Diversions: Coming attractions

Published April 12, 2007


'Kyoto Rediscovered: Paintings & Collages by Jim Sikes' is at the Pasco Art Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday, through May 5. A reception with the artist is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Free.


Large acrylics by Sally M. Segal will be exhibited today through May 4 at West Pasco Art Guild, Inc., 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Paintings, etchings, photographs and sculpture by Marc Venus will be at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Art Gallery in the library at the New Port Richey campus, 10230 Ridge Road. A reception for the artist is 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. To enter the gallery, inquire at the main desk in the library. To schedule a private or group tour, call 727 816-3407.


'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' a drama, will be presented at the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10. Call (352) 683-5113.


A video of Wagner's opera The Flying Dutchman will be shown at 2 p.m. Friday at New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. Discussion leader will be Jerry Ciarcia.


The musical 'Singin' in the Rain' continues matinees and evenings through Sunday at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and some Wednesdays and Thursdays (doors open at 6 p.m. for buffet and cash bar); 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays (11:30 a.m. for buffet and cash bar); 3 p.m. Sundays (doors open at 1 p.m.). Dinner and show, $42.50; show only, $31.45; ages 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.


Richey Concert Band will present "Concert in the Park" at 2:30 p.m. at the band shell at Sims Park, downtown New Port Richey. The program includes Barry Manilow's "Can't Smile Without You", the Beatles' "When I'm 64" and others. Those who attend should take a folding chair and may take a picnic lunch.


The History Club of New Port Richey Library will discuss "Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant - Why?" at 2 p.m. April 16 at the city library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. Discussion leader is Jerry Ciarcia.


The movie 'Rocky Balboa' will be shown at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S. Walton Ave., Tarpon Springs. Admission is free.


The History Club of the Tarpon Springs Library on Lemon Street will discuss "The Continental Congress" at 1:30 p.m. April 18. Discussion leader is Jerry Ciarcia.


Frank Parson's Big Band will play "Duke Ellington Tribute" at 2 p.m. at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand. Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $7. The May 16 show is "Spring Fest" with tickets are $6. Call (727) 842-6777.


The musical 'Swingtime Canteen' will be presented matinees a Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $42.50; show only, $31.45; ages 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

APRIL 20, 22, 27 AND 29

Wagner's opera 'Das Rheingold' will be performed in English at 8 p.m. April 20 and 27 and 2 p.m. April 22 and 29 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Das Rheingold is the first of four parts of The Ring of the Nibelung. Tickets are $16. Call (727) 942-5605. (Note: An introduction and discussion of the opera will be held at 2 p.m. April 14 in the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave., [Alt. 19]. Admission is free.)


The Jacaranda Poetry Festival and Awards will be held at 1 p.m. April 21 at the Pasco Arts Council, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Some 113 poems were entered in the first festival competition, and winners will be announced sometime during the afternoon. Performance poet Stazja McFadyen will read some of the entries. Other poets will read their own or others' entries.


"Shakespere's Sisters, Shakespeare's Sonnets" will be the topic of an interactive presentation by Carmine Bell at 3 p.m. April 21 at New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. Works by Shakespeare and female sonnet writers Lady Mary Wroth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Edna St. Vincent Millay will be discussed. Ms. Bell teaches at Pasco-Hernando Community College.

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