Things to do in St. Pete and Gulfport April 15-21

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Leanara Kalchurina sprints for the eggs.
Abby Baker

friday april 15

The Tiger’s in St. Pete The television series Neighborhood by Daniel Tiger from Fred Rogers Productions airs daily on PBS KIDS. On April 15, see the Tiger live at the Duke Energy Center For The Arts – Mahaffey Theater. There will be songs (such as “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”), dancing and drama throughout the night. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S., St. Petersburg. 6 p.m. $28. 727-300-2000

Saturday April 16 – Sunday April 17

Fun art festival Join over 100,000 visitors in Vinoy Park for the 47th annual Mainsail Art Festival. Artists will sell their work, musicians will perform and food trucks will serve local dishes. More than 250 exhibitors of arts and crafts selected by a jury will sell paintings, ceramics, jewelry, wood and much more. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. 10am-5pm mainailart.org

saturday april 16

fun in the sun Easter in Gulfport always includes an egg hunt. Find egg hunters, candy fanatics and even the Easter Bunny himself at Gulfport’s annual Sun Day Fun. There will be a raffle, live music, food and more. Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. Sat. 10am-12pm mygulfport.us/calendar

Women’s Expo Women from all walks of life are invited to the Tampa Bay Times Women’s Expo. The St. Petersburg Coliseum will host a women’s exhibit hall, entertainment, speakers and more. In addition to free seminars and screenings, learn about new women-led businesses and sample products throughout the day. It’s free, but registration is required to enter. The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 10am-3pm tampabay.com/expos/womens-expo

go bohemian Are you looking for a house project? It all starts with painting furniture. Learn how to get that distressed look on your desks, headboards, and more. No need to bring anything, in this hosted class Beach House 5317 a Blackberry House acrylic based project and paint will be provided. 5317 Beach House, 5317 Gulfport Blvd. 11am-12.30pm beachhouse5317.com

Free game! Deal Maker by SAGES (Senior Actors Guild & Education Services) is a free game that revolves around “Bob”, the patriarch of the family. Watch Bob as he tries to hold onto the car keys while doing business behind his family’s back. Law enforcement will stay after the show to speak to the audience. Places are limited and reservations are recommended. Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. Sat. 2-3:30 p.m. sagestheater.org/events

Go away How well do you know Gulfport? The Gulfport Historical Society hosts its Original Walking Tour of Gulfport and walks through the history and making of the city. This tour is led by well-known and knowledgeable local tour guides – all locals with a love for small town history and storytelling. The group begins at the Gulfport History Museum and invites visitors to discover historical artifacts. Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. Sat. 3-4:30 p.m. $15. www.gulfporthistoricalsociety.org

Independent Choices Carefully selected local artwork, plants, gifts and creations all in one place, just once a month. Gulfport’s IndieFaire returns for an outdoor market full of summer offerings. Shop the stalls, meet the locals and dine downtown. South Beach Boulevard. 5-9pm mygulfport.us/calendar

jazz hands Larry Camp Trio play Creative Grape Wine Bar and bring smooth jazz to St. Petersburg for sips and small plates. Come listen to live music and wine. Creative Grape Wine Bar, 3100 3rd Ave. NS, St. Petersburg. 6:30-9:30 p.m. facebook.com/Creativegrape

monday april 18

Dyngus Day Polish American Society of St. Petersburg presents the 5th Annual Dyngus Day Dance. Attendees will dance to New Sounds and a traditional Polish platter dinner will be served for $10. A polka dance class will take place at 6 p.m. As the Polish American Society says, everyone is Polish on Dyngus Day, so wear red and white and prepare to have some fun. Society of Polish America of St. Petersburg, 1343 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. 3:30-8pm $10-12. 727-666-5357

Thursday April 21

Bowies party Gulfport’s Thursday Night Social features a new star in April: David Bowie. DJ Daniel will be playing Bowie hits (Space Oddity, Tryin To Get to Heaven, etc.) all night long. As always, the event hosted by Sea Dog Cantina will feature dancing, drinking and dining in downtown Gulfport. No reservation necessary. Sea Dog Cantina – Gulfport, 2832 Beach Blvd. D. 5-9 p.m. cantina.seadogbrewing.com

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Speak Check in for the premiere of the Gulfport LGBTQ Resource Center’s SpeakOut series, “The Intersection of LGBTQ Identity and Law.” Human rights advocate C. Dixon Osburn will discuss the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell America policy and how it has affected the LGBTQ community. Sign up to find out more. Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. Sat. 7-9.30 p.m. eventbrite.com/e/speakout-the-intersection-of-lgbtq-identity-and-law-tickets-303963201117

Yoga in the pool All the benefits of yoga, without the back pain. Aqua yoga improves balance, strength and flexibility in sunny Florida. Replace your yoga mat with a pool noodle every Thursday morning. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. 11am-11:45am $8. stpetebeach.org/345/Water-Exercise

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