Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (11.08-10.19)

Giant mural featuring various colorful fish

Get ready for a festival packed weekend in the Sunshine City! Creative Clay, Daddy Kool, the Tampa Bay Times, METRO Inclusive Health and St. Pete Ferments all have fun events planned for the Burg.

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: 

November 9 – METRO Inclusive Health Annual Cocktail Party

Get ready to party with METRO Inclusive Health this Saturday night! International recording artist Deborah Cox will headline the 2019 Annual Cocktail Party, benefitting programming for METRO’s LGBTQ+ community and presented by Mail-Meds Clinical Pharmacy. The event runs from 6-11pm. Click HERE for tickets. METRO Inclusive Health, 3251 3rd Avenue North.


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.

Events happening this weekend:

Friday, November 8

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.

Sweater Weather at MIZE Gallery
There’s a new exhibit debuting at the eclectic MIZE Gallery. Each participating artist will create a new work on a provided wood cutout of a sweater. 6-10pm. MIZE Gallery, 689 Dr. MLK Jr. Street N.

St. Raphael Fall Festival  (All Weekend)
This fall festival has been running for 10 years. Enjoy food, waterfront views, and plenty of festival fun. 12-11pm Friday and Saturday, 12-7pm Sunday. Click HERE to purchase wristbands. St. Raphael, 1376 Snell Isle Boulevard NE.

Dane Cook at The Mahaffey Theater
The comedian/actor/writer Dane Cook is back on tour and he’s making a stop in St. Pete at The Mahaffey Theater! The Tell It Like It Is show begins at 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

BOHEM Friday at Bohemian Reves 
Enjoy cocktails and tarot card readings at Bohemian Reves. 3-9pm. 1620 Central Avenue.

Infinite Third Live at Grassroots
Billy Mays III will perform 4 hours of immersive music. The Infinite Third Experience begins at 8pm. Grassroots, 957 Central Avenue.

International Cinema: Kusama: Infinity at Eckerd College
This Friday, Eckerd College will showcase a documentary about the world-renowned Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. Over the past seven decades, she has slowly become one of the most recognizable and celebrated artists in the world, often struggling against sexism and mental illness along the way. 7-8:30pm. Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue South.

Natty Night at Webb’s City Cellar
Webb’s City staff and their industry friends will be pouring each of the new additions to our cider, mead, and natural wine programs for free from open to close. This is meant to be an educational experience as Webb’s City will be offering these awesome new selections both by the bottle and by the glass from then on. 4pm-midnight. Webb’s City Cellar, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Garage Sale at The Warehouse Pavilion (Friday and Saturday)
This special “pop-up” event is held in the Pavilion’s Warehouse space behind the main stores and features a variety of new vendors and artists who join the permanent shop owners to offer unique items in a flea market format. 9am-3pm Friday and Saturday. The Pavilion, 559 49th Street South.

Glow in the Dark Dodge Ball 
TASCO presents Lights Out: Glow in the Dark Dodgeball at Campbell Park Recreation Center for teens in grades 6 – 12. 7-11pm. $5 per player. Campbell Park, 601 14th Avenue South.

SYNTH at Emerald Bar 
Enjoy a night of Synth Magic at The Emerald Bar downtown. 10pm-2am. $3 at the door. Emerald Bar, 550 Central Avenue.

The Avenue 8 Year Anniversary Party
Celebrating 8 years of burgers, booze, and parties! There will be cake, an ice luge, photo booth, drink specials and a DJ. 8pm-3am. The Avenue, 330 1st Avenue South.

Ari & The Alibis at The Ale and The Witch
This Friday night The Witch will host a Courtyard Concert with Ari and the Alibis. 8-11pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

An Evening with Andra Douglas at ArtsXchange
The evening includes a gallery exhibit of her artwork, book signing, and interview with WADA Executive Director, Diane Bailey Morton. Event runs from 6-8pm. Tickets are $30. ArtsXchange, 515 22nd Street South.

Saturday, November 9

Get Fit St. Pete: Trail Fun run at Boyd Hill
Trail Fun Run is EVERY SECOND SATURDAY at Boyd Hill. 9-10am. Meet the fitness instructor and other Trail Fun Runners at the flag pole in front of the Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way. S.

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.

METRO Inclusive Health Annual Cocktail Party
Get ready to party with METRO Inclusive Health this Saturday night! International recording artist Deborah Cox will headline the 2019 Annual Cocktail Party, benefitting programming for METRO’s LGBTQ+ community and presented by Mail-Meds Clinical Pharmacy. The event runs from 6-11pm. Click HERE for tickets. METRO Inclusive Health, 3251 3rd Avenue North.

Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
The 27th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading is a celebration of the literary arts and it’s the largest event of its kind in the area. There will be book talks, signings, a market, food trucks, and more on the beautiful USF St. Pete campus. Click HERE for a full schedule of events. USF St. Pete, 140 7th 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.

Family Fun Day at Pioneer Settlement
Come out to the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement for Family Fun Day. There will be games, crafts and fun activities for all to enjoy! Enjoy $1 hayrides. 10am-3pm. Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, 2900 31st Street South.

Crafty Fest at ARTpool Gallery (Saturday & Sunday)
Crafty Fest Market is ARTpool’s buy local, handmade and vintage fabulous monthly event. Shop and support local! 11am-5pm. ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Avenue.

Creative Clay Fest
Creative Clay Fest (formerly Folkfest St. Pete) is a celebration of original art and live music. Hosted by Creative Clay, the festival was created to draw good folks to the mission of Creative Clay and to raise funds to support this community-minded arts center for people with disabilities. 11am-8pm. Click HERE for full details. Creative Clay, 1846 1st Avenue South.

Foraged & Forged at Black Crow Coffee Grand Central 
Join Black Crow for Foraged & Forged, a celebration of sunlight, suspension, and the Sacred at their Grand Central location. 6-9pm. Black Coffee Grand Central District, 2157 1st Avenue South.

Hellenic Aesthetic Pop-Up Shop 
Hellenic Aesthetic’s mission is to make Greek-made products more accessible in North America and the rest of the world while promoting Greek craftsmanship, travel and culture. Shop jewelry, apparel / accessories, housewares, and more. 11am-3pm. Baba on Central, 2701 Central Avenue.

Second Saturday ArtWalk
The Second Saturday ArtWalk sees dozens of artists across the city of St. Pete open their studio and gallery doors to the public. You can walk, bike, or hop on the art trolley to see all of the art. 5-9pm. Click HERE for a full list of participating artists and locations.

Second Saturday Market & Art Show at Daddy Kool
Daddy Kool Records will be hosting its monthly market and art show in their parking lot this Saturday. Featuring art by Frank Strunk III and music by the Pretty Voices, The Bad Vibrations and Flexxehawk. 7-11pm. Daddy Kool, 2430 Terminal Drive South.

Guerrilla Art Market at St. Pete Side Lot
Come out and buy local art from some of the area’s best artists! There will plenty of art to see and buy, live demos and a beer and wine bar. 5-9pm. St. Pete Side Lot, 2133 2nd Avenue South.

Old Southeast Market 4 Year Anniversary Party
Time to celebrate the Old Southeast’s wonderful shop! There will be live music, giveaways, raffles, Boba, and more. 11am-6pm. Old Southeast Market, 1700 3rd Street South.

The Pop Up Party at Furnish Me Vintage
Four amazing local businesses have come together to form the Pop Up at Furnish Me Vintage. After Burnt, Knotted Roots, Fox & Crow Paper Co., and Shop the Genesis have come together to make a local oasis in the EDGE District. Enjoy live music, free drinks, food vendors and more. 7-9pm. Furnish Me Vintage, 1246 Central Avenue.

Rock for Equality – St. Pete
It’s time to party with a purpose! Join Love Your Rebellion and Frankie Orion for Rock for Equality! This microfest invites attendees to experience a multi-genre music and vendor event. 8pm-midnight. 2887 22nd Ave North.

Sunday, November 10

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing
The Body Electric Yoga Company is happy to bring you Second Sundays: YOGA ON TAP. Morning yoga happens every second Sunday of the month. Join Shila for a bendy flow and kick off another beautiful day in the Burg! Begins at 11am. $10 / $5 BE members (yearly or monthly unlimited) / $15 at the door. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue.

Sunday Shorts at VENUS 
This reading group meets monthly to discuss the best of classic and contemporary short prose. This Sunday they’re reading two short pieces: “The Years of My Birth” by Louise Erdrich; “Haunting Olivia” by Karen Russell. 3:30-5:30pm. Venus St. Pete, 244 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North.

Brat Blast at 3 Daughters Brewing
Celebrate #VeteransDay early with a beer and a brat in support of a local veteran and his family. Join the community at 3 Daughters Brewing for the first annual Northeast Exchange Club Brat Blast! Tickets include a brat, beer or soda and chips with net proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties to repair a local Veteran’s home through their Home Repair Program. 12-6pm. Click HERE for tickets. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

Third Annual Florida Ferment Fest
The Florida Ferment Fest is the biggest fermentation party of the year! The event brings together the state’s most passionate fermentation professionals and enthusiasts for a day of education and fun.11am-10pm. Black Crow Grand Central, 2157 1st Avenue South.

Street Market at Hideaway Cafe
Hideaway Cafe presents Vinyl & Vintage Market sponsored by Your Neighborhood Realty Associates, Inc. every 2nd Sunday of the Month. 11am-3pm. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central 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.