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Diversions for the entertainment-starved

Florida skies and sand: An exhibit by landscape artist Arlene Richardson concludes today at Pasco Arts Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. The center will be closed Sunday through Jan. 5.

A Show Palace Christmas — The Frosty Follies: Continues matinees and evenings through Dec. 25 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95; children 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

'Bangles, Baubles and All Things Shiny': Creations by jewelry artist Cyndie Smith continue through Jan. 31 at Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Christmas spirit: The children and adults at the Angelus will present Christmas Pageant, a narration of the original Christmas story, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday outdoors at the center, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson (5 miles east of U.S. 19). The pageant will not be held in rain or extreme cold. Free.

Beautiful boy and girl land: Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland will be presented at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St.. Tickets are $20; $18 members, $12 students. (727) 942-5605 or www.tarponarts.org.

Santa at Craig Park: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department's Christmas Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mears and Alt. U.S. 19 and end at Craig Park, at 5 Beekman Way in Tarpon Springs, where there will be a candy cane hunt and photos with Santa.

Hard-core holiday: Bourbon Street Nightclub presents "The Metal in America XXX-Mas Tour" Saturday with Stephen Pearcy (the original voice of Ratt), with Britny Fox and Julliet, at 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Doors open 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Culture on the screen: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, at 600 Klosterman Road in Tarpon Springs, offers free video showings of key performing arts productions: the Ballet Theatre of England's production of A Christmas Carol at 1:30 p.m. Saturday; Gioachino Rossini's musically brilliant Il Viaggio a Reims at 1:30 p.m. Sunday; and the Bolshoi Theater production of Dimitri Shostakovich's scathingly witty The Bolt at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 3.

Ethnic dance: The Tamburitzans of Duquesne University, America's longest-running multicultural song and dance company, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets: $26, $23 members. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org.

Springtime for Hitler: The Tony Award-winning musical The Producers will be presented matinees and evenings Jan. 3 through Feb. 22 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95; children 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

Rabbit in the hat, anyone? Magician Nathan Coe Marsh will perform "Expect the Extraordinary" at 2 p.m. Jan. 7, Feb. 4 and March 4 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6239 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $10. Call (727) 842-6777.

Diversions for the entertainment-starved 12/18/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 1:03pm]

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