Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (03.06-08.20)

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Spring Forward this weekend with the 2nd Annual St. Printersburg, the return of the St. Pete Indie Flea and so much more happening in St. Petersburg.

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, March 6

Vagina Monologues 2020
The Obie Award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, is coming to St. Pete as part of the V-Day 2020 series. The show introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices geared toward raising money for local organizations helping women. The event starts at 8pm and tickets are $25. 535 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Street North.

Conspiracy at MIZE Gallery
The new CONSPIRACY exhibit features 42 artists’ work based on a specific conspiracy theory. 6-10pm. MIZE Gallery, 689 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North.

First Friday Celebration! 
Get out to the 200 Block of Central Avenue! There will be live music, vendors and more. 6-11pm. Central Avenue between 2nd & 3rd Streets North.

Tribute to Billy Joel at The Palladium 
The Stranger is a complete tribute to Joel and his entire musical catalogue, which spans an impressive 50 years. According to the Palladium website, “Out front on piano & lead vocals is founder & frontman Mike Santoro. Born and raised in Levittown like Joel himself, Mike not only looks and talks a lot like Billy, but has the piano chops, vocal prowess and stage presence of the Piano Man.” Tickets are $25 and the show starts at 8pm. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Saturday, March 7

Get Fit in the Park with Body Electric Yoga
On the first Saturday of each month join the Body Electric Yoga crew at Crescent Lake Park at 9am. 7th St & 22nd Avenue North.

People’s Practice with Mayo Cato at Body Electric Yoga
Join Mya Cato from Meeyogi for a donation-based practice benefitting Urban Yoga Foundation. A portion of your contributions allow UYF to provide yoga and mindfulness community programs here in St. Pete. The Body Electric Yoga Company, 3015 7th Street North.

Gulfport’s Pink Flamingo Home Tour
The annual tour of Gulfport’s eclectic collection of homes returns, this time taking you through the east side of our historic downtown. You can walk, bike, or take the free #Gulfport trolley along the tour. The tour starts at Gulfport Scout Hall, but once you have your tickets you can start and stop wherever works best for you. Family- and pet-friendly. 11am-5pm. Click HERE for tickets. Meet at Gulfport Scout Hall, 5315 28th Avenue South.

March Indie Flea Street Faire 
You will find 100+ artisans and vendors, food trucks, mobile shops, Hello Darlin’ Records and more. Specialty beers, ciders and meads at Green Bench Brewing Co. Shop plants, vintage, handmade jewelry, up-cycled clothes, vegan deserts, food trucks and more. Noon-4pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Greater Tampa Bay Area Walk to Defeat ALS
This walk benefits those with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The event starts at 7am in Elva Rouse Park, 10th – 13th Ave & North Shore Dr. NE.

TFO Masterworks at the Mahaffey Theater
The Florida Orchestra will be performing Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Joyce Yang will play piano and the orchestra will be conducted by Michael Francis. There are limited seats available for this event, so interested parties might want to move quickly. Duke Energy Center for the Arts at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S.

Cutting Edge, with Philomena Marano at the Museum of Fine Arts
Free with museum admission! Philomena Marano, studio assistant to artist Robert Indiana, joins us for a discussion about the unique medium of paper used to create costumes and sets for the famed opera “The Mother of Us All” (1976). Robert Indiana’s work on “The Mother of Us All” is featured in the special exhibition “Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney. The event starts at 11AM. 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.

Taste of St. Pete Pride
“The LGBTQ+ gathering that will keep your taste buds happy.” Located at the St. Pete Coliseum, Taste of Pride gathers the best Tampa Bay restaurants, bars, and breweries under one roof. Guests will be able to enjoy sizable tastings from over 10 establishments that are taking the Tampa Bay gastronomy “to a whole ‘nother level,” while supporting the LGBTQ+ community. This event is 21 and over. Tickets are $40 each. 535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

8th Annual Health & Wellness Festival
Awakening Into the Sun is happy to present this combination of health and wellness festival. The event runs from 9am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sunday. Yoga, music and the arts for all. The Body Electric Yoga and Athletic Companies will be at the festival offering classes and information. NORTH Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg, located at 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

South St. Pete Chili Cook-Off
Ready for a bowl of chili? This event at Big Catch at Salt Creek combines community and your favorite spicy food. Register as a contestant or attend as a taste tester to enjoy some of South St. Pete’s best chili! This is a “People’s Choice” contest. Admission is free. Chili entry is free. Tasting tickets available online and at the event. 1500 2nd Street South.

Sunday, March 8

St. Printersburg! 
Get out for the second annual St. Printersburg, an inky celebration of printmaking in the beautiful sunshine city! Organized by PRINT ST. PETE Community Letterpress and Calusa Press Co., St. Printersburg is a one-day event, including a printers fair, swap meet, presentations, and hands-on printing demonstrations of all kinds. Jim Sherraden -retired Hatch Show Print master printer- will be joining as a special guest. The event runs from 11am-4pm. FREE to attend. St. Printersburg takes place in the courtyard behind Tombolo Books, Black Crow Coffee, and Squeeze Juice Works at 2161 1st Avenue South.

Sunday Jams at The Landing at Jannus Live
Get a proper jam in starting at 2pm with NYC House DJ, Joeski. Jask, High Frequency, John Gaudy and Rob Bello will also take the stage. If you need some dancey rooftop vibes, this is your jam. 200 1st Avenue North.

Microsoft Azure Training
Ready for some learning? This course begins 5 Weekends of Microsoft Azure training for Beginners at Ingenuity Technology. Tickets start at $400 and the course will help you prepare for the AZ-900 Certification exam.

Handmade Pasta Class
Ever thought to yourself: “what is this thing called pasta, how do they make it, and, well, where can I learn to make this?” Well, Chef Dawn DeStefano has the answers on Sunday at 1pm. Guests will make and enjoy several handmade pastas in this 3-hour class. Chef Dawn is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University and the Art Institute with degrees in baking, pastry, and culinary management. Please wear closed-toed shoes and tie back long hair. Feel free to bring your own wine to enjoy with your pasta dishes. 3-hour class is $55. A Fresh Connection Catering, Cafe & Bakery, 7097 30th Avenue North.

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