Here are just some of the many things to do in the St. Petersburg-St. Pete Beach-Tampa Bay this weekend. Have fun!! Also don’t forget, it’s tax-free shopping weekend for back to school items
Tampa Bay Comic Con Friday, August 1, 2014 12:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am
Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa, 33602
Comics, videos, toys, action figures, Anime, Star Wars, artwork, trading cards and other collectibles. Special guests include Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Evan Peters (American Horror Story/X-Men), John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings/Indiana Jones) and Caity Lotz (Arrow/Mad Men). …$30, $60 three days, 12 and younger free.
Material Collaborations: David Hicks and Alejandro Contreras Opening Reception Friday, August 1, 2014 6:00pm
Mindy Solomon Gallery, 124 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL
The opening reception for an exhibit by two artists who explore and exploit two and three-dimensional surfaces. Remains on display through Sept. 12. Free. (727) 502-0852
Kid’s Night Pioneer Style Friday, August 1, 2014 6:00pm
Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg kids will be entertained with pioneer fun and a campfire with s’mores. $15. (727) 893-7326
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels Friday, August 1, 2014 7:10pm
Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, Florida
Tonight-Joe Maddon Wine Glasses or View the game from a $15 Club level seat to benefit Juvenile Arthritis. Call (310) 936-5184.
Tickets Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 Rays vs. Angel Saturday & Sunday too
The Dirty Heads Friday, August 1, 2014 8:00pm
Jannus Live 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg
The reggae-rock group with Pepper and opener Aer. $35-$40.
Dive-In Movies-Happy Feet Friday, August 1, 2014 8:00pm
St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach
at the St. Pete Beach city pool with Olympic swimming lanes, a spray play area for kids and two large water slides. Bring your noodles, floats and chairs for movie watching. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the movie starts after sunset. $4.
Miracle on South Division Street Friday, August 1, 2014 8:00pm
Eckerd College Bininger Theatre, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg
A Simple Theatre presents the comical story of the unraveling of a family’s long time legend of the sighting of the Blessed Mother.
$30, $25 students/seniors.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Friday, August 1, 2014 8:00pm
Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
When a man decides to serve his sentence in a mental institution thinking it will be a better alternative to prison, his plan doesn’t account for the nurse who rules the hospital with an iron fist. $20-$44
Intro to Florida Friendly Landscaping Saturday, August 2, 2014 10am
Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg
Landscaping and composting techniques and more, for new to Florida landscapes and experienced gardeners. Free.
Breakfast with Dali for Families Saturday, August 2, 2014 9:30am
Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg
Monthly docent-led tours introduce Salvador Dali and the Dali Museum to families with children. The interactive tour highlights Dali paintings and other works that appeal to children. A Spanish-themed breakfast buffet and hands-on activities follow the tour. Reservations required.
$21, $10 ages 6-12; $10, $5 ages 6-12 members.
Downtown Saturday Market Williams Park Saturday, August 2, 2014 9am
Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg
fresh produce, food and entertainment. Free.
Customer Appreciation Day Pronto Car Wash and Quick Lube Saturday, August 2, 2014 11am
220 34th St N, St. Petersburg
Castrol pro angler Mike Surman-autographs and giving fishing tips. a casting contest, workshops, free popcorn, racing simulator, face painting and prizes. Free
ABC’s of Style Saturday, August 2, 2014 1pm
Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 Tyrone Square, St. Petersburg
Afternoon of fashion, games, performances, swag bags and a special performance by Mikel Soulhop of Soulhop Nation for teens. Macy’s court. Free.
The group Yes Saturday, August 2, 2014 8pm
Mahaffey Theater 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg, 33701
They will perform two classic albums, 1971’s Fragile and 1972’s Close To The Edge, in their entirety, as well as some greatest hits and new material. $49.50-$125.50.
Made in St. Pete Saturday, August 2, 2014 8pm
Jannus Live 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701
More than 20 dance crews perform in this show presented by St. Pete-born NBA player Marreese Speights, including We Are Toonz, who created the hit dance “Nae Nae.” A portion of proceeds will go to shoes, book bags, and school supplies for kids. $20.