1. Sting, shown singing in Tampa in 2007 on the left, and Billy Joel, shown during a Madison Square Garden performance on the right, will co-headline a concert at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, February 24, 2024.
  2. Billy Joel and Sting will perform for one night only in Tampa at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Tickets go on sale next week.
  3. The exterior of Hillsborough High School in Tampa.
  4. An aerial drone view of the tents for Cirque du Soleil Bazzar in the parking lot of Tropicana Field on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 in St. Petersburg. The show runs from February 22, 2024 - March 24, 2024.
  5. Mexican musician Peso Pluma poses for photographers on the blue carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards, in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
  6. Times reporter Gabrielle Calise, who is on guitar with the band Bitter Quitters and the Interludes, culminates Ladies Rock Camp performing at Bayboro Brewing in St. Petersburg on Feb. 11.
  7. Char siu lechon, coconut-ginger braised greens and chicken adobo bao buns are served at Lucky Tigre in South Tampa. The restaurant is moving to a new address at 1713 N Albany Avenue soon.
  8. Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR comes to St. Petersburg.
  9. Gasparilla Music Festival takes place Friday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 18 at Julian B. Lane Park in Tampa.
  10. Crowds walk along 22nd Street South, browsing vendors booths during the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival, Saturday, February 17, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
  11. An aerial view of the east side of Beer Can Island off the coast of Apollo Beach in 2021.
  12. Tampa native Aidan Bissett was 18 when he signed with Capitol Records. The Jesuit High School graduate is returning to play Gasparilla Music Festival on Friday, Feb. 16.
  13. James Lint, 75, left, kisses his wife, Joanne Lint, 75, of Cleveland, OH, while renewing their vows during Pinellas County's 18th annual mass wedding ceremony at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. The couple have been married for 53 years.
  14. The Pearl restaurant is among six new Tampa restaurants highlighted in Michelin's 2024 Florida guide.
  15. Metro Diner is one of many places serving a fish special. Here is a list of ways you can eat fish during Lent.
  16. Walt Disney Imagineering shares a first look at the first-ever Princess Tiana audio-animatronic figure, which will debut this summer in Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom park. Tiana was Disney's first Black princess in the film "The Princess and the Frog."
  17. Analaya Lazaro, 2, offers cotton candy to a stuffed unicorn at the Florida State Fair on Feb. 9 in Tampa.
  18. Actor and wrestler John Cena surprised the crowd at Tampa's George Steinbrenner Field at the Savannah Bananas game Feb. 10 by going to bat in uniform. He struck out. Savannah Bananas image via Instagram
  19. Fans can meet and get autographs from Tampa Bay Rays players Saturday during Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
  20. Tampa resident Chip Weiner, a freelance food photographer, holds up a piece of melty Wisconsin cheese curds that come with the Honey Bunny Curd Burger at the Florida State Fair. Weiner considers himself a bit of a food thrill-seeker and defends fair food.
  21. Daredevil Bello Nock at the Florida State Fair 2023. [Courtesy of the Florida State Fair]
  22. Writer director Ali Scher works with actress Sophia Reid-Gantzert on the set of "Popular Theory."
  23. Get ready to collect some colorful beads and listen to jazz music. Here is a list of 16 ways you can celebrate Mardi Gras in the Tampa Bay area.
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