Monday, May 21, 2018
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Hernando County entertainment calendar

Wastin' away again

Brookridge Entertainment will present "Changes in Latitudes," a tribute show to Jimmy Buffett, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Steve Kareta performs as Buffett, singing hits such as Margaritaville, Changes in Latitudes and Cheeseburger in Paradise. Tickets are $20. Call Vivian or Larry Schmitz at (352) 610-4901.

This week

Double take: Spittin' Image, a musical comedy duo featuring identical twins Blain and Brian Swabb, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. The brothers will perform on a variety of instruments and do comedy, impressions and parodies. Tickets are $25. For details, call the hotline at (352) 799-5577 or visit hpag.org.

Betrayed prince: The musical Judah Ben-Hur will be presented at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. Admission is free; an offering will be collected. The show is co-produced by Youth With a Mission of Tampa Bay and Live Oak Theatre. For information or other show dates/locations, call (352) 583-5516 or visit judahbenhur.com.

A show of beauty: The annual Miss Weeki Wachee Beauty Pageant is Saturday at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. The event, a collaboration between the Friends of Weeki Wachee and Envy Pageant Productions, has divisions for all ages groups. This is a preliminary pageant for Miss Florida U.S. International and Miss Teen Florida American Beauty. Entry fees start at $80. Families and other spectators must pay regular park admission. Call (352) 256-9959 or send email to [email protected]

My funny valentine: The Hernando Jazz Society will present Lorri Hafer in a "Ladies of Song" tribute from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Hafer will sing hits such as My Funny Valentine, The Way We Were and I Will Always Love You. Admission is free for society members and $10 for nonmembers. There will be a cash bar and a buffet meal available for an additional cost. Nonmembers should call (352) 835-7183 to reserve a space and ensure admittance to the Wellington community.

Quick trip

All in a day's work: 9 to 5: The Musical continues with matinees and evening shows through Feb. 24 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. The show is based on the 1980 movie of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Tickets cost $49.50 plus tax for dinner and show, or $38.45 plus tax for show only; tickets for children 11 and younger art $24.95 plus tax for dinner and show, and $19.95 plus tax for show only. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit show palace.net.

Dynamic doo-wop: The Diamonds will perform hits from the 1950s and '60s at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $25-30. Call (727) 816-3707 or visit phcc.edu/tix.

Unwind with wine: A wine festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. There will be vendors, entertainment by Patrick Foy, wine samples and an educational tasting with the wine maker. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Call (813) 996-2113.

Look ahead

Celebrating the past: The annual Heritage Day Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. The theme is "1800-1860 Hernando County, Pre-Civil War Era." There will be demonstrations, displays, entertainment, food and tours of the museum. Call (352) 799-5811.

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