The weekend is coming, and it’s offering a bit more culture than your average weekend in St. Pete. Friday features an Asian street food and craft beer fest at Albert Whitted Park. Saturday is Free Museum Day, with free (or discounted) admission to our city’s best museums, like the Dali Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Florida Holocaust Museum. Saturday is a busy day, as it also offers a “Pretty Woman” dive-in movie and sunset pool party at the Hollander Hotel; and a Rowdies’ game. As always, wrap your weekend up on Sunday with a leisurely stroll through a museum or perhaps a session of Yoga at the Dali. Enjoy.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20
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.
Night Market St. Pete
Shop under the stars at St. Pete’s largest night market yet! Located in the Warehouse Arts District next to 3 Daughters Brewing, enjoy eats, beats, art and drinks from some of St. Pete’s finest vendors. Free admission and family friendly with a Kids Fun Zone from 6pm – 10pm.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21
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.
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.
St. Pete Asian Street Food & Craft Beer Fest
Soak in the waterfront views at Albert Whitted Park and choose from over 20 food trucks who will be serving up Asian inspired dishes in addition to their normal cuisine. This food truck rally is going down from 6 – 11 p.m. and will have live music, beer and wine available for purchase, and is family and pet friendly.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22
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.
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.
Free Museum Day!
The arts are alive! Celebrate the culture found throughout St. Pete/Clearwater by exploring participating museums and art galleries for free or discounted entry.
Participating museums include:
The Dali Museum
Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete
James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
The Florida Holocaust Museum
Pretty Woman ‘90s Dive-In Movie & Sunset Pool Party
Pull up a float and watch Pretty Woman while enjoying a nice dip in the pool at the Hollander Hotel in Downtown St. Pete. Movie starts at dusk and food and beverage will be for sale. Arrive early to ensure you get a poolside seat or spot in the pool.
Rowdies vs. Richmond Kickers, 7:30 p.m.
Get ‘Rowdie’ at Al Lang Stadium and cheer on the Tampa Bay Rowdies as they take on Richmond Kickers. Kickoff is at 7:30 pm and tickets start at $25.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23
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.
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.
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.
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.