Go Play @ St. Pete This Week

  An Evening with Tony Bennett  Don’t miss this legendary performer when he come to Mahaffey Theater on February 9. 
 Digital Audio Tours: Walk St. Petersburg” a self-guided audio tour is now available with a simple click after downloading the “Florida Stories” app (free thru either the Google Play Store or Apple iTunes Store). The tour, offering synchronized photos with a narrated story, has twelve stops taking one from St. Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront to the heart of downtown along Central Avenue, to the 600 Block, to Mirror Lake and City Hall before ending at Williams Park. 
The electronic version can be downloaded at http://walkingtourstpete.com while the booklet can be picked up for free downtown at the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 100 2nd Ave. N. List of Walk St. Petersburg Tour Stops:

Stop 1 – St. Petersburg, home to the Florida dream and the world’s first scheduled airline!

Stop 2 – Boom & Bust – The demolished Soreno Hotel – The flourishing Vinoy Hotel

Stop 3 – A railroad, a hotel and three dreamers & schemers lead to St. Petersburg’s founding 

Stop 4 – The Women’s Town Improvement Ass’n – Women make their mark in the city’s early days

Stop 5 – Perry Snell & Roy Hanna -Two dreamers bring two architectural gems to the city

Stop 6 – Central Avenue – St. Petersburg’s Main Street – A story about green benches

Stop 7 – The 600 Block, Murals & the Crislip Arcade make St. Petersburg special!

Stop 8 – The Shuffleboard Club & the Coliseum – 1920’s entertainment still popular today

Stop 9 – Carnegie libraries open to all but in segregated communities like St. Petersburg

Stop 10 – City Hall & a controversial mural – The County Judicial Building & a jury experience

Stop 11 – Schools, Churches and an eccentric philanthropist in early St. Petersburg

Stop 12 – Williams Park – St. Petersburg’s town square sports a mid-century modern bandshell

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA): The Star Wars costume exhibition and the Star Wars Costume Party Nov. 11. Take a journey through the Star Wars™ universe with your MFA Membership. Enjoy one the unique benefits of belonging to the Museum and see this once-in-a-lifetime show. Feast your eyes on the costumes of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and more! Don’t miss your chance to see iconic figures from your favorite movies. Buy your ticket to the Saturday night costume party and enjoy an out-of-this-world event! Sip on signature cocktails, nosh on tasty snacks, test your Star Wars trivia with The Tampa Bay Dream Team, and more! Make sure to wear your favorite Star Wars or space-themed costume – but remember, no masks and no weaponry.



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