Monday, May 21, 2018
Events

Sweet rides and a lot more on tap at annual Cotee River Bike Fest

NEW PORT RICHEY — Downtown streets will be closed off this weekend as thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts blow in for what has become one of the biggest events in Pasco County.

The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce Cotee River Bike Fest gets under way Friday in Sims Park and downtown New Port Richey. The three-day event, presented by Kemp Ruge & Green, Team Farrell and Harley-Davidson of New Port Richey, features live music on two stages, American Combat Wrestling bouts, a Revolution Roller Derby exhibition match, motorcycle and bikini contests, vendors, food, beverages and, of course, an abundance of sweet rides that will line the streets.

A special draw in the entertainment lineup will be the heavy metal band FireHouse, known for 1990s hit singles Reach for the Sky, Don't Treat Me Bad and All She Wrote. Tampa's Soul Circus Cowboys will also perform, along with a few tribute bands and local favorites such as the Bearded Brothers, the Embry Brothers and Monkey Bone.

Two events will benefit local charities.

The Firefighters Motorcycle Fire & Iron Poker Run, to benefit the Children's Burn Camp, will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harley-Davidson of New Port Richey, with the last bike leaving by 1 p.m. There will be five stops, with the run ending at the Fire & Iron booth in Sims Park.

A 2005 Harley-Davidson V-Rod CVO Screamin' Eagle will be raffled Sunday, with proceeds to be used for the construction of the Rob Cartwright Memorial Stage at the Angelus. Tickets may be purchased through 8 p.m. Saturday or at Team Farrell at 6835 Commerce Way, Port Richey, or at Schaer Development of Central Florida at 2715 Hunt Road, Land O'Lakes.

Bike shows, presented by Venom Choppers, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with awards in 10 classes and $1,000 in cash prizes.

Comments
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 22

Kendrick Lamar: Hip-hop powerhouse rapper and songwriter will lead The Championship Tour presented by Top Dawg Entertainment with fellow hitmakers from the label like SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Sir, Lance Skiiiwalker and more. 7:30 p.m., M...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting May 25

FestivalsHarvest Moon Sunflower Maze: The 5-acre sunflower maze features more than 3 miles of twists and turns along with a 70-foot jumping pillow, cow train ride, mineshaft plunge, Wizzer spin and petting farm. Runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays ...
Published: 05/21/18

Pasco Events for May 25

26 SaturdayAbout Boating Safely: Provided by the Hudson Flotilla 11-7 US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Successful completion earns the Florida Boating Safety Education Card. Advanced registration is appreciated. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. $40, $20 additional family m...
Published: 05/21/18

Hernando Events for May 25

Events26 SaturdaySpring Lake Memorial Classic 2-Mile/5K/10K Run: All three courses take participants over a variety of terrains; from asphalt to a nature trail through woods, through a horse barn and up and down some very challenging hills. The new 1...
Published: 05/21/18
The young Han Solo movie is here. And let’s just say a robot is the best part.

The young Han Solo movie is here. And let’s just say a robot is the best part.

Washington PostSolo: A Star Wars Story begins with the Star Wars franchise’s signature tag line, "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away." But it seems like only yesterday that the title character met his end in The Force Awakens, the first insta...
Published: 05/21/18
Florida Orchestra closes 50th masterworks season with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

Florida Orchestra closes 50th masterworks season with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

TAMPA — The Florida Orchestra wraps up its final masterworks concert of the season with a masterfully complex Johannes Brahms piano concerto and Ludwig van Beethoven’s warmly accessible Symphony No. 6, commonly known as the "Pastoral."Friday’s sold-o...
Published: 05/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 21-27.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 21-27.

Kendrick Lamar: ThePulitzer Prize-winning hip-hop powerhouse leads The Championship Tour on Tuesday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, with fellow hit makers including SZA and Schoolboy Q. $35-$125. amphitheatretampa.com. Tampa Ba...
Published: 05/18/18
Updated: 05/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 20

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: In the season finale, the orchestra performs Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, under the direction of Michael Francis and accompanied by pianist Javier Perianes. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Cle...
Published: 05/18/18
Updated: 05/20/18
The real stuff is how Tom Wolfe best used his write stuff

The real stuff is how Tom Wolfe best used his write stuff

om Wolfe’s best writing lifted real people into legend: car designers and astronauts and disciples of LSD. With that writing, Wolfe lifted himself into legend as well.The author of 16 books, including such bestsellers as The Right Stuff and The Bonfi...
Published: 05/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 19

Little Steven and the Disciplines of Soul: After gaining notoriety as a guitarist in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Steven Van Zandt went on to have an acting career and recently got the Disciples of Soul back together to record the album of new ...
Published: 05/18/18