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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. New '47 brand caps featuring spring training designs are on display as the Phillies reveal what's new at Spectrum Field in Clearwater.
  2. Four-time Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba will play the Jaeb Theater at Tampa's Straz Center on June 5.
  3. Expect to see lots of traditional Mardi Gras masks like this during the annual Mardi Gras parade in downtown Dunedin on Feb. 22.
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  5. Plant City's Fancy Farms off County Line Road will host its annual U-pick event on Feb. 22.
  6. Daily recreations like this Bible scene at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando will end at the Christian theme park, which has been suffering from low attendance and debt for years.
  7. Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt are a Riverview real estate duo that star in HGTv's 100 Day Dream Home.
  8. There are two free opportunities in Tampa and New Port Richey this weekend for star gazers to use powerful telescopes to view the night sky.
  9. The Monster Energy AMA Supercross, a series of indoor dirt bike racing competitions, will hit Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 15.
  10. Mickey and Minnie Mouse perform in a parade on Jan. 15 as they pass by the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista.
  11. Feb. 10• Arts & Entertainment
    The Florida State Fair continues in Tampa through Feb. 17.
  12. Thousands of people line up to view the Gasparilla Knight Parade as it marches down Seventh Avenue in Ybor City in 2017. Once known for its rowdy party atmosphere, police said they haven't made an arrest at the Knight parade in several years.
  13. "Parasite" stars, from left, Woo-sik Choi, Kang-ho Song, Hye-jin Jang and So-dam Park.
  14. People wave and yell for beads from an Ybor City balcony during the Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade in 2013.
  15. Antonio Banderas stars in the Pedro Almodóvar film "Pain and Glory." It's part of the International Cinema Series at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg.
  16. The 2020 Florida State Fair will open for a two-week run starting Feb. 6.
  17. Universal Orlando Resort's Mardi Gras celebration features Cajun cuisine, elaborate parade and concerts starting Feb. 1.
  18. The monster truck El Toro Loco, driven by Becky McDonough in Monster Jam, will return to Tampa on Feb. 1 to race at Raymond James Stadium.
  19. Florida man Jason, played by Manny Jacinto on NBC's "The Good Place," loves a good Molotov cocktail to solve his problems.
  20. Fresh seafood is cooked during the John's Pass Seafood Festival at John's Pass Village in Madeira Beach.
  21. Jan. 27• Arts & Entertainment
    Broadway, film and TV star Bernadette Peters will perform with the Florida Orchestra at their annual fundraising gala on Feb. 1 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg.
  22. Treasure Island will host a grand opening for its new dog park at Roselli Park on Jan. 25.
  23. Carrie Fisher plays Princess Leia Organa in "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi."
  24. Beverage manager for the Tampa Yacht and Country Club, Kasia Nowakowska prepares a Milk Punch cocktail, the club's signature drink for Gasparilla. Milk Punch contains brandy, simple syrup, heavy cream, milk and is garnished with nutmeg. Nowakowska says the club will make more than 120 gallons of Milk Punch for the annual Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Jan. 25 -- and most of it will be consumed by noon prior to the invasion.