Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (8.2-8.4.19)

The Mahaffey Theater and its reflection in the water with a colorful sunset
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Deadline to vote is August 28


Upcoming Events

97X Craft Beer Experience Flyer

97X Craft Beer Experience 2019 at Mahaffey Theater – August 10
The 8th Annual 97X Craft Beer Experience is back and bigger than ever! Sample more than 150 types of craft brews, ciders, meads, and wines. Every brewery will have a special release this year! Plus enjoy live music, opportunities to win prizes throughout the day, and a variety of food available for purchase. Tickets are just $45 and include a commemorative 97X Craft Beer Festival cup. Click here to buy tickets now. 

Saturday, August 10, begins 4pm
The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St S

PARC’s Top Chefs – AUGUST 22
Join us for PARC’s 5th Annual foodie event, Top Chefs, and taste the flavors of some of the hottest restaurants and catering services in Tampa Bay. Hosted by the beautiful Allison Kropff, guests will enjoy a night full of mouthwatering entrées, signature drinks, and decadent desserts, all while supporting a great cause! EARLY BIRD TICKETS LIVE NOW! Click here for more info and tickets.
6:30pm–10pm
Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd St S


This Weekend
Friday, August 2

METRO Youth Nights
Social gatherings designed for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-17. Metro staff members facilitate a safe, welcoming environment for all. Youth and young adults are welcome to make new friends, watch movies, play video games, and socialize throughout the evening. People of all gender expressions, identities, and sexual orientations are welcome! For more information about our youth programs, email Youth@MetroTampaBay.org, or call 727-321-3854.

6pm to 9pm
METRO LGBTQ Welcome Center, 2227 Central Ave

Club Dog Bar
Club Dog Bar is now a weekly dance party! Find Shannon C and friends providing your Friday Night soundtrack every week. Come hang out with us on Fridays as Dog Bar cranks the music and gives you a chance to dance. We’ve got an outdoor menu provided by one of our many food truck friends and all of your favorite Dog Bar faces behind the bar slanging drinks! Never a cover. 21+

Begins 7pm
Dog Bar St. Pete, 2300 Central Ave

Clyde May’s Cocktail Class
Everyone participating in this fun cocktail class will receive 1 oz of Clyde May’s Bourbon to taste while a representative speaks about the bourbon. Once the rep is done talking, each participant will make two cocktails (or just drink two cocktails if you don’t want to make them). An appetizer will be served between cocktails!

Begins 7pm
URBAN Brew and BBQ, 2601 Central Ave

Monsters of Mock
First Friday is always a party, but now it’s an 80’s metal party with Diary of an Ozzman covering Ozzy and Sabbath and Carnival of Crue covering Motley Crue! This will be a free performance, so stop by and make the most of a fun Friday night!

Begins 8pm
Jannus Live, 200 1st Ave N

Saturday, August 3

A crowd practicing yoga on the outfield of Tropicana Field
Photo Courtesy of @livesweatsleep on Instagram

BE At The Rays!
The BE is partnering up with The Rays for a day of yoga and baseball inside the Trop! Start your morning right with a vigorous flow class on an authentic MLB field. After class, take a break before returning back to the Trop to pregame and then join your fellow yogis to cheer on The Rays!

9am to 10am
Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Dr

Williams Park Summer Market
There’s nothing like starting the weekend with a summer market! Enjoy live music and vendors with fresh produce, ready-to-eat foods, drinks, crafts, art, and more. This is a great opportunity to support your community and shop local!
9am to 1pm
Historic Williams Park, 350 2nd Ave N

9th Annual Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest
It’s time for the annual city-wide search for St. Petersburg’s best cupcake! First and Second Place awards will be given in Novice, Professional, Youth/Teen, Specialty categories as well as the People’s Choice award. The Youth/Teen category is for those aspiring bakers ages 10-16 years old, and the Specialty category is for those choosing to offer Gluten Free or Vegan recipes. Attendees can taste a wide variety of delicious cupcakes. 

Begins 12pm
Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd St S

Yoga Poolside at The Hollander
Join us for 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. Stay for brunch or reserve a cabana and spend the day! Cost: $5 BE Monthly and Annual Members / $10 Pre-Registered / $15 Door. For more information click here.
Begins 8:30am
The Hollander, 421 4th Ave N

LGBTQ Youth Talent Show
Emcee PheYonce Montrese invites parents, guardians, and members of the community of all gender identities, expressions, and romantic/sexual orientations to experience the grand finale of METRO’s LGBTQ+ Youth Summer Camp, filled with fabulous performances and an art show of campers’ creations. Snacks and refreshments available for a suggested donation.
6pm–9pm
METRO Inclusive Health, 3251 3rd Ave N

An Acoustical Evening Tribute to the Music of Jerry Garcia
Join us 8-11pm as The Florida Mountain Boys perform a tribute to the music of Jerry Garcia. Jerry was an influential Musician (banjo, guitar, pedal steel guitar, and vocals) over his life where he was most widely known as a member of the Grateful Dead. He also performed in a total of 13 different musical groups over his 35-year musical career. The Florida Mountain Boys will be performing many of his songs from this time span for their acoustical concert. Come early to grab a table and settle in for a terrific evening of music. As always our shows are all ages and are free to attend.
8pm–11pm
The Ale and the Witch, 112 2nd Ave NE

Two Margaritas and the copy "Numex Chile, Alcohol may not solve your problem but neither will water. Now serving full liquor bar"


Sunday, August 4

Paddle Coffee Pot
This is a great morning paddle and a good core workout to start the day. Launch from Coffee Pot Park and make your way towards North Shore Park Beach in Downtown St. Pete. The trip will be completed at a leisurely pace, so this will be a fun day for all!

Begins 9am
Coffee Pot Park, 1st St NE & 31st Ave NE

Dog Day Afternoon
Bring the family for an afternoon of fun in the Sun (and shade), and don’t forget to bring your dogs! There will be over 50 different local vendors on hand providing food, entertainment, and loads of fun for the entire family. A portion of all proceeds will go to benefit various shelters and charities in the St Pete area.

Begins 12pm
Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Ave

Mimosas & Masterpieces
Cafe Gala invites you to start your week with an artistic take on Sunday Fundays. Chef Chuck Bandel creates specialty items based on seasonal ingredients, so each week’s menu varies. Order at the counter, choose a seat indoors or out, enjoy a Catalan-inspired brunch and raise a glass to surreal Sundays.

Begins 11am
The Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd

Great Messploration
Messploration returns with a drip and drop! Explore messy art and science and don’t worry about cleaning up. Guests will have the opportunity to create squirt gun paintings, sensory fun shaving cream works of art and so much more!

12pm to 3pm
Great Explorations Children’s Museum, 1925 4th St N

Written by Brien Neal

Brien Neal

Brien Neal is the Manager of Digital Strategy for RKC.me and a contributor for That’s So Tampa and I Love the Burg. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 2015 with a B.S. in Advertising.