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Polka, jazz and other things to do

Street party celebration

A street dance features the Southern Reign Band at 7 p.m. today by the gazebo at Frontier Park, 155549 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. There is no cost to attend. For details, call Marv at (352) 442-3210.

This week

Musical con man: Meredith Willson's The Music Man continues weekends through March 18 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Call (352) 683-5113 or visit

Polka fling: A Spring Fling Festival featuring Bob Kravos and the Boys in the Band will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Admission costs $10 each day. Dinner will be available each day: haddock fish today, goulash on Saturday and pork loin on Sunday. Slovene sausage will be available each day. For information, call (989) 768-0031.

He writes the songs: The Hernando Performing Arts Guild will present "I Am Music ... The Music of Barry Manilow" at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert will feature classic Manilow hits such as Mandy, Copacabana and I Can't Smile Without You. Tickets are $25, reserved seating. Call the hotline at (352) 799-5577.

Mysterious dinner: Sleuths Mystery Theater Orlando will present Lord Mansfield's Fox Hunt Banquet at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. today at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Tickets are $45, plus tax. For information, call (727) 863-7949.

Judaic celebration: An Israeli Food and Fun Fest will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. The event will feature ethnic foods, vendors, Israeli folk dancing and a Judaic gift shop. For information, call (352) 686-7034 or visit

Youthful jazz: The Hernando Jazz Society will present the Hudson Middle School Jazz band at its jam from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. The school band will perform for an hour, followed by big band tunes performed by area musicians and singers. Admission is free for jazz society members and $9 for nonmembers. A cash bar and buffet meal will available. Nonmembers should RSVP to (352) 835-7183 or (352) 835-7942.

Big band dance: The Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will perform from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The orchestra includes 18 musicians and three singers, who will perform big band, jazz, polkas, Frank Sinatra and a variety of other favorites. There will be intermission entertainment and door prizes. Guests may bring their own beverages and snacks. Admission is $12. Reservations are recommended. Call Mary at (352) 596-9486.

Quick trip

1940s comedy drama: The musical comedy City of Angels will be presented at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Richey Suncoast Theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $17. Call (727) 842-6777.

Las Vegas revue: Jackpot will be presented in matinees and evening performances through April 22 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, 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. 1-888-655-7469.

Polka, jazz and other things to do 03/08/12 [Last modified: Thursday, March 8, 2012 5:04pm]
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