It’s almost August here in St. Petersburg, and there’s plenty to do in this fine city we call home. The museums will be a welcoming respite from the heat, as always, with reduced admission after 5 pm on Thursday and a special “Art and the Animal” exhibit on Saturday. Walking mural tours, National Chicken Wing Days, and food trucks galore await you, so spread your wings and fly into this late July weekend in St. Pete!
THURSDAY JULY 26
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 $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.
Imagine Museum information can be found here.
FRIDAY JULY 27
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.
Grouper Food Truck Rally
Grouper Week is here so we’re rallying up all your favorite food trucks to celebrate! Head to Albert Whitted Park for an awesome lineup of food trucks all serving up specialty grouper & seafood inspired dishes (in addition to their normal cuisine). Enjoy good food, live music, beer, and more fun for the whole family! Get more info here.
St. Pete Indie Market – Nights Exchange
Shop this monthly night market featuring 50+ vendors by artists, indie designers, vintage collectors, jewelers and more local makers. Plus enjoy good music and craft cocktails by Ichicoro Ane. This monthly makers faire showcases the best of all things indie on the multiple levels of trendy event space that Station House St. Pete has to offer. Come out from 6 – 10 p.m. for an evening supporting St. Pete’s local arts & culture.
MIZE presents FRUIT BOWL Art Exhibit
Check out this funky, fruity exhibition featuring 30 local and national artists at MIZE Gallery. Each artist was assigned a fruit as inspiration for the art they created for this. Check out this see-bearing art exhibit, open July 13 – Aug 11.
SATURDAY JULY 28
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: http://saturdaymorningmarket.com/
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 americanstage.org to find show times.
James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art Presents “Art and the Animal”
A special exhibition featuring premier wildlife art from artists around the world! Organized in collaboration with The Society of Animal Artists, “Art and the Animal” will feature over 100 paintings and sculptures, with select art available for purchase. This exhibition is on display at the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in downtown St. Pete from July 28 – October 23, 2018.
Rowdies vs. NY Red Bulls II, 7:30 p.m.
Get ‘Rowdie’ at Al Lang Stadium and cheer on the Tampa Bay Rowdies as they take on NY Red Bulls. Kickoff is at 7:30 pm and tickets start at $25.
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 10 a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m. 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.
SUNDAY JULY 29
National Chicken Wing Day at 3 Daughters Brewing
Grab some wet-wipes and get ready to celebrate America’s favorite appetizer in a big way! National Chicken Wing Day is coming back to 3 Daughters Brewing with 10 food trucks featuring their favorite way to serve up chicken wings! Come out and help crown the food truck with the best chicken wings in the bay area! Tickets are $20 and includes 1 chicken wings from each of the 10 food trucks as well as 1 beverage ticket. Follow the Facebook event for menu & wing flavor announcements.
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.