Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (04.25-27.14)

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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.

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Friday, 4/25

Last Chance to take GROW SMARTER Survey!
St. Pete Chamber of Commerce is encouraging businesses and residents throughout St. Petersburg to provide feedback about the issues and opportunities facing the city and to present their vision for the future by taking an online survey. The survey will take 15 to 20 minutes of your time and will ask your opinion on different aspects of St. Petersburg concerning three broad areas:
Is the local economy improving? What can be done to make it stronger?
How attractive is St. Petersburg as a place to live? How is its quality of life? How are its physical assets?
How are people doing who live and learn in St. Petersburg?
You can take the Survey here. Let your voice be heard!

11th Annual Fair Housing Symposium
The event, co-sponsored by the Tampa Bay Fair Housing Consortium and the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights, provides fair housing information useful for housing providers, real estate agents, property managers, attorneys, government officials, apartment personnel and the general public. Featured speakers include Wesley Aleshire, a national fair housing trainer, Steve Tomkowiak, a former judicial clerk with the U.S. District Court in Michigan’s Eastern District, and Max Lapertosa, a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. Among the topics covered will be lending discrimination, domestic violence and rights and responsibilities related to assistance animals. Early bird registration at a cost of $25 runs through April 18. Advance registration after that date is $30, and the cost is $35 at the door. Check in begins at 8am. Pinellas Realtors Organization Auditorium 4590 Ulmerton Rd.

2014 St. Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend Activities
All weekend. Weekend events and registration fees. Straub Park 500 Beach Dr.

*Photo by Triathlon Business

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.

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.

Fowler’s Bluff with Funny Bunny
Join us Friday April 25th for an evening of original music with Fowler’s Bluff and Funny Bunny! Fowler’s Bluff has partnered with Pair O’ Dice Brewing to create a Fowler’s Bluff Ale and we’ll have a keg on tap at the show! Fowler’s Bluff is "the complexity and ambition of jazz…rhythmic intensity…truly compelling" – Creative Loafing Best of the Bay 2013 Funny Bunny is "a swirl of tradtional rock and experimenal pysychedlia" – Julie Garisto / Creative Loafing Doors open at 6pm for dinner and drinks before the show. Music starts at 8pm. Hideaway Café, 1756 Central Ave.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic @ Jannus Live
Get infected with the funk with George Clinton. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets $20. Jannus Live 200 1st Ave N

Local Buds
St. Pete Shuffle hosts a local community fresh market showcasing locally made food and drink, local growlers and organic products. Live music and shuffleboard. Vendors include The Edible Peace Patch, Tropicool, Whiskey Dog & Their Backyard Micro Greens, The Urban Canning Company and more to be announced. FREE. 7pm- 10pm. St. Pete Shuffle 559 Mirror Lake Drive.

*Photo by Urban Canning Co.

St. Pete Critical Mass @ WIllams Park
Critical Mass is a worldwide movement of Awareness, Respect and Consideration towards Cyclists, Skaters, Rollerbladers and any other form of non-motorist transportation. It is a Bicycle ride held on the last Friday of every month. The first one for St.Pete will be held on Friday April 25th. at 7pm. Williams Park 330 2nd Ave N.

Regata Del Sol Al Sol
The first race of the series organized by P/C Tom Downs from the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Rear Commodore Esteban Lima of the Isla Mujeres Yacht Club was the Regata Del Sol al Sol in 1969. It has been sailed each year since, and this 44th annual regatta begins Friday. Watch the boats take off from the Vinoy Basin and head on toward Mexico. 10am.

Guitarist Michael Chapdelaine
The Studio@620 invites you to an evening of amazing musical performance by guitarist Michael Chapdelaine with special guest Nate Najar. During this event, each of these talented gentlemen will play some solo numbers, both classical and otherwise, and then they will play a duet or two together. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! Admission $20 per person, $15 for students and seniors. 7pm. Studio@620, 620 1st Ave S.

Chiodos and Emarosa @ The State Theatre
Join the bone palace ballet at the State Theatre for this union of all things hardcore. Remember, there’s no hardcore dancing in the living room. 6:30pm. Tickets $16 adv, $18 doors. State Theatre

Vance Gilbert in Concert
$20 in advance, “…among the quintessential musical poets.” 7pm. Craftsman House Gallery 2955 Central Ave.

Upon These Shores @ The Palladium
Since the inception of America our country has been sought out as a safe haven, a land of opportunity and a birthplace of invention and art. The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay will explore this most American of ideals through the presentation of Upon These Shores, a concert featuring music of and about the immigrant experience in America. The Chorale will present music from many genres which includes two new commissions, one by renowned American composer and conductor Dale Warland, and the other by award-winning composer Jake Runestad. Come and celebrate our amazing American tradition through voice and song! Dr. James K. Bass, conductor. 8pm. $20. Palladium Theater 253 5th Ave N.

Saturday, 4/26

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.

Saturday Morning Historic walking Tours: Kenwood
This tour with St. Petersburg Preservation is an informational stroll through Historic Kenwood. Start at the iconic Craftsman House and see what a restored, historic bungalow house looks like. The tour ends back at the Craftsman House, a great place for lunch. Free to members, $5 donation from others. 10am-12pm. Craftsmen House Gallery 2955 Central Ave.

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.

Cook Your (Pork) Butt Off! Pioneer Settlement
Judging in various categories with bragging rights for the Best BBQ Cook PPS 2014. Families, whether you’re joining in on the competition or just planning on sampling the goodies, plan to join us Friday evening and tent camp at the Settlement. Spend the day Saturday with us and then sleep over that evening, too. Join us at one of several community campfires. Grab a stick and make your own s’mores. Admission & Parking: Free; Games $.50, Hayrides $1. Family Camping $40 per family. 9am-6pm. Pioneer Settlement 3120 31st St S.

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.
Dali & Beyond Film Series: The Life & Times of Andy Warhol – Superstar
Andy Warhol – the sometimes-disputed “father of pop art” – was an enigma, even to his closest friends and fellow artists, but this documentary from writer-director Chuck Workman strives to encapsulate the essence of the ambitious man. Warhol, in many ways, redefined art. News footage and interviews with those who knew the pop avatar best paint a portrait of the artist’s white-hot star, which burned out too soon. (Workman, 1991, 87 min; Not Rated) 1-3pm.

Green Thumb Festival (All Weekend)
Celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day. Environmental and horticultural exhibits, vendors (with every kind of plant imaginable), Garden Club of St. Petersburg Flower Show, a grow and share program, a diagnostic clinic (bring soil and water samples), a recycling rally, free mulch, plant auction, more than 2,000 trees for sale, free Butterfly plants (500 each day), tool sharpening booth, entertainment, children’s programs and a food court! Childrens Plant fair in Walter Fuller Rec. Center, 9am-4pm. Garden Club of St. Pete Flower Show in the Walter Fuller Community Center. Free admission and parking on site. Walter Fuller Park 7891 26th Ave N.

*Photo by SP Real Estate Blog

Friends of Mirror Lake Library
Join the Mirror Lake Public Library for a picnic from noon to 2pm on Saturday. The Friends will provide drinks and desserts. Bring your lunch, chair, umbrella or hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Maureen McDole from Keep St. Pete Lit will emcee readings by attendees. 5 minute limit per reading. Bring three books and take one home. The extras will be donated to their book sale in June. Friends, members and nonmembers are welcome. Free. 12-2pm. Mirror Lake Library 280 5th St N.

The Wayward Daughter @ The Palladium
La fille mal gardée, translated in English as “The Wayward Daughter,” is a comic ballet inspired by a painting from 1789. It is one of the oldest ballets in modern ballet repertory having premiered on July 1st, 1789 in France. Originally choreographed by Jean Dauberval and later adapted by Alenxander Gorsky and Frederick Ashton, Florida West Ballet’s production features new and adapted choreography by Artistic Director and Ballet Master, Dusanka Gradiski Ivanova and Classical Ballet Instructor, Iliana Babadjanova. La fille mal gardée is the story of a farm girl, Lise who is in love with and wants to marry a young farmer, Colas. Her widowed mother, Madame Simone has arranged with the rich farmer, Thomas for Lise to marry his dimwitted son, Alain. Widow Simone is on a quest to keep Lise and Colas apart. Don’t miss seeing the dancing farm animals and the hilarious antics of the Widow Simone as she tries to marry Lise off to Alain! $15, $20. 5pm. The Palladium Theater 253 5th Ave N.

*Photo by Florida West Ballet

Connor Zwetsch CD Release
Welcome Connor Zwetsch as she releases her debut album at the Hideaway Café.Taking no down time after her much deserved national attention on American Idol, Connor has been in the studio here finishing up her album. Support this tremendous local talent! Doors open at 6pm for dinner and drinks. Show starts at 8pm. Hideaway Café 1756 Central Ave.

Author Lecture: Augusta Scattergood, author of Glory
Augusta Scattergood, author of Glory Be, a Sunshine State Young Reader Award book for 3rd to 5th graders, will speak about the book, her first novel, in the auditorium. 2pm. St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 9 Ave. N.

The Mikado (Saturday & Sunday)
This classic masterpiece of silliness and satire will take you to a politically incorrect, fictional version of feudal Japan, which may or may not look anything like Japan, for an evening of tomfoolery and visual decadence. When Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado (the emperor of Japan) visits the town of Titipu in disguise to profess his love for the beautiful Yum-Yum, deadly comic intrigues ensue. Ultimately, this side-splitting satire on imperialism and bureaucracy ends in a series of sublimely ridiculous executions and weddings. With such beloved G & S classics as “A Wand’ring Minstrel,” “Three Little Maids,” “The Sun Whose Rays,” and “Tit-Willow” this lavish production will delight audiences of all ages. Show Runs April 26-May 18. Showtimes: Thursdays 7pm, Fridays 8pm, Saturdays 2pm & 8pm, Sundays 2pm. Tickets $29-$44. FreeFall Theater 6099 Central Ave.

*Photo by Freefall

TFO Masterworks: Tan Dun’s Water Concerto
The Masterworks series brings Chinese composer Tan Dun’s Water Concert to The Mahaffey stage for a delightful and enchanting performance by Percussionist John Shaw. The Water Concerto has been exclaimed by critics as “hypnotic,” “other-worldly” and “playful and profound.” The concert also includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 103, "Drum Roll,”and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2. Rossen Milanov conducts this dynamic and reflective musical piece. 8pm. Tickets $15-$45. Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St S.

Ignite The Night!
We Ignite! is run by USFSP faculty and students as well as engaged community members who are interested in social innovation and enhancing social welfare and environmental health. We Ignite! will also fund and carry out research to assess the social, environmental, and economic impacts of select social enterprises. Harvest 361 will provide fresh, healthy, locally grown produce to families living in the food deserts in St. Petersburg, FL. Its mission is to replace inner-city derelict land with thriving urban farms, while also educating the community on the many advantages of urban farming and the importance of maintaining a healthy diet. $25 per person. 7-10pm. Green Bench Brewery 1133 Baum Ave N.

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Come cheer on the wild Rowdies! 7:30pm. Tickets. Al Lang Stadium 230 1st St SE.

Sunday, 4/27

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.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration
The Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM), in partnership with the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis, will host a Yom HaShoah Commemoration at the Museum, Sunday, April 27 at 2pm. There is no charge to attend the 2pm commemorative service and the Museum will be free to the public all day Sunday. Florida Holocaust Museum 55 5th St S. 

This Weekend at Muvico Sundial 19 + IMAX St. Pete: Brick Mansions
"An undercover cop tries to take down a ruthless crime lord with access to a neutron bomb by infiltrating his gang." via Muvico.

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Tampa Bay Rowdies TICKET GIVEAWAY! We’re giving away 10 PAIRS of tickets to some lucky footie fans in the Burg. All you have to do is answer this simple soccer trivia question. In which country is the World Cup being held this year?

The 20th to 29th people to submit the correct answer will win!

Answer: Brazil! Congrats to all the winners who have been notified via email. Enjoy the game!

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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.