Friday, November 16, 2018

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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times Staff Writer

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times Staff Writer

Sharon Kennedy Wynne is a Tampa Bay Times writer and editor who focuses mostly on events and fun Things to Do. A lifelong St. Petersburg resident, she has been a journalist since 1988 and joined her hometown Times in 1994. She is married and has two sons.



Ellenton-based Feld Entertainment this week released concept art of what a Monster Jam roller coaster could look like. Company executives made their first visit to a theme park industry trade show in Orlando this week to make a foray into the attractions business. 
Photo courtesy Feld Entertainment

Out of the circus business, Feld aims to get into theme parks

With the Ringling circus shuttered, the Palmetto-based entertainment company looks to expand into the attractions industry.
Published: 11/15/18
The Guardians of Galaxy ride coming to Epcot will be one of the world’s largest enclosed coasters.
Walt Disney World

Disney unveils plans for ‘Guardians of Galaxy’ coaster, high-tech robots

At an amusement park industry trade show, a Disney executive hails the next generation of animatronics.
Published: 11/14/18
Updated: 11/15/18
This year’s Chillounge party in Straub Park adds a “glow” with a giant LED robot, illuminated swings, LED art and furniture on Nov. 17 in St. Petersburg. 
Photo courtesy Chillounge

Top things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend: Chillounge, comedy, Science Friday and more

Top things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend: Chillounge, comedy, Science Friday and more.
Published: 11/14/18
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The annual Sanding Ovations sand sculpting competition returns to Treasure Island Nov. 7-11, bringing master sculptors from around the world.

5 things to do under $5 Nov. 15-21

The free Times Festival of Reading, a sand-sculpting contest on Treasure Island and Civil War re-enactors top this week’s list.
Published: 11/14/18
Photos courtesy of ZooTampa
ZooTampa at Lowry Park is celebrating the births of seven rare African painted dogs.  The multi-colored pups are the first of this endangered African species to be born at the Tampa zoo. They also are the first born to parents Layla, the pups\u2019  mother, and Hatari, their father, who both arrived at the zoo earlier this year as part of a collaborative species conservation program.
Photos courtesy ZooTampa

Cuteness alert: Litter of African painted dogs born at ZooTampa

Need a stress reliever? ZooTampa at Lowry Park is celebrating the births of seven rare African painted dogs, and they are awfully cute.The multi-colored pups are the first of this endangered African species to be born at the Tampa zoo. They...
Published: 11/08/18
Updated: 11/09/18
Photo by Matt Barnes
Barenaked Ladies will headline the third day of Ribfest on Nov. 11 in downtown St. Petersburg.

Top things to do this weekend: Ribfest, Koo Koo Kanga Roo and fancy cars in Odessa

The inaugural Concours d’Elegance brings a luxury car competition and Ribfest brings Josh Turner and Barenaked Ladies.
Published: 11/07/18
Times (2015) 
A variety of themed kites will be in the sky over Treasure Island for the Veterans Day Fall Fly on TI this weekend.

5 things to do under $5 Nov. 8-14

There will a kite festival in Treasure Island, the “Mind Hunter” John Douglas gives a free talk and Shakespeare in the park.
Published: 11/07/18
Tampa-born musical theater actor Jose Rosario Jr. was part of the Chicago company of “Hamilton.” A graduate of Tampa’s Alonso High School and the University of South Florida, Rosario will perform at Straz Live! in Curtis Hixon Park on Sunday, where there will be a Hamiltunes singalong. 
Straz Center for the Performing Arts

5 things to do under $5 this week

Tampa-born ‘Hamilton’ star and a singalong, the Tampa Bay Home Show returns and it’s free on Tuesday at the Glazer Museum.
Published: 11/02/18
Tracy Morgan performs at the South Beach Comedy Festival in 2013 in Miami Beach.
AP Photo/South Beach Comedy Festival 2013, Mitchell Zachs)

Top things to do this week: Garden Bros. Circus, Tracy Morgan and an exhibit of cold case files

Our editors' picks for the top things to do this week.
Updated one month ago
Hannah Shaw, who has a huge following on social media as the

This weekend lets the cat out of the bag with KittyCon and visit from Kitten Lady

Dog people, have a seat. Stay. This is cat weekend.
Updated one month ago