Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (09.06-08.19)


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

It’s the first full weekend of September in St. Petersburg, Florida! There are tons of events happening in the Sunshine City for you to check out. So whether you’re getting out for First Friday, or in the mood to indulge in the arts, we have something for you, the pup, and the entire family to enjoy.

Planning for your concert future? Visit The Mahaffey Theater’s website for a full list of concerts coming to one of the Burg’s premier entertainment venues.

Need more local and indie music in your life? Visit No Clubs’ concert calendar for a look at shows popping up across Tampa Bay.

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September 20 – Hep Cat Swing Band

Get ready to go back to the 40’s and 50’s as swing music arrives at Cassis on Beach Drive. Bud Good and his band will be around for two performances at 6pm and 8pm. If you want to cut a rug, just be sure to make a reservation, and when you do advise the host of show attendance: (727) 827-2927. Cassis St. Pete, 170 Beach Drive.

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September 21 – Wendy Williams & Friends at The Mahaffey

The daytime icon Wendy Williams is coming to The Mahaffey this September. Williams is here to tell her truth. Wendy has assembled four of her friends – comedians Carmen Barton, Kristen Sivills, Royale Watkins and Dominique to bring the funny. 8pm. Click here for tickets. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.


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October 19 – Burn: Morean Street Party

Party on the street, in the heart of the eclectic Central Arts District of St. Petersburg, FL and feel the heat! Molten glass, street art and live music surrounds you as you interact with art and artists, sip craft cocktails and enjoy gourmet food. This is an official SHINE Mural Festival event. The event runs from 8pm-midnight on October 19. Special Shine tickets are $35 (and only available through August 31). Regular tickets are $50. Krew tickets are $100. Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue.

Events happening this weekend:

Friday, September 6

Jariah Higgins LIVE in the Sundial Courtyard
Enjoy live music in the Sundial courtyard this Friday. Hear the soulful music of Jariah Higgins. 5-8pm. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Lounge Cat at The Independent Bar
It’s First Friday in the Burg, and The Independent Bar is hosting live music to celebrate. Lounge Cat is set to perform. Music begins at 9pm. Independent Bar, 1049 Central Avenue.

Harvest Poetry Showcase at The Studio@620
“Harvest” is a showcase of varied poetic and musical talents collected from the Keep St Pete Lit Poetry Open Mic events held monthly at the Studio620. 7-9pm. Tickets are $15. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Danfield at The Ale and The Witch
It’s First Friday, which means live music at The Ale and The Witch. Music from 8-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Hurricane Dorian Relief Drive with the Tampa Bay Rays (All Weekend)
The Rays are hosting a hurricane relief donation drive at Tropicana Field to help those in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. Fans can donate items on Friday, September 6 from 9am-5pm, Saturday, September 7 from 9am-5pm. and on Sunday, September 8 from 9am-noon. Requested items include AAA batteries, tents, sunscreen and bug spray, work gloves, solar phone charges, pet food, small battery operated fans, tarps and heavy duty trash bags. Note: The Rays are unable to accept items that are not listed there, especially cases of water and other beverages. Fans who participate will receive two tickets to the Sunday, September 8th game versus the Toronto Blue Jays. Donations can be dropped off at Parking Lot 9, on the corner of 9th Street South and 4th Avenue South at Tropicana Field.

Throwin’ Shade: An Art Show by Bailey Gumienny at The Bends
In this new portrait series, Bailey Gumienny will be highlighting the duality of a seemingly everyday objects. Catch this immersive new art show at The Bends. 8pm-midnight. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.

The Florida Bjorkestra goes Over the Rainbow at The Palladium
Just a spoonful of jazz cabaret helps the medicine go down. Featuring award winning actor Matthew McGee, joining Rebecca Zapen, Chelsea Hooker, Colleen Cherry, Spencer Meyers and Florida Björkestra favorite and National Treasure Jamie Perlow. 8-11pm. $20 in advance, $24 day of, $40 for reserved seats. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

The Boats and The Wrenchers at The Emerald Bar
Get out and enjoy a drink and good music at The Emerald Bar. 10pm-midnight. The Emerald Bar, 550 Central Avenue.

The Foundations of Yoga: A Six Week Series with Amanda Riker at The Body Electric
Join Amanda Riker for a six-week crash course on the practice of modern yoga. Amanda will cover an array of topics from the functions of popular yoga poses to yoga history and breathing techniques. Runs from 2-4pm this Saturday. Click here to learn more about the series and to sign up. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Jannus Live Free First Friday Concert at Jannus Live
A great Summertime Groove hosted by the Reggae Rocksteady Rastamen of The New Rulers with Ella Jet and The Future Soul. 8-11:55pm. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

SHINE Preview Party and Fundraiser at Station House
Since 2015, the SHINE Mural Festival has welcomed 70 of the worlds most prolific mural artists to St. Pete. These artists have transformed many of our walls into works of art, making our city a melting pot of creative energy from around the world. There will be DJs, drinks, and more. 7-10pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Station House, 260 1st Avenue South.


Saturday, September 7

Brocante Vintage Market (Saturday and Sunday)
The biggest and best vintage market in the Burg is back this weekend! Shop curated vintage items all weekend long. Open from 9am-7pm on Saturday, 9am-5pm on Sunday. Admission and parking are free, and friendly pets are welcome. Brocante Market, 2200 2nd Avenue South.

Get Fit St. Pete Yoga at Crescent Lake Park
Join Healthy St. Pete on the first Saturday of each month for Yoga in the Park. Classes are hosted by The Body Electric Yoga. 9-10am. Crescent Lake Park, 7th Street and 22nd Avenue.

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.

Hurricane Dorian Supply Drive at Crossfit 9 (Saturday and Sunday)
Local businesses like Crossfit 9 are doing their part to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian. This Saturday and Sunday, bring a $20 cash donation or supplies from a list on Crossfit 9’s event page, and they’ll waive your 9HIIT class fee. Classes at 8:30am and 10:30am on Saturday, 8:30am and 9:30am on Sunday. Crossfit 9, 2727 6th Avenue South.

Pilates at The Chihuly
Join the Body Center St. Pete for a community Pilates mat class at the Chihuly Collection Native Garden! This one-hour class will inspire and bring the fire. Bring your own mat. 9:30-10:30am. $15, you can register in advance online. Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Avenue.

International Vulture Awareness Day at Boyd Hill
International Vulture Awareness Day is a day to learn how important these misunderstood birds are to us and our environment. This is a great event for families. 10am-noon. $3 for adults, $1.50 for children. Boyd Hill, 1101 Country Club Way South.

90’s Prom Party at 3 Daughters Brewing
This Prom Party is going to like totally bring you back to the 90’s. There will be costume contests, photo ops, prom punch and more. 8-11pm. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

Rusty Wright Band at The Palladium
Rusty Wright, a 2014 International Blues Hall of Fame inductee is a masterful lyric storyteller who sets fire to his musical tales with his world class fretwork. 8pm. $36. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Art Battle at The Goose
Vitales Bros, Aurailieus, Jujmo, Van Der Luc, Peach Moon all take part in the Art Battle at The Blue Goose. Begins at 8pm. The Blue Goose, 48 9th Street North.

The Woodwork in Concert at The Ale and The Witch
The Woodwork is a Naples, FL based band with folk and jazz infused indie music. They perform live at The Witch on Saturday. Music from 8-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.


Sunday, September 8

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing
The Body Electric Yoga Company is happy to bring you Second Sundays: YOGA ON TAP. Join Shila for a bendy flow and kick off another beautiful day in the Burg. 11am-noon. $10 for class preregistered, $15 at the door. The Body Electric Yoga, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Mimosas and Masterpieces at The Dali
Cafe Gala invites you to start your week with Mimosas & Masterpieces, an artistic take on Sunday Fundays. Chef Chuck Bandel creates specialty items based on seasonal ingredients. 11am-2pm. Visit the event page for pricing. The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Boulevard.

Dog Day with The Rays at Tropicana Field
The Tampa Bay Rays invite you and your puppy pal to Dog Day at the Rays at Tropicana Field when the Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays! Individual tickets to this event must be purchased through this website using the code DOG1. Deadline to purchase tickets is September 6 at 11:59pm. Game from 1-4pm. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

IRest Yoga Nidra with Annie Okerlin at The Body Electric
Annie Okerlin presents iRest Yoga Nidra at The BE! iRest is a meditation practice based on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra and adapted to suit the conditions of modern life. 2-3:15pm. $25. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

If You Build It, They Will come at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe
This Sunday, enjoy a full day of beer, wine, good eats and a great community. Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe is celebrating its own field of dreams. 11am-10pm. Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe, 2927 Central Avenue.

LocalShops1’s Community Awards and 11th Birthday Bash at The Vinoy
LocalShops1 turns 11 this year, and they are having a big party to celebrate the awesome people and businesses that make Tampa Bay such a great place. Guests will be treated to delicious dining: the world-famous Sunday Buffet at Marchand’s. 4-7pm. Click HERE for tickets. Marchand’s at The Vinoy, 501 5th Avenue Northeast.


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.