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On your radar: Catch the Bolts' home opener, watch a macabre musical comedy, prepare to get scared or check out a variety of bands playing live

Lightning home opener: Bonus for fans cheering on the Lightning against the Florida Panthers tonight: cushy seats with cup holders. Plus, a new pipe organ, indoor lightning and party deck as the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa unveils major renovations. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $25.

The Addams Family: The macabre musical comedy with the snappy theme song opens Tuesday at the Straz Center in Tampa, with shows through Sunday. Tickets start at $38.50. (813) 229-7827.

Halloween: It's freaky how many events we have, such as … Superhero adult-only costume party at HISTeria at Tampa Bay History Center on Saturday, (813) 228-0097 … A haunted Weeki Wachee Springs with possessed mermaids at Wild n' Wicked Nights on Friday and Saturday, (352) 592-5656 … Night of the Living Dead (1968 version!) free in the park at Land O' Lakes Community Center on Saturday. More at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Date night

Music: It's a diverse week for Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. On Wednesday, Lucinda Williams' mix of country, blues and Americana tackles some weighty topics. On Thursday, Jannus switches gears to "newgrass" pioneers Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, with some mean banjo. And on Saturday, TV on the Radio brings hipster-approved indie rock. (727) 565-0551.

August: Osage County: Meet the perfect dysfunctional American family in this Pulitzer-Prize winning dark comedy opening Saturday and running for only about a week. It's an American Stage production, but it's being staged at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

Kids and family

Pops in the Park: Pack an elaborate picnic befitting the Florida Orchestra for two free performances under the stars. Saturday is 7 p.m. in Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg; Sunday is 7 p.m. in Compton Park in Tampa.

Tampa Food Truck Rally: After more than 3,000 people showed up for Tampa's first food truck rally in September, it's no surprise another one is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Fellowship of Tampa. This time: 20 trucks.

On your radar: Catch the Bolts' home opener, watch a macabre musical comedy, prepare to get scared or check out a variety of bands playing live 10/16/11 [Last modified: Monday, October 17, 2011 8:39am]
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