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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. Daisy and Luke at two of many young pets available for adoption this week.
  2. British band Coldplay is coming to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa in 2022.
  3. Come Out St. Pete offers four National Coming Out Day events to help LGBTQ+ individuals come out of the closet with pride and comfort. [LUIS SANTANA   |   Times]
  4. Skate Park of Tampa brings us the 27th annual Tampa Pro this weekend.
  5. Adrian and Boomer are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  6. Gene Simmons and Kiss come to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday.
  7. Conway and Gunther are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  8. Ashley Smith and the Random Occurrence perform at the Gasparilla Music Festival on March 7, 2020. The festival returns to downtown Tampa this weekend.
  9. A child holds up a pumpkin for his mother at the Harvest Moon Farm and Corn Maze in Masaryktown in Hernando County. [Luis Santana | Times]
  10. Anita and the three Mouseketeers are all looking for loving homes.
  11. The Progressive Pride intersection mural in St. Pete's Grand Central district, located at Central Avenue and 25th Street. The Grand Central and Edge districts will turn into a car-free zone for Halloween.
  12. Inclusivitea, the new sex-friendly tea shop, is located in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District.
  13. Eric Clapton will take the stage at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Saturday.
  14. The Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival returns as a hybrid for 2021.
  15. Chrissy and Little Willie are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
  16. Oktoberfest celebrations start this week in the Tampa Bay area.
  17. Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Alex Killorn, left, and Pat Maroon, right, hoist the Stanley Cup after the Game 5 win over Montreal in the final at Amalie Arena. The three-time Stanley Cup champs will hold Launch Weekend events this weekend.
  18. Cade and Eren are two of many animals hoping to find forever families.
  19. A black swallowtail butterfly lands on the branch of a bougainvillea bush at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.
  20. David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, en el  downtown de Tampa.
  21. The Straz Center will now require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test.
  22. Ed Sheeran, pictured in 2019, will help kick off the NFL season opener with a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in Tampa. (Joel C. Ryan   |   Invision/AP, file)
  23. Bear and La Bandita are two of many animals hoping to find forever homes.