A wide variety of activities can be found to do this weekend in the St Petersburg , Florida area.  These are just some of the things listed in the St Petersburg Times newspaper. For more, please see: http://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do

Ironman World Championship 70.3: Triathlon

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7 a.m.

Art Arbor

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m.

  • Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
    1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg FL 33705
  • Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Park’s autumn family festival with arts and crafts vendors, live music, food court, plant sale, wildlife presentations and environmental exhibits, guided tours of the park and children’s activities. Price: $2, $1 child (suggested donation).

Flavors of West Tampa

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m.

  • West Tampa Convention Center
    3005 W Columbus Drive, Tampa FL 33607
  • The festival celebrates the food and culture of West Tampa. It features Tampa native and former Rays and Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella, who will judge the best beans and rice and dessert competitions at this year’s event. Proceeds benefit the Judeo Christian Health Clinic.   Price: $1.

Mermaids at the Aquarium

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m.

  • Florida Aquarium
    701 Channelside Drive, Tampa FL 33602
  • Mermaids from the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will flip, flap and dance for two shows daily in the Florida Aquarium’s Coral Reef exhibit. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to this show. The mermaids are expected to return multiple times in 2011.    
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Ribfest: Rick Springfield, Grand Funk Railroad

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m.

  • Vinoy Park
    501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg FL 33707
  • The annual Northeast Exchange Club event features award-winning ribs by some of the best barbecue teams from across the country. There are also other food items, major music acts (see below) and a family fun zone with giant inflatables, a 20-foot dual slide, a Survivor obstacle course and glow golf. Don’t miss the BMX Action Sports Stunt Team “Hell on Wheels” show and the Full Throttle Magazine Motorcycle show.
  • Saturday’s music lineup includes Urban Gypsies (12:30 p.m.), the Gary Schutt Band with Todd Plant (2 p.m.), Talk to Mark (3:15 p.m.), Rick Springfield (4 p.m.), Ben Bryan Band (5:30 p.m.), Braxton Adamson Band (6:15 p.m.), Radio Crime (7:30 p.m.) and Grand Funk Railroad (8:30 p.m.).
  • Price: $10 advance, $15 at gate; 12 and younger free, family fun zone $12 unlimited use.
  • http://www.ribfest.org
  • More in this neighborhood: Downtown St. Petersburg
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Craft Beer Fest

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.

  • Cajun Cafe On the Bayou
    8101 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park FL 33781
  • This celebration of beer was recently named one of the top 10 fall beer festivals nationwide by Road Trips for Beer (roadtripsforbeer.com); fill your souvenir glass with handcrafted brews from Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale to Belgian and domestic Belgian-styled beers and creamy stout, plus Cajun cuisine and other snacks, live jazz by Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps in the ‘beer garden’. 21 and older only.
  • Price: $35, $15 designated drivers (includes food, water and sodas).

Downtown Saturday Morning Market

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 9 a.m.

Egmont Key Discover the Island Day

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 9 a.m.

  • Fort De Soto Park
    3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde FL 33715
  • Shuttle boats leave the park to Egmont Key taking passengers to enjoy cistumed Civil War reenactments, pirate games, interpretive sites on the islands wildlife/military involvement/history/nature/culture and the 152 year old lighthouse. The U.S. Coast Guard will have one of its vessels available for tours (Sat. only). Food, water and souvenirs available for purchase. Last shuttle leaves for island at 2 p.m. Benefits the Egmont Key Alliance.  Price: $15, 11 and younger free with an adult
  • http://www.egmontkey.info
  • More in this neighborhood: South Pinellas beaches
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Tampa Bay Home Show

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m.

  • Tropicana Field
    1 Stadium Drive, St. Petersburg FL 33705
  • Some of the areas top home improvement experts present more than 500 exhibits with everything related to Florida homes, home improvement, home entertainment and landscaping. Also includes live entertainment, seminars, demonstrations, giveaways and do-it-yourself ideas from experts.  Price: Free.
  • http://www.tampabayhomeshows.com
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Tampa Greek Festival

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m.

  • St. John Greek Orthodox Church and School
    2418 W Swann Ave., Tampa FL 33609
  • Opa! Celebrate Greek heritage, culture, Mediterranean cuisine, wine, shopping and dancing in the spirit of Greece. That means gyros, baklava and traditional costumes. Open to all, Greeks and non-Greeks alike. Proceeds benefit LifePath Hospice.
  • Price: $2 in advance; $3 at the door; no charge for children ages 12 and younger.
  • More in this neighborhood: South Tampa
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Autumnfest

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.

  • Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church
    430 90th Ave. N, St. Petersburg FL 33702
  • Ever wanted to try to squat down, fold your arms and kick up your heels in the energetic Ukrainian Kozak dance? You can try that and more at the annual celebration featuring homemade Ukrainian food, crafts, games for kids,  performances by Kalyna Ukrainian folk dancers, music by Cathy’s Lorelei Band, church tours, beer, raffles and silent auctions.
  • Price: $2, bounce house $1 for 30-minutes, games free.
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Downtown Artwalk

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Downtown St. Petersburg
    Various locations from 30th Street to the Pier, St. Petersburg FL 33707
  • St. Petersburg Downtown Arts Association gallery tour. Enjoy a festive evening of art, guest artists and art related events. Participating galleries from 30th Street to the downtown waterfront offer extended hours. Check this website for a locator map.  Price: Free.
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Builders and Bands For Humanity

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

  • Jannus Live!
    16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg FL 33707
  • Join the Tampa Bay Builder’s Association and area recording artists to make a difference in the housing situation of those less fortunate. Bands include Burns and Poe, Mark Karan, Roy Jan Band and Regina AaMacha.  Price: $20.

Veterans Weekend Stars and Stripes USO Show

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

  • SS American Victory
    705 Channelside Drive, Tampa FL 33602
  • This popular reenactment of a USO show includes dancing to live swing music by San Francisco’s Stompy Jones Band, a Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole tribute show, vintage movies, silent auctions, full bar, a cigar lounge, period costumes and live radio broadcasts.  Price: $23, $35 VIP

Shine! The Horatio Alger Story

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.

  • Palladium Theater
    253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg FL 33707
  • Hal Linden, best known as the good-natured station captain at New York’s 12th precinct on Barney Miller, presents a staged reading of Horatio Alger’s rags-to-riches story. Produced by freeFall Theatre Company and Mainstreet Musicals, a new organization designed to introduce musicals-in-development to audiences around the country.  Price: $26.50-$36.50
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Dali Museum Moving Sale

Sunday, Nov. 14 at 8 a.m.

  • Dali Museum
    1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg FL 33707
  • Imagine rummaging through Salvador Dali’s closets and attic. That’s just what you can do at this members only moving sale. Fans of the Surrealist can snatch up a little piece of the original Dali Museum before it moves. Not a member? You can join the morning of the sale ($60 for an adult membership) and still shop. Proceeds benefit the transition into the new building. (By the way, this scary floating eyeball isn’t actually part of the sale, but wouldn’t it be fun to find something weirdly similar hidden among the sale items?)  Price: Membership of $60.

Surf-O-Rama

Sunday, Nov. 14 at noon

  • Sunset Beach Pavilion Treasure Island
    8000 W Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island FL 33706
  • Surf’s up. Grab your board and help Suncoast Surf Shop celebrate their upcoming 45th anniversary.  Activities include skim board demos by Zap Skim Boards and Stand-up Paddle demos by Starboard Stand-Up Paddleboards. It’s all free with plenty of hands on opportunities. On land, surf legend Juan Rodriquez teaches general surfboard maintenance and offers help with small repairs. Under the palm trees, professionals from Gibbon Slacklines demonstrate their tight-rope like sport and Waboba Balls will be flying and bouncing off the water. The Ian Tillman Foundation offers skateboard safety tips and free helmets to kids. Lightning Jack sets the tropical mood with steel drum music while kids add their special decoupage touches to an old surfboard that will be sold or auctioned off to benefit area causes.  Price: Free.
  • More in this neighborhood: South Pinellas beaches

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Carolina Panthers

Sunday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m.

Kidney Foundation 5K Walk

Sunday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m.

  • Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field
    180 Second Ave. SE , St. Petersburg FL 33707
  • Registration will begin at 9:00AM and the non-competitive 5K will begin at 10:00AM.Walkers can register at tampakidneywalk.org and set up a fundraising page.  Price: $200 suggested fundraising goal
  • http://www.tampakidneywalk.org
  • Amor de Tango: Argentine Tango Dance and Music

    Sunday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m.

  • Palladium Theater
    253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg FL 33707
  • Argentine born and trained masters of tango Eddy and Veronica Hernandez Trill present a mix of traditional and Nuevo tango, features eight international dancers and a live tango band.
  • Price: $25-$35, $50 VIP includes premium seating, a reception and dance exhibition with the artists.
  • http://tangoargentinoeddyvero.com/
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