Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (04.18-20.14)

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Special Deal: Buy One Get One Breakfast Meal from 7:30am-11am at Sylvia's Queen of Soul Food from April 14-27. 642 22nd St. South.

Friday, 4/18

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.

Great Exploration’s Children’s Museum: Terrific Tots
Terrific Tots is a multidisciplinary program featuring live and interactive music and activities. We start each class with 'Good Morning' in different languages, sing-along songs, and age appropriate developmental interactive activities. Together, parents and children share the experience as they enjoy instruments to make music, a live guitar performance, movement, motion and motor skills. Each week highlights new and different activities. Led by Great Explorations AmeriCorps members, Natalina and Claire, this program meets Wednesday and Friday from 11am-11:30 am in the Water Room. Parents and children ages 1 to 3 are welcome to participate in the program, which is free with museum admission. Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Dr. NE.

Body and Soul Exhibit (Fri. & Sat.)
The gallery doors will open to reveal amazing glass sculptures and photography depicting the human body from the perspectives of three very different artists. From abstract and powerful to dynamic and contemporary, each of these pieces will provide depth, beauty and amazement for all our guests to witness. While you browse, enjoy an adult beverage, soda or water for a donation from our custom bars (All donations benefit the DMG School Project). Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5pm and by appointment. Exhibit runs until 5/2/14, FREE. Duncan McClellan Gallery 550 24th Street South.

American Stage Presents “The Wiz” (All Weekend)
Dorothy is going to the Land of Oz and she’s walking on a road paved in rock, gospel, and soul! This beloved Broadway musical – winner of 7 Tony Awards (including “Best Musical”) is a dazzling multi-cultural journey that will take you to the most fantastical places…and back home again. The perfect night for families and theatre goers to see American Stage under the stars…downtown St. Petersburg’s cool spring tradition for almost 30 years. April 9 &10 are Pay What you can nights and April 11 is the opening night ceremony, Gala Under The Stars. Performances from Wednesday through Sunday. Reserved Chair Seating $32, premium blanket seating $26. GA tickets: $18 for Friday and Sat. Performances in advance, $13 for Wed. Thurs. and Sunday performances in advance. $20 at the gate for Fri. and Sat. performances. $15 at the gate for Wed. Thurs. and Sun. performances. Demen's Landing Park Bayshore Dr & 2nd Ave S.

Wahh featuring Sitar Master Sri Rajib Karmaker
WMNF presented this great ensemble of world class players performing "east meets west" fusion music in January at the Hideaway; it sold out with people getting turned away. This is a second chance for an extraordinary evening. Wahh!' in India is a popular word that expresses 'Great Inner Joy and Appreciation'… 'Wahh!' East West Fusion Band is a spectacular blend of East meets West. Using the scintillating sounds of Indian tabla and vocal overtones, 'Wahh' fuses a modern approach weaved in with sitar, bansuri flute, western drums, guitar and bass. Rajib plays the traditional sitar and an instrument of his own design that triggers midi samplers. Captivating and musically luscious! 6-7pm. Hideaway Café 1756 Central Ave.

Future LIVE in concert @ Jannus
The official "Honest" album release concert! Ticket $30 pre-order, $40 at the door. Doors open at 7pm. Jannus Live 200 1st Ave N.

St. Pete Art Mash
The St. Pete Art MASH and Metro Wellness & Community Centers are happy to be working together to highlight LGBT artists in the Tampa Bay Area. You are invited to the first in a series of events that will highlight LGBT artists in the LGBT community. Light food, entertainment, and beverages are provided. 5-8pm. 3251 3rd Ave. N.

Rays VS Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees @ Tropicana Field. 7:10pm Tickets. Tropicana Field 1 Tropicana Dr.

Harte and Marshall: An Art Exhibition
This is an exhibition of artwork by local painters John Harte and Cora Marshall. In this tandem display, you can explore in depth the artwork of John Harte and Cora Marshall, who were selected to exhibit their work after their participation in The Studio’s “Members Only Art Show” in 2013. John works primarily in watercolor on paper while Cora paints in acrylics, oils and mixed media. Opening reception will be held on Friday, April 18, from 6-9pm. FREE. Studio@620, 620 1st Ave S.

Alamwar Fashion Show
Fashion is no longer about the superficial. It has integrity. It's highly responsible. It's beautiful and not only from the outside, but right from the beginning of its hand spun weave. 6-8pm. Cozette's Boutique 645 Central Ave Unit 1

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 on every First Friday from 9pm-midnight. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave. 

Godspell (All Weekend)
It will be an even more special Easter weekend, with the City Players’ four performances of one of the most beloved, award-winning musicals of all time, Godspell! Based on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and featuring an amazing score by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked and Pippin). Revived on Broadway in 2011, Stephen Schwartz’s reorchestration of Godspell gives the popular score a fresh, new sound, while maintaining the original melodies and underscoring the unique heart of the show with “Day By Day,” Fri., 4/18, 8pm, Sat., 4/19, 2pm & 8pm. Tickets $28.50. Palladium Theater 253 5th Ave N.

Saturday, 4/19

Earth Day St. Pete!
1st Annual Earth Day Festival in the Burg. Celebrate Earth Day in beautiful South Straub Park. The city will join more than 190 countries, over one billion people, to commemorate the birth of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. This FREE event will be presented by the Downtown Partnership, an organization that is focusing on the businesses that support green initiatives. Proceeds from the event will benefit Blue Ocean Film Festival which shares films that inspire people to help protect our oceans and the life they sustain. 9am-4pm. FREE. South Straub Park 189 Bayshore Dr. NE

Check out our feature on all the deals, shows and giveaways going on downtown and around the Burg for this day celebrating all things Vinyl. Article here. Bananas Music, Planet Retro and Daddy Kool Records will be opening by 9am for your audiophile needs.

Hideaway Café Celebrates 5 Years!
The Hideaway Cafe celebrates its 5 year anniversary on Saturday with a full day of music! The list is long and the memories even longer. If you'd like to share your story the Hideaway invites you to swing by and share. They'll be gathering them for something special on 4/19! Check out the the lineup. Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Ave.

Easter Egg Hunt on Coffee Pot Bayou
Over 1,000 eggs will be hidden at Coffee Pot Bayou! Bring the family, pups or just come celebrate Easter with neighbors. Stick around after the hunt for treats and activities provided by The Sweet Spot and Great Exlporations. 10am-1pm. Flora Wylie Park North Shore Dr NE.

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.

Historic Roser Park Centennial Tour of Homes
St. Petersburg’s first Historic District, Roser Park, is hosting its 2014 Centennial Tour of Homes on Saturday, April 19th, from 10am-4pm. Seven homes make up this year’s tour, with one home celebrating its 100th birthday (909 Prospect Court S). Tickets here.

39th Annual Mainsail Art Festival (All Weekend)
Premier cultural event on St. Petersburg’s outdoor calendar, over 100,000 visitors from near and far come to enjoy and purchase quality art and enjoy top name entertainment. The Mainsail committee of hard-working volunteers produces this annual fine arts festival exhibiting artists competing for $60,000 in prize money. FREE. Sat. 9am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Vinoy Park Bayshore Dr NE &7th Ave NE. 

*Photo via April Davis 

100FILMS @ BlueLucy
100 artists, 100 films. Each artist is supplied with the same size canvas (16" x 16" wood panel). A list of over 350 films (1920-2013) were supplied by BlueLucy. Each artist then selects one film from list. Sponsored by the Sunscreen Film Festival. 7pm. BlueLucy 653 Central Ave.

*Video via BlueLucy

Free Saturdays @ Everything Dolce
Come and enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning at Everything Dolce with your four-legged friend! Free treats and water bowls are provided. 9-11am.  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.

Pinot in the Park
Enjoy pinot noir wines and a Pacific Northwest-style salmon baje served with side dishes from some of St. Petersburg's hottest chefs while dining under the stars. 7-10pm. $75 per person, $300 for table of 4, $600 for table of 8. More ticket info here. Seminole Park 3rd Ave N & 29th St.

Passafire @ Jannus Live
Featuring Lullwater! On Passafire’s fifth studio release, Vines, the Savannah, GA based rock outfit continues to progress towards what they feel is their true identity as a band in the reggae rock genre. After starting fresh with several new pieces to the puzzle on their 2011 release, Start From Scratch, they have now teamed up with Easy Star Records (Easy Star All Stars, John Brown’s Body, The Green, Cas Haley) for what the band considers their best album yet. Tickets $10. Doors open 7:30pm. Jannus Live 200 1st Ave N.

The Gold Room @ The Oleson Gallery
Eva Avenue, winner of the Awesome St. Pete Grant reveals her first installation at the Oleson Gallery. The room pays tribute to a pervasive and enigmatic Gold complex. Experience the showcase of all things beautiful, provocative and layered. 7pm. Oleson Gallery 685 Central Ave.

*Photo by Xina Scuderi

Rays VS Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees. 7:10pm. Tickets. Tropicana Field 1 Tropicana Dr.

TFO Replay: Symphony of Heroes
With dazzling rock concert lighting and big-screen game images, The Florida Orchestra harnesses its full symphonic forces to bring you the heroic themes from Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Elder Scrolls, Halo, Metal Gear and many other popular video games. Experience your favorite video game epic stories told through the beautiful music and incredible art of games. 8 PM. Tickets $35-$100. The Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St S. 

Sunday, 4/20

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

Deuces Live Sunday Fresh Market
Taste of the Deuces. A community's heritage emerges to set it apart!" "Come get the best collards around, taste real soul food while you listen to old school music of the old Deuces. This cultural experience is like nothing you can have anywhere else is the Bay Area. There is only one Deuces!" Deuces Live 22nd St S and 9th Ave S.

Sylvia's Soulfood Easter Brunch
This Easter enjoy a soulful brunch at the Manhattan Casino above Sylvia's. Brunch will be served Buffet style with ham, scrambeled eggs, bacon, waffles, chicken and all of the other wonderful delicacies and classics you've come to love at Sylvia's. Gospel Choir "Chosen" will be performing. Sylvia's 642 22nd St S.

*Photo via Sylvia's 

Rays VS Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees. 1:40pm. Tickets. Tropicana Field 1 Tropicana Dr.

This Weekend at Muvico 20 at The Sundial St. Pete: Bears
"Disney nature's 2014 motion picture 'Bears' cozies up to the brown bears who call Alaska's stunning coastal mountains and shores their home, revealing through tender moments and entertaining imagery how these animals are far from grizzly creatures." via Muvico

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Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder and editor 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. Bailey also serves as the CEO of RKC.me, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.