Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (10.04-06.19)

The weekend is here, and with it the return of the Saturday Morning Market, along with a slew of other amazing local activities.

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: 

October 26 – Spooky Pup Crawl 

Join I Love the Burg for a spooky pup crawl through the Grand Central District! We’ll be making stops at Pinellas Ale Works, Right Around the Corner, and 3 Daughters Brewing! Your I Love the Burg wrist band will get your $1 off beers/ciders for the entire event. We’ll also have some special prizes for the best costumes! Festivities will run from 3-6pm. Tickets are $25 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Friends of Strays. Meet at Pinellas Ale Works beginning at 3pm to pick up your wrist band, which is located at 1962 1st Avenue South.

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October 26 – BE Shiny! Body Electric’s 5th Annual Scavenger Hunt

The BE’s bike scavenger hunt gets a new coat of SHINE. Enjoy friendly competition, sweet prizes, a sick shirt and a bike valet. It culminates with an awards ceremony and party. #BESHINY is a new partnership between The Body Electric Yoga Company and Shine St Petersburg Mural Festival’s 5th Annual Mural Festival. This 2-wheeled adventure launches from The BE where pairs set out to conquer strange challenges around the city. The final clue sends the group to SHINE’s finale party for the awards ceremony and festivities. Runs from 2-7pm. $33 per rider before October 8 (includes sick shirt) / $33 after October 8 (no shirt). Register Online. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

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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.

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, October 4

Not Your Average Art Show at Little Light of Mine
Please join Mize Gallery for a special night celebrating the talent of budding young artists, all between the ages of 9 and 15. 6-8pm. Little Light of Mine, 260 1st Avenue South.

Fall Fun-Raiser Silent Auction at Flying Boat Brewing 
Join Flying Boat for their first annual special meetup auction and help dogs in need! Proceeds benefit Cavalier Rescue of Florida, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. 6:30-9pm. Flying Boat Brewing, 1776 11th Avenue North.

Urban Gypsies at The Ale and The Witch
Get out to The Ale and The Witch courtyard for live music. Urban Gypsies to perform. 8-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

An Evening with Ken Stringfellow at St. Pete Shuffle 
Ken Stringfellow, founding member of The Posies, brings the full scope of his 30+ year career as a musician, songwriter, producer, raconteur and boils it down to the simplest of presentations: his voice, his guitar, and the piano. Doors at 7pm, Ken will start around 7:30pm. GA tickets starting at $25. St. Pete Shuffle, 559 Mirror Lake Drive North.

Betty Fox Band CD Release Party at The Palladium 
Touring in support of her new album “Peace In Pieces,” Betty Fox has headlined festivals and graced many-a-stage captivating thousands with her raw swagger and unwavering talent. 8-11pm. Tickets from $20-$30. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Vogue Ball to Benefit the VFW
This year, instead of the very well received Drag/Trans Fashion Shows, Come OUT St. Pete willl be debuting an actual Vogue Ball Competition. 100% of proceeds will go to helping the VFW refurbish their upstairs theater. Visit the event page for a full list of Vogue Ball rules and categories. The event runs from 7-10pm. VFW Post 39, 2599 Central Avenue.

Jeremy & The Clones at The Bends 
Jeremy & The Clones, FayRoy and Fake Nudes to play live at The Bends. 10pm. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.

Lip Sync Battle at Dog Bar St. Pete
DJ Shannon C will be hosting this event as a panel of judges decide who is the lip sync battle winner. $200 cash prize to the winner. Click HERE to register. 8-11pm. Dog Bar St. Pete, 2300 Central Avenue.


Saturday, 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.

Saturday Morning Market at Al Lang Stadium 
The Saturday Morning Market features more than 100 local vendors selling plants, art, clothing, produce, delicious food, strong coffee, pastries, popcorn and more. 9am-2pm. Al Lang Stadium, 501 Central Avenue.

Brocante Market (Saturday and Sunday)
The Burg’s favorite large vintage market returns this October for two days! Shop rare art, furniture, accessories, books, clothing and more in the Warehouse Arts District. Open from 9am-7pm on Saturday, 9am-5pm on Sunday. Brocante Market, 2200 2nd Avenue South.

Flex for Financial Empowerment: Free Yoga in the Park with The Body Electric Yoga
The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence through financial empowerment. Join Healthy St. Pete and The Body Electric Yoga Company’s (and 2019’s Best of the Bay) Gracie Mayer for an empowering all-levels flow practice to support Domestic Violence Awareness month. 9-10:30am. Free. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Yoga Poolside at The Hollander with The Body Electric 
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. All levels are welcome for this slow flow class, led by Lindsay Dixon, Gracie Mayer, Allison Moonbeam Archer, and Amanda Riker. 8:30-9:30am. Click HERE to register. The Hollander, 421 4th Avenue North.

Come OUT St. Pete Parade
The parade will begin at approximately 20th Street and head west on Central Avenue.. A custom rainbow flag, one city block in length, will be unfurled along the route. 11am-noon. More details on the Parade event page.

First Saturday Bike Mural Tours 
Bike Mural Tours take place the first Saturday of every month. Explore the best public art in the Burg. 9-11:30am. Only 20 spots available per month. Click here to reserve your spot. Departs from Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue.

Divine AF at The QueensHead
Come out to CELEBRATE and enjoy the “Come Out St. Pete Festivities” with Divine AF ! This high energy amazingly talented LGBTQ+ band will have you dancing up and down Central Ave. 2-5pm. QueensHead, 2501 Central Avenue.

Evolutionary Education Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with Nick Atlas 
Yoga Nidra, or “dynamic sleep,” is a unique approach to deep relaxation, meditation and transformative dreamwork that can be practiced with little or no yogic experience, yet it encompasses the full breadth of yoga psychology and meditative insight. This program is open to all levels and no experience is needed. 10am-5pm. Click HERE to register. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

Grand Opening of Avid Brewing 
Avid Brewing has been around more a while, but now they’re ready to really celebrate their arrival. Enjoy live music, bottle releases and more. Noon-midnight. Avid Brewing, 1745 1st Avenue South.

Come OUT St. Pete Festival
Burg businesses, artists and makers will be selling their goods and services. Many of the businesses in the district will be providing live entertainment and special performances during and after the market. 11am-5pm. Takes place in the Grand Central District, between 1600 and 3100 Central Avenue.

TFO Pops: Revolution: The Music of The Beatles at The Mahaffey Theater
It’s a ticket to ride through the history of The Beatles as told through their hits and Grammy winner Jeff Tyzik’s arrangements using the original Abbey Road recordings. 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Lucid Dream Yoga with Nick Atlas at The Body Electric
Lucid Dream Yoga, or the practice of conscious dreaming, teaches us to incorporate the wisdom of our dreams into our waking life, and vice versa, for greater awareness, healing and clarity. 6:30-8pm. $25. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

The Capitol Steps at The Palladium
The show will include the latest songs about the Democratic primary candidates (“76 Unknowns”) and the newest late-night thoughts from President Trump (“Tweet It”). No one knows what 2020 will bring, but whether it’s Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Beto O’Rourke, the Capitol Steps can tell you what rhymes with it! 8pm. Tickets from $55-$69. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Rays ALDS Watch Party at Al Lang Stadium 
Get out to Al Lang for the official ALDS Game 2 Watch Party. Please note that NO chairs will be allowed on the field, blankets are permissible. WDAE will broadcast from the event starting at 8pm and the event will be emceed by Rays in-game host Allie Krings! Win prizes from the Bud Girls promo team and the Rays street team and enjoy free water, soda and popcorn, along with $5 Budweiser specials. Begins at 8pm. First pitch at 9:07pm. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.

Art Beer & Cigars at Green Bench Brewing
Studio Encanto invites you to Webb’s City Cellars/Green Bench Brewing. Special exhibit, cigar inspired Art by Cuban Artist Edin Gutierrez. Enjoy the art accompanied by Cigar and Beer presented by Green Bench Brewing, Espinosa Premium Cigars and Fusion Cigar Lounge. 5-8pm. Webb’s City Cellar, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Brett Bass and Melted Plectrum at The Ale and The Witch 
Brett and co bring their brand of kicka$$ bluegrass to The Ale and The Witch! 8-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Come OUT St. Pete After Party at Enigma
The celebration isn’t over just yet. Following the parade and the Come OUT St. Pete Festival, Enigma in the EDGE District will host the official after party. Enjoy drinks, music and more from 8pm-2am. Enigma St. Pete, 1110 Central Avenue.


Sunday, October 6 

Tierra Verde Sunday Morning Market
Come check out the amazing vendors this season at the Tierra Verde Sunday Morning Market. They will be open every Sunday starting in October and running through March. Live music, produce, arts, crafts, food and more. 9am-2pm. Takes place at 1110 Pinellas Bayway South.

CommuniTea! with Rachel Miller at The Body Electric
Cha Dao, ‘’The Way of Tea,” is a path to the meditative mind. In this ceremony, you will summon the elements of earth, fire, water, and air, creating a safe space of love and kindness for meditation and reflection. 7-9pm. $33. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.

Beach Day at St. Pete Beach
Enjoy a family-friendly beach day, laid back and relaxing time and appreciate the sights and sounds of Pass-A-Grille. PFLAG St Pete will have a tent with resources to answer your questions about their chapter. Noon-4pm. Pass-A-Grille Beach, 113 11th Avenue.

Corey Avenue Market 
This market hosts 70+ local vendors selling local and conventional produce, plants, herbs, raw honey, take home foods, artisan products, fresh baked goods, lunch bites, local art, hand crafts and more! Fun for all ages and Dog Friendly. Free parking on Corey Avenue and around the neighborhood. 10am-2pm. Takes place on the 300-400 Blocks of Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach.

Come Out St. Pete Brunch at Old Key West Bar and Grill
Can you say yum? Join Come OUT St. Pete for a delicious brunch at Old Key West Bar and Grill. 11am-4pm. Old Key West Bar and Grill, 2451 Central Avenue.

Bikes, Beers, and Bites at 3 Daughters Brewing 
Swing by on your bike, enjoy complimentary tasty bites, and enter to win lots of great raffle prizes! Get pro tips from ABC Bicycles on correct bike fit, long term/bike maintenance, and ride nutrition. 1-4pm. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

Sunset Tea Dance at The Hurricane
It’s time for a rooftop party at The Hurricane! Enjoy a beautiful sunset as you dance on the roof of The Hurricane. The event runs from 4-9pm. The Hurricane, 809 Gulf Way.

Y2GAY Sundays at MORPH
Calling all queers, queens, bi’s, gays, trans, non-binary, non-conformists, allies, honoraries, and anyone who swings with the in-betweens! Your Sundays music fix is here. Join Come OUT St. Pete and MORPHY for cocktails, friends and amazing performances. 9pm-3am. FREE with guest list before 11pm. $5 Cover all night. MORPH, 1833 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.