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Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Nov. 17

Festivals

Party on the beach: A Beer and Burger Beach Bash will be from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson. The festival combines extreme sports, with multiple beer gardens, burgers by local food trucks and restaurants, a BMX stunt team demonstration, music, bounce houses, face painting and adult games. Admission is free; $5 for parking. Call (727) 674-1464 or visit sunwestpark.com.

Holiday

Symphony in Lights: The Shops at Wiregrass continues its annual holiday light show from 6 to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 31 in the center court at 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. The show features a 55-foot tree with more than 250,000 LED lights choreographed to holiday favorites by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Call (813) 994-2242 or visit theshopsatwiregrass.com.

Macy's Family Day Parade: See Santa in the Wiregrass edition of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. With dance performances, face painting, balloon art and other parade-related activities. Call (813) 994-2242 or visit theshopsatwiregrass.com.

Hudson Beach Decorated Boat Parade: The parade, organized by the Sea Ranch Civic Association, will start at 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at Hudson Beach and continue to Helen Avenue on the main channel of Hudson Beach Estates. The theme will be "America the Beautiful." The cost to enter a boat is $10. Trophies will be awarded at Sam's Beach Bar after the parade. Free for spectators. T-shirts available for $12. Call (727) 967-1526.

Music

'Music Across America': The Richey Community Orchestra kicks off its season with a musical trip across America at 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The show is packed with tunes from New Orleans and the deep South, Texas, Oklahoma, the Grand Canyon, Hollywood, San Francisco, St. Louis, Chicago and the nation's capital. Featuring blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass and patriotic tunes. There will be a special performance by the orchestra's principal violinist, Elan Chalford, an award-winning Florida fiddle champion. He will perform Sweet Georgia Brown and Orange Blossom Special. The Richey Community Chorus will also perform. Tickets are $15. Call (727) 919-3866 or visit richeycommunityorchestra.com.

Rhythm is gonna get ya: Tin Pan Alley Productions will host a tribute to Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan on Nov. 19 at the Columbian Event Center, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey. The show will feature Kevon Re'Mon'te performing hits from Lionel Richie from his years with the Commodores, as well as his solo years. Betsi LaRock will perform hits by Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., dinner at 3 p.m. and showtime at 4 p.m. Tickets are $27 for dinner and show; $15 for ages 13 and younger. Show-only tickets are $15, with admission at 3:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call (727) 457-4899. Visit tinpanalleyprod.com.

Hobbies

Coin and Currency Show: The West Hernando Coin Club will host a show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Dealers will sell, buy and appraise coins, stamps and collectibles. There also will be hourly door prizes and a free youth treasure hunt. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Free admission. Call (352) 587-3344.

On Stage

Terror on the Jersey shore: Shark Theatre at Nature Coast Technical High School will present Matawan Nov. 16 to 18 at the school's Black Box Theatre, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Playwright Dan Caffrey explores the nation's anxieties and deep personal terrors of shark attacks in this play about a series of freakish and fatal shark attacks off the New Jersey coast in 1916. Marie Reilly plays the role of the shark. Shows are at 7 p.m. each day, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. Call (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.

Former mermaids perform: Watch a flashback performance by the Legendary Sirens on Nov. 18 and 19 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Shows will be at noon and 2 p.m. each day, featuring retired mermaids from the 1950s to the '70s. The show is included with park admission: $13 for adults, $8 for ages 6 to 12 and free for children ages 5 and younger. Call (352) 592-5656 or visit weekiwachee.com.

Art events

'Historic Views and Holiday Magic': The exhibit is on display through Jan. 20 at the Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The gallery includes poetry on display from Just Poets, works from the Nature Coast Art League and photography from the Spring Hill Camera Club. There is also pottery jewelry and woodworking obtained with a grant from the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call (352) 540-3810.

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. 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. Call 727-816-3231 or visit phsc.edu/gallery.

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