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Welcome back the Lightning for their home opener, enjoy a movie in the park, join the laughter with Chris Tucker and more this weekend in Tampa!

Thanks to @bass.aaron for the fantastic #SoTampa photo share. Here’s your full local events guide:


Exclusive $9 “Wing Fling” Ticket Deal from That’s So Tampa
The Inaugural Tampa Bay Wing Fling is Tampa’s biggest wing festival and competition! Enjoy wings from over 15 wing joints from the Tampa Bay Area and vote for the best Wing! Enjoy live music all day, cold beer, signature bourbon drinks, and fun interactive games like a Chicken Toss Contest, Costume Contest, a Chicken Run, and many more! Begins at noon on Saturday, October 21. Click HERE to get an exclusive ticket discount from That’s So Tampa.

Friday, October 6

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers at Amalie Arena
This Friday, the Tampa Bay lightning kick off their season with their home-opener against the Florida Panthers. Puck drops at 7:30. Click HERE for tickets. 401 Channelside Dr.


Friday Night Backyard Movie – Beetlejuice at Vélo Champ
Backyard movies at the bike shop continue with Tim Burton classic, Beetlejuice. Swing through for a bike-in movie in the backyard this Friday night! The movie will start around 7:30pm on the big screen. 4415 N. Florida Ave.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Villagio Cinemas (Carrollwood)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Live cast Hell on Heels. They’re ready to thrill you all night long, join Hell on Heels for a night of sinful indulgence in classic RHPS style. Live cast, call backs, liquor, lingerie, plush reclining seats, and plenty of fishnets to go around. Tickets are $8.50 and the doors open at 11:30pm! 11778 N Dale Mabry Hwy.

Chamber of Terror Haunted Attraction (Friday and Saturday)
This Haunted Attraction is aboard a WWII cargo vessel docked in Channelside. Come witness why they were just ranked #1 in Florida and #4 in the nation as a “Must See” Haunted Attraction! This 4 level Attraction will enclose you in side this 72 year old steel beast for almost 30 mins! Attraction runs from 8pm-10:30 pm. Tickets are available HERE!

The Fringe Art Show at 7venth Sun Brewing
Celebrate Seminole Heights with the lovely folks at 7venth Sun Brewery. There is a new art show installed in the tasting room for your viewing pleasure that features some amazing local artists. Guests may check out the tasting room and the art anytime during 7venth Sun’s regular tasting room/business hours. 6809 N Nebraska Ave

Grand Opening at Dough Nation
Celebrate Dough Nation’s sweet new store with several flavors including classic cookie dough favorites like chocolate chip, dark chocolate, and s’mores. There are gluten free and vegan options available. Grand opening is from 11:30am-10:00pm. 505 N. Tampa St.

Saturday, October 7

Movies in the Park: Monster House at Water Works Park
Bring your family and friends and enjoy a great movie in the Water Works Park. Concessions available. Event is free and the movie starts at 7pm. 7th St NW.

Ybor Saturday Market
At the Ybor City Saturday Market, you’ll find amazing products made by local artists, artisans and independent businesses. Free parking, free admission, and pets are welcome. Market runs from 9am-3pm. 1800 E 8th Ave.

Chris Tucker With Special Guest D.L. Hughley at Amalie Arena
Chris Tucker is an international award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Join in on the laughter at Amalie Arena Saturday at 8pm. Buy tickets HERE. 401 Channelside Dr.

Florida Sportsman Expo at the Florida State Fairgrounds (Saturday and Sunday)
For the 25th year, Florida Sportsman Magazine will host the Florida Sportsman Expo at the Florida State Fairgrounds on October 7th and 8th. Attendees to the Florida Sportsman Expo will find an array of new exhibitors, new fishing and hunting seminar speakers and other exciting new features, including the Best Boat Super Showcase featuring 15 models from the upcoming Best Boat Magazine and TV show. Admission is $8. Event is from 9am-5pm on Saturday, 10am-4pm on Sunday. 4800 U.S. 301.

Speak Up 5K at Al Lopez Park 
The second annual Speak Up 5K is a part of the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation that seeks to raise awareness and treatment for teenage depression and anxiety.SpeakUp5k Tampa gives back! A portion of the proceeds from this race will be donated to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay to support their Florida Healthy Transitions program. The program aims to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults ages 16 – 25 that either have, are experiencing symptoms, or are at risk of developing a serious mental health condition. Register for the race HERE. Walk-up registration starts at 7am. Race begins at 9am.  4810 N Himes Ave.

Celebrating 105 Years at Alessi Bakeries
Alessi Bakery is proud to celebrate 105 years of serving only the best quality baked goods and foods. As their way of saying Thank You, they will be rolling back prices for some of their items. Come join us and taste for yourself what has made Alessi Bakery a Tampa favorite for so many years. 2909 W Cypress St.

Sunday, October 8

Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market at Hillsborough High School
Enjoy the season opening at Hillsborough High School this Sunday. There will be an OASIS Network Birthday Party and plenty of activities for Kids! Enjoy local shopping with over 60 vendors who provide fresh produce, plants, lunch bites, take-home foods, baked goods and hand crafts. Market runs from 10am – 2pm. 5000 N Central Ave

Cactus Moon: Pumpkin Succulent Workshop at Southern Brewing & Winemaking
Crystal Desi, owner of Cactus Moon will teach a DIY workshop on making your own succulent garden out of a pumpkin. Learn about the soil mix needed, care & upkeep, design and more about these draught tolerant living arrangements and take home your own creation! From 1pm-3pm. Click HERE to buy tickets.

Totally ’80s Open House Party at the Straz Center for Performing Arts
Feather your hair, grab your legwarmers and get to the Straz Center for their 30th anniversary-themed Totally ’80s Open House Party full of free activities for the kids, performances, food and drink specials, tours and hands-on fun for the whole family. The event is free. Party runs from 1pm-4pm. 1010 N WC MacInnes Pl.

Swing Sunday at the Torpedo Room
Free Lindy Hop Class with instructors Colin Claypool and Jeila Alai. No partner is required, but come early and bring your friends. Class starts at 6pm. 3810 W Kennedy Blvd.

Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan at the Tampa Garden Club
The Shabby Chic Vintage Market and Artisan day is held twice a year at the Tampa Garden Club in beautiful downtown Tampa and Main Street in charming Safety Harbor. You will find all kinds of artisans, fabulous food, live music, original art, painted furniture, antique vendors and more. Market runs from 10am-4pm. 2629 Bayshore Blvd.


#SoTampa share by @bass.aaron.


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