The loud buzz of racecars whizzing through a race course could be heard in Downtown St. Pete March 26th through 28th as the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg rolled into town yet again.
It’s lights, camera, sunscreen this week as one of the state’s premier film festivals returns to downtown St. Pete’s Muvico Theaters at Baywalk.
The 4th annual Human Rights Walkathon will take place in North Straub Park, Downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, March 6th.
On a cold Sunday night following New Years day, 120 people gathered in the lobby of St. Petersburg's American Stage, many of them standing in the back or sitting on the floor, to watch Gavin Hawk and Ricky Wayne perform as The Dumb Show, improvising 60 minutes of comedy from the simple audience suggestion of a dumb New Year’s resolution: “loose weight.”
The inverted pyramid of The Pier has been a St. Petersburg landmark since it opened its doors in 1973. On January 6th, the Pier Advisory Task Force met to discuss plans to redesign and revitalize the colorful triangular edifice, which has been seen as a burden on the city in recent times. $50 million has been approved for future renovation of the structure, but will not become available until 2012.
Since June, the Tampa Bay area’s top talent has been competing in NOVA 535’s ongoing talent/variety show: The Big Bang Show. At 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 3rd, six months of competition will culminate in the season finale of this popular monthly event, with the final champion taking home the $1,000 grand prize.
To celebrate Halloween, the Sunscreen Film Festival will be holding several events, including an acting workshop featuring the casting director of Twilight, and scary movie screenings.
St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater will host a day-long event devoted to empowering, educating and entertaining women on October 3, 2009.
The Women Taking Care of the World Conference is offering free admission to female police officers, firefighters, paramedics and women that come in wearing their military uniform.
Since June, Tampa Bay’s hottest undiscovered talent has been competing to win a $1,000 prize in The Big Bang Show.
On Thursday, October 1st, and Thursday, November 5th, the five “Wild Card” winners from the previous shows will come back to compete for two slots in the Thursday, December 3rd finals.
The Big Bang Show is the wild ride of the Gong Show, the drama and suspense of American Idol, and the swank of a world-class live Vegas show combined into one fabulous evening. The show is filmed live each week.