Beach Drive: The Weekender June 28 – July 1

As June turns into July, things heat up in the Sunshine City with a full weekend of Rays’ baseball, concerts, and your usual fix of yoga and brunch at the Dali. Stay cool throughout these gosh darn dog days of summer with various (indoor) artistic, cultural offerings in St. Pete. Headliners including Donny and Marie Osmond, Poison, Pop Evil and Mountain Holler will all be in town this weekend, rocking out for your aural enjoyment. Raise your glass to the weekend as you dive into this week’s edition of #TheWeekender.


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. 


Donny and Marie at the Mahaffey

With more than 90 years in show biz between them, Donny & Marie are bringing classic songs along with their chart-toppers like “Puppy Love,” “Paper Roses,” and “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll.” Add in sibling humor, their supreme Las Vegas band and dancers, along with high-energy style and dance numbers and this is one production that is total entertainment for the young and young at heart. At the Mahaffey Theater at 8 p.m. Purchase your tickets here.

Dueling Pianos at The Landing at Jannus

On the last Friday of each month, The Landing at Jannus offers Dueling Pianos from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sing, dance, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Poison and POP EVIL at Al Lang

Music fans wanting a little variety with their summer tour package will get that very thing with the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour. Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will be joined by POP EVIL for one night only at Al Lang on Friday, June 29. Tickets may be purchased online at, charged by phone at (800) 745-3000, or in person at the Al Lang Box Office, located at 230 1st Street South in downtown St. Petersburg.

Live Music by Mountain Holler at Independent Bar St. Pete

Enjoy a craft beer or a glass of wine as you listen to Mountain Holler perform an earthy folk acoustic performance at the Independent Bar St. Pete. Live music is free and goes from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.

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.

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.


Saturday Morning Market at Al Lang Stadium

St. Pete’s favorite way to say good morning is on Beach Drive. It’s full of all of the goods – and eats – to make your Saturday morning sweet. Stop by  from 9am to 1pm. For more information, visit their website:

Artist in Residence Exit Show Featuring Works by Amanda Bury

Amanda Bury showcases fresh work made at the Morean Center for Clay, fired in the new wood-soda kiln she built during the first half of her residency year. This exhibition serves as the bookend to her year as an Artist-In-Residence.

Museum of Fine Arts: Magnetic Fields Exhibition

In May, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg will be the final stop for the first American exhibition dedicated solely to African American women artists working in abstract art. “Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today” brings together 45 abstract paintings, sculptures and works on paper by 21 accomplished artists who have historically been overlooked by the mainstream. The exhibition showcases an intergenerational group of African American women artists, born between the 1890s and 1980s, who have worked in abstraction, a school of art defined by the use of color, shape, lines and form to convey the artists’ ideas.

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.


Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann

Florida Holocaust Museum is proud to present this blockbuster exhibition, co-produced by The Mossad – Israel Secret Intelligence Service; Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel; and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cleveland, Ohio. Also included in the exhibition is one of the most iconic objects of the century – the bulletproof glass booth in which the accused sat as the courtroom drama was broadcast around the globe. For additional information, please visit The Florida Holocaust Museum’s website. 

Yoga at the Dali

From 10:30-11:45am every Sunday. Join Lucky Cat Yoga every Sunday at The Dali – a remarkable environment where Dali’s energy infuses the physical, mental and spiritual inspiration of yoga. Classes are held in the Raymond James Community Room or Avant-Garden, both with incredible views of the waterfront.

The Lucky Cats teach vinyasa yoga, an all-levels approach that incorporates an interplay of basic breath work, postures, meditation and relaxation. Each student is encouraged to awaken and sustain their practice at their own pace. Please arrive early on a light stomach. Don’t have a mat? We have several on hand to lend.

Cost: $10 members and students, $15 non-members.

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.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Astros 1:10pm

With a solid mix of newly acquired talent and seasoned players on the roster for 2018, the Tampa Bay Rays are set to be one of the strongest teams in this season’s American League East, which many believe is the most challenging division of baseball.

TEN TRENDS at Imagine Museum

TEN TRENDS is an eye opening presentation that speculates on the future of glass as a material for artistic expression. The ten artists represented in this exhibition embody the spirit of experimentation; their work demonstrates a mastery of technique while pushing the boundaries of concept. Incorporating science and technology, street art, and cultural sub-themes, the artwork provides a glimpse in the future of studio glass. Tickets are $5 and available for purchase at the door. Imagine Museum members receive free admission.

About the author


Graham Colton

Graham doesn't like talking about himself...he'd rather write. He is a master's student in journalism at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. He's also a freelance writer and social media manager, who is pleased to be with Beach Drive and the St. Pete Catalyst this summer. In his free time, he enjoys reading and playing sports.

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