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Quick Picks: Spice up your weekend!

Not sure what to do this weekend? Scene & Heard has researched the best events to ensure your time off is nothing short of exciting.


30 Seconds to Mars

On Friday, 30 Seconds to Mars comes to USF as part of mtvU’s Campus Invasion Music Festival. Come ready for your close up, because this free concert will be filmed by mtvU for a later television broadcast.

Time: Friday, October 15, 2010 at 7 p.m.

Location: The Meadows (Corner of 50th and Holly)

Price: FREE

Website: Campus Activities Board



If Howl-O-Scream and Halloween Horror Nights are too frightening for your October celebrations, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo offers lighter fare. Not-so-scary haunted houses and other family-friendly activities are provided throughout the zoo.

Time: Starts at 7 p.m.

Location: Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Price: $17

Website: Lowry Park Zoo


Hot Pepper Fest

Test your taste buds with this festival dedicated to spicy peppers. Try spicy jellies and salsas, enter the pepper-eating contest, or buy pepper-themed art in this one-stop spicy spectacle.

Time: Starts at 11 a.m.

Location: Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg FL 33704

Price: Included with $8 Gardens admission

Website: Sunken Gardens