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Things to do in St. Petersburg

August 5, 2009

Tuesday - August 4

Celebrity Critter of the Week - Snowflake Moray Eel


The Pier Aquarium, 800 2nd Ave. N.E. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Learn about and explore the habitat of a new and exciting “critter” each week. 727-895-7437 or

2009 National Night Out

nightVarious times, locations
Meet St. Petersburg Police Chief Chuck Harmon and Crime Watch officers, get crime prevention tips from McGruff the Crime Dog, watch a K-9 demonstration, participate in a Crime Watch Walk,participate in 3 on 3 basketball or bowling, and win prizes while you take a bite out of crime with hot dogs and sodas! Come together to show strength and unity against crime in your neighborhood!

  • Bartlett Park, 6 to 7 p.m., 1500 block of 5th St. S
  • Historic Uptown, 6 to 8 p.m., St. Anthony’s Hospital Park near 9th Ave. N & 12th St. N
  • Lakewood Terrace, 6 to 8:30 p.m., 4000 block of Grove St. S
  • Live Oaks, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 5200 block of Burlington Ave. N
  • Patriot Square, 6 p.m. Appreciation Dinner at the clubhouse, 3852 37th St. S
  • Jungle Beach, 7 to 9 p.m., 2700 block of Pelham Road N (1 West of Park Street N)

Florida Style Gardening Series: Concepts of Landscape Design

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Learn eco-friendly landscaping from experts from Pinellas County Extention. 727-893-7326 or

Thursday - August 6

Happy Birthday, Andy!

birthdayMuseum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Celebrate Andy Warhol’s 81st birthday with 1/2 price admission, a special menu and birthday cake in the MFA Cafe and other birthday surprises! Spend $10 or more in the Museum Store and receive a FREE Warhol Portfolios poster, plus take 10% off all Andy merchandise. New Museum memberships will also be discounted 20% all day. 727-896-2667 or

Side Door Jazz: Hot Sun Quartet

sideThe Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 5th Ave. N. 7:30 p.m. The Hot Sun Quartet (Quarteto Sol Caliente) is a world jazz ensemble consisting of two flamenco guitars, congas/various percussion and a stand-up bass. Music ranges from Swing and Latin Jazz to Brazilian Samba, Salsa and Flamenco. 727-822-3590 or

Friday - August 7

Get Downtown Music Series

getCentral Ave. btwn. 2nd and 3rd St. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Get downtown and get down with the fun. Join us for great jazz, a lively crowd and all the fun you can handle, right in the heart of downtown. 727-393-3597 or Central Ave. btwn. 2nd and 3rd St. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Get downtown and get down with the fun. Join us for great jazz, a lively crowd and all the fun you can handle, right in the heart of downtown. 727-393-3597 or

Jazz at the MFA: Impromptu

Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr. N.E. 6 p.m. Summer Jazz series invites you to enjoy music from some of the most eclectic bands in the bay area. 727-896-2667 or

Ron White, Behavioral Problems Tour


Progress Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater. 7:30 p.m. Funnyman and Comedian Ron White from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon performs for a mature audience with a new stand-up show. 727-892-5767, 727-892-5798,

Saturday - August 8

WORDcraft Creative Writing Workshop


Florida Craftsmen, 501 Central Ave. Discover the writer within you. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Memoir. 1:30 to 4 p.m. Fiction. Reserve your space by contacting 727-821-7391 or

Create Your Own Portrait in the Style of Andy Warhol at The Portrait Factory


Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Create your own portrait in the style of Andy Warhol! We take a photograph of you and provide you with a 13×19 print. You color or paint the print with provided materials. You have a suitable print for framing to take home. 727-822-7872 or

Horticulture Workshop - Garden Photography, Part 2

Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N. 11:30 a.m. Registration requested. $15 members/$20 non. 727-551-3100 or

Wild Party

wildMorean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue, 8 p.m.-Midnight. Unleash your inner fantasies and imagination at this exotic event! See wild styles created by local hair artists, untamed fashions by Rhonda Shear and get creative at the Shu Uemura Tokyo Lash Bar provided by Neiman Marcus. Tickets: $30, Morean Arts Center and Zodiac Group members, $40 guests, $50 day of event. 727-822-7872, ext. 33 or

Sunday - August 9

Sunday Stroll
Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Dr. E. 8:30 a.m. 727-453-6500 or

Yoga with Haris in the Gardens


Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N. Sun. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Relax, unwind and breathe in a beautiful botanical experience. 727-551-3100 or

Marly Music Society 2009 Summer Music Concert: Hando Nahkur, piano

Museum of Fine Arts Marly Room, 255 Beach Dr. N.E. 2 p.m. 727-896-2667 or

Week of August 10

August 11 and 13
Yoga with Haris in the Gardens

Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N. Tues. and Thurs. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Relax, unwind and breathe in a beautiful botanical experience. 727-551-3100 or

August 15
Family Flicks! Movies on the Waterfront

familyThe Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E. Waterside Courtyard. Movies begin at dusk. Fun for the whole family. Bring your blanket and pillow. Jammies allowed! Third Saturday monthly. 727-821-6443 or or

August 16
Yoga & Dali

yoga11000 3rd Street S, 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m, $20. Find your balance in a 90 minute transcendental experience blending vinyasa yoga with the sounds of sitars, wooden flutes, percussion, acoustic guitars and other exotic instruments in the surrealistic atmosphere of the Dali Museum. Yoga instructor Laura Tillinghast has practiced various yoga styles for 8 years, while Jim Beckwith is lauded as one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters in the Southeast. To make reservations,including class and admission to the museum, contact Bethany Mead at 727-823-3767, ext 3024 or Please use the back parking lot entrance.

Upcoming Events

September 26
Carefest 2009

carefestVarious St. Petersburg locations. Make a difference in the lives of others when you volunteer for Carefest 2009. Volunteers are needed for painting (interior & exterior), mulching & cleanup in city parks, neighborhoods and along city shorelines. For a list of projects,, click on the Carefest logo, click on “Adopt This Project,” and complete the information. To volunteer, contact Teketa Marshall, Midtown, 727-892-5088 or Carefest Coordinator Philip Harris, 727-893-4110

September 26
Museum Day

Throughout St. Petersburg select museums give the public the opportunity to view their collections by offering free admission to residents. Details TBA. 727-893-7465

September 26
FolkFest St. Pete


Central Ave. btwn. 11th and 13th St. N. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Musical celebration and art show featuring folk, outsider and intuitive artists. 727-825-0515 or

August 15 to October 2009
Obama: A Perspective in Photographs Exhibit, Opening reception

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 9th Ave. S. 6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for the “Obama: A Perspective in Photographs” exhibit. This exhibit is scheduled to run through October 2009 and will feature beautiful photographs and well publicized magazine covers provided by the Associated Press. Renowned photographers across the nation have taken photos of a few intimate behind the scenes pictures from the White House. 727-323-1104 or

Sept. 11 to 13
St. Petersburg Opera presents: Into The Woods

Janet Root Theater, Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 1st St. N.E. Fri. to Sun 7:30 p.m. and Sun. 2 p.m. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them further to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from the stories of Little Red Ridinghood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, tied together by a more original story involving a Baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family. It also includes references to several other well-known tales. 727-823-2040 or

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