5 Things to do in St. Pete This Weekend

What are you doing this weekend, St. Pete?

1. Back to School Fair

Presented by the Junior League of St. Petersburg, this event provides free medical, dental and vision screenings for children; free immunizations; a bike rodeo where children receive free helmets; free backpacks and school supplies; and school registration. NOTE: The fair is open until 2pm, but registration ends at 12pm. The fair is held at the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center, 1344 22nd St S. 

2. Rays vs. Orioles

The Tampa Bay Rays, tied for second with Baltimore in the American League East, will face the Orioles for three games this weekend., Saturday night's game begins at 7:10 p.m., while Sunday's game, which features a post-game performance by The Wiggles, gets underway at 1:40 p.m.

3. "The Foreigner"

American Stage Theatre Company presents the comedy "The Foreigner," which shows what happens when a group of devious characters meet a stranger they think understands no English. British demolition expert Froggy LeSeuer introduces his painfully shy friend Charlie as an exotic foreigner who speaks no English. The fun begins once Charlie is left alone with other guests and overhears more than he should about a sinister plan, a pregnancy, and more. The show begins at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $29. There is also a matinee performance at 3 p.m.

4. Hands Across the Sand

Join hands and "draw a line in the sand against offshore drilling," organizers say. More than 170 such events are planned across the country. The group will join hands at 12pm for about 15 minutes. This location is on the south side of the Gandy Bridge on the sand. 

5. Music at MFA

The Museum of Fine Arts and the Marly Music Society present a Sunday afternoon of music. Browse the museum's permanent collection before the concert or during intermission. Meet the musicians after each concert. This Sunday at 2 p.m. check out Pianist Hando Nahkur. Tickets are $25.  


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