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Friday, 8/22

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.
X-Rays Spex and Green Bench Brewing Present: RAYS WATCH PARTY
 X-Rays Spex, Green Bench Brewing Co., and Star Booty are teaming up to host another Rays Watch Party, when the Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays, in Toronto. They're bringing all of the camaraderie of the game and some delicious foodstuffs, all just a stones throw from The Trop. Enjoy the game on one of the flatscreen televisions in the tasting room, then make your way to the beer garden where the game will be projected once the sun sets. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m., but be sure to get down to Green Bench early to enjoy some pre-game music, while you and your friends sip on an ice cold brew. Outdoor games (including, but not limited to, whiffle ball and corn hole) will be available, so bring the entire family. Local food truck Open Fire Grilled Brazilian will be on site, providing you with some delicious food choices. Throughout the night Green Bench will be offering $1.00 off beers to folks wearing Tampa Bay Rays gear, including X-Rays Spex’s very own Rays inspired designs. Begins at 6:10pm. FREE. Green Bench Brew Co. 1133 Baum Ave N. 

Live Music and Food Trucks @ 3 Daughters Brewing (Fri & Sat)
Live Music and Food Trucks. 8-11pm every Friday. 3 Daughters Brewing 222 22nd St. S.
Kasondra Rose and The Sleepless Live @ The Amsterdam
Enjoy the sweet and sultry harmonics of Kasondra Rose and The Sleepless live at the 'Dam. 9pm-1am. No cover. The Amsterdam 1049 Central Ave.
Donavon Frankenreiter @ State Theatre
Donavon takes over the State stage. 8pm. Tickets $21 in advance, $25 at the door. State Theatre 687 Central Ave. 
Betty Fox Band @ Palladium
The renowned Betty Fox Band to do a rare performance at the Palladium. 8pm. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door. Palladium Theatre 253 5th Ave N. 
Shut Up & Laugh Starring Mike Epps @ Mahaffey Theater
For the third straight year, WiLD 94.1 and The Mahaffey Theater have teamed up to present Shut Up and Laugh, the comedy event of the summer. Mike Epps, Jo Koy and Michael Che will take the stage for one hilarious night. 8pm. Tickets between $49.50-$89.50. Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St SE. 
Saturday, 8/23
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 Ave.
Dog Swim Days
The end of swim season for humans marks a day of fun just for our canine friends. Bring your dog for a day of leash-free swim and play in the pool on Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24 at Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. Choose from three swim sessions: 9-10:30am, 11am-12:30pm, or 1-2:30pm. 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. Admission: $5 per dog, per session (humans free). Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. 
Skyway Marina District's Inaugural Cruise-in & Car Show
The event will take place at the Flamingo Resort and will feature antique, classic, hot rod, custom and exotic cars and trucks from yesteryear to today.  The event will also be serving up some of the area’s best food trucks, cold beverages, music, entertainment, charity raffles, special offers from District businesses and dash plaques for the cars. The Cruise-in & Car Show is FREE to all. 9am. Flamingo Resort4601 34th St S. 
City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation and the Civitan Club of St. Petersburg celebrate the 66th annual Fish-A-Thon for youth, teens, and adults. This annual end of summer event will be held at Lake Jorgenson, behind the Main Library, 9th Ave. N. between 37th and 39th St. on Saturday, August 23. The event begins with registration at 9am and honors Dennis Crenshaw, a former high school teacher and advocate for youth outdoor recreation activities. Official fishing begins at 9:30am with nine 15 minute fishing intervals. Prizes are awarded throughout the event at each fishing period. Everything is provided for the contest including: cane fishing poles and bait. Appropriate foot attire and sunscreen is advised. Personal fishing equipment is not allowed. Closed-toe shoes highly recommended. Open to the public. Jorgenson Lake behind the Main Library, 9th Ave. N. between 37th and 39th St.
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.
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: The Holy Mountain
A film that screams “product of its time,” The Holy Mountain was Alejandro Jodorowsky’s dizzying elegy to the sex, drugs and spiritual awakening of the late 1960s and early 1970s — a suitably bizarre follow-up to his El Topo (1971). Fascinating although it only fitfully makes sense, The Holy Mountain is beautifully shot and designed, and it suggests what might have resulted if Luis Buñuel, Michelangelo Antonioni, and George Romero had all dropped acid and made a movie together. A Christ-like vagrant and thief wanders through a perverse and unfriendly land until he encounters an enlightened one, who gathers the thief and six of the world’s most powerful individuals for a spiritual pilgrimage. If that description sounds a bit sketchy, well, narrative isn’t this film’s strongest suit. But if you want to see the conquest of Mexico re-enacted by reptiles, soldiers shoot innocent people as birds fly from their wounds, and a wizard turn feces into gold, this is the movie for you. 1973. Rating: R. 1 hr. 54 min. 1-3pm. 
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. Listen to the sounds of Chant the Trees from 8-11pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave 
Live Music @ The Hangar
Live Music from 8-11pm. Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge 540 1st St SE
Diversi-Tea: Writing Women Back Into History
BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas celebrates the anniversary of a woman’s right to vote with “Diversi-Tea: Writing Women Back Into History." Registration and networking begin at 1pm “Diversi-Tea” is a “not-so-high-tea” that will feature a hat fashion show, light fare and a cash bar, and an exchange of ideas. Dress hats are encouraged! 2-4pm. Tickets $20 for BPW member, $25 for non-members. Histroic Manhattan Casino, 642 22nd St. S.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Sat & Sun)
This undeniable American classic of literature, stage, and film tells the harrowing story of one man’s struggle against his own oppression and that of those around him. McMurphy plans to serve out his sentence in a mental institution that he thinks will be a better alternative to prison. His plan doesn’t account for one Nurse Ratched who rules the hospital with an iron fist. The two lock horns in a battle that promises to end badly for one or both as every life McMurphy touches is transformed. Some are lost and others redeemed in this modern allegory about freedom, oppression, bravery, and the power of the individual to create change. freeFall’s immersive staging will place you in the center of this riveting story that WNYC Radio said, “transforms the audience into one wild cheering section.” Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. Tickets. freefall Theatre 6099 Central Ave. 
Mad Beach Band Reunion @ Palladium
Everybody’s favorite beach band returns for a special one-night concert at the Side Door. Featuring original members Pete Merrigan, Dave Williamson, Lenny Austin, Vinnie Seplesky, TC Carr and Tom Kennedy. Don’t miss this rare reunion show. Bring your dancing shoes! 8pm. Tickets $15 advance, $18 day of show. Palladium Theatre 253 5th Ave N. 
Full Fledged Unit @ The Amsterdam
FULL FLEDGED UNIT plays an array of music from Abba to Zappa with a focus on Ska/Reggae/Punk/Country as well as originals. Sean Delong (Front-man/Guitar) is no mute between songs, he keeps a connection with the audience like no other, a true performer/entertainer! Fun for all ages! 9pm. No cover. The Amsterdam 1049 Central Ave.
Cisco Adler @ Jannus Live
cisco Adler along with On The Avenue and The Crazy Carls will light up Jannus Live Saturday night. Tickets $5. 8pm. Jannus Live 200 1st Ave N.
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs North Carolina Railhawks
The Rowdies look to ride the wave of their stunning performance against the Cosmos when they face the Railhawks. The game begins at 7:30pm but arrive early for the Rowdies Tailgate Party beginning at 6pm. Tickets. Al Lang Stadium 230 1st St SE. 
4th Annual Liquid Desires Craft Beer Party (Sold Out)
The 4th annual Liquid Desires Craft Beer Party celebrates Florida breweries and other unique craft brews with a vibe mirroring Dalí’s fascination with double images, in celebration of the special exhibit, Marvels of Illusion. Celebrate your passion for craft beer among some of the most famous paintings in the world with samplings of a variety of craft beers and access to the brewers themselves, trendy local eateries, and dancing. 8pm. Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. 

Sunday, 8/24

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.

Tribal Seeds @ Jannus Live
Tribal Seeds takes over Jannus Live along with New Kingston and The Expanders. 6pm. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 day of show. Jannus Live 200 1st Ave N. 
Sidedoor Comedy @ Palladium Theatre
The best Tampa Bay-based comedians treat the Burg to irreverent standup comedy each Sunday in August. See Ward Smith, Steve Lazlow and Bill Oshe. 7:30pm. Tickets $12 advance, $15 day of show. Palladium Theatre 253 5th Ave N. 

This Weekend at Muvico Sundial 19 + IMAX St. Pete: Sin City – A Dame To Kill For
 "The town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants." via Muvico

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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.