Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (09.20-22.19)

The Mahaffey Theater and its reflection in the water with a colorful sunsetIt’s the last official weekend of the summer! Celebrate in St. Petersburg with free museum day, ghost tours, tons of live music and of course food, y’all.

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. CLICK HERE to enter to win tickets to see Wayne Brady at The Mahaffey this fall.

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

Want your event featured on I Love The Burg’s website? Click HERE for all the details on how to submit your event.


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October 11 — Benise – Fuego 

Back again, Emmy Award-winning composer, Benise, brings the heat with his global tour FUEGO! Join Benise and his Spanish guitar on a musical journey through powerful, yet romantic compositions with Latin flair. The show takes place at 8pm on October 11. Click HERE for tickets. Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

BURN flyer for the Morean Street Party

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. Click HERE to get special discounted VIP Krew tickets. Your Krew ticket gets you access to private parties, a full open bar, and so much more. Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue.

Events happening this weekend:

Friday, September 20

Hep Cat Swing Band at Cassis St. Pete
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.

World Car-Free Weekend
Go Car-Free this weekend in the Sunshine City. Local businesses will be offering discounts when you show your social media post with the hashtag #CarFreeStPete. CLICK HERE for a full list of participating businesses.

St. Petersburg Ghost Tours (All Weekend)
It’s finally the spooky season in the Sunshine City. Discover the secret history of St. Pete on this scary tour of the Burg. Tours begin at 8pm. Click HERE to register. Tour begins at 181 4th Avenue Northeast.

Flavors of Asia Food Truck Festival at North Straub Park
Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association is back at it again with The Flavors of Asia Food Truck Festival. The event is pet- and family-friendly. Tons of local food trucks will offer dishes inspired by Asian cuisine. Local vendors will also be on hand. Get ready for a beer garden, plus sake and wine. 6-11pm. Free to attend. North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Cosmic Dance: A Celebration of the Solstice/Equinox
Integral Church invites you to celebrate the turning of the Cosmic Clock through drumming, dance and ritual. Join us as we call in the directions, honor the seasons, laugh, shout, grieve, sing and sweat our prayers together as a community. 9-11pm. $10-$15 minimum suggested donation. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Estes Love at The Ale and The Witch
The Este Loves Band will be creating music and smiles at one of Downtown St.Pete’s most rockin courtyards! Kid and Dog Friendly. 8-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue North.

DJ Nemesis at Emerald Bar
Friday I’m in Love with Retro Dance Party at The Emerald Bar hosted by DJ NEMESIS spinning New Wave, Post-Punk, New Romantic, Synthpop, Alternative 80’s, 90’s & Beyond! 9:30pm-3am. The Emerald Bar, 550 Central Avenue.

Crossing the Bay: A Concert Version at The Palladium (All Weekend)
Crossing the Bay takes a romantic journey back to the founding of St. Petersburg, and is a show packed with local history and alive with characters. It is inspired by Jane Austen’s enduring classic, Pride and Prejudice, reset in 1880s Tampa Bay. Performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday, 3pm on Sunday. Reserved tickets from $29. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Saturday, September 21

One Step Closer to the Cure 5k/10k/1m
The 10th annual 5K/10K /1Mile run/walk to fight ovarian cancer will be held along the waterfront of downtown St. Petersburg. Registration includes a t-shirt, hat, medal, and post-race refreshments! Come cheer for women who inspire so many with their strength! Proceeds benefit the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation to support efforts for early detection, prompt legislative action, raise awareness, and share resources, such as helping women financially as they overcome cancer. 7:30am to 11am. Click here to participate. Downtown St. Pete

Yoga Poolside at The Hollander with The Body Electric
Join The Body Electric for a yoga class poolside at the landmark Hollander Hotel in downtown St. Petersburg. Salute the sun with a rotating cast of characters, and then cool off in the Hollander’s beautiful pool. 8:30am. $10 pre-registered, $15 at the door. The Hollander, 421 4th Avenue North.

FREE Museum Day in St. Pete
It’s Museum Day, which means select museums are offering free or reduced admission. Here are museums you can visit in St. Pete:
Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast
Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Avenue
Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue
The James Museum, 150 Central Avenue
Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th Street South
The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Boulevard (Free admission for Pinellas County residents with ID only)

International Day of Peace – Free Yoga at Sundial St. Pete
Rise with the sun and enjoy some free yoga at Sundial St. Pete. The class will be taught by The Body Electric Yoga Company. 9am-10am. Free. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Daytreat at Egmont Key
Join for the next Om the Go Daytreat to Egmont Key! 9:30am-4:30pm. Click HERE for full details and to reserve your spot. Meet at Tampa Bay Ferry at Ft. De Soto, 3500 Pinellas Bayway South.

Good with Me Day Festival at Williams Park
The Good With Me Day Festival is a co-sponsored event by the City of St. Petersburg. Experience a full day of music, hands on activities and more. The event is family-friendly. 10am. Williams Park, 350 2nd Avenue North.

Kitten Yoga at Salty Souls Yoga
Start yoga meow. Who wouldn’t want to practice yoga with adorable kittens? 11:30am-12:30pm. Click HERE to register. Salty Souls Yoga, 7925 38th Avenue North.

St. Pete RunFest Kickoff at Rollin Oats
Enjoy a morning run from Rollin’ Oats in St. Pete. The run will be lead by St Pete Running Company. Then, come back for a free smoothie and snack, and a store tour geared toward runner nutrition by registered/licensed dietitian, nutritionist and wellness speaker veteran at Rollin’ Oats, Wendy Wesley. Wendy Wesley Nutrition. 7:30am. 2842 9th Street North.

Gopher Tortoise Celebration at Boyd Hill
Did you know that there are about 144 gopher tortoises at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve? Join Boyd Hill as they celebrate Gopher Tortoises at #BoydHill Nature Preserve! Learn about gopher tortoises with special hikes, guest speakers, games and more. 10am-3pm. Boyd Hill, 1101 Country Club Way South.

Taylorpalooza! at Dog Bar St. Pete
The Surly Mermaid Food Truck will be on hand to help celebrate Taylorpalooza at Dog Bar. Noon-8pm. Dog Bar St. Pete, 2300 Central Avenue.

Infinite Third and Mountain Holler at The Hideaway
St. Pete based musicians Mountain Holler (aka Mark Etherington) and Infinite Third (aka Billy Mays III) are teaming up to present an intimate night of visionary music on the Hideaway Cafe stage. Doors open at 6pm, music begins at 8pm. Tickets are $10. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Awakening Your Creative Self: Yoga and Mandalas at The Body Electric
You will learn about mandalas, and get plenty of time to make your own. Art supplies are included. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in. The yoga practice will be a full body flow with a mixture of standing and seated postures and welcome to all levels. 2-4:30pm. $30. Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Bethlehem Steel at Al Lang Stadium
The Rowdies take on the Steel this Saturday. The game begins at 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street South.

Soul Night at The Independent Bar
Get ready for a night of live soul music at The Indie! 10pm-1am. The Independent Bar, 1049 Central Avenue.

RnR Explosion! at The Bends
Enjoy a night of real deal Rock N’ Roll with KEVIN K. AND THE KRAZY KATS at The Bends. 9:30pm-3am. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.

A Funny Affair: Dinner and Comedy Show at Iberian Rooster
Come to Iberian Rooster for a three-course pre fix menu and comedy show featuring Benjamin Brainard, Donnie Stopa, Rafiq Shaheen, Matt Carter, and Shannon Kelly. 6-10pm. $25. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Sydney Blu by L8 Night Flights at Ichicoro Ane
Sydney Blu’s career can be considered a journey of evolvement. With tremendous passion for live performance, music production, and all-around artistic creativity. 10pm-3am. Tickets from $15. Ichicoro Are, 260 1st Avenue South.

Sunday, September 22

Sunday Matinee Concert Series at The Vinoy
Say goodbye to long summer days with The Vinoy during the culmination of our Sunday Matinee Concert Series featuring The Black Honkeys. 4-7pm. Click HERE for tickets. Paul’s Landing Lawn at The Vinoy, 501 5th Avenue Northeast.

3 Daughters hosts Fit Fest
St. Pete’s greatest wellness professionals, shops and fitness studios will be on-site with great information, goodies and more! 1-6pm. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

Pretty Vacant: Artist Talk at MIZE Gallery
Join MIZE Gallery as they present an artist talk with Selina Roman and Todd Bates to discuss their current exhibit PRETTY VACANT. 3-5pm. 689 9th Street North, Unit C.

Swamp Sister Presents: Bahamas Relief Benefit
Enjoy an afternoon of music, vendors, art & more to help raise funds to support disaster relief in the Bahamas. Bring $ for donations, shopping and to participate in raffles. 5-10pm. Black Crow Grand Central, 2157 1st Avenue 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.