Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (02.28-01.20)

Celebrate LEAP DAY in the Sunshine City with the Punk Rock Flea Market, tons of concerts, a huge art yard sale 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!

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.

Logo for Pepper Fest in Pinellas Park

April 4-5 Pinellas Pepper Fest! 

Pinellas Pepper Fest features many local and regional specialty food businesses. There are Contests happening the entire weekend like the Amateur Hot Sauce Competition, Pepper Eating Contest, Amateur Salsa Competition, Extreme Lolly Lick-A-Thon (the hottest lollypop in the world) & the Favorite Vendor Competition. The festival is a pet and family-friendly event where people of all ages will enjoy the HOTTEST event in town and will leave wanting more! Events takes place April 4-5, from 10am-5pm on Saturday, and 11am-4pm on Sunday. England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Avenue North.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Star Party at the Weedon Island Preserve
Observe the natural wonders of the night sky hosted by the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club. The club will provide high-powered telescopes and guide visitors to see planets, stars and the moon. This program is for adults and youth ages 12 and up. All youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees will meet inside the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center at 7 PM, and the party will go out as a group to an area in the Preserve to begin stargazing. The event is outdoors, so dress appropriately. 1800 Weedon Drive Northeast. Tickets are $3.

Black History Month Celebration at the Enoch Davis Center
Learn about black culture and history with a fun night full of activities for the family, including readings, socializing, music, food, performances, a fashion and hair show, giveaways and more! The event starts at 6 PM and admission is free. 1111 18th Ave. S.

Hearts and Tarts at the Iberian Rooster
The Burly Bandits will accompany romantic and naught performances from Kitten Marie, Dahlia Dupre’, Miss Tigerlily, Seductress Delilah, Cabana Macabre and Mayven Missbehavin. Tickets are $15 presale, $20 at the door and $40 VIP. 475 Central Avenue, Suite 100. The show starts at 8 PM.

Jason Kitchen at Ichicoro Ane
Are you ready for some great music with your ramen? Jason Kitchen will be putting on a 5-hour set for guests as part of the L8 Night Flights series. The set starts at 10 PM and goes until 3 AM. The ramen is consistently some of the best in the city, and reason to come all on its own. Stay for the vibes. No admission is necessary as music is for diners. 260 1st Avenue South.

Wild Kratts at the Mahaffey
Wild Kratts- Live! is a theatrical stage show based on the animated television series Wild Kratts. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated Wild Kratts step out live on stage to engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story. Experience the astounding “creature” fundamentals, and the infectious excitement and inspiring quest of the Kratt Brothers that make the hit television series Wild Kratts so popular with kids and their families. Tickets range from $24.50 to $100. The show starts at 6:30 PM. Duke Energy Center for the Arts at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S.

Tampa Bay Publishing Conference Author Readings at Tombolo Books
Wordier Than Thou’s Publishing Conference features some of the best Florida writers ever. This includes both new and established voices. On Friday night, several Florida authors will read from their work at Tombolo Books, St. Pete’s new independent bookstore. Readings begin at 6:20pm, and the event is FREE and open to the public. Tombolo Books, 2153 1st Avenue South. 


Saturday, February 29, 2020

TFO POPS at the Mahaffey
Do you enjoy the music of Star Trek or 2001: A Space Odyssey? Well, the Florida Orchestra is going interstellar on Saturday with music from some of the most well-known science fiction films. Tickets start at $21. The show begins at 8 PM. Duke Energy Center for the Arts at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S.

Semi-Annual Curated Art Yard Sale at Morean Arts Center
Shop some of the best art in the ‘Burg during the Morean’s yard sale! Featuring works by 13 celebrated local artists. 8am-noon. Prices for art range from $5-$100. Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue.

Live Ballet Sketching at the Museum of Fine Arts
This event is free with admission and explores the historical tradition of drawing dancers as they move. Ballet students from The Sarasota Ballet Conservatory invite artists to our “Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney” exhibition to explore live drawing and the different skills required to capture the moving body. The museum will provide sketch pads and pencils, and the event is open to all levels of ability. The event starts at 11 AM. 255 Beach Dr. NE.

Opera Through the Ages at the Museum of Fine Arts
Free with museum admission! St. Pete Opera celebrates opera through the ages in this 50-minute program featuring three voice types (soprano, mezzo and tenor). Performing pieces featured in “Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney,” the exhibition spans nearly 200 years of opera, touching upon themes and styles beloved by audiences around the world. The event starts at 1 PM. 255 Beach Dr. NE.

Orientation at Body Electric Athletic Company
From 12 PM to 12:45 PM, Allison Archer will be giving a tour of the new mindful facility along with the equipment. Archer will also be demonstrating how to use the equipment. The tour and presentation are for BE Athletic members as well as anyone interested in checking out the digs.

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Crawl at Park & Rec
A general admission ticket gets you 4 BBQ samples, a signature koozie (sweet!) and exclusive drink special at every stop. Park & Rec has a photographer on-site in case you want to snap a pic of your faced sauced. The Avenue Eat+Drink, Crafty Squirrel, Landing at Jannus, Thirty First, and The One Night Stand are all participating with specials. Tickets start at $20, and the event goes from 12 PM to 6 PM. This event is 21 and over. 100 4th St S.

Gandy Beach Cleanup
Keep our beaches pristine! Join Brave Ocean and 1 Piece Each at the Urban Kai parking lot for a shoreline cleanup. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes, sun protection and weather-appropriate clothing. Cleanup supplies and water will be provided. Please bring your own reusable water bottle. This event is free. 13090 Gandy Blvd N.

Leap Year Party with Tonight’s the Night at The Ale and The Witch
Spend Leap year at The Ale and The Witch with “Tonight’s The Night – Neil Young Tribute Band” Performing all of Neil’s Acoustic and Electric Classics. 3:30-6:30pm. Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

St. Pete Punk Rock Flea Market at Planet Retro
Get ready to celebrate some of the coolest vendors in the Tampa Bay Area during the St. Pete Punk Rock Flea Market. The event will feature live music, art vendors, vintage clothing, and more. 11am-5pm. Planet Retro, 226 Dr. MLK Jr. Street.


Sunday, March 1, 2020

Woodson Chamber Concert: Brass 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. The 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. 3-4pm. Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Avenue South.

Poetry Reading Womxn Poets Across Time & Space
Kick off Women’s History Month with poetry by (left to right in the cover image) Silvia Curbelo, Eleanor Eichenbaum, Sam Obeid, Gloria Muñoz, and Helen Wallace. In concert with the closing of the exhibition “Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings”, prominent poets from the Tampa Bay area will share work that explores identity and space through time. 2-3pm. Space is limited, reserve a spot online. James Museum, 150 Central Avenue.

Celtic Woman at the Mahaffey
Be transported to Ireland with this breathtaking show as it makes its way through St. Pete on its 15th-anniversary tour. The group’s albums and DVD releases have been consistent multi-platinum best-sellers. The music showcases a fusion of traditional Irish music, Ireland’s ancient history and the vibrant spirit of the country. Tickets are available here. The show starts at 7 PM. Duke Energy Center for the Arts at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S.

Low Country Boil at Trophy Fish
Tickets are $37 for this all-you-can-eat extravaganza. Diners can expect Florida Blue Crab, shrimp, crawfish, sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes, and your choice of a glass of wine, bottled or draught beer, or specially crafted Tres Agaves Margarita! Trophy Fish will also have live music on-hand. The event goes from 5 PM – 8 PM. 2060 Central Avenue.

Vegan Bread-Making Class
For $70, the Florida Chefs Workshop will show you how to make muffins, biscuits, focaccia and flaxseed bread. The class is 3.5 hours and outlines how to substitute flour and eggs for the best vegan bread along with other professional tips. The event starts at 1 PM and ends at 4:30 PM. 7097 30th Ave N.