The countdown to Halloween is on, and we’ve got everything you need to have a spooktacularly good time on Beach Drive this weekend. Whether you’re looking for a quick culture lesson, a rooftop Halloween party, or a hangover cure, we’ve got it all. Costume up, grab your crew, and celebrate in St. Pete’s liveliest district.
THURSDAY OCT. 26TH
Anthony Hamilton at the Mahaffey
Grammy Award winner Anthony Hamilton performs live at the Mahaffey Theater. Anthony will be performing all his smash hits like “Comin From Where I’m From”, “Charlene”, “point of it All” and “Best of Me.” The 10 time Grammy nominated soul singer has built a reputation for outstanding live performances full of energy and classic R&B. Show starts at 7pm. Tickets can be found here.
Movies in the Park: ET
Gear up in your Halloween costume and usher in fall & Halloween with E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982) PG – An Oscar award winning Spielberg classic. This is the perfect movie to begin your Halloween celebrations. Bring your little ones and be sure to sign up for the costume contest. Music starts at 6pm, movie at dusk.
Heather Gillis Band at Ale & The Witch
Florida local Heather Gillis is the complete package as a guitar player, lap steel player, songwriter, singer and arranger. At 22 years old, Heather has not only formed a following at a local level, but has played alongside and befriended members of the The Allman Brothers Band, Col Bruce Hampton, The Lee Boys, North Mississippi All-Stars, Matt Schofield, and many more. The show starts at 8:30pm.
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 OCT. 27TH
Beach and Beyond: Sundial Friday Night Music Series – Chris Walker
Continuing the Friday Night Music Series, this free concert starts at 6pm in the Sundial Courtyard. Chris Walker is known for his captivating, engaging shows, where he connects with audiences using multiple instruments and enigmatic musicianship. Chris has been touring the US since the age of 13. Every show, every song; Chris pours out his musical soul and message.
SATURDAY OCT. 28TH
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.
St. Petersburg International Folk Fair (SPIFFS)
Travel the world in a day – without leaving the country. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to take part in the magic of song, dance, and foods from more than 30 ethnic groups from countries around the world. In addition to ethnic foods and cultural displays, enjoy cooking demonstrations, breathtaking music, Polynesian dancers plus folk music and dancing from around the world. Vinoy Park, Saturday 10am-8pm.
Dali & Beyond Film Series: Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Going along with the Dali’s new exhibit, Dali and Shiaparelli, October’s movie theme is “Haute Couture Horror,” featuring frightful films with extraordinary costume design. The film starts at 1pm and plays til 3.
This week’s movie will be Bram Stoker’s Dracula, in honor of Halloween. A film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel, Gary Oldman plays Dracula whose lonely soul is determined to reunite with his lost love, Mina (Winona Ryder). In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of terror and seduction in search of the woman who looks like his long-dead wife. Vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
USL Semifinals: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. New York Red Bulls II
The Tampa Bay Rowdies are in the next round of play-offs! After an excellent showing last weekend against FC Cincinnati, The Rowdies are vying to keep going. Show up and root for the green and gold. The game starts at 7:30pm at Al Lang Stadium. Follow our guide here for more information, and grab tickets here.
Tryst Halloween House Party
Join Tryst Gastropub & Sexton Irish Whiskey crew for a bloody good time at Tryst’s Halloween House Party! Come dressed to impress in your best costume and bring your friends for a party that’s to die for. Join us for some scary eats and toxic drinks. Then, jam out to some spooktacular music. From 9p – 11p, Sexton’s girls and guys will be giving away shots, shirts, and other awesome freebies.
Annual Rooftop Halloween Party at the Birchwood
Time to class up. The Birchwood’s annual Rooftop Halloween Party is almost here. Bring your a-game with classy costumes and rent a cabana for you and your crew. This party only happens once a year so don’t miss it! Drink Specials, dancing, prizes, and much more! For cabana availability, call 727-896-1080
SUNDAY OCT. 29TH
Tryst Halloween Hangover Sunday
Join Tryst Crystal Skull Vodka for the perfect hangover cure at Tryst’s Halloween Hangover Party! Come in last night’s costume or dressed to impress in your new costume for special Bloody Mary’s plus some scary eats and toxic drinks. From 2p – 4p, Crystal Skull’s team will be giving away some awesome freebies.
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.
St. Petersburg International Folk Fair (SPIFFS)
Travel the world in a day – without leaving the country. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to take part in the magic of song, dance, and foods from more than 30 ethnic groups from countries around the world. In addition to ethnic foods and cultural displays, enjoy cooking demonstrations, breathtaking music, Polynesian dancers plus folk music and dancing from around the world. Vinoy Park, Sunday 10am-6pm.
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 and find more information here.