Indian Bollywood actress Vidya Balan speaks after winning the award for Best Actor - Female at the 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award ceremony at The Venetian hotel in Macau on July 6, 2013. -INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images
Tampa, Florida-- The International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA), better known as the "Bollywood Oscars", will take place in Tampa bay in just six weeks, but you locals don't have to wait that long to get a taste of the excitement.
A popular IIFA award-winning actress will visit Tampa Friday This Friday, March 14, 2014.
Vidya Balan will be at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in downtown Tampa Friday afternoon for the Eat at Joe's lunch and concert party. The party will be open to the public, and will have Indian cuisine and music for all to enjoy.
The exact timeline is as follows:
- 11:00 a.m. - Music, food trucks and exhibitors
- 11:30 a.m. - DJ Firoz with emcee Jack Harris, News Radio 970 WFLA
- Noon - The Kismet Bollywood Dance Company.
- 12: 20 p.m. - IIFA actress, Vidya Balan, arrives
- 12:30 p.m. - Commissioner Al Higginbotham
- 12:35 p.m. - The Kismet Bollywood Dance Company
- 1:00 p.m. - DJ Firoz
- 2:00 - Eat at Joe's concludes
Vidya took home an IIFA award last year for best actress.
This year, 30,000 people are expected in the Bay area for the global film festival, taking place from April 23rd to the 26th with all sorts of events.
Click here for the full itinerary
Additional WTSP 10 News coverage of the upcoming IIFA awards:
-What to expect
-IIFA puts Tampa on international stage
-Bollywood event on track to be biggest awards ever
Housing for visitors: From deals to lavish luxury
-Bollywood stars come to Tampa
-IIFA Awards to bring Bollywood stars to Bay area
-Itinerary: 15th Annual International Indian Film Academy
PICS: IIFA Celebrations, a look back
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