE Sundial Yoga at Sundial 
Join the Sundial every 3rd Saturday of the month for Tampa Bay’s largest FREE outdoor yoga event in the Sundial courtyard at 9AM. Check-in starts at 8:30am. Online pre-registrants receive a #SundialStPete Yoga Bracelet. Click here to register. Already registered? Wear the bracelet again this month for easy check-in! The Yoga Bracelet is your ticket to receive 10% OFF or more on Saturday and Sunday of FREE Yoga this weekend. 153 2nd Avenue North.

Free Yoga at Station House St. Pete
Join Station House St. Pete for a FREE yoga class! Start the day with us and celebrate the awesome session with 10% off Fresh Kitchen St. Pete! (Please bring your own mat). Yoga starts at 9am. 260 1st Ave South.

The Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Jeffery Multer Plays Bruch at The Mahaffey Theater
The Florida Orchestra’s virtuoso Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer shines on Bruch’s ever-popular Violin Concerto No. 1. Also: the famous melodies of Schubert’s unfinished Symphony No. 8  and Hindemith’s fantastically fun Symphonic Metamorphosis. Larry Rachleff conducts. Show starts at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. 400 1st St SE.

St. Pete Run Fest (Saturday and Sunday)
The St. Pete Run Fest will be a two-day festival featuring the St. Pete Half Marathon, Sunshine City 5K, Kids Run, and Health & Fitness Market, which will include live music, local craft beer and food, artisans, and entertainers.  The festival will draw thousands of runners and their families to downtown St. Pete, providing a significant economic boost for local businesses and charities. 230 1st St SE.

Free Yoga at The Mahaffey Theater
Join The Body Electric Yoga for a FREE family friendly yoga session on the grassy outdoor steps of the Mahaffey Theater. Bring your own yoga mat & water bottle. Yoga starts at 10:30am. 400 1st St SE.

Et Cultura StP Street Market (Saturday and Sunday)
This Event is a FREE EVENT during the Et Cultura St Pete Festival. EtC StP Street Market takes over Baum Ave featuring artists, makers, musicians, food trucks and more. Free Music Through out the day provided by Florida Folk Scene Showcase at Et Cultura St Pete 2017. Market starts at 12pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Baum Ave North and 11th St. South.

CraftArt Festival 2017 at Florida CraftArt (Saturday and Sunday)
CraftArt Festival 2017 is a juried contemporary craft festival in its 20th year that attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year. Along with over 110 exhibiting artists, the show features artist demonstrations, interactive arts areas and food concessions. Festival kicks off at 10am both days. 501 Central Ave.

Tampa Bay Holiday Market at The St. Petersburg Coliseum
Holiday Market & Expo is a 2 day international trade show bringing into lime light the importance and value of various kinds of products and services related to gifts and handicrafts industry. Various kinds of chocolates, candles, jewelry, handbags, garments, holiday gifts and decorative items will be on display as the significance of all kinds of holiday decorative items will also be highlighted. Admission is free. Event starts at 10am. 535 4th Ave North.

Doggie Bath Day at Dog Bar St. Pete
Got a stinky dog, Dirty dog or simply just don’t have time to bath your fur friend! Come on down to Dog Bar Saturday from 1-6 pm for their our monthly baths. Washing Doggies for a cause! This will help Ruff Beginnings with funding for food, supplies,vaccines, preventions and also any surgeries that may need to be done. Toy & small dogs $7, medium & large breeds $10, large long haired $15. All baths include nail trims and ear cleanings! Nail trims only are $5. So come one down get your dog feeling fresh and looking Great! Also while you wait grab a drink and enjoy your day. 2300 Central Ave.

Pooch and Hooch at Kozuba & Sons Distillery
The patio at Kozuba & Sons Distillery will be host to a mini “Canine Carnival” to support Friends of Strays Animal Shelter. Enjoy an afternoon of games and contests for dogs and people, a puppy kissing booth and more! With any donation to Friends of Strays enjoy a distillery tour and tasting as well as local craft brews from Pinellas Ale Works and The Wild Rover Brewery. Event runs from 3-6pm. 1960 5th Ave South.

10th Annual Chillounge Night at North Straub Park
Chillounge Night’s St Petersburg 10th Anniversary Party “Back to the Roots”. Tickets: GA $25, VIP $100 and reserved seating options available. The anniversary party will feature all the stylistic and cool vibe these events have become known for throughout Florida. Proceeds benefit Creative Clay. Event starts at 6pm. Click HERE for tickets. 400 Bayshore Drive NE.

Sunday, November 19

Bottomless Brunch at Beach Bar & Restaurant
Join Beach Bar & Restaurant for bottomless brunch every Sunday for only $29.95. Enjoy $5 Bloody Marys, $5 wines by the glass, and bottomless mimosas for $10. Brunch starts at 10am. 7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Walk Around the Park for Pet Cancer Awareness Month at Flying Boat Brewing Co.
Join Flying Boat Brewing Co. in walking your four-legged fur babies around Woodlawn Park with The Pet Loss Center • Tampa and Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer to raise awareness and funds for Pet Cancer Awareness Month. After the walk, head back to the brewery for some fun and suds. Plus, they’re donating a portion of their proceeds from Nov. 18 through Nov. 25 to Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer. Event starts at 1pm. 1776 11th 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.

EtC StP Art: Projection Mapping Project
One of the biggest ART displays from Et Cultura 2016 is making a return for Et Cultura 2017Pixel Rain will present A Projection Mapping Project on the West Wall of the Union Bank Building on 9th Street and Central Ave. The Design is in process and we’ll post a few previews and a clip from 2016 so you can see the magic Jason Lashley and Molecular Mediacreated last year. Be prepared to be amazed! This event is the finale of Et Cultura 2017 and is free to the public. Event starts at 7:30pm. Corner of 9th St and Central Ave.

Pinellas Youth Symphony at The Palladium Theater
The Pinellas Youth Symphony, comprised of four orchestras, will perform music from the true classical literature, including Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6 as well as contemporary holiday pieces. Music that will help get you in the holiday spirit. General Admission is $10. Student tickets with valid ID are $2. Click HERE for tickets. Performance begins at 3pm. 253 5th Ave North.

Yoga on HY at Hyatt Place St. Pete
The Body Electric Yoga Company is excited to present the newest edition to the Yoga On Tap family, at DTSP’s newest rooftop pool. Come out for yoga on the rooftop at Hyatt Place, and then stay to swim. Yoga On HY features YOGI mimosa and craft beer flight specials, so stick around for beverages and even brunch. Classes will be a moderate vinyasa flow led by Lindsay Dixon. Mats available. Yoga starts at 9am. $15 at the door, $10 in advance, $5 Body Electric unlimited members. Click HERE to register. 25 2nd 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. Click HERE to register. 13090 Gandy Blvd North.

The Australian Bee Gees at The Mahaffey Theater
A Tribute to the Bee Gees. One of the most successful and adored acts in musical history is recreated in a 75-minute multi-media concert event. You’ll hear hits like “Staying Alive”, “You Should Be Dancing”, “How Deep Is Your Love” and “Jive Talkin'”. The performers authentic take on the trio’s clothes, style and moves showcase five decades of the Brothers Gibb’s success as rock and disco legends, while audiences groove to their memorable music and are immersed in the disco era.Show starts at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. 400 1st St South.

Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s St. Pete
A $10 donation benefiting The SMART Ride and Metro Wellness & Community Centers will get you 10 rounds of the most filthy dirty, foul-mouth speaking, not for grandma kind of dirty bingo!!! Metro will have prizes for every winner and a 50/50 Raffle! Bingo starts at 5pm. 2901 Tyrone Blvd North.

Dance in the Gardens at Sunken Gardens
Art and nature collide in this sumptuous sampling of inspiring, athletic dance works from choreographers in Pinellas County. See a mix of contemporary, Afromodern, jazz, and a few surprises on stage in the shaded amphitheater. Brought to you by the Pinellas Dance Collective. No pre-registration required. Free with Garden admission or membership. Event starts at 1pm.1825 4th St 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 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.