WEEKLY-WEEKEND-WHAT-TO-DO (12.8-10.17)

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Heat up your holidays with 98º at the Mahaffey, dust off your ugliest sweater for Christmas themed bar crawls, throw down some chili for a cause and more this weekend in the Sunshine City.

Thanks to @michael92279 for the #instaBURG photo share! Here’s your full local events guide:

Friday, December 8

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.

Ugly Sweater Brew Tour at Sundial St. Pete
It’s Beer Time. Ride with the Thirsty Pelican for a Guided Brewery touring event and don’t forget your ugly sweater. Take in the Holiday Lights while you get the inside scoop & a little bit of Craft Beer & Holiday Trivia along the way! On this tour you’ll visit 3 breweries, followed by our Signature Happy Ending Hook-Up where you’ll vote on the ugliest sweater. Event starts at 6:30pm. Click HERE for tickets.153 2nd Ave North.

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.

Family Friday Paint Night: Holiday Edition at makeme 
Join makeme for a family art night! Choose a pre-sketched holiday design to paint alongside your loved ones. These designs, and more, will be available to choose from! Admission price reflects two participants both parent and child create their own. Click HERE for tickets. 3028 9th Street North.

Grand Opening at Best Pro Kiteboarding Lesson Center
Come celebrate the grand opening of Best Pro Kiteboarding downtown St.Petersburg, FL! Party is from 5pm on! Giveaways, games, meet the pros, free food and beer and a one night sale you don’t want to miss! Event runs from 5-10pm. 1031 4th Street North.

St. Pete Craft Brew and Bites Tour 
“Tap into St. Pete” and join a craft beer tour which explores four independently owned craft breweries located in the Edge and Grand Central Districts. Each of these local independent breweries offer a wide variety of unique brews and tastings will be generous. Three of the breweries will also include local food that will delight the palate. Click HERE to book your spot. 2817 Central Ave.

The Bashment at the Iberian Rooster
More vibrations for your gyration as Iberian Rooster brings you Caribbean feels from the basement of the dopest restaurant & nightspot in Downtown St. Pete. Your $5 entry will get you a free well drink. To add more culture to the get down we’ll be serving oxtails & curry chicken dishes courtesy of the General Manager himself. Event starts at 10pm. 475 Central Avenue.

98º at Christmas at The Mahaffey Theater
Celebrate the holidays with 98º this year. Renowned for their signature, R&B-tinged harmonies, the quartet is coming to town as part of a national tour to introduce their new album “LET IT SNOW.” Show starts at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. 400 1st Street South.

Passafire, The Werks & The Ries Brothers at Jannus Live
Enjoy a live show from Passafire, The Werks and The Ries Brothers. Admission is freeGates open at 7pm. 200 1st Ave North.

Saturday, December 9

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.

Bad Santa Bar Crawl at Caddy’s on Central.
13th Annual Bad Santa Bar Crawl- St. Pete 2017! Join us for the biggest and best CHARITY bar crawl St. Pete has to offer. Participating bars are Caddy’s On Central, Del Mar, Five Bucks, The Tamiami and Yard of Ale & MacDintons. Costume contest at the start of the Crawl (Caddys On Central)with awesome prizes. Wristbands are $25 each and all of that will go to benefiting charity Pinellas Autism Project. Event is 21+ and starts at 6:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. 217 Central Ave.

3rd Annual Pendant Palooza at Zen Glass Studio & Gallery
Cure yourself of the holiday humdrum at the Zen Glass Studio & Gallery 3rd annual Pendant Palooza! Over 50 artists will be displaying wearable and highly collectible glass pendants in varying styles and sizes. Live glassblowing demonstrations will occur throughout the evening as well as a silent auction to benefit active military. Delectable bites and adult spirits will be served to enhance your artistic experience. Event runs from 5-10pm. 600 27th St South.

Roosterfest at Iberian Rooster
Join us as we celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary with a Brand New Menu full of exciting new cuisine and cocktails. We’ll featuring bands from our opening weekend! Betty Fox Band is back to bring their soulful rock and roll, and Panamory returns for some sexy electronic goodness after! Event starts at 8pm. 475 Central Avenue.

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.

Let Them Drink Cake: 4 Year Anniversary Party at 3 Daughters Brewing
Come celebrate 3 Daughter Brewing’s 4 year anniversary party! They will be releasing 4 cake-inspired beers just for the occasion. Event starts at 1pm. 222 22nd St South.

Pop-up Pure Barre class at Station House 
Join us on the second Saturday of the month 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 beautiufl view of our downtown! Registration is required before arrival. Click HERE to register. Class starts at 9am. 260 1st Ave South.

Pictures with Santa Paws at Dog Bar
Come let Ruff Beginnings take your bubba’s picture with Santa Paws! Proceeds go to the folks at Ruff Beginnings. Santa Pictures are $5 dollars each. Event runs from 1-6pm. 2300 Central Ave.

Tampa Bay AIDS Walk + 5k Run at Vinoy Park
We walk because HIV infection rates haven’t hit zero yet and people are still dying from AIDS. In fact, in the Tampa Bay area, HIV infection rates have steadily increased since 2010 and Florida continues to have the highest infection rates in the nation according to the Florida Department of Health. We walk so that people infected today will have access to the care and support needed to keep them healthy for years to come. The 5K portion is timed and medals will be awarded to all runners. Event starts at 8am. Click HERE to register. 701 Bayshore Dr.

Sunday, December 10

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.

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 from Alexis Holland. Stick around after to make friends, and enjoy dollar-off award-winning craft brews by our host, Green Bench Brewing Co. In case of weather, we move inside! Yoga starts at 11am. $15 at the door, $10 in advance, $5 Body Electric unlimited members. 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.

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.

Holiday Great Connections at Great Explorations Children’s Museum
Join Great Explorations and Mr. Strong Foundation, Inc. for a sensory-friendly holiday event at the museum for children with special needs and their families! Enjoy reduced admission, holiday crafts/activities, refreshments and a holiday selfie photobooth. $5 per person, free for Great Explorations members. Event starts at 10am. 1925 4th St North.

Winter Concert with Chorus Angelorum at the Museum of Fine Arts
Join Chorus Angelorum at the Museum of Fine Arts as they ring in the holiday season with tidings of good cheer. Admission to the concert is free with admission to the museum. Come one and all to celebrate and feel jolly. Concert starts at 2pm. 255 Beach Dr NE.

Chili Cook-Off Benefiting St. Petersburg Free Clinic at Flying Boat Brewing Co.
Get your crockpots ready, because we’re hosting our first-ever community Chili Cook-Off to benefit the St. Petersburg Free Clinic! Want to participate? Stop by the brewery to sign up (it’s free!). The winning chili (crowd favorite) gets a CASH prize! Want to taste some delicious chili (and beer)? For just $15 you’ll get to sample all of the chili cook-off entries, plus Flying Boat beer tasters. Event runs from 12-5pm. Click HERE for tickets. 1776 11th Ave 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.

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.