Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (10.18-20.19)

It’s going to be a busy weekend in the Burg. SHINE officially begins with a huge event at Station House St. Pete, and a Street Art and Glassblowing Party at the Morean Arts Center. Plus there’s Pops in the Park, the Italian Food & Wine Festival, and anniversary parties galore.

Our weekend events guide is posted every Friday morning and covers the best events over a three day period. If you’re looking for more events, visit the I Love the Burg calendar. For a $5 fee, businesses/artists/organizers can also list events here. The small fee helps this website continue to do what it does best, that’s celebrating the Sunshine City!

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.

Nov 2 – WIN a Family Fun 4 Pack to Chinese Acrobats of Hebei

From People’s Republic of China, Hebei Province, Chinese Acrobats of Hebeiwill feature traditional and contemporary Chinese circus acts in a colorful and lively celebration of the internationally renowned Chinese circus arts. Click HEREto enter to win a 4 pack of tickets! Visit The Mahaffey websitefor full show details. See all upcoming shows at The Mahaffey Theater here.


Events happening this weekend:

Friday, October 18 

I Love the Burg Sponsor — Early Bird Breakfast at 2nd & Second
2nd & Second was voted the best diner in Tampa Bay in Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Awards. To celebrate, the diner is now offering a special discounted breakfast Monday-Friday. Enjoy two eggs your way, hash brown, choice of toast, and your choice of breakfast meat for just $6.99. Available from 6-8am. 2nd & Second, 201 2nd Avenue North.

SHINE Mural Festival Kickoff Party at Station house
Station House presents Reveal: Emerge in partnership with SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festivaland Ichicoro ANE at Station House. The event will feature live music on every floor of Station House, Royal Palm Market will host a street level shopping event, Ichicoro will provide the pre-party treats, and there will be art exhibitions featuring emerging talent. 5-11pm. Free to attend. Station House, 260 1st Avenue South.

Blackbird Morning at The Hideaway Cafe 
Blackbird Morning is an American Rock and Roll Band from St. Petersburg Florida. It was formed in 2013, and it’s members are Danielle DeCosmo (Lead Vocals/Multiple Instruments), Vince DeCosmo (Vocals/Drums-Percussion), Richard Jimenez (Vocals/Bass), and Anthony Goodwin (Vocals/Guitars/Production). Doors at 6pm, show at 8pm. $10. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

Coheed and Cambria at The Mahaffey Theater
Coheed and Cambria have never been easy to pin down, genre-wise — existing at the intersection of prog, metal, and post-hardcore since their debut in the early 2000’s — and in new songs from “Love Protocol” to “It Walks Among Us,” that’s clearly still the case. For the band’s latest album, The Unheavenly Creatures, Coheed and Cambria found creative satisfaction in abandoning any existing expectations. 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Real Men Wear Pink Costume Party Fundraiser at St. Pete Side Lot 
Real Men Wear Pink of Pinellas with the American Cancer Society needs your support for breast cancer awareness and treatment. 6-10pm. Tickets are $25 for adults. St. Pete Side Lot, 2133 2nd Avenue South.

Hymn for Her at The Ale and The Witch 
Join The Ale and The Witch for live music in the courtyard! 8-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Latte Art Throwdown at Craft Cafe 
Crab Kafe hosts a special Latte Art Throw Down at its downtown location on Friday night. Signup begins at 6pm and costs just $10 to compete. Free to attend. Prizes for the winners! Craft Kafe, 200 Central Avenue.

Rock the Communities Night Market at Pinellas Ale Works 
Rock the Communities first event is here. Come on out and check our local vendors and talent at PAW. They will be hosting 10-15 vendors. Music runs from 7-10pm. This month they will be raising money to aid the Bahamas following the destruction of Hurricane Dorian. Market from 6-10pm. Pinellas Ale Works, 1962 1st Avenue South.


Saturday, October 19 

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.

FREE Think Pink Sunrise Yoga at Sundial St. Pete 
Join the Sundial for a FREE yoga class hosted by The Body Electric Yoga Company. Make sure to WEAR PINK to help bring awareness to the most common cancer in women. Checkin starts at 8:30am, yoga starts at 9am. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

C A N C E L E D – St. Petersburg Science Festival 
NOTE: This event has been canceled due to inclement weather. St. Petersburg Science Festival, is a FREE community celebration of the wonders of hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). The event is held in conjunction with MarineQuest, the annual open house of the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. 10am-4pm. Poynter Park, 1000 3rd Street South.

Old Southeast Artist Studio Tour 
The members of the Old Southeast Artist Enclave have been hard at work and can’t wait to share their talent! 16 artists will be showing their work in 14 studio locations throughout the OSE Neighborhood. Maps will be handed out for the self-guided tour. 10am-4pm. Visit the information booth at The Chattaway to start, 358 22nd Avenue South.

Yoga Poolside at The Hollander with The Body Electric Yoga
Enjoy 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. 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. $5 BE Monthly and Annual Members / $10 Pre-Registered / $15 Door. Hollander Hotel, 421 4th Avenue North.

Left Bank Bistro 1 Year Anniversary Party
Left Bank Bistro is turning the parking lot into an outdoor market with local vendors, live music, and an outdoor bar with speciality cocktails from The Left Bank Bistro. As a thank you for your support over this last year, feel free to enjoy a complimentary adult beverage inside the Market when you arrive! 11am-4pm. Left Bank Bistro, 1241 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North.

Green Bench Turns 6 
You only turn 6 once. The brewery will have mermaids, stilt walkers, sword swallowers, jugglers, gals on skates, beer releases, music, Nah Dogs Vegan Hot Dog Cart, and so much more to celebrate. The party runs from 1-11pm. Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue.

Gulps and Goats at Cage Brewing 
What’s better than cute friendly goats? Friendly goats & beer, of course! Join Cage Brewing for a special kind of HAPPY HOUR where goats will gulp with you. Well, sort of. You drink the beer (or wine) and they’ll snuggle with you, accept treats & pose for selfies. 5-6pm. $25. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South.

Hauntizaar at Studio@620 
The St Pete Craft Heroes invite you to get spooky at the 4th annual Hauntizaar! Featuring two dozen hand selected vendors, this haunted arts bazaar will thrill you! Don’t miss out on the creepy creativity! One day only. 11am-5pm. Free. 620 1st Avenue South.

BURN: Street Art and Glassblowing Festival at Morean Arts Center
Get VIP tickets to the newest SHINE Mural Festival event. The Morean Street Art Partywill feature food, booze, a live community mural painting, music, a night glass blowing demo and more. VIP tickets get you full access to the Chihuly Exhibit with a full open bar, and catering from one of the best restaurants in St. Pete, Lolita’s. The event runs from 8pm-midnight on October 19. Get discounted VIP Krew tickets by clicking here. General admission tickets are also available here. Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue.

The Florida Orchestra Presents FREE Pops in the Park
Enjoy your favorite pop tunes under the stars in St. Pete. The Florida Orchestra performs live at Vinoy Park. The event will feature food vendors, art activities, a food drive and more. Special performances beginning at 5pm. TFO takes the stage from 7-9pm. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Randy Rainbow at The Mahaffey Theater
Randy Rainbow is an Emmy nominated American comedian, actor, singer, writer and satirist best known for his popular series on YouTube, The Randy Rainbow Show. His musical parodies and political spoofs that have garnered him worldwide acclaim and in 2019 an EMMY nomination for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series. 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Great Extravaganza at Great Explorations Children’s Museum 
Secure your secret code for the Stetson Speakeasy and join the facility for a roaring good time at Great Extravaganza 2019. Gangsters, movie stars, flappers, and bootleggers alike will delight in beads, bubbly, feasting, and gaming along with a swinging good time dancing under the stars in the Banyan Courtyard at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport. VIP reception from 5:30-7:30pm. General admission from 7-11pm. Click HERE for tickets. Great Explorations, 1925 4th Street North.

The Lark and The Loon at The Ale and The Witch
Get ready for live music with The Lark and The Look in the courtyard. 8-11:59pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Kerouac Night 50th Anniversary
Celebrate the life, legacy and literary contributions of Jack Kerouac during this event honoring the 50th anniversary of his passing in 1969. Featuring Poetry Readings, Live Music, Raffle Prizes, Merchandise Table, Live Screen-Printed Shirts for Woveprint.co and more. 7-11:59pm. Flamingo Sports Bar, 1230 9th Street North.


Sunday, October 20 

Open Streets St. Pete
Throughout the country and the world, cities are hosting “Ciclovia” or “Open Streets” events. Streets in unique parts of the city are shut down to automotive traffic for an afternoon, or a day, and opened up to the general public, free of charge, for a safe and fun opportunity to walk, stroll, skate, bike, skateboard, wheelchair, or just hang out. The event will shut down Bayshore Drive and 1st Street South, between 1st Avenue South and Dali Boulevard. The event will feature Bike Polo, Lightning Hockey, a Kids Soccer Pop Up and more. Festivities will also be held at Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive Southeast.

Sunday Shorts at Venus St. Pete 
This reading group meets monthly to discuss the best of classic and contemporary short prose (fiction or nonfiction under 60 pages). This Sunday the group will discuss: “Eight Bites,” by Carmen Maria Machado, and “Click-clack the Rattlebag,” by Neil Gaiman. 3:30-5:30pm. Venus St. Pete, 244 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North.

Top Local Chef at Historic Manhattan Casino 
The ninth annual Top Local Chefpairs 10 of the area’s best chefs and 10 local artists to create a unique culinary experience, and you’ll get to try all the new creations! Top Local Chef is a LocalShops1 event, in partnership with Club Savor. Part of the event proceeds will benefit our nonprofit partner, Creative Clay. 5-7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Manhattan Casino, 642 22nd Street South.

Movie Night at Green Bench Brewing 
Movie Night at Green Bench Brewing Co. Showing of the 2012 film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s novel of the same title “On The Road” Event is free and open to the public. Bust out the pop-corn, bring your own chair, blanket or pillow and join the fun. Begins at 6:30pm. Green Bench, 1133 Baum Avenue.


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.