Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (02.21-23.20)

It’s LOCALTOPIA weekend in the Sunshine City! Plus, the Super Greek Festival, pro wrestling, yoga and more in the ‘Burg. What are your weekend plans.

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!

Outside of a Tiny Home Festival

March 28-29 – Florida Suncoast Tiny Home Festival 

30+ Tiny Homes are rolling into the ‘Burg this March for the Florida Suncoast Tiny Home Festival, organized by LocalShops1.com. The event features the latest and greatest in tiny home living trends! In addition to the tiny structures, the festival brings a lineup of more than two dozen leading experts in the Tiny House movement. The event will also showcase local food trucks, mobile boutiques, artists and home-related businesses, plus free activities for children and more. The event takes place March 28 and 29. Early bird tickets are now on sale! Early bird tickets are $10/day, or $15 for both days. The event takes place at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Avenue North.

Winter WhiskeyFest Returns March 21

The Third Annual Winter WhiskeyFest is back on March 21! The event will feature light bites by The Mill, gorgeous ice from The Doggery, AND your ticket benefits the wonderful nonprofit METRO Inclusive Health. Click HERE for full event details and to purchase tickets. If you already purchased a ticket, it’s still valid for the March 21 event. Please contact us at events@ilovetheburg.com if you prefer a refund for your purchase. Takes place at Urban Stillhouse, 2232 5th Avenue South.

Friday, February 21

Gregory Porter and Ledisi LIVE in St. Pete
Gregory Porter is a 2-time GRAMMY winning vocalist and songwriter from Bakersfield, California whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time. Porter’s mother was a minister, and he cites the Bakersfield Southern Gospel sound as well as his mother’s Nat King Cole record collection as fundamental influences on his own sound. Ledisi is a 12-time GRAMMY nominated vocalist who has wowed fans ever since she came onto the Bay area music scene. 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Sphinx Virtuosi Pop Up Performance at St. Pete City Hall
A quintet of Sphinx Virtuosi musicians will perform a FREE #community mini-concert outside of St. Pete’s City Hall (13th St. and Central Ave.) on Friday, February 21 at 12 noon, part of their three-day residency with the MFA! St. Pete City Hall, 175 5th Street North.

Super Greek Festival 2020 (All Weekend)
There are few joys like yelling “opa,” and now you can get your fill at this “Super” Greek event with fun, food and dancing. The festival is a celebration of Greek culture and traditions. So, grab yourself a gyro, a Mythos and relax. Admission is free. The event runs from Friday to Sunday, opening on Friday at 11am and closing at 10pm. The same hours go for Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm. 3600 76th St N.

The Original Wailers w/Badda Skat Band & Guerilla Panic at Jannus Live
American-born guitarist Al Anderson is known for his scintillating lead work on Bob Marley classics like “No Woman, No Cry” and “Three O’clock Road Block.” Now, he is bringing the Original Wailers, who received their own Grammy nomination in 2013, to Jannus Live. Tickets are $20. 7:30 to 11:30pm. 200 1st Avenue North, #STE 206.

Tampa Bay Pro Wrestling Presents “Edge of Destruction”
Yes, the TBPW is coming to St. Pete bringing spandex and mayhem. Steven Frick, David Mercury, Jackson Zaine, David King, Sage Scott, and The Frat Pack highlight the match card on Friday at 8pm at the Campbell Park Rec Center. Are you ready for some top-rope action in your life? Tickets for Edge of Destruction are $7 for general admission and kids get in free. 601 14th Street South.

 

Saturday, February 22 

Keep St. Petersburg Local Presents Localtopia at Williams Park
It’s the BIGGEST Localtopia ever this Saturday! Hundreds of local artists, makers, bakers, chefs, brewers, musicians and more will gather in downtown St. Petersburg for one of the best events of the year in the Sunshine City. The event runs from 10am-5pm. Free to attend, but a $5 donation is encouraged upon arrival. Williams Park, 330 2nd Avenue North.

Keep St. Petersburg Local Presents Localtopia at Williams Park
It’s the BIGGEST Localtopia ever this Saturday! Hundreds of local artists, makers, bakers, chefs, brewers, musicians and more will gather in downtown St. Petersburg for one of the best events of the year in the Sunshine City. The event runs from 10am-5pm. Free to attend, but a $5 donation is encouraged upon arrival. Williams Park, 330 2nd Avenue North.

RH Miami Vice Pool Party
Hosted by Royal Heat, this 21 and over event is bringing the pink neon and white blazer vibes from 6-10pm at the WTR Pool and Grille. $5 margaritas until 8:30pm for National Margarita Day – yep, you waited all year, and it is finally here. So, make sure you got your stubble and speedboat feels ready. General Admission is $12 and VIP passes are $25. 7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Black Vintage Film Series at The Royal Theater
Hosted by Professor S. Denis Johnson and The Deuces LIVE!, this week’s black vintage film is “The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” originally by Same Greenlee. The showing of this film comes as Lee Daniels, of Empire and Precious fame, considers a reboot of the provocative story. Seating is limited and the film does contain violence. Tickets are $5. 1011 22nd Street South.

 

Sunday, February 23 

Don CeSar Bridal Show
Top wedding experts will be at the iconic Don CeSar on Sunday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. A ticket gives you a glass of complimentary champagne, appetizers and complimentary parking. Proceeds go to Give the Kids the World. The showcase starts at 12pm and ends at 3pm. 3400 Gulf Boulevard.

7th Annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival in South Straub Park
Artwork from 100 artisans will be displaying their original compositions in painting, photography, sculpture, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking, mixed-media, fiber art, metalwork and much more. Many of the artists are local to the area, so come out and support. Admission is free. Hours are 10am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday. 250 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Namaste for Beer at the Flying Boat Brewing Company
Come out for some “playful” yoga by Ania Chee and beer from Flying Boat. Your relaxation and stretching will be rewarded by great craft beer. This event happens every 2nd and 4th Sunday. Tickets are $8 with no beer or $10 with beer. Bring a yoga mat or towel. 12pm-1pm. 1776 11th Ave N

Flamingo Festival at Sunken Gardens
Who doesn’t love looking at flamingos with live music and victuals? Sunken Gardens is celebrating these flamingos to support the Children’s Education Garden. Guests wearing pink receive $1 off admission. Admission for adults is $12, seniors $10 and children (2-17) are $6. Sunken Gardens also has special activities for the little ones. A new “Flamingo Encounters” ticket is $50 and gets you up close and personal with the birds. 12pm-4:30pm. 1825 4th St N.

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