Time for a spooky weekend in the Burg. Get ready for the SHINE Mural Fest Finale, a Stadium of Screams, Kerouac Night at The Flamingo and more!
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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.
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Chef Joseph Yoon, executive director of Brooklyn Bugs, will present a tasting menu of 10 dishes where insects will be cooked into a dish, featured as the main ingredient or applied in a variety of other ways. The tasting will be complemented by a signature cocktail. 6-9pm. Click HERE for tickets. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.
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.
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.
Taste the most delicious new flavor in the Sunshine City. We’re launching a brand new Pelican Tracks Popcorn with the amazing and Best of the Bay Winning Salty Sisters! It’s caramel popcorn drizzled with chocolate and mixed with peanut butter cups. YUM! Visit Salty Sisters at 107 107th Avenue, Treasure Island.
Get fit St. Pete! This November the city is hosting a running festival. There will be 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon course for runners of all experience levels. Learn more about the 3-day ocean-friendly event, and register for the races by clicking HERE.
Events happening this weekend:
Friday, October 25
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.
Smartly Dressed Fashion Show at The Vinoy
The Tampa Bay Area’s premier fashion show returns with stunning runway fashions from Dillard’s, including Escada Sport, Max Mara Weekend, Elie Tahari, Trina Turk, Ted Baker, Natori, Fuzzi, Joie and more! Doors open at 11am, Fashion Show and Luncheon at 12pm in the Palm Court Ballroom of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club. $175 per person. The Vinoy, 501 5th Avenue Northeast.
Stadium of Screams at Al Lang Stadium (Friday & Sunday)
Kick fear up a notch during the first annual Stadium of Screams and Fall Festival at Al Lang Stadium for two days of spine-tingling, bone-chilling, teeth-chattering fun. 100% of proceeds go to St. Petersburg Free Clinic and Tampa Bay Rowdies Foundation. 6-10pm. Click HEREto reserve at spot. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.
Field of Screams at Boyd Hill (All Weekend)
You won’t want to miss the #TASCO’s 14th Annual Field of Screams featuring “The Village!” You will be challenged to escape the village, navigate through the dark woods, and flee to safety. Are you ready to face your deepest fears? Click HEREfor tickets and times. Boyd Hill, 2900 31st Street South.
4th Annual Spooky Pooch Halloween Costume Contest at Dog Bar St. Pete
Join the 4th annual dog costume contest hosted by Maxx & Me Pet Rescue! Judging starts at 8:30pm and dogs will be separated into three groups, small, medium, and large. Each group will be judged on three categories: Best Ensemble, Funniest & Most Creative. Prizes will go to the top three in each group category! There will also be Jell-O Shots and a 50/50 raffle! 7-11pm. Dog Bar, 2300 Central Avenue.
Halloween Dark Wave Dance Party at The Bends
A night dedicated to the very best Underground Electronic Music, Dark Wave, Synthwave, New Wave, Retrowave, anything-with-the-word-wave-in-it, italo-disco, Darksynth, electro, 80’s jams, and anything else firmly with its roots in 80’s synthesizer-based music to keep you grooving into the night! 8pm-3am. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.
International Folk Fair at Vinoy Park (All Weekend)
SPIFFS International Folk Fair transforms St. Petersburg’s waterfront into a microcosm of the world, with a multitude of ethnic crafts, arts, food, cooking demonstrations and special entertainment. Folk dancing and music will be performed throughout the festival on two stages. Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 12-6pm. Click HERE for tickets. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast.
Uncle Ray’s Punk Rock Halloweenie Roast
Punk Rock, Weenies, and Free Beer (with $5 Donation) or bring your own At OUTPOST 11 (Formerly Tiny Town). 8:30am-3am. Outpost 11, 2520 Emerson Avenue South.
Gypsy Wind at The Ale and The Witch
Get out to the Ale and the Witch plaza for live music! Gypsy Wind performs live. 8-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.
Steal Your Soul Night at Independent Bar
This Halloween season Independent Bar St. Pete and Bananas Records are going to STEAL YOUR SOUL…It’s SOUL NIGHT at Indie St. Pete – Halloween Edition. Enjoy tasty brews and a frightful mix of Halloween tunes along with the best of soul, R&B, and funk. 10pm-1am. Independent Bar, 1049 Central Avenue.
Michael Whitty Live Music at Flying Boat Brewing
Michael Whitty performs live at Flying Boat Brewing this Saturday. 6-9pm. Flying Boat Brewing, 1776 11th Avenue North.
After Hours Masquerade at Imagine Museum
No costume, no worries… create your own mask or extraordinary hat for Halloween with local artist Zhanna Thomas at our adult craft station. The event will feature live jazz music and more. 6:30-9pm. Click HERE for tickets Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Avenue.
Saturday, October 26
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.
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.
North Shore Park Beach Clean
Join Suncoast Surfrider for a special beach cleanthis Saturday. Volunteers are invited to meet at the beach volleyball courts at North Shore at 8am. Cleanup runs from 8am-10am. North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Drive Northeast.
The Body Electric Presents BE Shiny 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. #BESHINYis 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.
SHINE Mural Festival Grand Finale at The Factory
SHINE Mural Festival comes to a grand end this Saturday. The event takes over The Factory St. Pete, an emerging arts hub in the Sunshine City. The event will feature an Indie Flea pop up, the reveal of the largest mural created at the festival, a live mermaid show, screen printing, music and more. The event runs from 2pm-sunset. Free and open to the public. The Factory St. Pete, 2788 Fairfield Avenue South.
The Witch’s Pumpkinfest
The Witch’s 8th Pumpkinfest will be held on Saturday as the real Autumn weather settles in. A perfect beer style for the cooler climate and the celebration of the upcoming Halloween. Drop off an already carved pumpkin (from 3pm til 8:30pm) and for your Jack-O-Lantern we will be giving the creator a $10 Witch Gift Certificate. There will be two live music performances. 4-10:30pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.
4th Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Fest at Green Bench Brewing
Pet Fest & PAWrade – Pet Adoptions! Games, Food, Pet Related Vendors, Training Tips, Demos, Give-a-Ways and more. 12-4pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue. .
Red Mesa Cantina Halloween Party
Red Mesa is back at it again with their 11th annual Halloween Fiesta! Join the restaurant for a night filled with fun contests, up to $2,000 worth of prizes and food for days. 8pm-midnight. Red Mesa Cantina, 128 3rd Street South.
Tampa Bay Rowdies Watch Party at Al Lang Stadium
Join the Rowdies loving community for the official watch party to cheer on the Rowdies as they take on Louisville City FC in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the USL Championship Playoffs. Gates open at 6:30pm. Admission is free, and guests may bring in food and blankets* to enjoy the match from the pitch. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street Southeast.
Jack Kerouac Night at the Flamingo Bar
Folk music, beat poetry and a celebration of the life and times of the famous American author and literary icon Jack Kerouac, at the bar where he had his last drink in October 1969. A fund-raiser for the Friends of Jack Kerouac’s House to help in their efforts to repair, maintain and preserve the great author’s last residence, right here in St. Petersburg. 7:30-11:30pm. Flamingo Sports Bar, 1230 9th Street North.
Yelloween at The Vinoy
Join The Vinoy for a uniquely haunting experience at The Vinoy this Halloween. Complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label upon entry, six food stations Live DJ , Costumes encouraged. 8pm-1am. Click HERE for tickets. The Vinoy, 501 5th Avenue Northeast.
Thrice to Mine with Roxanne Fay at Studio@620
The Studio@620 welcomes Roxanne Fay and her latest one woman work, “Thrice to Mine”. An epic, earthly yet mystical adventure of a woman’s triumphant survival in the 11th century, “Thrice to Mine” was created at Hawthornden Castle in Lasswade, Scotland. With echos of Shakespeare, this play thrills with a story that diverges significantly from the one we know from Macbeth. 8-10pm. Click HERE for tickets. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.
Suenos De Dali
Join the Dali for the Surreal Circus that is Suenos de Dali, as the Museum and its grounds are transformed into a big top experience like no other. Enjoy themed bars, custom cocktails, tempting treats and dancing the night away… all to benefit the work of The Dali to fulfill its vital mission as a nonprofit arts institution focused on educational & community outreach. 8:30-11pm. Click HERE for tickets. Dali Museum, 1 Dali Boulevard.
A Nightmare on 2nd Avenue at the Side Lot
Halloween is getting close, so the Side Lot is going to get super spooky. They will have food and drinks, live music by the Lounge Cats Band, and a super spooky fun kids trail! Free admission, $5 donation for the trail. 6-10pm. Side Lot, 2133 2nd Avenue South.
SHINE Official After Party at Daddy Kool Records
Come out and celebrate the end of SHINE week with Daddy Kool Records! Enjoy live music and more. 7-11pm. Daddy Kool Records, 2430 Terminal Drive South.
Sunday, October 27
Lecture with Nicole Seymour, author of “Bad Environmentalism” at MFA St. Pete
“Bad Environmentalism” responds to these absurdities and ironies by highlighting an alternative path utilizing camp, irreverence, perversity, and playfulness to address our very real environmental issues. From drag performance to indigenous comedy, Seymour expands our understanding of how environmental art and activism can be pleasurable, even in a time of undeniable crisis. 2-3:30pm. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.
Volunteer Village Sponsored by AARP Tampa Bay
Back for its second year, the event will showcase opportunities for civic-minded folks to volunteer for over 70 non-profit organizations, events and a few businesses that contribute substantially to the community, for one-time commitments or ongoing ones – from special events to board service- you can sign-up to volunteer right there. 11am-3pm. St. Pete Shuffle, 559 Mirror Lake Drive.
All Hallows Eve Festival at Green Bench Brewing
All Hallow’s Eve Revival will be hosted Sunday, Oct. 27 from 6pm-10pm in the Green Bench Brewing Beer Garden. We are raising money for Creative Clay, so come decked in costume at this family-friendly event. We have live music, live painting, art vendors and food. 6-10pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue.