There is a large variety of things to do & see this weekend in our St. Pete-Tampa Bay area. Check some of them out.
2 Trains Running Friday, February 21, 2014 8:00pm
American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg It is 1969, and in the aftermath of the riots, Dr. King’s assassination, and the rise of the black power movement, a young man named Stirling comes to Memphis Lee’s diner where customers have gathered for decades to share their struggles, faith, and hopes. But the diner has been slated for demolition in the city’s new redevelopment plan, and what unfolds is Wilson’s most compassionate and humorous work about lives in transition, evolving social awareness, and spirits rising.Through Feb. 23. $29-$49. (727) 823-7529
Nuclear Cowboyz Freestyle Motocross Friday, February 21, 2014 7:30pm
Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Freestyle motocross riders perform stunts like four side-by-side back flips, two riders who attempt to back flip while on fire, and two side-by-side quadruple back flips. Expect lots of pyrotechnics. $20-$100. (813) 301-2500
Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam Concert Friday, February 21, 2014 8:00pm
Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, songwriter and legendary guitarist Dave Mason hit the music scene at the age of 18 when he formed Traffic with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood. Songs included Feelin Alright, Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, Medicated Goo, We Just Disagree & more $49-$59. (727) 791-7400
Downtown Saturday Morning Market. Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:00am
Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field, 180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg, Florida. More than 100 local vendors including farmers, fresh produce, gourmet foods, crafts, prepared foods, live entertainment, flowers, plants and more.
Bay Area Renaissance Festival Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:00am
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, Florida
Wine, Chocolate and Romance-Opening weekend with wine, chocolate and romance with activities including grape stomping, a chocolate festival, wine tasting, cupcake wars, fudge fling, a wooing contest and a couple’s chocolate pie eating contest. All in the setting of a Replica of a 16th century village with entertainment, street theater, live armored contact jousting, human chess matches, art, craft and other vendors, fire-eaters and more. Enjoy fresh brews, wines and medieval music. $16.95, $8.95 ages 5-12 (advance); $19.95, $15.95 seniors/students, $11.95 ages 5-12 (at the gate); $10 dogs. 1-800-601-4848 Different theme each weekend through Sunday, April 6th.
100 Artist Show Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:00am
St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach The two-day waterfront event will feature fine art and craft in glass, metal and fiber, food and live music .
Grand Central Chili Cook-off Saturday, February 22, 2014 11:00am
Grand Central District 2429 Central St.Petersburg Entries judged by local celebrity judges, vote for People’s Choice, with arts and crafts, live entertainment, other food and drink vendors. Benefits Grand Central District Association. Free admission but $15 advance, $20 day of for tasting ticket.
Crafty Fest Saturday, February 22, 2014 11:00am
ARTpool Gallery 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, monthly market with an artsy slant includes local arts, etsy crafters, vintage, retro goods, jewelry and plants.
Rays Fan Fest Saturday, February 22, 2014 11:00am
Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg
Tampa Bay Rays players, coaches and Major League baseball alumni to meet and sign autographs. This year’s activities include clinics for kids by Rays coaches, photos with Rays mascot Raymond and DJ Kitty, a free autograph table for kids and “Reading with the Rays.” Adults seeking autographs must go online to raysbaseball.com/fanfest and purchase a ticket scheduling a time slot with a specific player. There will be no sales during Fan Fest. Proceeds from ticket sales benefits the ALS Association Florida Chapter and the Rays Baseball Foundation. Price: Free entry, $175 autograph pass.
Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Saturday, February 22, 2014 8:00pm
Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg Andrew von Oeyen performs Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in a concert with Michael Daugherty’s salute to Superman with his Red Cape Tango and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2.$15-$45. (800) 662-7286
Boogie Woogie/ Blues Piano Stomp Saturday, February 22, 2014 8:00pm
Palladium Theater 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg The 5th annual event features headliner Rob Rio whose specialty is boogie woogie and jump blues of the ’40s and ’50, Chase Garrett, Bob Seeley and the local duo Liz Pennock and Dr. Blues.$22-$28. (727) 822-3590
Find the Piece Sunday, February 23, 2014 9:00am
Quaker Steak and Lube 10400 49th St N, Clearwater The St. Petersburg Chapter of Iron Order Motorcycle Club’s poker run starts at Quaker Steak and crosses the Bay to end at the Salon and Spa at Mystic Hair for a party with live music, food and guest appearances. Benefits Autism Speaks.$25, $30 couple, $10 extra hand. (813) 264-2215
January 18 – April 27, 2014
See what happens when two of the most influential artists of the 20th century meet.
The Warhol exhibit is included in the price of admission to THE DALI museum. One Dali Blvd St. Petersburg 727.823.3767 www.theDali.org