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This week: Pinellas

By Times Staff Writer
Published July 22, 2005

"DEATHTRAP': Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., presents Ira Levin's Deathtrap, directed by Dick Poole, presented by the Performing Arts Center theater department, tonight to Sunday, and July 29 to 31. Levin's thriller about a double-dealing mystery writer's relationship with his wife and a younger writer became the longest-running mystery play by an American playwright in Broadway history with 1,809 performances. Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is $15; Center member or student, $13. Call 942-5605.

WORKSHOP: Artist Taylor Ikin will give a watercolor workshop, "Go with the Flow, A Journey on YUPO," Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road. The class will start with a gallery talk and an opportunity to paint on YUPO and see a body of Ikin's work that illustrates the surface. Registration is required. Call the Education Department, 712-5226. The cost to attend is $50 for museum members and $65 for nonmembers.

OPERA DVD: The Pinellas Opera League, in partnership with the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in the Pinewood Cultural Center Park in Largo, will show the DVD L'Amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni on Sunday at 1 p.m. The event is free. Opera DVDs are shown monthly on the fourth Sunday at the center, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Call 518-6833.

"GUYS AND DOLLS': The City Players present Guys and Dolls on July 29 and 30 at 8 p.m., and July 31 at 2 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road. The musical includes such familiar numbers as Luck Be a Lady and Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat. Tickets are $20 at the box office at 791-7400. For group ticket discount sales, call Alma at 784-7386. Parking is free. Call 531-8026 for more information.


RECEPTION AND EXHIBIT: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, presents "Fragile Florida: Watercolor Paintings" by Taylor Ikin. The exhibition runs through Sept. 11. The exhibition is composed of paintings that were initially part of the Hillsborough Collection, a series of site-specific paintings based on local imagery in the county's environmentally protected lands and protected properties acquired through the Environmental Lands Acquisition Properties program. The public does not have access to these protected areas, making Ikin's paintings unique and truly one-of-a-kind. The original collection has now been expanded to include Pinellas County, and new works will be added for the exhibition. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; evening hours are Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free to children and students with ID. Sunday admission is free. Call 712-5762.

FREE FILM SERIES: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art and Friends of the Tarpon Library are hosting the Sol Peska Summer Film Series: co-sponsored with the Friends of Tarpon Springs Library. Films are shown in the museum auditorium, 600 Klosterman Road. The remaining film is Aug. 21 at 1:30 p.m. Romeo and Juliet, 1968, stars Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey and Michael York. For information, call the museum at 712-5762.

EXHIBIT: "The Highwaymen: R.L. Lewis, Paintings" will be on display through July 31 at the Painted Fish Gallery, 350 Main St., Dunedin. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Call 734-5060 or visit the Web site at

LIBRARY EXHIBITS: Summer exhibits at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 Osceola Ave., include the St. Petersburg College sixth-annual Student Juried Exhibition in the Carnegie and Osceola galleries through July 30. Clay & Paper and the Painted Fish Gallery present Cast Paper Wall Sculptures by Barbara Melby-Burhans on the fourth floor concourse through Aug. 31. Library hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 562-4970, ext. 5284.

EXHIBIT: Artist James Sikes presents "A Landscape Journey - From Europe to Asia: A water media painting and collage exhibit" through Sept. 22. Sikes, a self-taught water media painter and collagist, draws upon his travels and experiences in Asia for inspiration in creating both figurative and abstract works. Much of his work derives from a strong attraction to traditional scenes and architecture found in old towns and rural areas, especially in Japan where he lived. For this exhibit, Sikes will expand his geographical reach somewhat with the inclusion of a series of paintings and collages with European town and country themes. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave.

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