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Diversions: Coming attractions
By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN
Published May 3, 2007
Large acrylics by Sally M. Segal will be exhibited through Friday 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.
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.
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. 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.
Centennial Opera Group will start a series of 32 illustrated video lectures on Giuseppe Verdi, "Viva Giuseppe, the Life and Operas of Verdi, " at 12:30 p.m. at the Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday (1.2 miles east of U.S. 19, behind the Centennial Library). The videos are both biography and a variety of musical excerpts from Verdi's 28 operas, early songs and one concert, showing how the composer's work evolved over the years. The session will feature two of the videos. Free.
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. 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. at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The showing is co-sponsored by the New Port Richey Library. Free.
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds will perform at a dinner show at 8 p.m. Tuesday (doors open 6 p.m.) and 1:15 p.m. Wednesday (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.
Giggles Comedy Club will present comic Dale Hoffman (Days of Our Lives) and feature Erick James from 8:30 to 10 p.m. May 10 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 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.
The New Dawn Singers will perform at a Mothers' Day Celebration matinee on May 13 at The Palace Grand, 275 Della Court (off U.S. 19 a quarter mile north of the Pasco-Hernando county line), Spring Hill. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., dinner at noon, show at 1:15 p.m. Dinner and show, $42.50, plus tax. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.
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