Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (05.02-04.14)

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Friday, 5/2

Founders Corner Fresh 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.

First Friday
Central Ave. between 2nd and 3rd Streets` 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.

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.

Sunny Jim and Rob Mel
Invite your friends out for a night of original music at St Petersburg's Original Listening Room, the Hideaway Cafe! Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm. Hideaway Café 1756 Central Ave.

The Mikado (All Weekend)
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.

Broken Lives Illustrated
Broken Lives Illustrated is a collaborative project, by Nick Brengle and Jake Troyli, fusing film and art. The exhibit will consist of a screening of the feature length documentary, directed by Nick Brengle, standing alongside Jake Troyli’s pen and ink illustrations, which are showcased in the film. The film consists of interviews with 12 of saint Pete’s enormous homeless population, telling their individual stories, juxtaposed with footage of Jake Troyli translating these people into fine art. 6pm. Donations accepted. Studio@620, 620 Central Ave.

*Photo via Studio@620

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.

Sunscreen Film Festival (All Weekend)
The coolest Film Fest in the U.S. takes over the Burg this weekend. For a full list of events, screening, workshops and panels visit their official website

Regrets Only (All Weekend)
Mixing conservative politics and gay marriage like a well stirred martini in the swank Manhattan home of socialites Jack and Tibby McCullough is funny enough. But fueling it with the fabulous fashion designer Hank Hadley (you know he and Tibby have been friends for years) you have to see where the party ends up. Join the City Theatre for a satisfying, funny and warm look at friendship, politics, love and the true meaning of family….in all of its glorious dysfunction! Shows Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm. Sunday Matinees at 2pm. Tickets: Adults $22, Students $10. St. Pete City Theatre 4025 31st St. S.

Dick Dale & The Dick Dale Band @ State Theatre
Doors open at 7pm. Tickets $25. State Theatre 687 Central Ave.

Tap ‘Dat Burg @ Green Bench Brewing
In honor of our 5-year anniversary, Green Bench will introduce a limited run “Burg Brew” at a release party starting at 7pm. Limited edition Burg is the Word Anniversary shirts will be on sale! Come joins in celebrating this city and characters that make it the Sunshine City! Green Bench Brewing 1133 Baum Ave N.

Saturday, 5/3

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.

AWAPS Pancake Breakfast @ The Hangar Restaurant
Albert Whitted Airport Preservation Society. Enjoy pancakes served with eggs, bacon or sausage, home fires or grits, orange juice or coffee. 8-11am. 540 1st St. SE.

Grand Central Flea Market
The Grand Central District is excited to announce Grand Central Flea, a monthly antiques and collectables market. Join us on the First Saturday of every month (January – May) from 9am until 4pm on the 2500 block of Central Avenue.There will be approx. 40 dealers and vendors selling antiques, collectables, handmade crafts, etc. In addition, there will be music, food vendors, and free appraisals. 9am-4pm. Grand Central District, Central Ave St. Pete.

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. 2200 2nd Ave S.

*Photo by Brocante

Saturday Morning Market
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.

Let’s Talk Life Radio Show
Hosted by Velva Lee Heraty, MSW, broadcasting out of St. Pete FL every Saturday at 10 am. You can listen to her online.

Les Sylphide & Other Works of Original Choreography (Sat. & Sun.)
Les Sylphides is a short, non-narrative ballet blanc. Its original choreography was by Michel Fokine, with music by Frédéric Chopin orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov. Glazunov had already set some of the music in 1892 as a purely orchestral suite, under the title Chopiniana, Op. 46. In that form it was introduced to the public in December 1893, conducted by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. $20. Sat. 7:30pm; Sun. 3pm. Palladium 253 5th Ave. N.

Breakfast With Dali For Families
Breakfast with Dali is a monthly event that introduces Salvador Dali and the Dali Museum to families with children (recommended ages 5-12). This fun and interactive tour is led by a Dali docent as well as a roster of junior docents who have chosen Dali paintings and other works which specially appeal to children. The tour is followed by a Spanish-themed breakfast buffet as well as hands-on activities. 9:30-11:30am. Cost $21 per adult, $10 per child (6-12). Dali Museum, One 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.

18th Annual Family Fun Day
Free food, games, raffles, bike giveaway, health screenings and entertainment. 10am-3pm. James B Sanderlin Family Center, 2335 22nd Ave S.

Sylvia's Derby Dining Soiree
The soiree features: The Shawn Brown Band, horse betting station, red carpet arrivals, signature bites/beverages (mint juleps and more) and a fashion show featuring you! Suggested attire: Ladies – your best hat, heels and strut; Men: a head turning suit and brim. Red Carpet arrivals begin at 3pm: Live band kicks off at 3:30: Derby race on the big screen at 5pm.
$25 gen donation; $40 VIP donation. Sylvia's St. Pete 642 22nd St. S.

Grand Central Food Truck Rally
Grand Central District, Georgie’s Alibi will be hosting a food truck rally every first Saturday of the month! Multiple trucks will be featured! There will be a variety of amazing foods to choose from, great entertainment and fun for everyone! 4-11pm. The event will be held in the Georgie’s Alibi parking lot, located at 3100 3rd Avenue N.

The opening reception of 'EMERGENCE' will feature more than 30 area artists working in all media. This show, juried by St. Pete artist, Neverne Covington, will be held in the unique and edgy event space of Station NumberThree! This exhibit is sponsored by The Warehouse Arts District Association, Duncan McClellan Gallery, 3 Daughters Brewery and The Burg Bar and Grill with a special thanks to Grand Central Stained Glass and Art Pool. The closing reception is on 5/10/14 coinciding with St. Pete’s Second Saturday ArtWalk from 5-9pm EXPERIENCE THE EMERGING ART SCENE OF ST. PETE! 5-9pm. FREE. Station Numberthree 2701 5th Ave. S.

2014 Equality Florida Greater St. Petersburg Gala
Please join us at the beautiful Mahaffey Theater for an elegant evening honoring National Hero Edie Windsor, our Voice for Equality honoree Anastasia Hiotis and our Equality Means Business honoree Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. Celebrate with drinks, music, delicious hors d’oeuvres and an exciting program including a State of the State address by our Chief Executive Officer, Nadine Smith. 7pm. Tickets $125 here. Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St. S.

Grant Peeples CD Release
Doors open at 6. Show starts at 8. Invite your friends out for a night of original music at St Petersburg's Original Listening Room….the Hideaway Cafe! Hideaway Café 1756 Central Ave.

St. Pete Indie Market
“Promote Local arts and culture and engage the community towards positive growth.” The market features all of the antiques, sundries and food that make the Burg such a delicious place to live. 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. 12-6pm. 600 Block of Central Ave.

*Photo by Indie Market

Christina Perri @ The State Theater
Doors open at 8pm. Tickets $25 advanced, $30 at the door. State Theatre 687 Central Ave.

Sunday, 5/4

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.

Hawk & Wayne’s It’s a Living!
Inspired by an audience member's suggestion of their place of employment, Hawk and Wayne will take you through an unscripted, hilarious, improvised stream of consciousness complete with bizarre employees, workplace politics and corporate shenanigans with wit, surrealism and non-stop laughs! 6-8pm. $10. American Stage 163 3rd St. N.

Broad Comedy: A Tribute to Women Humorists
Wordier Than Thou and The Studio@620 present BROAD COMEDY: A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN HUMORISTS on Sunday May 4th at 7 PM! This unique evening is being coordinated by the Wordier than Thou collective who have been bringing wonderful open mic prose / short story readings to The Studio each month. Join more than a dozen Tampa Bay area women as they read from funny ladies including Dorothy Parker, Tina Fey, Fran Lebowitz, Mindy Kaling and more! Hosted by Meredith Myers the Stand-Up Librarian! $5 donation at the door. Buy tickets for an opportunity drawing for the chance to win fabulous prizes –books, CDs, art– created by and donated by local women! Proceeds from the event will benefit Girls Inc. of Pinellas, which offers an affirming all-girl environment through its After School Enrichment Program and Operation Smart Summer Camp. 7pm. Studio@620, 620 Central Ave.

*Photo by Studio@620

This Weekend at Muvico Sundial 19 + IMAX St. Pete: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
"Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life." 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.