Beach Drive: The Weekender September 27 – 30

This weekend in St. Pete is full of things to do, especially if you’re looking for food and drinks. Thursday features TRYST Gastro Lounge’s 7th Anniversary Party, including the introduction of new specialty cocktails to the menu. Friday offers a whiskey- and barbecue-filled night at the James Museum. Saturday is packed full, with an all-you-can-drink summer’s end celebration from the Hyatt, a 90s-themed bar crawl, and a night of Latin dancing and food. Sunday, as always, is the perfect opportunity to check out the many St. Pete museums and their events. Enjoy your weekend!


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.

TRYST 7th Anniversary Party

This weekend, Beach Drive’s TRYST Gastro Lounge turns seven! Join the celebration from 6-11pm with complimentary drinks and appetizers alongside live entertainment. There will also be a raffle, so be sure to try your luck with that! The venue will be introducing new cocktails for the occasion as well.

To attend, like them on Facebook, follow them on Instagram, and RSVP here.


Happy 4 Hours

For a full four hours (3-7 pm) at The Oyster Bar, enjoy drink specials such as $5 Smirnoff martinis and $5 draft beers.

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.

Storytellers Exhibition at the Chihuly Collection

This narrative driven glass exhibition is on display at the Chihuly Collection from June 8 – Oct 31. Tickets are included with general admission and can be purchased online or in person.

Boots, Bourbon, and Barbecue at the James Museum

Join the James Museum for a night of Wild West-themed drinks and dinner! The event features small-batch whiskey tasting from Treaty Oak Distilling, a pairing dinner menu from Datz and Dr. BBQ, as well as a mechanical bull to test your skills on.

The event runs from 6-10pm. Tickets are $30 in advance and $60 at the door, or $27.50 for museum members, and can be purchased here.


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.

HYdrate Sip ‘n Swim

Join the St. Petersburg Hyatt for a last weekend of summer fun. There will be live music and a DJ, as well as pool floats, lawn games, and all-you-can-drink drinks!

The event will take place from noon to 4pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.

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 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.

Totally 90s: St. Pete

Join the Totally 90s tour as they bar crawl through St. Pete’s top bars. The event includes a 90s-themed party, so be sure to dress the part! Start at Park and Rec, then check out other venues such as Caddy’s on Central and MacDinton’s.

Registration begins at 4pm and the event ends at 10pm. Tickets are $24 and can be purchased here.

Sabor Latino

Head for the St. Petersburg Coliseum this Saturday for a night of Latin food and dance. The event will host a live band and an informal dance competition (with prizes!).

The event begins at 8pm and lasts through midnight. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Coliseum Box Office or here.

The Florida Björkestra’s Buffyfest 2018

This Saturday, join the Florida Björkestra at the Palladium for a night of Buffy the Vampire Slayer-themed fun. The night also features attendance by Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander Harris, and Emma Caulfield, AKA Anya Jenkins on the much-beloved series. The night closes at the Iberian Rooster and includes a Buffy costume contest.

Purchase tickets here for $28 or $40. VIP tickets, including lunch with Nicholas Brendon and front-row seating, can be purchased here.


Yoga at The Dali

Bring along your yoga mat and come ready to be inspired! Join Lucky Cat Yoga at 10:30 a.m. 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.

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.

This Is Not a Selfie Exhibition at MFA St. Pete

In the current “Age of the Selfie,” this exhibition offers a compelling look at the primacy and variety of expressions within self-portraiture through the eyes of an artist. This exhibition features artists who expand the domains of self-portraiture by blurring the distinction between reality and fantasy, artifice and authenticity, and public and private imagery. This Is Not a Selfie provides an opportunity to view the remarkably innovative and diverse methods photographers use, offering new meanings into our own understanding of the self.

Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dali’s Spain

To create this special exhibition, The Dali invited Clyde Butcher, the renowned nature photographer often called “Florida’s Ansel Adams,” to explore and visually document Salvador Dali’s homeland. Clyde Butcher: Vision’s of Dali’s Spain provides a technically brilliant, epically scaled view of Dali’s beloved environs,  to creates a euphoric experience of immersion.

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.

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.

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Gina Marks

Gina is a graduate of 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,

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