Make us your home page

Hernando County entertainment calendar


Magician James Chartier will entertain at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. The family-friendly event also includes comedy. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children. Call (352) 688-3390. Visit

This week

Everything for that special event: Expo 19 will present a Sweet Sixteen, Prom and Bridal Expo from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Quality Inn, 6172 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. The event will include more than 20 vendors indoors. Outside will be a stretch limo, party bus, DJ and food vendors. The Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast will collect donations of prom and bridesmaid dresses, which will be given to local girls who cannot afford a dress for prom. There will be prize drawings every half hour starting at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Call (352) 340-3950 or visit

Quick trip

Strawberries galore: The 26th annual Floral City Strawberry Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Floral Park, 530 S Parkside Ave., Floral City. The event will include shortcake and other strawberry delights, more than 200 fine art and craft booths, continuous entertainment, contests, a pageant and children's activities. Admission is $3; free for children 12 and younger. There will be shuttle service from the Citrus County Fairgrounds for $1 round trip. Visit or call (352) 795-3149.

A rockin' tribute: Stayin' Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees, a tribute to the Gibb brothers, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Pasco-Hernando Community College's Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $25 to $30. Call (727) 816-3707 or visit

Conflict revisited: A World War II Commemorative Weekend will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. There will be military vehicles, a wartime encampment, working communication stations, weapons demonstrations, period vendors, food and music. The re-enactment battle will be at 2 p.m. Admission is $3; free for veterans with ID and children ages 6 and younger. For information, call (352) 793-4781.

Life in technicolor: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens tonight and continues through April 21 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19 in Hudson. Shows at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11:30 a.m. select Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and 1 p.m. Sundays. Adults are $49.50 for dinner and show, $38.45 show only; children 12 and under are $24.95 for dinner and show, $19.95 show only; plus tax, tip. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit

Look ahead

Irish treat: Cahal Dunne and George Casey will entertain at 7 p.m. March 9 at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave. Dunne, known as Ireland's "Happy Man," not only sings, but also is a composer, pianist, comedian, storyteller and television personality. Casey, also from Ireland, has been entertaining audiences with his comedy for more than 30 years. Tickets are $25. Call (352) 799-5577 or visit

An artful weekend: The Hernando County Fine Arts Council's 29th annual Art in the Park will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. Admission is free; parking is $2. Call (352) 279-5182.

Hernando County entertainment calendar 02/28/13 [Last modified: Thursday, February 28, 2013 3:09pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Interview: Steve Martin, Martin Short bringing 'best version' of their show back to St. Petersburg


    Hot celebrity-spotting tip: Stop by the Salvador Dalí Museum on Jan. 19. You might catch a glimpse of Steve Martin.

    Steve Martin, left, and Martin Short will bring “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life” to the Mahaffey Theater on Jan. 19.
  2. Seminole Heights restaurants face struggles amid killings, post-Irma

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA — The neighborhood's hip circle of popular, well-regarded restaurants is feeling the squeeze in the wake of a recent killing spree. And the timing is rough.

    Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe has been taking precautions in light of the Seminole Heights killings: keeping the lights on all night and having employees walk to their cars in groups.
  3. Josbite goes all out, gets results with annual musical, 'The Threepenny Opera'


    TAMPA — As the house lights dimmed for the second act, burglars and pickpockets, prostitutes and scam artists weaved between the little tables of the Jaeb Theater, warning customers they'd best wind down their talking and silence their phones. This was done with a wink but the point was made. This is elitism …

    Miscreants in Jobsite Theater's The Threepenny Opera, which runs through Nov. 12, include (from left) Amy E. Gray, Jonathan Harrison, Giselle Muise, Chris Jackson, Fo'i Meleah, and Derrick Phillips. Courtesy of Jobsite Theater.
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 24


    On Your Feet: The Broadway musical follows the true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan's journey as Cuban immigrants coming to America to becoming pop-crossover sensation Miami Sound Machine. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45 and up. (813) …

    Alma Cuervo (far left), an Academy of the Holy Names graduate, stars in the upcoming production of "On Your Feet" at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday (Oct. 24). Also pictured, Claudia Yanez (as Rebecca), Christie Prades (as Gloria) and Nancy Ticotin (as Gloria Fajardo). Photo by Matthew Murphy
  5. Hip-hop artist looks to deliver music, monologues with one-woman show


    Tampa hip-hop artist and actress Dynasty takes her career into a new direction Saturday at Stageworks Theatre with her first one-woman show: A Star in Life's Clothing : Life. Love. Language. Lyrics.

    Hip-hop artist and actress Dynasty will present a one-woman show Saturday (Oct. 28) at Stageworks Theatre. Photo courtesy of @JoeyClayStudio.