Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (11.18-20.16)

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Florida Cup 2017 at Al Lang Stadium – January 8-21
Florida Cup Challenge 2017 is an international competition in which Clubs represent their countries in a format similar to the Davis Cup in tennis. In this format, each team will play 2 matches and fight for points for their country. Win = 3 pts, Tie = 1 pt, and 1 extra point awarded to winner by penalty kicks. Country with the most points win. This regarded soccer event comes to the Burg this January! Our own Tampa Bay Rowdies will compete agains soccer teams from all around the world. Click HERE for tickets and details. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.



Give and Receive this Holiday Season at BellaBrava/Stillwaters
When you buy $100 in gift cards good at both BellaBrava and Stillwaters, you’ll receive an additional $20 just for you! Click HERE to purchase yours today.



‘Tis the Season to Shop the Burg!
Shop Local Merch in the iLovetheBurg Store! Our new “I Bike the Burg” designs are available in tees, hoodies, tanks, pillows, beach towels and more. We also have St. Pete-inspired mugs, prints, coffee tumblers, hoodies and more. These make the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season. Click HERE to shop now.



Et Cultura: Music, Art & Film Festival (All Weekend)
November 16-20, Et Cultura invigorates the Burg’s music, art and film scenes with this multi-day festival. Events include a concert with The Hip Abduction, a pop-up park with the Urban Conga, art exhibition with Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery, a projection mapping event and more. Click HERE for a full list of events, venues and more. $25 grants you access to all of the music, film, yoga and interactive sessions!



Friday, November 18

St. Pete Free Clinic in Need of Donations
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is critically low on food donations, but the need hasn’t stopped. One in seven adults, and one in every four children, in Pinellas County doesn’t know where he will get his next meal. The Free Clinic is the food bank for mid- and south Pinellas County, and it provides food assistance to more than 60,000 of our hungry neighbors each month through its food bank and network of community partners. It’s requesting the community’s help in restocking its shelves. Click HERE for a list of needed food items. Donations are accepted at the back loading dock of our main building Monday – Friday, 8am to 3:30pm. You can also help give online. St. Pete Free Clinic, 863 3rd Avenue North.

Et Cultura: Coffee and The Morning Paper at Station House
Et Cultura Interactive Sessions Station House St. Pete presents Coffee and the Morning Paper. Join the literary community for a cup of joe and discussion on the history of, and the current progressive rise of the literary movement in St. Pete with local writers, literary organizations and the St. Pete Library and Literacy council. Panelist include: Amelia Bartlett (St. Petian), Tracy Darity (author), Amy Durand (Literacy Council St. Pete), Mitzi Gordon (Bluebird Book Bus), Andrew Harlan (iLovetheBurg/ThatsSoTampa), Maureen McDole (Keep St. Pete Lit). 10 VIP seats available. Limited to 50 people. 9:30-10:30am coffee and the morning paper, 10:30-11am Q&A session. Click HERE for tickets. $25 grants you access to all of Et Cultura’s ticketed events throughout the weekend. Station House, 260 1st Avenue South.

Medicare Open Enrollment at Sunshine Center
Confused about Medicare choices? Get information about Medicare Advantage plans, talk to a SHINE representative, learn about community resources and receive free screening and flu shots for ages 65 and over. 8:30am-12:30pm. FREE and open to the public. Sunshine Center, 330 5th Street North.

Museum of Fine Arts Holiday Sale (All Weekend)
The MFA will host their annual holiday sale through Sunday, November 20 during regular store hours. MFA members will receive an extra 10% off all merchandise. Sale runs from 10am-5:30pm all weekend. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Homemade Comedy at The Loft
#HMBradio teams back up with The Loft for their monthly Stand-Up Comedy Show & Open Mic. Featured comedians: Elijah Henry, David Weingarten, Jonas Presendieu. Open mic to follow after. 8-10pm. The Loft, 2036 Central Avenue.

Food Trucks Around Town Fall Foodie Festival Food Truck Rally at Port of St. Pete
Kick off the weekend with great food truck cuisine, drinks, live music and waterfront dining at the future home of the Marine Discovery Center. 6-10pm. FREE admission and parking. Port of St. Pete, 250 8th Avenue Southeast.

Touch of Fall – Painting Class at Pinot’s Palette
Fall is approaching and the vibrant green leaves of summer are just starting to be touched with the gold tones of autumn. Paint this serene scene Friday night at Pinot’s Palette. Sip, paint and enjoy a fun evening in the booming EDGE District. Runs from 6-8pm. $35 per painter. Click HERE to sign up.

Jazzy Jubilee: Norman Brown, Rachelle Farrell & Rick Braun at The Palladium
Experience an unforgettable evening enjoying the melodic sounds of contemporary jazz trio Brown Farrell Braun. Comprised of Grammy award-winning guitarist Norman Brown, vocalist Rachelle Ferrell and trumpeter Rick Braun, this trio presents a mix of classic R&B and soul jazz influences, often to sold-out performances! 7pm. Tickets: $125, $75. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.


Saturday, November 19


FREE November Giving Thanks Yoga at Sundial St. Pete
Join the Sundial for FREE Giving Thanks Yoga in the courtyard Saturday morning. Don’t forget to pre-register! All those who pre-register will receive a stylish #SundialYoga bracelet which grants you discounts at several Sundial shops all weekend long. Click HERE to pre-register. Day of registration begins at 8:30am. Yoga session begins at 9am. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Holiday Extravaganza and Gift Market at The Coliseum (Saturday and Sunday)
Clothing, jewelry, handbags, food, art, home decor, children’s items, and more! 10am-5pm. Free admission. The Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North.

4th Annual Adult/Junior Turkey Shoot Out Classic at Twin Brooks Golf Course
Presented by The First Tee of St. Petersburg and Twin Brooks Golf Course. Format: 9-hole two person scramble (1 adult/1 child). 2 age divisions. Open to first 18 teams to sign up in each group. 10am shotgun start (8-10 year olds), 1pm shotgun start (ages 11+). Click HERE for registration form. Twin Brooks Golf Course, 3800 22nd Avenue South.

Shopapalooza at South Straub Park
Launch the holiday shopping season! Our biggest event of the year brings together locally owned shops, restaurants, art galleries, service providers, and community organizations offering great shopping discounts! Join us for prizes and surprises during the 7th annual LocalShops1 community festival, featuring more than 130 local businesses, artists, food trucks and nonprofits! Estimated attendance is 5,000+ shoppers. 10am-7pm. South Straub Park, 198 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Et Cultura: The Body Electric Presents Desert Dwellers + Yoga at Green Bench
Join Katelyn Grady of The Body Electric Yoga Company as she leads a yoga class with the epic live music of Desert Dwellers, DJ Dragonfly! The 90 minute practice will be followed up by a 30 minute acro demonstration. 10am-noon. Click HERE for tickets. $25 grants you access to ALL of Et Cultura’s ticketed events. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue.

Florida CraftArt Festival (Saturday and Sunday)
Works of the nation’s best contemporary craft artists, artist demonstrations, food trucks, craft beers and the best cultural venues on the west coast of Florida. The outdoor art festival takes place both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday from 10am-5pm, Sunday from 10am-4pm. Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue.

Nature Photography 101 at Sunken Gardens
Learn 10 tips to take better photos using Sunken Gardens’ flamingos, butterflies, turtles, flowers, and more as your subjects. See the world in a new way with your camera or smart phone and even enter their flamingo photo contest. Beth Reynolds, Director of Photography at the Morean Arts Center, leads this interactive, outdoor workshop. 10:30-11:30am. Free with Garden admission. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North. **Class is full. Call 727-551-3102 to be placed on a waiting list. Be sure to check the calendar for future classes.**

Snowy Breeze & Winged Guardian – Painting Class at Pinot’s Palette
Get in the winter spirit with two seasonal painting classes. Snowy Breeze: A frosty friend on a breezy cold winter’s day. Painting session runs from noon-3pm. $45 per painter. Click HERE to sign up. Winged Guardian: “Owls are magical creatures most often used for delivering post and parcels in the wizarding world. The are known for their speed and discretion and can find recipients without an address.” Learn to paint the magical creature from 6-9pm. $45 per painter. Click HERE to sign up. Pinot’s Palette, 1572 Central Avenue.

Local Writers Book Fair at St. Pete Main Library
Four local authors, Anda Peterson, Michael Ciafone, Patti Wilson Byars, and Ruth Whitney, will speak about their work, answer questions, and have books available for sale. 1-4pm. Free and open to the public. St. Pete Main Library, 3745 9th Avenue North.

Woofstock at Dog Bar
Join Dog Bar in St. Pete for the best afternoon with your pooch in this most unique downtown bar. There will be drink specials, live music, vendors, raffles and kids are welcome. Runs from noon-5pm. Dog Bar St. Pete, 2300 Central Avenue.

Creative Visual Games Workshop at Morean Arts Center
Art games stimulate the imagination and nurture creativity. The participants need only to possess the drawing skills of a child. Playing contacts the subconscious by allowing us to go outside of our ordinary selves, which enhances our creativity. Imagination and play is the core of creative art. Participants take home their work from class, but the true value of the workshop is the expanded sense of possibility garnered from the experience of exercising the imagination. 1-4pm. $35 for members, $40 for non-members (all supplies included). Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue.

Et Cultura: St. Pete Indie Market in the EDGE District (Saturday and Sunday)
The St. Pete Indie Market presents the Makers Market as part of Et Cultura. The market will feature booths from local + traveling designers, makers, artisans and small businesses. The market will be designed to showcase the latest in independent goods, vintage, plants, prints, handmade products and craft. We are also extending a special invite to local/ small businesses + brick and mortar shops to participate in the village with pop up booths to represent their local brands. The market will be open from 2-10pm on Saturday, noon to 5pm on Sunday. Maker’s Village between 10th and 11th Streets on Baum Avenue.

Heroes vs Villains in Film & Literature at Green Bench Brewing
Join Black Amethyst Tattoo as they present new works from 38 artists addressing the theme Heroes vs Villains in film and literature. 7-11pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

TFO Pops: Great American Pops at The Mahaffey
A night of hits that honor the great tradition of American pops, with music the great Arthur Fiedler made famous including composers Leroy Anderson, John Philip Sousa, George M. Cohan, Gershwin, and the master of modern film scoring himself: John Williams. Bob Bernhardt, conductor, Andrew Staupe, piano. 8pm. Tickets from $15-$45. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Chillounge Night in North Straub Park
Prepare for the ultimate party experience under the stars in North Straub Park. The 9th Annual Chillounge Night will transport you back to the 80s and 90s with live music, a fashion show and a fireworks display. The event runs from 6-11pm. Click HERE for tickets. North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Barry Cuda and the Sharks at The Palladium
Direct from Key West, pianist/vocalist Barry Cuda, aka St Petey Twigs from the popular and critically acclaimed Silver King Band of Tampa Bay yore that also featured Rock Bottom and Flo Mingo, brings his mix of acoustic blues, early New Orleans jazz, R&B, and Cuban roots to the Side Door. 8pm. $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.


Sunday, November 20

L’Amour – Painting Class at Pinot’s Palette
Cozy up with a hot beverage and warm thoughts of the ones you love! A chalkboard backdrop, and rustic feel…”L’amour” will transport you to an old French café…c’est fantastique! Painting session runs from noon-2pm. $35 per painter. Click HERE to sign up. Pinot’s Palette, 1572 Central Avenue.

The Chamber Music of Dr. Vernon Taranto at St. Pete Main Library
Celebrated local composer Vernon Taranto has taught music composition at Saint Petersburg College for a number of years, The New Music Conflagration, Inc. is proud to present a retrospective of the work of his students alongside his beautiful cello sonata, performed by The NMC’s Interim Artistic Director and Director of Strings, Mikel Thomas. 2-6pm. Suggested donation of $3. St. Pete Main Library, 3745 9th Avenue North.

Gallery Talk – Intuit Prints and Sculpture at Museum of Fine Arts
Dr. Teresa Wilkins joined the MFA in 2014 after serving as the Assistant Curator in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas for the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University Bloomington. She has also been Exhibits Coordinator at the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum in Clewiston. 3-5pm. Free with Museum admission. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Pinellas Youth Symphony Holiday Concert at The Palladium
Two movements from Hector Berlioz’ Symphony Fantastique as well as many holiday works will be performed by four orchestras – the Pinellas Youth Symphony Orchestra, Serenade Strings, Pinellas Youth Philharmonic and Symphony Strings. 3pm. $10. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

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.