Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Events

Things to do in Hernando County

This week

Laugh-filled comedy: There's a Burglar in My Bed, a farce by Michael Parker, at Richey Suncoast Theatre weekends through Feb. 2. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $17, reserved seating. Call (727) 842-6777.

SNL funny man: Comedian Joe Piscopo will entertain Sunday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the 1980s, Piscopo brought to life characters such as the Sports Guy and Doug Whiner, along with his impression of Frank Sinatra. He also starred in films such as Wise Guys and Johnny Dangerously. Doors open at 3 p.m.; showtime is at 4:30 p.m. Reserved seating. Tickets are $45, plus tax, and include dinner. A cash bar will be available. Call the box office at (727) 863-7949 or visit palacegrand.com.

Quick trip

Celtic pride: Gaelic Storm will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. An annual favorite, the Celtic rock band returns for its eighth performance. Tickets are $25 to $30. Call (727) 816-3707 or visit phcc.edu/tix.

A Broadway classic: The musical Guys and Dolls continues with matinees and evening shows through Feb. 23 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. The show includes hit songs such as Luck Be a Lady and Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat. Tickets that include dinner are $49.50; $24.95 for ages 12 and younger. Visit showpalace.net or call (727) 863-7949.

Happy Birthday, Lu!: Popular Homosassa Springs resident Lucifer the hippopotamus turns 54, and a celebration in his honor will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. The party will includes music, a special birthday cake and the signing of a hippo-sized birthday card. Admission to the park is $13, $5 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Call (352) 628-5343 or visit floridastateparks.org/homosassasprings/default.cfm.

Look ahead

Native fest: The first Brooksville Native American Festival will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 1 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Horse Lake Field, 7601 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. The event will include music, dance, primitive skills demonstrations, native American food vendors and more than 20 vendors selling American Indian and American Indian-inspired arts and crafts. Featured performers will include the Big Mountain Family, the Chicahua Yolotli Aztec Dance Troupe and Chippa Wolfe. Admission is $5, $3 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for ages 4 and younger. Advance tickets are available at Peace Tree Trading, 770 E Jefferson St., and at Hernando County Tourism Bureau locations in Ridge Manor West and at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Call (352) 797-7886.

Greek fest: Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church will present its annual Greek Festival on Feb. 7 and 8 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. The indoor event will include a variety of Greek foods and pastries, including gyros, spanakopita and baklava, as well as live music and dancing. Proceeds will benefit the church and the Brooksville Rotary Club. For information, call (352) 650-0307.

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