Some bunny loves you: The classic story of a stuffed rabbit that strives to become real by the love of a child comes alive in the Stage West children's theater production of The Velveteen Rabbit. The show, featuring actors ages 6 to 12, wraps up this weekend. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday on the Main Stage at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10 each. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit the website at stagewest.net.
Let's dance: The Spring Hill Community Association will host a Summer Dance Party with Big Daddy DJ Richie Sanvenero from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The event will include raffles, prizes and snacks. Beer and wine will be sold. Tickets cost $10 each. Seating is limited. For reservations or information, call (352) 666-4746.
College daze: Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Theatre and Show Palace Entertainment will present The Reunion on Saturday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Doors open at 6 p.m. The plot of the dinner show revolves around an alumni reunion for the Luray Academy liberal arts college. One of the graduates wants to bulldoze the college and set up condos and must be stopped. Union organizers hope the gala affair will help raise money to defend the school. But the night doesn't go as planned. The band is jailed, secret relationships are revealed, and the event ends in murder. Dinner and show tickets are $45, plus tax. Call (727) 863-7949.
Battle of the brains: Participants assemble teams of one to five players and compete for prizes at Beach Bum Trivia, 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Spring Hill Draft House, 2115 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill; at 8 p.m. Sundays at Aqua Bar and Lounge, 1365 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, and at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Sam's Beach Bar, 6325 Clark St., Hudson. Arrive early to register. The cost is $5 per contestant. A portion of the proceeds benefit people afflicted with ulcerative colitis. Provided by American Media Entertainment and hosted by David Conrad, with fellow emcee Greg Launier. For information, call (352) 683-1692.
Quilts with history: The Hernando Heritage Museum's annual quilt exhibit continues through July at the museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. More than 30 quilts are on display. The museum is open from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The cost for a tour is $5, $2 for ages 6 to 12 and free for children ages 5 and younger. Call (352) 688-6504 or visit hernando historicalmuseumassoc.com.
Comical discord: Neil Simon's longest-running hit, Barefoot in the Park, tells the story of Paul and Corrie Bratter, newlyweds making their first home in a not-so-perfect New York brownstone in 1963. The show runs through July 28 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 US Highway 19 in Hudson. Cocktails start at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, at 6 p.m. Fridays, at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays and at 1 p.m. Sundays. $49.50 for dinner and show; $38.45 show only; ages 11 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. (727) 863-7949 or showpalace.net.
And the award goes to ... : Stage West Community Playhouse's 2012-13 HAMI Awards will be at 6:30 p.m. July 27 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. The theme is Vintage Hollywood. Dress for the theme, or wear party clothes. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $20. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113.