kumquat is king
Savor the tiny tangy fruit as well as a taste of Old Florida at the 16th annual Kumquat Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Dade City. Sample pies, cookies, ice cream, salsas, smoothies and other kumquat goodies; plus craft vendors, a children's area and local entertainment. Free. (352) 567-3769.
Hilarious bedlam: To make their Key West one-star hotel look prosperous to a prospective buyer, a couple masquerade their staff as paying guests for some hilarious results in Richey Suncoast Theatre's Hot Bed Hotel, which concludes this weekend at 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The show is at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $17 for adults, $8 for children under 12. (727) 842-6777 or richeysuncoasttheatre.com.
Dangerous love triangle: The comedy Murder at the Howard Johnson's concludes this weekend at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave. The show is at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $14-$16. (727) 942-5605 or tarponarts.org.
Office high jinks: 9 to 5, a musical comedy about friendship and revenge in the workplace, runs through Feb. 24 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19 in Hudson. Shows at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11:30 a.m. select Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and 1 p.m. Sundays. Adults are $49.50 for dinner and show, $38.45 show only; children 12 and under are $24.95 for dinner and show, $19.95 show only; plus tax, tip. (727) 863-7949 or showpalace.net.
Shhhh, it's a library: New Port Richey Public Library's showing of silent films continues with The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at 8 p.m. tonight at the library, 5939 Main St. Free. (727) 853-1264.
Good vibrations: The Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520 presents Phil Dirt's Surf's Up: A Musical Tribute to the Beach Boys. $32 prime seating, $30 regular seating, includes dinner and show. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Reservations required. (727) 868-2994.
Bach to Beatles: The Amsterdam Brass Quintet will perform its wide-ranging repertoire of music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. $20-$24. (727) 942-5605. tarponarts.org.
A storm brewing: Celtic folk group Gaelic Storm performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. $20-$30. (727) 816-3707. phcc.tix.com.
Uncork after a long week: Wine Down from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Garden Cafe, 14227 7th Street, Dade City. Entertainment, wine and beer specials, appetizers and dinner. Call to reserve a table. (352) 567-7277.
Wining and dining: Florida Estates Winery will host a Wine Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Vendors with unique gifts, live entertainment and wine tastings. Pet friendly. (813) 996-2113.
Local talents: Tickets are on sale for the Heritage Arts Center Association's 16th annual Moonlight and Ivory concerts set for 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Dade City Woman's Club, 37922 Palm Ave. Local musicians will perform in a variety of styles. Refreshments will be served. $15 for matinee; $25 for evening show; tickets available at the Dade City Chamber of Commerce, American Eagle Antiques in Dade City, or at heritagearts.org. (352) 567-3460.
Send events to Samantha Fuchs, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668 or email [email protected] Submit items at least two weeks in advance.