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

Editorial Assistant — Things To Do and 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. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival has moved from its usual location at MOSI to the Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City. The festival will be held weekends through May 23.
  2. Celebrities and fans turned out by the dozens at the Palladium in St. Petersburg for the Sunscreen Film Festival in 2017. Kirstie Alley was among the actors who came to the event.
  3. Florida seen from the Space Shuttle. [NASA]
  4. Eddie and Squeak are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
  5. Dressed in full uniform, firefighters are pictured after a previous American Lung Association Fight for Air stair climb. This year, the climb moves to the open air stairwells of Raymond James Stadium.
  6. Duncan and Greta are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
  7. Amaro Montenegro brings a traveling Italian popup bar truck to Tampa Heights.
  8. Catch heavy slamming WWE action as WrestleMania comes to Raymond James Stadium this Saturday and Sunday.
  9. Maggie and Rocket are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
  10. Built in 1910, the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. factory speaks to an era when about 150 cigar manufacturers called Tampa home.
  11. Jobsite, the independent resident theater company at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, opens on April 9 with Shakespeare’s "Henry V" in the Jaeb Theater.
  12. Members of First Unity Church St. Petersburg sing and dance during an Easter Sunday sunrise service in Straub Park in St. Petersburg on April 12, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the church will once again hold a small service and livestream it on Facebook.
  13. Curry and Luna are two of many animals hoping to find loving homes.
  14. Wat Mongkolratanaram Thai Temple Tampa has reopened as a Sunday drive-thru market with strict rules for safety precautions.
  15. Many restaurants are offering Easter meal packs to-go, such as this one from Metro Diner with a choice of baked ham or roasted turkey.
  16. The St. Petersburg Opera Company presents POPera at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Opera Central in St. Petersburg.
  17. Bella and Vera are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
  18. Whales: Living with Giants is set to open at Clearwater Marine Aquarium March 21.
  19. Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis shoots over Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III during the first half of an NBA basketball game. The Raptors open Tampa's Amalie Arena to live fans for the first time Friday.
  20. Lilly, a cat who loves naps, and Tank, the Mastiff, are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  21. The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival estará deleitando a sus visitantes hasta el 5 de julio. (David Roark, photographer/ Disney)
  22. Rooftop Cinema Club has drive-in movie venues.
  23. A masked family walks past Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Disney's Florida parks are currently operating at 35 percent capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.