Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (03.11-13.16)

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FREE March Yoga: Spring to Life at Sundial St. Pete (March 19)

Spring has sprung! Sundial St. Pete is kicking off the season of life a day early with FREE Yoga in the courtyard on Saturday, March 19. Registration opens at 8:30am and class will be from 9am–10am. Pre-register online and you’ll receive a #SundialStPete Yoga Bracelet. Already have one? Skip registration and wear it again this month for easy check-in! The Yoga Bracelet is your ticket to receive 10% OFF or more at select Sundial stores.


Friday, March 11

Beginner, Cardio and Express Rides @ Central Cycling
Join the Burg's premiere cycling studio for spin classes that will get you ready from the summer season. Click HERE for a full class schedule. Central Cycling, 2055 Central Avenue. 

97X Freesome @ Jannus Live
Featuring performances by Declan McKenna, The Struts, and The Front Bottoms, presented by 97X and Bud Light. Show is 21+. Doors open at 7pm. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North

2016 Firestone Grand Prix (Friday-Sunday)
St. Petersburg hosts world-class championship racing from March 11-13, run on a 1.8 mile, 14 turn waterfront circuit including a combination of downtown streets. Click HERE for more information, race schedule, and to get your tickets. Friday-Sunday 8am-6pm.

All Day Happy Hour @ BellaBrava & Stillwaters Tavern
Grand Prix of St. Pete ticket holders can satisfy their craft cocktail cravings at Stillwaters Tavern and BellaBrava during the ?#‎GPStPete? Weekend! Bring your Grand Prix ticket to Stillwaters/Bellabrava from March 11-13 and get happy hour prices all day! Must present ticket to your server. Offer valid same day as published on ticket. Offer applies to ticket holder only. Cannot be used with other promos. No cash value. Can be used for both Stillwaters (224 Beach Drive Northeast) and BellaBrava (204 Beach Drive Northeast). 

Tampa Bay Boat Show @ Tropicana Field (Friday-Sunday)
Millions of dollars of boating inventory all in one location this weekend at the Tampa Bay Boat Show, Friday & Saturday from 10am-6pm, Sunday from 10am-5pm. Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Drive

35th Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair @ The Coliseum (Friday-Sunday)
Lectures and author book signings, as well as 115 national and international dealers selling rare and out-of-print books. Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 11am-4pm. Admission is $6 for the day, or $10 for a three-day pass. The Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North

Movies on the Lawn: Turbo @ Museum of Fine Arts
Come for the Museum of Fine Art’s showing of Turbo in support of the 2016 Firestone Grand Prix. Movie begins at 7:30pm on the MFA north lawn located in North Straub Park. Admission is FREE. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Bless The Fall @ State Theatre
Performances by blessthefall with support from Miss May I, The Plot in You, Sirens & Sailors, and A War Within. Doors at 5:30pm. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day-of. State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Firestone Grand Prix 5k Run
Lace up race fans, registration for the 2016 Firestone Grand Prix 5K Run presented by Modern Business Associates (MBA) is now open. The annual night run takes place Friday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m., providing participants with the unique opportunity to join a race of their own by running the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg street course at night. Participants will begin and end the run on Bayshore Drive next to North Straub Park. Following the run, an award ceremony and celebration featuring movies on the lawn, music and family entertainment. Click HERE for more information. 

3rd Annual Foeder For Thought @ Green Bench Brewing
Foeder for Thought is a celebration of oak fermentation. This is one of the most unique and intimate festivals during Tampa Bay Beer Week offering beer to sample from across the country. Green Bench will be offering unlimited samples of oak fermented craft beer on draft and in bottle format. We'll have a food truck on site, and music spinning all night, featuring beers from: Jester King Brewery, Almanac Beer Co, New Belgium, Jolly Pumpkin, Fonta Flora, Side Project Brewing, Crooked Stave, Wicked Weed and many more! 5-11:59pm. $60 in advance, $70 day of. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue. 

Wine Tasting: French Reds @ Winesmith
Winesmith will be sampling the red wines of France: a tasty, value Bordeaux from Bergerac, a robust 2010 Montagne-Saint-Émillion, a home run 2009 Organic Côtes-Du-Rhône Villages, a Mouvedre from one of my favorites wineries and a Cabernet Sauvignon from 40 year old vines. The total retail value of these wines is just under $100. Begins at 6pm. This tasting is only $14. Spitting is optional. Must be 21 to attend. Winesmith, 1620 Central Avenue. 

Poetry Night Hike @ Boyd Hill
A hit for SunLit 2015, the Night Hike returns, as local poets read their kid-focused poetry for the second year.  A fun event combining literature and nature – at night! 6:30-8pm. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way South. 


Saturday, March 12

Compost Magic @ Sunken Gardens
It IS easy being green! Learn simple ways to turn your kitchen waste into garden gold. Allan Bednar of Simply Hydroponics shares his tricks of the trade. Compost bins available for sale after the program. 10:30am. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North. 

Gulf Coast Dance Theatre: Alice in Wonderland and Spring Gala @ Palladium Theater
Non-profit dance company, Gulf Coast Dance Theatre presents their yearly gala of five individual pieces from ballet to jazz, followed by the story of Alice in Wonderland. Begins at 7pm. General admission tickets are $15, $12 for under 18. The Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North

Coheed and Cambria @ Jannus Live
Performances by Coheed and Cambria, Glassjaw, and Silver Snakes on their Color Before the Sun Tour. Doors open at 6:30pm. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North

Area 6 Special Olympic Games @ Lakewood High
Come support Area 6 as they compete in Athletics, Soccer, Bocce, Volleyball, Cycling, and Tennis. From 8:30am-5pm. Click here for schedule and more details. Lakewood High, 1400 54th Avenue South.

The Ice Cream Show @ Craftsman House
Craftsman House artist-in-residence Stacy Larson features her porcelain 1950’s inspired ice cream dishes.  Urban Creamery (opening soon at 689 Central Avenue) will be on hand to preview their delicious, homemade ice cream.  Buy a handmade ice cream bowl and fill it with complimentary ice cream.  Complimentary tastings for everyone. Opening Reception:  5pm-9pm  (in conjunction with 2nd Saturday ArtWalk). Show runs through April 3rd. Free. Craftsman House, 2955 Central Avenue.

2nd Saturday ArtWalk
Join the St. Pete community in celebrating the local artists that make this city such a vibrant and culturally significant place to be. Tours begin at 5pm. Click HERE for a map of studios that will be open. 

Jack Kerouac Night @ The Flamingo
A birthday celebration of this great writer’s life, times and art at the bar where he had his last drink. Music and beat poetry, all in the spirit of Kerouac. Special guests include national author Tim Dorsey, reading from his newest book, just released, Coconut Cowboy, and the renowned Brad Morewood St. Pete Beat Poets reading their passages backed by a highly-skilled improvisational jazz band led by jazzy guitarist Kelly Green.  Scattered among the poetry will appear some of Tampa Bay’s best folk musicians, all with a Kerouac tinge to their music. A full night of music, intimate and informal – as Jack would have enjoyed it – on the front deck of the bar. 7-11:30pm. Flamingo Sports Bar, 1230 9th Street North. 

Movies on the Lawn: The Cannonball Run @ Museum of Fine Arts
Come for the Museum of Fine Art’s showing of The Cannonball Run (PG, 1991) themed in support of the 2016 Firestone Grand Prix. Movie begins at 7:30pm on the MFA north lawn located in North Straub Park. Admission is FREE. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast

Sondheim on Sondheim @ freeFall Theatre (Saturday & Sunday)
This revolutionary biographical revue employs state-of-the-art video to tell the story of Sondheim’s life and career in his own words and music. Through exclusive interviews with the greatest living composer/lyricist of musical theatre, we are given a behind-the-scenes look into the life and process of this creative genius. These intimate and revealing conversations with the composer frame David Loud’s stunning arrangements of approximately two dozen of Sondheim’s greatest songs.This is a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience celebrating perhaps the single most important contributor to the art of the American Musical. Runs from March 12-April 10. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue. 


Sunday, March 13

The Body Electric Yoga Presents Yoga on Tap @ Green Bench Brewing
The Body Electric Yoga Company is happy to bring you Second Sundays: Yoga on Tap. Join the much-loved Jen Lowery DeBuhr and hubby DJ Menscha for a sweaty, soulful flow with big beats, and kick off another beautiful day in the Burg. The Bench opens at Noon, just in time for a cold one. Yoga session begins at 11am. Click HERE to pre-register. $10 for class preregistered, $15 at the door (or $5 for BE unlimited members). Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue. 

Alligator Walk @ Boyd Hill
Learn about the American alligator, Florida’s state reptile, which calls our wetlands home. 11:30am. $3. Boyd Hill, 1101 Country Club Way South. 

SunLit Festival Sunday Funday @ St. Pete Main Library
Crafts – Make Spring Flowers using book pages. For adults 18+ No registration required. 3-4:30pm. St. Pete Main Library, 3745 9th Avenue North. 

FREE Movies on the Lawn @ The Museum of Fine Arts
Come join the Museum of Fine Arts for FREE family friendly outdoor movies on the lawn, including food trucks, full cash bar, and independent shorts & music an hour before the film. Showing Days of Thunder (PG-13, 1990). Music starts at 6pm, movie at dark. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Get Happy: The Songs of Judy Garland @ The Palladium Theater
Vocalist Rebecca Kilgore and saxophonist Harry Allen team up for an evening of classic songs made famous by Judy Garland. Begins at 4pm. Reserved tickets are $26 and $40. The Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Jack Kerouac’s Florida: At The End Of The Road – A work-in-process documentary film premiere @ Studio@620
When Jack Kerouac first arrived in Florida in September of 1957, he was an unknown writer.  He would spend the next twelve years as a Florida snowbird, traveling between Florida and New York. Two months after his arrival here “On The Road” was published and he was catapulted into fame as the Avatar and Bard of the Beat Generation. A soft-spoken poet, he came to abhor the notoriety.  Kristy Andersen’s 30-minute work-in-progress is a premiere of the film, with funding from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.  The event is a fundraiser for funding to complete the film. Begins at 7pm. $5. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South. 


This Weekend at Muvico Sundial 19 + IMAX: 10 Cloverfield Lane

"Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he's saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable." via Muvico. 


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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of iLovetheBurg.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: andrew@rkc.me