Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (04.06-08.18)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Purple Dot Yoga Badass Women Fundraiser

Head out to NOVA 535 at 6:30pm on April 10 for an evening of inspiring talks featuring badass women that have overcome adversity/heartbreak/trauma through creativity, persistence, and badassery followed by a social hour with small bites, cocktails and live music. The panel includes Tara Segall from CreativeMornings/SP; Co-Founder of The Doyenne Jeanine Such and Maghan Morin and Team USA Paralympics Athlete Megan Absten. This event will shine a light on community and what it truly means to collaborate and connect, hoping to leave everyone feeling inspired and empowered! Each ticket includes a free signature drink voucher and supports Purple Dot Yoga Project‘s efforts in supporting and empowering individuals affected by domestic violence and trauma using yoga as a healing tool. This event is from 6:30-9pm and is open to women and men. NOVA 535 – 535 Doctor Martin Luther King Jr St. N

Pride Book Launch 

Head out to the ArtsXchange on April 12 between 6:30 – 9pm to celebrate the launch of Rob Sanders’ book, PRIDE: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, the very first picture book about the remarkable and inspiring story of the Gay Pride Flag! Young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today’s world. All ages welcome to this free event at ArtsXchange – 515 22nd St S. The event schedule is as follows:
6:30 – Children’s Pride Activity, Silent Auction, Donation Bar and Reception with Rob Sanders 7:00 – Author Reading, Q&A, and Interview with Mellissa Alonso Teston
7:45 – Book Signing

Tampa Bay Seafood and Music Festival

Enjoy a weekend celebration of food and music at the Tampa Bay Seafood and Music Festival, which will be held April 21-22 from 11am-8pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Menu items are freshly-cooked onsite by top local restaurants and food purveyors. All seafood dishes use indigenous and sustainable resources from Florida’s coastal waters. Vendors will be stationed throughout the park showcasing arts and crafts along with a selection of fine products, gourmet food and specialty items. There will also be plenty of music for everyone from rock, soul and R&B to jazz and Caribbean sounds. General admission tickets are $7 at the gate or $5 in advance and children 12 and under free. VIP tent admission is $130. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park – 600 N Ashley Dr.

Friday, April 6

Tampa Bay Blues Festival (All Weekend) 


The Tampa Bay Blues Festival is coming back to St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Waterfront Park for its 23rd consecutive year! Join rock, soul, jazz and general music lovers April 6-8 for a rockin’ good time at one of the nation’s biggest and most popular blues festivals! Friday and Saturday events start at 12:30pm while Sunday events start at 1pm. Vinoy Park – 701 Bay Shore Dr. NE

Reveal: House in Bloom
Head out to downtown co-working space Station House April 6th anytime between 5-11pm for REVEAL: House in Bloom – a showcase event that highlights the building’s multi-functional space while spotlighting St. Pete’s unique artists and local businesses. Station House St. Pete will be transformed into an immersive art gallery for the evening. 80 local artists will be on display throughout the 4th & 5th floors and on the rooftop terrace overlooking downtown. Visit for more information about the event. A $10 donation is encouraged to help support the artists and their endeavors and RSVPs are suggested. Station House – 260 1st Ave. S

Locale Market Soul First Friday
Soothe your soul with homemade comfort cookin’ at Locale’s Soul First Friday from 6-9pm. Locale chefs will be serving up some traditional soul food dishes of Chicken + Waffles, Sweet Corn Hushpuppies, Hoppin John Smoked Ham with all the fixins’, Fish + Grits and Nana’s Nana Puddin’. Tickets are $19.99. Locale Market – 179 2nd Ave. N

First Friday Downtown St. Pete
On the first Friday of every month, the heart of downtown becomes St. Pete’s biggest block party. Head out to Central Avenue between 2nd and 3rd street for live bands, great drinks, and plenty of food. This free event is from 5:30-10pm on Central Ave.

Opening Day of Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit at Florida Craft Art Gallery
Head out to the St. Pete Central District for opening day of the Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit – a celebration of life – at Florida Craft Art Gallery. This Mexican holiday is translated into, “Day of the Dead,” which focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have died and help support their spiritual journey while celebrating the lives of those who passed. The opening reception is from 5:30 – 8:30pm and guests are encouraged to dress up in costume. Face painting and finished masks will be available for purchase while skull-shaped chocolates and cookies will be served. The exhibition aims to gain a better understanding of the traditional holiday while viewing death in a a new perspective. The exhibit closes on May 26. Florida Craft Art Gallery – 501 Central Ave.

Pirate Flag, A Kenny Chesney Tribute at Jannus Live
If you like county music and free events, head out to Jannus Live and check out Pirate Flag, A Kenny Chesney Tribute. Doors open at 8pm. No ticket needed as this show is first come first serve. Jannus Live – 200 1st Ave. N

An evening with Discord Theory, Phantom Phunk, and TAL at Green Bench Brewing Company
Join Indie and alternative bands Discord Theory, Phantom Phunk and TAL between 8-11pm for a free live music showcase. Green Bench Brewing Company – 1133 Baum Ave. N  

Saturday, April 7

St. Pete Tiny House Festival


If you’re interested in downsizing, check out the two-day
St. Pete Tiny Home Festival from 10am – 6pm at the SPC Allstate Center to learn more about the benefits of tiny home living from those who actually live it! The festival will also feature DIY workshops and seminars with more than 20 experts who will host panel discussions regarding building and zoning requirements and how to adjust to the dramatic lifestyle change. Visitors will also have the chance to check out booths from artists, crafters, mobile boutiques, food trucks and small businesses specializing in tiny-home decor and other services. Tickets cost $15 per day or $25 for the entire weekend if purchased by March 30; $20 per day or $30 for the entire weekend if purchased by April 6 or at the door. SPC Allstate Center – 3200 34th St. S

100 Films Part II at Green Bench Brewing Company
Head out to Green Bench between 7-11pm to support the local film artists with an evening showing of over 100 films. This event is free and open to the public. Green Bench Brewing Company – 1133 Baum Ave. N

Yoga + Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Ottawa Fury
Bring the entire family down to Al Lang Stadium and support the Rowdies as they play against the Ottawa Fury. Game starts at 7:30pm. If you’re into yoga and want to practice on the field, Body Electric Yoga will be leading a class from 4-5pm. The cost is 21.50 for adults or $12 for students with promotion code YOGA. All class participants will then gather in section 304 to cheer on the team. Class and the game are both kid-friendly. The first 100 people to sign up get to take the class for free. Al Lang Stadium –  230 1st St SE

Sunday, April 8

Sunday Shuffle Fundraiser at St. Pete Shuffleboard Club
Keep St. Pete’s waterfront park beautiful by signing up for the Sunday Shuffle to benefit a volunteer group that advocates for and provides supplemental funding for upgraded maintenance and capital improvements solely for the Waterfront Parks system. Take the entire family out to the Historic St. Pete Shuffleboard Club on April 8th from 3-6pm and join the fun. Southside Bulldogs will perform live music and there will also be a cash bar and food trucks. Registration is $25 for adults, free for children under 12 and only $20 for shuffleboard club members. St. Pete Shuffleboard Club – 559 Mirror Lake Dr N

Los Vinos de Dali
Head out to the Salvidor Dali Museum anytime between 3-7pm for Los Vinos de Dali and enjoy a variety of fine wines, tastings from top restaurants and live music all on the picturesque downtown waterfront. Guests may view the galleries until 5:30, including our special Dali/Duchamp exhibition, and will enjoy auctions featuring inspiring travel experiences, indulgent health & wellness packages, beautiful jewelry, unique artwork, exclusive dining packages and more. Proceeds benefit the Museum and its educational programs. Museum Member Tickets cost $75 while nonmember tickets cost $90. Salvador Dali Museum – 1 Dali Blvd. 

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