South Tampa News
Things to do in South Tampa this weekend
Today through Sunday Camp in comfort: The Tampa Bay Summer RV Show rolls into the Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., offering a chance to check out the latest in comfort-camping technology. New and used RVs will be on display and suppliers will set up booths to answer a variety of questions including those seeking information on the best places to camp and how to finance an RV purchase. Admission is $4 for adults and kids ages 16 and under get in free. Seniors get $1 off admission on Thursday and active and retired military and all first responders get $1 off admission on Friday. Parking is $6 per car and $12 per RV or bus.For information, call 813-741-0488 or visit www.frvta.org. Friday Scream on the Green: Horror movie fans will have the run of Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on the third Friday of the month starting this week and running through August. This week's selection for the Scream on the Green Midnight Summer Movie Series is "The Shining," staring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. The City of Tampa and Friends of Tampa Recreation teamed up to sponsor the series, which is intended for adults and will feature "Dawn of the Dead" on July 19 and "The Exorcist" on Aug. 16. Wicked Witches food truck will be on hand as well other concessionaires. Moviegoers are invited to bring low-back chairs, coolers and leashed dogs but alcohol is prohibited. For more information, visit www.tampagov.net. SUNDAY Science Fiction flicks: The Summer Classic Movie Series at the Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., presents "Forbidden Planet," the 1956 science fiction film featuring Leslie Nielsen who plays a commander of an expedition from Earth that arrives on Altair IV to find only two survivors from the original mission some 20 years before. The program will open with the 1902 Georges Méliès short "A Trip to the Moon" at 3 p.m. Harriet Deer, a film professor from the University of South Florida, will lead a discussion after the films. The session is free. Tickets are $9 general admission and $7 for Tampa Theatre members and are available at the box office. For information call (813) 274-8981 or go to www.tampatheatre.org. Drink to a cure: The Krewe of Zingaro hosts its ninth annual "Uncork the Cure" wine tasting event to benefit the Children's Cancer Research Group at 1Voice Foundation from 4-7 p.m. at the Tampa Club, 101 Kennedy Blvd. The event features wine, food and live music and will be hosted by Linda Hurtado of ABC Action News. Guests can also bid on silent auction items. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door and can be purchased online at www.uncorkthecure.com or by calling (813) 786-0234. Send Things to Do submissions to Greg S. Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is at least one week prior to publication date.