Friday, May 25, 2018
Events

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting March 3

Family

Monkeying around: Families with young children are invited to participate in Curious George Bike Day, which will be from 9 a.m. to noon March 4 at Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson. Children ages 3 to 6 can receive a free bike helmet before riding their bicycle, tricycle or big wheel around the park with Curious George. The event will include a bicycle rodeo, healthy cooking demonstrations, photo opportunities, free books, inflatable games, crafts and a performance by Silly Sam the Music Man. Admission is free. For information, call (727) 861-3033.

Festivals

Allied versus Axis powers: The annual World War II Commemorative Weekend will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 4 and 5 at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Uniformed re-enactors representing both Allied and Axis forces will demonstrate weaponry and other items common to the times. The day will include military vehicles, a wartime encampment, weapons demonstrations, period vendors, food and music. A re-enactment battle will be at 2 p.m. each day. Admission is $3; WWII veterans and children ages 6 and younger will be admitted free. Call (352) 793-4781 or visit floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.

Music

Party in the street: Frontier Park will open its gates for its annual anniversary celebration March 3 to 5 at 15549 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. A street dance featuring the Southern Reign Band will start at 7 p.m. March 3. A concert featuring David Onan and the Gulf Ridge Quartet will be at 7 p.m. March 5 in the clubhouse. There is no cost. Call (352) 442-3210.

High-energy show: The Tamburitzans will perform in concert at 7 p.m. March 4 and at 3 p.m. March 5 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. (inside City Hall), Tarpon Springs. The American folk ensemble is a group of students whose shows include elaborate costumes, singing and dancing, bringing eastern European folklore to the modern stage. General admission tickets are $30 each; tickets are $26 for students and members, and $28 for groups of 10 or more. Call the box office at (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.

On stage

Runaway groom: The Broadway musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It continues weekends through March 19 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The show features music by George and Ira Gershwin. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 cash, $20.07 credit card; reserved seating. Call (727) 842-6777.

Art events

'The Way We Worked' Smithsonian exhibition: The traveling exhibit continues through March 18 at the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Regular admission prices are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students ages 6 to 18 (and college students with ID) and free for ages 5 and younger. Call (352) 567-0262 or visit pioneerfloridamuseum.org.

'Eclipse' exhibit: The exhibit is on display through April 19 in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. It features the works of award-winning Florida artist Margaret Schnebly Hodge, who explores the interplay of line, mark and color as conversation, as sound and as metaphors for the underlying energy and elements of all things physical and perceived. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. There is no cost to attend. Call (727) 816-3231 or visit phsc.edu.

Look ahead

Land O'Lakes Music Festival: Noon to 8 p.m. March 11, Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Advance tickets are $10 for general admission and $25 for preferred seating ($15 and $30 at the door). Visit eventbrite.com or call (813) 909-2722.

Will McLean Music Festival: March 10 to 12 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Weekend tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the gate; daily tickets vary from $15 to $25 at the gate. Children ages 11 and younger are free. Camping extra. Call (352) 489-3766 or visit willmclean.com.

Art in the Park: March 11 and 12, Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. Free admission; parking $5. Call (352) 279-5182.

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