Saturday, June 23, 2018


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.

Photo of Daryl Hall and John Oates, who will perform at Tampa's Amalie Arena on June 22, 2018. Photo: Stuart Berg.

Top things to do this week in Tampa Bay

Including Pride, Hall and Oates, Weezer, Logic, Jay Pharoah and more.
Published: 06/20/18
Updated: 06/21/18
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Top things to do this week: Go Skateboarding Day, Hollywood medium Tyler Henry

Tyler Henry: Hollywood MediumTyler Henry, the so-called Hollywood Medium who stars in an eponymous E! hit show, is coming to town with a live show called "Life Lessons I Have Learned From the Departed." The...
Published: 06/20/18
People at a plant sale. (Shutterstock)

5 things to do under $5: USF Summer Plant Festival, Bridal Show, free show by AnastasiaMax

1 Summer Plant Festival: If you think you can’t get anything to thrive in Florida’s brutal summers, check out the vendors with fruit trees and advice on how to grow them, along with hundreds of...
Published: 06/20/18
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RuPaul’s Drag Race star Coco Montrese on St. Pete Pride, the Pulse shooting and compassion from police

Coco Montrese is best known as the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 lip-sync queen who came back a record four times to win with fierce performances. But longtime Tampa Bay drag performer Kori Stevens just calls Coco a...
Published: 06/19/18
Updated: 06/21/18
Tech Data's float in the 2017 St. Pete Pride Parade had about 100 employees and their friends and family. This year's float is expected to be double the size to accommodate a record number of more than 700 participating in the company's Pride march.
[Courtesy of Tech Data]

Tech Data sending a record 700 employees to march in Pride Parade

Among the marching bands and twirlers at Saturday’s St. Pete Pride Parade, one major sponsor, Tech Data, is sending by far a record number of employees — more than 700 at last count — to march in Florida’s largest gay pride parade.The parade,...
Published: 06/19/18
Justin Shaw of New Port Richey poses with his Pride flag during the 2017 St. Pete Pride Street Festival along St. Petersburg's Central Avenue. [LUIS SANTANA   |   Times]

Your guide to St. Pete Pride: What's changed for 2018

Pride weekend kicks off in St. Petersburg Friday with a free concert hosted by a RuPaul’s Drag Race star, a parade along the downtown waterfront on Saturday and an expanded expo of vendors and art on Sunday in the Grand Central District...
Published: 06/19/18
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 01:  Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs during the Capital One JamFest onstage at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival at Hemisfair on April 1, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Turner)

Things to do this weekend: Father’s Day, Maroon 5, The Illusionists, Mr. Rogers film, fireworks at Busch Gardens

HolidayFather’s Day: Sunday brings us a day to honor the guy who cheered us on, called us down and blamed us for his bald spot. It’s Father’s Day! A number of local attractions are offering free admission for...
Published: 06/14/18
People who raise money the Childrenâ\u0080\u009A\u0080\u0099s Cancer Center will get the reward of plummeting down a slide into more than 2,000 gallons of orange gelatin on June 9 before a party with live music and food trucks. The madcap event has raised more than $545,000
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Top things to do this week: Father’s Day freebies, Summer Circus Spectacular, Gelatin Plunge

NOTE: This item has been updated to reflect the correct start time of 7 p.m.SQUISHY: Gelatin PlungeRaise money for a cancer charity and you, too, could plummet down a slide into more than 2,000 gallons of orange...
Published: 06/13/18
Updated: 06/15/18
A seahorse named Funyun was rescued and release by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in 2017. Photo via Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Frito and Cheeto: How rescued seahorses found webcam fame

Smile for the camera, Frito. The world is watching, and you have a story to tell.
Published: 06/13/18
Updated: 06/14/18
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 Studio@620 at 620 1st Ave. S, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The studio is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times

5 things to do under $5: Dive-In Movies, [email protected] birthday party, 71-cent burgers at Hard Rock

1Happy Birthday [email protected]: The community artists’ collective is celebrating its 14th birthday Saturday, with a free party at the perfectly timed 6:20 p.m. The little studio in downtown St. Petersburg puts on an...
Published: 06/13/18