Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (8.9-8.11.19)

The Mahaffey Theater and its reflection in the water with a colorful sunset

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A corgi puppy on an orange background asking you to please vote for us

Time to make your vote count!

If you love the Burg, please vote St. Pete for Best City! And if you appreciate what we’ve been doing for the Burg for the past 10 years, please vote I Love the Burg for Best Blogger, Best Instagrammer, Best Local Food Blogger, and Best Influencer –> Click here to vote for us! Thank you for your continued support and love.
Deadline to vote is August 28

Upcoming Events

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.
Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd St S

8/31 – The 7th Annual Summer of Rum Festival – EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT
Get ready to spend August 31 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa, sipping on rum and enjoying some fun under the sun. This 1-day event includes live music, featuring Sublime with Rome; over 40 rum drinks, a curated Caribbean Food Market, a vendor marketplace, and fireworks show. We have a special 2-Pack General Admission Ticket Deal for our That’s So Tampa followers. Save over 30% on a 2-Pack GA of Summer of Rum Festival Tickets while supplies last. 21+ only. Click here to buy tickets.
August 31, 12pm–11pm
Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Dr


8/25 – Paws for the Sunset – Our Nat’l Dog Day Instameet!
We’re kicking off our National Dog Day celebration a day early! End a gorgeous St. Pete weekend with I Love the Burg & the amazing #ilovetheburg community. Bring your dog with you and get ready for gram-worthy sunset full of photography, community, and a few surprises! Our friends from Fido’s Food Truck (a pup-centric food truck) will be on deck with some goodies to giveaway!
August 25, 6pm–8:30pm
Lassing Park, 2042 Beach Drive Southeast

This Weekend

Friday, August 9

Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Join Mayor Rick Kriseman, City Councilperson Gina Driscoll, Chamber President Chris Steinocher and other dignitaries as they cut the ribbon to officially declare the birth of the era of Flip Flop Fabulous. Join Jon, Larry, Mario, Angela, Kevin and Joe for an afternoon of live music, libations and appetizers during this celebration.
Begins 4:30pm
The Big Catch at Salt Creek, 1500 2nd St S

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

Smile: The art of the smiley face
MIZE Gallery will present its August 2019 exhibit: SMILE, the art of the smiley face. Work from over 40 artists will be on display, and each artist will incorporate the classic smiley face within their art.
Begins 8pm
MIZE Gallery, 689 Dr MLK Jr St

Saturday, August 10

Botany 101
How do plants work? How do they interact with the environment? How do they defend themselves? You will investigate the fascinating and complex Plant Kingdom in this introduction to Botanical Science. The class will begin indoors and may include outdoor activities weather permitting.
Begins 10am
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Dr NE

97X Craft Beer Experience Flyer

97X Craft Beer Experience 2019 at Mahaffey Theater
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.

Begins 4pm
The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St S

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

Rowdies Back to School Night
The Rowdies have a night full of fun planned as they gear up to take on Birmingham Legion FC. Celebrate a great summer and the start of a fantastic school year with Pete, Raymond, and all of their friends. All fans will receive a pair of Rowdies Hoop Socks upon entry, while supplies last, and the first 100 kids in the door will receive a free Cool Beads Ice Cream. The Rowdies will also be partnering with the Pinellas Education Foundation to collect school supplies outside of Al Lang Stadium. For your donations, you will receive a complimentary ticket voucher to an upcoming Rowdies match.
Begins 6pm
Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st St SE

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

Sunday, August 11

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench with Shila LaGrua
Start your Sunday with The Body Electric Yoga Company! Join Shila for a bendy flow and kick off another beautiful day in the Burg. Green Bench opens at Noon, just in time for a cold one.
Begins 11am
Green Bench Brewing Co., 1133 Baum Ave N

Medicinal Mushroom Experience
Join Cassie Rhea to learn about some basic benefits of medicinal mushrooms, while imbibing the magic of a delicious mushroom/cacao/chai Eyelixir (prepared with some of Destini’s house-made chai blend). In this class, guests will be introduced to some basic information on medicinal mushrooms, including what they are, their benefits, how to consume them, and more!
Begins 4:44pm
Roots of the Sun, 2327 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

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.