Events

Vegan Thanksgiving Community Potluck

Vegan Thanksgiving Community Potluck

Nov 23, 1:00pm - Nov 23, 5:00pm

Community Cafe
2444 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

Join us on Thanksgiving for a VEGAN community potluck! This event will be a much smaller but similar version of the annual ThanksVegan potluck in Tampa, which they are not able to have this year.

Each attendee should bring a vegan dish that serves 6-8 people, along with an ingredient list and serving utensils. Plates, napkins, forks, etc will be provided.

The contribution to cover those costs is $6 per person. The event will cost $16 for those who do not bring a vegan dish to pass.

Community Cafe will NOT be serving anything from our regular food menu, but we will serve the full drink menu.

We do have a microwave you may use to heat up your dish, and power strips for crock pots.

Please arrive no later than 1:30pm and we'll start serving at 2pm.

PLEASE comment here or email communitycafestpete@gmail.com with what you'd like to bring so we don't have too much overlap. We also want to be sure we have certain bases covered.

Thank you, looking forward to having a St. Pete community vegan Thanksgiving with you all!

Antipodeans & ESC

Antipodeans & ESC

Nov 24, 6:00pm - Nov 24, 11:59pm

Hideaway Cafe
1756 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

Join us for a bit of a Black Friday ritual - with John Holt III bringing the music to the Hideaway Cafe stage!

This will be a very special night of music with all ticket proceeds benefiting Puerto Rico relief. Given the time of year, we'll also be making it a food drive to benefit PR.

Antipodeans features founding and active members of The Hip Abduction and plays music from all over the globe! West Africa, Hawaii, America, India, Sahara, Brazil! ESC features members of WAH!

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Doors open at 6. Show starts at 8.

Jon Plauche

Jon Plauche'

Nov 24, 7:30pm - Nov 24, 10:30pm

The Queens Head
2501 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33713 Map

Jon Plauche' performs every last Friday at The Queens Head from 7:30-10:30 with a variety of covers and originals. His roots trace back to West Virginia, but recent years spent living in Saint Petersburg have transitioned well into his sound. Come enjoy some good folk music.

BLACK FRIDAY! Grateful Dead Night!

BLACK FRIDAY! Grateful Dead Night!

Nov 24, 8:00pm

Black Friday at Cage Brewing! No Cover charge for the first 1000 guests! Come dance those Thanksgiving calories away with DSF, see you soon!

Free show (first 1000 ppl), 8pm

Forget Black Friday! Grand Central Small Business Saturday

Forget Black Friday! Grand Central Small Business Saturday

Nov 25, 8:00am - Nov 25, 11:00pm

Grand Central District Association
2529 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33713 Map

FORGET BLACK FRIDAY, BIG BOX STORES, & MALLS - SHOP GRAND CENTRAL!

This Nov 25, we want to share Small Business Saturday® with you! It’s a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us.

So mark your calendar for Nov 25 — the Saturday after Thanksgiving — and get ready to Shop Small® with us. Grab a friend or family member and come to the GRAND CENTRAL DISTRICT on the big day.

You can help get the word out and celebrate Small Business Saturday by using #shopsmall on Facebook and all your social networks.

Thank you for all your support, and see you Saturday, Nov 25!

GRAND CENTRAL DISTRICT

Seas & Greetings!

Seas & Greetings!

Nov 25, 10:00am - Nov 25, 6:00pm

2646 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33712-1152, United States

One stop shop for all your holiday needs! Join us for Small Business Saturday & Support Local! Candi with Caroline will be popping up with Chloe & Isabel Accessories...making for the perfect gifts. Of course, the boutique will be stocked with your favorite candles, holiday looks, and so much more! ( + we will have bubbly & wine! )

Shop Small- Small Business Saturday

Shop Small- Small Business Saturday

Nov 25, 11:00am - Nov 25, 4:00pm

Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe
2927 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL  33713 Map

Small Business Saturday is just around the corner!

Let us be one of your stops down Central and around town to celebrate the day.

Not only are we an independently owned small business, but we love to support our fellow movers + shakers out there.

Goods from the following will be featured for Small Business Saturday, 11/25 and always.
Knotted Root Designs - Macrame for everyone this Christmas!
The Urban Canning Company - Showcasing their latest release of Cranberry Whiskey + Clove jam!
Humdrum Paper - Releasing must have Christmas Cards!
Fernweh Designs - Our always amazing resident Jeweler!

More details coming soon!

Cheers!
#hbsforlife

Get Ready for Something Big - Small Biz Saturday Grand Central!

Get Ready for Something Big - Small Biz Saturday Grand Central!

Nov 25, 11:00am - Nov 25, 10:00pm

Grand Central District Association
2529 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33713 Map

Get ready for something BIG! Bring the family, bring the dog, walk Central Avenues historic hex blocks and wear a St. Pete or local business t-shirt to the Grand Central District on Small Business Saturday -November 25th - and get 10% off from participating businesses!

Take it Off! An Evening of Burlesque at Hideaway Cafe

Take it Off! An Evening of Burlesque at Hideaway Cafe

Nov 25, 8:00pm

Hideaway Cafe
1756 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

We are thrilled to bring you another evening of burlesque!

The night will begin at 6 when the doors open. Live music at 8 P.M. The burlesque show starts around 9 P.M. The Hideaway offers beer, wine, and limited food menu. Let us entertain you with the art of the tease!

Performers include:

Margaux Royale
Pixel Winters
Miss Petite Coquette
Spikey van Dikey
Dinah Fire
Freckles Galore
Anastaisa elle Lure

Live music by:

Kasondra Rose

Pre-sale tickets are $15 online. $20 at the door. VIP tickets (must arrive by 7pm) are also available to the first 6 audience members who want to be front and center for the show. Those can be purchased here: ticketf.ly/2j2mVxO

Magic Monday Open Mic, Live at Punkys

Magic Monday Open Mic, Live at Punky's

Nov 27, 7:00pm - Nov 27, 9:45pm

Magic Monday Nite @ Punky's Bar and Grille with ever fantastic DeLaren Withers. Let's keep it going all, and make a date to show up every Monday. Musicians WANTED! Listeners WANTED! Trust me if you can, this is a really special event so come and enjoy! Punky's Fireball Glazed Meatload Dinner Special and 2 for 1 drinks all night! #grandcentralevents

The Kirk Adams Band!

The Kirk Adams Band!

Nov 28, 6:00pm - Nov 28, 11:59pm

Hideaway Cafe
1756 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

This is gonna be a fun one!

Doors open at 6. Show starts at 8. Always Free!

Food Trucks at PAW- Gizzys Hot Dogs

Food Trucks at PAW- Gizzy's Hot Dogs

Nov 29, 4:00pm - Nov 29, 9:00pm

Pinellas Ale Works
1962 1st Ave S
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

Gizzy's LLC is coming back to the PAW Tap Room! Gizzy's is
a local Hot Dog vendor proudly serving Chicago style Vienna Beef hot dogs to our community. You have to try their Pub Specialty Dog! Come hungry!

Food trucks sometimes cancel due to weather or mechanical issues, so please check back for updates.

Hideaway Blues Night hosted by Betty Fox & TC Carr

Hideaway Blues Night hosted by Betty Fox & TC Carr

Nov 29, 6:00pm - Nov 29, 11:59pm

Hideaway Cafe
1756 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

Our weekly Blues Jam is hosted by 2 Bay Area gems - every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, you can find TC Carr sharing the stage with his Bolts of Blue Band and every 2nd and 4th, the Betty Fox Band, just named the 2014 Best of the Bay's "Best Local Blues Band" brings the blues and invites other well revered local players up to join in on the jam. If a 5th Wednesday is on the calendar, then you get something really special - a blend of TC Carr's Bolts of Blue Band & Betty Fox's Band. Whatever the case may be, Wednesdays are filled with some of the area's finest talent, so come on out and be a part of something great!

Doors will open at 6pm for dinner and drinks. And music will go from 7:30pm-10:30pm. This is a free night! Hope to see ya there...

Hideaway Blues Night hosted by TC Carr, Betty Fox & Bolts

Hideaway Blues Night hosted by TC Carr, Betty Fox & Bolts

Nov 29, 7:30pm - Nov 29, 10:30pm

Hideaway Cafe
1756 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

Our weekly Blues Jam is hosted by 2 Bay Area gems - every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, you can find TC Carr sharing the stage with his Bolts of Blue Band and every 2nd and 4th, the Betty Fox Band, just named the 2014 Best of the Bay's "Best Local Blues Band" brings the blues and invites other well revered local players up to join in on the jam. If a 5th Wednesday is on the calendar, then you get something really special - a blend of TC Carr's Bolts of Blue Band & Betty Fox's Band. Whatever the case may be, Wednesdays are filled with some of the area's finest talent, so come on out and be a part of something great!

Doors will open at 6pm for dinner and drinks. And music will go from 7:30pm-10:30pm. This is a free night! Hope to see ya there...

Bingo4Charity Benefiting Virtues Circle

Bingo4Charity Benefiting Virtues Circle

Nov 29, 8:00pm - Nov 29, 10:00pm

Punky's Bar and Grill
3063 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33713 Map

Join us for Charity Bingo at Punky's Bar & Grill! Prizes include gift certificates for the Hollander, Hamburger Mary's, and the historic Crystal Bay Hotel.

Living Room Live Open Mic

Living Room Live Open Mic

Nov 30, 6:00pm - Nov 30, 11:59pm

Hideaway Cafe
1756 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

We invite all singer/songwriters to join us for this Thursday's open mic night, a.k.a. Living Room Live. Named Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay 2014 and 2017 for "Best Open Mic Night", the Hideaway Cafe has opened up its doors and its stage for the past 8 years to countless rising talents as well as seasoned veterans who have made a career of music.

Consumate host John Kelly, a singer/songwriter himself, started this weekly tradition 8 years ago after building a stage as an extension of the recording studio. And the rest is history. The talent has been immense, the highlight reel endless... and the memories priceless. You won't find a more appreciative audience than you will here at St Petersburg's Original Listening Room!

Come down and check in with Phil, soundman extraordinaire, and get on the list. The list is now built using a lottery system in an effort to keep the night open to newcomers and to keep every Thursday new and exciting. This also encourages artists to support and get to know one another. Countless collaborations and musical relationships have been built on chance encounters here at "Living Room Live". For signup - you have an option to choose one of two time frames. Basically EARLY (7pm-9pm) and LATE (9:15 - close). Your name is pulled out of a hat and you have 15 minutes to do your thing. You can drop your name in starting at 6pm. Then singer/songwriters take the stage to share 2-3 original songs and then "pass the mic" so to speak. The signup pool fills up fast so be sure to get here early and be sure you are here for your chosen time frame. Artists - if you'd like to get the recording studio "in the red" for your set, be sure to indicate that when you sign up (solos only). For as low as $35, you can have files of your performance dropbox'd to you or handed over on a special keepsake "hideaway" flash drive. Be sure to leave your email and phone number if you choose to record.

Invite your favorite music loving friends out for some incredible original music from some of St Pete's finest! As always Thursdays are free so come on out and get a taste of what St Pete's Original Listening Room is all about.

Grand Central Market - Shop Local!

Grand Central Market - Shop Local!

Dec 2, 9:00am - Dec 2, 3:00pm

Punky's Bar and Grill
3063 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33713 Map

BUY LOCAL! Skip the big box stores and mall. Unique Antiques, Art, Crafts, Food, Collectables, and More! 1st Saturday of EVERY MONTH from 9 am – 3 pm!! Located in the parking lot of Punky’s Bar & Grill. Come shop, eat, drink and listen to some live music by Brothers Gabriel. Free parking! #GrandCentralProud #GrandCentralCraft #GrandCentralArt #GrandCentralVintage

Crafty Fest Holiday Indie Art, Handmade & Vintage Market ARTpool

Crafty Fest Holiday Indie Art, Handmade & Vintage Market ARTpool

Dec 2, 11:00am - Dec 3, 5:00pm

ARTpool Gallery
2030 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

Crafty Fest Market is our buy local, handmade & vintage fabulous monthly event! It is a fave with the locals and always a great time. Our markets are a ton of fun and feature the best artisans in Tampa Bay including lots of ETSY folks too. Come enjoy the Fest and make a day out of your ARTpool adventure by shopping with vendors and checking out our funky shop & gallery too! All ages event & free to attend.

Sellers can apply for a booth at www.artpoolrules.com/crafty-fest.html

Saturday Dec 2 & Sunday Dec 3 - 11am-5pm

This is the first of two Crafty Fests held in December!

The Fests for this season will be hosted at:
ARTpool Gallery located at 2030 Central Avenue, St Petersburg FL 33712

Kaleigh Baker - Hideaway Cafes Newest (every Monday) series!

Kaleigh Baker - Hideaway Cafe's Newest (every Monday) series!

Dec 4, 6:00pm - Dec 4, 11:59pm

Hideaway Cafe
1756 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

Every 1st and 3rd Monday!
EXTRA!!! EXTRA!!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!!!
This just in:
After careful consideration and months of experimentation, 3 St. Pete locals and a recent Orlando transplant have found a cure for the bedridden, diseased, indisposed, debilitated and more often than not, the down right disgusting case of The Mondays.
This warding off of evil spirits (in exchange for a boozy variety) is powered by St. Pete's #1 Listening Room, Hideaway Cafe and will include the following:
*Free Admission
*A Delicious Dinner Menu
*A Variety of Divinely Curated Boozes
*Snarky Stage Banter
*Four Part Harmonies
*A Squeeze Box
*Special Guests....and more


Join Kaleigh Baker, Mark Cunningham, Matt Walker and Sam Farmer EVERY 1st and 3rd MONDAY NIGHT!!!!!!!

Doors open at 6. Show starts at 7:30. Free show.

How the City Buys

How the City Buys

Dec 6, 2:00pm - Dec 6, 3:00pm

Enoch D Davis Center
1111 18th Ave S
Saint Petersburg, FL  33705-2506 Map

The city purchases a wide array of goods, professional services and construction services for various operations and projects. If you operate a business, small or large, and are interested in learning about contracting and procurement opportunities with the City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA, attend this workshop to learn about how the City sources its supplies and services and how to become a registered city supplier.

-iSupplier Portal-
Suppliers will also learn to use the city’s iSupplier Portal for two-way communication with the procurement staff. The class will teach suppliers how to view purchase orders, view invoices and payments, contact procurement staff and update profile information.

-Online Bidding-
The online sourcing module enables suppliers to do the following: receive notifications of Requests for Information (RFI), Request for Quotations (RFQ) and Invitation for Bids (IFB); complete and submit RFI, RFQ and IFB online; and communicate directly with procurement staff in order to get answers to questions or receive information related to a solicitation.

This is a required workshop for certification as a City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA Small Business Enterprise (SBE). All are welcome to attend.

Speaker: Jossie Rodriguez, St Petersburg City Procurement and Supply Management Department

Location:
Greenhouse Satellite Training Location at the Enoch Davis Center
1111 18th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33705

Fee: Free, but registration is required

Community After Dark featuring DJ Kiger

Community After Dark featuring DJ Kiger

Dec 8, 8:00pm - Dec 8, 11:59pm

Community Cafe
2444 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

Join us for an evening of electro elegance with Community After Dark. Community Cafe will be featuring festive cocktails and DJ Kiger spinning downtempo, trip hop, chill, and electro lounge. Get cozy in the candlelight and relax with us for the evening!

Tampa Bay AIDS Walk +5K Run

Tampa Bay AIDS Walk +5K Run

Dec 9, 8:00am - Dec 9, 11:00am

Vinoy Park
Saint Petersburg, FL  33701 Map

Join us for the 14th Annual Tampa Bay AIDS Walk and 5K Run

We walk because HIV infection rates haven’t hit zero yet and people are still dying from AIDS. In fact, in the Tampa Bay area, HIV infection rates have steadily increased since 2010 and Florida continues to have the highest infection rates in the nation according to the Florida Department of Health.

We walk so that people infected today will have access to the care and support needed to keep them healthy for years to come.

We walk to increase awareness and education to stop HIV. For good.

We walk to end HIV. The 5K portion is timed and medals will be awarded to all runners.

Register now at: www.tampabayaidswalk.org
On-site registration begins at 8am.

Pictures with SANTA PAWS!

Pictures with SANTA PAWS!

Dec 9, 1:00pm - Dec 9, 6:00pm

Dog Bar St. Pete
2300 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

Come let Ruff Beginnings take your bubba’s picture with Santa Paws! Proceeds go to the folks at Ruff Beginnings!

Santa Pictures are $5 dollars each!

9th annual Sarah Mac Band Christmas Show at Hideaway Cafe

9th annual Sarah Mac Band Christmas Show at Hideaway Cafe

Dec 15, 6:00pm

Hideaway Cafe
1756 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

Don’t miss the 9th annual Sarah Mac Band Christmas Show at Hideaway Cafe - one of their last shows! Doors open at 6. Show starts at 8

Holiday Dinner Party

Holiday Dinner Party

Dec 16, 6:00pm - Dec 16, 11:00pm

Metro Wellness & Community Centers
3251 3rd Ave N #125, Ste 125
Saint Petersburg, FL  33713 Map

This is a dress up or dress festive event. Get in the holiday spirit!
Cocktail hour, full holiday dinner & desserts, blind gift exchange ($15-$25 value), 50/50, music by DJ New York & dancing.
How to attend:
Official RSVP required. Use the GET TICKETS button above to REGISTER your RSVP - FB RSVP only will not count.
RSVP by 12/9 for $10 entry (includes token of appreciation & full dinner/dessert/beverage)
RSVP after 12/9 or walk ups is $15 entry (still includes dinner, just costs you more because you waited!)

Christmas Eve-Eve - The Hideaway feat. Trailside Phantoms/Skully

Christmas Eve-Eve - The Hideaway feat. Trailside Phantoms/Skully

Dec 23, 6:00pm

Hideaway Cafe
1756 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33712 Map

Com join Trailside Phantoms and Skully as they rock out on Christmas Eve-Eve! Great people, festive music, and a good time for all!

$5 cover
Doors: 6p
Show: 8pm

About Trailside Phantoms:
Founded in September of 2016, Trailside Phantoms brings together a rich mix of influences. They seamlessly blend elements of rock, americana, funk, jazz, and blues to create their signature "Americana Weird" sound.

This high-energy group passionately delivers a driving, eclectic live set that is as diverse as its members. Creating music with universal appeal to lovers of all genres of music.

About Skully
Skully is a folk-rock/americana outfit that has been entertiaining the Tampa Bay area with their blend of folk originals and, pop covers, and standards for years. Their blend of modern and traditional folk/americana sounds guarentees a festive atmosphere.

NYE- A Champagne Celebration

NYE- A Champagne Celebration

Dec 31, 7:00pm - Jan 1, 1:00am

Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe
2927 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL  33713 Map

Let's Toast To The New Year!

Sunday, December 31st at 7:00PM until the Ball falls!

It's a Black Tie Affair, so don your best gold suit or snazzy dresses + suits and join fus for a dazzling night of champagne, bubbles + dreams!

Stay tuned, more details coming soon...

Grand Central Market - Shop Local!

Grand Central Market - Shop Local!

Jan 6, 9:00am - Jan 6, 3:00pm

Punky's Bar and Grill
3063 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33713 Map

BUY LOCAL! Skip the big box stores and mall. Unique Antiques, Art, Crafts, Food, Collectables, and More! 1st Saturday of EVERY MONTH from 9 am – 3 pm!! Located in the parking lot of Punky’s Bar & Grill. Come shop, eat, drink and listen to some live music by Brothers Gabriel. Free parking! #GrandCentralProud #GrandCentralCraft #GrandCentralArt #GrandCentralVintage

Grand Central Market - Shop Local!

Grand Central Market - Shop Local!

Feb 3, 9:00am - Feb 3, 3:00pm

Punky's Bar and Grill
3063 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33713 Map

BUY LOCAL! Skip the big box stores and mall. Unique Antiques, Art, Crafts, Food, Collectables, and More! 1st Saturday of EVERY MONTH from 9 am – 3 pm!! Located in the parking lot of Punky’s Bar & Grill. Come shop, eat, drink and listen to some live music by Brothers Gabriel. Free parking! #GrandCentralProud #GrandCentralCraft #GrandCentralArt #GrandCentralVintage

Grand Central Market - Shop Local!

Grand Central Market - Shop Local!

Mar 3, 9:00am - Mar 3, 3:00pm

Punky's Bar and Grill
3063 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33713 Map

BUY LOCAL! Skip the big box stores and mall. Unique Antiques, Art, Crafts, Food, Collectables, and More! 1st Saturday of EVERY MONTH from 9 am – 3 pm!! Located in the parking lot of Punky’s Bar & Grill. Come shop, eat, drink and listen to some live music by Brothers Gabriel. Free parking! #GrandCentralProud #GrandCentralCraft #GrandCentralArt #GrandCentralVintage

Grand Central Market - Shop Local!

Grand Central Market - Shop Local!

Apr 7, 9:00am - Apr 7, 3:00pm

Punky's Bar and Grill
3063 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL  33713 Map

BUY LOCAL! Skip the big box stores and mall. Unique Antiques, Art, Crafts, Food, Collectables, and More! 1st Saturday of EVERY MONTH from 9 am – 3 pm!! Located in the parking lot of Punky’s Bar & Grill. Come shop, eat, drink and listen to some live music by Brothers Gabriel. Free parking! #GrandCentralProud #GrandCentralCraft #GrandCentralArt #GrandCentralVintage