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This week: Pinellas

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 21, 2005

JAZZ TONIGHT: The Clam Bayou Jazz Band, led by Frank Greenstreet, will play Dixieland, swing and blues at 7 tonight at Emmanuel Community Church, at County Road 1 and Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Call 789-1800. The concert is free, but an offering will be taken to benefit Palm Harbor Friends of the Library.

LAUGHS: Wild Rice, an improvisational comedy troupe, takes the stage at 8 tonight at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. The troupe solicits ideas, genres and emotions from the audience and then crafts scenes with comedic punch. General admission tickets are $12, and $10 for center members and students. Call 942-5605.

QUILTERS: Largo Cracker Quilters will have a Celebrate the Quilt event today and Saturday, including display and sale of quilts, an auction and a raffle. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. For information call 593-7427.

ANYTHING GOES: Francis Wilson Playhouse presents Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" through Sunday, 302 Seminole Street, Clearwater. Performance times are tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit

CHINESE NEW YEAR: Celebrate the new year in the land of the panda bear at the Les Fauves Chinese New Year Celebration, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art. Les Fauves is the museum's young professionals group targeted to 20-somethings to 40-somethings, but anyone young at heart is welcome. The free event features Hunan-style snacks, contribution bar, a Chinese zodiac networking game, the Asian art of Sumi-e and music. Event is free, $5 for guests. Call 518-6833, ext. 206.

AHEAD OF HER TIME: Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center presents Rebecca Bloomfield in The Revolutionary Mrs. Adams at 8 p.m. Saturday at 324 Pine St. Bloomfield portrays Abigail Adams as a farmer, merchant, bulletmaker, lobbyist, feminist from 17 to 70, mother of six children, and wife of the second president of the United States. Bloomfield, who calls Adams a woman who would not be "confined to an inferior point of light," appeared at the White House in 1998. Tickets are $14, or $10 for center members and students. Call 942-5605.

CLASSIC ROCK: Largo Cultural Center will present Atlanta Rhythm Section at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Led by two of its founders, Barry Bailey and Dean Daughtry, the band will perform its greatest hits, including So Into You, Imaginary Lover and Spooky. Tickets are $22 for reserved seats, $25 day of show. Call 587-6793.

DINNER THEATER: The Detective Dinner Theater at the Belleview Biltmore Resort, 24 Belleview Road, presents Bon Voyage, Mrs. Shivitz ... Forever!, written, directed and produced by Charla Garrison, every Saturday through April 16. Doors open at 7 p.m., dinner starts at 7:30. The cost is $49.95, $45.95 for seniors and groups of 20 or more, and includes a four-course meal and gratuity. Reservations are required. Call 446-8569.

MAGIC SHOW: Bradley Fields presents a Magic and Illusion Show at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Fields began performing at 14 and grew up to appear at rock concerts and night spots in New York, Washington and Chicago. General admission is $12, $10 for center members and students, $8 for children 12 and under. Call 942-5605.

SUNDAY OPERA: The Pinellas Opera League will show the DVD Mefitofele, by Arrigo Boito, at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art auditorium, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Opera DVDs are shown monthly at the center. For information call 518-6833.

CONFEDERATE IN THE FLESH: Scott Anderson, a Civil War re-enactor and local historian, will present a program about the role of Florida in the Civil War at 7 p.m. Monday at the Dunedin Public Library, Room A. The public is invited to learn how Civil War soldiers lived and fought. Anderson will be dressed in full Confederate uniform and bring soldier's equipment with him. The program is presented in conjunction with "Read Around Pinellas" and focused on the book A Land Remembered, by Patrick D. Smith. Sponsors are the Florida Humanities Council, the St. Petersburg Times, Florida Native Plant Society, Heritage Village, Barnes & Noble and the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. The program is free, and no registration is required. The Dunedin library is at 223 Douglas Ave. Call 298-3080, ext. 255.

[Last modified January 21, 2005, 00:30:24]

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