1. Comedian Jim Gaffigan will brin "The Dark Pale Tour" to Tampa's Straz Center Feb. 9-11 for four shows that will be filmed for his next TV special. Photo courtesy Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
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    Texas-based taco chain Torchy's Tacos opened Wednesday in St. Petersburg.
  3. Fossil restorers Elia Smaniotto, of Trieste, Italy, left, and Tomas Stark, of Sezana, Slovenia, remove the skull of Big John from a crate on Wednesday at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa. The complete triceratops skeleton will be the center of an exhibit opening Memorial Day weekend.
  4. Festivals, talks and other celebrations take place across the Tampa Bay area during February to honor Black History Month..
  5. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band, pictured during a 2012 show in Tampa, will play Amalie Arena in Tampa on Wednesday.
  6. Pirates with Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla disembark from the Jose Gasparilla pirate ship at the Tampa Convention Center to begin the Gasparilla invasion in January 2022. This year, early morning temperatures on Saturday will be in the upper 40s along the Gasparilla parade route but will climb to the 70s by the time the day's festivities kick off.
  7. Patrons walk through the Midway during opening night at the Florida State Fair on Feb. 10, 2022, in Tampa.
  8. Maggie Duffy, Tampa Bay Times arts and music reporter, is shown here when she recently took part in the "Dream Tapestry" interactive experience at the Dali Museum. She won this year's MUSE Award for literary arts from the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.
  9. Boulon Brasserie, a new modern French American restaurant, opened Tuesday at Water Street Tampa.
  10. The Falcon's Fury drop tower ride at Bush Gardens opened in 2014. It was closed "out of an abundance of caution" after a fatal accident on a similar ride in Orlando last March, and it hasn't reopened since.
  11. A pirate gives beads to partiers along Bayshore Boulevard during the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022.
  12. Four generations show what it's like to toss beads from the Royal Float of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla. From left are Hudson Clarke (Bryan Clarke's 10-year-old son and a royal page), Richard S. Clarke Sr., 95, Richard S. Clarke Jr., 69, and Bryan T. Clarke, 38, a Tampa veterinarian. They will all participate in the Gasparilla parade Jan. 28.
  13. Ric Flair, a WWE Hall of Famer and 16-time heavyweight champion, will be this year's Gasparilla grand marshal.
  14. Hemingway, a dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, was estimated to be about 37 years old. He was found stranded off Fiesta Key in July 2019.
  15. Bounce the Mall, a tour of elaborate inflatables, will be setting up shop at Tyrone Square in St. Petersburg from Jan. 28-Feb. 19.
  16. Boat renters drive off with a boat owned by Rory Conforti at the Seminole Boat Ramp on Jan. 15, 2023, in Clearwater. Conforti owns several boats, which he rents through GetMyBoat, a boat rental and water experience marketplace similar to Airbnb.
  17. Area cities celebrate Mother Earth on the unofficial Florida Arbor Day in January. [LARA CERRI, Times] -- 2011
  18. The Glazer Children's Museum is getting a skeleton of the largest triceratops ever discovered for a new display that will open Memorial Day weekend. Nicknamed "Big John," the record-setter is nearly 26 feet long and 10 feet high.
  19. Pirates with Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla blast cannons as they approach the Tampa Convention Center aboard the Jose Gasparilla pirate ship to begin the Gasparilla invasion Saturday in Tampa.
  20. From left, Sofia Rabelo, Emmy Auger and her sister Rylie Auger toss beads along with their shipmates from the Argh-Argh float during the 2020 Children's Gasparilla Parade in Tampa.
  21. The national touring company of the hit musical "Hamilton" will end its run at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Jan. 22.
  22. Parade goers gather for the start of the 34th annual MLK Dream Big Weekend Parade in 2020 along First Avenue S in downtown St. Petersburg.
  23. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, left, owns the National Wrestling Alliance, once the industry's premier organization. Pictured with him is the NWA's television announcer Kyle Davis.
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