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Sample signature dishes at this weekend's Taste of Brooksville

This week

Sample some fun: The annual Taste of Brooksville will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Brooksville Woman’s Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. Guests can sample signature dishes from some of the area’s cooks. The cost is $5 for 10 samples (additional samples may be purchased). For information, call Joyce, (352) 799-3757, or Yvonne, (352) 848-7988.

Thespian showcase: Nature Coast Technical High School's Thespian Honor Society will present its annual Thespian Showcase at 7 p.m. today in the Black Box Theatre, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. The showcase features the one-act play, Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson, as well as monologues, scenes and musical theater pieces. Tickets are $5, available at the door. Call Lori Erickson at (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.

Murder mystery: Ax of Murder concludes this weekend with shows at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets cost $18. The box office is open an hour before each show, as well as from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call (352) 683-5113.

Dog cluster: The annual Florida Classic Clusters AKC All-Breed Dog Show continues today through Sunday at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Shows are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The event includes breed classes and judging, obedience and rally trials, vendors, canine demonstrations and other activities. Admission free; parking costs $5 per vehicle. Call (813) 480-3975 or visit

Elvis tribute: An open mike series continues on Wednesdays at the Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 6:45 p.m. This week's show will headline "Elvis on Tour," with tribute artist Kenn "E" Grube. Opening acts include Side Splitters Tampa comedian/impressionist Paul McCarthy and vocalist Tim C., who also performs on keyboards and saxophone and recently toured with Carnival Cruise Lines. Admission is free. Guests must be at least 21 years old. Acts are being booked for Feb. 3; poets, singers, musicians, comedians and other performers are welcome. Call Jaz Zydenbos at (352) 293-7965.

Quick trips

Fourteen "I Do's": The Show Palace Dinner Theatre presents Seven Brides for Seven Brothers matinees and evenings through Feb. 21 at the theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95, plus tax and tip; ages 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45. Call toll-free (888) 655-7469.

Look ahead

Anne Frank remembered: The Springstead High School drama and choral departments will present Yours, Anne, a musical adaptation of the Diary of Anne Frank, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $6 for students. All seats reserved. Purchase tickets online at or call (352) 476-9086.

Curtain call

Shadow Box: Auditions for the prize-winning drama about the process of dying, The Shadow Box, will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and 1 p.m. Jan. 30 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. There are roles for three men and three women, all in the age range of mid 40s to mid 60s; an offstage interviewer, which can be male or female, with a well-modulated, unaccented voice; and one boy, age 14 to 17. The play contains adult language. Directed by Saul Liebner. Performance dates are weekends in the Forum, April 8-18. Call (352) 683-5113.

Sample signature dishes at this weekend's Taste of Brooksville 01/21/10 [Last modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010 2:19pm]
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