Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (04.04-06.14)

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Friday, April 4

Founders Fresh Corner Market
The open air fresh market supports the local community by featuring fresh produce, food and drink arts and crafts, jewelry, raw honey, organic smoothies, live music, entertainment, and more… It’s sure to have something special for everyone. Free. 9am-3pm. Founders Corner, 431 Southwest Blvd. N.

New & Dynamic Shopping Experience @ Chihuly Collection
Over the past couple of months the Chihuly Collection has undergone renovations in order to develop and grow towards a more versatile platform. A brand new expanded Retail Store space directly on Beach Drive will kick off with a Grand Opening celebration event April 4 showcasing new retail products including local artists of all mediums, handcrafted and specialized products, and a new focus on a more extensive inventory of Chihuly branded merchandise. 4pm– 6pm. Chihuly 400 Beach Drive NE.

First Friday
Get downtown and get down with the fun. Join us for great music, a lively crowd and all the fun you can handle, right in the heart of downtown.

First Friday Customer Appreciation @ St. Pete Bicycle and Fitness
Head on over to your favorite bike shop this First Friday at 5:30pm to enjoy light snacks and an assortment of beverages! FREE to guests. 1205 4th Street North. 

Rays vs. Rangers (All Weekend)
Come cheer on the Rays this weekend at the Trop! Fri and Sat 7:10pm. Sun 1:40pm. Tropicana Field

Friday Friends & Fun
Come play in clay at the weekly fun Friday event open to everyone whether you’re an experienced artists or a first timer playing in clay. Learn how to throw on the pottery wheel and you even get to glaze and keep a piece of your choosing! Bring a towel and your favorite beverage. All clay materials included. For an individual – $30; for two people – $50. Register online. Morean Center for Clay at the Historic Train Station. Located at the Morean Center for Clay at the Historic Train Station, 420 22nd Street S. 

Auction Wrap Party @ Florida Craftsmen
Florida Craftsmen is currently running an on-line auction featuring 12 specially commissioned artworks from our most collected artists. The auction will end at 7:20pm tonight and last bids will be taken until 7:30pm at the Auction Wrap Party. The Auction Wrap Party will run from 6-8pm and will feature an amazing raffle with 24 more pieces of art plus a goodie basket from Rollin’ Oats. Bidders can access the on-line auction here. Florida Craftsmen, 501 Central Ave

Rowdies 2014 Season Kickoff Party
The Rowdies 2014 Season Kickoff Party and Jersey Unveiling is set for tonight at the Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Pete! Join the Rowdies from 8-10 pm as they kick off a new era. Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St S.

Around the World in 80 Days
Marc Brown retells Jules Verne’s timeless adventure “Around the World in 80 Days”, directed by Todd Olson. With just eighty days to travel the entire globe, explorer Phileas Fogg and his faithful sidekick must complete the impossible! This show promises all of the classic moments, with a twist—as just five actors will portray all 39 characters in this famous story! Showing run from March 21st to April 13th at 8pm with matinees at 3pm. Tickets range from $29-$59. American Stage 163 3rd St N

Eliza Gilkyson @ The Palladium
Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter who has become one of the most respected musicians in folk and Americana music circles. The daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, Eliza entered the music world as a teenager, recording demos for her father. Since then she has released 20 recordings of her own, and her songs have been covered by such notables as Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash. 8pm. Tickets $25. Palladium 253 5th Ave N

Live Music @ Everything Dolce
Live music every day at Everything Dolce! Fridays are stacked with Happy Hour from 5-7pm (2 for 1 drinks), Date Night with romantic Latin guitar by Julian Camaz from 8-11pm and Latin Night every First Friday from 9 PM – midnight. Everything Dolce 937 Central Avenue.

Florida Fine Craft Auction Wrap Party
The auction will end at 7:20pm this Friday, April 4th and last bids will be taken until 7:30pm at the Auction Wrap Party at Florida Craftsmen, 501 Central Ave.The Auction Wrap Party will run from 6-8pm and will feature an amazing raffle with 24 more pieces of art plus a goodie basket from Rollin’ Oats.

An Evening with Michael Tolcher
Join Rock Brothers Brewing Company, The Brass Tap – Downtown St. Pete and Cigar City Brewing for a concert with Michael Tolcher. Following the Birdies & Brews Golf Tournament on April 3rd, we welcome Michael Tolcher to the Brass Tap stage for a FREE concert on April 4th. Golfers from the tournament and fans alike are welcome to attend! Voices for Children will be the beneficiary for this event. 7pm. The Brass Tap 653 2nd Ave. S
All The Cool Kids Call It Da Burg Art Show
A body of art work recognizing what we see everyday and what we appreciate in St. Petersburg. All of the pieces are vector designs created in Adobe Illustrator. Every piece is all done point and click. There is no "live trace" in this show. If you don’t know what that means just know that there were no short cuts taken in making any of these designs. Also, there will be a tee shirt available at Freshly Squeezed available for purchase w/ a design used from the show. 8pm. The Bends 919 1st Ave. N
Rooftop First Friday Happy Hour with Santino
8-11pm. Push Ultra Lounge 128 3rd Street S

First Friday Free Show @ Jannus Live!
Matt Facciolla’s music has been regarded as the epitome of rock. this Friday experience the music and spectacle of his band for free! 8:30pm. Jannus Live 200 1st Ave N.

Saturday, April 5

Brocante Market (Saturday & Sunday)
It is 15,000 square feet of vintage bliss! Brocante captures all of the excitement of a vintage street market with multiple vendors, all with their own style and selection. Our Brocanteurs (vendors) spend their days hunting, picking, and salvaging the most unique finds available in the entire Southeast. Each month, for only two days, we will open our doors to the public. This limited engagement creates an air of excitement as items are claimed and treasures find their new home. Born from a love for all things vintage, Brocante represents an idea and a love and a love for the used, the past, the re-imagined, and the re-inspired. We’ve set out to bring all of these things and more to the St. Petersburg area….a place where people are just as creative and unique as the items we find. 9am- 5pm. Brocante Market 2200 2nd Ave S.

*Photo via Brocante 

Fruit Gleaning with St. Pete Abundance
Volunteers needed to pick fruit from residential fruit trees to benefit the Saint Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank. Volunteers will meet at Crisp Park and be dispatched to addresses of homeowners who have signed up to share their trees. Other volunteers will canvas the surrounding neighborhood near the park to identify other fruit trees for gleaning. www.saintpeteabundance.org is a volunteer outreach project of www.green-florida.org that collects produce from gardens and residential trees so food doesn’t go to waste while our neighbors go hungry. 9am– 11am. 6635 Dr. MLK Jr. St N.

Saturday Morning Market
With up to 10,000 customers a week, and 200 vendors rotating through 130 spaces, the market is widely considered the largest farmers market in the southeast US. Meet your local farmer, buy some plants, browse the crafts, chow down some great food and listen to live music. 9am-2pm. Al Lang Stadium Parking Lot, 1st Ave. S and 1st St.

St. Pete Indie Market
St. Pete Indie Market is a monthly seasonal showcase of local artists, indie designers, horticulturists, eclectic crafters and non profit groups who take over the sidewalks of the 600 block artist community the first saturday of every month. This is a unique destination for artisans, progressives, tourists and locals to come together in an outdoor alternative to retail setting. With 20+ vendors, local musicians and live art, the St. Pete Indie Market is a vital weekend destination for those in search of local flavor and the indie spirit. 600 Block of Central Ave. 12pm.

Breakfast with Dali for Families
This monthly event introduces the museum and Salvador Dali to families with children (recommended ages 5-12) through a fun and interactive tour followed by a Spanish-themed breakfast buffet and hands on activities. $21/adult and $10/child for nonmembers, $10/adult and $5/child for members. 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM. 1 Dali Blvd.

Free Dali Museum Events, One Dali Blvd.:
Dillydally with Dali
Children can discover the creative world of Dali through games, puzzles and arts + crafts activities which educate and encourage family interaction. Dillydally with Dali takes place under the direction of the museum’s Family Programs Coordinator in the 1st floor Education Classroom. Saturday activities are supported by Jeeves Law Group, P.A. 11:45am-4:30pm
Dali & Beyond Film Series: Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film, Part 1
ANDY WARHOL – a riveting and often deeply moving film portrait of the most famous and famously controversial artist of the second half of the twentieth century – is the first to explore the complete spectrum of Warhol’s astonishing artistic output, stretching across five decades from the late 1940s to his untimely death in 1987. Combining powerful on-camera interviews and rare still and motion picture footage, it is also the first to put Warhol himself – his humble family background and formative experiences in Pittsburgh, and his crucial apprenticeship as a commercial artist in New York – back into the presentation of his life. (PBS, 2006, 116 min; Not Rated) 1pm
Dali & Beyond Film Series: Andy Warhol’s "Space"
(Warhol, 1965, b&w, 70 min.) 3pm

TFO Pops: A Tribute to Benny Goodman
Join The Florida Orchestra for a rocking night of Benny Goodman classics such as "Let’s Dance," "Bugle Call Rag," "I Got Rhythm," "And the Angels Sing," "Blues in the Night," "Goody Goody," "Sing Sing Sing," "Stompin’ at the Savoy" and many more. The foremost interpreter of Benny Goodman, Dave Bernnett and his sextet, will join the orchestra for this classic and thrilling performance.Jeff Tyzik conducts. 8pm. Tickets $15-$45. MahaffeyTheater 400 1st St S

The Hip Abduction @ State Theatre
The Hip Abduction mixes reggae, rock, and African traditions to create their own unique sound. With heavy emphasis placed on African stringed instruments (kora, ngoni), dub-reggae-inspired bass lines, and funky afro-beat percussion, the band’s high-energy performances have won them a loyal statewide following. Formed on the gulf coast of Florida in 2009, The Hip Abduction has quickly grown from just a few African instrument playing surfers to a full-blown 7-piece reggae powerhouse. 8pm. Tickets $10 adv, $15 at the door. State Theatre 687 Central Ave.

*Photo via The Hip Abduction

Romantic Expressions: Love the Untold Story
Romantic Expressions returns to The Studio for its 20th show. The night will feature a variety of performers. Live Music, Spoken Word Poetry, Theatrical Entertainment, Food, Drinks, and much more. 7pm. Admission $10 adv, $15 at the door. Stuido@620, 620 1st Ave S

Canopy Tree Climb
Canopy Tree Climbing can be enjoyed by everyone, ages 6+. Using harnesses and a rope pulley system similar to those used by explorers in the Amazon rain forests, you’re able to ascend into the heights of a gorgeous live oak. Whether for sport and adventure or for some quiet time in nature, climbing trees with Pathfinder Outdoor Education is a fun way to spend some time outdoors. More info: pathfinder-ed.org – $10 per climber. 10am-2pm. Lakeview Presbyterian, 1310 22nd Ave. S

Fast Company with Head Freq
All about showcasing new talent at FAST COMPANY, so for the next installment they’ve got Head Freq, a St. Pete DJ and producer specializing in bass-forward house, funk, and hip hop, along with your resident DJs and overall bad influences Dfunkdamager and Justin Grant. No cover, big tunes. 10:30pm. The Bends 919 1st Ave. N

St. Pete Record Shindig
Gathering several of the ‘Burg’s most beloved record stores under one roof. Planet Retro, Daddy Kool Records, Mojo Books and Music, Microgroove, Vatican City Vinyl. Mahaffey Theater will be giving out tickets to the sold out Morrissey Show during this event! I WANNA WOK will be in attendance offering food. DJ Tanner and BIGCHRISTHEMOVIE will be spinning vinyl all day. Free to attend. 12-5pm. Green Bench Brewing Company, 1133 Baum Ave N.

Too Smooth Presents: I Can’t Stop Laughing
Too Smooth believes that laughter is an inexpensive and effective way of healing the mind, body and soul. Don’t miss this Tampa favorite who offers up a special blend of family-oriented, wholesome comedy, spiced with the magic ingredient of faith. 8pm. Tickets $20-$40. Palladium 253 5th Ave N

Rock N Blues Jam @ Everything Dolce
Live music every day at Everything Dolce! Saturdays feature the Rock N Blues Jam hosted by Eddie Fingerhut from 1-4pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave.

Sunday, April 6

Live Music Brunch @ Everything Dolce
Brunch with live Island Style Jams w/ Imani & Julian. 11am– 2pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave.

SOJA @ Jannus Live
The anomoly of the folk genre, SOJA, will be performing live at Jannus. They’ve been breaking the boundaries of archetypal folk music for years, this a performance not to be missed. 7pm. Tickets $20 adv, $24 day of show. Jannus Live 200 1st Ave N

*Photo via Talk in the City

Fran Snyder’s 3rd Annual Listening Room Festival Showcase
More than 100 concerts and performances are being scheduled for Florida’s Third Annual Listening Room Festival, April 1-7, 2014. The week-long festival is a state-wide celebration of house concerts – private acoustic performances in the living rooms of music fans. The festival’s high point will be the St. Petersburg showcase at The Palladium on Sunday, April 6th. Festival hosts, charities, and fans will gather to hear six featured performers selected from a professional community of 350 worldwide artists. 6:30pm. Tickets $18. Palladium 253 5th Ave N

Ryan Montbleau in Concert
One of the finest singer songwriters in the US. Ryan’s two previous performances at Craftsman House were sold out shows, with his full band. This time he returns for an intimate solo concert. A soulful and sensitive singer, reminiscent of 70’s funky R&B with creative guitar stylings and a bunch of great tunes. Tickets $25. 7:30 – 9:30pm. Craftsmen House 2955 Central Ave.

This Weekend at Muvico 20 at The Sundial St. Pete: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
"As Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he’s reunited with James ‘Bucky’ Barnes, who is now brainwashed Russian assassin known as the ‘Winter Soldier’" via Muvico

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Win a pair of tickets to Tampa Bay Blues Fest for Friday, April 11 with headliner Buddy Guy! All you have to do is name the song these famous lyrics go to.

"This old road’s been so good to me
I’ve been given much more than I ever dreamed
I won’t ever stop playing these blues
That’s what I think He put me here to do"

Answer: Stay Around A Little Longer. Congrats to our winner Bob G! Stay tuned for the next giveaway.

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Written by Brian Bailey


Brian Bailey is the founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Brian is currently the Chief Marketing & Experience Officer for Metro Inclusive Health.