Beach Drive: The Weekender 5/2-5/5


Happy weekend, ‘Burg-ers! We’ve got First Friday and Cinco de Mayo this weekend, so we’ve brought on the fun! Thursday includes reduced museum admission (including free admission to the Florida Holocaust Museum in honor of Yom HaShoa), a performance of Mamma Mia!, and the Royal Palm Market. Friday is First Friday and includes yoga, shuffleboard, and clay sculpting. Saturday means more yoga, a ballet concert, pilates at the Chihuly, and more! Finally, Sunday is Cinco de Mayo, so be sure to check out the celebrations at the Sundial. Go enjoy yourselves in the wonderful DTSP!

THURSDAY 5/2

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.

Look Back At It Thursdays with DJ Shannon C

Ladies, this one is for you – head on over to Yard of Ale St. Pete from 11PM-1AM for the best of the 90s and great drink and food deals ($2 Ladies Wells, $3 Ultra, $4 White Teas, $5 Stoli, LITs, $5 Chicken / Veggie Skewers)!

American Stage in the Park: Mamma Mia!

Grab a blanket and your friends for an evening of live theater under the stars! American Stage in the Park brings comedies & modern musicals to Demens Landing Park in St. Pete each spring. This year, watch the enchanting tale of love, laughter, family, and friendship as they present Mama Mia! on select nights From April 10 – May 12. See here for tickets and more information.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration & Free Museum Admission

Join the Florida Holocaust Museum for a commemorative ceremony and candle lighting by Holocaust Survivors in observance of Yom HaShoah. This year’s commemoration will include free Museum admission from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and the reading of Holocaust Victims’ names continuously throughout the day. Additionally, there will be a Holocaust Survivor talk at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. The day will culminate with a service by the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis and Tampa Rabbinical Association at 5:30 p.m., followed by a special program. Free and open to the public!

FRIDAY 5/3

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.

Friday Nights at the St. Pete Shuffleboard Club

It’s not just for the older generation anymore! Join the fun at the world’s largest shuffleboard club to see why this pastime has regained its popularity in the Sunshine City. Free every Friday night from 7-11 p.m., locals and visitors alike flock to this private recreational club. If you’re not sure how to play, have no fear as volunteers are on hand to give you a lesson or two. Bring your own snacks and beverages – local craft beers tend to be a popular choice. There’s often live music or a DJ on-site to keep you shufflin’. Children are welcome and so are well behaved dogs.

First Friday St. Pete

Celebrate every First Friday of the month in St. Pete with a free block party complete with live music and dancing! The action goes down between 2nd and 3rd streets on Central Ave. from 5:30-10PM.

SATURDAY 5/4

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.

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. Petersburg Ballet Spring Concert

This year’s St. Petersburg Ballet spring performance is La Bayadère Act II, a story of love and vengeance in Royal India. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children and seniors. The show takes place at the Palladium and starts at 7:30PM. Purchase tickets here!

Pilates at the Chihuly

Want to work out in the beautiful Chihuly garden? Now’s your chance! Join the Body Center St. Pete at 9:30AM to get your pilates on. Bring a pilates mat (or a thick yoga mat), $15 (or preregister here), and start your day off right! Attendees also will enjoy discounts to places like the Rawk Star Cafe (right next door to the museum).

Brocante Market

Explore 15,000 sq feet of vintage treasure finds at this monthly market in St. Pete! This true vendor-run market has an amazing variety and selection of vintage items unlike anywhere else. Grab your next vintage find the first weekend of each month from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday at 2200 2nd Ave S in St. Pete.

Kentucky Derby Formal at Intermezzo

Experience the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” at Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails. Mint Juleps ($6) AND Bloody Mary’s will be flowing, big hats will be flopping, and jockeys will be running for the roses. The Oyster Bar will be shucking the finest bivalves on this side of the Mississippi. Watch the Run for the Roses as they project the Kentucky Derby LIVE on the wall. It’s all going down from 4PM – 8PM Free admission!

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SUNDAY 5/5

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.

Mimosas & Masterpieces: Brunch at the Dali

Raise a glass to an artistic take on Sunday Fundays at Café Gala with Mimosas & Masterpieces! Enjoy a Catalan-inspired brunch, visit the galleries, stroll the grounds, contemplate the Avant-garden, browse the Museum Store and soak in all the brilliance of the world-famous Dali Museum. Enjoy this inspired brunch between 11 am – 4 pm. Visit the Facebook event page here.

St. Petersburg Ballet Spring Concert

This year’s St. Petersburg Ballet spring performance is La Bayadère Act II, a story of love and vengeance in Royal India. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children and seniors. The show takes place at the Palladium and starts at 3PM. Purchase tickets here!

Cinco de Mayo Courtyard Fiesta

Locale Market invites you to fiesta this Cinco de Mayo! Their Cinco de Mayo festivities, consisting of cuisine, refreshments and live music, will take place on Sunday, May 5th from 1-4PM. Sip a frozen margarita, frozen sangria, Mexican beer or individual margarita from their courtyard bar while listening to live music in the Sundial St. Pete courtyard that afternoon.

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!).

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.

Theo Wujcik: Cantos Exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete

One of Tampa Bay’s best-known artists, Theo Wujcik (1936-2014), spent a decade creating a series drawn from the dark and profound literary classic, Dante’s Inferno. Now, those extraordinary paintings are the theme for Theo Wujcik: Cantos, a special exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. This exhibition celebrates the work of Theo Wujcik (1936–2014), with a focus on the literary references in his work.

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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