CENTENNIAL OPERA GROUP will play a video of Beethoven's Fidelio at 12:30 p.m. today at Centennial Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday (1.2 miles east of U.S. 19). The video stars Finnish soprano Jarita Matilla as Leonore and Bryn Terfel as Florestan.
NEW PORT RICHEY FOUNDERS DAY will be celebrated today through Sunday in and around Sims Park. The event features a carnival, arts and crafts, Miss Daisy boat tours, pony rides, a petting zoo, food and entertainment. Contemporary Christian music will be offered, with singer Bryan Duncan on at 7:30 p.m. today and Desert Rain at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The featured event Sunday is the Sunset Corvette Club's car show at Orange Lake. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
COLE PORTER'S "ANYTHING GOES' continues through Nov. 20 (note extended run) at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and full cash bar. Dinner and show, $39.50; show only, $28.45; ages 12 and younger, $21.95 and $16.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco or toll-free elsewhere 1-888-655-7469.
THE NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL will be held today through Sunday at Withlacoochee River Park, east of Dade City. The Grand Entry, with American Indians in full regalia at 7 p.m. today, starts the event. Gates are open from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be drumming, flute playing, dancing, native crafts, children's games and food. Admission is free today for children 12 and younger. It's $2 a day for adults, $1 for seniors and children 6 to 12, and free for kids 6 and younger. No drugs, alcohol or firearms will be allowed.
THE BAY AREA SAXOPHONE QUARTET and organist Barbara Gossard will present "BASQ and Barbara," a program of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Debussy and the world premiere of Kevin March's Dance Suite, at 7:30 p.m. today at the Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road, New Port Richey.
ED CAYLOR will be headliner tonight at Giggles Comedy Club at Angel Cabaret Theatre, 5201 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Homer Noodleman is the featured performer. Dinner is at 7 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner and show, $19.95, plus tax and tip. Show only tickets are $10, plus tax. Reservations suggested. Show is for adults 21 and older. Call (727) 847-0019.
"WIFE BEGINS AT 40,' a comedy, continues weekends through Nov. 7 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15, reserved seating. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (727) 842-6777.
COUNTRY-BLUES-GOSPEL SINGER LEON RUSSELL will perform at 9:30 p.m. today at the Bourbon Street Concert Club, 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Tickets are $12 at the door. Call (727) 843-0686 for information.
THE BLUE AND GRAY TOUR of Tarpon Springs cemeteries will be held at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cycadia Cemetery, 1005 E Tarpon Ave. (just east of U.S. 19), Tarpon Springs, and at Rose Cemetery at Jasmine Avenue, east of Cycadia Cemetery. The tours focus on Civil War veterans buried in the cemeteries. There will be military encampments, and Civil War re-enactors will speak about the war and culture of the times.
"A MOMENT WITH LIZA' by Liza Minelli impersonator Suzanne Goulet opens Saturday and continues through Nov. 21 at the Angel Cabaret Theatre, 5201 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays, with some matinees. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash wine and beer bar. Dinner and show, $37.50; show only, $24.95, all plus tax. Call (727) 847-0019.
"IN THINKING OF AMERICA, SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR' by tenor Robert Trentham will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Admission is $16. Call 942-5605.
THE IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY GROUP Wild Rice will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. (Alt. 19). Tickets are $12. Call 942-5605.
"BATTLE OF THE BANDS' will be held Sunday at VFW Post 10209 at 15166 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill. Gates open at 11 a.m. Tickets are $5 by phone, $7 at the gate. Call (352) 232-3606.
THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA opens its Pasco County season at 3 p.m. Sunday with "The French Connection," a sampling of fantasy-laden and dreamlike harmonies by Ravel, Ibert and Debussy. The concert features harpist Anna Katie Mackle and will be conducted by Susan Haig. Tickets are $21.50-$26.50. Call (800) 662-7286.
SINGERS STEVE AND MALIA will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. The program features swing and Broadway tunes. Admission is $4.
FLUTIST DONNA WISSINGER will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets are $14. Call 942-5605.
(Admission is free unless otherwise noted.)
ARTISTS GLADYS DEPRIAS and Harry Farmlett are exhibiting their work, "Landscapes and Seascapes of the World," at Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, through Oct. 29. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
THE CHASCO CAMERA CLUB of New Port Richey is exhibiting more than 35 photos taken around Tarpon Springs at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane (Craig Park), Tarpon Springs. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays through Oct. 29. Admission is $2.
"THE SKY'S THE LIMIT,' the West Pasco Art Guild's All-Member Art Show, continues through Saturday at the guild gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday.
"MYTHS OF THE ANCIENT AMERICAS', a series of paintings by Aurora M. Heuple based on the ancient Aztecs and Mayans, continues through Oct. 29 at the Pasco Arts Center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC WORKS by French artist Auguste Herbin and others are at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road (two blocks west of U.S. 19), Tarpon Springs, through Sunday. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and free for children and students with ID. Sundays are free to all. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
"ARTISTS OF 34689 - SMALL TOWN, BIG TALENT,' an exhibit of artists from ZIP code 34689, continues through Nov. 24 at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 100 S Pinellas Ave. (Alt. 19). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. An artists reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6.
ANGEL CABARET THEATRE will hold auditions for A Christmas Cabaret on Monday for children 7 to 12 who can sing and move well. Appointments are necessary. Bring a photo and a tape or CD with instrumental accompaniment. Rehearsals start Nov. 19. Production dates are Dec. 3-25. Call 847-0019 for an appointment.