Sharon Kennedy Wynne - Events Editor

Events Editor

I’m an editor who writes, or maybe a writer who edits. I spend time poring over hundreds of events and fun diversions in the Tampa Bay area. I used to cover City Hall and now I ride rollercoasters on a workday. But I view this as a consumer beat. I’m looking for deals and I intend to call out what’s lame or magical. I’m a lifelong St. Petersburg resident and University of Florida grad. I cut my teeth covering politics for the Fort Myers News-Press, where a county commissioner I investigated went to jail. I joined my hometown Times in 1994 where my love of pop culture led me to tbt* and now our features team. Send me a tip when you see something fun.

  1. There will be numerous salutes to the military today and Monday for Veterans Day.
    Veterans Day, Julie Andrews talks about her practically perfect career and country stars line up for Q-105′s Guitar Pull.
  2. John C. Pelczynski of Massachusetts untangles the lines on his kite at the Veterans Day Fall Fly on TI.
    Museums and aquariums are offering free admission, plus there are parades on land on sea in honor of Veterans Day
  3. A variety of themed kites will invade the sky over Treasure Island for the Veterans Day Fall Fly this weekend.
    Fly a kite in Treasure Island, meet some authors, catch a free Shakespeare show in St. Petersburg and more.
  4. Terry Fator will perform at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Thursday.
    Comic ventriloquist Terry Fator, Brat Blast and Creative Clay Fest, plus Veterans Day activities.
  5. The best amateur skateboarders in the world will be making their way to the Skatepark of Tampa this weekend for Tampa Am, e of skateboarding's most respected contests.
    Top skateboarders roll in for Tampa Am, Elton John’s farewell tour arrives, authors converge at reading festival and the Florida Orchestra goes deep into space.
  6. Straz Live in the Park will kick off the performing arts center's fall season with a free party in Tampa on Sunday.
    Straz Live in the Park, a streetcar concert, Conga Caliente and more.
  7. Cirque du Soleil's newest show, Axel, will visit Amalie Arena in Tampa starting Thursday.
    See Cirque du Soleil hit the ice, play Family Feud with comedians, celebrate Day of the Dead and catch top journalists at Bowtie Ball.
  8. Bala, a 13-year old Bengal tiger, died at Busch Gardens after an "an atypical interaction with her brother."
    The 13-year-old Bengal tiger was euthanized because of the severity of her wounds, park officials said. The death of Bala is under investigation.
  9. Cirque du Soleil's newest show, Axel, is performed on ice and hits Amalie Arena on Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
    It’s Halloween week, plus Cirque du Soleil brings a new ice show to Amalie and Spooky Empire, “the dark side of comic con” haunts the convention center.
  10. Dunedin's Day of the Dead Festival, 2011.
    The high cost of containing the crowd for Dia de los Muertos in Dunedin forced organizers to cancel this year. Now, they’re seeking sponsorships.