There's no excuse for inertia

This week

Comedy capers: A Company of Wayward Saints continues at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and concludes with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. The box office is open an hour before each show and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (352) 683-5113.

Original American idol: 1960s teen idol Bobby Rydell will perform, along with Tommy Mara and the Crests, at 8 p.m. today at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Rydell had numerous chart-toppers in the 1960s, including Wild One, Volare, Kissin' Time and Sway. The Crests are best known for Sixteen Candles and Step by Step. Tickets are available for $40 seats; $55 seats are sold out. Call (352) 279-1652.

Band shell party: The Bandshell Bash and Brooksville Cruise-In will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. The free outdoor concert and car show are sponsored by the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. For info, call (352) 754-4788.

Jazzy Valentine: The Hernando Jazz Society will present "Ladies of Song" from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. The show will feature Janet Breithaupt, Kim Evans and Lorri Hafer singing favorites, as well as music from the big-band era. A cash bar and light menu will be available. Admission is free for society members; $9 for nonmembers. Call Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.

Celebrating art: A reception for the Winter Art Exhibit at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The Junior Service League will provide refreshments. Visitors can meet the artists. The exhibit, which continues through March 8, includes works by several artists, the Spring Hill Camera Club, the Suncoast Ship Model Society, the Hernando Quilters, a special exhibit of Civil War artifacts, and Boy Scout memorabilia. Also, the top student artwork from the Dawn Center's third annual art contest will be on display. For information, call (352) 540-3810.

Big-band Valentine: A dinner dance featuring the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will be held Sunday at the Hideaway, 247 Hallcrest Ave., Spring Hill. Doors open at 1 p.m. There will be a three-entree buffet dinner at 1:30 p.m. and dancing from 2 to 5 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Cost is $21.30. Reservations required. (352) 666-1416 or (352) 596-9486.

Look ahead

Big-band tribute: The Hernando Symphony Orchestra will present its winter concert, "Big Bands Return — Tribute to Lee Cave," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Guests include Milo's Dixie Band. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students in grades K-12. E-mail hernandosymphony@yahoo.com or call (352) 597-9555.

There's no excuse for inertia 02/11/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 11, 2010 4:56pm]

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