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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 22

Arcade Fire: The wildly acclaimed indie rock outfit tour in support of their fifth album, Infinite Content. Presumably, the band will also play songs from their first few albums. Wolf Parade opens. 7 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $35-$75. (813) 974-3004.

UB40 Legends: Ali, Astro And Mickey: The three founding members of the iconic Birmingham reggae troupe rejoined forces. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$60. (727) 791-7400.

Rent: The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical follows the live of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $31-$67. (813) 229-7827.

Jack Russell's Great White: The rockers are best known for their Grammy nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, Once Bitten, Twice Shy. 8 p.m., Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $24.50. (727) 587-6793.

Tampa Bay Boat Show: This three-day sales event features the area's top boat dealers/manufacturers, the latest in boating and fishing supplies, and great accessories. 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Free. (727) 893-8523.

Under the Cuban Sun: Photographs depict the everyday life of Cuba from the 1930s to today. On display through Dec. 31. 5 p.m., Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Pay what you wish. (813) 221-2222.

Celebrate Oktoberfest: "Tampa Bay's most authentic Oktoberfest" by the German American Society of Pinellas features live German oompah music, keg tappings, Gulf Coast Enzianer Schuhplattler Verein Folk Dancers, a variety of imported beers, homemade cuisine and German vendors. 5 p.m., German American Society of Pinellas County, 8098 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. $8, 12 and younger free. (727) 238-8201.

Halloween Horror Nights: For its 27th year, on select nights through Nov. 4, the park brings iconic horrors from The Shining, Saw, American Horror Story, Trick r' Treat and films from the Blumhouse studio. 6:30 p.m., Universal Orlando, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando. $69.99-$80.99. Toll-free 1-888-467-7677.

Sunset Paddle: Watch the sun set from atop a stand up paddle board or in a kayak. 6:30 p.m., Urban Kai, 13090 Gandy Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. $25, includes paddle, leash and lifejacket. (813) 598-1634.

Scream-A-Geddon: Brace yourself for this one. The interaction meter goes off the chart this year with an Infected Ground Zero making guests a part of the story and challenging them to stay alive. Other attractions include Deadwoods, Bedlam 3D, Cursed Hayride and Blackpool Prison. 7:30 p.m., Scream-A-Geddon, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. $19.95-$39.95. (813) 452-5412.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens: Seven haunted houses, five scare zones and the chance to ride coasters in the dark. Includes early access to the park at 5 p.m. and remains open until 1 a.m. 7:30 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $39.99-$44.99. (888) 800-5447.

Ghost Tours (Tampa): A costumed walking tour to discover the haunted past of the city once described as "the damnedest town this side of Hell." 8 p.m., The Franklin, 510 N Franklin St., Tampa. $15, $10 ages 4-12. (727) 398-5200.

Touche Amore: A post-hardcore band from California. Single Mothers and Gouge Away open. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $15-$25. (813) 241-8600.

Happy Cole: The comedian got his start in Tampa Bay and has been seen on Comic Strip Live, A&E's Evening at the Improv and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

Practically Perfect: The music of Julie Andrews and her leading men. 8 p.m., Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association, 619 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon. $18-$25. (813) 685-8888.


St. Pete Shuffle: A family-friendly night of shuffleboard with all equipment provided. Instruction available. Well behaved dogs welcome. 7 p.m., Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 822-2083.


Aaron Alcaraz is playing the character Angel in the 20th anniversary tour of RENT at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. A story Thursday gave an incorrect last name for the actor.


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Hernando Events for Sept. 22

22 Friday

Academia Hernando Fall 2017 Lecture Series: "Eleanor Roosevelt at the U.N. — Human Rights," by Susan Marie Frontczak. Series includes eight lectures and one field trip. Field trip only open to subscribers. 10 a.m. to noon. $65 for the entire series, including field trip; $9 per individual lecture. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6640.

Marine Corps League 708 Friday Night Dinner: Open to the public, the dinner includes a choice of baked or fried fish, fried shrimp or an alternative meat, as well as mashed potatoes or steak fries, vegetable or coleslaw, salad, corn muffin, dessert and coffee or tea. Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase in the Command Post Bar & Grill. 4 to 8 p.m. $10. Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. (352) 556-3045.

German-American Club Welcome Back Dance: Music provided by DJ Herb. The dress code is club casual. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Bring an hors d'oeuvres dish to share. Hors d'oeuvres and two complimentary glasses of wine per person served from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Bring your own beverages. Call Lisa for tickets at (352) 688-3744. Advance tickets are $11 for members and $14 for guests. Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville.

Designer Purse Bingo: The annual adults-only event benefits the Children's Advocacy Center of Hernando County, a program of Mid Florida Community Services. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. and games from 6 p.m. Cocktails available for purchase. Sponsorships: Sapphire, $250; Amethyst, $500; Ruby, $1,000; Diamond, $2,500 and Crown Jewel, $5,000. 5 p.m. $50, which includes one set of bingo cards and game dauber, dinner, tea and water. Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. (352) 754-8809.

Ballroom dance: Dance to music by Dave Mussatto. Includes a free dance lesson. 6 to 9 p.m. $8; $5 for members. Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (352) 597-0107.

Free Zika training: Presented by the Hernando Computer Club, the training is for those who wish to assist in the effort to find a cure for the Zika virus. Club members are volunteers for World Community Grid and are donating their devices' spare computing power to help scientists find a cure. Participants need to leave their computers on overnight so World Community Grid can crunch data. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-7171.

23 Saturday

Hernando Audubon Society birding trip: Bird watch at Saddle Creek Park in Lakeland. To RSVP, call Bev. Those interested in carpooling should meet at 6:30 a.m. at Sunrise Plaza on Cortez Boulevard in Ridge Manor West. Free. (352) 686-0460.

Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Race: Run or walk in the open-road course that starts and ends at the park. Every finisher receives a mermaid medal and swag. Admission to the park included with registration. Each distance will have a unique finisher's medal. Those who purchase the "Big Splash" package — all three distances — will earn a bonus medal. Start times stagger throughout the day. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advance registration: $150 (all three distances), $95 (half marathon), $40 (5K), $30 (1-mile dash). Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 592-5656. themermaidrace.eventzilla.net.

Volunteer Chinsegut: Pitch in to help pick up roadside trash. Learn about different volunteer roles, the center itself and how to help. Call to RSVP. 8 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Adventure Coast Sporting and Outdoors Expo: Find gear for hunting, fishing and boating, as well as camping, cycling and motor sports. There also will be an obstacle course, archery, airsoft, paint ball and more. Camping available. 9 a.m. Free admission. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 585-9775. This event continues Sept. 24.

Museum Day Live!: Museums across the nation partner with the Smithsonian Institution to offer free admission for one day. Participating Brooksville museums include the May-Stringer Historical House, the 1885 Train Depot and the Countryman One Room Schoolhouse. Museum hours may vary. To receive a free ticket, go to smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket. 9 a.m. Free. May-Stringer Historical House, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 515-3054.

Senior health screenings: Complimentary screenings for basic vitals. Physicians and clinicians will be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will be served. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill. (352) 616-0698, ext. 5597.

Kiwanis poker run: Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill, benefits Project Pleasant Dreams and Hernando County children. The ride begins and ends at the restaurant. All hands must be in by 4 p.m. Includes music, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. $15 for riders; $5 for passengers. Open to bikes, cars and trucks. The Cove, 3192 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (727) 808-4097.

'Land of Forgotten Trees': The two-day workshop steps into the beauty of forgotten trees: massive hickory, chestnut and oak trees within the 148 acres of protected land, part of the Hernando County Environmental Sensitive Lands program. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advance registration is $50. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 232-6092. This event continues Sept. 24.

'Night at the Wildlife Park': This puppet show will explore what wildlife park animals do after the park closes. Included with admission. 2 p.m. Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa.

Manufacturing Day mixer: Marker 48 Brewing will donate $1 per every pint sold to the Hernando County Education Foundation to support Manufacturing Day activities for Hernando County students. 4 to 7 p.m. Free admission. Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 247-9663.

Latin dance: Sponsored by the Hispanic Apostolate of St. Joan of Arc, the event is a fundraiser to offset costs associated with the church's annual Ethnic Festival. Choice of roast pork or chicken dinner. Music provided by DJ Ray Diaz. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. No children, blue jeans or sneakers. Tickets available after Mass. 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, which includes dinner and dancing. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (718) 753-3398.

24 Sunday

Walking Sticks Club — Janet Butterfield: Hikers will learn about natural areas, history and land management specific to hike locations. For adults only. 9 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

26 Tuesday

Pick Two Luncheon on the Hill: Enjoy a gourmet luncheon at Chinsegut Hill Retreat. The meal includes a choice of soup, salad or quiche, plus a beverage and dessert. Luncheons are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays of each week. Reservations are needed for groups of five or more. After lunch, tour the manor house. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $15, which includes lunch and the tour. Chinsegut Hill Retreat, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 799-5400.

'Combating Obesity': The program will offer meaningful information on ways to manage and possibly beat obesity. Drs. Salman Muddassir and Adam Alperstein will cover all aspects of how to manage the progressive disease. Light refreshments will be served. 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Oak Hill Hospital, Graduate Medical Education Building, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

Free belly dance class: Shed pounds, tone your body and have fun. Open to adults and children ages 7 and older. All skill levels and body types welcome. Sponsored by DanceCraft and the Hernando County Recreation Department. Wear comfortable exercise clothing; socks or bare feet. 7:15 p.m. Registration begins at 6:45 p.m. Free; reservations required. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-1568.

27 Wednesday

Rain barrel workshop: Cope with watering restrictions and reduce water dependence by learning how to make, decorate and place a rain barrel in the landscape to harvest rainwater. Hernando County residents only. Advance registration and payment required. Write "Rain Barrel Workshop Sept. 27" on envelope. Bring a vehicle that can accommodate a 50-gallon barrel. Mail to: Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. 10:30 a.m. $55 per completed barrel, plus $25 credit on Hernando County Utilities bills only. Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 540-6230.

Pick Two Luncheon on the Hill: Enjoy a gourmet luncheon at Chinsegut Hill Retreat. The meal includes a choice of soup, salad or quiche, a beverage and dessert. Luncheons are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays of each week. Reservations needed for groups of five or more. After lunch, tour the manor house. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $15, which includes lunch and the tour. Chinsegut Hill Retreat, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 799-5400.

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Sept. 22


Music and brews: "Brews and Wine on the Bayou," a benefit for Youth and Family Alternatives, will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at Gill Dawg Marina, 5419 Treadway Drive, Port Richey. The event will feature all-you-can-taste beer and wine, with 20 craft beers and 20 wines. There will be a concert by the Bearded Brothers Band, kids activities, vendor booths and a VIP section. VIP tickets are $75 each and include a barbecue dinner, a VIP tent with seating, college football on a 70-inch TV, all-you-can-taste beer and wine, complimentary water and soft drinks, and front-row concert seating. General advance tickets are $35 each or $60 for two; $40 at the gate. Tickets may be purchased at Gil Dawg or at eventbrite.com. For information, call (727) 843-1917 or visit facebook.com/YFAorg.


Is it a bird?: The Bay City Flyers will host a Golden Era Fly-In from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Area 52 Flying Field, 22500 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Spectators may watch as scale replicas of aircraft built between 1919 and 1939 take to the air, some with wingspans reaching up to 9 feet. There will be concessions and prize raffles. Admission is $3 per carload. Call (813) 966-7529 or visit baycityflyers.org.


Afternoon of crooning: Tin Pan Alley Productions will host a dinner show featuring Johnny Petillo on Sept. 24 at the Columbian Event Center, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., with dinner at 3 p.m. and the show at 4 p.m. Petillo's career spans four decades in many genres, both on television and on stage. He recently starred in the national tour of the Johnny Petillo Juke Box Dream Show, and has toured with Tony Orlando. Tickets are $27 for dinner and the show; $15 for children 13 and younger. Tickets for the show only (doors open at 3:30 p.m.) are $15. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call (727) 457-4899.

Flash back to the 1960s: Saint Leo University's annual Fall Faculty Recital will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in Lewis Hall on the university campus, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo. Faculty vocalists and instrumentalists present Camelot to Woodstock: Music of the '60s. Admission is free. Call Megan Orendorf at (352) 588-8401.


It's a scream: The annual Halloween event Scream-A-Geddon kicks off Sept. 22 and continues through Nov. 4 at 27839 Saint Joe Road, west of Dade City. The event features a number of haunted attractions spread across 60 acres, with themes that range from an infectious disease epidemic to a sinister prison riot, as well as a cursed hayride, carnival games, terrifying challenges and concessions. Tickets start at $19.95. Call (813) 452-5412 or visit screamageddon.com.

On stage

Love is in the air: I Heart Broadway continues through Sept. 24 at Dreamhouse Theatre, 1840 Oak Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel. The show features some of the greatest love songs from musical theater. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays, with an additional show at 7 p.m. Sept. 24. Tickets are $23. Call (813) 997-7146, send email to thedreamhousetheatre@gmail.com, visit the website at dreamhousetheatre.com or go to the Facebook page at facebook.com/dreamhousetheatre.

Musical cafe: Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller continues with matinees and evening performances through Oct. 1 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Enjoy a variety of songs, from the mellow Spanish Harlem to the high-powered Jailhouse Rock to the quirky Charlie Brown and the heartbreaking I (Who Have Nothing). Tickets for dinner and show, $50.50, plus tax and tip; show only, group and youth tickets available. Call (727) 863-7949.

Mysterious potion, murderous alter-ego: Weekend and matinee performances of the musical Jekyll & Hyde continue through Sept. 24 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The show is loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 classic thriller, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Tickets are $18 cash; $20.07 credit card, reserved seating. For tickets, call (727) 842-6777; the box office is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and an hour before each show.

Art events

'Quantum Aesthetic': A dual exhibition of Rocky Bridges' metal paintings and Kathleen Frazier Bridges' small paper collages is on display through Sept. 27 at Pasco-Hernando State College's Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Admission is free. Call (727) 816-3231 or visit phsc.edu/gallery.

'Red, White and Blue': The exhibit is on display through Oct. 7 at the Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The exhibit theme is Americana, featuring works in a variety of mediums. Call (352) 540-3853.

Calling all artists: Two organizations are seeking artists' works for upcoming exhibits: The Pasco Fine Arts Council's "Zooper Art Exhibit" will be Oct. 3 to Nov. 3 at the arts center, 4145 Fairford Drive. The exhibit will include artwork in any medium with the theme of wild or zoo animals. Artwork will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29, with winners announced at a reception Oct. 6. Visit the website at pascoarts.org or call the center at (727) 845-7322. The West Pasco Art Guild will accept paintings for its "Animal House" show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at the gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. A reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13; admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Call (727) 842-7732 or visit westpascoartguildandgallery.com.

Look ahead

'That's What Friends Are For': The benefit concert for local entertainer John Timpanelli, which was postponed due to Hurricane Irma, will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. The show will feature a variety of performers. Tickets are $30 and include appetizers; reservations required. Call (727) 597-0948.


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