Quick Picks For the Week

For students who may not be interested in traditional Homecoming festivities, here are a few activities that are easy on your wallet and require little or no green and gold body paint.


Stone Temple Pilots Concert

The Grammy Award-winning band Stone Temple Pilots will be performing at Channelside to kick off the Lightning Launch Weekend with a ’90s grunge bang.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Channelside, St. Pete Times Forum

Price: $37-57

Webite: ticketmaster.com

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Do the “time warp” with a local rendition of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” performed by members of the acting troupe The Cheap Little Punks. The show will run at the Tampa Pitcher Show on Friday and Saturday and provides food and drinks for purchase while viewing the cult classic.

Time: 11:30 p.m.

Location: The Tampa Pitcher Show Lounge and Bar

Price: $7

Website: tampapitchershow.net


Lightning Home Opener

In part-two of the Lightning Weekend Bash doubleheader, catch the Tampa Bay Lightning as they take on their division rivals the Atlanta Thrashers for the season opener.

Time: puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Location: St. Pete Times Forum

Price: Tickets start at $10

Website: lightning.nhl.com

Ghost Tours around Tampa

Fall is here and the ghouls are out. Check out the Ghost Tours of Tampa to search for answers about the afterlife or ideas for your Halloween costume.

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Indigo Caf, Tampa

Price: $15 per person

Website: ghosttour.net/tampa.html


Indian Rocks Beach

Hit the waves one last time before Old Man Winter makes his way to the sunshine state. Indian Rocks is a great place to catch waves and get a last minute tan before donning wool one-piece pajamas.

Time: sunset is around 7:30 p.m.

Location: Indian Rocks Beach

Price: Parking is 25 cents for each half-hour

“The War of the Worlds Musical”

This isn’t Tom Cruise’s alien film. Head over to the Friday Morning Musicale & Federated Clubs Building to see “The War of the Worlds,” a musical inspired by the classic Orson Wells radio show. The production questions the manipulative role of media in society and explores the effects of mass hysteria.

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Friday Morning Musicale & Federated Clubs Building

Price: $10 rush for students, $24.50 for normal admission

Website: tampa.broadwayworld.com