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Celebrate the Oscars at the Tampa Theater in Downtown

Celebrate the Oscars at the Tampa Theater in Downtown

Tampa, Florida -- If you love movies and would like to be part of the Oscar excitement, you can view the 83rd Academy Awards from 6:30 to 11:30 pm Sunday, February 27th at the Tampa Theater 711 N. Franklin Street in Downtown Tampa.

The event, which is officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion  Pictures Arts and Sciences, features red carpet festivities as people go into the theater, food, and wine samples. The Awards ceremony will be shown on the screen at the classic Tampa Theater. 

Tattoo convention rolls into Ybor this weekend

Tattoo convention rolls into Ybor this weekend

Tampa, Florida -- Ybor City may be a little more colorful this weekend than normal as the annual Cigar City Tattoo Convention rolls into town.

The convention will feature tattoo artists, vendors, seminars and contests. One contest will be for Miss Cigar City.

This will be the third year for the convention.

Street festival Fiesta Day returns to Ybor

Street festival Fiesta Day returns to Ybor

Tampa, Florida -- The annual street festival known as Fiesta Day returns to Ybor City this weekend.

Fiesta Day celebrates the food, heritage and culture of the Latin immigrants who settled in Ybor City at the turn of the 19th century.

More than 75 vendors are scheduled to participate in this year's festival.

The family event also features music ranging from salsa to flamingo to Latin rock.

Taste of New Tampa savings and deadlines

Taste of New Tampa savings and deadlines

New Tampa, Florida -- Local restaurants are booked but there is still room for more if you'd like your business to have a prominent position at the Taste of New Tampa.  Deadline to reserve a table is Tuesday, March 1.

The 18th annual event takes place March 20 at Wharton High School Stadium.  Not only will food be featured at the event but activities for kids will be on hand, art exhibits with artists and live entertainment.

Be on the lookout for $2 dollar off coupons in Neighborhood News paper, ValPak and Sweetbay Supermarket flyers.  Wristband prices are $15 dollars and children 10 or younger enter free with a paid adult.

Chess players in Riverview wanted!

Chess players in Riverview wanted!

Riverview, FL -- The Riverview Chess Club is inviting players to battle it out over the boards. 


Anyone can participate whether you're a beginner or an expert and families are encouraged to attend together.


The event is being held this Saturday, Feb. 26 in the community room of the Riverview Branch Library which is located at 10509 Riverview Drive in Riverview.


The matches start at 1 p.m. and will last until 5:30 p.m.

Broadway comes to town

Broadway comes to town

Plant City, Florida -- A little slice of Broadway is coming to town.

"Tribute to Broadway" will be performed at the Church of Scientology Life Improvement Center at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow, February 26.

The production comes to town under the direction of Al Cohen of Plant City.

Tickets are still available and costs $10 at the door.

Nuclear Cowboyz Freestyle Motorcross adds a second show!

Nuclear Cowboyz Freestyle Motorcross adds a second show!

Tampa, FL -- The Nuclear Cowboyz tour, featuring the world’s top freestyle motocross riders, added an additional show to its record-breaking theatrical freestyle motocross production at the St. Pete Times Forum.

The tour stops in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. and now has a second show on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.

Nuclear Cowboyz Freestyle Motocross is half rock concert, half Broadway production and all Extreme Freestyle Motocross!  The show features the biggest freestyle motocross tour with the best freestyle motocross riders on the planet - all assembled together for a mind-blowing theatrical experience. 

Star riders include Adam Jones, Mike Mason, Beau Bamburg, Dustin Miller, Ronnie Faistt, the Metal Mellisha’s Jeremy “Twitch” Stenber and more.