Tampa Bay Buzz
23
March
2015
5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay
Movies and music, Tampa Pride and Normal Rockwell: unlock Tampa Bay any way you want this weekend. Gasparilla International Film Festival (Friday through Sunday) Gasparilla International Film Festival, which opens on Tuesday at the historic Tampa Theatre, continues through the weekend at Channelside Cinemas in Channelside Bay Plaza. Friday evening's line-up includes a block of films about Cuba, including "The Poet of Havana," a biopic (above) about famed Cuban musician Carlos Varela, who is scheduled to attend the festival along with director/producer Ron Chapman. Saturday's program includes four panels covering the business of film spread...
The Florida Aquarium

Tampa a Top Spot for Sports Travel

Think Chicago is the best sports town in America? Think again. The folks at Seat Geek and Hotels.com have crunched the numbers to determine the best American cities for Sports Travel and Chicago barely made the top 10. Tampa, however, landed the No. 4 spot thanks to the city's desirable location and...

Bern's among 'Greatest Steaks of America'

Tampa's own Bern's Steak House has been featured among the Travel Channel's "Greatest Steaks of America." The Soho restaurant was highlighted for it's massive and masterfully grilled grilled steaks, which are cut to order each and every time.   Although the show was really all about the meat, it...

Lowry Park Zoo welcomes clouded leopard kitten

An endangered clouded leopard gave birth to a single male kitten on March 7 at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. As the first kitten born to the Zoo’s pair of 4-year-old clouded leopards, this offspring introduces new genetics into the managed population in North America. The parent leopards, “Yim” (male) and...

NCAA Women's Final Four Coming to Tampa: Dribble to Work Day

It's Selection Monday for NCAA Women's Basketball and some big names in Tampa sports showed off their enthusiasm with Dribble to Work Day. This year's Women's Final Four tournament will take over Tampa April 3-7.   . @RealStamkos91 is celebrating #WFFDribble as we prepare for @ncaawomensbkb Final...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

No matter where you dig for things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend, you'll find gems galore! Cuban Sandwich Festival (Friday - Sunday) The humble Cuban sandwich has spread far and wide, but we never forget it started here in Tampa Bay. The combination of pork, ham, salami and pickles reflects the...

TIA: spring break traffic up this year

Tampa International Airport, Tampa Bay's gateway to the world, expects a 4.4 percent bump in airline passengers during its spring break period -- Feb. 27 and through Easter Sunday, April 5. That amounts to an extra 97,148 passengers traveling into and out of TIA compared to last year’s spring break...

Come to Conquer: RenFest 2015

Things have gotten medieval at MOSI, Tampa Bay’s Museum of Science and Industry. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival has transformed the wooded acres just west of the museum into a medieval village, complete with King Henry and his courtiers, jousting knights and bawdy players. Should you, perchance,...