Beach Drive: The Weekender Nov. 16 – 19


You’ve never seen a more fun-filled, eclectic, and incredible weekend in St. Pete. All surrounding the city’s most lively district, we’ve got enough events to make your head spin. From a 5-day festival of all things local culture, to a weekend of running and fitness, to chilling out in Vinoy Park with Chillounge night – there won’t be a second of your weekend to spare. Catch it all here.

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THURSDAY NOV. 16th

Et Cultura

This multi-day culturally immersive event is on a mission to spotlight the creative and innovation culture coursing through our streets & bring the world to inspire, collaborate, and discover! Et Cultura’s goal is to foster conversations with audiences, our community and contributing artists while supporting emerging artists and providing an environment for learning through film, music, art, and Interactive sessions. To create signature event that will encourage new avenues for innovative thinking, new collaborations and unique experiences – to make an indelible mark in the minds of all who come to see what Et Cultura and St. Petersburg is all about.

Et Cultura Music:

  • The Hip Abduction, Madaila, Seranation @ Jannus Live; 7pm
  • Son Volt, William Tyler, The Hummingbirds @ State Theatre; 7pm
  • TRC, Queen of Ex, DJ Rahim, Miranda Rose @ Ringside; 9pm

Et Cultural Film:

  • Dare to be Different Radio 88 @ Sundial AMC Theater 6; 8-11pm

Et Cultura Art:

  • Locally sourced: Morean Center for Clay w/ Lassyu; 8pm – 11pm.

Other Activities:

Fine Art after 5pm: reduced admission to The Dali Museum & MFA

Fine art can be pricey. Thursdays after 5pm, visit the Dali for $10, 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.

FRIDAY NOV. 17th

Off Beach: St. Petersburg Preservation’s Downtown Weekday Morning Tour

This weekday morning tour is led by architectural historian and St. Petersburg Preservation President Emily Elwyn. Tour goers will see some of the best of the city’s architecture, including the Open Air Post Office and the adjacent Snell Building, while being led by a historian offering a unique perspective on the growth of the ‘Burg. The tour will last approximately one hour, offering a great introduction to the city for visitors and a fun way for residents to learn something new about their city. November 17 at 10 a.m.  In front of Mickey’s Cafe and Organics (318 Central Ave) stpetepreservation.org/

Et Cultura

Et Cultura Interactive:

  • Rad Schools @ Hyatt Place 8:30am-6pm
  • ASA Entertainment @ Jannus Live 4:45pm, 7pm
  • Future City @ Station House 11am-2pm

Et Cultural Music:

  • WMNF Radio Live Show @Hideaway Cafe 2pm – 6pm
  • Cloud Nothings, The Coathangers, The Florida Bjorkestra @ Jannus Live; 7pm
  • Waxahatchee, Ought, DieAlps! @ State Theatre; 7pm
  • Alex Harrisa, Cortadito @ Ringside; 9pm
  • Pleasures, Sonic Graffiti, Kerry Courtney @ Baum Ave EtC Main Stage; 7pm
  • Mike Mass, Sun Signs, Ari Chi @ SubCentral (The Iberian Rooster); 10pm – 1am.

Et Cultura Film:

  • Theater 6 @ Sundial AMC 20: Key to the Dali + Short films and documentaries. 11am -11pm

Et Cultura Art:

  • Exquisite Corpse Games 2017 @ The Gallery; 10am – 4pm
  • Et Cultural Design Exhibition – St. Pete State of Mind @ Baum (Green Bench)

Other Activities:

St. Pete Oozefest – Food Truck Rally

CHEESE LOVERS UNITE! The Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association is bringing together all of your favorite food trucks for Oozefest, a celebration of all things cheese – melty, oozey, delightful cheese. Gourmet food trucks include: Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese, Engine 53 Pizza Truck, I WANNA WOK, Riddle on the Griddle, The Melt Machine Food Truck, St. Pete Pizza Food Truck, Rubbed & Pulled BBQ, Empamamas, St. Pete Taco Lady, Just Smokin BBQ, and much more. This event will also feature live music from NATL Act. Admission is free, join the fun at Albert Whitted Park, 6-11pm. gulftobayfta.org/

SATURDAY NOV. 18th

Et Cultura

Et Cultura Interactive:

  • Morning Yoga w/ The Body Electric Yoga Co. @ Et Cultura Main Stage; 10-11am
  • Rad Schools, ASA Entertainment, BMX/SKATE demo @ Baum Ave; 2pm, 4pm

Et Cultura Music:

  • WMNF Radio Live Show @ Hideaway Cafe; 2pm-6pm
  • Slow Dive, Silver Apples, Infinite Third @ Jannus Live; 7pm
  • Talib Kweli, The Budos Band, The Sh-Booms @ State Theater; 7pm
  • Sara Rose Band @ Ringside; 9pm
  • Florida Folk Scene @ EtC Main Stage, Baum Ave; 12pm-6pm
  • Have Gun, Will Travel, Loose Talk, Haunted Spacesuits @ EtC Main Stage, Baum Ave; 6pm
  • QUEENOFEX, DEA + SAINT, Rogerthomas (DJ Set), DJ Wally Clark @ SubCentral (Iberian Rooster); 10pm – 1am

Et Cultura Film:

  • Theater 5 &6: Feature Films & Shorts @ Sundial AMC 20; 11am – 11pm

Et Cultura Art:

  • Exquisite Corpse Games 2017 @ The Gallery; 10am – 4pm

On Baum Ave:

  • TCCBA Chalk Walk; 9am – 6pm
  • The Urban Conga Pop Up Park; 12pm – 6pm
  • EtC Street Market; 12pm – 6pm

St. Pete Run Fest

Lace up those running shoes and get ready to race. Beach Drive will be the central hub for the inaugural year of St. Petersburg’s premier running event, St. Pete Run Fest, held November 18th & 19th. From first-timer runners to weathered fitness enthusiasts and everyone in-between, this two day festival has something for all ages and ability levels. Events range from the Pelikids Fun Runs, to the Sunshine City 5k, and 3 Daughters Half Marathon & Relay. First, all races start (and finish) at the acclaimed Salvador Dali Museum. Then, they’ll wind along Bayshore and Central Avenue, through the Edge, Grand Central, and Warehouse districts, giving runners a complete picture of the city.

St. Pete Run Fest Health and Wellness Market

The St. Pete Run Fest is partnering with Saturday Morning Market to fill ALL of Al Lang Stadium. On the east side of the lot, you’ll discover the Run Fest Wellness Expo, the 3 Daughters Brewing Beach Bar, a 2nd music stage (with the Urban Gypsies Of Florida and The Hot Rod Hornets) and lots of wonderful kids activities (including several kids races)! All of this is a lead-in to the first annual Run Fest Sunday races (a half marathon and a 5k). This is  the biggest hullabaloo in the Market’s 15 year history. It be open until 3pm to help fit all the fun in. Don’t miss it!

St. Pete Run Fest PeliKids Fun Run

Get those kiddos ready to race! The one mile fun run for kids takes place at 2pm on Saturday. But the fun doesn’t start or end there! There are kid-friendly activities going on all day!

Saturday Morning Market

St. Pete’s favorite way to say good morning is back on Beach Drive! After spending the summer in Williams Park, the Market is back with all of the goods – and eats – to make your Saturday morning sweet. Stop by Al Lang Stadium Parking lot from 9am to 2pm. For more information, visit their website: http://saturdaymorningmarket.com/

Other Activities:

Off Beach: Florida CraftArt Festival 2017

This event takes place on the crossroads of Central Ave. and 5th Street in St. Petersburg. Florida CraftArt is a nonprofit organization representing the contemporary fine craft artists of Florida. The annual CraftArt Festival is a two-day contemporary craft festival produced by Florida CraftArt, featuring the best fine craft artists in the country. 10am – 5pm http://www.floridacraftart.org/

Shopapalooza Festival @ South Straub Park

Kick off the holiday season with all things local. Join us at South Straub Park for an all day shopping extravaganza. Shopapalooza Festival is a production of LocalShops1, Tampa Bay’s most active advocate for local businesses. The event is in its eighth year! The community celebration takes place every year in downtown St. Petersburg the Saturday before Thanksgiving and the Saturday after Thanksgiving (aka Small Business Saturday). Admission is, and always will be, free.

Shopapalooza Festival features more than 130 local shops, artists, food vendors and service providers. Add to the mix: free entertainment, extensive kids’ zone, music, acrobatics, raffles and prizes! The event is family-friendly, and well-behaved pets on leash are welcomed. 10am – 5pm

St. Pete 2017 Chillounge Night

Expect the unexpected at Chillounge Night’s St. Petersburg 10 Anniversary Party! The anniversary party will feature all the stylistic and cool vibe these events have become known for throughout Florida. The magnificent waterfront view of Straub Park will be the backdrop for the ultimate outdoor lounge party. Hundreds of chic daybeds, cabanas and outdoor furnishings will transform the area into a cozy and comfortable setting for thousands to enjoy a festive evening of food, drink and entertainment. Must be 21 to attend.Tickets are $25 now and $35 at the door. Get your tickets here: www.chilloungenight.com 

SUNDAY NOV. 19TH

St. Pete Run Fest Half Marathon & 5K

The races start bright and early on this Sunday morning, beginning with the 3 Daughters Half Marathon & Half Marathon Relay at 7am. Then, at 10:30am, the Sunshine City 5k. All races start (and finish) at the acclaimed Salvador Dali Museum. The half marathon winds along Bayshore and Central Avenue, through the Edge, Grand Central, and Warehouse districts, giving runners a complete picture of the city.

St. Pete Run Fest Fun Fest & After Race Activities

The Run Fest sponsors are sticking around to give runners an exceptional post-race experience. With plenty of food, beer, massages, and vendors galore, you and your kids will never get bored. Get ready for an excellent Sunday Funday in Albert Whitted Park. Festivities go from 8:30am to 1pm.

Et Cultura

Et Cultura Interactive:

  • Morning Yoga w/ The Body Electric Yoga Co. @ Et Cultura Main Stage; 11-12:15am

Et Cultura Music:

  • Florida Folk Scene Showcase: Acho Brother, Soapbox Soliloquy, Mountain Holler @ EtC Main Stage, Baum Ave; 2pm-5pm
  • New Granada Records Showcase: Pohgoh, Fistful, MrENC @ EtC Main Stage, Baum Ave; 7pm – 9pm

Et Cultura Art:

  • The Urban Conga Pop Up Park; 2pm – 7pm
  • EtC Street Market; 2pm – 7pm
  • Carousel No. 7; 7:30pm – 9pm
  • Pixel Rain/Molecular Media Projection Mapping Project; 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, 9pm.

Other Activities:

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.

The Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute @ The Mahaffey

It’s Saturday Night Fever every night with the Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute to the Bee Gees. One of the most successful and adored acts in musical history is recreated in a 75 minute multi media concert event. You’ll hear hits like “Staying Alive”, “You Should Be Dancing”, “How Deep Is Your Love” and “Jive Talking.” The performers authentic take on the trio’s clothes, style and moves showcase five decades of the Brothers Gibbs’s success as a rock and disco legends, while audiences groove to their memorable music and are immersed in the disco era. Tickets available here.

Off Beach: Florida CraftArt Festival 2017

This event takes place on the crossroads of Central Ave. and 5th Street in St. Petersburg. Florida CraftArt is a nonprofit organization representing the contemporary fine craft artists of Florida. The annual CraftArt Festival is a two-day contemporary craft festival produced by Florida CraftArt, featuring the best fine craft artists in the country. 10am – 4pm http://www.floridacraftart.org/

 

About the author

Megan Holmes

Megan Holmes

By day, Megan writes, project manages, and plays an executive assistant who needs an assistant at Big Sea. By early morning and late night, she lives at CrossFit9 with a barbell in her hands. She believes that exercise is the greatest prescription for every ailment, but that a hot cup of coffee and a nice sour beer will do in a pinch. She loves all things local – so you might spot her trying out a new eatery, biking around this beautiful city, or walking her beloved Shiba Inu, Max.


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