Month: July 2019

Beach Drive: The Weekender 8/1-8/4

Not only did you survive another week, you survived another month! Somehow, it’s already August. Time flies when you’re having fun in Downtown St. Pete! This weekend’s featured events are here. Thursday: The Royal Palm Market, Queens of Pop night at the Crafty Squirrel, and National IPA Day at the Ale and the Witch. Friday: […]

Your weekend arts forecast: Comedian Brian Regan; Van Gogh on film

Just before last weekend’s 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s giant leap for mankind, comedian Brian Regan posted a video to social media. Looking directly into the camera, he said ‘It’s July 20. National Moon Day … I think I have a joke where I refer to the moon …” And then he played this clip: […]

Beach Drive: The Weekender 7/25-7/28

You made it through another hectic week. Time to de-stress and decompress in DTSP! Thursday’s events include the Royal Palm Market, local art at the Vinoy, and a screening of Loving Vincent at the MFA. Friday’s include live band karaoke,  swing jazz at the Palladium, and a grouper-themed food truck rally. Saturday’s include two Christmas […]

Your weekend arts forecast: Take a walk on the lunar side

You, too, can descend from the Lunar Lander and stand on the surface of the moon, just as Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did 50 years ago this weekend. It’s part of the Imagine Museum’s permanent virtual reality exhibit, Imagined Realities, in which visitors don a high-quality Oculus VR headset and choose […]

‘Drilled!’ is a musical political satire with bite

In “Drilled!” at the Palladium: Mario Gonzalez, Chris Loving and Bailee McQueen. All photos provided by Bill Leavengood. It was Bill Leavengood’s dental hygienist, of all people, who planted the seed for his newest play. “Hey,” she’d said as he climbed out of the chair, “you ought to set a musical in a dentist’s office.” […]

Beach Drive: The Weekender 7/18-7/21

Happy weekend, all! Welcome to your newest edition of the Weekender with the best events in DTSP all in one place. Thursday’s highlights include: the annual Sunrise Sale (starting at 6:43AM!), Clueless in the Dali’s Avant Garden, and two musicals – Fun Home and Drilled!. Friday’s include: an Acoustical Evening with Damon Fowler at the […]

Your Weekend Arts Forecast: Who’ll blow the best glass?

Will watching glass blowers at work translate into boffo TV ratings? Netflix hopes so. Photo: Marblemedia. Game on! Just when you thought TV couldn’t possibly come up with another reality competition series, Netflix pulls one out of the furnace. Premiering Friday, the Canadian production Blown Away isn’t likely to rival Project Runway or Top Chef […]

Off Beach Business Profile: Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery

The newest member of the bustling 600 block of Central Avenue brings healthy, delicious, and gluten-free food to DTSP. Check out Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery! (Image from Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery Facebook Page) The restaurant is divided into two sections: the juice bar in the front and the kitchen behind. The juice bar […]

Beach Drive: The Weekender 7/11-7/14

Once again, it’s time for the weekend! In addition to countless fantastic restaurants, shopping, bars, and more, this weekend has its fair share of events downtown. Thursday brings us reduced museum admission after 5PM and the weekly Royal Palm Market. Friday means Friday Night Clay at the Morean Arts Center and free shuffleboard in the […]