Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (09.27-29.19)

It’s the first weekend of Fall in St. Petersburg! There are a ton of concerts and events to keep you occupied as the cooler weather begins to roll in.

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.


Coming Soon: 

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October 5 – ArtFusion Galleries Grand Opening 

There’s a new art gallery opening in the Sunshine City! ArtFusion is bringing dynamic sculptures and paintings to downtown St. Pete. The vision of the gallery was to provide the opportunity for emerging to mid-career artists from around the globe to exhibit, promote and enter discerning art markets. Most of their artists are available for commission pieces; they are competitively priced and offer art consultative services. The grand opening will take place from 7-11pm. Art Fusion Galleries will be located inside the James Museum Building at 106 Central Avenue.

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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.

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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. The event will feature a community mural painting, live music at the Morean Arts Center, Food vendors along 7th Street. Click HERE to get special discounted VIP Krew tickets. Your VIP Krew ticket gets you full access to a party at the Chihuly Exhibit with an open bar and catering from a local restaurant, a front row seat to live music, and so much more. Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue.

Events happening this weekend:

Friday, September 27 

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.

Literary Roast of Ernest Hemingway at Studio@620
Local authors, artists, comics and community leaders will lovingly roast the famous author during this literary comedy roast of Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway (portrayed by Matt Walker) will make an appearance that evening. 7-9pm. Tickets are $15. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Iberian Rooster
Join live cast Hell on Heels as they take you on a strange journey at the beautiful SubCentral Speakeasy at Iberian Rooster. Doors open at 10:30pm. Tickets are $5. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

High Pitch feat. Babette Herschberger at Leslie Curran Gallery
Babette Herschberger’s minimalist compositions emphasize color and surface in both small and large scale. Her signature bold color palette and lively experimentation with form result in exhibitions that transcend traditional presentation. Opening reception from 6-9pm. Leslie Curran Gallery, 1431 Central Avenue.

After Hours – An Evening in Paris with Nate Najar at Imagine Museum 
Enjoy an evening in Paris with the Nate B Najar featuring his album Under Paris Skies A carefully curated unique eclectic variety of pop, jazz and classical songs rarely re-imagined by American jazz artists. 6:30-9pm. Click HERE to register. Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Avenue.

Bosq, Boomerang, Baba! at Baba on Central
Sunshine City Disco presents the return of international recording artist and DJ Bosq at a beautiful new indoor/outdoor, family-friendly downtown location, Baba on Central. 5-11pm. FREE. Baba on Central, 2701 Central Avenue.

International Cinema at Eckerd: Vagabond
Vagabond is the third and final film in our Agnès Varda retrospective. The disfigured body of a woman is found, and the events leading to her death are explored in a mysterious manner that blurs the lines between fiction and documentary. 7-10pm. Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue South.

West Coast – Johnny Debt Album at The Ale and The Witch 
Join Johnny Debt for his album release party. 8-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Sonic Graffiti at The Bends 
The St.Petersburg Punk Legends are back! You know them and you love them and if somehow you don’t…. they sound like a “blender of blues, funk, punk and more…and is a fair audio equivalent to wild flashes of color on a blank canvas wall. Music from 10pm-2am. No cover. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North

Barry Cuda & Rev Billy: Ferrari & Thai Stick at The Palladium 
Barry Cuda is one of the most versatile blues and roots solo pianists gigging today.  He performs at The Palladium with Rev Billy on Friday night. 8-10:30pm. General admission is $22 in advance, $28 day of show. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

L8 Night Flights presents The Banker at Ichicoro Ane
L8 Night Flights is a weekly Friday and Saturday event dedicated to House and Techno. Held in the Ba Lounge of Ichicoro Ane in downtown St. Petersburg. Resident djs Jason Kitchen & Lyndon Uy are frequently joined by local guests as well as international talent. 10pm-3am. Ichicoro Ane, 260 1st Avenue South.



Saturday, September 28 

CareFest Kickoff and Celebration at Lake Vista Park
CareFest volunteers are invited to participate in the CareFest Kickoff and Celebration. Light breakfast will be served. Volunteers then go to their respective project sites and return by 11:30am for lunch and a recognition celebration. CareFest is a festival of service projects running September 21 to October 6 in which volunteers from organizations and individuals adopt projects to help those in need in St. Pete. 8am-noon. Click HERE to find a project site. Lake Vista Park, 1401 62nd Avenue South.

Gandy Beach Cleanup with Urban Kai
Brave Ocean and 1 Piece Each have joined forces with Keep Pinellas Beautiful to adopt the shoreline of Gandy Beach. Volunteers should wear closed toe shoes, sun protection and weather appropriate clothing. Cleanup supplies and water will be provided. Please bring your own reusable water bottle. 9:30-11:30am. Gandy Beach, 13090 Gandy Boulevard North.

Memorial Ride Down MLK with St. Pete Bike Co-op
Anne McLaughlin was struck by a man driving an SUV on 09/19/2019. She was riding her bike across a crosswalk with a signal in broad daylight. She died at the scene. Join St. Pete Bike Co-op for a memorial ride for Anne, and for all cyclists and pedestrians who have lost their lives to reckless drivers. In solidarity, riders presence will remind drivers that the streets belong to everyone. Riders are encouraged to wear white. 9-10:30am. Ride departs from St. Pete Bike Co-op, 559 Mirror Lake Drive North.

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.

Big INK at Morean Arts Center
The public is invited to see artists print large-scale woodblocks on BIG INK’s giant mobile printmaking press at the Morean Arts Center. 11am-4pm. Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue.

Over the Rainbow Grand Central Challenge Hosted by COME OUT St. Pete
Teams will compete to fulfill challenges at restaurants, bars, and other businesses in our beloved Grand Central Business District. Event runs from 11am-2pm. Click HERE for registration details. Check in at Punky’s Bar and Grill, 3063 Central Avenue.

Bourbon Trail Crawl in Downtown St. Pete
The bars in #DTSP have teamed up to save you the 850 mile journey to Bourbon Country. Attendees will get a Bourbon passport, (8) bourbon tasting flight at Crafty Squirrel, discounted bourbon cocktails at participating bars ($7), and the first 100 people to arrive will receive a swag bag. 12-6pm. Click HERE for tickets. Registration begins at the Crafty Squirrel, 259 Central Avenue.

Connecting to the Heart with Katherine Taylor Robinson at The Body Electric 
Join Kath Meditation to attune, ground, and align, creating a receptive and nurturing environment to bring us back to our source. Attendees will use the techniques of deep breathing, movement, mantra meditation, sound toning, and sound healing, using the resonation of the frame drum and crystal bowls to deepen the experience. 5-6:30pm. $25. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

The Florida Orchestra Opening Night at The Mahaffey 
Michael Francis conducts a melting pot of music that reflects Tampa Bay, with Cuban pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan on Grieg’s instantly identifiable Piano Concerto, Ravel’s Bolero, Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Mason Bates’ Mothership and Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3. 8-10pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Mahaffey, 400 1st Street South.

Kafkasso at The Palladium
Discover Kafkasso from the exotic Orient, where East meets West in a whirlwind spectacle of sight and sound! Become intoxicated with the thrill of a new lover or despair of love lost, reflected through the artistic interplay of rhythms, melodies, and dances that represent neverending hope and desire for connection, understanding, and fulfillment. 8pm. Tickets are $25. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

PAW Proud Fashion Show at Dog Bar St. Pete
Take center stage and show us how fabulous your pup is! Strut your stuff while Dog Bar raises funds for Come Out St. Pete. $300 cash prizes to the best dressed pups at the show. Dog Bar willl have a DJ, Food Trucks, Vendors, Jell-O Shots and 50/50 raffle as well as prizes for 2nd and 3rd Place! 7-11pm. Dog Bar St. Pete, 2300 Central Avenue.

Blue October – The King Tour at Jannus Live 
See Blue October at Jannus Live on The King Tour! Concert runs from 7-10pm. Click HERE for tickets. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.


Sunday, September 29 

Rooftop Yoga and Bagels at Station House St. Pete
Wake up with yoga led by Kelsey Wooten from Within. Yoga and bagels from Pete’s General! One hour of all-levels, family friendly yoga. 9-10:30am. Click HERE to register. Station House, 260 1st Avenue South.

5th Annual Ft. De Soto Distance Classic: 15K, 10K, 5K 
Made up of recreational trails and access roads in this historic state park, the 15K, 10K and 5K courses at Ft. De Soto are fast and flat – perfect for setting a PR! 7am-noon. Click HERE to register. Ft. De Soto, 3500 Pinellas Bayway South.

BYOBaby and Flow with Brittany George at The Body Electric Yoga Company
Calling all parentals: dedicate some time to yourself without having to call the babysitter. Join Brittany George for BYOBaby and Flow: a session for folks and babes, with a mix of baby-wearing, baby-chilling and yoga-flowing all in one. 11am-12:15pm. $20. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

How to Compost with Free City Bins at Wild Roots 
The city of St. Pete has an awesome composting initiative that provides residents with a FREE composting bin. If your not sure were to start or would like a more in depth understanding of the process come on out to Wild Roots for this FREE class! 10-11am. Wild Roots, 1949 1st Avenue South.

Oktoberfest at 3 Daughters Brewing 
Dust off those lederhosen and snap on your Sunday best and celebrate Oktoberfest at 3 Daughters Brewing. 1-6pm. Advance Tickets are $30 and comes with the following: One custom 3 Daughters Brewing Stein; Two 3 Daughters beverages tickets. Food includes: 1/4 Delicious Smoked Chicken; Sauerkraut; Soft Pretzel with Cider Mustard; Cheese Spaetzle. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

Sunday Jazz at Indie St. Pete
Come out for the Sunday Jazz Project. This week featuring favorites LOUNGE CAT. 3-5pm. Indie St. Pete, 1049 Central Avenue.

Ballet Magnificat! at The Palladium 
Experience one of Ballet Magnificat!’s most popular and longest touring ballets. This riveting story will jump off the stage and into your life! 7pm. Tickets from $25-$45. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Come Out and Laugh at Hideaway Cafe 
Come OUT and Laugh! Join the Hideaway for this all LGBTQ comics comedy show. Proceeds go to support Come OUT St Pete. Lineup includes Hugh Carey, Joanie Werner, L.G, Grey, Victoria Michaels, Jeff Klein, and headlining is Jeff Jones. Doors open at 6pm, show begins at 6:30pm. General admission is $15. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

No Human is Illegal – Art Show at Venus Gallery
This is the opening night of No Human is Illegal. The community will come together as a community to raise awareness and funds for immigrants and refugees at Venus Gallery. From September 29th – October 12th Venus will be hosting the pop up art show and benefit No Human is Illegal, addressing the current plight facing immigrant and refugee families crossing the United States border. 5-9pm. Venus Gallery at St. Pete Women’s Collective, 244 9th Street North.

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.