Kelly A. Stefani - Features Editorial Assistant

Features Editorial Assistant

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. Universal Studios team members walk through the Universal Monsters haunted house at a preview of Halloween Horror Nights 2019.
    There are lots of parties this week for both kids and adults, as well as many pumpkin patches.
  2. Lizzo is scheduled to perform during this year's Jingle Ball at Tampa venue Amalie Arena.
    Jingle Ball, which will feature acts like Lizzo and Sam Smith, leads the lineup, along with the Turtles and Kris Kristofferson.
  3. For Creatures of the Night, the Halloween event being held weekends at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, there are activities for all ages includes scare zones, nighttime animal encounters and a ghoulish dance party.
    As we head into Halloween season there’s lots of both scary and kid-friendly choices to get into the Halloween spirit this week.
  4. Pumpkins are on display at Gallagher's Pumpkin Patch in St. Petersburg.
    With fall upon us, roadside stands and markets are stocked with pumpkins offering family photo opportunities.
  5. Kenny Chesney plays to a packed house at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium during his Road & the Radio Tour in 2006.
    Kenny Chesney, Jeff Dunham, Nikki Glaser, Chris Tucker and more.
  6. The new Disney Skyliner began carrying guests high above Walt Disney World on Sept. 29. The custom cabins glide through the air, transporting guests between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and the new Disney’s Riviera Resort, scheduled to open in December.
    The high-flying gondola system is a cool way to get to the theme parks, but will it stay that way without air-conditioning?
  7. Jimmy Buffett performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York in 2016.
    Jimmy Buffett, Il Volo, Sinbad, Lucinda Williams and more.
  8. REO Speedwagon will perform at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on March 1, 2020.
    REO Speedwagon, Gladys Knight, Kidz Bop, Art Garfunkel and more.
  9. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, bringing two December shows to Tampa's Amalie Arena, performs in Birmingham, Ala., in 2017.
    Seats at Stomp, Little Big Town and A Nightmare on Franklin Street are also up for grabs.
  10. Vintage Trouble performs during the Bud Light Kick-Off to Super Bowl Week's free concert at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg in 2013.
    Plus, Hot Tuna, Saturday Night Brawl III and Disco Biscuits.