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Entertaining events in Pasco

Primo art: The Pasco Arts Council's "A Student Sampler," featuring works by adult center students nominated by their instructors, continues through June 25. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The center is at 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Free.

Magic in the air: Show Palace Dinner Theatre presents This Magic Moment, a story set to the music of the 1950s and '60s, matinees and evenings through July 26 at the theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95, plus tax and tip; children 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

More good art: Progress Energy Art Gallery will have its annual Member Artists' Exhibit through Aug. 1 at 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, except on "First Friday" reception days, when an artists party is held from 6 to 9 p.m. Free.

The blues: Wayne "Milkman" Millican performs from 7:30 to 11 p.m. today at Rapscallions restaurant and lounge, 4422 Land O'Lakes Blvd. (U.S. 41), Land O'Lakes. Call (813) 235-6511.

Watermelon stroll: Greater New Port Richey Main Street's Shop' n' Stroll is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and features watermelons for sale, slices to eat, a seed-spitting contest and a scavenger hunt with a $200 prize, all on Main Street. The event will include downtown market merchants, artists, vendors, a farmers market and community garage sale. The Pasco County Extension Service will offer talks on butterfly gardening, rain barrel harvesting and summer landscaping.

Afternoon at the opera: Centennial Opera Group will show a video of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Idomeneo, King of Crete at 12:30 p.m. June 19 at Centennial Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. The cast includes the late Jerry Hadley and sopranos Carol Vaness and Yvonne Kenny, with the London Philharmonic led by Bernard Haitink. Free.

Summer solstice 2009: Tarpon Springs kicks off the Festival of the Performing Arts on June 19 with David Ives' Off-Broadway comedy, All in the Timing, featuring six one-act plays. Shows are at 8 p.m. June 19 and 20 and June 26 and 27; 2 p.m. June 21 and 28 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Tickets are $15, or $13 for cultural center members. Reserved seating tickets are available from the box office or online at servlets/EventSearch? presenter=TARPON. Call (727) 942-5605 for more information.

A Night of the Islands: Enjoy Greek music and dancing under the stars from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 20 at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks on Dodecanese Boulevard. Free.

Calling all actors: Auditions for the comedy Heaven Can Wait will be held at 7 p.m. June 19 and 1 p.m. June 20 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Roles are for 12 men and six women. Director is Terri Marwood. Production dates are Sept. 10-27. Call (352) 684-1787.

A surreal look at art: The curator of education at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Peter Tush, will present Surrealism in the 1930s, a talk about the art style using multimedia, at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art auditorium, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Admission is $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers, free for students.

Entertaining events in Pasco 06/11/09 [Last modified: Thursday, June 11, 2009 12:25pm]
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