Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (11.15-17.19)

Celebrate the cooler temps in the Sunshine City with some amazing events. Get out for St. Pete Run Fest, witness a Night Blow at the Morean Glass Studio, join The Museum of Fine Arts for BugsGiving and more!

Thanks for sharing this amazing #ilovetheburg photo, Lance Raab Photography!

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 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.

Photo of actor/comedian Chris Tucker

WIN Tickets to see Chris Tucker at The Mahaffey

You’ve seen him in Rush Hour, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Silver Linings Playbook and more. The hilarious international award-winning actor and comedian, Chris Tucker will be onstage at The Mahaffey Theater on November 29. Click HERE to enter to win tickets to the show. See The Mahffey’s  full concert calendar online.


Events happening this weekend:

Friday, November 15

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.

St. Pete Run Fest (All Weekend)
Get Fit, St. Pete! A 3-day ocean-friendly running festival is happening in the Sunshine City this November. The event will feature 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon courses. Click HERE to learn more about the event and the activities going on this weekend.

Bourbon & Bluegrass at The Vinoy
Join The Vinoy for a performance of the Grant Farm band in addition to games and food and drink specials. 6-9pm. Click HERE to register and to see a full menu. The Vinoy, 501 5th Avenue Northeast.

November Ghost Tours
Be bold and attend this 90-minute bus driven ghost tour of St. Petersburg! Travel in style with a posh 14-person transport driven as you learn about the history of the city and the ghosts that haunt her from 22-year paranormal investigator, Dr. Brandy Stark. 7-8:30pm. $25 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 727 417 8036 or emailing Paradisetourstampabay@gmail.com. Meet at 6:45pm outside Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue.

The Doobie Brothers at The Mahaffey Theater
The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for more than four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY® Awards. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, The Doobie Brothers continue to write and record new material and tour the world. 8-11pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Mahaffey, 400 1st Street South.

Ronald Sachs Violin Grand Opening (Friday and Saturday)
Grand Opening of Ronald Sachs Violins St. Petersburg store. Come check out the store, see their selection and meet Ronald Sachs. Enjoy wine and cheese while you browse and learn more about Ron and his selection. Noon-3pm. Ronald Sachs Violin, 4155 5th Avenue North.

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.

Blackbird Morning at 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 open at 6pm. Click HERE for tickets. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Avenue.

80s Arena Rock Night at Ringside Cafe
The Scream Machine Band brings their over the top 80’s Rock Show to The Ringside Cafe! 9pm-1am. 16 2nd Street North.

Electric Wizard at Jannus Live
Electric Wizard and Midnight in St. Petersburg. This is the only Florida date for the tour and Electric Wizard’s first time in Florida. Doors open at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Saturday, November 16

Saturday Nights Live at St. Pete Side Lot 
Join us for Live Music, beer and wine, games, and more! This Saturday at the St Pete Side Lot! Kid and pet friendly. Located next door to 3 Daughters Brewing in the Warehouse Arts District. 6-10pm. St. Pete Side Slot, 2133 2nd Avenue South.

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.

Free Giving Thanks Yoga at Sundial St. Pete
It’s the season of giving thanks and counting your blessings so what better way to do that than by inhaling love and exhaling gratitude. Grab a friend and join us for FREE Giving Thanks Yoga in the Sundial courtyard from 9-10am. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Tampa Bay Holiday Market at The Coliseum (Saturday & Sunday)
There will be goodies and treats, gifts large and small, something and everything for one and all! Tampa Bay Holiday Market will have various kinds of chocolates, candles, jewelry, handbags, garments, holiday gifts and decorative items. 10am-5pm. Free. The Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North.

Free Yoga at St. Pete Run Fest with Allison Archer
Join Allison Moonbeam Archer from The Body Electric Yoga Company for a runner-specific yoga session at St. Pete Run Fest. Please bring your own mat. You’ll find the session near the tent in The EXPO, located in the Mahaffey Theater Plaza, which is the outdoor space between the Mahaffey Theater and the Dali Museum. 12-1pm. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser at Flying Boat Brewing
Book a photo shoot for your pet to support Humane Society Pinellas at Flying Boat Brewing Company with A Gold Photography. 1-3pm. Click HERE to book a photoshoot for your pet. Flying Boat Brewing, 1776 11th Avenue North.

Lecture with Artist Jennifer Angus
Jennifer Angus is a professor of textile design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, yet as an artist her medium is insects. She composes patterns using thousands of insects, placing them in arrangements that suggest wallpaper and textiles. 2-3:30pm. Lecture is included with the cost of admission. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Lip Sync for Lungs at The Palladium 
The American Lung Association in Florida: Tampa Bay presents Lip Sync For Lungs: LIVE BATTLE! The 4th annual fundraising event will highlight local community leaders performing a live lip sync battle showcasing their talents and creativity in order to capture the coveted Lip Sync for Lungs trophy. 7:30pm doors open. Click HERE for tickets. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Booze & Boutiques on Central Avenue
Booze & Boutiques is finally here! Join the community for this annual boutique crawl in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg. Sip and shop your way down Central Ave at St. Pete’s most admired boutiques while sipping on craft cocktails and sampling foods from the best restaurants in the area! All proceeds will be donated to Pet Pal Animal Shelter! Tickets holders will enjoy 20% off at each shop and a free cocktail, plus snacks and entry into a raffle. 12-4pm. Click HERE for a full list of participating shops and to get tickets for the event.

Night Blow! at Morean Glass Studio
Join the Morean Glass Studio for a night of glow-in-the-dark fun. Live glass-blowing demonstrations featuring David Spurgeon, Matt Piepenbrok, Bao Thao, Edel Walker and Tim Soluna. Enjoy rockin’ beats by DJ Rich Ranck, snacks, beverages and glow-in-the-dark accessories along with some exciting glass-blowing in the dark. 7-10pm. $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Morean Glass Studio, 714 1st Avenue North.

Funky D: From Animal to Reverend at Craftsman House Gallery 
An intimate evening of music and storytelling. Join Craftsman House as Funky D recalls his unique journey from Floyd to Florida. 6:30-8:30pm. $12 in advance. Craftsman House Gallery, 2955 Central Avenue.

Free Movie in the Park: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Join Azalea Recreation Center for a free movie in the park sponsored by St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation and Life Church. They will be showing “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse”. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a fun time under stars! There will be FREE popcorn and food for purchase. 7-9pm. Azalea Park, 1600 72nd Street North.

The Mad Beach Band at The Palladium
From their beach bar beginnings, to their storied East Coast tours, solo careers, and family-like reunion concerts, The Mad Beach Band displays an artistry drawn from four decades of creating all kinds of music and excitement together. 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime at Jannus Live
Badfish A Tribute to Sublime with Roots of Creation and Artikal Sound System comes to Jannus Live. Doors open at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.

Sunday, November 17

Pop Up Vinyl Market at Cage Brewing 
Join Cage Brewing for a pop-up vinyl market with all your favorite record stores, Bananas Music, Daddy Kool Records, Planet Retro, Microgroove, & Hello Darlin Records, at your favorite local brewery! 12-5pm. Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Avenue South.

Holiday Shop Hop 
18 of St. Pete’s favorite shopping destinations are joining forces for a festive and fun day. Sample delicious holiday inspired cocktails and nibbles along the way and collect a recipe card while you’re there! Each participating store will have a gift basket up for raffle in their store and specials being ran all day. 11am-5pm. Click HERE for a list of participating stores.

Yoga in the Park
This is a by-donation all levels flow class. Yogis will meet at the northwest corner of Crescent Lake Park. Bring a yoga mat or towel, water, a friend or two, and a willingness to try something new. 9-10am. Crescent Lake Park, corner of 7th Street and 22nd 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.