The third annual St. Pete Oktoberfest, hosted by the Grand Central District Association, is St. Petersburg's largest beer festival, featuring craft-beer tastings and live music. Attendees can tipple samples from dozens of breweries, including Bell's Brewery, Dogfish Head, Sam Adams, Angry Orchard, and many others. A home brewer's challenge on Friday tests out homebrewed beers against old favorites, so home-beer enthusiasts can test out their recipes on actual people instead of the wild deer that show up in their backyards.
In addition to the extensive selection of microbrews and iconic beers, the two-day street festival also features live music, including performances from singer-songwriter John Kelly on Friday. Saturday's music merges rock, blues, jazz, and funk, with performances from Florida-native Damon Fowler, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, and Serotonic.
Dr. Linda McClintock leads her dedicated staff in helping return weathered faces to their youthful glory with a menu of skin-rejuvenating services. The microdermabrasion treatment begins with a deep cleansing and exfoliation that rids visages of dirt and ill-placed Post-it notes. A gentle skin sorceress then waves a Diamond Tome wand over the face, gently uprooting the outermost layer of epidermis with diamond chips and uncovering the fresh face hiding below the surface. The approximately 45- to 60-minute facial pampering concludes with a hydrating mask to soothe the newly unveiled skin. The microdermabrasion procedure works diligently to fade fine lines, shrink oversized pores, jump-start sluggish collagen production, and smooth and tighten faces. Immediately following the virtually painless procedure, faces may appear flushed, but like the embarrassment of forgetting your spouse's name, it should fade within 30 minutes.
Within an airy, wide-yawning office, St. Pete Smiles' team of grin gurus treats mouth owners to detailed dental rejuvenation through this comprehensive oral treatment. The process begins with an exam and evaluation to ensure teeth and gum health, detect cavities and tooth decay, and quash molar mutinies. Next, decreased-radiation digital x-ray machines paint a detailed image of oral inner workings, often resembling an Abe Lincoln portrait when viewed by fish. Finally, teeth and gums are sheared of their plaquey pelts during a scrupulous scrubbing and cleansing. Dr. Bracy, an ADA member and tooth whisperer, will review the read-out to appraise oral upkeep and offer suggestions for future treatments.