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Kelly A. Stefani - Features Editorial Assistant

Features Editorial Assistant

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. Mick Jagger, left, and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform during their concert at the Rose Bowl in 2019 in Pasadena, Calif.
  2. Celebrate Valentine's Day with these local events.
  3. Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose, left, and Slash perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2019 in Austin, Texas.
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  5. The 2020 Florida State Fair will open for a two-week run starting Feb. 6.
  6. Justin Bieber attends the American Music Awards in Los Angeles in 2015.
  7. Alicia Keys will perform at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa on Sept. 20.
  8. The food is art at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, including this cookie that looks like a painter's palette.
  9. Walt Disney Imagineering unveiled the Epcot Experience, which opened Oct. 1, 2019, inside Epcot at Walt Disney World. Located in the Odyssey Events Pavilion, it is the first in-depth look at the historic transformation already underway at Epcot. A 360-degree film presentation features upcoming attractions in development and projection-mapping technology highlights an artfully designed model of the park. Photo courtesy Walt Disney World (David Roark, photographer)
  10. Halsey performs during the European MTV Awards in Seville, Spain, in 2019.
  11. Rod Stewart performs at Papp Laszlo Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary, in 2018.
  12. Orlando Pride served at STK Orlando at Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida on Jan. 19, 2017.
  13. The Lakewood High School Marching Spartans perform in St. Petersburg's 34th annual MLK Dream Big Parade in 2019 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is the nation's longest-running parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  14. Clearwater Beach New Year's Eve fireworks.
  15. George Lopez arrives at the TV Land Icon Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2016.
  16. Dec. 14, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
    Seeing the decorations at the Kresge house, a.k.a. the Oakdale Christmas House in St. Petersburg, has been a holiday tradition for many since it was first decorated in 1977.
  17. Alanis Morissette is seen onstage at the 39th Annual American Music Awards in 2011 in Los Angeles.
  18. Michael McDonald, right, will rejoin the Doobie Brothers for a 50th anniversary tour that'll hit the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on June 10.
  19. Elton John performs during his farewell tour at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Nov. 4. He'll be back on May 26.
  20. Dressed in their holiday finest, the Seven Dwarfs parade down Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom during "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade."
  21. Journey will perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Aug. 21, 2020.
  22. Josh Groban performs at Tampa's Amalie Arena, then known as the Tampa Bay Times Forum, in 2013.
  23. Oct. 23, 2019• Arts & Entertainment
    Thrill St. Pete's 2018 version of its zombie dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" took place at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. There's a "Thriller" mob planned there and at Ferg's this week.
  24. Universal Studios team members walk through the Universal Monsters haunted house at a preview of Halloween Horror Nights 2019.