Diversions: Coming attractions
By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN
Published April 18, 2007
THROUGH MAY 4
Large acrylics by Sally M. Segal will be exhibited 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.
THROUGH MAY 5
'Kyoto Rediscovered: Paintings & Collages by Jim Sikes' is at the Pasco Art Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday, through May 5. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Free.
THROUGH MAY 7
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. To enter the gallery, inquire at the main desk in the library. To schedule a private or group tour, call 727 816-3407.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' a drama for adults, continues at the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10. Call (352) 683-5113.
The History Club of the Tarpon Springs Library on Lemon Street will discuss "The Continental Congress" at 1:30 p.m. today. 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.
Centennial Opera Group will show a video of Frederick Delius's A Village Romeo and Juliet at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Rd., Holiday. The video was scheduled to be shown in April but was delayed in transit from Tallahassee. The video was filmed in the Czech Republic to match the pastoral nature of the opera. Free.
The musical 'Swingtime Canteen' will be presented matinees and evenings at the 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.
FRIDAY, SUNDAY and April 27 AND 29
Wagner's opera 'Das Rheingold' will be performed in English at 8 p.m. Friday and April 27 and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 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.
The Jacaranda Poetry Festival and Awards will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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.
The Thursday Musicale women's chorus will present singers John and Mary K. Wilson at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Rd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $5; call (727) 841-7631 or 847-5920. Tickets are also available at the door.
The History Club of the Hudson Library on Fivay Road will discuss "United States Constitution - the Law of the Land" at 1:30 p.m. April 25. Discussion leader is Jerry Ciarcia.
The third annual 'Golden Revue,' a variety show by ages 50 and older, will be presented at Stage West Community Playhouse at 8 p.m. April 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. April 29. Tickets are $10. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113. Early purchase is highly recommended.
The annual Spring Bluegrass Festival will be held at Sertoma Youth Ranch off Clay Hill Road northwest of Dade City. Tickets for all three days are $39 if purchased by April 15 or $45 at the gate. Call (352) 754-3082. Performances are 1:30 to 11 p.m. April 27 ($20); 1 to 11 p.m. April 28 ($20); and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 ($12). Ages 12 and younger, free with an adult ticket buyer. Camping with or without electrical hookup available.
Florida Highwayman artist R.L. Lewis will demonstrate his painting techniques, talk with visitors and sell his work from 1 to 5 p.m. April 28 at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.
The Sound of Sunshine Barbershop Chorus of Pasco County will present "Swinging Down Memory Lane Barbershop Style" at 2 p.m. April 28 at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Guest performers are the Sweet Adelines quartet "Out to Lunch" and the dance band duo "Mixed Bag." Tickets are $10. Call Bill at (727) 934-0086, David at 868-8447 or Charles at (352) 686-1434. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
Longleaf Fine Arts on the Village Green will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 in Longleaf off Starkey Boulevard just north of State Road 54 in Trinity. The event will have more than 40 juried fine artists and craftsmakers, live musical entertainment, a kids' art tent for creating and displaying art and food vendors.
APRIL 28 and 29
Expressions, the Dance Company will perform the ballet Coppelia at 6:30 p.m. April 28 and 2:30 p.m. April 29 at the Centre for Dance, Drama & Music, 6646 Ridge Road Center, Port Richey. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased at the studio. Call 842-8175.
Richey Community Orchestra will perform "Bits of Broadway" at 3 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Guest performers are Jerry Slutzky and members of the Salerno Theatre Company doing highlights from The Music Man and other shows in costume. Tickets are $15. Call (727) 919-3866 or get them at the orchestra office at 6827 Amberjack Lane, Hudson.
A DVD of 'The Paris Opera Dances Diaghilev,' a collection of excerpts from famous ballets mounted by ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. May 5 at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free.
The movie classic 'My Fair Lady' will be shown at 2 p.m. May 5 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The showing is co-sponsored by the New Port Richey Library. Free.
MAY 8 AND 9
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds will perform at a dinner show at 8 p.m. May 8 (doors open 6 p.m.) and 1:15 p.m. May 9 (doors open at 11:30 p.m.) at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $69.95. Call 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere 1-888-655-7469.
The trio Cover to Cover will perform pop favorites and do comedy at 2 p.m. at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Members are Louis Fortunato, Susan Falcone and Michael D'Aquino. Admission is $5. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call (727) 842-6777.
'The Music Man' will be presented by Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $15. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call (727) 842-6777.
Neil Simon's newest comedy 45 Seconds from Broadway will be presented by Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.stagewest.net, click on TicketLeap, or at the box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.
MAY 11, 12 AND 13
The 16th annual Mothers Day Native American Pow Wow by the Sumter Native American Family Tribe will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 11 and 12 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 at Withlacoochee Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., Dade City. The festival features drumming, dancing, arts, crafts, children's games, musicians, the West Wind Riders marching horse band and other Native American events. Admission is $2.
A DVD of Laurent Petitgirard's first opera, Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. May 13 at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art video room, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free.
JUNE 1-AUG. 3
Work by Pasco County Artists will be at the Pasco Arts Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Awards will be presented at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 8. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Free.
JUNE 1-JULY 8
The comedy-farce 'Rumors' by Neil Simon will be presented matinees and evenings at 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.
Send entertainment items for Diversions: Coming Attractions to Barbara L. Fredricksen, St. Petersburg Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey 34667 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.