Downtown St Petersburg Florida Events

ON-GOING EVENTS


FRIDAYS


FIRST FRIDAY - GET DOWNTOWN
Join the fun at St Petersburg’s dancing-in-the-street block party featuring great music, food & drink vendors and restaurants! First Friday of the month. Free.  Central Ave between 2nd & 3rd St. 5:30-10pm.  FirstFridayStPete.com

FRIDAY NIGHT CLAY
Every Friday bring a towel, your favorite beverage and your sense of humor as our clay teachers guide you through the very basics of wheel throwing and hand building in clay.  Morean Arts Center.  6-9pm.
727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

ST PETE SHUFFLE
Every Friday come out and enjoy a hip twist to an old game under the stars. On the First Friday of the month - enjoy live music from a local artist. St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. 7-11pm.  727-822-2083
StPeteShuffle.com

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT - 2ND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Drop off your kiddos (ages 4-10) for a night of play, while you take some time for yourself. Includes pizza, museum play, a science show, and a movie! Spots are limited!  Must Pre-register before 9am. 6-10pm  Great Explorations Children's Museum

SATURDAYS


SATURDAY MORNING MARKET
Every Saturday in Oct-May, live music fills the air at this fantastic outdoor market. With local produce, an eclectic array of food-trucks and eateries, and tons of arts and crafts.  Al Lang Field parking lot.  9am-2pm.  SaturdayMorningMarket.com

WILLIAMS PARK SUMMER MARKET
Every Saturday in Jun-Aug, the Saturday Morning Market moves under the shady trees of Williams Park. Enjoy live music and vendors with fresh produce, ready-to-eat foods, drinks, crafts, art, and more!  Williams Park  9am-1pm.  SaturdayMorningMarket.com

SUNDIAL SATURDAY YOGA
On Saturday Mornings, get a head start, or headstand, on your fitness goals by participating in a FREE yoga session. All levels are welcome!
Sundial Courtyard.  9-10am.  SundialStPete.com


SATURDAYS @ THE MOREAN
Every Saturday participate in free art experiences specially geared for families with children ages 5-10!  Morean Arts Center.  10am-5pm.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org


WALKING MURAL TOUR AT FLORIDA CRAFTART
Get the behind the scenes scoop on some of your favorite pieces of street art in the 'Burg. Saturday mornings from 10-11:30am (except on Second Saturdays tours are 4-5:30pm).  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

MURAL TOURS BY BIKE
Take a tour of the endless mural art that bring St. Pete to life by bike! Every first Saturday of the month from 9:00-11:30am. Open to anyone 18 years and older.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

INDIE MARKET
On the First Saturday of each month over 80 different pop-up shops take over Green Bench Brewery! With handmade & vintage items, plants, art, food trucks and of course all the Craft Beer you can drink!  11am-4pm.  VisitStPeteClearwater.com

SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK
On the Second Saturday of each month, studios and galleries all over St Pete swing open their doors in a fun and free evening of activities.
5-8:30pm.  StPeteArtsAlliance.org/Artwalk

EXPLORE MORE! FAMILY DAYS
Join MFA on the Third Saturday of the month for a special day of family fun! With arts and crafts, family tours, scavenger hunts, and other special programming. Each month will feature a different theme so your family can explore with us again and again!  Museum of Fine Arts.  11am-2pm.  727-896-2667  MFAStPete.org

3RD SATURDAY ETCHING CLASS
Etch your own plate, wine glass, beer stein, lanterns and more... with fun images and shapes. This is a fun way to spend creative time with friends, colleagues, and family! Great for children and adults alike, this event brings instant gratification and a smile to all who try it!  Duncan McClellan Gallery  10am-2pm.  DMGlass.com

3RD SATURDAY GLASS BLOWING EXPERIENCE
This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of glass making in a small group setting with a qualified instructor with years of experience to guide you. Groups of 2 to 4 people at $200 per student.  Duncan McClellan Gallery  10am-2pm.  DMGlass.com

MUSEUM MINIS
On the First Wednesday and Fourth Saturday of every month the MFA invites children ages 2 to 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join in the galleries for stories, games, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Reservation required.  Museum of Fine Arts.  10-11am.  727-896-2667  MFAStPete.org

SUNDAYS


YOGA + DALÍ
Join Inspire Yoga every Sunday at The Dalí - a remarkable environment where Dalís energy infuses the physical, mental and spiritual inspiration of yoga. Classes are held in the Raymond James Community Room or Avant-Garden, both with incredible views of the waterfront. Classes are vinyasa/ashtanga-based incorporating pranayama (breath work), asana (posture work), meditation and relaxation. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome.  Dalí Museum.  10:30am-12pm.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

MIMOSAS & MASTERPIECES: BRUNCH AT THE DALÍ
Cafe Gala invites you to start your week with an artistic take on Sunday Fundays. Enjoy a Catalan-inspired brunch, raise a glass to surreal Sundays, then visit the galleries & stroll the grounds.  The Dalí Museum.  11am-2pm.   727-823-3767  TheDali.org

MONDAYS


JAZZ JAM - AL DOWNING JAZZ
Every first Monday get your jazz hands ready! Jazz Jam is hosted by Dwayne White, trumpeter and a rhythm section is provided for all musicians (including vocalists) who wish to participate.  The Hangar Restaurant.  8-10pm.  AlDowningJazz.com

TUESDAYS


SWING DANCING IN THE SUNDIAL COURTYARD!
FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH. Join us for a free 30-minute beginner swing dance lesson, followed by an hour of social dancing to all of your favorite jazz!  Sundial Courtyard.   7-8:30pm.  SundialStPete.com

TASTING TUESDAYS
Come down to the Flute & Dram every other Tuesday for a free tasting on whiskeys, champagnes, and sparkling wines.  Flute & Dram.  6pm.  FluteNDram.com

WEDNESDAYS


COFFEE WITH A CURATOR
On the First Wednesday of the month, enjoy a focused, theme-oriented presentation on a variety of Dali-related topics. The talk is presented by one of The Dali Museum's Curatorial/Education team or an invited speaker.  Dalí Museum.  10:30-11:30am.  727-823-3767  TheDalí.org

MUSEUM MINIS
On the First Wednesday and Fourth Saturday of every month the MFA invites children ages 2 to 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join in the galleries for stories, games, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Reservation required.  Museum of Fine Arts.  10-11am.  727-896-2667  MFAStPete.org

COFFEE TALKS
Every 2nd Wednesday enjoy refreshments and an interactive performance inspired by the museum collection, themes and special exhibitions.  Museum of Fine Arts.  10-11am.  727-896-2667  MFAStPete.org

3RD WEDNESDAY MAYOR'S DOWNTOWN FOOD TRUCK-IT
Every Third Wednesday, bring your sunnies and hungry tummies to Williams Park for lunch! Enjoy a variety of choices from your favorite participating food trucks presented by The Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association.  11am-2pm.  Williams Park.  813-810-0216.  (Event Info)

THURSDAYS


ROYAL PALM NIGHT MARKET
Every Thursday Evening come shop the best selection of vintage, hand-made and local goods! Not to mention enjoy live music, delectable food & drink and amazing people.  Central Ave & 11th St  6-10pm.  TheRoyalPalmMarket.com

COCKTAILS & COLLECTIONS
Every third Thursday of the month, join us for music, cocktails, and light bites inspired by one of our galleries or special exhibitions.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFAStPete.org

OPERA AT THE DALÍ
Experience Opera as The Dali introduces audiences to emerging opera artists through a dynamic 30-minute performances on the Third Thursday each month. Opera is performed from the Spiral Staircase of the  Dalí Museum. 6-6:30pm.  727-823-3767  TheDalí.org

OCTOBER MOVIES IN THE PARK
Every Thursday in October, bring a blanket and join the outdoor fun. Indulge in music, food & drink while viewing a moonlight movie. North Straub Park. Live music at 6pm, movies begin at dusk.  727-824-7802  PreserveTheBurg.org


SPECIAL EVENTS

JAN 29 - DEC 31  KAREN LAMONTE'S "FLOATING WORLD"
Karen LaMonte is an American artist whose works include sculpture, drawing, print making and installations. Her art explores themes of presence and absence, beauty and ephemerality, through the physicality of the human body and its environment. Floating World studies all aspects of the kimono - from weaving and construction, to ceremonial function and historic meaning.  Imagine Museum.  727-300-1700  ImagineMuseum.com

JUL 11 - DEC 22  PIVOT
The inaugural nationwide call-to-artist studio glass exhibition that reveals a "Pivotal" moment in the artist's career, process or artistic direction. These works represent a bold, new path of expression by the artist and communicates this shift in a visual exchange between artist and viewer.  Imagine Museum.  727-300-1700  ImagineMuseum.com

AUG 17 - FEB 16  UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL:
ART ON AN INTIMATE SCALE

Focus on the small things at this exhibit of diminutive objects from the permanent collection ranging from personal mementos to signifiers of wealth and status.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

AUG 17 - FEB 16  EXPLORE THE VAULTS: VISIONS OF FRANCE
Only 5% of the museum's permanent collection is on display at any given time. See rare and vulnerable pieces from the other 95% on display in this uniquely formatted exhibition series.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

AUG 31 - DEC 1  FLAVORS OF SPAIN:
PHOTOS BY CHEF CHUCK BANDEL

A special exhibition featuring food photography and behind-the-scenes looks at restaurant life by Café Gala Chef Chuck Bandel. Chef Bandel's accomplished photos from his time in Spain pay homage to images of Dalí's homeland. "Every dish I do is directly inspired from my time in Spain, either from an ingredient, a technique, a feeling, or a place."  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

OCT 12 - JAN 5  'THE GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANT' AND OTHER STORIES AS TOLD BY JENNIFER ANGUS
A visionary artist who twists the familiar into the unsettling, Jennifer Angus challenges our perceptions and expectations by working in an unusual medium: dried, exotic insects. Her site-specific installations often incorporate large, brilliantly-colored insects into elaborate patterns inspired by Victorian wallpaper and 19th-century book illustration - always to dramatic and startlingly beautiful effect.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

OCT 25 - FEB 23  BASSMI IBRAHIM AT THE HERMITAGE
Bassmi's expressive abstract paintings are concerned with the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self. The viewer is invited to enter into a different area of their awareness, where the intellectual mind is silenced, and the simplicity of the inner self is opened to lead them into the paintings.  Hermitage Apartment Homes lobby - 151 7th Street S  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

NOV 1 - DEC 31  HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
The ultimate artful shopping experience with fine jewelry, clay, glass, ornaments and more handcrafted by Florida's most talented artists. Florida CraftArt converts its two large gallery spaces into a shopper's delight and will help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list and holiday decor as well.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

NOV 9 - DEC 29  ART OF VALOR EXHIBITION
Inspired by his travels to Italy, Terry Brett delved deep into religious iconography, frescos, mosaics and gold leaf. With scored clay on canvas and applied fresco images, Terry's subjects range from the spiritual to the mythical.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

NOV 9 - DEC 29  TERRY BRETT: ICONIC RENAISSANCE
The Morean Arts Center partnered with James A Haley Veterans' Hospital to offer glassblowing to military patients and veterans. This exhibition features work created in the program, as well as photographs and video of the artists in action.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

NOV 9 - APR 5  ANCIENT THEATER AND THE CINEMA
For the first time, ancient images of the Greek theater are combined with movie stills inspired by Greek plays and mythology. Nearly two and a half millennia later, the influence and legacy remain strong.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

NOV 9 - DEC 29  BEHOLD: 2019 HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE
Come join the "buy-local" movement at this annual member show. Find unique items for everyone on your holiday list ranging from paintings, to functional pottery, jewelry, glass, ornaments and artsy stocking stuffers!  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

NOV 16  THE MAD BEACH BAND
With blistering solos, three-and four-part harmonies, and big grins from start to finish, The Mad Beach Band brings their four decades of creating all kinds of music right here to the 'Burg.  The Palladium.  8pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

NOV 16  TIS THE SEASON HOLIDAY MART
An annual tradition filled with holiday & home decorating ideas, apparel, accessories, chocolates, candles, plenty of gifts and much more!  The Coliseum.  10am-5pm.  TampaBayHolidayMarket.com

NOV 17  3 DAUGHTERS ST PETE HALF MARATHON
Run past, around, and even through St Petersburg's most popular and recognizable landmarks on this 13.1 mile course.  Albert Whitted Park.  Starts 7am.  StPeteRunFest.org

NOV 20 - DEC 22  SILENT SKY
Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications in this luminous, witty and inspiring true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a brilliant, history-making woman.  American Stage Theatre Company.   727-823-7529  AmericanStage.org

NOV 21  DECK THE GREAT HALL
A Holiday Open House and tree lighting event with the artist to unveil the annual ornament design. Enjoy live music, hot chocolate and holiday cookies. Refreshments will be available.  Museum of Fine Arts.  6pm.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

NOV 21  CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE
Witness the electrifying live holiday family stage spectacular this holiday season! From snowmen to penguins to Santa flying through the air, this show is a delicious confection not to be missed!  Mahaffey Theater.  7:30pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

NOV 21  JASON MARSALIS & THE 21ST CENTURY TRAD BAND
Groove to the beat of the music of Jason Marsalis & the 21st Century Trad Band. This take on traditional and swing jazz is a more than a treat to see live!  The Palladium.  7:30pm  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

NOV 22 - DEC 29  ENCHANT CHRISTMAS: THE GREAT SEARCH
The world's largest Christmas Light Maze Adventure. Enter a living storybook of larger-than-life, light sculptures and decadent delights as snow falls all around you. Race around the light-adorned Ice-Skating Trail, visit Santa's Landing to pose for photos and share Christmas wishes, and find something for everyone on your list in the Christmas Market.  Tropicana Field.  EnchantChristmas.com

NOV 23-24  CRAFTART FESTIVAL 2019
The 22nd Annual, featuring more than 120 of the nation's most established and emerging fine craft artisans! Enjoy works in jewelry, clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, paper and mixed media! There are artist demonstrations, a children's activity tent, food trucks, wine and craft beer.  Central Avenue between 4th and 6th street.  10am-5pm.  Florida CraftArt.   727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

NOV 23 - APR 9  MIDNIGHT IN PARIS:
SURREALISM AT THE CROSSROADS, 1929

Through a host of 20th-century works visitors are immersed in a rich and creative era just as the Surrealist art form began to penetrate Western culture, from literature to fashion to advertising. Stroll through the streets of Paris by examining the works, friendships and clashes, with a focus on the paintings, photographs, sculptures and personalities of iconic Surrealist artists of that time. Featuring archival film and documents from the movement, as well as several rarely loaned Salvador Dalí works, including one of his earliest double-image paintings.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

NOV 25  THE CHOPIN PROJECT: MATTHEW GRAYBIL
Unveil the communion between the lighthearted and profound sides of a composer's nature and explore the intersection between comedy and tragedy, and dance and song with world-renowned pianist, Matthew Graybil.  The Palladium.  7:30pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

NOV 26  NEW LATIN JAZZ BY JOSÉ VALENTINO RUIZ
& DAVID MANSON

Two Florida artists present their new original compositions. Dr José Valentino Ruiz, an EMMY Award winner and Latin GRAMMY-nominated multi-instrumentalist. And Dr David Manson, a recipient of two Florida Individual Artist Fellowships in Music Composition who's original music has been performed by the Florida Orchestra.  The Palladium.  7:30pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

NOV 29  CHRIS TUCKER LIVE IN CONCERT
An international award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series with Jackie Chan.  Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

NOV 30 - DEC 1  GEM, JEWELRY AND BEAD SHOW
Outstanding variety of gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and beads for show and sale.  The Coliseum.  10am-5pm.  727-892-5200

NOV 30 & DEC 1  10TH ANNUAL SHOPAPALOOZA FESTIVAL
Complete your holiday shopping list at the biggest shopping events of the year and come together with locally owned shops, restaurants, art galleries and service providers at great discounts so you can give unique gifts to everyone on your list!  South Straub Park.  10am-5pm.  ShopapaloozaFestival.com

NOV 30  SANTA PARADE + TREE LIGHTING
Kick off the Holidays in the Sunshine City with the Annual Santa Parade that begins at 6pm in front of Albert Whitted Park and runs along Bayshore Dr and 5th Ave NE. Following the Santa Parade, Mayor Rick Kriseman lights up the downtown waterfront in North Straub Park for the annual Tree Lighting at around 7pm. Stay after the Santa Parade & Tree Lighting to enjoy a night in the park with activities, concessions and more!  727-893-7441  StPeteParksRec.org

NOV 30 - JAN 1  WATERFRONT LIGHTS AND DISPLAY
Take a stroll along the waterfront to see thousands of holiday lights and decorations in North Straub Park, South Straub Park, Pioneer Park and Vinoy Park. Don't miss the giant greeting card display along Bayshore Dr at Vinoy Park made by local teens from St Petersburg's recreation centers.  727-893-7441  StPeteParksRec.org

NOV 30  INCUBUS: 20 YEARS OF MAKE YOURSELF
Having sold more than 23 million albums to date, award winning band Incubus will be hitting the road to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their platinum selling album. Joining Incubus is Mexican garage punk band Le Butcherettes.  Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

DEC 5 - DEC 8  42ND ANNUAL ST PETERSBURG POWER & SAILBOAT SHOW
The largest boat show on the Gulf Coast will feature a 40,000 square foot tent with a variety of marine gear, and power and sailboats both in water and on land.  Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin & Albert Whitted Park.  Thu-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm.  StPeteBoatShow.com

DEC 5  TONY BENNETT: I LEFT MY HEART TOUR
Nineteen-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Tony Bennett, touches the hearts and souls of audiences of all generations with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. Joining him on this amazing, one-night only performance is special guest Antonia Bennett.  Mahaffey Theater.  7:30pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

DEC 6 - DEC 8  ST PETERSBURG BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER
The 40th annual production features 75 dancers ranging in age from 5 to 72. The story begins on a magical Christmas Eve in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1872. It is told through the eyes of a toy-maker and his beloved God-daughter, Clara, who must find the courage to believe in the power of love for the enchanted Nutcracker Prince and save him from the evil Mouse King. The music, costumes, sets and special effects will delight all ages as they journey with Clara to the Land of Sweets.  The Palladium.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

DEC 6  IL DIVO: A HOLIDAY SONG CELEBRATION
This holiday season the Il Divo brings the sounds of the season with their compilation of merry classics performed perfectly in operatic four part harmony as they take us on a journey through the sights and sounds of the most wonderful time of the year!  Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

DEC 7  SNOWFEST
The celebration is back! Activities include a big and kiddie toboggan slides, art tent, karaoke, inflatables, Nomad Art Bus, food trucks and more. Teens can stop by TASCO's Teen Area to play video games, charge their phones, listen to music and hang out with their friends.  North Straub Park.  9am-2pm.  727-893-7441  StPeteParksRec.org

DEC 7-8, 12-23  MEET SANTA
Enjoy a meet-and-greet with Santa in the park. Cameras welcomed.  North Straub Park.  6-9pm.  727-893-7441  StPeteParksRec.org

DEC 7 - JAN 5  FASHION DESIGN AT THE DALÍ 2019 EXHIBIT
This special exhibit features photographs of garments created by budding Tampa Bay high school fashion designers who have completed the Fashion Design at The Dalí program, sponsored by Neiman Marcus.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

DEC 12  NATE NAJAR'S JAZZ HOLIDAY 2019
The 2019 version of this hit show. Nate appears with his trio, John Lamb on bass and Jean Bolduc, drums. With very special guests: St Pete's own James Suggs, trumpet; New York City jazz star Adrian Cunningham on sax, clarinet and flute and Chuck Redd on vibes.  The Palladium.  7:30pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

DEC 13-14  SELWYN BIRCHWOOD BAND
Spend the evening with the extraordinary young rising star of the blues and Florida native Selwyn Birchwood. His high-octane blues, at once deeply rooted, funky and up-to-the-minute, are played with passion and honest emotion. Birchwood, with his guitar and lap steel wrote and produced all 13 songs on his latest album Pick Your Poison. Among these new songs, are "Trial By Fire," "Even the Saved Need Saving," "Guilty Pleasures" and more.  The Palladium.  8pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

DEC 13  BOLEY CENTERS'S 37th ANNUAL JINGLE BELL RUN
This 3-mile waterfront course glows with 1,500 luminaries, three glow zones, glow in the dark face paint, glow necklaces and thousands of merry runners, joggers, walkers and four-legged trotters filling the night air with the sound of jingle bells. Start and Finish line at Albert Whitted Park.  7:30pm.  BoleyCenters.org

DEC 14-15  ANNUAL ST PETERSBURG HOLIDAY OF THE ARTS
Showcasing original artwork of local, regional & national artisans, from painting, photography, sculpture, metalwork, tapestry, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking & more.  Williams Park.  10am-5pm.  ParagonArtEvents.com

DEC 14 & 21  HOLIDAY MOVIES IN THE PARK
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to settle in for a holiday movie! It's sure to be a fun evening for the entire family.  Vinoy Park.  7pm.  727-893-7441  StPeteParksRec.org

DEC 19  THE ISLEY BROTHERS
The iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy® award-winning artists will bring the inspiring sounds of soul and classic R&B to celebrates 60 years of the brothers' first gold single, "Shout."  Mahaffey Theater.  7:30pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

DEC 19  ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY:
THE LINDA RONSTADT SONGBOOK

Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway, one of the leading pop/jazz singers of our time, has created an exciting night of songs and stories in celebration of one of America's most beloved artists, Linda Ronstadt. Romantic, rousing, and joyous, The Linda Ronstadt Songbook promises to be the perfect night of music.  The Palladium.  7:30pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

DEC 26  MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovskys timeless score.  Mahaffey Theater.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

DEC 31  FIRST NIGHT ST PETERSBURG
Celebrating the 27th Anniversary...Ring in the New Year with music, games, fireworks, and more at the LARGEST family friendly New Year's Eve celebration of the Arts in Florida.   Downtown St Petersburg.  FirstNightStPete.com

DEC 31  NYE @ MFA: FLIGHTS OF FANCY
Ring in 2020 at an all-inclusive event featuring a divine selection of food, fabulous cocktails, dancing and unique entertainment. And, of course, prime viewing of the First Night St Petersburg fireworks!  Don’t miss out on the premier New Year’s Eve party in downtown St Petersburg!  Museum of Fine Arts.  7pm-1am.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

DEC 31  12TH ANNUAL SWINGIN' THE NEW YEAR
Live music, dancing & celebration. Featuring Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist - The Jive Aces! Enjoy the Roaring 20's costume contest, dance performances, photo booth, party favors, noisemakers, prizes, midnight countdown, balloon drop & champagne toast.   The Coliseum.  9pm-1am.  813-579-4645  NewYearSwing.com

JAN 5  THE NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE OF ODESSA'S ROMEO & JULIET
This full-scale production, set to the composition of Sergei Prokofiev, showcases William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Experience the timeless, passionate romance like never before while 55 talented ballet stars from The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine perform their sought-after production.  Mahaffey Theater.  3pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

JAN 7-12  SACRED ART TOUR OF TIBETAN MONKS 2020
Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India bring teachings of ancient ways and beliefs that create the possibility of global peace, nonviolent conflict resolution, compassion and wisdom. Highlighting their trip is a creation of a Sacred Sand Mandala.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

JAN 7-18  ARTISTS OF ARTLOFTS
Eighteen artists from ArtLofts will present their work in Florida CraftArt's exhibition gallery. See paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, sculpture, glass and jewelry by talented artists.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

JAN 8  CARPENTERS REMEMBERED
Long ago and oh so far away ... the world fell in love with the Carpenters and their era-defining repertoire of songs. Accomplished vocalist Michelle Berting Brett takes center stage accompanied by her band of Nashville musicians. Experience an intimate portrait of the pop music phenomenon that defined an era, and sing along with hits including "Close to You", "Yesterday Once More", "Rainy Days & Mondays", and many more!  Mahaffey Theater.  7:30pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

JAN 11 - FEB 28  I AM
A group exhibition that proposes a new way to further overcome the relative uselessness or ineffectiveness of prejudgment. It proposes to reveal through the lens of a multitude of photographers from various parts of the globe what can be possible in the growing dispersion and development of the human race, images that transcend boundaries and belief systems.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

JAN 11 - FEB 28  PERRI NERI: PAST TENSE; PRESENT.
Perri Neri creates expressive large-scale figurative paintings. In her latest body of work, she is finding ways of thinking about what it means to exist without progress. It starts with a moment, a laugh, a scream, an election...and using the whole of art history as the proverbial cliff, I jump, trying to make relevant my present state of being, before the final thud.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

JAN 11 - MAR 8  STUDENT SURREALIST ART EXHIBIT 2020: PINELLAS COUNTY AND STATEWIDE
Initiated in 1985, this annual art exhibit presents work by middle and high school students whom we invite to explore ideas and visions similar to those explored by Salvador Dalí and the surrealists. This year, the theme is "Irrational Technology."  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

JAN 16  THE DOO WOP PROJECT
Take a journey through the influence Doo Wop has left on the American music scene. Starting from the top, the show begins with foundational classics from groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos. The stars of Broadway's Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musicaland Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale harmonize beautifully and apply their vocal excellence to some of the greatest songs in American pop and rock history.  Mahaffey Theater.  7:30pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

JAN 18  4TH ANNUAL ST PETE BEER & BACON FESTIVAL
Featuring tons of bacon-centric dishes, over 100 craft beers, cocktails, spirits & wine to Sample. Live music, games, fun & prizes. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Pet Pal Animal Shelter.   Vinoy Park.  12-7pm.  StPeteBeerAndBacon.com

JAN 18  95TH EAST-WEST SHRINE BOWL
The longest running all-star college football game, combining great football with a great cause. A showcase for the next generation of NFL greats & a priceless benefit event for Shriners Hospitals for Children.   Tropicana Field.  Kick off 3pm.  ShrineGame.com

JAN 20  MLK NATIONAL PARADE & FAMILY FUN DAY
Celebrate the holiday with marching bands from across the country, floats, civic organizations & lots of music. Parade begins at 11am from Albert Whitted Park. Then enjoy a Family Fun Day at Tropicana Field featuring a kids zone, entertainment and more.   2:30-8pm.  727-321-7919  MLKDreamBig.com

JAN 22 - FEB 23  SKELETON CREW
It's 2008, and one of the last auto plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. The remaining factory workers are living paycheck-to-paycheck and now each of the workers must navigate the possibility of foreclosure. As power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred. With moments of heartbreak and humor, SKELETON CREW is a beautiful homage to the American blue-collar worker.  American Stage Theatre Company.   727-823-7529  AmericanStage.org

JAN 22  THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL
Allow the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids to take you on a nostalgic, wonderful journey through Whitney Houston's greatest hits including "I Will Always Love You," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," "How Will I Know," "I'm Every Woman" and many more! With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world's most revered singers.  Mahaffey Theater.  7:30pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

JAN 24, 26, 28  ST PETERSBURG OPERA: RIGOLETTO
Trickery and tragedy, revenge and redemption go hand-in-hand as the licentious Duke of Mantua conspires to seduce Gilda, beloved daughter of Rigoletto, the hunchbacked court jester. With some of the most powerful, stirring music ever composed - including the immortal aria "La donna è mobile".  The Palladium.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

JAN 24 - MAR 7  INSIDE PUBLIC ART
The new St Petersburg Pier will feature several public art pieces whose methods are based in fine craft. This exhibition explores the smaller works of these artists, as well as other public artists.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

JAN 25 - MAY 10  ART OF THE STAGE: PICASSO TO HOCKNEY
Featuring over 100 studies for scene, costume, curtain, and program designs, as well as maquettes and costumes by noted artists from the nineteenth century to the present day. From the sumptuous productions of the Ballets Russes, to the riotous spectacle of avant-garde theatre, to Robert Indiana's Pop vision for an American opera, seductively reflecting the grand history of Western art from the vantage point of the stage.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

JAN 25  IRA GLASS: SEVEN THINGS I'VE LEARNED
Using audio clips, music, and video, Ira Glass delivers a unique talk; sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling: What inspires him to create? What drives his passion? How have failures and successes informed his decisions? During his presentation, Ira Glass will mix stories live onstage and help his audience better follow the creative process of one of our foremost storytellers.  Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

JAN 28  DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE
Daniel Tiger will take live audiences on an interactive musical adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences. This live theatrical production filled with music, dancing, laughter and "grr-ific" surprises will warm the hearts of multiple generations.  Mahaffey Theater.  6:30pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

FEB 5  TAPESTRY: A TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING
Jeannie Austin brings her wealth of experience to the stage as she pays tribute to her inspiration, Carole King. Joined by a backing band, the show faithfully recreates the glorious sound of King's concerts, leaving you with memories of the groundbreaking music she wrote and recorded, including "It's Too Late," "I Feel the Earth Move," "Beautiful," and "One Fine Day."  Mahaffey Theater.  7:30pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

FEB 7  DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN & BOB BEACH IN CONCERT
David Jacobs-Strain is a young slide guitar player and song poet from Oregon. His playing covers delta blues, ballads, and swampy rock & roll. He will be joined by harmonica virtuoso Bob Beach in this intimate listening room.  Craftsman House Gallery.  727-323-2787  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

FEB 9  2ND ANNUAL ST PETERSBURG DISTANCE CLASSIC
Overlooking beautiful Tampa Bay, a certified Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K, plus a Virtual option, there is something for everyone.   Start/Finish Line - North Shore Park.  6am.  StPetersburgDistanceClassic.com

FEB 13  ABBA MANIA
ABBA's timeless melodies and catchy hooks live on with ABBA Mania. Hear your favorite tracks from the Swedish 'Supergroup' the way they were intended; LIVE! ABBA Mania is for all ABBA fans, new and old, and features hits such as "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," "Take A Chance on Me," "Fernando" and many more! If you're looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained, take a chance on ABBA Mania!  Mahaffey Theater.  7:30pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

FEB 14-20  SHEN YUN
Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away!  Mahaffey Theater.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

FEB 22  SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS ST PETERSBURG WALKATHON
Bring your family, bring your friends, and bring your dogs to the largest fundraiser of the year and proceeds help breed, raise, train, and match the amazing Southeastern Guide Dogs. This family-friendly event includes a 3K walk and a Waggin' Tails Festival with live music, food, vendors, and an exciting raffle drawing.  Vinoy Park.  9am-2pm.   GuideDogsWalkathon.org

FEB 22  7TH ANNUAL LOCALTOPIA
Enjoy the largest "Community Celebration of All Things Local" featuring over 200 vendors from St. Pete's favorite local businesses. Arts, shopping, food & drink & live local music.  Williams Park.  10am-5pm. (Rain Date Feb 29)   Localtopia.KeepSaintPetersburgLocal.org

FEB 22  7TH ANNUAL ST PETERSBURG FINE ART FESTIVAL
Showcasing original artwork by more than 100 artisans from throughout Florida and across the United States. Together these artisans create an outdoor gallery of stunning, original and handmade art from works in painting, photography, sculpture, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking, mixed-media, fiber art, metalwork and much more.  South Straub Park.  10am-5pm.   ParagonArtEvents.com