St Pete and the Tampa Bay area aren’t just for old folks! There are so many things to do here this weekend for young, old and in between.
Friday, July 27 at 8:45 a.m. Bucs Training Camp 2012
- One Buc Place One Buccaneer Place, Tampa FL 33607 The public is invited to a series of free Bucs practices, with autograph sessions, free parking, a merchandise tent, discounted concessions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders. Free call 813) 870-2700 for more info & other dates.
Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Sunken Gardens Docent Tours
- Sunken Gardens 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg Trained docents lead tours of Sunken Gardens. (only minutes from my house-pretty cool place to see what the area looked like before people took over)
Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Celebrate the Olympics
- Glazer Children’s Museum 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa celebrates the opening of the 30th Olympic Summer Games and includes lessons about sports using relays, challenges and games.
Friday, July 27 at 1 p.m. Old-Time Adventures in Florida
- Heritage Village 11909 125th St., Largo Children will learn how early homesteaders, fishermen and sailors lived and worked through songs, games, a take-home toy-making project and other hands-on activities. Teen volunteer docent lead two-hour program. $3.
Friday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. Fourth Friday Food Truck Festival
- Corey Avenue Area 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach Street festival brings a lineup of food trucks with arying cuisines and an array of menu choices, accompanied by music and local merchants open late. Barbecue specialists including Smokin J’s, the Hogfather, Just Smokin’, Old City Grille, McCall’s and Mr. I Got ‘Em.
Friday, July 27 at 6 p.m. Marvels of the Mediterranean
- Pasadena Liquors & Fine Wines 1100 Pasadena Ave. S, Suite 1, South Pasadena Wines from Palm Bay International Wines & Spirits paired with light hors d ‘oeuvres from Da Sesto Italiano Ristorante.
Friday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. Art in the PARC
- Synovus Bank 333 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg This event features more than 1,000 pieces of artwork and jewelry created by PARC artists with developmental disabilities with food, refreshments and music. benefits PARC. Free.
Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m. Dive-In Movies: Featuring ‘Jaws’
- St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach Bring your floats and chairs every Friday for the fun. Get there early so you can float and swim before the film starts. This week features an 18-and-older-only screening of
Friday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. Summer Jazz Series: With the Denise Moore Trio
- Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg Some of the Tampa Bay area’s best jazz musicians will perform Fridays during the fifth season of this music series. Music takes place in the museum’s glass conservatory, and the MFA Cafe will be open for dinner and a beer and wine cash bar. $10, $5 members, includes museum admission
Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Sugarland
- 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa FL Singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles and instrumentalist Kristian Bush make up the platinum-selling country duo. $30.25-$65.
Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. Travis Porter
- Jannus Live 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg FL The rap group at Jannus Live. $25.
Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Ben Vereen
- University of South Florida Theater 1 4202 E Fowler Ave. Tampa Tony winning Broadway performer Ben Vereen-
Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, Roots,
The Muppet Show
- . He performs in a concert at USF’s Theatre I to benefit the Broadway Theatre Project. $65.50.
Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m. Magic Fridays
- Push Ultra Lounge 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg The Florida Chippendales,the group that inspired the movie
- are bringing a women’s-only beefcake show to Push every week as part of Magic Fridays. $5.
Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m. The Foreigner
- American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg Larry Shue’s classic play, set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, shows what can happen when a group of devious characters deal with a (very shy) stranger whom they think knows no English. Through Aug. 19.$29-$47, $10 student rush 30 minutes before show.
Saturday, July 28 at 9 a.m. Florida-Friendly garden and free rain barrels
- Campbell Park and Community Center 601 14th St. S, St. Petersburg Help plant a Florida-Friendly garden (bring gloves and small spade) or listen to talk on Florida Friendly principles at others, and then build your own rain barrel to take home. Limited number of rain barrels. Email Steve@tampabaylivinggreen.org or call for more information. Free on first come, first seated basis.
Friday, July 27 at 9:30 a.m. Summer Nights at Busch Gardens
- Busch Gardens 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa Busch Gardens celebrates the arrival of summer with extended hours, a new Latin-infused show, fireworks, DJ dancing and special shows. Park hours are 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays. For a complete schedule, visit the site. Included with regular daily admission.
Saturday, July 28 at 3 p.m. Antiwarpt Music Festival
- State Theatre 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg Nearly 100 bands and DJs will perform in 10 different venues throughout St. Pete at this third annual Antiwarpt includes a who’s who of Tampa Bay’s best bands, in addition to its biggest headliner to date: The Mountain Goats, who packed out Crowbar earlier this year. Also on the bill are Adriane Younge, SUNBEARS!; and Two Cow Garage. But as usual, it’s the Florida artists who are the stars of the show: Tallhart; Have Gun, Will Travel; The Groves; Sleepy Vikings; The Semis; Set and Setting; Kaleigh Baker; Alexander and the Grapes; Palantine; Poetry N’ Lotion; Car Bomb Driver; Lauris Vidal; Andy Matchett and the Minks; a reunion performance by Mouse Fire; Roadkill Ghost Choir; Auto!Automatic!!; Greenland is Melting; Dukes of Hillsborough; Sounduo and many more perform at State Theatre, Local 662, Morean Arts Center, Fubar, Cafe Bohemia, Emerald Lounge, Sake Bomb, Star Booty, Ramblin’ Rosies and Octave. $25 advance, $30 at the door.
Saturday, July 28 at noon Historic River Cruise
- Yacht StarShip 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa Enjoy a family-friendly buffet brunch as you cruise along Hillsborough River to see historic sights including draw bridges, Curtis Hixon Park, the Museum of Art, University of Tampa and the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. $34.95, $19.95 children.
Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m. National Dance Day Celebration
- The Long Center 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater Celebrate National Dance Day with Fabio Barros, Zumba Convention presenter of the Brazilian Carnival workshop and Mo Diakite, presenter of The African Workout workshop, together for first time in Tampa Bay. Fabio will bring his Brazilian flavor and Mo his African heritage to make this event unique and fun. Advance tickets $20; $25 at the door.
Saturday, July 28 at 7 p.m. Once Upon a Mattress
- Carrollwood Cultural Center 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa Musical adaptation of
The Princess and The Pea
Advance: $12, $8 members. Day of: $14, $10 members. (Oh my, we did this play when I was in high school)
Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Kiss and Motley Crue
- 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa Two of the most notorious rock ‘n’ roll groups are teaming up for a summer megatour that features the groups’ biggest hits. $36-$157
Saturday, July 28 at 7 p.m. International Film Festival
- Studio@ 620 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg — Tampa Bay International Film Festival presents an ongoing monthly series of internationally acclaimed films harvested from the Global Film Initiative catalog. This portion features Granaz Moussavi’s film
My Tehran For Sale
- , filmed in Farsi and English with English subtitles. In the film, a terminally ill actress wearily relates her desperate quest for political asylum through a series of interviews with an unsympathetic government official. It boldly registers the trials of a modern woman struggling to flourish in Iran’s contemporary political climate. $8, $5 students with I.D.
Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Rowdies: vs. FC Edmonton
- Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field 180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg Soccer or football, whichever you prefer to call it
Sunday, July 29 at 11:30 a.m. Vans Warped Tour
- Vinoy Park 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg Daylong mashup of punk, hardcore, reggae-rock, and more at this long-running annual festival. Bands performing at this year’s event include headliners New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, We The Kings, Breathe Carolina, All Time Low, Streetlight Manifesto, Mayday Parade, Senses Fail, Bayside, Miss May I, Yellowcard, Pierce the Veil, Four Year Strong and rapper Machine Gun Kelly, Of Mice and Men, Falling In Reverse, Sleeping With Sirens, Transit, blessthefall, Motionless In White, Man Overboard, Memphis May Fire, Chelsea Grin, Every Time I Die, I Fight Dragons, iwrestledabearonce, Polar Bear Club, Sick of Sarah, the Constellations and Title Fight. $40.
Sunday, July 29 at noon Yoga + Dali
- Dali Museum One Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg The vinyasa/ashtanga-based classes are held in the Community Room or Avant-Garden with relaxing views of the waterfront. Bring a mat and a towel. $15, $10 members.
Sunday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Yes in concert
- Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater Yes performs with openers Procol Harum.$45, $65, $85, $110.
- (Your Move, Roundabout)