Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (01.03-05.14)

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Friday, January 3

Founders Corner Fresh Market
The open air fresh market supports the local community by featuring fresh produce, food and drink, arts and crafts, jewelry, raw honey, organic smoothies, live music, entertainment and more. Free. 9am-3pm. Founders Corner, 431 Southwest Blvd. N.

First Friday
Get downtown and get down with the fun! Enjoy great music, a lively crowd and all the fun you can handle right in the heart of downtown. Free starting 5pm. Central Ave. and between 2nd and 3rd Streets is the heart of the action.

Dulce Vida at Everything Dulce
Tonight Everthing Dolce is pulling out all the stops with the hottest salsa/latin jazz jam session downtown with Johny & Friends, as well as other musicians. Free entry and free salsa dance classes by Nicky G, happy hour is 7-8pm with $4 sangrias and $3 beers. Everything Dolce, 937 Central Ave.

St. Pete Shuffle
Every Friday come out and enjoy a hip twist to an old game under the stars. All equipment is provided and instruction is available. The "World’s Largest Shuffleboard Club" promotes and sponsors year-round competitive and recreational outdoor shuffleboard play on 65 courts. Info here, contact number 727-822-2083. Free, 7-11pm. St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Courts, 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N.

WMNF Benefit Show
This great ensemble of world-class players includes Shanhk Lahiri on tabla and vocals, Peter Mongava on guitar, Mike Washington on rythmns and more. This show benefits WMNF Radio, our community radio station. Tickets are $15 in advance, available here, and $20 at the door. Doors open at 6pm, the show beings at 8pm. The Hideaway Café, 1656 Central Ave.

Highway to Hell Free First Friday Show
The AC/DC tribute band “Highway to Hell” has played all over the world and ushers in the first First Friday of 2014 with a free show at Jannus Live! More deets here. 8pm at Jannus Live, 200 1st Ave N.

Saturday, January 4

Free Saturdays at Everything Dolce
Doggie Social from 9-11am, Rock N Blues Jam with Eddie Fingerhut and his friends from 1-4pm and different booked, lived music talent every Saturday from 8-11pm.

Brocante Vintage Market (Sat & Sun)
Brocante is open the first weekend of each month. Find the first Saturday on your calendar- that is market weekend! A 15,000 square feet of vintage bliss! Brocante captures all of the excitement of a vintage street market with multiple vendors, all with their own style and selection. Brocante is unlike anything the area has ever seen before- a true vendor-run market with a variety and selection unlike anywhere else. We have hand-selcted dozens of Brocanteurs, each with their own take on vintage, who supply a vast array of goods to compliment your home. Combined with a market atmosphere, Brocante is a refreshing and fun change of pace from ordinary antique shopping. 9am-7pm. Brocante Vintage Market, 2200 2nd Ave. S.

First Saturday Gleaning Day 
Do you have a fruit tree that produces more than you can use? Would you like to help harvest the available food at local farms to benefit people in need? Saint Pete Abundance connects volunteers with property owners, including homeowners who have fruit trees and local farmers. We organize gleaning opportunities so our fresh local abundance of produce does not go to waste while people go hungry. All produce collected goes to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. Click here for more information. 9am. 

Azalea Fresh Market

The market is an indoor/outdoor market featuring fresh produce, arts n’crafts, foods of all sorts, activities for the kids, variety of live music and much more. 9am-3pm at the Science Center, 7701 22nd Ave N.

Saturday Morning Market

Rick Kriseman was sworn in as the new mayor of St Petersburg this week. We’re pleased that he will be attending Market this Saturday (Jan 4th) as part of his ‘inaugural’ activities. You’ll find him at a tent in the central seating area from 9am – 1pm. Come by and say hello! With up to 10,000 customers a week, and 200 vendors rotating through 130 spaces, the market is widely considered the largest farmers market in the southeast US. Meet your local farmer, buy some plants, browse the crafts, chow down some great food and listen to live music. 9am-2pm. Al Lang Stadium Parking Lot, 1st Ave. S and 1st St.

Saturday Morning Historic Walking Tour – The Original Downtown Walking Tour
St. Pete Preservation takes the curious on a trip through downtown St. Petersburg between Central Ave. and 4th Ave. N. More information here! $5 for nonmembers, free for SPP members. 10am-noon, meet at Café del Mar, 243 Central Ave.

The Amazing Pub Crawl – Superhero Scanvenger Hunt Edition
The incredible superhero-themed adventure takes on 15 Challenges in a fun racing format for the adventurous! More info on this Running for Brews event here, entry $20 until the day of and includes a plethora of benefits. Register here. Packet pick-up is noon and the epic journey of exercise and brews beings at 1pm. Meet at The Ale and the Witch, 111 2nd Ave NE. 

Dali Museum Events, 1 Dali Blvd:

– Breakfast with Dali
Breakfast with Dali for Families is a monthly event that introduces the museum and Salvador Dali to families with children (recommended ages 5-12) through a fun and interactive tour followed by a Spanish-themed breakfast buffet and hands on activities. $21/adult and $10/child for nonmembers, $10/adult and $5/child for members. Details and ticket purchase here. 

– Dillydally with Dali
Children can discover the creative world of Dali through games, puzzles and arts and crafts activities which educate and encourage family interaction. Dillydally with Dali takes place under the direction of the museum’s Family Programs Coordinator in the 1st floor Education Classroom. Free. 11:45am-4:30pm.

– Dali & Beyond Film Series: Ugetsu Monogatari

“Ugetsu Monogatari is a 1953 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi and based on stories in Ueda Akinari’s book of the same name. It is a ghost story and an example of the jidaigeki (period drama) genre. Set in Azuchi-Momoyama period Japan, it stars Masayuki Mori and Machiko Kyo. It is one of Mizoguchi’s most celebrated films, regarded by critics as a masterwork of Japanese cinema and a definitive piece during Japan’s Golden Age of Film. Along with Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 film Rashomon, Ugetsu is credited with having popularized Japanese cinema in the West. -Wiki (1953, 97 min).” – via thedali.org. 1pm.

Live Music at the Hideaway Café
Songwriters from In the Round, from 7-9pm, Swearingen and Kelli, 9pm, and The Heart Machine, 10pm, are sure to make a great night of live music. $5, doors open at 6pm. Check out the link for more information and ticket purchases. The Hideaway Café, 1756 Central Ave.

This is a black and white photographic journey of urban people and places by Khalid Hameed. The free opening reception is from 7-9 pm and showing through January. Details here. Kahwa Coffee, 2nd Ave. S.

Celtic Music with Qristina and Quinn Bachand
Enjoy Celtic music steeped with Asturian and Breton tradition with the internationally renown Qristina and Quinn Bachand. Check out the link for more info and ticket sales. $20, $25 day of show. 7:30pm. Palladium, 253 5th Ave. N. 

Sunday, January 5

Fit2Run Training Group Run

Make fitness a part of your Sunday morning! Marathoners meet at 6:30am, Half Marathoners meet at 6:30am and everyone else meet at 7am. Fit2Run, 256 2nd St. N.

The Nu Soundz and Polish fun
This St. Petersburg Polish Society event features The Nu Soundz and leader Stan Simms. Doors open at 1:30pm, dinner is served from 2-3:30pm and will consist of kielbasa, perogies, beet salad and more from Eastern Europe. $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers.  Call Beverly Wolynak at 727-526-6835 or Wilma Walsek at 727-360-0584 if you plan to join for dinner. 1343 Beach Drive SE.

The Sleeping Beauty at The Mahaffey
The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre will bring in the magic with The Sleeping Beauty, set to the music of Tchaikovsky. More details here and information on special pricing, $27.50-$57.50. 3pm at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S. 

Sunday Comedy Series: Hawk and Wayne’s It’s a Living
Inspired by an audience member’s suggestion of their place of employment, Hawk and Wayne will take you through an unscripted, hilarious, improvised stream of consciousness complete with bizarre employees, workplace politics and corporate shenanigans with wit, surrealism and non-stop laughs! More details here, $10 at 6pm. American Stage, 163 3rd St. N.

Live Jazz Jams at Cafe Alma
Live Jazz at Café Alma every Sunday from 6pm-8:30pm! Café Alma, 260 1st Ave S.
This Weekend at Muvico 20 at The Shops at St. Pete: Paranormal Activity – The Marked Ones
“After being "marked," Jesse begins to be pursued by mysterious forces while his family and friends try to save him.” – via Muvico. 

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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.