Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (01.31-02.20)

It’s Super Bowl Weekend in the ‘Burg! Join The Florida Orchestra for their annual gala, celebrate the Grand Opening of The Body Athletic, and more happening this weekend in the Sunshine City.

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: 

February 14-15 – French Fry Festival 

Get out for the special French Fry Festival! This two-day event will feature a collection of the regions best food trucks paying homage to the tasty, savory snack. This year, the event runs for TWO DAYS! That’s right, enjoy this event with a spud. CLICK HERE to get special VIP Early Access tickets to the event. Event details available online. North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

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.

 

Graphic for Winter WhiskeyFest at St. Pete

 

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 courtesy of The Mill Restaurant and enjoy a preview of one of the most exciting new projects in the Sunshine City! Click HERE to reserve tickets today. American Freedom Distillery, 2232 5th Avenue South.

 

Jan. 31 – The Body Athletic Company Grand Opening

Let’s celebrate the new baby! Join us for a grand opening party and ribbon-cutting ceremony at The BE Athletic. Take a tour of the place, peek in at some classes (or jump in there), and say hello to Mayor Rick Kriseman. It’ll also be your LAST CHANCE to lock-in for life at our presale membership prices of $110/monthly, $1,200/annual BE Athletic only, or Dual BE Yoga and BE Athletic for $155/monthly, $1,530 annual. Kids’ activities AND child care will be happening with BE Athletic. There will be live music, kombucha, raffles and more! Click HERE for all the details. The Body Athletic Company, 655 31st Street South.

 

Friday, January 31

The B.E. Athletic Company Grand Opening!
The B.E Athletic is officially open! The amazing new fitness center, from the minds behind The Body Electric Yoga, is gorgeous, sprawling, and the perfect spot to hit your fitness goals. Take a tour of the place, peek in at some classes (or jump in there), and say hello to Mayor Rick Kriseman. It’ll also be your LAST CHANCE to lock-in for life at The B.E. Athletic’s presale membership prices of $110/monthly, $1,200/annual BE Athletic only, or Dual BE Yoga and BE Athletic for $155/monthly, $1,530 annual. Kids’ activities AND child care will be happening with BE Athletic. There will be live music, kombucha, raffles and more! Click HERE for all the details. The Body Athletic Company, 655 31st Street South.

Cinema at The MFA: Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes
The impresario Serge Diaghilev was the creator and driving force of the Ballets Russes, the most innovative dance company of the 20th century. He persuaded, cajoled, and charmed the world’s greatest talents to join his company. Artists (Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse), composers (Igor Stravinsky and Erik Satie), choreographers (Michel Fokine and George Balanchine), and dancers (Vaslav Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova) all collaborated to realize Diaghilev’s dream of a seamless fusion of the arts. Click HERE for a full rundown of all the events happening at “Art of the Stage.” 11am. Free with museum admission. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

PRINT Party with READ Movement at Venus St. Pete
Bring your own shirt or tote and have it printed on-site for $15. Purchase limited-edition READ prints, tees and totes —10 percent of product sales benefit Justice Studio, the in-house art studio program at two Tampa Bay area juvenile detention facilities (via NOMAD Art Bus). 5-9pm. Venus St. Pete, 244 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North.

Dirty John’s Varietease at Studio@620
The Dirty John’s present their second sophomoric show of raunchy, rowdy adults-only comedy. Enjoy some libations and let loose. 7-10pm. $10 admission. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Daydreaming — Soul Jazz with Jeremy Carter 
Sax master Jeremy Carter returns to the Side Door with another take on classic soul music. Blending elements of soul, jazz, blues and gospel, Carter’s “Rubber Band” will perform iconic songs by Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, James Brown, Stevie Wonder and other artists pioneering artists from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Joining Jeremy will be: Nathan Mitchell-piano; Xavier Chisholm-Bass; and Caleb Sanders-drums. Jeremy’s last jazz meets soul concert sold out so get your tickets early for this one. 8pm. $20 in advance. $23 day of show. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Saturday, February 1

Flag Raising at St. Pete City Hall 
Please plan to join Mayor Rick Kriseman, City Officials, Members and Friends of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum during the annual Black History Month Flag Raising Ceremony.

Cutting Edge with Philomena Marano (Asst. to Robert Indiana) 
Philomena Marano, studio assistant to artist Robert Indiana, joins the Museum of Fine Arts for a discussion about the unique medium of paper used to create costume and sets for the famed opera “The Mother of Us All” (1976). Click HEREfor a look at all of “Art of the Stage” events. 11am-12:30pm. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Florida Food & Brews Festival 
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.

St. Pete Indie Flea Street Faire
You will find 100+ artisans and vendors, food trucks, mobile shops, DJ Hello Darlin’ Records and more. Specialty beers, ciders and meads at Green Bench Brewing Co. Plants, Vintage, Handmade jewelry, Up-cycled clothes, vegan deserts, food trucks and more! The event is pet- and family-friendly. Noon-4pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Love Thy Self with Lindsay Dixon at The Body Electric
You deserve some quality time with thy self! Kick up your feet and cozy up with some bolsters to show yourself how much you care. Lindsay will guide you through a restorative session designed to show your true self some big love. Expect crystal bowls, chanting, and gentle movements to support a state of deep relaxation. 6-8pm. $22. Click HERE to register. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

It’s Hard to Play Basketball in Louis Vuitton at The Blue Goose
A solo exhibition by L. Brook and sweet tunes by Emily Turnage. Begins at 8pm. The Blue Goose, 48 9th Street North.

The Linda Nash Group at The Palladium
The Linda Nash Group is a genre-bending, acoustic jazz ensemble, steeped in the tradition of Swing with elements of Avant Garde, Bossa Nova, Orchestral and Blues. The ensemble’s members are: Linda Nash – flutes & vocals, Nikola Baltic – guitar, Paul Gavin – drums, Glenn Stevenson – upright bass, Steve Turner – percussion. The concerts celebrates the release of Nash’s new recording, Sound & Light. 8pm. $32. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

TFO Gala: A Gala Evening with Bernadette Peters
Multi-award-winning Broadway, film and TV star Bernadette Peters will perform with The Florida Orchestra at its annual gala concert conducted by TFO Music Director Michael Francis. She will be joined onstage by her long-time Music Director Marvin Laird on piano for a glamorous evening of music to benefit the orchestra’s growing community and artistic initiatives. 6-8pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

We’re Going Bananas at The Independent 
Indie St. Pete and Bananas Records present an evening of hits, grooves, & deep cuts from the 80’s – 90’s – 00’s and MORE!! Join the community for a night of tasty brews and awesome tunes! 10pm-1am. The Independent, 1049 Central Avenue.

 

Sunday, February 2

Anatomy Sessions with Dr, Lance at The Body Electric
These anatomy sessions are part of Jessica Mihm’s High Vibration Living Yoga Teacher Training and are taught by Dr. Lance Robbins of Rx Chiro. You do not have to be a yoga teacher or trainee to enroll; these sessions are open to the public. You may attend one session or all four. 12:30-3pm. Click HERE to register. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

Betty Fox Band Good Sunday Revue at The Ale and The Witch 
Join The Ale and The Witch in the Courtyard for the show with Betty Fox Band and catch some live music before the house parties and the big game. 2-5pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

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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.