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Friday, 6/6

First Friday
Get downtown and get down with the fun. Join the Burg for great music, a lively crowd and all the fun you can handle, right in the heart of downtown. Live music in the streets on Central Ave between 2nd and 3rd street starting at 5:30pm. 

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.

St. Pete Shuffle
Every Friday come out and enjoy a hip twist to an old game under the stars. On the First Friday of the month – enjoy live music from a local artist. Fun family activity. All equipment is provided and instruction is available. The "World's Largest Shuffleboard Club" promotes and sponsors year-round competitive and recreational outdoor shuffleboard play on 65 courts. 7-11pm. FREE. St. Pete Shuffle 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N.

Live Music and Food Trucks @ 3 Daughters Brewing
Live Music and Food Trucks. 8-11pm every Friday. 3 Daughters Brewing 222 22nd St. S.

Re-stock the Flock! Pink Partaay  
Marion's will be hosting a "Pink Partaay" featuring an Art Show with local artists and their works created just for this event. There will be live music, refreshments and raffles. "We hope it will be a great start to your weekend, so you will want to be there!" 5:30-7:30pm. Marion's, 1301 4th St N.

New Works In Homage To Cage, Feldman, Reich and Zappa
The Dali Museum and WMNF are excited to present an evening in tribute to four of the pioneer composers of the 20th century – John Cage, Frank Zappa, Steve Reich and Morton Feldman. This special event, organized and conducted by sonic adventurer Rayzilla, founder and co-host of WMNF’s Step Outside, will feature stellar community performers in conducted improvisations alluding to the signature style of each of the four composers. Musicians of the Florida Orchestra Dave Coash (percussion) Lowell Adams (cello) with Corey Holt Merenda (keys) and James L Hall (Brass) join composers/musicians Ray Villadonga (Bass), Jeremy Powell (Winds) and Composer Robert Constable. 7pm. Tickets $25. Dali Museum One Dali Blvd.

UNRB @ Everything Dolce
Live concert by Tampa Bay's most entertaining band. UNRB is a jazz/funk band with a full horn section. 8-11pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave.

*Video by Mike Plante

The Rod Rojas Jazz Quartet
The Rod Rojas Jazz Quartet featuring Lisa Rojas on Vocals, Kenny Drew Jr. on piano, Perry Orfanella on bass and Bob Stone on drums. 8pm. General Admission: $20. Al Downing Members $15/Students $10. Children under 12 are admitted for FREE.  St. Pete City Theatre 4025 31st St. S.

Eric Best and Mercy McCoy
Listen to their music at Green Bench Brewing. 8pm. 1133 Baum Avenue North

Steel Magnolias (All Weekend)
American Stage Theatre Company presents their fifth mainstage play of this season with Robert Harling’s STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Our production of this classic story features an all African-American cast. Previews are May 21 and 22. Opening Night is May 23 and the production runs through June 15. STEEL MAGNOLIAS is set in the present day at Truvy’s Beauty Shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana. Shelby’s wedding day nears, so the beauty shop ladies of Chinquapin Parrish, Louisiana – delicate as magnolias but tough as steel – have a lot to talk about. 8pm. Tickets. American Stage 163 3rd St. N.

Highway To Hell: The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Show
Enjoy a FREE show on First Friday. Show begins at 8pm. Jannus Live 200 1st Ave N.

Bots and Beer
A $15 donation gets you a beer, some grub and hands on bot time! All proceeds benefit the St. Pete Makers. 4-7pm. Green Bench 1133 Baum Avenue North

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners
The Rays take on The Mariners. 7:10pm. Tickets. 1 Tropicana Dr.

True West By Sam Shepard (All Weekend)
This American classic by Sam Shepard explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a screenplay he has sold to a producer when Lee, an unbalanced thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to the executive, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak love story and write Lee's trashy Western. Directed by Keven Renken, the theatre department chairman at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts, the production stars Michael Menszycki, Andrew Hughes, William Myerholtz and Elaine Coffin. Produced though special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Production runs from June 5-8. Sunday Matinee at 2pm. 7pm. Tickets $20/$15. Studio@620, 620 1st Ave S.

Vinenzo Bellini's Norma (Fri, Sun & Tue)
Norma is the ultimate bel canto (beautiful singing) opera. The title character is a role with emotions moving from haughty and demanding, to desperately passionate, to vengeful and defiant. And Norma must convey all of this while negotiating some of the most vocally challenging music ever composed. Norma is a Druid priestess. Her lover, Pollione, grows tired of her and falls in love with a younger temple virgin. Norma is not ceding the field graciously and the virgin, Adalgisa, is torn between her love for Pollione and her affection for Norma. The drama is set to luscious melodies with some of the most famous solo arias and glorious duets in all of opera. Presented by the St. Petersburg Opera. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Mark Sforzini, Artistic Director & Conductor. 7:30pm Fri; 2pm Sun. Tickets $21.50-$64.50. Palladium 253 5th Ave N. 

*Photo by Palladium

Saturday, 6/7

Beautify the Downtown Parks
All 9 parks will have a welcome sign, Pioneer Park, Albert Whitted Park, Demens Landing Park, Elva Rouse Park, Flora Wylie Park, Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum, North Straub Park, South Straub Park, and Vinoy Park. Help plant flowers, rake, and mulch. All materials & equipment will be provided so come play in the dirt and walk away knowing you've just helped our parks sparkle even more. Sign Up. 8:30-10am. 

Azalea Fresh Market
This is an indoor/ outdoor market featuring fresh produce, arts n’crafts, foods of all sorts, activities for the kids, variety of live music and much more. 9am. Science Center 7701 22nd Ave N.

Williams Park Summer Market
The Market features over 40 vendors providing a variety of produce, food and crafts. Produce will be provided by Aurora Produce. Dancing Goat farm will provide fresh eggs, goat cheeses, and more. Pappardelle's Pasta will bring their remarkable collection of flavored dried pasta. You’ll find many other food vendors including grass-fed beef, local honey, olive salad, jerky, and more. Come hungry because you’ll enjoy Brooklyn Knishes, Ethiopian specialties, Mediterranean food, soul food, barbeque, pastries, and more. You can start your day with a cup of coffee from Bay Coffee and Tea, and a Belgian Waffle from Sylvia’s Waffles. If you’ve never had one of Popcraft’s extraordinary fruit popsicles, you’ve got a great surprise ahead. It’s a great warm weather treat. Convenient free parking is available in a nearby city lot (2nd Ave 4th and 5th St) and on Central Ave. 9am-1pm.

Breakfast w/ The 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. Cost:$21 per adult, $10 per child (6-12); Member admission: $10 per adult, $5 per child. Admission is valid all day. Doors open at 9:15am. Pre-purchase required. 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. 11:45am. 
Dali & Beyond Film Series: My Neighbor Totoro
June’s Saturday films celebrate Japanese film director, animator, illustrator, and screenwriter Hayao Miyazaki. This superbly animated children’s tale follows Satsuke and Mai, two young girls who find their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As their girls’ mother lies sick in the hospital, O Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life. Like most films released by Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli, this family-oriented feature has a powerful ecological theme.-All Movie Guide (1988, G, 1 hr. 27 min.) Free to all. 1-3pm.

June All'Burg Brewery Ride
This will be an all 'Burg Brewery ride. The Stops will be: Cycle Brewing, 3 Daughters Brewing, Green Bench Brewing Co, St. Petersburg Brewing Co. The theme is "Casual and Local." If you have them, wear whatever T-shirts support anything local in St. Petersburg. Shirts from any of the breweries, Rowdies, local bicycle shops, fitness or yoga shops, …. you get the idea. 5-8pm. Cycle Brewing 534 Central Ave.

Grand Central Flea, Antiques & Collectibles 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 from 9am-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. Grand Central District, 2400 Central Ave.

Brocante Market (Sat & Sun)
Brocante Market (Saturday and 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. Brocanteurs (vendors) spend their days hunting, picking, and salvaging the most unique finds available in the entire Southeast. Each month, for only two days, they open their doors to the public. Born from a love for all things vintage, Brocante represents an idea and a love for the used, the past, the re-imagined, and the re-inspired. 9am- 5pm. Brocante 2200 2nd Avenue S.

*Photo by Brocante

Summer Book Sale @ Mirror Lake Library
The Annual summer book sale takes place at Mirror Lake Library. 9am-3pm. Mirror Lake Library 280 5th St. N.

Bots and Beer
A $15 donation gets you a beer, some grub and hands on bot time! All proceeds benefit the St. Pete Makers. 4-7pm. Green Bench 1133 Baum Ave N.

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

St. Pete Indie Market

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. This is a unique destination for artisans, progressives, tourists and locals to come together in an outdoor alternative to retail setting. With 20+ vendors, local musicians and live art, the St. Pete Indie Market is a vital weekend destination for those in search of local flavor and the indie spirit. 6pm. 600 Block, Central Ave. 

Live Music @ The Hangar
Live Music from 8-11pm. Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge 540 1st St SE.

Babe Ruth's St. Pete: A Historic Bus Tour
Babe Ruth is widely acknowledged as the world's greatest baseball player. For at least a decade, from 1925 to 1935, Ruth and his family made St. Petersburg their seasonal home. Now for the first time, Saint Petersburg Preservation offers an historic bus tour of the places loved and frequented by the Babe. Special stops will be made at the Jungle and Rolyat Hotels, now Admiral Farragut Academy and Stetson Law School. Tour leader will be historian Will Michaels, author of The Making of St. Petersburg. Will recently helped to plan the City Baseball Centennial Celebrations, and served as tour guide for the Babe's daughter, JuliaRuth, on her recent visit to mark the occasion.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners
The Rays take on the Mariners. 4:10pm. Tickets. 1 Tropicana Dr.

Rays Summer Concert Series: Weezer
Shortly after the Rays home game concludes Weezer will perform live at Tropicana. Concert is FREE with ticket to the game. More info. 1 Tropicana Dr. 

Smells Like Teen Lit: Teenage Wasteland
The event will feature local writers reading their unedited teenage works including poems, diaries and love letters, as well as original works inspired by the angst and isolation of adolescence. Readers include John Henry Fleming, Sheree L. Greer, Julie Garisto, Jeremy Gloff, Thomas Hallock, Shae Krispinsky, Sandra Lolo, Juliana Torres, and Gina Vivinetto.The event also will include local musical acts Permanent Makeup, Y Los Dos Pistoles and Glow Low, and include the art of Mike Rozak. Suggested donation $7 at the door or bring a new Children’s or YA book to donate to Eckerd Family & Children’s Services Organization. All proceeds will benefit Eckerd. 7pm. Planet Retro 2414 Central Ave.

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Minnesota United FC
The Rowdies take on Minnesota United at Al Lang Stadium. 7:30pm. Tickets. Al Lang Stadium 230 1st St. SE.

Sunday, 6/8

Sylvia’s Gospel Sunday Brunch
Full brunch buffet in the Manhattan Casino and live Gospel Music, every Sunday! 11am-3pm. Sylvia’s 642 22nd St. S.

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!" 1-6pm. Free and open to the public. Deuces Live 22nd St S and 9th Ave S.

World Oceans Day Bayboro Harbor Beach Cleanup
Celebrate our seas on World Oceans Day by helping to clean up the Bayboro Harbor Beach at USFSP. They'll have everything you need to clean, just bring your good vibes and lawn games!! Hoops and instruments welcome! After the cleanup we plan to kick it with our toes in the sand until the sun goes down. Join University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Environmental Awareness Society and The Garden Club make a local ripple in the waves of environmental stewardship! 4-7pm. Bayboro Harbor Beach 100 8th Ave SE.

Jazz at the Manhattan Casino
Relive the heyday of the 1920s through 1970s when the biggest names in jazz played the music that fans came out to hear. Musicians welcome. Light food and beverage service available. Dance Floor open. Jazz jams will be held every Sunday with the finest musicians in the Tampa Bay area playing and jamming the way it used to be. Join us for a memorable evening of jazz and fun! FREE Admission. 6-9pm. Manhattan Casino, 642 22nd St. S. 

This Weekend at Muvico Sundial 19 + IMAX St. Pete: Edge Of Tomorrow
"A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way." via Muvico

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