Beach Drive: The Weekender 3/21-3/24


You made it through another week, so we made you another to-do list! Get the most out of your weekend with the highlights of DTSP’s what-to-do. Thursday, take advantage of reduced admission to the Dali, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Imagine Museum (with Cocktails and Collections at the MFA!). Friday, make yourself your newest clay piece with the Morean Arts Center or check out the opening night performance of Crumbs from the Table of Joy by FreeFall Theater. Saturday begins the St. Pete Tiny Home Festival, the opening of a new exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, and a Goats and Gulps Happy Hour to help support Friends of Strays. Sunday brings things to a close with the second day of the Tiny Home Fest and an afternoon of Sunday jazz at the Independent Bar. Go out and enjoy your weekend!

THURSDAY 3/21

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.

Cocktails & Collections at the Museum of Fine Arts

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month from 5PM to 7PM, is a series of themed events focusing on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions. Enjoy live music, a customized docent tour, light bites and art-inspired signature cocktails, all inspired by the different works & artists.

Free for MFA Members, $20 For Not-Yet Members – (members must register and log in to receive discount)

Cash bar after first cocktail.

FRIDAY 3/22

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.

Crumbs from the Table of Joy Opening Night

Crumbs from the Table of Joy is a coming of age story of a young African American girl whose family is finding their way through the 1950’s world. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lynn Nottage, this play premieres at FreeFall Theater in St. Pete and runs through April 14th. Tickets are $29.50 – $52.50.

SATURDAY 3/23

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.

A Feast for the Eyes Exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete – Opening

Dreamy landscapes and luscious still life paintings from one of the world’s greatest private collections join together in A Feast for the Eyes: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection. This stunning exhibition will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete from March 23 through July 28, 2019. The exhibition features 40 of the finest Old Master paintings by artists from the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Germany -including Jan Brueghel the Elder and Canaletto, one of the greatest view painters of all time represented here with an iconic view of Venice.The works span from 1600 to 1750. The collection is on loan from the Grasset family of Spain, whose patriarch assembled this group of masterpieces.

Goats and Gulps Happy Hour

Here’s your chance to snuggle up to goats while enjoying some delicious craft beer at Cage Brewing! Tickets are $25 and include one beer and all the goat cuddles. All proceeds benefit Friends of Strays. The event is from 3 – 4PM.

St. Pete Tiny Home Festival

Come see the latest and greatest in tiny home living trends! Learn about simplifying your life and living greener and local. LocalShops1’s St Pete Tiny Home Festival & Live Local Expo will feature tiny homes, micro homes, food trucks, mobile boutiques, artists, vendors, workshops, entertainment, children’s activities and much more! The event takes place March 23-24, 2019, from 10 a.m – 6 p.m, on the campus of SPC’s Allstate Center in St Petersburg. Click here for tickets!

SUNDAY 3/24

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.

St. Pete Tiny Home Festival

Come see the latest and greatest in tiny home living trends! Learn about simplifying your life and living greener and local. LocalShops1’s St Pete Tiny Home Festival & Live Local Expo will feature tiny homes, micro homes, food trucks, mobile boutiques, artists, vendors, workshops, entertainment, children’s activities and much more! The event takes place March 23-24, 2019, from 10 a.m – 6 p.m, on the campus of SPC’s Allstate Center in St Petersburg. Click here for tickets!

The Sunday Jazz Project

Ya like jazz? Of course you do! Head over to the Independent Bar St. Pete from 3-5PM for an afternoon of some of the best local jazz around. Enjoy James Suggs on trumpet, Sandi Grecco on drums, and Jeremy Douglass on keyboard, as well as newly served Estrella Galicia Lager and 1906 Reserva Especial Red Ale on tap!

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. See it before it leaves on April 7th!

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. See it before it leaves on March 31st!

A Feast for the Eyes Exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete

Dreamy landscapes and luscious still life paintings from one of the world’s greatest private collections join together in A Feast for the Eyes: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection. This stunning exhibition will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete from March 23 through July 28, 2019. The exhibition features 40 of the finest Old Master paintings by artists from the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Germany -including Jan Brueghel the Elder and Canaletto, one of the greatest view painters of all time represented here with an iconic view of Venice.The works span from 1600 to 1750. The collection is on loan from the Grasset family of Spain, whose patriarch assembled this group of masterpieces.

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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