Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (11.23-25.18)

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 23

Angels for Andrea Benefit
On November 1st at 1:50am Andrea’s car was driving home from her shift at Ferg’s and was hit head-on by a wrong-way drunk driver who did a literal U-turn on the Howard Frankland bridge. The result was catastrophic for Andrea and her family. Andrea has no health insurance and will need support. Not only will her expenses for care be astronomical she will also be unable to work for a very long time as she recovers from this horrific accident. She has already had multiple surgeries in the days since this happened. Anything you can do to support her in this extreme time of need is so greatly appreciated. 6-10pm.
Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill 1320 Central Ave

Improvarama: A Comedy Game Show
Every Friday, the first 6 people through the door have a chance to win $100. Six improvisers compete in a ridiculous horse race for your applause. Back the right horse and the money could be yours!​​ $15. 9pm.
Spitfire Theater 14 18th St S

Sports Trivia Night
Come join and test your sports knowledge with other local teams. 7pm.
M-N-M BBQ and Tampa Pig Roast 2827 16 St. N

Shevonne & The Force
Shevonne & The Force will be playing with support from Tommy Phenom & Cherry Bomb and Bangarang on Friday, November 23. A DJ Set will be provided by Betty Dawl. This is a free show and an all ages event. 8-midnight.
Jannus Live 200 1st Ave N

Saturday, November 24

Sunrise on Lake Maggiore
Ever wondered what all the critters on Lake Maggiore are doing while most people are still dozing? Join for our monthly sunrise paddle on Lake Maggiore! They’ll put in from Lake Maggiore Island, near Paul Eppling’s Heron sculpture, and explore around the island and along the shoreline edge of Boyd Hill Nature preserve. $25/person. 6:15am.
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve 1101 Country Club Way South

Small Business Saturday
Need we say more? Shop local from your favorite St. Pete stores or discover new ones!

Saturday Morning Market
St Petersburg’s extraordinary ode to great food, creative expression and vibrant community returns. Come see what happens when you combine a Farmers Market, a Craft Fair, a Festival and the Town Square into an amazing weekly gathering. 10,000 people come out every week to see what 170 rotating vendors have created. 9am-2pm.
101 1st Street S.E.

Shopapalooza

Shopapalooza is Tampa Bay’s biggest shopping event of the year, packed with free entertainment, free giveaways and plenty of surprises! The FREE community celebration, now in its ninth year, brings together more than 130 locally owned shops, restaurants, art galleries, service providers, non-profits and community organizations to beautiful South Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg! Shopapalooza also features free entertainment, free giveaways, free activities for children and plenty of surprises! The event takes place 10 am to 5 pm Saturday Nov 17 and then again Saturday Nov 24 (aka Small Business Saturday). Come join the fun one or both days. Admission is free! 10am-5pm. More details here.
198 Bayshore Dr NE

Astral Projection and Out of Body Experience
Astral Projection is a term used to describe a willful out-of-body experience that assumes the existence of a soul or consciousness called an “astral body” which is separate from the physical body and capable of traveling throughout the universe. Rachael Garcia will guide you on this exploration, attempting to bridge the gap between physics and metaphysics while also indulging in quantum consciousness. $33. 5:30-7:30pm.
The BE Yoga 3015 7th St N

Santa Parade & Tree Lighting
The parade begins at Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Dr. SE., and runs along Bayshore Dr. to Fifth Ave. N. Following the Santa Parade, Mayor Rick Kriseman lights up the downtown waterfront around 8pm in North Straub Park for St. Petersburg’s annual Tree Lighting. Stay after the Santa Parade & Tree Lighting to enjoy a night in the park with games, a marching band performance, concessions and more! Starts 5:30pm. Take the downtown looper FREE to avoid the hassle of looking for parking along Beach Drive.

Sunday, November 25

Book Drive For Kids!
Help enrich the lives of kids in South St. Pete: Donate books for the Deuces Little Free Library. Give the means and they’ll bring them the world—right to their building, their block, their neighborhood. Cultivate young authors, introduce kids to new realities, help nurture a love of reading or just share the stories that shaped you. 1-4pm.
The Deuces Little Free Library 833 22nd St. S. Suite B

Frogman Feast 2018
Celebrity Chef event to raise money for the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. Fifteen celebrity chefs, food, beer, wine, liquor, live music, raffle, silent auction…all inclusive! 2-5pm. Tickets here
3 Daughters Brewing 222 22nd St S

Betty Fox Band Concert
Come early and grab a table with family and friends and settle in for a terrific early evening of good music. 4-7pm.
The Ale and the Witch 111 2nd Ave NE

Vinyl & Vintage | A Market for Music Lovers
20+ local vendors selling vinyl, vintage clothing + goods, music memorabilia, jewelry, baked goods, and more! This is also an opportunity for local musicians to buy, sell, or trade instruments and gear. The Hideaway will also be selling some equipment and instruments. 4-8pm.
Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Ave

Fan-tasy Sundays
Watch the games on 40 TVs, with 2 bars, brunch, bottomless mimosas + Bloodys, and drink specials throughout the day! It’s also SIN night, with 50% off for our hospitality fam from 5pm – close.
The Avenue Eat + Drink 330 1st Ave S

Get Blitz’d Sundays
Watch the games on 30 TVs, with 3 bars, retro arcade games, giant lawn games, music by DJ Fresh & Certified Fresh DJs, and drink specials throughout the day! It’s also SIN night, with 50% off food & drink for our hospitality fam from 5pm – close.
Park & Rec 100 4th Street S

Showtune Sing-Along Sunday w/ Miss McGee
Start a new tradition with the Fabulous Miss McGee 4th Sunday Every Month! Sing-Along Showtunes with piano accompanist and special guests. BOGO Happy Hour til 7pm and $5 St Petersburg Distillery drinks from 7pm to close. 6-8:30pm.
Punky’s Bar and Grill 3063 Central Ave

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Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.