Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (08.16-18.19)

The Mahaffey Theater and its reflection in the water with a colorful sunset

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Time to make your vote count!

If you love the Burg, please vote St. Pete for Best City! And if you appreciate what we’ve been doing for the Burg for the past 10 years, please vote I Love the Burg for Best Blogger, Best Instagrammer, Best Local Food Blogger, and Best Influencer –> Click here to vote for us! Thank you for your continued support and love.
Deadline to vote is August 28. 


Upcoming Events

PARC’s Top Chefs – AUGUST 22
Join us for PARC’s 5th Annual foodie event, Top Chefs, and taste the flavors of some of the hottest restaurants and catering services in Tampa Bay. Hosted by the beautiful Allison Kropff, guests will enjoy a night full of mouthwatering entrées, signature drinks, and decadent desserts, all while supporting a great cause! EARLY BIRD TICKETS LIVE NOW! Click here for more info and tickets.
Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd St S

8/31 – LAST CHANCE to get Summer of Rum Festival Tickets – EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT
Get ready to spend August 31 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa, sipping on rum and enjoying some fun under the sun. This 1-day event includes live music, featuring Sublime with Rome; over 40 rum drinks, a curated Caribbean Food Market, a vendor marketplace, and fireworks show. We have a special 2-Pack General Admission Ticket Deal for our That’s So Tampa followers. Save over 30% on a 2-Pack GA of Summer of Rum Festival Tickets while supplies last. 21+ only. Click here to buy tickets.
August 31, 12pm–11pm
Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Dr


St. Pete dog-friendly sunset event

8/25 – Paws for the Sunset – Our Nat’l Dog Day Instameet!
We’re kicking off our National Dog Day celebration a day early! End a gorgeous St. Pete weekend with I Love the Burg & the amazing #ilovetheburg community. Bring your dog with you and get ready for gram-worthy sunset full of photography, community, and a few surprises! Our friends from Fido’s Food Truck (a pup-centric food truck) will be on deck with some goodies to giveaway!
August 25, 6pm–8:30pm
Lassing Park, 2042 Beach Drive Southeast

George Clinton at The Mahaffey

8/29 – George Clinton at The Mahaffey
George Clinton’s Farewell Tour with Parliament Funkadelic, “One Nation Under a Groove” makes a stop in the Burg this Summer! Joining P-Funk to send this icon of American pop culture off with a BANG are Fishbone, Main Squeeze and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf. Click here for tickets. Want to win tickets to the show?
August 29, 7:30pm
The Mahaffey, 400 1st Street South



This Weekend 

Friday, August 16 

Cagestock (All Weekend) 

Cage Brewing is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with a weekend of live music and good brews. More than 20 bands will be taking over Cage Brewing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There will be vendors, food trucks, and two stages for performances. Click here for a full schedule of performance times. There’s no cover and the event is kid- and dog-friendly. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South.

What That Mouth Do: Comedy Showcase

Love to laugh? Then you’ll love this event. The Studio@620 is launching a new comedy showcase. Local comedians Shannon Kelly, John Jacobs, Marie Williams, and Jay Legend will all perform. 8-10pm. $10 cover. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Tater Tot Throw Down – POSTPONED to August 23 

Due to weather, the Tater Tot Throw Down will be postponed until Friday August 23. Get out to Albert Whitted Park for an epic Tater Tot Throw Down. The Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association has put together another incredible food-centric event that’s all about crispy tater tots. The event is FREE to attend. 6-11pm. Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive Southeast.

La Lucha 80s Jazz Party 

Jamie Perlow and La Lucha and set to perform your favorite 80s hits at The Palladium this weekend. Show begins at 8pm. Reserved tickets are $40. Regular tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 day of the show. Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Burg Happy Hour Guide

It’s Friday, and it’s also National Rum Day. So we put together a list of the best happy hours in the Sunshine City to get your (affordable) sip on. Click HERE for our full Happy Hour Guide.


Saturday, August 17

Beat the Heat Yoga 

This Saturday, beat the heat with a yoga class at Sundial St. Pete. The Body Electric will host a sunrise class in the shopping/dining center’s courtyard. 9am-10am. FREE. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Yoga Poolside at The Hollander 

The Body Electric hosts a poolside yoga class every Saturday at The Hollander. All levels are welcome. 8:30-9:30am. $10 pre-registered, $15 at the door. The Hollander, 421 4th Avenue North.

Williams Park Summer Market 

Shop fresh local produce, handmade goods, art and more at the Williams Park Summer Market. The Saturday staple gathers your favorite food trucks and farmers for one delicious shopping event. 9am-1pm. Williams Park, 350 2nd Avenue North.

Clear the Shelters with Friends of Strays 

Saturday is Clear the Shelter Day across the country. Friends of Strays is joining in the movement. This means Friends of Strays is waiving pet adoption fees on Saturday. So, if you’ve been wanting a cat or a dog, Saturday would be the day to finally do it. 10am-6pm. Friends of Strays, 2911 47th Avenue North.

Daddy Kool Presents a Summer of ’69 Celebration 

Daddy Kool Records is ready to celebrate 50 years of Woodstock this Saturday. The event will feature exclusive, limited edition Daddy Kool t-shirts for sale. Good Mood Food will be there serving some delicious vegan food, in addition to Katie’s Fine Cookies. The event will also feature an old fashioned clothing swap, and anything not taken will be donated to CASA. DJ Daisy Chain will be playing a Woodstock-inspired tuns throughout the night. 6-8:30pm. No cover. Daddy Kool Records, 2430 Terminal Drive South.

Betty Fox Band Live

The beloved Betty Fox Band is bringing the blues, rock, and soul to 3 Daughters Brewing Saturday night. 8-11pm. No cover. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

The Nervous Girls at The Bends

Need to hear some great music? Then get out to The Bends. The Nervous Girls are set to perform with Hexproof and Spork. 10pm-3am. No cover. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.

No Vacancy Media Presents a Night of Punk Rock and Hip Hop 

No Vacancy Media hopes to make this night of punk rock and hip hop a regular occurrence. Artists such as Human Error, Nahjee, and Proud Miranda will perform live. 7pm-midnight. $7. The Slayground, 4033 35th Street North.


Sunday, August 18 

Burg Brunch List

The Burg is a Brunch lover’s paradise. We have a full list of the best spots for mimosas, French toast, crepes, fruit cups and quiche. Click HERE for the full rundown of our favorite brunch spots.

IRest Yoga Nidra with Annie Okerlin 

Nidra is kind of mediation designed to suit the conditions of modern life. Attendees are sure to leave with a sense of inner peace. 2-3:15pm. $25. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Sunshine Kitty Catfe Mewsic Fundraiser 

There are too many cat puns to make, so we’ll just get straight to the point: The Hideaway Cafe is hosting a music-filled day for the Sunshine Kitty Catfe. The Burg’s first Cat Cafe could open very soon. They’ll be accepting donations during the event. 1:45-8pm. No cover, but donations accepted. The Hideaway, 1756 Central Avenue.

Rebelution Good Vibes Summer Tour 

Love to jam? Then you probably love Rebelution. The band is bringing good vibes to the Burg this Sunday with a live performance on the waterfront. They’ll be joined by Collie Buddz, DJ Mackie, and Protoje. Gates open at 5pm. Tickets are $35. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Badda Skat Band Live

3 Daughters brings live music to the Burg. The reggae group Badda Skat will perform live at the Brewery on Sunday. 2-6pm. No cover. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.


Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is the Editor of ilovetheburg.com. Follow him on Twitter @harlanyoungII and Instagram @harlanyoung. Send tips and potential stories to info@ilovetheburg.com.