Friday, November 17, 2017
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Live music, craft beer and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

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Musically inclined

Oldies but goodies: Brian McCullough will perform as Roy Orbison and Conway Twitty at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Elks Lodge 2284, 7203 Congress St., Port Richey. A dinner will precede the show at 4:30 p.m. $22 for dinner and the show. For information, call (727) 863-4092.

American Icons: The Richey Community Orchestra will perform a concert, "American Icons: Our Heroes, Legends and Superstars," at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The Richey Community Chorus will be featured. Tickets are $15. For information, call (727) 919-3866.

In concert: John Timpanelli and Leesah Stiles will perform a concert at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. A dinner will precede the concert at 4 p.m. $20 for dinner and the show; $12 for the show only. For information, call (727) 863-4092.

On stage

Music by Dolly: Opus Fides will perform 9 to 5: The Musical at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Selby Auditorium in Lewis Hall at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. The show, based on the 1980 movie 9 to 5, features music by Dolly Parton and is about three female co-workers who concoct a plan to get even with their boss, who is a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. Admission is $10; free for students who have a Saint Leo University ID. For information, contact Kara Marino at (954) 609-3054 or kara.marino@email.saintleo.edu.

Drama: Shark Theatre will perform The Miracle Worker at 7 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 20 and at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Black Box Theatre at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. The play, a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, tells the story of Helen Keller, a young girl who is blind, deaf and unable to communicate, and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, who is determined to reach her. Tickets are $6 for students and $10 for adults. For information, call (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.

A musical biography: Sophie, Totie and Belle is on stage through Nov. 22 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, open seating, and are available online at ferrarostudiotheatre.com (click on white box under "Buy Tickets") or by calling (727) 409-0293. Group discounts available.

Musical 'Horrors': Little Shop of Horrors, a comedy horror rock musical, is on stage weekends through Nov. 22 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 7:30 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20, reserved seating. Youth and group rates available. Call (352) 683-5113.

For the family

Symphony in Lights: See a holiday light show choreographed to music by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and other musicians, plus snow, at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. daily Saturday through Dec. 31 at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. For information, visit TheShops­atWiregrass.com

Art events

So much art: "Return to the Water's Edge," an exhibit featuring the work of artist Melissa Miller-Nece, is on display through Dec. 15 in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery in the Alric Pottberg Library on the Pasco-Hernando State College West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Free. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

Art on display: Art by Gainor Roberts is on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 Sixth St., Zephryhills, through Feb. 27. The exhibit includes work created with oil paints, watercolors, pastels, egg tempera and monotype printmaking. 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.

Other fun

Barns and beer: Old McMicky's Farm, 9612 Crescent Drive, Odessa, will host a Craft Beer Festival from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. The event will feature more than 75 craft beers and wine, food and entertainment by the Greg Billings Band, plus games and a barn maze, mechanical bull rides and a lighted hayride. Tickets are $50, or $65 for VIP, which includes access to the Lakeside Barn Terrace, samples, appetizers and special photo opportunities. VIP tickets are limited. Proceeds will benefit the Old McMicky's Farm Foundation. For information, call (813) 920-1948 or visit oldmcmickys.com.

All about the environment: The fifth Pasco EcoFest will be Nov. 21 and 22 at the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., Port Richey. The event will feature walks, talks and demonstrations by experts including urban farmer Jim Kovaleski of Freedom House Farm. For a complete schedule of events, visit pascoecofest.com/event-schedule.

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