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Things to do in Pasco, May 4-10

OL' BLUE EYES, this one's for you

John Timpanelli performs a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra at 7 p.m. May 11 at the TAT Clubhouse, 3210 Darlington Road, Holiday. $15 per person. Group rates are available. Includes coffee and dessert. A concession stand will have snacks for sale. BYOB. (727) 379-6557.

Theater buffs

Song and dance: The high-energy musical Swing! the 1930s big band dance craze that Fats Waller called "two thirds rhythm and one third soul" — is presented matinees and evenings through June 3 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip, for adults; $24.95 and $19.95 for ages 12 and younger. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

'The Importance of Being Earnest': A trivial comedy for serious people by Oscar Wilde, 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. $17-$20. (727) 938-1915.

Back to the '50s: Arts in Motion Community Youth Theatre and Art Education Inc., offers two presentations: Pompadours and Poodle Skirts at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday and Grease: The School Version at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin High School, 13651 Hays Road, Spring Hill. Order tickets at artsinmotionpasco.org. (813) 838-1975.

Mother's Day events

• The Frank Parsons Big Band presents "In Remembrance of Mothers" at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $11. Call (727) 842-6777.

• Neil Diamond impersonator Bobby Palermo performs with the Richey Community Orchestra in the "Mother's Day Dinner Concert" on May 13 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Cash bar opens at 1 p.m., dinner at 1:30 p.m., show at 3 p.m. Dinner and show, $35, with reservations required by 3 p.m. Wednesday. Call (727) 919-3866 or visit the box office, 6827 Amberjack Lane, Hudson, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

• Mother's Day Pow Wow, May 11-13 at Withcoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., Dade City. American Indian culture via song, dance, demonstrations and arts and crafts. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 11-12, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13.

Consider this

Join in: Bring your drums, a little refreshment and a friend to the drum circle from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday. Dancers, drummers and singers. (727) 942-7439.

Florida Blueberry Festival: The inaugural festival kicks off with a parade at 6:30 p.m. today in downtown Brooksville. The evening features celebrity stompers and a concert with Never Stop Believin', a Journey tribute band, in Hernando Park. (Tickets to tonight's stomp, concert and parking are $10.) Weekend festivities continue through Sunday with blueberry vendors, games, contests, entertainment and more. Festival admission is free. Parking varies from $10 to $15. For a full schedule, visit floridablueberryfestival.org.

Auto lovers: Cruise In, 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday in historic downtown Dade City. Antique, vintage and unusual cars from all eras, food, shopping and music.

Music on the beach: Classic rock band Slickside performs from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Beach, Gulf Road in Tarpon Springs. Free.

Send events to Arleen Spenceley, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey FL 34668 or email [email protected] Submit items at least two weeks in advance.

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