Bright Spots

The world is hard right now, but there's still good news out there. People helping each other, companies changing missions to serve the public need and more. We're all in this together.

  1. A gallery shot of Florida CraftArt's exhibition "Beautiful Bountiful Bowls." The St. Petersburg gallery is seeing an uptick in sales of handmade functional home items.
  2. Busch Gardens has made its new end-of-night show “Spark” a nightly event that can be viewed every evening through Aug. 8. The show will then switch back to weekends only through Labor Day. “Spark” is Busch Gardens’ largest fireworks display ever, with lasers, pyrotechnics and water elements.
  3. Katrina Stevenson, Spencer Meyers, Colleen Cherry and Kasondra Rose in Jobsite Theater's production of "Shockheaded Peter."
  4. Kenny Chesney, shown here performing at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium in 2018, will kick off his 2022 tour there next April.
  5. Hundreds of guests watch the "Happily Ever After" fireworks show in front of Cinderella Castle on July 30, 2018 at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. As part of its coronavirus limitations, the fireworks shows were ended when the park reopened last summer to prevent large crowds from gathering.
  6. Three-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton is coming to Tampa’s Amalie Arena at 8 p.m. Sept. 25. He’ll be joined by special guest Jimmie Vaughan.
  7. A Charlie Chaplin comedy classic will be presented in its original format with live accompaniment at Tampa Theatre.
  8. A sculpture by Fernando Botero sits along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa.
  9. Blue is one of the stars of Raptor Encounter, a new attraction at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventures.
  10. Patton Oswalt, shown in his Netflix special "Patton Oswalt: Annihilation," will perform at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Dec. 30.