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Diversions: Coming attractions

Published April 26, 2007



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.


'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.


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.


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.


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. today 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 an additional cost. Call (727) 847-9005 for tickets and reservations.


Wagner's opera 'Das Rheingold' will be performed in English at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday 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 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. Sunday. 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 $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. Sunday ($12). Ages 12 and younger, free with an adult ticket buyer. Camping with or without electrical hookup available.


The Shakespeare Festival on the Hill at PHCC will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Pasco-Hernando Community College's Brooksville campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Performances of The Taming of the Shrew will be done throughout the day. There will be a village marketplace with demonstrations of blacksmithing, period games, embroidery and more. There will be jousting tournaments and weapons displays. Free.


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.


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 also will be sold at the door.

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

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