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Diversions: Coming attractions

By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN
Published April 23, 2007


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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.

THROUGH MAY 27

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 and SUNDAY

Wagner's opera 'Das Rheingold' will be performed in English at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. today 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.

WEDNESDAY

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. Wednesday. Discussion leader is Jerry Ciarcia.

THURSDAY

Giggles Comedy Club will feature Los Angeles comic Phill Perrier (Comedy Central, TNN Networks) and comic Jim Moran from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday in the Trio Lounge at the Quality Inn Hotel, 5316 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Tickets are $8 ($4 for hotel guests). Dinner is available until 9 p.m. at additional cost. Call (727) 847-9005 for tickets and reservations.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

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. Friday and Saturday 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.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

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. Friday ($20); 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday ($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.

SATURDAY

Florida Highwayman artist R.L. Lewis will demonstrate his painting techniques, talk with visitors and sell his work from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

SATURDAY

The Sound of Sunshine Barbershop Chorus of Pasco County will present "Swinging Down Memory Lane Barbershop Style" at 2 p.m. Saturday 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.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Longleaf Fine Arts on the Village Green will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 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.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Expressions, the Dance Company will perform the ballet Coppelia at 6:30 p.m. Saturday 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.

SUNDAY

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.

MAY 3

Giggles Comedy Club will present New York City comic-comedy writer Mike Irwin (Politically Incorrect) and Erick James from 8:30 to 10 p.m. May 3 in the Trio Lounge at Quality Inn Hotel, 5316 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Tickets are $8 ($4 for hotel guests). Dinner is available until 9 p.m. at additional cost. Call (727) 847-9005 for tickets and reservations.

MAY 5

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.

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.

MAY 9

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.

MAY 10-27

'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.

MAY 13

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.

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 fredricksen@sptimes.com.

[Last modified April 23, 2007, 00:32:55]


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