Beach Drive: The Weekender July 13 – 15

It’s mid-summer in St. Pete, and there’s much to do. Along with the usual yoga, happy hour and Saturday Morning Market, there’s plenty of music and culture to enjoy. Forest Hoffar and a Whitney Houston tribute are in town. The museums will be hoppin’, with a family day at the James Museum and a Pride pop-up show at the Morean Arts Center. While you’re at it, check out Bad Jews at the American Stage Theatre Company, or the Second Saturday ArtWalk through St. Pete. Decisions, decisions…


Live Music by Forest Hoffar at Independent Bar St. Pete

Spend your Friday night at the Independent Bar with a vast selection of craft beer and wine and live music by Forrest Hoffar. Live music goes from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. and is no cover.

Thirsty Pelican Brew Tour

Experience the Gulp Coast in style with the Thirsty Pelican Brew Tours! Get picked up straight from your hotel or from one of the other select pickup locations in Downtown St. Pete. The tour gives you an inside look at select breweries while sampling the best craft beer the Gulp Coast has to offer (all without having to worry about driving). Book your tour on their website or by calling (727) 418-7625.

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.

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.


Saturday Morning Market at Al Lang Stadium

St. Pete’s favorite way to say good morning is on Beach Drive. It’s full of all of the goods – and eats – to make your Saturday morning sweet. Stop by  from 9am to 1pm. For more information, visit their website:

Family Days at the James Museum

Make it a family day at the James Museum! Between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. enjoy story time in the galleries, guided tours that are tailored to engage both kids and adults, make and take art projects, and an ‘explore with the family activity guide.’ This week’s theme is Native Life.

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk

Take in the St. Pete arts scene after hours as more than 40 galleries and studios spanning across five different arts districts stay open late, including local favorites like Duncan McClellan Glass and Morean Arts Center. Free trolleys run throughout the city’s five districts to get you around during the 5-9 p.m. event. For a complete list of participating galleries and a map, visit

Cool Art Show

The 30th annual Cool Art Show comes to St. Pete’s historic Coliseum. Over 75 artisans have been selected to exhibit a remarkable collection of visual and functional creations in paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, fiber, mixed media and jewelry. This show is a great opportunity to discover new art and talk with the artists. The Coliseum is located at 535 4th Avenue North.  Show hours are 10am -5pm Saturday and Sunday and the Coliseum’s food and beverage concessions will be open to the public, including beer and wine.  Show Admission and parking are free.

The Whitney Houston Show at The Mahaffey Theater

Watch this breathtaking performance by Belinda Davids as she brings Whitney Houston’s musical legacy to life. This beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers features a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers. The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston’s greatest hits. Buy tickets online today. 


Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann

Florida Holocaust Museum is proud to present this blockbuster exhibition, co-produced by The Mossad – Israel Secret Intelligence Service; Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel; and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cleveland, Ohio. Also included in the exhibition is one of the most iconic objects of the century – the bulletproof glass booth in which the accused sat as the courtroom drama was broadcast around the globe. For additional information, please visit The Florida Holocaust Museum’s website. 

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.

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.

Bad Jews Presented by American Stage

A seriously smart comedy about family, faith and legacy. This can’t miss performance shares the story of a hilarious family brawl between three cousins from opposite ends of the spectrum over the heirlooms of their recently deceased grandfather. DC Metro Theatre Arts calls it an “irresistibly hilarious and astonishingly heartfelt comic masterpiece.” The show runs on select nights in July – August. Visit to find show times.

Pride Pop-up Show at the Morean Arts Center

In honor of St. Pete Pride Week 2018, the Morean Arts Center will host a pop-up show in the gallery store. Celebrate the LGBTQ community through this display of art, featuring six artists from the community whose work is inspired by LGBTQ themes.

About the author


Graham Colton

Graham doesn't like talking about himself...he'd rather write. He is a master's student in journalism at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. He's also a freelance writer and social media manager, who is pleased to be with Beach Drive and the St. Pete Catalyst this summer. In his free time, he enjoys reading and playing sports.

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