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    Happenings

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published February 23, 2001


    CLASSICAL MUSIC: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, one of Russia's leading ensembles, will perform live in concert at 8 p.m. today at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Admission is $14 ($12 for center members or students). Call (727) 942-5605.

    DANCE: The Kuumba Dancers, an African-American dance troupe, will perform at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Free. Call (727) 298-3080 ext. 240.

    FARMER'S MARKET: Fresh produce, bakery items, plants and arts and crafts will be available at the downtown Clearwater Farmer's Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Station Square Park, 600 block of Cleveland Street. Free.

    SHAKESPEARE: Norma A. Bigler, director of the Frog Prince Theatre, will present the program "Falling in Love With Shakespeare," a delightful, lighthearted romp with the bard featuring scenes and readings from selected characters. The show will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the theatre in the Arcade, 158, 210 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 9 years or older. Call (727) 942-2222.

    OPERA: The Summit Orchestra and Chorale will present "Echoes of Opera" featuring excerpts from Verdi, Puccini and Bizet, at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Admission is $14, $6 for students. Call (727) 587-6793.

    CONCERT: David Mallett will perform live in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Singer Bonnie Whitehurst will be the opening act. Tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 day of show. Call (727) 531-7704.

    PARTY: Take a trolley tour of Clearwater's finest homes and gardens during the YMCA's Progressive Party tonight. Guests will depart via trolley cars from Harborview Center in downtown Clearwater, and make their way through Harbor Oaks, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Clearwater. City dignitaries will serve as the hosts of the event. Call (727) 461-2997 ext. 22.

    LUNCH WITH AN ARTIST: Learn how artist Sangoyemi Ogunsanya creates her African-American art during a Lunch with the an Artist program from noon to 1 p.m. today at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages provided. Free. Call (727) 518-6833 ext. 206.

    ART SHOW: Enjoy an exhibit called "A Collection of Lyrical Artworks" featuring paintings, hand-painted pottery and hot glass at an open house from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Art at the Plaza Gallery, at the northwest corner of West Bay Drive and Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. The exhibit continues through March 31. Call (727) 588-2626.

    DAY TRIP FOR BIRDERS: The Clearwater Audubon Society will sponsor a day trip to Newnan's Lake and Payne's Prairie to observe the migration of birds through north central Florida. Wear good walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Bring a bag lunch. Vans will depart at 7:30 a.m. Saturday from the park and ride lot behind Bombay Bicycle Club, Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, Clearwater. Call (727) 734-5196.

    PLAY: The Taming of the Shrew, one of William Shakespeare's most humorous plays, will be presented by Stage Agenda and Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Studio One at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets cost $10, and are available at the door a half hour prior to the shows. Call (727) 562-4809.

    SUNSETS AT PIER 60: Enjoy a festival of arts, crafts and entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pier 60 Pavilion on Clearwater Beach. Tonight, Lounge Cat (jazz/blues) will perform; Saturday, Ambush (Reggae) will take the stage; Sunday, Island Boys (Reggae) entertain. Free.

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