Oscar Night in Tampa: Why should the Hollywood types have all the fun? Put on your best knock-off designer gown and head over to the Tampa Theatre, one of only 50 officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It includes "red carpet" festivities at 6:30 p.m. where a limo will take you around the block and you'll pull up to paparazzi and get pestered by "Roan Jivers" on what (or who) you are wearing. Head into the historic movie house for a large-screen viewing of the Academy Awards telecast at 8 p.m. $30, $25 Tampa Theatre members, $15 students at 711 Franklin St.
Nuclear Cowboyz: The adrenaline-fueled motocross madness cranks up the volume with nonstop rock music, ramps, jumps, dancers, acrobats and pyrotechnics at 2 p.m. today at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. Tickets start at $10 for ages 2 to 15 and $20 for adults. (813) 301-2500.
The Commodores and the Pointer Sisters: Two big R&B hitmakers will entertain starting at 5 p.m. at Busch Gardens' Bands, Brew and BBQ with beer sampling and blazing barbecue. Included with park admission; VIP priority seating and food $27.95 additional.
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