Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (12.12-14.14)

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ARTpool Gallery hosts their annual ugly sweater party this Saturday, December 13. As always, go all-out for our costume contest and get ready for a fabulous night out on the town at ARTpool Gallery. Doors open at 8pm, the party runs until midnight. Over 30 crafts beers, plus sangria, mimosas, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 for VIP. Visit ARTpool's website to purchase tix. Time to walk in a Wicked Wonderland.
During the 2nd Saturday ArtWalk enjoy FREE parking courtesy of the Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th St N. 
Friday, 12/12
Stuffed Animal Night At The Museum @ Museum Of Fine Arts
Stuffed Animal Night at the Museum is designed for your favorite stuffed animal. Imagine their adventures as they explore the Museum while waiting for Santa to arrive the next morning. Drop off your stuffed animal between 10am and 6pm. Each animal receives a keepsake badge when they are tucked-in for the night. Follow their journey on twitter. Children are $12 and adults, $17. Children 3 and under are free. Includes breakfast, activities, galleries, souvenir photo, and keepsake badge. Space is limited. Museum Of Fine Arts 255 Beach Dr NE
Pre-pARTy Fridays @ The Dali
Kick off the weekend with The Dali’s “Pre-Party Fridays.” See their landmark exhibition, Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso, an unprecedented exhibit placing the works of these legendary artists side by side. See new Picasso and Dalí paintings from museums around the world. Together only this once. Each Friday throughout the exhibit (Nov 14, 2014-Feb 13, 2015), enjoy an eclectic mix of music from popular and emerging artists on the third-floor, outside the galleries in the Bay Vista with a gorgeous view of the downtown St. Pete waterfront. The Museum’s Cafe Gala serves authentic Spanish tapas perfect for sharing a light bite to start your night, paired perfectly with a great selection of wine & beer. 5pm. Event is free w/ Museum admission ($24). Dali Museum 1 Dali Blvd. 
St. Pete Shuffle
Every Friday come out and enjoy a hip twist to an old game under the stars. On the First Friday of the month – enjoy live music from a local artist. Fun family activity. All equipment is provided and instruction is available. The "World's Largest Shuffleboard Club" promotes and sponsors year-round competitive and recreational outdoor shuffleboard play on 65 courts. This Friday the Pinellas County Center For the Arts Jazz Ensemble will perform live. They will perform 2 sets at 8pm and 9pm. Maggie On The Move will provide food. Bring a book to donate yo KEEP ST. PETE LIT's book box. The books will be going to the Christmas Toy Shop to distribute to kids. 7-11pm. FREE. St. Pete Shuffle 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N.
Romantic Latin Night @ Everything Dolce
Enjoy an evening of live Latin music by Julian Camaz. 7-11pm. Everything Dolce, 937 Central Ave
Laughter on the 23rd Floor @ American Stage Theatre (All Weekend) 
Get an inside look at the writers room with Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, and other legends of early TV! Inspired by Neil Simon’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman. Show runs from Nov 19-Dec 14. For complete ticket and schedule information visit American Stage's Website. American Stage Theatre 163 3rd St N. 
Holiday Lights Tour w/ Island Ferry Of St. Pete (All Weekend)
Board one of Island Ferry's decorated water limos for a calm relaxing ride through the residential channels, past the beautifully decorated docks and boats. They set out at 6:15pm for a 2-hour BYOB cruise, complete with holiday party music, and personal service. Price is $29 per person. All credit cards accepted. Tours go 7 days a week, FREE parking, coolers welcome. Island Ferry of St. Pete located at 1901 Pass-a-Grille Way & 300 2nd Ave NE. To schedule a trip call 727.742.2277
Beers On The Pier @ St. Pete Museum Of History
Overlooking The Pier on the downtown waterfront, Beers on the Pier will feature craft beer samples from more than 20 breweries in Florida, Colorado, California and the Northeast. Brewery stations will be placed throughout the St. Petersburg Museum of History. 5-9pm. Tickets $35. St. Pete Museum Of History 335 2nd Ave NE 
Santa In The Park & Glice Skating (All Weekend)
Visit Santa in the park and go “glice” skating on a simulated ice rink in North Straub Park. 6-9pm Fri-Sun. FREE to visit Santa, $5 for 30 minute skating session. North Straub Park 350 Bayshore Dr NE
Una Voce: Broadway Lights, Holiday Nights @ Palladium Theatre
Only one thing could top an amazing holiday celebrated on Broadway…and that’s the wonderful music, drama, excitement, and entertaining antics of the Una Voce Production Broadway Lights, Holiday Nights! Join the Palladium this season as Una Voce: The Florida Men’s Chorale presents an original holiday program that takes the theatre to New York City…yes the Big Apple! Watch in amazement as a wide-eyed child and a stage-struck elf share a hilarious and heart-warming adventure as they frolic through the sights, sounds, tastes and thrills of  The Great White Way. 8pm. $25, $40 for VIP. Palladium Theatre 253 5th Ave N. 
FOZZY @ State Theatre
Join Fozzy, lead by actor, wrestler and author, Chris Jericho at the State Theatre this Friday. 7pm. $16 in advance, $18 at the door. State Theatre 687 Central Ave
Holiday Light and Giant Greeting Card Displays (All Weekend)
While you stroll along the pedestrian walkway of St. Petersburg’s waterfront, see thousands of holiday lights and decorations in North and South Straub Parks including the unique snowflake lights. Giant Greeting Card displays along Bayshore Dr. at Vinoy Park made by local teens at St. Petersburg’s recreation centers. Lights and decorations by City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation. 7-11:30pm. Lights will be on display from November 28-Jan 1. Waterfront Parks. 
3 Daughters Brewing 1 Year Anniversary 
Plenty of great food, fun and special beer releases. Mayor Rick Kriseman will join the party at 7:30 to toast with special Black Tip Barrel Aged Porter. Special appearance by the Spazmatics beginning at 8pm. Celebration goes from 2pm-midnight. FREE to attend. 3 Daughters Brewing 222 22nd St S
Christmas Starry Night @ Pinot's Palette 
If Van Gogh had a Christmas Tree, we’re sure it would look something like this. Become enchanted by the dazzling lights and comforting greens of Christmas. 7-10pm. $39 per painter. Pinot's Palette 1572 Central Ave
1st Annual Holiday Benefit Gala For Volunteer Society Of America
The Volunteer society of America hosts their first benefit gala at Reno's Downtown Joint this Friday. They will have on display from Elder Ford of Tampa a 2015 Ford Mustang just like the one you can WIN in the holiday raffle.The Reno Downtown Joint will be providing Food and Beverages for all Attendees. Bring an unwrapped Toy to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and receive even more Raffle Tickets. 7pm. $20. Reno's Downtown Joint 27 4th St N.
A Christmas Carol @ freeFall Theatre (All Weekend) 

freeFall’s holiday tradition continues to grow season after season. Bring the whole family to experience the magic of the Dickens classic brought to vivid life in Keith Ferguson and Bruce Greer’s faithful and loving musical adaptation. David Mann (freeFall’s Cabaret and Fiddler on the Roof) heads up the cast as Scrooge, the tight-fisted curmudgeon who finds redemption through the machinations of his other-worldly visitors. With its delightful score, award-winning costumes, winsome set, and memorable characters, what better way to celebrate the holiday season? For performance times and ticket info visit freeFall official website. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave. 


Saturday, 12/13
Archaeology Works: Teacher's Edition
Teachers, educators, docents and homeschoolers can join archaeologists from the Florida Public Archaeology Network to learn a new 4th and 5th grade STEM curriculum. The lesson will be based on Florida archaeology called “Exploration: Archaeology.” Strategies will be discussed for bringing archaeology into the classroom through inquiry-based lesson plans and activities from the “Exploration: Archaeology” curriculum. This workshop is full of great information and hands-on activities that can be adapted to any grade level. 9am-3pm. Weedon Island Preserve 1800 Weedon Dr NE
Crossfit 9 Santa Slam
Last year, we sent two truckloads of toys to local families in need. Help us make an even bigger impact by inviting your friends and family. Anyone can get a free workout with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy! Do some holiday shopping during the potluck with a trunk show from their friends at lululemon showroom! Doors open at 8:30am, with kids' and adults' workouts at 9am. Crossfit 9 2727 6th Ave S. 

Saturday Morning Market
It's that time of year again! The Saturday Morning Market returns to the Burg in full swing. For a complete list of what's new at the market read our feature on the new vendors and initiatives. Visit the largest farmer's market in Florida for a variety of fresh and organic produce, gourmet baked goods, prepared foods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts or a variety of handcrafted items. The Market is held each Saturday from October 5 through May 30, 2015. FREE to attend. Al Lang Stadium parking lot on the corner of 1st Ave S and 1st St S.
Story Time At The Market
Every second Saturday of the month you can enjoy 'Storytime' at Market. Olga Bof (Cheeky Monkeys Books & Toys) and Colleen McGrath Lilley (You and Me & Music Together) read from great childrens books as well as share music. Storytime happens in the shade next to the stadium at 11:30am. Sat. Morning Market Al Lang Parking Lot between 1st Ave S and 1st St S. 
Public Walking Mural Tour
Florida Craftsmen, Inc. along with the City Of St. Pete host PUBLIC walking mural tours of the Burg every Saturday. Tour begins at 10am and goes until 11:30am. Tours will be held every Saturday at 10am except for the second saturday of each month when tours will be held at 4pm. $19 for adults, $11 for children and FREE for kids ages 5 and under. Tour begins at Florida Craftsmen located at 501 Central Ave.
FREE Saturdays @ Everything Dolce
Free doggie treats and plenty of water bowls. If your involved with a dog oriented charity, we would gladly help to promote the cause. A perfect opportunity to allow proud parents and canines to socialize. 9am-11am. Rock N Blues Jam from 1-4pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave.
You Cubed: Picasso Self-Portrait Workshop & Make and Take Cubism Art Activities w/ The Morean Arts
This event is a partnership by the Dali Museum and the Morean Arts Center, held at The Morean. All ages welcome. Your face – cubed!  You’ll start with a photograph taken from the front and side. When the photos are printed, the creativity begins! Cut up your black and white prints and recombine to incorporate multiple perspectives within the same image.  Embellish with color and geometric elements to transform your portrait in a style reminiscent of Picasso’s cubist paintings.Also available are all-ages, Picasso-inspired art activities.  Play with dimension, perspective, line and color, exploring the compositional innovations of the early 20th century Cubist Art Movement. 2-8pm. $10 per portrait. Morean Arts Center 719 Central Ave. 
Drop & Shop Kids Camp @ Pinot's Palette
Need something for the little one to do so you can get away for some secret shopping time? Pinot's Palette Drop and Shop Kids Camp is just the thing for you. Bring in your "Little Christmas Angel" and we will see that they have an angelic time while you are away. Activities will include a painting of "Buddy the Elf" and one other arts and crafts project. Kids camp is from 11am-3pm. $39. Pinot's St. Pete 1572 Central Ave. 
Free Dali Museum Events, One Dali Blvd.:
DillyDally With Dali
Children can discover the creative world of Dali through games, puzzles and arts + crafts activities which educate and encourage family interaction. Dillydally with Dali takes place under the direction of the museum’s Family Programs Coordinator in the 1st floor Education Classroom. 11:45am.
Dali & Beyond Film Series: Picasso Magic, Sex and Death: Episode 2 – Sex
Picasso: Magic, Sex, & Death is a three-episode Channel 4 film documentary series on Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) presented by the artist’s friend and biographer John Richardson, and directed by Christopher Bruce or British art critic Waldemar Januszczak, who was also the series director. On-screen contributors include Picasso descendants such as Paloma Picasso, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Diana Widmaier-Picasso, Maya Picasso, and Claude Picasso; along with authorities such as Mary Ann Caws, Billy Klüver, Gérard Régnier, James Lord, Bernard Minoret, Robert Rosenblum, Linda Gasman, Marilyn McCully, David Gilmore and Gertje Utley; one former mistress (Francoise Gilot); and one flirtation (Sylvette David). In an effort to understand the legendary artist’s inspiration, the film examines Picasso’s life as well as his obsessions with the occult, with eroticism, and with mortality. This 49-minute episode covers the period from 1916 to the onset of World War II. 2001. Rating: Not rated, probably PG. 49 min.1-2pm. 
TFO Pops: Home for the Holidays 
Immerse yourself in the spirit of the holiday season with everyone’s favorite Christmas carols and yuletide tunes…all with the 150-voices of The Master Chorale. Jeff Tyzik conducts. Performances at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets between $15-$45. The Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St S. 
Second Saturday ArtWalk
Get out of your house & check out some art! Every Second Saturday of the month studios & galleries all over St. Petersburg, Florida, swing open their doors, inviting anyone & everyone to check out their latest work for free! Yes, FREE!!! 5-9pm. Visit ArtWalks official website for details on featured galleries. This Saturday the Florida Holocaust Museum (55 5th St N) offers FREE parking to all ArtWalk participants.
Copious Jones @ The Amsterdam
Copious Jones performs live at The Amsterdam this Saturday. Show begins at 9:30pm. No cover. The Amsterdam 1049 Central Ave 
Ressurection By Essence Flowers @ Palladium Theatre
“Every artist goes through periods driven by various muses. During this phase of my life and work, my muse is one of the most widely read collection of stories — the Bible.  I have been inspired to create a full 20-piece collection of women’s wear based on the Bible’s documentation of many events including the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  This collection embodies the vivid colors, regal garments, meaningful symbols, monumental figures and literal beauty of the Bible.” 8pm. $20, $50. Palladium Theatre 253 5th Ave NE
Bridge At Twilight @ Pinot's Palette
Take a stroll along a rustic footbridge, backlit against a colorful evening sky. A stream runs beneath your feet, filled with the reflections of vibrant surroundings. Take in the tranquility of Pinot's wonderful downtown space. 6:45-9:45pm. $40. Pinot's Palette 1572 Central Ave 
Trampled By Turtles @ Jannus Live
The internationally renowned aritsts known as Trampled By Turtles bring their original sound to Jannus Live this weekend. 8pm. $19 in advance, $23 day of show. Jannus Live 200 1st Ave N. 
2014 Rotary Club Of St. Pete Illuminated Boat Parade 
Enjoy one of the city’s most beautiful holiday traditions as boats festively decorated with thousands of twinkling lights sail through the Vinoy Basin and along Bayshore Drive. 6-7pm. FREE to attend. Viewable from: Vinoy Basin, Spa Beach, Pier Approach waterfront
Wicked Wonderland @ ARTpool Gallery 
ARTpool Gallery hosts their annual ugly sweater party this Saturday, December 13. As always, go all-out for our costume contest and get ready for a fabulous night out on the town at ARTpool Gallery. Doors open at 8pm, the party runs until midnight. Over 30 crafts beers, plus sangria, mimosas, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 for VIP. ARTpool Gallery 2030 Central Ave 
Sunday, 12/14
Tuck The Halls @ lululemon athletica showroom
Don your Santa caps and bells for this Brides Against Breast Cancer event! They want to see a record number of shaky legs lifting, toning, and burning around the courtyard of Sundial St. Pete. Lauren McComb of Pure Barre St. Petersburg will leads participants in this special holiday edition class. You will lift your seat, tone your thighs, and burn fat in a 55-minute workout! Let's sweat together, celebrate together, and fight cancer together. Live music provided by Tampa Bay's own DJ Menscha! 10-11am. $20. lululemon athletica showroom at Sundial St. Pete 175 2nd Ave N. 
Fashions in the Courtyard Gala @ Wine Madonna
Local boutiques offer deals for the holidays. Noon-4pm. Wine & cheese samples, Santa and candy…FREE gift wrapping. Wine Madonna, 111 2nd Ave NE
Deuces Live Sunday Market
The market will feature live entertainment every week and a unique array of vendors offering home baked goods, fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants, seafood and meats, arts and fine crafts, gifts, baskets, and more. Rain or shine, and all year long, the new Deuces Live Sunday Market will become a shopping and economic opportunity in Midtown for the entire community. Vendor booths are available. 1-5pm. Free to attend. Deuces Live 22nd St S & 9th Ave S. 
Shop For A Cause @ Necessories Gallery 
Head to Necessories for a day of refreshments, raffles and fundraising for a great cause. Storewide sale 20%-40% off all items. 100% of items sold from the closet will be donated to The Red Tent Women's Initiative. 1-4pm. Necessories 2057 Central Ave. 

Totally Restorative @ The Body Electric Yoga Company
A deeply relaxing practice for everybody.  We'll use bolsters, blankets, blocks, and straps to fully support you in each posture. Classes may feature guided meditation, breathing exercises, or anatomical focus. Restorative yoga breaks down chronic stress and physical tension. As in more dynamic yoga classes, we move the spine in all directions, promoting mobility and back health. We compress and stretch the organs, moving blood and lymph through the body. Practicing restorative yoga has helped many people fight fatigue and depression, recover from illness, injury, and trauma. When you are more relaxed, you are less vulnerable to the many stress-related illnesses that plague us. So come in and relax! Whether this is your main yoga practice, or a change-of-pace, you're going to feel refreshed, open, and calm when you leave the room. With enough practice, you might cultivate this calm into a healthier happier version of you. 6-7pm. The Body Electric Yoga Company 685 30th Ave N. 

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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.