HappeningsBy Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published April 19, 2002
Shakespeare's brightest comedy
Some say Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's finest plays, and Stage Agenda has put together a performance of the masterpiece. You can see it at 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Royalty Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets cost $10. For information, call (727) 562-4800.
Heart of Largo Festival
This weekend, Largo Central Park will be transformed into a map of the United States during the Heart of Largo "Celebrate America" Festival Saturday. The patriotic event will feature re-enactments of historical events, arts and crafts, costumed actors, music, decorations and food. For example, in the "Midwest" there will be a petting zoo with a cow, chickens and piglets, a mini Indy 500 race track and sunflower seed spitting contests. In the "Southwest" there will be cow chip tosses, Pistol Pete's target range and crafts. In the "Southeast" there will be shelling, volleyball and sand castle building. In the "Northeast" there will be tattoos, fish bowl tosses, log rolling, hatchet throwing and puzzle crafts. In the "Northwest" there will be fish throws, gold mining, coffee houses and "save the salmon" posters. In the "state and national parks" there will be the "Grand Canyon" and "Mount Rushmore," among others. At the close of the event there will be a fireworks display. Admission is $5 for children or $15 for a family four-pack. The hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Largo Central Park is at the corner of East Bay Drive and Seminole Boulevard. Because of the fireworks, there will be no on-site parking. Shuttle buses will run from Largo High School, the Pinellas County School Board Building, Largo Mall (near Staples) and Highland Recreation Complex starting at 6 p.m. For information, call (727) 587-6720.
POETRY: In honor of National Poetry Month, the Oldsmar Cultural Arts Foundation will host the Oldsmar Cup and Chaucer Poetry CoffeeHouse at 7:30 tonight at the Oldsmar Arts Centre, 402 St. Petersburg Drive E, Oldsmar. Admission is free. Call (813) 855-6223 to sign up for a reading.
DANCE CONCERT: The Co Motion Dance Theatre will premiere a new kind of aerial dance performance complete with a low-flying trapeze from 8 to 9:30 tonight and Saturday at St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Arts Auditorium, 2465 Drew St. Admission is free. Call (727) 341-4686.
CHAMBER MUSIC: Bay Area Saxophone Quartet will play everything from classics to jazz at 6 tonight at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. At 5 p.m. Saturday, the group will play an encore concert at the home of Carol Skinner Alexander, 801 Bruce Ave., Clearwater Beach. Admission is $20 and includes a wine tasting. It's all part of the Chamber Music Concert Series. Call (727) 298-3322.
BEACH PARTY AND BENEFIT CONCERT: Habitat for Humanity will host a beach party and concert from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs. There will be all-you-can-eat food and drinks (no children allowed) and nonstop entertainment by Brian Caudill, Zoom, Animosity, Mr. Bigglesworth and more. Tickets are $35 per couple. Purchase them at the Zone Art Lounge, 121 E Tarpon Ave. Call (727) 939-8078.
WORKSHOP: A butterfly gardening workshop will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Admission is $5 with a recreation card, $6.25 without a card. Call (727) 669-1361 ext. 231.
CHILDREN'S PLAY: This week, the Children's Series will feature the play Stone Soup and Dragon Dumplings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Tonne Playhouse at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, south of East Bay Drive between Highland Avenue and Seminole Boulevard. Tickets cost $6 or $20 for a family four pack. Call (727) 587-6793.
ART SHOW: Local artists who belong to the Creative Artists Guild will exhibit their traditional and experimental works at the Edgewater Park Art Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the park along Alt. U.S. 19 near the marina. Admission is free.
VAUDEVILLE: The Caravan Players will perform old time comedy routines at 2 and 8 p.m. today at the Royalty Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Admission is $10 for the matinee, $12.50 for the evening performance. Call (727) 441-8868.
FULL MOON RABBIT DANCE: Written by Sylvia Reed of Palmetto, this play is the winner of the 2002 Florida Playwrights Process Adult Program. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater (in Studio One). Tickets cost $10. There will be a postevent discussion with Reed. Call (727) 791-7400.
PIANO CONCERT: Pianist Jim Brickman will perform Angel Eyes, Valentine and other favorites at 8 p.m. today at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets cost $29.50-$35.50. Call (727) 791-7400.
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