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A guide to Tampa Bay sports this weekend

Classic cars on both sides of Tampa Bay and the Lightning host the Predators.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will face the Nashville Predators at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Saturday. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Oct. 23


Inconsistent play continues to hinder the Tampa Bay Lightning early in the season. On Saturday they’ll face the Nashville Predators. The game is one where the home team will wear its black “Disrupt the Night” alternate jerseys. (The Bolts will wear them at every weekend home game this season.) Let’s hope the Bolts can disrupt the Preds. Ticket prices vary. 7 p.m. Saturday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6500. TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 970-AM.


If brands like Triumph, Jaguar, MG and Austin-Healey get your motor running, then check out more than 200 vintage and new cars at the All British Car Show. There also will be live entertainment and awards. Free. 9 a.m. Saturday. 750 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1555.

If that show is a little too refined for your tastes, then maybe the Hell on Wheels Car Show is more your speed. It features more than 200 classic, exotic and custom cars and motorcycles set against Ybor’s historic brick buildings. Benefits veterans charities. Spectators free, $20 to $30 to show a vehicle. 11 a.m. Sunday. Bad Monkey, 1717 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 280-9971.


XFit Games: Pull together a team of five or more for a day of field events that include tug-of-war, an obstacle course and a three-legged race. The event benefits cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center. $175-$250. 9 a.m. Saturday. University of South Florida Fowler Fields, 11600 USF Bull Run Drive, Tampa. (813) 442-0421.

Buddy Walk: The 5K fun run-walk includes a race shirt, finisher medals, overall and age-division awards, plus a postrace party and meet and greets with movie and superhero characters. Benefits F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Down Syndrome West Florida. $20-$35, 11 and younger free. 7 a.m. Saturday. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 245-2782.

Bolt Run: Choose from a 5-mile, 5K or family fun run-walk. Benefits the Advent Health Care 360° Transportation Care Program via the Lightning Foundation. $30-$65. 7 a.m. Sunday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6623.


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