Kelly A. Stefani - Editorial Assistant — Things To Do, Pets

Editorial Assistant — Things To Do, Pets

I am known as the events maven for the Tampa Bay Times. I dig up and write about thousands of events and activities to keep you and your family busy. Area event promoters keep my job interesting. After 32 years, I've seen everything from "Eggstravaganzas" and "Spooktaculars," to naked mud wars and New Year's Eve fetish parties. Who wouldn't love writing about that? If you know of something interesting happening, shoot me a note.

  1. Jerry Seinfeld brings his snarky comedy to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Thursday. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
  2. Halloween is just around the corner as evidenced by this array of carved pumpkins displayed in the front yard of a Tampa area home .
  3. Indulge your sweet tooth at Dessert Wars.
  4. Raise a stein to Oktoberfest celebrations across the Tampa Bay area.
  5. Noemia Pabon of Tampa participates in a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Town ’N Country Senior Center in Tampa in 2022. Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off Friday.
  6. Cats are the stars in a short video festival at Green Light Cinema in St. Petersburg this week.
  7. The Shofar, a curved ram's horn, is used on Rosh Hashanah, is regarded as a spiritual alarm clock.
  8. Smoke spews from a tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, after two hijacked airplanes hit the twin towers in a terrorist attack on New York City.
  9. A performer is seen inside a Howl-O-Scream haunted house at Busch Gardens in Tampa in 2021. You can catch one of the parks many scare events this weekend.
  10. A severely burned house in Shore Acres which caught fire during flooding as a result of Hurricane Idalia. Here are a few organizations you can reach out to for assistance, or make a donation.
  11. Beachgoers enjoy Labor Day along the shores at Pass-a-Grille in St. Pete Beach.
  12. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is offering a three-course filet mignon and lobster meal for Labor Day.
  13. The P1 Offshore St. Pete Grand Prix returns to downtown St. Petersburg.
  14. Gecko Fest continues in Gulfport with the Gecko Ball this Saturday at the Gulfport Casino.
  15. Beyonce brings her Renaissance World Tour to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday.
  16. Gecko Fest is a wacky end-of-summer celebration where it's perfectly normal to dress up like a giant green reptile and sashay through the streets of Gulfport, banging a drum or noisemaker. This weekend, the Gecko Crawl signals the beginning of the celebration.
  17. Singer Stevie B will headline the Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Saturday.
  18. Kristopher Paul and Kanesha Price pose for a photo at the 2018 Tampa Bay Comic Con at the Tampa Convention Center. The event returns to the convention center Friday through Sunday.
  19. U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, center, takes part in drills during a team practice at Bay City Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday.
  20. Signs welcome back students in the parking lot as cars pull up to the building on the first day of school at Maximo Elementary, 4850 31st St. S, on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in St. Petersburg.
  21. Pajamas, robes and bunny slippers are suggested attire for Thursday morning's Sunrise Sale in St. Petersburg. It starts at 6:43 a.m.
  22. Margot Robbie as Barbie in "Barbie."
  23. SharkCon will return this weekend to Tampa's Florida State Fairgrounds. The convention's aim is to educate and entertain the public about how important sharks and the ocean are to the planet.