LIGHTNING: LET’S WORK IT OUT
Let’s take the inconsistent start of the Tampa Bay Lightning as a good sign that the team will work out its issues early (fingers crossed) rather than being outplayed and overconfident when they reach the playoffs. The Bolts have two home games coming up, on Saturday (7 p.m., Colorado Avalanche) and Oct. 23 (8 p.m., Pittsburgh Penguins). Ticket prices vary. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6500. ticketmaster.com. TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun (Saturday), NBCSN (Wednesday); 970-AM. Catch a free postgame show Saturday by country music duo LoCash.
WRESTLING: TALKIN’ BOUT GENERATION
Generation Championship Wrestling celebrates a year of doing live events with a show featuring Tony Storm, Angel Fashion, the Devil God Damien Angel, the Deadbeat Wolfe Taylor, Snoop Strikes, the Fabulous One Faboo Andre and many more. $5. 7 p.m. Friday. Burger Culture/Harley-Davidson of Tampa Compound, 811 Congress Court, Tampa. (813) 562-9599. eventbrite.com.
VOLLEYBALL: HALLOWEEN SMASH
This two-day tournament has brackets for men’s, women’s and coed doubles. On Saturday night, players and fans are invited to an after-party with live music, food and drink specials. Benefits the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. $60-$70. 10 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday. The Tiki Cove, 2700 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. (813) 683-0385.
Livefor24: A family-friendly 5K/Mile relay with activities, free food/drink, live music, vendors, a bounce house and balloon art. $10-$25. 7 a.m. Saturday. University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. (727) 243-7332. raceroster.com.
Seafood Fest 5K: The run is held in conjunction with the John’s Pass Seafood & Music Festival and benefits Ready for Life. All runners get a $15 food/drink gift certificate. $35. 9 a.m. Saturday. John’s Pass Park Pavilion, 12901 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. (727) 392-0665.