Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando County starting Sept. 14

Published September 10, 2018
Updated September 10, 2018

This Week


Peacefest: Youth Haven Ministries hosts this free concert from 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sept. 14 at ZenfiniTea Botanical Tea Bar and Lounge, 3501 Universal Plaza, Port Richey. Featuring live hip hop, alternative and rock music, along with a martial arts demonstration, and live cosplayers. This is a charity event to collect items for needy and homeless families in Pasco County. Items collected will be distributed to Youth and Family Alternatives, Messengers of Hope Mission, Hands of the Goddess Ministries and other local service providers. Admission is free for those who bring canned food and toiletry items to donate. Clothing will also be collected. Those without donations pay $5 at the door. Call (727) 815-9011 or email

Friday Night Live: Rubix Cubed and the Bearded Brothers will entertain at this month’s event from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 14 at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Hosted by Brooksville Main Street. Drinks will be available, including beer and wine, and food trucks will be on site. Admission is free. Call (352) 540-6409.

Music and Motorcycles: Enjoy a 10 Class ride-in bike show from 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 in downtown Zephyrhills. With food and merchandise vendors, beer and music by the Bearded Brothers. Hosted by Main Street Zephyrhills. (813) 780-1414.

O1 Ritual Concert: The concert will be 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 15 at Ordinance One, 5738 Main St., New Port Richey. Features live music with Geri X, Mountain Holler and JT Brown. Ramen and Waffles food truck will be on site. The event is to celebrate the opening of the new craft beer and wine bar located in the historic building that once housed New Port Richey’s City Hall, library and fire station. Admission is free. Call (727) 264-1110.

John Timpanelli and Friends: The musical variety show will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, New Port Richey. Featuring singing, comedy and impressions. Special guests include Jason Ensor and Theresa Smith. Food and drinks available for purchase. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. Call (727) 597-0948.

Las Vegas Night: A show featuring Armando Diaz as Frank Sinatra, Jack Berrios as Neil Diamond and Emily Gorsuch as Marilyn Monroe will be 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, One Courthouse Square, Inverness. Admission is $25 per person and includes light appetizers. Doors open at 6 p.m. for social hour. Proceeds benefit the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council and the Citrus County Historical Society’s exhibits, programs and preservation activities. Call (352) 341-6428.



Las Vegas Casino Night: A night of casino gaming to benefit the Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation’s Children’s Hearing Help Fund will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Columbian Event Center, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door and include dinner, $100 fun money, an auction, and DJ with dancing. Call (727) 312-3881.


Roller Derby Battle: Bring a chair or blanket for track-side viewing as the Revolution Roller Derby’s Valkyries women’s team takes on the Palm Coast Roller Derby at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at SpinNations Skating Center, 8345 Congress St., Port Richey. Donations of canned goods, household items and gift cards will be collected for Sunrise of Pasco County Domestic and Sexual Violence Center. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. 5:30 p.m. $12; bring a donation for $2 off entry. (727) 280-7981.

On Stage

O1 Ritual Stand Up Comedy Night: The event, which headlines comedian Steve Miller, will be from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Ordinance One, 5738 Main St., New Port Richey. The show will also feature Rahn Hortman, Jeff Klein and Vinnie Ward. Lolis Mexican Cravings food truck will be on site for food purchases. Ordinance One is a new craft beer and wine bar in the historic building that once housed New Port Richey’s City Hall, library and fire station. Admission is free. Call (727) 264-1110.

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy: Matinees and evening shows of Steve Solomon’s hit comedy continue through Sept. 16 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Call (727) 863-7949.


Curtain call

Charity Show of Talent auditions: 3 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, at Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club, 10641 Old Tampa Bay Drive, San Antonio. Singers, dancers and musicians will be showcased in this fundraising event for the Benedictine Sisters of Florida. The show is scheduled for March 2. To schedule an audition, call Faith Pridmore or Cheryl Chadick at (352) 588-8443 or email to

Hernando Symphony Orchestra: The orchestra is currently auditioning musicians for the 2018-19 season. Musicians (any instrument) wishing to audition can call (352) 584-1210 or email to for further information.

Art events

Art for Hope: Tammy White Galleries presents an exhibition of work from various artists from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14 at Hilton Garden Inn Suncoast Parkway, 2155 Northpointe Parkway, Lutz. The event is a benefit for the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. There will be works from artists such as Neil Adamson, Patrick Stickney, Alex Groppi and others. There will be art for sale, a silent auction, music, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Admission is free. Call (727) 869-9888.

Summer Art: The exhibit is on display through Oct. 6 at the Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. The show features paintings by students and instructors. Call (727) 845-7322.

Westerns and More: The exhibit is on display throughout September at Tarpon Art Guild Gallery, 118 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Featuring award-winning artists from Pinellas and Pasco counties. Local artists include Susan Duda of Hudson; and Kathy Detrano and Jan Wojcik of New Port Richey. Call (727) 744-3323.


On, In and By the Water: The exhibit, which features artwork depicting water, is on display through Oct. 6 at the Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Artwork in numerous mediums is on display. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call (352) 540-3810.

Snapshots of the Mesozoic: A New View of Dinosaurs: Sculptor Lyn Joyce’s exhibit is on display through Oct. 17 at Pasco-Hernando State College Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Joyce uses specialized skills learned as a taxidermist’s apprentice to bring back creatures from ancient history. Free. Call (727) 816-3418.

Reflections: This collection of local artists’ works and craft items is on display through Sept. 27 at the West Pasco Art Guild, 6296 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Visit

Look ahead

Live Oak Theatre 2018-19 Season Preview Show: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23, at the Carol & Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Benefits the Live Oak Conservatory scholarship fund. $15 adults, $5 for ages 13 and younger; includes coffee, tea and dessert. Call (352) 593-0027.

Harvest Moon Ball: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22, Carol & Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. This ballroom dance event is a benefit for Live Oak Conservatory scholarship fund. Dress is semi formal. Music will be provided by Angelo Rifino. $15 advance, $20 at the door, includes refreshments. Call (352) 593-0027.

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