Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (01.17-19.20)

The Tweed Ride is back! Plus a beer and bacon festival, the return of Writers in Paradise 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!

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.

Orchestral Painting

January 25 – Exhibition Opens! Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney at Museum of Fine Arts 

Featuring over 100 studies for scene, costume, curtain, and program designs, as well as maquettes and costumes by major artists from the nineteenth century to the present day, including Henri Matisse, Giorgio de Chirico, Natalia Goncharova, Pablo Picasso, Louise Nevelson, David Hockney, Robert Indiana, and Lesley Dill. Click HERE for a full rundown of details on the exhibition and events. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Winter WhiskeyFest 2019 at American Freedom Distillery!

Join I Love the Burg for our 3rd Annual Winter WhiskeyFest! The event is in partnership with Horse Soldier Bourbon Whiskey and METRO Inclusive Health. The event takes place on Saturday, February 1 at The Urban Stillhouse. Enjoy whiskey samplings, light bites and more t one of the most exciting new spots in the Sunshine City! Click HERE to reserve tickets today. American Freedom Distillery, 2232 5th Avenue South.

WIN Tickets to The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston 

Belinda Davids will bring the legacy of Whitney Houston to life on Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts: The Mahaffey Theater stage. Now, you could win a pair of tickets experience this show live and in person on Wednesday, January 22. CLICK HERE to enter.



Friday, January 17

Jollibee Grand Opening in Pinellas Park
The super popular Filipino food chain with a cult following is opening in Pinellas Park on Friday! ome out and celebrate with on January 17th. Doors open at 9AM.
– The first 50 customers in line to spend $25 or more will get FREE Chickenjoy for a year!*
– The first 50 with the best #ItsOurTurn signs will get a Jollibee in Barong Funko Pop!
– The first 300 on day 1 (plus the first 100 on days 2 and 3) will get a free drawstring bag with a minimum $25 purchase!
Jollibee Pinellas Park, 4057 Park Boulevard.

An Evening with Paul Wilborn and The Blue Roses
ARTS 46/4 Presents an exciting and intimate evening performance by Paul Wilborn and the Blue Roses. An Evening with Paul Wilborn …..Paul will be sharing songs and stories from his newly released book; Cigar City: Tales From a 1980s Creative Ghetto. Featured stories about living the creative life, and performing some American Songbook classics with his band, Blue Roses. 7-9pm. Click HERE for tickets. First Unity Spiritual Campus, 460 46th Avenue North.

Ella Jet & Future Soul at The Ale and The Witch
Join The Ale and The Witch for a special Ella Jet & Future Soul all original music concert. 9-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Music Around the World with Elona K and The Weggmans at Studio@620
Elona Krasavseva (vocals), Nina Wegmann (accordion), Roberg Wegmann (contrabass), and Svetlana Datseva (dance) will perform an evening of North American, Latin American, British, Italian, Spanish, and Russian music and dances. 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.


Saturday, January 18

St. Pete Tweed Ride at St. Pete Shuffle 
It’s time again for the most fashionable event on two wheels! You are cordially invited to attend the 9th Annual St. Pete Tweed Ride and Gala at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. This is a fundraiser for the club. The past two Tweed Rides helped make major improvements to our historic clubhouse this summer. 2-8pm. Click HERE for details and tickets. St. Pete Shuffle, 559 Mirror Lake Drive North.

HVL Yoga Teacher Training with Jessica Irene Mihm at The Body Electric Yoga
Are you ready to immerse yourself fully into the powerful world of yoga? Join Jessica Mihm, 500 hour experienced yoga teacher & Teacher Development Coordinator at The Body Electric Yoga Company, for nine weekends over four months. 8am-6pm. Click HERE for details and to register. Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Plant Love Ice Cream 1 Year Anniversary (Friday and Saturday) 
Can you believe it’s been a full year since Plant Love Ice Cream opened up shop in downtown St Pete? Come celebrate the occasion with them on both Friday and Saturday evenings! They’ll have vegan food, live music, live art, local vendors, and of course ice cream! 5-11pm. Plant Love Ice Cream, 953 Central Avenue.

MLK Music and Cultural Fest at Albert Whitted Park
Join the community for the first Music and Culture festival in beautiful downtown St. Pete, FL. This FREE waterfront event will have vendors and live entertainment right in the heart of the thriving downtown area. 11am-7pm. Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive Southeast.

108 Sun Salutations at Cage Brewing
Let your body do the talking as it adapts to the repetition of movement, creating a foundation of self-discipline as we exit the holiday season and move into the new year full of intention. 2-3:30pm. $20. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South.

St. Pete Beer & Bacon Festival at Vinoy Park
It’s th 4th Annual St. Pete Beer & Bacon Festival! Get out to the waterfront for some amazing treats and drinks. Event takes place from midnight-7pm. Click HERE for tickets and details. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

3rd Annual Rockin’ Lot Music Festival
Local Rock bands, full bar, awesome food vendors and so much more! Not to mention it will be celebrity Bartender Diane Panton’s Birthday celebration! Adult only show, 18 plus. 1-11pm. St. Pete Side Lot, 2133 2nd Avenue South.

Writers in Paradise Reading Series: Dani Shapiro
Hear NYT best-selling author Dani Shapiro read from her latest work and take part in an onstage interview with Conference Director, Les Standiford. 8-9:30pm. Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue South.


Sunday, January 12 

Tombolo Books Presents Edie Daly
Join Tombolo Books for the launch of local author Edie Daily’s memoir, “Old Lesbian Memory Quilt: Stories told by Edie Daly on her 80th birthday. Come and experience a unique and joyful offering as Edie Daly shares her pictoral biography, encompassing her life stories and her inspiring experiences in social justice and activism. Begins at 1pm. Tombolo Books, 2153 1st Avenue South.

Tang & Biscuits: Kegs and Eggs Brunch at Green Bench Brewing
Join Green Bench to celebrate shuffleboard, beer, and brunch! Being that St. Pete Shuffle is the largest shuffle board club in the world, LOKO Cuisine decided to create a menu named after the sports “Tang” cue stick and “Biscuit” puck. 11am-1pm. Click HERE for tickets. Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue.

Tell Me About Your Cat: A Feline-inspired Storytelling Event
Local writers and storytellers will take the stage to tell us about their cats. You’ll also get to learn about some adoptable pets looking for a good home. This event is presented by Wordier Than Thou and Friends of Strays Animal Shelter. 1-3pm. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South.

Writers in Paradise Reading Series: Ann Hood & Sterling Watson
Get out for night 2 of the Writers in Paradise evening reading series. Renowned writers Ann Hood and Sterling Watson will read from their work. 7-8:30pm. Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue South.

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.