Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (02.19-21.16)

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Friday, Feb. 19

Weekend Classes @ Central Cycling
Visit St.Pete's premiere cycling studio for a workout unlike any other. Click HERE for a full schedule of classes. Central Cycling, 2055 Central Avenue. 

Rally Around Town: Food Truck Rally On The Waterfront
An evening of music and food trucks. Learn more about the Secrets of the Sea Marine Exploration Center and Aquarium while enjoying food from Tampa Bay's best food trucks and live music. 6-10pm. Admission is FREE. Takes place at 250 8th Avenue Southeast.

Marty Freidman @ State Theatre
Performance by Marty Freidman, featuring bands Holy Grail, War of Thrones, and Drastic Fall. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 day-of, available ONLINE via Ticketmaster. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue

Rat Pack Together Again! @ The Palladium Theater
Experience the great music and song of Frank, Dean, and Sammy, with comedy, sketches, and brilliant musical arrangement with their live big band, backed again by David Manson’s Helios Band. Begins at 8pm. Reserved Tickets are $26 and $35. The Palladium THeater, 253 5th Avenue North

Wild Kratts Live! @ The Mahaffey Theater
Join brothers Chris and Martin Kratt, of the animated PBS series Wild Kratts, as they “come to real life” with stories of their adventures centered around science concepts central to animal life. 7pm. Tickets are from $27.50 to $47.50. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South

Jitney @ American Stage Theatre (Friday through Sunday)
Winner of the New York Drama Critics Award for BEST NEW PLAY and part of a decade by decade series of plays about the black American experience in the 20th century. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. American Stage Theater, 163 3rd Street North

Jennilee's Hot Rockin' Vinyasa Benefit for Big Cats! @ The Body Electric
Join Jennilee for 90 minutes of Vinyasa FUN! Warm-up to some soulful R&B and then transition into Hot Rockin Flows! Fabulous and inspirational rock, dance, electronica, and hip-hop will accompany an empowering and transformational journey. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from this class will benefit Jennilee's charity, Durga Rides a Tiger, created to save the 19 lions, tigers, bears and one wolf at Lions Gate Sanctuary. 5:30-7pm. Suggested donation is $5-$15, and pre-registration is available for $10. The Body Electric, 685 30th Avenue North. 

Fantastic Ekphrastic @ Soft Water Studios (Friday & Saturday)
Keep St. Pete Lit and Soft Water Studios invite you to a fantastical experience: 16 visual artists’ pieces as interpreted by 16 local writers, presented in dramatic readings by captivating local performers! Shows run from 5:30-8pm Friday and Saturday. $25 per person. All proceeds benefit Keep St. Pete Lit. Soft Water Studios, 512 22nd Street South. 

Live Music & Food Trucks @ 3 Daughters Brewing
Live music by Brackish. Food Truck is Trucktoberfest. Ping pong, cornhole, shuffleboard, lifesize jenga and more games around the brewery, and of course 14 rotating taps of great craft beer. 8-11pm. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South. 


Saturday, Feb. 20

Free February Yoga: From the Heart @ Sundial St. Pete
Join Sundial for one of the largest outdoor yoga events in the entire Tampa Bay area, which takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month for FREE! Preregister ONLINE, or register at 8:30am day-of. Class will be from 9am to 10am. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Saturday Morning Market
Get out and enjoy the Southeast’s largest outdoor farmers market! Sample food from local vendors, take home pillows, jewelry, artwork and clothing from St. Pete makers and designers, and enjoy all the flavors St. Pete has to offer! Open from 9am-2pm every Saturday through May 28th! Saturday Morning Market, 1st Avenue Southeast and 1st Street.

Samuel Bak's "A Retrospective" @ The Florida Holocaust Museum
Samuel Bak has spent his life wrestling with his experience during the Holocaust, creating a legacy of testimony through his art. The FHM is proud to present its newest original exhibition, a new retrospective of Mr. Bak’s work, co-curated by the artist and The FHM Curator of Exhibitions & Collections Erin Blankenship, including never seen before artwork from the artist’s private collection. The collection will be on display from Feb. 20-July 10. Click here for hours and admission details. The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th Street South.

Ninety Free-Free @ Jannus Live
DNCE and Nathan Sykes perform at Jannus Live for 93.3 FLZ’s free concert this Saturday. No ticket required for entry, simply show up at Jannus Live! Doors open at 7pm. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North

Black History Festival @ Midtown Walmart Neighborhood Market
Join local community to celebrate African-American Heritage, including food samples, free health screenings, children’s activities, entertainment, giveaways, and more! 10am-2pm. Admission is FREE. Midtown Walmart Neighborhood Market , 1794 22nd Street South

FREE Dali Museum Events, 1 Dali Boulevard:
Dilly Dally with Dali
Children can partake in puzzles, arts and crafts, games, and other craft activities that encourage family learning and interaction at the Dali Museum. 11:45am-4:30pm.
Dali & Beyond Film Series: Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies (Part I)
This groundbreaking series of cartoons, released between 1929 and 1939, includes six Academy Award(R) winners and provides an astonishing look inside the evolution of animation. Each boasting a unique cast of characters, these musical shorts served as Walt Disney’s proving ground for emerging technology, new musical styles, and experimental forms. 1-3pm. 

St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival @ North Straub Park (Saturday & Sunday)
A ‘boutique’ fine art festival of approximately 120 of Florida and America’s top fine artisans and crafters, including many local and regionally-recognized artists, transforms the grounds of North Straub Park into an outdoor gallery showcasing extraordinary original handmade artwork. 10am-5pm on Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sunday. Admission is FREE. North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast

Deadly Rival Roller Derby Presents Fe-BRUISE-ary @ The Slayground
Come watch skaters from all over the state compete on Florida's only Banked Track! Skaters, Click HERE to sign up. Doors open at 6:30pm. First whistle at 7pm. $12 at the door, $10 in advance, Kids age 6-11 are $5, age 5 and under are free. The Slay Ground, 4033 35th Street North. 

Film Screening – Veterans of Color @ James Weldon Johnson Community Library
Join African American Heritage Association of St. Petersburg and local African American veterans as they lead a panel discussion of the film and issues it raises. 1:30-3pm. Admission is FREE. James Weldon Johnson Community Library, 1059 18th Avenue South.

Anatomical Breakdown: Vinyasa Injury and Prevention @ The Body Electric
This fun, dynamic and informative two hour workshop will explore the intelligence behind the vinyasa bell curve and how to safely practice the three most common poses in vinyasa flow chaturanga dandasana (low plank), urdhva mukha savasana (upward facing dog) and adho mukha svanasana (downward facing dog). 2-4:30pm. $30 early/ $35 day of. The Body Electric, 685 30th Avenue North. 

Cocktails on the Courts: Not your Grandpa's Gala! @ St. Pete Shuffle
A night of Florida cuisine, libations and live music featuring the Black Honkeys all at the World Famous St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, benefiting the St. Petersburg Museum of History. Dress is Shuffleboard Chic. Presented by Southern Roots Realty & ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing. From 6-10pm. Admission is $75. St. Pete Shuffle, 559 Mirror Lake Drive North.

Tampa Bay Rowdies Suncoast Invitational:
Montreal Impact vs. D.C. United
Kickoff at 4pm. Click HERE for tickets. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street South.
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Philadelphia Union
Kickoff at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street South. 

The MUSE 8th Annual Body Art Living Showcase at ARTpool Gallery
Celebrate love, sex, nudes & St. Valentine at ARTpool Gallery's 8th annual living breathing canvas exhibition with models painted head to toe! Bringing it to an entire new level with our biggest and best Body Art show to date. 8pm-midnight. $20 general admission, $45 VIP. ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Avenue. 

Twilight Paddle @ Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Enjoy a twilight canoeing trip around the lake at Boyd Hill. Experience St. Pete's nature preserve. 3:30-6pm. $15 per person. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way South. 

Bert Smith Chillounge Night presenting Cirque du Chill 
Originally scheduled for Nov. 21, Bert Smith Chillounge night has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 20. Enjoy smooth jazz, fine wine, and food under the stars while Cirque du Chill performs, featuring world-renowned circus artists, along with a Samba parade, flamenco dancing and more. Must be 21 and up to attend. 6-11pm. Tickets available for $25, day-of for $35. North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Mutemath @ State Theatre
Performance by Mutemath and Nothing but Thieves. Begins at 8pm. Tickets are $23.50 in advance, $26 day-of. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue

Coo Coo Ca Choo @ The Palladium Theater
Performance by 60’s inspired band, Coo Coo Ca Choo, their song list includes songs by The Beatles, The Animals, The Beach Boys, Jimmy Reed, The Walker Brothers, The Fortunes, Hendrix, Cream, Sly and the Family Stone, The Young Rascals, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Steve Miller and more! Begins at 8pm. Reserved tickets are $20 and $30. The Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 @ The Mahaffey Theater
Join The Florida Orchestra with conductor Michael Francis for their performance of Copland: Appalachian Spring Ballet Suite, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, and Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6. Begins at 8pm. Tickets are $15 to $45. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South

The Language and Myth of Asana @ The Body Electric
In the first 90 minutes, explore the history of yoga, the ancient language of sanskrit, and the mythology that inspires many of the asanas you know and love. This enlightening session of lecture and storytelling with be complete with 30 mins of sound healing as Jennilee serenades you in a relaxing savasana with her bowls, drum, gong and chimes. 5:30-7:30pm. $20 in advance, $25 day of. The Body Electric, 685 30th Avenue North. 


Sunday, Feb. 21

Yoga + Dali @ The Dali Museum
Enjoy yoga every Sunday at the Dali Museum for yoga classes held in either the Raymond James Community Room or the Avant-Garden. Classes are vinyasa/ashtanga-based, beginners are welcome. Doors open at 11:30am. Cost: $10 members and students, $15 non-members. Visit the galleries on the same day for only an additional $10. Salvador Dali Museum, 1 Dali Boulevard.

Adult Horticultural Programs and Workshops: Ikebana in the Gardens
Wander the garden paths and gaze upon unique Ikebana designs, as Ikebana International members install large scale arrangements in the garden landscape. 2pm. Included with Garden admission. Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth Street North.

Tall Ship Privateer Lynx Public Tours & Sail Away
See history up close with public tours of the Tall Ship Privateer Lynx. FREE public tours from 9:30am-1pm. Ticketed sail away 2-4pm (S O L D  O U T). Docked at Harborage Marina, 1110 3rd Street South. 

Loretta Lynn @ The Mahaffey Theater
One of Country Music’s most famous performers returns to the Mahaffey Theater this Sunday, Loretta Lynn is the most-awarded woman in country music history. Begins at 7pm. Tickets are from $35.50 to $65.50. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Richard “STretch” Bruyn: A Tribute to Herbie Hancock @ Palladium Theater
Spanning more than six decades and counting, Herbie Hancock’s music captures and delights jazz fans in both acoustic and electric genres. As a tribute to this present day genius, an astounding group of musicians have been assembled under the leadership of “STretch” Bruyn to offer an evening of favorite Hancock compositions. 6pm. $20 in advance, $25 day of. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North. 


This Weekend at Muvico Sundial 19 + IMAX: The Witch

"New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. 'The Witch' is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil" via Muvico. 


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