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Trio of exhibits: A portraiture exhibit by Xanthe, "My Favorite Things" by various artists, and student artwork from River Ridge High School will be honored in an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. or (727) 845-6500.

Free film: A free screening of Les Miserables is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S. Walton Ave. (727) 942-5628.

Cool cars: The free Dade City Cruise-In features antique cars, vendors and music from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday in downtown Dade City. (352) 567-3769.

Think ahead: Taste of Pasco, benefiting NAMI Pasco, features samples of food and beverages from local restaurants, entertainment, a silent auction, police dog unit demonstrations and kids' activities from 4 to 7 p.m. May 11 at the Rotary Pavilion at the Concourse, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills (off State Road 52 just east of the Suncoast Parkway). $25 in advance; $30 at the door; free admission for kids 12 and under; $5 for face painting, bounce houses, balloon artists. 1-866-783-1122 or

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Evening at the vineyard: Strong Tower Vineyard will extend its hours until 10 p.m. Friday so attendees can relax on the veranda while tasting wine and enjoying Italian sausage and green pepper heroes from Holy Smokes! at the vineyard, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. Lawn chairs and picnics welcome. Call ahead for parties of eight or more. or (352) 799-7612.

Barbecue and beer: The inaugural Suncoast Grill & Brew Fest from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday features country music by Harold Jones Band, Willie Lomax/Shawn Brown Blues Revue, rock 'n' roll by Scratch & Dent, and jazz by Future Vintage, along with arts and crafts, vendors, a play area, face painting, craft beers, food, live and silent auction at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 29, 4220 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes. No pets, glass containers, or coolers allowed. Free admission; VIP packages available. Proceeds benefit Feeding America Tampa Bay. (813) 929-0200.

Study up on wine: Florida Estates Winery hosts a wine class and tasting from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the tasting room, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. $25 in advance. Reserve at or (813) 996-2113.

On stage

Surviving nature: J.W. Mitchell High drama presents the musical Into the Woods at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $12 at the door. Advance tickets will be sold by members of the cast, band and crew and at J.W. Mitchell High School for $10. "Premium seating" available for $15. Call the school at (727) 774-9200.

Tale as old as time: Arts in Motion Community Youth Theatre & Art Education Inc.'s production of Beauty and the Beast is 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at Pasco Middle School, 37350 Florida Ave., Dade City. $15 for adults; $7 for students. Tickets at (813) 838-1975.

Off to see the wizard: Land O'Lakes High School Drama Department presents The Wizard of Oz at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Mini Theatre, 20325 Gator Lane, Land O'Lakes. $8 for adults; $5 for students. Tickets at the door, or in advance by emailing

Operatic farce: Lend Me a Tenor runs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. $20; $17 for members and students. or (727) 942-5605.

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