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Let the good times roll: The musical Ain't Misbehavin' continues matinees and evenings through Aug. 26 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show (note price increase), $44; show only, $32.95; ages 12 and younger, $26.45 and $21.45, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

Final weekend for the Little Sisters: The musical comedy Nunsense will be presented in Xavier Hall of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, at 8 p.m. today, 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10, open seating. Call (352) 683-9666 or (352) 683-6241 for ticket information.

Art in public places: "Through the Painter's Eye," an exhibit of works by members of the West Pasco Art Guild, will be at the West Pasco Government Center, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, through Sept. 28. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed holidays). Call Pasco Arts Center at (727) 845-7322.

A good time, mon: Greater New Port Richey Main Street will hold the seventh annual "A Night in the Tropics" celebration from 5 to 11 tonight downtown. Caribbean Chillers, a Jimmy Buffett tribute show, and Latin groups Puli Sequeira and SonTropicale will perform. A Pup Strut fashion show and look-alike contest will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. The Island Hoppers Club ($30 new members, $25 returning members) will hold its treasure quest. For application blanks, visit, click on "Events," then "Night in the Tropics," and, finally, "application here."

Girl becomes a hero: The youth wing of Stage West Community Playhouse will present the colorful musical Mulan Jr. today through Sunday and on Aug. 17, 18 and 19. Shows are at 8 p.m. except Sundays, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

Songs, laughs, dinner: Singer-impressionist Rich Natole will perform at a dinner show Saturday at Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner is at 6 p.m., show at 7:30. Natole's act includes impressions of Larry King, Jay Leno, Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci. Tickets are $26, reservations required. The office is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call (727) 868-2994.

Rock it: The power metal band Kamelot (Ghost Opera) will headline on Wednesday at Bourbon Street Concert Club, 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8. Special guests are Wade Black (Crimson Glory) and Royal Anguish. Tickets are $16 in advance, $19 at the door.

Shades of Hitchcock: Centennial Opera Group will show a video of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City) at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. It's the operatic tale of a widower's obsession over the death of his beloved wife. It has been compared to Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. Free.


The Save Our Sandbar group will hold a pig roast, treasure hunt and costume contest at the "Pirates for the Care-of-Being, A Bounty for Hospice," a fundraiser for Gulfside Regional Hospice, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Gulf Harbors Yacht Club, 3924 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey. Tickets are $30 single, $50 for two. Call (727) 709-1599 or 934-8986.