WEEKLY-WEEKEND-WHAT-TO-DO (12.15-17.17)

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The holidays are in full swing in the Burg. Enjoy Santapalooza, Holiday of the Arts, Beers on the Pier and more this weekend in the Sunshine City!

Thanks to @ginal0284 for the fantastic #instaBURG photo share! Here’s your full local events guide:

Friday, December 15

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.

HYbar Happy Hour at Hyatt Place St. Pete
Celebrate 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 live music. 25 2nd Street North.

1 Year Party at Park & Rec
Join Park & Rec as they celebrate one year of #GetRecd in St. Pete! Photo booth, champagne tower, drink deals and music by DJ Fresh & Friends! Party starts at 9pm. 100 4th Street South.

Grand Opening at Steep Station
Join Steep Station for their grand opening party and take advantage of discounts, drink specials, live music, fire spinners and prizes. Come try our delicious kratom, kava, and tea cocktails. Event runs from 8pm-midnight. 2901 Central Avenue.

A Very Intermezzo Christmas at Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails
It’s going to be a very Intermezzo Christmas. Intermezzo’s inaugural Christmas party and market will featuring DJ Sugarbear, Christmas-inspired cocktails, 14ft Christmas tree, and bocce ball tournament. Party starts at 7pm. 1111 Central Avenue.

Startup Grind at Tec Garage St. Petersburg
Join Tec Garage for Startup Grind St. Petersburg’s first event. They’ll be hosting Robert Blacklidge, a serial entrepreneur who works closely with first-time entrepreneurs at Operation Startup in Tampa. Dinner included with ticket purchase. Event starts at 6pm. Click HERE for tickets. 244 2nd Ave North.

Mike Calta Show: Not So Live Gig #3 at The Mahaffey Theater
Budweiser presents the Mike Calta Show: Not So Live Gig #3, Friday night December 15th at the Mahaffey Theater! Featuring an uncensored night of craziness from the Mike Calta Show! Plus, comedians Robert Kelly and Steve “Moonshine” Miller and live music! Show starts at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. 400 1st Street South.

Rudolph’s Chip and Dip Workshop at Practically Pikasso
You’ll easily find your way to the chip-n-dip with Rudolph’s dip cup nose! Sign up for this fun class making a festive chip-n-dip platter for your holiday festivities. Available with or without handprint antlers, paint in Rudolph and make that famous bright, red nose. $40 Workshop includes all supplies and instruction. Piece will be available to take home approximately one week after the workshop. Workshop starts at 4:30pm. Click HERE for ticket. 1912 4th St North.

Ugly Sweater Food Truck Crawl at Albert Whitted Park
Come out to the St. Pete Ugly Sweater Food Truck Crawl at Albert Whitted Park. Enjoy food trucks, a snow machine, and a free screening of the movie ELF. First 300 guests will receive a free elf hat. Event is from 6-11pm. 480 Bayshore Dr SE.

Saturday, December 16

FREE Photos with Santa at Sundial (Saturday-Sunday)
Come sit in Santa’s lap and take photos! Santa will be at Sundial every Saturday and Sunday from now until December 23rd. Bring the little ones, friends, and family, as well as your camera, to capture a fun holiday memory worth sharing with your loved ones. He’s even brought a little piece of the North Pole along with him, featuring nightly snow starting at 6pm and our courtyard decked out in Christmas spirit.153 2nd Avenue North.

Christmas Outdoor Movie: Home Alone at Williams Park
1st Annual Christmas Outdoor Movies at WIPA (Williams Park)! Christmas Classic film and craft market with themed music, trivia, and swag. The event is family and dog-friendly. Christmas Craft Market from 4-6pm. Movie starts at 6pm. 350 2nd Avenue North.

Beers on the Pier at the St. Petersburg Museum of History
A Craft Beer Festival featuring over 20 independent craft beer breweries from around the nation. Ticket prices are $35 advance, $45 day of the event. Admission includes unlimited sampling of craft beers. The event also includes food trucks and live music. Event runs from 6-10pm. Click HERE for tickets. 335 2nd Ave NE.

Holiday of the Arts at South Straub Park (Saturday-Sunday)
Begin the holiday season in style with a journey to explore ART at the 4th Annual St. Petersburg Holiday of the Arts. The art festival transforms South Straub Park into an outdoor gallery of original and handmade art created by extraordinary works in painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass, ceramics, fiber and wearable art, photography, digital art, mixed-media, metalwork, woodworking and more.  Enjoy a diversity of styles and materials within each art medium. Whether for yourself or as gifts for friends and loved ones, you will find exceptional works of art at all price points. Event is on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Admission is free.

FREE Sundial Yoga (Snow-ga) at Sundial St. Pete
Sundial encourages you to get a head start, or headstand, on your new year’s fitness goals! All levels are welcome during the holiday themed Snow-ga. They’ll be practicing yoga from 9-10am in the morning on Saturday, December 16th. Pre-register online and you’ll receive a #SundialStPete Yoga Bracelet. Already have one? Skip registration and wear your bracelet again this month for easy check-in. 153 2nd Avenue North.

The Florida Orchestra: Holiday Pops at The Mahaffey
Have a jolly good time with the whole family at this popular Florida Orchestra tradition, filled with the joy of your favorite yuletide carols. Concerts are at 2pm and 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. 400 1st St SE.

St. Pete Opera’s Holiday Octet at Sundial St. Pete
St. Pete Opera’s Holiday Octet will raise their voices in celebration of the Holidays. Join us for a fun time at Sundial. There’s not a more beautiful way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Downtown St. Petersburg. Event starts at 2pm. 153 2nd Avenue North.

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 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.

SUP Yoga Saturday at Coffee Pot Bayou
Take your weekend up a notch by doing yoga on a paddleboard in beautiful Tampa Bay with local instructor Alina Hall and C-RIDE Board Shop! Join us every Saturday at 9AM at Coffee Pot Park and Boat Launch. We’ll get situated and then paddle out at 9:30AM sharp for an hour long practice followed by a half hour free paddle. Got your own board? Class is $15. Need a board? Book your spot by 9PM the night before for $20. Day of rentals are $25. Event begins at 9am. Click HERE to register.1800 Coffee Pot Blvd NE.

Yoga at Station House St. Pete
Join us at 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 take elevator to rooftop and please bring your own mat). Class starts at 9am. 260 1st Ave South.

Ugly Sweater Party at Dog Bar
Bust out your ugliest sweaters for you and you pup during Dog Bar’s Ugly Sweater Party. Party starts at 6pm. 2300 Central Ave.

Record Shindig at Green Bench Brewing Co.
Swing by Green Bench Brewing Co. to drink beer and dig for records! During the event, we will run contests to win concert tickets and have a vinyl based DJ Kalani Amicizia Blakely! The vendors for this record shindig are Bananas Music, Daddy Kool Records, Microgroove, and St. Pete Records. Event runs from 1-5pm. 1133 Baum Ave North.

Crafty Fest Market at ARTpool Gallery (Saturday-Sunday)
Crafty Fest Market is a buy local, handmade & vintage fabulous monthly event! Come enjoy the Fest and make a day out of your ARTpool adventure by shopping with the best artisans in Tampa Bay.  All ages event and free to attend. Event runs from 11am-5pm. 2030 Central Ave.

Silent Disco at Flying Boat Brewing Co.
Get ready for another silent disco at Flying Boat, ugly holiday sweater style! This silent disco is benefiting the incredible Immune Deficiency Foundation. Dance and drink your stress away all night long in your favorite ugly holiday sweater. Rock out to your choice of music ranging from classic rock to 80s and 90s dance, early 2000s, some sweet holiday jams and more. $15 gets you a set of headphones for the night, a half pour of your favorite Flying Boat beer and a raffle ticket for an awesome adventure. Disco starts at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. 1776 11th Ave North.

Holiday Dinner Party at Metro Community & Wellness Centers
Get in the holiday spirit! This is a dress up or dress festive event. Cocktail hour, full holiday dinner and desserts, Gift exchange ($15-$25 value please), Raffles including 50/50, music by DJ New York and more. Party starts at 6pm. Click HERE for tickets. 3251 3rd Ave North.

St. Pete Santapalooza at Caddy’s on Central
The ultimate holiday party is almost here!  Sat, Dec 9, come dressed as Santa, an elf, or reindeer. Rock an ugly sweater or be “Hannukah Harry.”  It’s Santapalooza 2017. Enjoy best outfit contest for prizes, exclusive drink specials & free cover at every venue. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots. Registration begins at 8pm, crawl starts at 9pm. Click HERE for tickets. 217 Central Ave.

Sunday, December 17

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.

Michael Carbonaro at The Mahaffey Theater
Get ready for nationally acclaimed magician, actor and improv artist Michael Carbonaro. The St. Pete show will be jam-packed with audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and a whirlwind of mind-blowing magic performed live on stage. Show starts at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. 400 1st St South.

Yoga on HY at Hyatt Place St. Pete
Come out for yoga with The Body Electric Yoga Company 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.

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.

Cookies and Cocoa at URBAN Creamery
Our love for sweet treats doesn’t end with ice cream and waffles. We also love cookies, especially holiday cookies! 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. No tickets required. Just pay when you arrive. Event starts at 12pm. 689 Central Ave.

Family Crafternoon: Ornament Extravaganza at Makeme Studio
MAKE merry memories! Spend your Sunday afternoon creating family-friendly crafts at makeme’s family crafternoon sessions. Parents create with their kiddos for free! Join us for some hot chocolate as you make your way through our fun ornament making stations and create an heirloom you’ll cherish for years. They provide the supplies and merriment – you provide the holiday cheer!​ Ages 4 and up with parent. Event starts at noon. Click HERE to register. 3028 9th Street North,

Hammock City at Vinoy Park
Come join Running for Brews along the bay for some rest and relaxation. Park at the softball fields and head over to the edge of the bay where you can setup a hammock, bring some, food, and relax outside! You can also play a little ultimate frisbee and soccer. Children, dogs, food, and beverages are welcome. Let’s make this a big fun St Pete Picnic! Cheers! Look for the Running for Brews flag! Not required to bring a hammock – chairs are perfectly fine. Event runs from 1-4pm. 701 Bayshore Dr. NE.

The Scrum Sports Holiday Toy Drive at 3 Daughters Brewing
Its the most wonderful time of the year, time to give back to those less fortunate. Join The Scrum Sports at 3 Daughters Brewing on December 17th for their 2nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive. They will be collecting toys from 1-8pm. 222 22nd St South.

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.

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.