Here are just a few things to do this weekend:
1. Dive-In Movies Friday, June 26, 2015 8:00pm
St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach, Florida
Maleficent (PG), 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.
2. FREE Premium Champagne Tasting at TRY Wine Friday, June 26 6:30-8pm
TRY Wine hosts a FREE Champagne tasting with some of the rarest and most unique bottles in the world. There will be drawings for free swag and special deals on bottles. TRY Wine, 110 1st Street North.
3. Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Friday 7:10pm Tropicana Field, Tropicana Drive.
4. Happy Hour @ Sea Salt St. Pete (All Weekend)
Enjoy half off beer, wine and premium liquors from 4-6pm in their bar and lounge area. Sea Salt St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.
5. St. Pete Pride Run, Saturday, June 27, 2015 8:00am, Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport, 5K run through Gulfport includes T-shirt, goody bags and an after party in the streets. $30. (727) 893-1070, http://www.stpetepride5k.com/
6. Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga with Body Electric Yoga, Saturday, June 27 10am
work on your balance and core strength in the company of dolphins, pelicans, manatee, etc. They’ll provide SUP boards and anchors or bring your own. Previous SUP and/or yoga experience is recommended but definitely not required. Registration REQUIRED. $15 (bring your own board), $30 to rent a board. Leave from North Shore Park Beach.
7. St. Pete Pride Street Festival, Saturday, June 27 11am-6pm
The St Pete Pride Street Festival will again be the largest community event of the season as festival goers come together to make history while enjoying a day of live performances and entertainment, community booths, art and fantastic food in paradise. After last year’s overwhelming demand, the Festival length has been extended by an entire city block, and the St Pete Pride Street Festival will be more diverse and shop-stopping than ever. Over 350 exhibitors will line both sides of Central Avenue for six city blocks in a rainbow celebration of food and beverage vendors, artists, small businesses, corporations, professional sports teams, community outreach groups, non-profit organizations and Pride themed merchandisers. Grand Central District, Central Avenue between 22nd and 27th Streets.
8. 27/82: The Concert in the Grand Central District
“27/82” is a fundraising concert to assist in funding various Tampa Bay community organizations. This year’s benefit concert promises to be more unique than ever as Alex Newell from Glee will make history headlining the first free and outdoor “27/82″. St Pete Pride makes history this year with a unique venue when presenting its first open air, free of charge, celebratory concert. In the center of St Petersburg’s Grand Central District where St Pete Pride first gained its roots, attendees will enjoy eclectic music, food, spirits and the outdoor atmospheres for which the Burg has long been famous. During the concert Urban Comfort, the Grand Central District’s newest eatery and brewpub, will be dishing up their own, unique style of comfort food. Proceeds from the event will go to the St Pete Pride Community Grants Program. This grant program insures that every cent raised will go to Tampa Bay area non-profit groups that are helping build up the Tampa Bay community. Event begins at 7pm. Donations accepted at the entrance. Grand Central District on the corner of Central Avenue and 26th Street.
9. Shawn Brown @ Alvin’S Lounge
Shawn Brown was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and has been a professional musician for the past 30 years. As a child, guidance from an equally talented mother taught him the fundamentals of music. Making Tampa, Florida home since 1980, Shawn played with ‘Blackstar’ who scored a local hit with “Animal Attraction” and toured Japan in “The Precision Band.” Show begins at 9pm. Alvin’S Lounge, 119 1st Avenue North.
10. Millie for the Masses: Miniature Masterpieces @ Zen Glass Gallery
Murrina (common pluralization murrine) is an Italian term for colored patterns or images made in a glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut in cross-sections. Murrine can be made in infinite designs—some styles are more familiar, such as millefiori. Artists working in glass design murrine in a variety of ways from simple circular or square patterns to complex detailed designs to even portraits of people. Zen Glass will bring in artist Stephen Boehme to teach a class on Murrine making along with a bit of an artistic performance this Friday. The show goes from 6-11pm. Zen Glass Studio, 600 27th Street South.
11. Pride Art Show, Saturday, June 27, 2015 3:00pm
Creative Soul Studio, 2425 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, features the works of approximately 12 artists and includes rainbow tie dye T-shirt works, a “Pride Photobooth,” beer, wine, an outdoor party deck and music by DJ Mega.
12. St. Pete Pride Block Party and Night Parade Saturday, June 27 5:00pm, Central Avenue and 28th Street S,
St. Pete Pride’s popular parade hits the streets of Grand Central after sunset. The block party, on Central between 22nd and 27th streets, brings DJ’s, food and drink starting at 5 p.m. The parade steps off at sunset, about 8:30 p.m. http://www.stpetepride.com/