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A sunflower maze, a 'Moonshiners' meet and greet and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

‘Superstar’ at Stage West Kristen Ballard as Mary Magdalene, Keith Surplus as Jesus and Victoria Primosch as Judas rehearse Jesus Christ Superstar at Stage West Community Playhouse in Spring Hill. The musical plays matinees and evenings May 12-15 and 20-22 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $20, reserved seating; youth and group rates available. Call (352) 683-5113.

Carol Ballard | Special to the Times

‘Superstar’ at Stage West Kristen Ballard as Mary Magdalene, Keith Surplus as Jesus and Victoria Primosch as Judas rehearse Jesus Christ Superstar at Stage West Community Playhouse in Spring Hill. The musical plays matinees and evenings May 12-15 and 20-22 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $20, reserved seating; youth and group rates available. Call (352) 683-5113.

On stage

Whodunit? The GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club will host a murder-mystery dinner theater production, Sinister Sleepover, at 7 p.m. May 13 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, Lutz. The show is a "whodunit" set at a pajama party. The audience is invited to wear pajamas, robes, slippers and hair curlers to add to the fun. Tickets are $20 and include a "breakfast for dinner" buffet. For information, call Karin at (813) 786-8461.

Comedy: Cookin' With Gus is on stage through May 15 at Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main St., New Port Richey. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays; doors open 30 minutes before each show. Tickets are $28, including tax, plus a $2 service charge per order. Visit ferrarostudiotheatre.com (click on white box under "Buy Tickets") or call (727) 409-0293.

Summer nights: Grease continues with Thursday matinee, Saturday evening and Sunday brunch performances through May 22 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50, plus tax and tip. Show only, group and youth tickets available. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit showpalace.net.

Art events

Art exhibit: "Artists in Residence," an exhibit featuring the artwork of PHSC students, is on display through May 11 in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. For information, call (727) 847-2727.

Art on display: A photo, digital and 3-D art exhibition will be on display through June 3 at the Pasco Fine Arts Council, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. A reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. Regular gallery hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays. For information, call (727) 845-7322 or visit pascoarts.org.

More art on display: Art by Lloyd Johnson and Gary Bartlett will be on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 Sixth St., Zephryhills, through July 23. Regular gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month. For information, call (217) 341-0274 or send email to bugssplatter@gmail.com.

Musically inclined

Mother's Day dinner concert: Tickets are on sale for the Richey Community Orchestra's "Mother's Day Pops Bouquet," which will start with cocktails (cash bar) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. A full-course dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m., and the concert will follow at 3 p.m. Tickets are $40. Seating is at tables of 10. Reservations are required. For information, call (727) 919-3866 or visit richeycommunityorchestra.com.

A Mother's Day tribute: John Timpanelli will perform a Mother's Day tribute show over dinner at 2 p.m. Sunday at the King of Kings Church Hall, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. For tickets and information, call (727) 457-4899.

A concert for mom: The Hernando Youth Orchestra will host a Mother's Day Concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way, north of Weeki Wachee. The orchestra is made up of 40 musicians ages 5 to 21 and specializes in classical musical. The concert will include selections by Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss and Rossini, among others. Admission is free and will include light refreshments for moms.

For the family

Stallions on display: A show featuring Herrmann's Original Lipizzan Stallions of Austria will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. The rare breed was developed by the Hapsburg monarchy of Spain and Austria during the Renaissance. Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and up or $10 for ages 6 to 12 in advance and $15 for ages 13 and up or $12 for ages 6 to 12 at the gate. Admission is free for children under 6. Proceeds will benefit the Pony Express 4-H Club. For information, call (352) 754-4489.

A-maze-ing: Visitors will be challenged to find their way out of a sunflower maze from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 29 and on Memorial Day, May 30, at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. The maze is made out of the flowers that grew from 375,000 sunflower seeds. Admission is $9.50 plus tax for ages 12 and older and $5 plus tax for ages 3 to 11. For information, call (352) 279-0977 or visit sweetfieldsfarm.com.

Other fun

Paddles and poker: The Bayou Poker Paddle, a benefit event for Raffle Rescue, a pet rescue charity, will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Miller's Bayou at Gill Dawg, 5419 Treadway Drive, Port Richey. To get the best poker hand and collect tokens for a chance to win prizes, race non-motorized watercraft (such as kayaks, canoes and paddle boards) to large inflatable check points on the bayou. For information, visit bayoubattlefl.com.

Meet a 'Moonshiner': Meet Tim Smith of Climax Moonshine from the TV show Moonshiners between 4 and 7 p.m. May 13 at B-21 Fine Wine and Spirits, 43380 U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs. A limited supply of Climax Moonshine will be available for purchase, which Tim Smith can autograph. Arrive early to ensure availability and a spot in line. Admission is free to the event, which will include tastings for attendees who are age 21 and older. For information, call (727) 937-5049.

Mini models: The Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling in the West Pasco Industrial Park, 2645 Success Drive, Odessa, showcases mini model trains from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through May. The museum features four scratch-built operating train layouts, military models, turn-of-the-century buildings and several doll house exhibits. Admission is $7 for adults and children 12 and under are free. For information, call (352) 585-2662 or visit fine­scalemodeling.org.

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