Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (02.09-11.18)

A Whiskey Weekend


Friday 2/9

Winter Whiskeyfest in St. Pete (FEW TICKETS LEFT!)

Join us for the inaugural Winter Whiskeyfest! Try over 12 different whiskeys, enjoy light bites, and mingle over live music as we break in the brand new La Florida event space on a Friday evening. We’re partnering with Red Mesa Cantina to showcase their beautiful downtown venue and benefit a great community cause. Tickets going fast, with room for only 250 of our closest friends and fans. Friday, February 9, 6–9p.m. $75. Click here for more info and to buy your tickets now.
Red Mesa La Florida 128 3rd St S. St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Saturday 2/10

3rd Annual Love Give Live 5K
The Third Annual Love Give Live 5K will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018, in downtown Tampa to benefit LifeLink Legacy Fund® and Donate Life Florida. Love Give Live is a family-oriented 5K run/walk fundraiser that will start and finish at Water Works Park, while the route travels along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa. Become a sponsor, form a team, or just participate as an individual and have fun while you support pre- and post-transplant patients in need of financial assistance and also Florida’s organ, tissue and eye donor registry.
1710 N. Highland Ave

Opening Weekend: Chocolate Fantasy!
The Bay Area Renaissance Festival opens this weekend.  Featuring their annual Fencing Tournament, Wedding Wars, Fudge Fling, Couples Pie Eating Contest and more! Check out our Fairy houses, banners, and murals and vote for your favorite.  Begins at 10a.m.
11315 N 46th St

Festival Preview Day 38 Presented by Lambholm South
A major day of racing with implications on the national 3-year-old picture. The card features three graded events, highlighted by the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, which awards points on “The Road to the Kentucky Derby” to the first four finishers. 10:30a.m.-6p.m.
Tampa Bay Downs 11225 Race Track Road

Creative Writing: Inspired by Art
Ekphrastic writing imagines the world within a photograph or painting and uses it as a launchpad for an entirely new poem or story. In this session, led by local writing instructor Melissa Carroll, we will look at works of art as a source of inspiration. 1:30-3p.m.
Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library 3910 S. Manhattan Ave

Sunday 2/11

Couple’s Painting Class
Join local artist Terry Klaaren for a relaxing afternoon painting a beautiful artist-selected landscape at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm. They will provide the easels, paint, brushes, canvas, and inspiration! 1-3p.m.
Sweetwater Organic Community Farm 6942 W Comanche Ave

Annual Wine & Chocolate Festival in Ybor City
The Ybor City Wine Bar Proudly Presents their Annual Wine & Chocolate Festival. A Valentines Sip & Shop Event.  In addition to savoring wonderful wines, they can also take care of all of your Valentines shopping needs. Wine makes the perfect gift! Enjoy a 25% discount on all wines, baskets, and holiday items purchased during the event. We will have complimentary gift bags, tissue and wrap to get you all set. 4-7p.m.
Ybor City Wine Bar 1600 East 8th Ave Centro Ybor

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Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder and editor of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Bailey also serves as the CEO of RKC.me, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.