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.