Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (06.24-26.16)

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Rebelution is bringing their sensational summer tour to Vinoy Park this Saturday and we want to hook up one lucky winner with a pair of tickets to the concert! The show begins at 4pm. Just enter your info. in the form below to enter. 





Friday, June 24

A Well Crafted Tale – Opening Reception at Florida CraftArt
A Well-Crafted Tale is an open, juried exhibition of fine craft with an emphasis on storytelling. Artists from around the country submitted artwork which was juried by Amanda Cooper, curator at the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg. The result is a fascinating collection of humorous, intriguing and sometimes even dark pieces which will inspire you to imagine your own story. Creative writers and poets will read/perform their works which were inspired by the fine craft art in the gallery. Come listen to imaginations at work! Exhibit runs through August 13. Opening reception from 5:30-8:30pm. Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue.  

Pleasure Art Exhibit at The Hollander Hotel
Poolside art show featuring Sebastian Coolidge, Chad Mize, Derek Donnelly, Spathose and more. This is a one night only event. Event starts at 6pm. The Hollander Hotel, 421 4th Avenue North. 

LGBTQ+ Film Series at Nelson Poynter Memorial Library
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg celebrates National Pride Month with a mini film festival. At Noon an array of short film will be show and the feature film will start at 1pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 Harborwalk Avenue South.

Pride Kabbalat Shabbat
CBI of St. Pete is excited to host Pinellas County’s first Pride Shabbat service! CBI’s Pride Shabbat program is open to the community and celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning Jews, friends, and families. The service will feature guest speaker Kevin Lane, co-founder of freeFall Theatre and former President of the Tampa-Orlando-Pinellas Jewish Foundation. CBI’s own Cantor Jonathan Schultz will lead singing with his guitar. Participants will receive kippot (skullcaps) custom-designed for the occasion. Immediately following the service, CBI invites participants to enjoy a festive cocktail oneg reception. 6:30-8pm. CBI, 300 58th Street North. 

Electrosonic Atmosphere at The Studio@620
Electrosonic Atmosphere II is an electronic interpretation of Delia Derbyshire’s most famous works recorded during her time at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Original recordings will be reworked and remixed using all analog Elektron instruments and performed live by No Soul To Sell with Ella Fredrickson performing live on the Theremin. Get ready for a deep journey into sound, mixing Delia's retro recordings with the newest in analog synthesis. 8pm. $10 suggested donation. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South. 

St. Pete Pride SP2 Concert
Dance the night away with a performance by Deborah Cox, DJ L-MO, Karmic Tatto, and Jennifer Real. There will be pop-up bar all around the area to keep you cool. Begins at 7pm. This event is free but donations are welcomed. 2600 Central Avenue.

A Tale of Two Cities at American Stage Theatre (All Week)
An aspiring drag queen named Jerry opens his door and finds a baby left on his doorstep. “He’s a straight baby, but we can co-exist. I know it can be done.” Jerry proceeds to tell the baby a Grimm’s fairy tale, but when this fails to stop the baby’s crying, he performs the entire narrative of Dickens’ classic of the French revolution, playing all the characters in only 90 minutes! Mark Chambers, the actor who played Jerry on our stage twenty years ago, will reprise his role. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. American Stage, 163 3rd Street North. 

The Light in the Piazza at freeFall Theatre (All Week)
This lush, deeply romantic contemporary musical follows Margaret and her daughter Clara on their visit to Florence in the summer of 1953. A chance meeting between Clara and a handsome young Florentine sets both of their hearts ablaze. As Margaret attempts to shield her daughter from the outside world we become aware that all is not as it seems, and we are left to ponder the nature of love, desire, regret, and ultimately the beauty of life. Click HERE for tickets and showtimes. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue. 

Pride Kickoff with Foxy Friday's at Punky's Bar and Grill
Every Friday night is full of fun and sexy entertainment. Felicia Fox performs from 9-11pm. Punky's Bar and Grill, 3063 Central Avenue. 


Saturday, June 25

The Body Electric Presents Yoga Poolside at The Hollander 
Enjoy a nice yoga session by the pool this Saturday. Rissa Wray from Body Electric will be teaching a morning yoga class at the Holland HH20 Pool Bar. Begins at 8:30am. Tickets are $5 for Body Electric Members $10 for nonmembers and $15 at the door. Click HERE for details. The Hollander Hotel, 421 4th Avenue North.

Rebelution: Falling in Place Tour at Vinoy Park
A dozen years into Rebelution’s stirring career, the release of the California reggae band’s fifth album Falling Into Place finds them more energized than ever. Touring relentlessly since 2014’s Count Me In debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae chart, the band’s members have expanded their songwriting horizons and recorded 11 tight new tracks that fuse an ever-youthful attitude of celebration with the mature perspective of men of the world. Doors open at 4pm. Show starts at 5:20pm. $30 for general admission tickets. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Orlando Strong WOD at Crossfit 9
Join Crossfit 9 for a special partner WOD Saturday June 25 at 7:30am and 9am to honor the memory of the 49 Pulse nightclub shooting victims in Orlando. Crossfit 9, 2727 6th Avenue South. 

Fresh, Flavorful Cooking Class at Sea Salt St. Pete
Join Sea Salt St. Pete for their cooking class this Saturday. They'll be showing you how to prepare Spanish Octopus with smoked paprika, beluga lentils, chorizo, and tomato marmalade. Begins at 11:30am. $35 per person. Reservations: 727.873.7964. Sea Salt St. Pete, 183 2nd Avenue North.

Wordier Than Thou Bookstore at Pinellas Park's 4th Saturday Night Out
This monthly community event will feature art openings, artful activities, music, food, literature and more! Exciting and ever-changing, it promises to become a community and art lovers' favorite. 6-9pm. Takes place at 5741 75th Avenue North. 

The Glamstands at Bandit Coffee
Offering the best view of every sequin, every performer and every float, The Glamstands include complete access to full bars and private restrooms so you can view everything in premium comfort. The Glamstands really are the best seats in the house. St Pete Pride has made it easy for you to avoid the crowds and the pushing, the most affordable option to fully experience the parade. The Glamstands are in a centralized and accessible location on Central Avenue, giving a completely unobstructed view of the magic. There are bleacher seating available, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. But don't worry, if you can't catch a seat, we'll still make your viewing experience top-notch! 7-11pm. Click HERE for ticket information. The Glamstands will be located by Bandit Coffee, 2662 Central Avenue. 

Dog Swim Day at Lake Vista Pool
Bring your dog for a day of leash-free swim and play in the pool on Saturday. Register at start time with proof of dog’s current vaccination. Donations of clean towels, Nylabones, bleach, dish soap, blankets, trash bags and newspapers will be accepted on behalf of the S.P.C.A. 4:30-6pm. $5 per dog. Lake Vista Pool, 1450 60th Avenue South. 

Pride Family Friendly Fairy Village at Squeeze Juice Works
Join Squeeze Juice Works for a family friendly fairy village. There will be arts and crafts for young and grown up fairies. Create magical parade attire with sparkles, glitter, wings, masks and wands. Squeeze will be serving their sensational cold press juice, water, plant-based foods and snacks. Proceeds from the event go to benefit OneOrlando Fund. 8am-5pm. Squeeze Juice Works, 18 22nd Street South.

LGBT St. Pete Pride Parade and Block Party
Head over to Historic Kenwood Neighborhood and Grand Central District for one of the largest LGBT Pride Parades in Florida. Prior to the parade, there will be a block party featuring live DJs, food and drinks. Block party begins at 5pm. Parade kicks off when the sunsets in the Grand Central District of St. Pete. 

American Idol's Blake Lewis & Elliott Yamin Give Back to Pride Concert at Flamingo Resort
The Flamingo Resort is Proud to Annouce their Give Back to Pride Concert 2016, featuring Blake Lewis and Elliott Yamin from American Idol. A portion of EVERY ticket will go to St. Pete Pride. Begins at midnight. $15 general admission, $25 VIP meet and greet with photo op. Flamingo Resort, 4601 34th Street South. 


Sunday, June 26

The Body Electric Presents Yoga on Tap at Squeeze Juice Works
Earn your juice! Join Becca Kass of The Body Electric Yoga Company for class at Squeeze Juice Works Central, EVERY LAST SUNDAY of the month. Greet the day with a dynamic flow in the great outdoors, and reward yourself after with some delicious cold-pressed organic juice, tea, coffee, or kombucha. 9-10am. $10 in advanced, $15 at the door. Squeeze Juice Works, 18 22nd Street South.  

True Creative Stories – New Music Conflagration at St. Pete
True Creative Stories is a series which seeks to explore how music plays a role in the creative process of artists who work in medias beyond sound. Artists introduce the public to their work, present evidence on how music is used as a point of inspiration, and some artists allow for interactive public activities within their workshop/lecture. 2:30pm. Main Library, 3745 9th Avenue North. 

St. Pete Pride Street Festival
Spend the day enjoying live music, art and food on Central Avenue. There will be over 350 exhibitors spread out over six blocks. If you need help getting there the PSTA buses will be running to and from the event. Grand Central District.

Music Chamber Series at Museum of Fine Arts
Escape the heat with cool summer concerts. 2pm. $20 for adults, $10 for students. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.


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