Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (11.01-03.19)

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November is here, St. Pete! Here’s a friendly reminder to turn your clocks back this Sunday. That’s right, we get an extra hour this weekend, and there are a ton of ways to spend it. There’s art markets, street fairs, a huge waterfront food festival, free yoga in the park and 100 live music performances. So, you know, take your pick.

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.

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Coming Soon: 

November 15- Bugsgiving: Dining Experience with Chef Joseph Yoon, Brooklyn Bugs at MFA St. Pete

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.

Chocolate covered popcorn

I Love the Burg and Salty Sisters present Pelican Tracks Popcorn!

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.

November 15-17 – St. Pete Run Fest

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.

Photo of performer Terry Fator

November 7 — Terry Fator at The Mahaffey Theater

It’s a long journey from Corsicana Texas to the Las Vegas stage, but Terry Fator made it to the top as the headliner at the Mirage Hotel in Vegas for over 10 years. Terry can impersonate over 100 voices with favorites being Karen Carpenter, Elton John, Garth Brooks, Justin Timberlake, Elvis, Meghan Trainor and Bruno Mars. SAVE 30% on tickets with code SMILE. Click HERE for tickets and performance details. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Events happening this weekend:

Friday, November 1

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.

DTSP Songwriters Festival (All Weekend) 
This weekend, there will be 100 free live music performances at various venues around downtown St. Pete. Major shows will be performed at Jannus Live and the Mahaffey Theater, too. It’s a celebration of St. Pete’s sound. Click HERE for a full schedule performances and venues.

12th Annual Art in the Parc 
All items created by artists and horticulturists with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be available for purchase. Have the chance to meet the artists, purchase custom paintings, jewelry, pottery, candles, fabric sculptures and enjoy refreshments! 3-8pm. Duke/Progress Energy Building, 299 1st Avenue North.

Holiday Boutique at Florida CraftArt
Enjoy an artful shopping experience with fine jewelry, clay, glass, ornaments and more – handcrafted by Florida’s most talented artists. 5:30-7:30pm. Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue.

First Friday Block Party
It’s a November Boo Bash in downtown St. Pete. First Friday is partnering with New Belgium Brewing, Bacardi Rum, Q105 WRBQ, The Breakfast Optimist Club of St. Pete, and the City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA. 5:30-10pm. Takes place on Central Avenue on 2nd Street and 3rd Street North.

B O H E M Friday at Bohemian Reves 
Join the amazing local shop for cocktails, candles and more. Get out and support a local business St. Pete! 3-9pm. Bohemian Reves, 1620 Central Avenue.

All Hallow’s Eve Costume Dance Party 
Join Bodhi Basics for a community dance party to celebrate All Hallows Night. Hello Darlin’ Records to provide the tunes. Beer by Green Bench, Cocktails by Bodhi Basics, and food courtesy of Pete’s General. 6-10pm. Bodhi Basics, 240 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North.

Ed Roland & Jesse Triplett of Collective Soul at The Mahaffey
The DTSP Songwriters Festival will kickoff it’s weekend celebration of music with a very special concert event featuring Ed Roland & Jesse Triplett of Collective Soul and The Warren Brothers. 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

First Friday Live Music at The Independent 
Lounge Cat returns with all of its Dean Martin Charm for a First Friday performance at The Independent. 9-11pm. The Independent, 1049 Central Avenue.

Spaced Out! Art Theme at Community Cafe 
Get spaced out at Community Cafe! New art will be up in the space beginning November 1. Join them for the opening from 8-11pm. Community Cafe, 2444 Central Avenue.

New Art Opening: The Digital Ritual at The Bends 
New Works from the artist Kurt Dale Watson aka DIZZISM. Mixing wood carvings and laser cutting to create all new works. 8-11pm. No cover. The Bends, 919 1st Avenue North.

Sunset Paddle at The Getaway 
Urban Kai is offering Sunset SUP & Kayak rentals for a special Happy Hour Price of $25! Sunset paddle begins at 5:30pm. Click HERE to register. Urban Kai at The Getaway, 13090 Gandy Boulevard North.

Bedtime Snacks Live at Cage Brewing 
One more chance to get your spooky on before jack-o-lanterns turn into turkeys and the subsequently Christmas trees. 8-11:30pm. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South.

Saturday, November 2 

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.

CBD Expo at St. Pete Coliseum (Saturday and Sunday) 
This FREE event (with registration) will feature over 20 of the Bay Area’s best and up and coming health and wellness companies. Hear from experts during our dynamic information and demo sessions to learn more about the benefits of CBD and other forms of wellness for your everyday life.  12-4pm. St. Pete Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue.

Open Tree Climb at Pathfinder Outdoor Education
Pathfinder’s trained facilitators will take you through a brief ground school and then you can climb at your own pace into the canopy of a gorgeous live oak. Anyone ages 6 and up can climb. 10am-3pm. FREE for every climber. Pathfinder Outdoor Education, 1310 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.

Brocante Market (Saturday & Sunday)
The ‘Burg’s massive vintage market returns for two more days of shopping joy! The market is open from 9am-7pm on Saturday, and 9am-5pm on Sunday. Brocante Market, 2200 2nd Avenue South.

Get Fit St. Pete: Yoga in the Park
Join Healthy St. Pete the first Saturday of every month for yoga in the park. 9-10am. Crescent Lake Park, 1320 5th Street North.

Author Heather Swan, “Where Honeybees Thrive” Discussion at MFA St. Pete 
Heather Swan is the winner of the 2017 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award and is a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the areas of ecocriticism, environmental humanities and environmental justice. Using her own quest for understanding as a starting point, Swan will speak to the innovative projects and strategies beekeepers in Sichuan, China, urban farmers and mead makers in the United States and researchers in southern Africa employ to secure a sustainable future for honeybees. 2-3:30pm. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Granny’s Attic Community Yard Sale 
Get out to Pioneer Village for a special shopping experience. Visit the General Store, walk through historic buildings, and enjoy food and drink while you shop. 8am-2pm. Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, 2900 31st Street South.

Historic Kenwood BungalowFest
Are you as enamored with the Bungalows in the Kenwood neighborhood as we are? This Saturday, enjoy glimpses inside some of the area’s most storied and stunning residences. The event runs from 10am-4pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 the day of the event. All the homes are located in the upper west side of Kenwood, between 5th and 9th Avenue N, and 28th and 32nd Streets

Indie Flea St. Pete Street Faire
The Indie Flea is back! Get out to the EDGE District and shop some of the best local artists, makers, bakers, and more on Baum Avenue. Hello Darlin’ Records will provide the tunes. This event is family- and pet-friendly. 12-4pm. Indie Street Faire, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Comedy Night at St. Pete Side Lot 
Laughter is the best medicine, especially at the St Pete Side Lot. It’s a night of smiles with some of the best local up and coming comedians in town. 7-11pm. $5. Side Lot, 2133 2nd Avenue South.

2nd Annual Sky Marina Block Party 
Get out and celebrate the emerging Skyway Marina District! Get out for food trucks, art tents, a kids zone and more. 2-7pm. Skyway Marina District, 4801 37th Street South.

Beats by the Bay at Vinoy Park
Get out to beautiful Vinoy Park for live music on Saturday. Jagged Edge, K Michelle, Dru Hill, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins and Amerie to perform. Click HERE for tickets. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Creative Farm Art Market at Paper Crane
Second Art Event featuring emerging and unknown artists.
Come meet upcoming talent, buy fresh art and stay for a party! 6-9pm. Paper Crane, 910B 5th Avenue North.

Whose Line St. Pete at Spitfire Theatre 
Up to 7 improvisers take on short-form improv games. The top 3 square off at the end to see who will be crowned that week’s Whose Line Champ! 8-9pm. $20 cover. Spitfire Theatre, 1920 1st Avenue South.

Tribal Burn Hip Expressions at Sacred Lands Preservation 
Enjoy a special fire dancing performance at Sacred Lands. 6-9pm. Sacred Lands Preservation, 1700 Park Street North.

Howlin’ Brothers at The Ale and The Witch 
Get out for live music in the courtyard at The Ale and The Witch! 8-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Brew Ha Ha! Open Mic Comedy Night at Flying Boat Brewing 
Come join Flying Boat for Brew Ha Ha! Open Mic Comedy Night, every Sunday. 7-9pm. Flying Boat Brewing, 1776 11th Avenue North.

The Poynter Institute’s Bow Tie Ball 
The Poynter Institute’s annual Bowtie Ball celebrates the essential role of free press in our democracy – and ensures that it continues to thrive. 5:30-9:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Vinoy, 501 5th Avenue Northeast.

Re:Fresh Urban Arts Expo at Overflow Brewing
This one of a kind event features live mural magic by multiple artists who will auction off their murals at the end of the show. Mouth Council will be performing his unique show of spontaneous group vocal looping and DJ Kalani will be spinning. 2-11pm. Overflowing Brewing, 770 1st Avenue North.

Chinese Acrobats at The Mahaffey
From People’s Republic of China, Hebei Province, Chinese Acrobats of Hebei will feature traditional and contemporary Chinese circus acts in a colorful and lively celebration of the internationally renowned Chinese circus arts. 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Sunday, November 3

Getaway St. Pete 
Sun, Fun, Run! Escape to the Getaway: St. Pete. This tropical experience is designed for the entire family. The St. Petersburg event will feature a 15K, 10K, 5K, and a Kids Fun Run along the beautiful waterfront. 8am-12pm. Click HERE to register. Albert Whitted, 480 Bayshore Drive Southeast.

World of Dance Live at The Mahaffey
A real tour de force. The World of Dance Live Tour brings everything you love about World of Dance in a live dance showcase of raw talent, dedication and jaw-dropping choreography. 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Thai Massage for Neck and Shoulders with Lydia Smith
Join Lydia Smith for a luxurious and educational Sunday afternoon. Learn how to give and receive simple, therapeutic, and effective Thai techniques that will bring release and rejuvenation to your neck and shoulders. 2-5pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Body Electric Yoga, 3015 7th Street North.

Vinyl and Vintage Pop Up at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe
Spend your Sunday shopping local makers and businesses selling vinyl, vintage clothing, handmade goods, art and more. 1-4pm. Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe, 2927 Central Avenue.

Good Sunday Revue at The Ale and The Witch
Join Betty Fox Band in The Ale and The Witch in The Ale and The Witch courtyard for one of the best music series in the Burg. 4-7pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

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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.