Beach Drive: The Weekender – May 18 – 20


Carpe diem, St. Pete – seize the day. Even further – carpe free yoga, carpe craft beer, carpe creme brulee – just seize it all. This weekend is filled with opportunities to make the most of Florida Living. Don’t miss it.  

FRIDAY MAY 18

2nd Annual St. Pete Taco & Beer Fiesta – Free Admission

All we need is the weekend and tacos. Get both Friday at the 2nd Annual St. Pete Taco & Beer Fiesta. This food truck rally features over 20 food trucks with special taco-inspired dishes, alongside their regular menu. First 300 guests will receive a free sombrero. Admission is free at Albert Whitted Park.

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.

Animaniacs Live! at the Mahaffey

Animaniacs Live is a brand new LIVE show bringing original show performers Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, and Jess Harnell together with Emmy-winning songwriter Randy Rogel to perform on stage! Show starts at 8pm. Tickets here. 

SATURDAY MAY 19

Free Yoga at Sundial with the Body Electric

Head to the courtyard at Sundial St. Pete for a  FREE yoga session hosted by The Body Electric Yoga Company. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and the class will begin at 9 a.m. Don’t forget to bring a towel, yoga mat and water bottle. Don’t worry, there will be a limited supply of free yoga mats to use during the class in case you don’t have one.
** Please RSVP using the following link bit.ly/sundialyoga

Dissent Brewery Grand Opening

Dissent Brewery’s Grand Opening party is finally here. Come out and help them celebrate the officially official start of their brewery and craft beer community. Festivities kick off at 3pm with new beers starting at noon! Food catered by Brew Burgers starting at 3:30pm grilled out back while it lasts! Swag! Live Music starting at 6:30pm by the talented singer-songwriter Kate Reuter! 3pm – 10pm, Dissent Craft Brewing Company – 5518 Haines Rd.

Dali and Beyond Film Series – Being John Malkovich

The Dali & Beyond Film Series features an eclectic selection of films – both familiar and fantastic – with monthly themes ranging from horror, experimental and psychological to kid-friendly and world cinema. In conjunction with The Dali Museum’s exhibition Dali/Duchamp, February’s Dali & Beyond Film Series features documentaries that introduce the two exhibiting artists, Salvador Dali & Marcel Duchamp. This week’s film: Being John Malkovich

Running for (Coffee) Brews!

Join Run For Brews every Saturday morning at 8am for a FREE 5K run in DTSP, followed by coffee and breakfast at Mickey’s Cafe on Central! The 5K is a beautiful waterfront route in downtown St. Pete… and runners receive 10% off food and drinks at Mickey’s on their return! Kick that New Years Resolution into full gear and get running! All levels are welcome…walkers, runners, joggers! If you haven’t already signed a waiver, please do so at www.runningforbrews.com.

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 2pm. For more information, visit their website: http://saturdaymorningmarket.com/

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Cheer for the green and gold on their home turf as the Rowdies take on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Kick-off is at 7:30pm and ticket are available here.

SUNDAY MAY 20

LE GRAND BAKING CLASS – CREME BRÛLÉE TWO WAYS at Cassis

Cassis’ Grand Baking Class this month offers a chance to learn from Pastry Chef, Katherine Williams. Join Cassis for a demo of crème brûlée two ways, including proper torch technique. Participants receive desserts, a glass of wine, and recipes to take home as part of the class. Space is limited—register here.

House Teams LIVE at American Stage

American Stage Improv House Teams present a night of outrageous improvised comedy. Laugh out loud with the four new house teams’ Upright Citizens Brigade style improv. Plus rotating guest teams from across Tampa Bay! 7-8:30pm, tickets available here. 

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.

About the author

Megan Holmes

Megan Holmes

By day, Megan writes, project manages, and plays an executive assistant who needs an assistant at Big Sea. By early morning and late night, she lives at CrossFit9 with a barbell in her hands. She believes that exercise is the greatest prescription for every ailment, but that a hot cup of coffee and a nice sour beer will do in a pinch. She loves all things local – so you might spot her trying out a new eatery, biking around this beautiful city, or walking her beloved Shiba Inu, Max.


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