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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. Thunderstorms are expected this weekend in Tampa Bay, prompting the cancellation of several outdoor events.
    MarineQuest and the St. Petersburg Science Festival have canceled their popular Saturday activities.
  2. The Florida black bear, photographed at Nature's Classroom, is on the move these days in search of food to fatten up for a period of light hibernation in the winter.
    Instead of hibernation, Florida’s black bears go into a kind of persistent lethargy for the winter, much like the winter blues humans encounter.
  3. Billy Joel will return to Tampa for his Feb. 7 show at Amalie Arena.
    Billy Joel, Graham Nash, the Queers, Andrea Bocelli and more.
  4. From left: A scene from 1975's "Rocky Horror Picture Show," starring Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon.
    The star of ‘Rocky Horror’ will screen the movie in Tampa and other Halloween-themed fun, plus the Tattoo Arts Convention and “Brick History.”
  5. The Florida Orchestra's Pops in the Park will return to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg and River Tower Park in Tampa this weekend.
    The weather forecast has changed some of this week’s events, but you can still got to Oktoberfest and enjoy no traffic at Open Streets St. Pete.
  6. The new show called the Bourne Stuntacular will debut at Universal Studios Florida in the spring of 2020, the theme park has announced.
    The new show called the Bourne Stuntacular will debut at the Orlando theme park.
  7. Bratwurst will be the star of Brat Blast, replacing Ribfest as the Northeast Exchange Club of St. Petersburg's big charity fundraiser of the year.
    Brat Blast will be the Northeast Exchange Club’s big charity fundraising party this year after the high cost of bands and security for Ribfest cut into its charitable work.
  8. Alison Krauss will perform at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday on Oct. 20.
    The Clearwater Jazz Holiday returns with a strong music lineup, Zac Brown Band plays Tampa and Barry Bostwick will be here to screen ‘Rocky Horror.'
  9. This artful Jack-O-Lantern bandleader on Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom,is part of the decorations in place for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party held annually at the theme park. A separate ticket is required to attend for the event running through Nov. 2.
    Find a pumpkin, a party or a haunted house this weekend.
  10. Students from across Florida will show off their "Star Wars"-themed creations at Tampa's Yuengling Center on Sunday.
    See student creations at Roboticon, find music and movies (and the Rays baseball game) in the park or check out Saturn’s rings at MOSI.