Compiled by Kathy L. Collins, Arts and Entertainment Editor

If you are looking for something fun to do over the weekend, let this be your guide finding fun, creative and exciting things to do in the area. The Greater Brandon area and Tampa Bay have tons of activities going on every weekend. Get out and enjoy all that this area has to offer.

The Performing Arts Club of Sun City Center presents “Girls’ Nite Out.” Anyone who loves the music of the 60’s will love this show. You can hear hits such as “California Dreamin’” and “Yesterday.” The show will take place at The Rollins Theatre, 970 Cherry Hills Dr. in Sun City Center. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained at the SCC Atrium Ticket Kiosk or by calling 642-0606. The shows will be performed on Friday, February 25, and Saturday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. Additional shows are scheduled for March 3-5.

Durant Theatre is returning to the 70’s with their presentation of the musical, “Disco Inferno. The musical is based on the book by Justin Steeple and features music from artists such as Elton John; Earth, Wind and Fire; and Donna Summer. Performances are on Friday, February 25 and on Saturday, February 26. Curtain is at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $9 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. For more information and to obtain tickets, please call Ed Mason at 757-9075 ext. 280 or email Durant High School is located at 4748 Cougar Path, Plant City, FL.

Plant City Entertainment presents “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” a two act, musical comedy rated PG based on the popular 1988 film of the same name. Performances are on Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. All performances will take place at the Plant City Entertainment Theatre located at 101 N. Thomas Street in Plant City. Tickets are $10 for members or group advance sales; $12 for seniors and students through 12th grade; and $14 for general admission. For more information, please visit

Daron Hawkins, Theatre Director for Riverview High School Theatre Department directs 30 talented high school students in their presentation of “Godspell” on Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26 at 7 p.m. A matinee is scheduled for Sunday, February 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $4 in advance and $10 general admission on performance nights. Students with ID are $5.

The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay along with the Florida Orchestra will perform Beetohoven’s Symphony No. 9. The performance will open with Arnold Schoenberg’s “Friede auf Erden” (“Peace on Earth”). Two performances are still available. Performace will be held on Friday, February 25 at 8 p.m. at the Straz Center in Tampa and on Sunday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. The Saturday performance at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg is sold out. You can obtain tickets online at

Courtney Welch, Logan Rutherford, Jessica Jacobs and Andy Tekampe will entertain you with Broadway hits at "A Tribute To Broadway."

Al Cohen will present “A Tribute to Broadway” on Saturday, February 26 at the Scientology Building located at 102 N. Collins St. in Plant City. Refreshments will be available at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Seating is limited for this fabulous show performed by very talented young performers from the Greater Brandon area. For reservations, please call Al Cohen at 707-0788.

MOSI presents its 16th Annual Einstein Food and Wine Event on Saturday, February 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. You can enjoy over 70 wine vinters, food and desserts from more than 30 of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers. There will be music and a silent auction. All money raised goes to support MOSI educational programs. Tickets are $60 for members, $70 for non-members and $125 for VIP. For more information, please visit or call 987-6000. MOSI is located at 4801 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa.

Children and adults alike will delight in the performance of the beloved book, The Jungle Book which will be presented at two shows only on Sunday, February 27 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Straz Center. Join Mowgli as he is raised by wolves and enjoy his misadventures with his new friends- a panther named Bagheera and a bear named Baloo. The Straz Center is located at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place in Tampa. Call 229-STAR (7827) or visit for more information and to buy tickets.

The SouthShore Symphony Orchestra presents “Salute to American Music the Best of the American Composers.” This fabulous show will be presented on Sunday, February 27 at 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center located at 1210 Dell Webb Blvd. W. in Sun City Center. For tickets and further information, please visit

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Kate Quesada
Assignment Editor Kate Quesada started working at the Osprey Observer in 2004 after graduating from the University of South Florida with a masters degree in Mass Communications. Since then, she has held various positions at the paper and has been working as the assignment editor since January 2020. She lives in Lithia with her husband Mike and sons Dylan and Max and stays active in the community on school PTA boards and volunteering with local organizations.