Despite the sweltering heat, more than 100 people showed up to the dedication of the Adamo Drive Mural, American Journey, joining Mayor Bob Buckhorn and mural artist Michael Parker in a dedication ceremony to celebrate its official unobstructed view, allowing all a glimpse of Ybor City’s rich history.
Join Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Tampa community leaders this Tuesday, May 21, to celebrate the newly finished Adamo Drive Mural. The dedication is taking place at 2 p.m. which will include a preliminary session with the artist, Michael Parker, and a reception afterward.
Loud voices, flipped-over tables, proclamations and predictions of destruction and ruin, and a stunned Hogan, along with an even more confused crowd ensued. What had been a typical media event suddenly dissipated into a raucous confrontation.
Mon., April 22, is a day for everyone — environmentalists and non-environmentalists alike — to surround ourselves with fresh air, feel the rich soil underneath their feet and discover their inner naturalists. Luckily, Tampa Bay organizations provide a variety of ways to help you show your love and appreciation for the planet we call home. If it's more convenient for you to celebrate over the weekend, rather than the Monday the holiday actually falls on, you have plenty of options.
Last night the Fourth Annual Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge, presented by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, was held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Several players from the Tampa Bay Lighting traded in their skate blades for razor blades. Matt Carle, BJ Crombeen, Vinny Lecavalier, Alex Killorn and Teddy Purcell made up Team Lightning and shaved their heads in the support of children battling cancer. There were 29 adults and children who also participated. Stylists from the Darren Pena Salon and Spa in Carrollwood dotingly guided the children.
St. Patrick's Day weekend brought a lot of events to the Tampa Bay area. There was a celebration going on in Curtis Hixon Park, a national criterium bike race in downtown Tampa, and a parade in Ybor city.
At 11 a.m. Mayor Bob Buckhorn blew an air horn signaling the start of the second annual greening of the river. The mayor said he got the idea from Chicago but proclaims that Tampa's river is the greenest.
There are more St. Patrick's Day happenings — including the Cigar City Criterium race and the Rough Riders Ybor City parade.
The old broom factory at 3606 E. Fourth Ave. is not too hard to find but even show director Kelly Stevens understands why some people might hesitate to venture to this dark part of Ybor City.
Go! Especially if you like good music, edgy nude art, and a cool party atmosphere.
Stevens and crew has again transformed this old dusty space into a well lit and art-rich venue. It is a lot of work for a three-day show. Exhibits include sculptures, paintings, photograph and live performance art.
The 2013 Florida Strawberry Festival began Thursday and runs for 11 days. The event takes place in Plant City, the winter strawberry capital of the world according to the city's website. The Florida Strawberries Growers Association says the sweet fruit is available from December through April every year and is grown on approximately 8000 acres around Florida.
Saturday began the seven-weekend run of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival 2013 , near MOSI in north Tampa. The event is in its 35th year and features several new acts, food and activities, all set in a recreation of a 16th-century village. Themes change each weekend, with the first one being Wine, Chocolate & Romance! Entertainment involves live warhorse jousting, human chess matches, washing well wenches and so much more.
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