Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (01.10-12.20)

Get ready to shop local during the second weekend of 2020! Enjoy live music, performances, business anniversaries and more.

Our weekend events guide is posted every Friday morning and covers the best events over a three day period. If you’re looking for more events, visit the I Love the Burg calendar. For a $5 fee, businesses/artists/organizers can also list events here. The small fee helps this website continue to do what it does best, that’s celebrating the Sunshine City!

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Planning for your concert future? Visit The Mahaffey Theater’s website for a full list of concerts coming to one of the Burg’s premier entertainment venues.

Need more local and indie music in your life? Visit No Clubs’ concert calendar for a look at shows popping up across Tampa Bay.

Want your event featured on I Love The Burg’s website? Click HERE for all the details on how to submit your event.

Coming Soon: 

Flyer for a new food festival in Tampa Bay

February 1 – Florida Food & Brews Festival “LoveLocal” Ticket Deal!  

The Florida Food & Brews Festival will showcase the best bites in the Tampa Bay region! The event will feature plenty of food and brewery competitions, as well as fun tastings. Gluten-free and vegan options will be available. Tickets are on sale now for the event. Use code LoveLocal to get an exclusive I Love the Burg ticket discount! Click HERE to purchase tickets. Florida Food & Brews Festival takes place on February 1 at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Avenue North.


Chocolate covered popcorn

I Love the Burg and Salty Sisters present Pelican Tracks Popcorn!

Taste the most delicious new flavor in the Sunshine City. We’re launching a brand new Pelican Tracks Popcorn with the amazing and Best of the Bay Winning Salty Sisters! It’s caramel popcorn drizzled with chocolate and mixed with peanut butter cups. YUM! Visit Salty Sisters at 107 107th Avenue, Treasure Island.

Friday, January 10 

St. Petersburg Opera Company: Mornings with the Maestro at Museum of Fine Arts 
Join The MFA for a very special preview of “Rigoletto.” No one can discuss, illustrate and illuminate the wonderful world of opera with more finesse (and more fun) than St. Pete Opera’s own Maestro Mark Sforzini. 11am-1pm. Click HERE for tickets. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Sacred Tour of Art – Tibetan Monks Create Mandala (All Weekend)
Eight Tibetan Monks bring universal lessons of peace and impermanence. In Florida CraftArt’s Exhibition Gallery, they will create a Sacred Sand Mandala for healing. Witness the step-by-step creation of a traditional Sand Mandala–an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism. 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday, noon-4pm Sunday. Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue. 

Please Standy By: A TV Show Exhibit at Mize Gallery 
Mize Gallery rings in 2020 with a large group exhibit featuring new works inspired by television. Each artist selected from a curated list of TV shows and will work on a 18 x 12″ canvas. Opening will feature food by Nah Dogs Vegan Hot Dog Cart & drinks by NOVA 535. 6-10pm. MIZE Gallery, 689 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North.

Through Our Eyes: Midtown and Beyond at Studio@620
“Through Our Eyes: Midtown and Beyond” photo exhibit showcases students turned photojournalists’ view of the world they call home. Using a camera, they tap into their natural curiosity, learn photography and other multimedia techniques and visually document the community they see often so differently from adults. 5-7pm. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Dear Hank & John: Minotour at The Palladium 
Dear Hank and John is a podcast in which two brothers answer questions, offer dubious advice, and bring you all the week’s news from Mars and AFC Wimbledon. Minotour 2020 will feature live episodes of Dear Hank and John, The Anthropocene Reviewed, and other secret surprises. There may even be a special appearance from a tauromorphic biped. 7-10pm. $80 Premium; $40 Standard. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.


Saturday, January 11

Tangerine Plaza Community Cleanup + Electric Vehicle Test Ride 
Join the community in Tangerine Plaza for another great community cleanup! Driving on Sunshine is bringing their electric vehicle roadshow so you can experience driving in some all-electric vehicles, too. 9am-1pm. 1794 22nd Street South.

New Year Resolution Fair at 3 Daughters Brewing
Start the year off right by joining us and local fitness and health professionals at the brewery. Vendors will showcase all they have to offer and their New Year Specials! 1-5pm. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

PAINT Nail Bar 1 Year Birthday Bash 
PAINT Nail Bar is celebrating one year in the Sunshine City! The Central Avenue oasis, owned by Jennifer Lee, is a dream come true for all involved. Visit the space for giveaways all day. A cocktail reception will be held starting at 4pm. PAINT Nail Bar, 320 Central Avenue.

Second Saturday at Cultosaurus 
Visit the ‘Burg’s designer toy store this Saturday. The art, toy, and book store will be open from 2-8pm. Cultosaurus, 289 16th Street North.

The Sound of Breath with Dani Mae and Alexis Holland
Immerse your senses in a vibrational journey of Breath and Sound. Breathwork is a powerful and potent practice of continuous active breathing which may create an intense emotional experience, while the sound is well known for its effectiveness in soothing the mind and body through melodic and physical vibrations. 5:30-7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Randall Bramblett Band at The Palladium
Deep into his self-described second act of his storied solo career, Bramblett’s talents are repeatedly praised by musicians, critics and fans.  Though he’s been recording for 4 decades his spirit of creativity continues, each album has something new to say.   7:30pm. $25. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

25 Years of Equality through Art at Creative Clay 
Join Creative Clay at the January 2020 ArtWalk and celebrate Creative Clay’s 25th Anniversary of “25 Years of Equality through Art.” The new exhibit “Honoring the Black Civil Rights Movement” features the work of Creative Clay member artist Marquise R. Enjoy live music by Emily Turnage, visit our our vast folk art collection, and find treasures in the repurposed art supply store, Creative Thrift. 5-9pm. Creative Clay, 1846 1st Avenue South.

Second Saturday Night Market at Daddy Kool Records 
Daddy Kool Records will be hosting its monthly market and art show in their parking lot on Saturday. Featuring art by Matt Galloway and live music by Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent with Boston Marriage and Bushi. 6-10pm. Daddy Kool Records, 2430 Terminal Drive South.

Deadly Rival Roller Derby 
St. Pete’s Roller Derby team is putting on a showcase Saturday night! Saturday’s bout will feature some of the best skating, and jamming in the country. It’s Florida’s Banked Track Roller Derby! Come cheer on the women of Deadly Rival as they compete in the home bout game event. This is year 5 at the Slayground. Doors open early at 5:30 pm! Reserved seating is not available. Game starts promptly at 7pm. Tickets are $20 general admission at the door, $15 in advance online, or $40 for VIP box seats. Slayground, 4033 35th Street North.

Hollygen, Old Bones, Pale Gold at The Bends 
Hollyglen, Old Bones, Pale Gold to perform live at The Bends. 10pm. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.


Sunday, January 12 

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench with Shila LaGrua 
The Body Electric Yoga Company is happy to bring you Second Sundays: YOGA ON TAP. Morning yoga happens every second Sunday of the month. Join Shila for a bendy flow and kick off another beautiful day in the Burg! 11am. Click HERE to reserve your spot. Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Woodson Chamber Concert: Woodson Quintet 
Now entering its fifth year, TFO partners with the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum to present a chamber music concert series on Sunday afternoons. he Woodson Chamber Concert Series takes place at the museum and admission is pay-what-you-can at the door. All proceeds from the Woodson Chamber Concert Series benefit the museum directly in order to enable the museum to further develop its audience, reach and infrastructure. 3-4:30pm. Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South.

Let’s Talk About Pain and What to do About It at The Body Electric
Dr. Lance takes a practical approach to explaining pain and what you can do about it. Learn how diet and nutrition, movement practices, social interactions, and psychological connections can all play a roll in the pain you experience. 12:30-2:30pm. Click HERE to reserve your spot. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

Smoke and Mirrors Poetry Showcase at Studio@620
To usher in the New Year, 13 poets will reveal how their identity constructs the world around them, and how the world engages back with them. Not all that glitters is gold, and there are many smokescreens and false flares in life. So,how do these poets know what is true and untrue in their communities, the cafes they frequent, or in the tv shows they watch, and lastly in ourselves too? 5-7pm. Tickets are $10. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is the Editor of ilovetheburg.com. Follow him on Twitter @harlanyoungII and Instagram @harlanyoung. Send tips and potential stories to info@ilovetheburg.com.