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Art exhibits, a Greek fest and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

On stage

Lovers and street gangs: West Side Story continues with Thursday matinee, Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday brunch performances through Feb. 14 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50, plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit showpalace.net.

Murder on stage: Murder at the Howard Johnson's is on stage through March 6 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 and are available online at ferrarostudiotheatre.com (click on white box under "Buy Tickets") or by calling (727) 409-0293.

Art events

Art exhibit: "Fort Mose: Colonial America's Black Fortress of Freedom," a Florida Museum of Natural History traveling exhibition, is on display through Wednesday in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The maps, artifacts and renderings on display tell the story of Fort Mose, a remote island in a Florida marsh that was America's first legally sanctioned black community. For information, call (727) 847-2727.

Art on display: Art by Roland Descombes is on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 Sixth St., Zephryhills, through April 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 [email protected]

Musically inclined

Moonlight and ivory: The Heritage Arts Center Association will sponsor the 19th annual Moonlight and Ivory concerts at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the historic Dade City Woman's Club, 37922 Palm Ave., Dade City. Local musicians will perform in a variety of styles, including jazz, classical, folk, sacred and Broadway. Refreshments will be served during intermission, and art will be on display after the matinee and for a half-hour before the 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets — available at the Dade City Chamber of Commerce, American Eagle Antiques in Dade City or online at heritagearts.org — are $15 for the matinee and $25 for the evening show. Call Judy Schaper at (813) 997-4631 or Jean Johnson at (352) 521-4778.

An 80-piece band: The Richey Concert Band, under the direction of Henry Fletcher, will perform musical overtures, popular songs for all ages and marches at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Admission is free; suggested donation is $2. For information, call (727) 842-9177 or (727) 842-7502.

Rock and roll: Johnny Rogers will perform as Buddy Holly at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Tickets are $20 at the door. For information, call (352) 610-4901.

For the family

Farm fun: The Farm Festival and Quilt Show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village, 1502 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. The event will feature a Southern draft horse pulling competition at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, quilt displays and appraisals, cane-grinding and syrupmaking, arts and crafts, children's activities, and pulled pork and fried chicken dinners. Live music will be performed by ColdIron and the Sara Rose Band, plus the Dulcimer Connection, the Barking Dogs, the Shape Note Singers and the New River Poets. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. For information, call (352) 567-0262 or visit pioneerfloridamuseum.org.

Opa! Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church will host My Big Fat Greek Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Admission is $2; free for children under 12. A Toga Fun Run will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The cost to participate is $15 and includes a T-shirt and admission to the festival. For information, call (352) 796-8482 or visit csgoc.org and hcgreekfestival.com.

Other fun

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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