Another Thursday in paradise. As snow falls for our Northern neighbors, the ‘burg shines ever brighter. We’ve got everything you need to plan another fantastic weekend in our beautiful city, soaking up the best things your favorite district has to offer. And it’s been decided – just don’t make plans in fall in St. Pete. Plans come to you.
From intergalactic Star Wars festivities to “Rockin’ Ribs, Helpin’ kids,” to classing it up with the Florida Orchestra, this weekend leaves no one out. Scroll for instant wish fulfillment.
THURSDAY NOV. 9th
Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson @ The Mahaffey
British rock legend Ian Anderson makes his Mahaffey debut! The concert will feature a solid collection of the best-known Jethro Tull repertoire from 1968 to date. Fans will recognize the key songs from various albums – songs which put Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson on the map in the late ’60’s and early ’70’s – with most of them accompanied by big screen HD video elements to enhance the concert experience. Tickets available here.
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. 10th
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 10 at 10 a.m. In front of Mickey’s Cafe and Organics (318 Central Ave) stpetepreservation.org/
Star Wars and the Power of Costume: First Look Cantina @ The MFA
SATURDAY NOV. 4th
Young Eagles Flight Rally – Free Flight for Kids @ Albert Whitted Airport
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to fly? Kids who become Young Eagles get to live an experience far beyond imagination. Join this special group and share the thrill of aviation! Each plane ride starts with a pre-flight safety lesson from the pilot, and soon, kids are enjoying a whole new and beautiful view of the world below. Take to the skies, and become a Young Eagle. You’re invited to this FREE event! Flights from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay Times Reading Festival @ USFSP
The 25th Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. This free festival is a celebration of literacy featuring nationally renowned authors, book signings, panel discussions and a variety of entertainment. The USF St. Petersburg campus is located in downtown St. Petersburg, attendees may utilize campus and downtown parking, giving easy access to all events throughout the day.
The Florida Orchestra Pops: Martin Hamlisch & More @ The Mahaffey
The orchestra honors one singular sensation with beloved songs by Marvin Hamlisch, along with the music that inspired him from Gershwin and Bernstein. Lee Musiker conducts and plays piano; Doug LaBrecque on vocals. Shows at 2pm & 8pm. Tickets available here.
Star Wars and the Power of Costume: Official Costume Party – Now open to the public!
Beach Drive is readying itself for an influx of intergalactic superstars! The MFA opens its Power of Costume exhibition with a celebration of the ultimate in powerful costumes: Star Wars Costume Party on November 11th. Perfect time of year to don your Star Wars garb. We can already imagine that sweet fall breeze in our hair, and capes.Sip on signature cocktails, nosh on tasty snacks, test your Star Wars trivia with The Tampa Bay Dream Team, and more! Make sure to wear your favorite Star Wars or space-themed costume – but remember, no masks and no weaponry. MFA Members $50/ Non-Members $80. Limited availability – buy your tickets today! Purchase Tickets
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/
St. Pete Run Fest Training Run
St Pete Run Fest and their partners will be on hand to get you prepped and ready for the big run St. Pete Run Fest on November 19. Each group run will be free and open to anyone who would like to participate. Mapped runs of 3, 6 and 9 miles will all start and finish at the Saturday Morning Market and be complete with tips on running, nutrition, and hydration for the big event. Runs start at 8am.
SUNDAY NOV. 5TH
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.
La La Land In Concert @ The Mahaffey (Rescheduled)
Experience the original musical film like never before with a live symphony orchestra! Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Starts at 8pm.
Betty Fox Band Good Sunday Revue series @ Ale & The Witch
The Good Sunday Revue is a series hosted by the Betty Fox Band on select Sundays through the year where proceeds are raised for local charities from the concert. This November the select dates are the 12th and the 26th (Thanksgiving weekend Sunday). The time for the shows are 4-7pm as the time change of daylight savings goes into effect this month. Each concert the Betty Fox Band is joined by a special guest musician. 4-7pm.