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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Oct. 27

Published Oct. 26, 2017

Music

Concert with a cause: ProComm Theatre Troupe and Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520 will present a Music Relief Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Elks Lodge, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Proceeds from the concert will be used to help victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria. It will feature guest performer Gerardo "Jerry" Velez, a percussionist who performed with Jimi Hendrix at the Woodstock festival. There will also be performances by ProComm troupe members, as well as other local performers. There will be a raffle to win CDs, a Jimi Hendrix photo book and other items. Tickets are $20 (includes one free drink, coffee and cake); $5 for children ages 11 and younger. Guests are asked to bring donations of canned goods, clothing and bedding. Call (352) 345-9103 or visit procommtheatretroupe.com.

Powerhouse bass: International opera singer and Broadway actor Zachary James will perform in concert at 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. A graduate of Springstead High School, James, an operatic bass, created the role of Lurch in The Addams Family on Broadway, performed as Hassinger in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of South Pacific at the Lincoln Center, and sang Handel's Messiah in the 2007 Broadway play Coram Boy. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Visit shstickets.com or call (352) 797-7010.

Fighting cancer through music: Julie and Derrick Williams, executive producers of The Gospel Voice television show and owners of Derlie Records, have partnered with the Dulcet Restaurant and Lounge to host a Sunday's Soulful Supper dinner show benefit from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Dulcet, 6220 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The event is a benefit for breast cancer families and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. It will feature singer/songwriter and pianist Derrick Williams, as well as contemporary gospel vocalist Dana Williams. A buffet dinner will be served. Dress is casual; pink is encouraged. Tickets are $35, or $32.99 for groups of 15 or more, plus tax and gratuity. Call toll-free 1-866-337-5439 or visit thegospelvoicetvshow.com.

Festivals

Celebrating autumn: The 13th annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival will be Oct. 27 to 29 on the grounds of the Grove, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd. The event kicks off with a carnival from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27, which continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 28 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 29. The festival, which will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29, will feature live music, a pumpkin patch, arts and crafts exhibitors, a business expo and interactive crafts. Highlights include a pet parade and costume contest (11 a.m. Oct. 28), trunk-or-treat (4 p.m. Oct. 28) and Mr. and Miss Pumpkin Pageant (11 a.m. Oct. 29). Admission is free. Midway wristbands are $30; individual ride tickets are $1.50 each, 20 for $25 or 50 for $50. Visit dreamlandamusements.com for ride discount coupons. Call (727) 674-1464.

Celebrating the water turtle: The Great American Cooterfest kicks off with a Zombie Run at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and continues with a festival from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at Liberty Park, 286 N Apopka Ave., Inverness. The Oct. 27 run is a 1-mile race through hungry zombies and obstacles. The cost is $25; $10 for ages 13 to 17, and $5 for ages 12 and younger. Call (352) 726-2611 for details. The Oct. 28 and 29 festivities include a Cooterween party, live music, barbecue competitions, games, food, fireworks and carnival activities. Parking and admission are free. Call toll-free 1-800-595-4849. Visit cooterfestival.com.

Musical benefit: A fall festival featuring live music by Eye Candy will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Bexley Clubhouse, 16950 Vibrant Way, Land O'Lakes. There will also be games and food trucks. The event is part of the community's Concerts for a Cause Series. Those attending are asked to bring nonperishable food items or cash donations that will be distributed to Feeding Tampa Bay. Call (813) 425-7500 or visit concerts4cause.com.

Hobbies

Planes, trains and automobiles: The Nature Coast Modelers Show will be from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 28 at Dana's Railroad Supply, 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Tables are available at no cost for area modelers who would like to bring their ships, airplanes, cars, trucks and military models made from plastic or wood, completed or under construction. Dioramas welcome. Free spectator admission. Refreshments available. Call (352) 684-2484.

Flip of the coin: The Coin Club of Pasco County will host a Coin and Stamp Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at New Lakes in Regency Park, 8330 Civic Drive, New Port Richey. The show includes coins, currency, bullion and jewelry to be bought, sold and appraised. Visitors may register to win a 1-ounce silver eagle. Free admission and parking. Call (727) 534-7597.

On Stage

Fast-paced theater experience: Mitchell High School's Mustang Theatre will present 30 neo-futurist plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 to 28 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. This is audience-interactive conceptual theater that includes 30 plays in 60 minutes. Audience members will be enlisted to participate in some of the plays. The order of the plays performed is "ordered by number" by the audience; the show's shape changes with each audience. If the show is sold out, the audience will be treated to free pizza. Admission varies from $1 to $6 (price depends on the roll of a dice), payable on the day of the show only (cash or check). Call (727) 774-9358.

Here come the brides: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers continues with shows through Nov. 12 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Based on the original 1954 MGM film, the show tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness, whose husband's six unruly brothers kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Tickets for dinner and show are $50.50, plus tax and tip; show-only, group and youth tickets available. Call (727) 863-7949.

Art events

Frida: Teacher's Discovery Traveling Exhibit — Murals: Continues through Dec. 12 at Pasco-Hernando State College's Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery, West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Art gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Exhibits are free and open to the public. For information, call 727-816-3231 or visit phsc.edu/gallery.

Zooper Art Exhibit: Continues through Nov. 3 at the Pasco Fine Arts Council's center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. The exhibit includes artwork of a variety of mediums with a theme of wild or zoo animals. Visit the website at pascoarts.org or call (727) 845-7322.

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