Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (05.22-24.15)

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Looking for a night out but don't want to leave your pet all alone? Don't have time to take the dog out during your lunch break? Your Pet At Home is a local pet and house sitting service that's here to lighten your stress load. For more information call 727.372.9300 or visit their main website.
Time for Staycation! Visit Hampton Inn & Suites downtown for vacation packages that include museum trips, paddle boarding, segway tours, helicopter rides and more! Located at 80 Beach Drive Northeast, Hampton Inn and Suites makes for the perfect quick getaway.
Stillwaters Tavern is HIRING!
Seeking a career in the Hospitality Industry, or know someone who might be interested? Stillwaters Tavern is now accepting applications for all positions – servers, bartenders, bussers, hosts, line cooks, and more. You can apply online or stop by at their Team Recruitment Office upstairs at 204 Beach Drive Northeast in St. Pete. They offer a great work environment, the chance to work with a professional team, competitive pay and group health benefits. Come grow with them!
Dress in Your Local Best with St. Pete Threads
St. Pete Threads is a new local organization collaborating with local artists in St. Pete to create shirts that represent the Burg. Their latest yogi shirt design is perfect for active St. Pete residents! Purchase yours by following this link. This shirt is also the perfect partner for Healthy St. Pete Yoga at the Sundial on Saturday. 
Friday, 5/22
Instagramers St. Pete HOGFISH Weekend Walkabout
The hogfish is the iconic mascot of Stillwaters Tavern, the new restaurant from the creators of BellaBrava opening on Beach Drive this summer. They’re looking for the most creative, inspired or artistic photo featuring the Stillwaters Tavern hogfish in a St. Pete setting. You can pick up your hogfish from the hostess BellaBrava (204 Beach Drive Northeast) if you haven't already. Tag all of your #instaburg photos with #hogfish, #SWT and #igersstpete to enter. 4 lucky winners will be picked to attend the pre-opening VIP tasting at Beach Drive's new Stillwaters Tavern. The walkabout goes from Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24. 
Garden Tour @ Sunken Gardens
Every Friday enjoy a tour of the iconic gardens. 10-11am. FREE with admission ($8 adults, $4 for children). Sunken Gardens 1825 4th Street North. 
Memorial Day Weekend @ Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts is providing FREE admission for veterans, military personnel and first responders with ID! Experience their beautiful galleries and setting this weekend. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast. 
Monet to Matisse: On The French Coast @ Museum Of Fine Arts
In honor of its 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Museum of Fine Arts is organizing Monet to Matisse—On the French Coast. Drawn from public and private collections in North America and Europe, this exciting project explores and compares for the first time ever Impressionist and Modernist visions of the Atlantic and Mediterranean Coasts of France. On display from February 7-May 31. Adults $17, Seniors and Military with ID $15, College Students $10, Child (7-18) $10, Child (6 and under) FREE. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm; Open until 8pm on Thursdays with $5 after 5pm. Museum Of Fine Arts 255 Beach Drive Northeast.
Fun with Ferraro and Friends @ Enigma St. Pete
This event is a unique blend of glamour, camp, comedy, burlesque, show girl and shock drag! The event is hosted by the talented Daphne Ferraro. Shows at 9:30pm and 11pm. No cover plus drink specials. Enigma St. Pete, 1110 Central Avenue. 
Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics
The Rays host the Athletics this weekend. Game begins at 7:10pm. Tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. 
Yiannis Parios @ Mahaffey Theater
A rare American concert from one of the most revered performers in Greece, where Yiannis Parios is known as "The Singer of Love." Born on the island of Paros, Parios made his first recording in 1969. His 1982 release Nisiotika holds a Greek sales record, for more than one million units sold. He is a frequent collaborator with the composer Mikis Theodorakis. 7pm. Tickets $75-$115. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South. 
Live Music and Food Trucks @ 3 Daughters Brewing (Friday and Saturday)
Enjoy live music and local food trucks at 3 Daughters Brewing. Begins at 8pm. No cover. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.
Rare Hour @ Station House St. Pete
Enjoy top shelf, premium liquor brands for just $12 and $6 house cocktails from 4-7pm Tuesday-Friday at Station House St. Pete. Station House, 2601 1st Avenue South. 
Chris Thomas King @ Palladium Theater
As a New Orleans musician, Chris Thomas King has been the vanguard of blues and roots music in the 21st Century. King has sold more records and appeared in more successful films than any other blues artist this century. Steeped in tradition as a singer and guitarist on his now classic performances on the multi-platinum soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou, King found crossover fame as a successful actor in the Coen Brothers movie as Tommy Johnson (the character who joined Soggy Bottom Boys and told them he’d sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads) opposite George Clooney. Show begins at 8:30pm. General admission is $25, reserved $35. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North. 

Saturday, 5/23
Breakfast with the Dali for Families @ The Dali Museum
Breakfast with Dali is a monthly event that introduces Salvador Dali and the Dali Museum to families with children (recommended ages 6-12). 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. For questions about the tour, food, and activities, please contact Craig Petersburg, Education Coordinator by e-mail: cpetersburg@thedali.org or by phone: 727.623.4754. 9:30-11:30am. $24 per adult, $17 per child (13-17), $10 per child (6-12), Children 5 and under are free; Member admission: $12 per adult, $8.50 per child (13-17); $5 per child. Admission is valid all day. Dali Museum, 1 Dali Boulevard. 
22nd Annual Corvettes at the Pier Show
All Corvette car show featuring Corvettes from the early 1950's to current year, including stock, modified, custom and race prepared Corvettes. Goes from 8am-4pm. FREE and open to the public. South Straub Park, 198 Bayshore Drive Northeast. 
DOLLAR SPLASH Day Throughout St. Pete
Childs Park Pool (1227 43rd Street South), E.H. McLin Pool (602 14th Street South), Fossil Park Pool (6739 Dr Martin Luther King Street North), Jennie Hall Pool (1025 26th Street South), Lake Vista Pool (1450 60th Avenue South), Northwest Pool (2331 60th Street North), Shore Acres Pool (4142 Shore Acres Boulevard Northeast), Walter Fuller Pool (7883 26th Avenue North) all open this Saturday to the public! From 11am-4pm admission to local public pools is just $1! 
Brunch Is Served @ PATANEGRA (Saturday and Sunday)
Enjoy a gluten-free Habana bowl, empanadas, stuffed dates and of course the staple brunch drinks. Brunch is served from 10:30am-5pm. PATANEGRA, 200 Central Avenue. 
Saturdays At The Morean Arts Center
Each Saturday the Morean Arts will have free art experiences specially geared for families with children ages 5–10 in the Bank of America Children’s Learning Center!  The center will be open for FREE art exploration with open art stations and take home projects with instructors on hand to assist. Drop in stations will always await you for engagement of creativity and process that you may freely choose and create at your own pace. There is always something fun for everyone each week. Each and every week "Deposit Your ART!" Don't forget to leave one of your special works behind created on a Bank of America Deposit Slip. The spirit of ART is alive and the Morean Arts is having full blown fun in the Bank of America Children's Learning Center. 10am-5pm. Morean Arts Center 719 Central Avenue
Saturday Morning Market
It's that time of year again! The Saturday Morning Market returns to the Burg in full swing. For a complete list of what's new at the market read our feature on the new vendors and initiatives. Visit the largest farmer's market in Florida for a variety of fresh and organic produce, gourmet baked goods, prepared foods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts or a variety of handcrafted items. The Market is held each Saturday from October 5 through May 30, 2015. FREE to attend. Al Lang Stadium parking lot on the corner of 1st Ave S and 1st Street South.
NEW DJ Champagne Brunch @ Noble Crust (Saturday and Sunday)
The Noble Crust is now adding brunch to their list of culinary offerings. Every Saturday and Sunday enjoy a menu that includes whole grain avocado toast, deviled eggs with pickled mustard seeds, fried chicken biscuits with watermelon and cage-free eggs and a free glass of champagne mimosa to go with it. Brunch begins at 10:30am. Call 727.329.6041 for reservations. Noble Crust, 8300 4th Street North. 

Public Walking Mural Tour

Florida Craftsmen, Inc. along with the City Of St. Pete host PUBLIC walking mural tours of the Burg every Saturday. Tour begins at 10am and goes until 11:30am. Tours will be held every Saturday at 10am except for the second saturday of each month when tours will be held at 4pm. $19 for adults, $11 for children and FREE for kids ages 5 and under. Tour begins at Florida Craftsmen located at 501 Central Avenue.
97xOnline Backyard BBQ
The biggest FREE show of the year is this Saturday. The 97x Backyard BBQ will feature Denim Blue, Panic at the Disco, Robert DeLong, Vinyl Theater, Night Riots, In The Valley Below, Save The Radio and AWOLNATION. The music starts at noon. Concert is FREE at select 97x ticket drops. If you can't make it to the drop you can purchase your ticket for $20 by following this link. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast. 
Free Dali Museum Events:
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. 11:45am-4:30pm.
Dali and Beyond Film Series: The Way Things Go
Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items. When this is set in motion, a chain reaction ensues. Fire, water, law of gravity as well as chemistry determine the life-cycle of objects – of things. It brings about a story concerning cause and effect, mechanism and art, improbability. The Way Things Go is from the Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss. It documents a long causal chain assembled of everyday objects, resembling a Rube Goldberg machine. 1988. 30 minutes. 1-3pm. 
Pool League @ Enigma St. Pete
Enigma's Saturday Pool League continues. Games begin at 2pm. No fees to enter. Cash and prizes for league winners. Email EnigmaRoger@aol.com to sign up. Enigma St. Pete 1110 Central Avenue.
BURGATORY Fest & PBR Burger Bash
Burgatory Fest is taking over the The 600 Block of St. Petersburg once again Memorial Day weekend, and Pabst Blue Ribbon is bringing the heat with The PBR Burger Bash! Lineup: Wolf-Face, Sunshine State, Mighty Mongo, FERO LUX, Reveal Renew, Teen Agers, You Vandal, Operator, Buffalo Buffalo, New Cathedral, Caffiends, Career (Formely Ink & Sweat), Stegosaurus, Worst Party Ever. The event goes from 4pm-midnight on Saturday. You can purchase your tickets online here. Happening on the 600 Block of Central Avenue at The Local 662 and Fubar. 
The Tempest @ freeFall Theatre
Shakespeare’s magic-filled exploration of the politics of colonialism erupts with power and relevance in this one-man spectacle. The play draws startling parallels between Shakespeare’s final work and the post-colonial “New World.” Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, shipwrecks his conniving brother by means of a magical storm. As the befuddled travelers encounter the ephemeral Ariel, the earthy Caliban, and Prospero’s sheltered daughter Miranda, old rivalries and new romances take root. In another time and place, one man’s voyage from Cuba to the U.S. begins to echo the events and politics of Shakespeare’s play. As Cuban author, Fernandez Retamar remarked, “What is our history, what is our culture, if not the history and culture of Caliban?” Show runs from May 23-June 14. Follow this link for showtimes and ticket prices. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue. 
Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics
The Rays host the Athletics this weekend. Game begins at 4:10pm. Tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. 
Kill The Keg @ Sly Bar 
Saturday means it's time to kill the keg at Sly Bar. Each weekend they pick a different keg for everyone to empty. Begins at 8pm. $12. Sly Bar, 2061 Central Avenue.
TFO Pops: Let Freedom Ring: An American Salute
It’s a Memorial Day weekend celebration of the American spirit through such favorites as Colonel Bogey March, Stars and Stripes Forever, National Emblem March, Liberty Bell March and St. Louis Blues March. Jeff Tyzik conducts. 8pm. Tickets from $15-$45. Mahaffey Theater 400 1st Street South. 
Sunday, 5/24
Sunday Brunch @ Station House
The Station House hosts brunch every Sunday! Brunch is served from 11am-4pm. You can make your reservation via OpenTable. Enjoy their bottomless bloody mary bar, world class pancake creations and more! Station House, 260 1st Avenue South. 
Deuces Live Sunday Market
The market will feature live entertainment every week and a unique array of vendors offering home baked goods, fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants, seafood and meats, arts and fine crafts, gifts, baskets, and more. Rain or shine, and all year long, the new Deuces Live Sunday Market will become a shopping and economic opportunity in Midtown for the entire community. Vendor booths are available. 1-5pm. Free to attend. Deuces Live 22nd St S & 9th Avenue South
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga with Body Electric Yoga
Join BE for a beautiful morning hour of Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga. Dani will take you out on the lovely Bay waters, to work on your balance and core strength in the company of dolphins, pelicans, manatee, AND SHARKS! (just kidding.) They'll provide SUP boards and anchors or bring your own. Previous SUP and/or yoga experience is recommended but definitely not required. 10am. Registration REQUIRED. $15 (bring your own board), $30 to rent a board. Leave from North Shore Park Beach.
Memorial Weekend Concert @ Sundial St. Pete
Join the Sundial Saturday for a FREE courtyard concert! The Florida Orchestra's Brass Quintet will perform well-known American standards and patriotic songs. 1-2pm. FREE and open to the public. Sundial, 153 2nd Avenue North. 
Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics
The Rays host the Athletics this weekend. Game begins at 1:10pm. Tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. 
Expressions Academy of Dance presents "Oh, So Fancy" @ Palladium Theater
Lara Narzinsky and Tonya Narzinsky, Directors of Expressions Academy of Dance, are proud to showcase some of the most talented dancers in Pinellas County. This matinee performance promises to be an exciting event with something for everyone. From classical ballet to the latest hip hop moves, the dancers of Expressions Academy of Dance will surely dazzle you! 3pm. Tickets between $22-$26. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North. 
The Vagina Monologues @ American Stage Theater
Obie Award-winner Eve Ensler’s whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone: The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, and a feminist happy to have found a man who "liked to look at it." Show begins at 8pm. Tickets are "Pay-What-You-Can" at the door (suggested donation of $10-$20), $15 in advance. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North. 


This Weekend at Muvico Sundial 19 + IMAX St. Pete: Tomorrowland

"Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland."" via Muvico


Item Of The Week @ Tampa Bay Furnishings

The glass cabinet doors and refined paint scheme this make it essential for any living room. Visit Tampa Bay Furnishings website or Facebook for details, or call them: 727.821.4100. Tampa Bay Furnishings, 3034 9th Street North. 




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Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.