It’s Labor Day weekend in St. Pete, and the livin’ is easy! Close out your summer with a bang, as there is a plethora of things to do in the Sunshine City. On Friday, shuffle your way to the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club for a leisurely evening of shuffleboard. Friday evening also features dueling pianos at Jannus Live, an end-of-summer party at the Vinoy, wine sampling at Winesmith on Central Ave and some smooth jazz at the Imagine Museum. On Saturday, make your way to the St. Pete Indie Market or tag along on the St. Pete Mural Tour. On Sunday (or Monday, or virtually any other day), wind down at one of our city’s fine museums that we are especially fortunate to have. Whatever you do this weekend, enjoy it, as you (literally) celebrate the fruits of your labor. Long live summer!
THURSDAY AUGUST 30
Fine Art after 5pm: reduced admission to The Dali Museum, MFA & Imagine Museum
Fine art can be pricey. Thursdays after 5pm, visit the Dali for just $10, the Imagine Museum for $5, and the MFA for $5. Have a glass of wine and stroll the museums for the perfect Happy Hour.
More Dali Museum information can be found here.
Museum of Fine Arts information can be found here.
Imagine Museum information can be found here.
Rock & Roll Exhibition at The Florida Holocaust Museum
Explore the extraordinary life of renowned music promoter Bill Graham (1931 – 1991) who helped launch and promote the careers of countless rock & roll artists. This exhibition also traces the indomitable spirit of a man who was brought to the United States as an eleven-year-old Jewish refugee fleeing the Nazis, fueling lifelong passion and advocacy for social justice.
FRIDAY AUGUST 31
Yoga for Lunch at Station House
This class is INSIDE in the Do Things room on the second floor of Station House for the Summer months. Unwind and renew with a mid-day Yoga break! A soulful exploration of the body and mind will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to embrace the rest of your day, and the weekend ahead. In the heart of downtown St. Pete, join us for a 45 minutes flow that will get your blood pumping, body moving and soul squealing for joy! Starts at 12pm.
Happy 4 Hours
For a full four hours (3-7 pm) at The Oyster Bar, enjoy drink specials such as $5 Smirnoff martinis and $5 draft beers.
HYbar Happy Hour
Hit the bar at St. Pete’s newest hotel – The Hyatt Place St. Pete. Celebrate your long week with a cold craft cocktail or local craft brew while listening to local live music! This high brow happy hour happens every Friday night, with beautiful views and great deals. Happy Hour runs from 4:30pm-7:30pm.
Dueling Pianos at The Landing at Jannus
Come party on the last Friday of each month with Dueling Pianos from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Request your favorite songs, sing-a-long, dance, or just sit back and enjoy the entertainment.
St. Pete Shuffle
Bring the whole family to the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard club for a fun evening of shuffleboard. Instruction available. All equipment provided. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Free for members, $2 for non-members.
End of Summer Party
Watch the 1959 classic “Some Like It Hot” while enjoying Cucumber Coolers, Citrus Needy, smoked salmon, jumbo shrimp and more. 7:30 at Paul’s Landing at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club; free admission.
Looking for a refreshing end to your summer? Winesmith on Central Avenue is hosting an end-of-summer tasting event with wines from Italy, France, Chile, and Spain, starting at 6pm; $15.
(Off Beach): Hot Nights, Cool Jazz
Hot summer days taking their toll? Swing by the Imagine Museum’s After Hours event for some cool jazz. Beginning at 7pm, the EMIT Jazz 4tet will set the mood as you stroll through the museum’s stunning collection of American Studio glass. $5 or free for museum members.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1
Poolside Yoga and Brunch
If there weren’t enough yoga options for you already, here’s another: poolside yoga at the Hollander Hotel at 8:30 followed by brunch. Salute the sun with Allison Moonbeam Archer then cool off in the Hollander Hotel Downtown St Petersburg’s beautiful pool. All levels are welcome for this slow flow class and mats will be provided as needed. $5 Body Electric monthly and annual members; $10 pre-registered; $15 at the door.
Explore 15,000 sq feet of vintage treasure finds at this monthly market in St. Pete! This true vendor-run market has an amazing variety and selection of vintage items unlike anywhere else. Grab your next vintage find the first weekend of each month from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday at 2200 2nd Ave S in St. Pete
St. Pete Indie Market
St. Pete Indie Market is a monthly market, featuring 80+ vendors. The market showcases local artists, indie designers, vintage collectors, food trucks, jewelry makers, horticulturists, eclectic crafters and other local businesses and organizations. Support St. Pete’s local community and shop, eat, and drink at NOVA 535 the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Pete Walking Mural Tour
Hear the inside stories of the making of more than 30 murals found in the Central Arts District in downtown St. Petersburg. The four-block tour begins at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave., each Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m. Call 727-821-7391 or email gallery@FloridaCraftsmen.net to book a tour, which costs $19 for adults and $11 for children. A portion of the proceeds from the tours will be used to fund future murals.
Storytellers Exhibition at the Chihuly Collection
This narrative driven glass exhibition is on display at the Chihuly Collection from June 8 – Oct 31. Tickets are included with general admission and can be purchased online or in person.
This Is Not a Selfie Exhibition at MFA St. Pete
In the current “Age of the Selfie,” this exhibition offers a compelling look at the primacy and variety of expressions within self-portraiture through the eyes of an artist. This exhibition features artists who expand the domains of self-portraiture by blurring the distinction between reality and fantasy, artifice and authenticity, and public and private imagery. This Is Not a Selfie provides an opportunity to view the remarkably innovative and diverse methods photographers use, offering new meanings into our own understanding of the self.
Thirsty Pelican Brew Tour
Experience the Gulp Coast in style with the Thirsty Pelican Brew Tours! Get picked up straight from your hotel or from one of the other select pickup locations in Downtown St. Pete. The tour gives you an inside look at select breweries while sampling the best craft beer the Gulp Coast has to offer (all without having to worry about driving). Book your tour on their website or by calling (727) 418-7625.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2
Explore 15,000 sq feet of vintage treasure finds at this monthly market in St. Pete! This true vendor-run market has an amazing variety and selection of vintage items unlike anywhere else. Grab your next vintage find the first weekend of each month from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday at 2200 2nd Ave S in St. Pete.
Yoga at The Dali
Bring along your yoga mat and come ready to be inspired! Join Lucky Cat Yoga at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at The Dali Museum for yoga. Classes are held in the Raymond James Community Room or outside in the Avant-garden, both with incredible views of the waterfront. The cost to participate is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the Member’s desk.
Masterpieces & Mimosas at the Dali Museum
Let’s get (Sur)real. What could be better than a Spanish brunch, complete with mimosas AND the wild works of Salvador Dali? No comparison. Grab a companion for your journey into weird and wonderful from 11 to 4pm in the museum’s Gala Cafe.
Cancer Benefit Concert
Check out this full day of non-stop music hosted by DJ Kalani, featuring food, raffles and performances by Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes, Cheap Gunslingers, The Inhalers, The Sara Rose Band and Adam Turkel. This concert benefits Kim Dicce as she fights against cancer for the second time. The party starts at 2:00 pm and ends at 3 a.m. at Emerald Bar at 550 Central Ave. Pay what you can.
Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dali’s Spain
To create this special exhibition, The Dali invited Clyde Butcher, the renowned nature photographer often called “Florida’s Ansel Adams,” to explore and visually document Salvador Dali’s homeland. Clyde Butcher: Vision’s of Dali’s Spain provides a technically brilliant, epically scaled view of Dali’s beloved environs, to creates a euphoric experience of immersion.
James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art Presents “Art and the Animal”
A special exhibition featuring premier wildlife art from artists around the world! Organized in collaboration with The Society of Animal Artists, “Art and the Animal” will feature over 100 paintings and sculptures, with select art available for purchase. This exhibition is on display at the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in downtown St. Pete from July 28 – October 23, 2018.