Beach Drive: The Weekender 3/14-3/17


Congratulations on surviving another week – now reward yourself with a weekend of fun! This Sunday is the always-anticipated St. Patrick’s Day, so get ready for shamrock-themed festivities. Thursday starts things off with reduced museum admissions after 5PM and the Royal Palm Market. Friday really kicks the weekend into gear with the start of the holiday fun all over downtown and the beginning of the Reggae Rise Up music festival! These activities continue all weekend long, with the height of the celebrations on Sunday (of course). Also, don’t forget to support your favorite soccer team in their first match of the season on Saturday night! Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

THURSDAY 3/14

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 $10. 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.

Royal Palm Market

Enjoy live music, food, shopping and craft cocktails every Thursday at 6PM under the royal palms of St. Pete! This weekly night market is located right next to Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails and features local artists, boutiques, handmade goods, leather goods, wood burning, clothing & accessories, specialty dog treat vendors, soaps, candles and so much more! Bring the whole family including your pets to this free, weekly event.

FRIDAY 3/15

Yoga for Lunch at Station House

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.

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay

Spend your Friday evening playing in clay at the Morean Center for Clay! Be prepared to get dirty for two hours from 7-9PM. of wheel throwing and hand building. Bring a towel, your favorite beverage, and a group of friends or a date for a fun get-together. You’ll get to select your favorite piece at the end of the night and they will bisque and glaze it for you to bring home. Purchase your tickets for $25 online today.

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

Since there are so many fun things to do for St. Patty’s Day this weekend, here’s some of the handpicked highlights!

  • MacDinton’s has a weekend full of activities ready, from traditional Irish fare to live music and drinks!
  • The Sundial will have a weekend full of Lots O’ Luck, with activities all weekend long – including Irish dance performances and, of course, plenty of food.
  • Yard of Ale will have live music, drink specials, and more fun, holiday-themed activities Friday through Sunday!

Reggae Rise Up Music Festival

This three-day festival is full of music, food, art, activities, and more! Performers include Slightly Stoopid, Tribal Seeds, Method Man & Redman, and many others (with more to be announced!). Gates open at 12PM each day, with music starting at 1PM and ending at 10PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

SATURDAY 3/16

Saturday Morning Market

Check out this week’s rendition of St. Pete’s favorite way to say good morning. It’s full of all of the goods – and eats – to make your Saturday morning sweet. Stop by at 101 1st Street SE between 9am and 1pm.

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 10AM and concludes at 11:30AM. 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.

Salsa in the Burg

Join DJs Mike Sensation and Elias Mambo as they spin vinyl (yes, real vinyl!) for a night of dancing at the Iberian Rooster’s Subcentral. The night includes $7 margaritas and $3 Coronas all night! Come early to enjoy dinner at the Iberian Rooster before the event gets into swing. The event runs from 9PM to 3AM and tickets are $10. Purchase them here!

Reggae Rise Up Music Festival

This three-day festival is full of music, food, art, activities, and more! Performers include Slightly Stoopid, Tribal Seeds, Method Man & Redman, and many others (with more to be announced!). Gates open at 12PM each day, with music starting at 1PM and ending at 10PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

Since there are so many fun things to do for St. Patty’s Day this weekend, here’s some of the handpicked highlights!

  • MacDinton’s has a weekend full of activities ready, from traditional Irish fare to live music and drinks!
  • The Sundial will have a weekend full of Lots O’ Luck, with activities all weekend long – including Irish dance performances and, of course, plenty of food.
  • Yard of Ale will have live music, drink specials, and more fun, holiday-themed activities Friday through Sunday!
  • Check out Bar Crawl Nation’s St. Patty’s Day crawl through some DTSP favorites!
  • Don’t miss the 97X block party near Green Bench Brewery!

Tampa Bay Rowdies VS Pittsburgh Riverhounds (Season Kickoff)

It’s time to kick things off at Al Lang Stadium for another season with the Tampa Bay Rowdies! Don’t miss the first match of the season as the Rowdies take on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

SUNDAY 3/17

St. Pete Sunday Market

LocalShops1 will be hosting a Sunday Market at Caddy’s on Central! This runs weekly from 12PM to 4PM each Sunday through April. Sip mimosas, enter raffles, and enjoy live music as you shop a variety of local vendors!

Yoga at The Dali

Come with your yoga mat and get ready to be inspired! Join Lucky Cat Yoga at 10:30 AM 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.

Poetry in the Two St. Petersburgs

Visit the Studio@620 for a morning of brunch and international poetry! View a live video performance of American poet Edward Hirsch reading his poetry in St. Petersburg, Russia, with Anna Halberstadt reading the Russian translations. Admission is free with brunch available for purchase. To RSVP, call 727-895-6620.

Reggae Rise Up Music Festival

This three-day festival is full of music, food, art, activities, and more! Performers include Slightly Stoopid, Tribal Seeds, Method Man & Redman, and many others (with more to be announced!). Gates open at 12PM each day, with music starting at 1PM and ending at 10PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

Since there are so many fun things to do for St. Patty’s Day this weekend, here’s some of the handpicked highlights!

  • MacDinton’s has a weekend full of activities ready, from traditional Irish fare to live music and drinks!
  • The Sundial will have a weekend full of Lots O’ Luck, with activities all weekend long – including Irish dance performances and, of course, plenty of food.
  • Yard of Ale steps up the game with doors opening at 11AM and a holiday afterparty the next day!
  • Bar @548 joins in as well with drink specials and live music!
  • Courigan’s hosts a block party for the occasion!

Beach Drive Dine and Wine Tour

An event after our own heart! Take a tour of some of the best that Beach Drive has to offer, from the Vinoy Hotel to Locale Market. The evening kicks off at 5:30PM and ends at 9PM. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here.

MUSEUMS

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 (now EXTENDED through June 30th!).

GLOW: The Hand-Painted Photographs of E. G. Barnhill

This special exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete features hand painted photographs of E. G. Barnhill (1894-1987) which offer a unique voyage into the natural splendors of Florida during the early part of the twentieth century.

Jewels of Imagination at the Museum of Fine Arts

The glittering jewelry designs of Jean Schlumberger were the epitome of mid-century elegance. Inspired by nature, his creations graced such notable style icons as Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn. This exhibition highlights the work of this innovative artist, placing his jewelry and objets d’art as inimitable examples of twentieth-century design. This exhibition brings together the extensive Schlumberger collection of Rachel Lambert “Bunny” Mellon, donated to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts between 1985 and 2015. It is the largest, most comprehensive public collection of Jean Schlumberger’s work in the world.

Magritte and Dali: A Surreal Exhibition

The Magritte & Dali Exhibition challenges reality with the works from the world’s two most celebrated surrealists – Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali. In addition to viewing the 30+ works on display in the special exhibit, immersive installations allow you to be part of some of their most iconic pieces of art. The exhibitions runs through May 19, 2019 and tickets are available here.

About the author

Gina Marks

Gina Marks

Gina is a student at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, with a love of all things writing and St. Pete-themed. Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, she moved with her family to Florida in 2009 and has been in love ever since. When she's not studying or working, she spends her time reading, writing, and working on her fashion blog, ellisfashionco.com.


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