'Party with the Greeks' Saturday at Spartan Manor

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Belly dancer Noelani Maria (pictured at right) will perform at "Opa! Party with the Greeks" from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. The event features Greek food and dancing, Greek and American music by the Greek band Elada, with singers Deno Theofilos and Elias Poulos and bouzouki player Georgos Soffos. The Patrida Greek folk dancers and the Veiled Visions Bellydance Revue also will perform. Call Judith at (727) 842-6821 or Spartan Manor at 849-6464 for tickets, which are $40. Proceeds benefit PACE Center for Girls and AMI Kids Pasco.

Last chance to see the big con: Show Palace Dinner Theatre presents the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels today through Sunday at the theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95, plus tax and tip; 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

Take a hankie: The poignant drama Shadow Box continues through Sunday in the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10. Box office is open 10 a.m. Saturday and an hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

Try to remember: Hat Trick Theatre Productions presents the musical The Fantasticks at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson (Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School campus) through April 25. Shows at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and April 19, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $15 reserved seating, $9 general admission. Visit ed-pac.org or call (727) 857-2604.

Last of the Ring Cycle: New Century Opera will perform Richard Wagner's The Twilight of the Gods (Gotterdammerung) at 6:30 p.m. today and April 30 and 1 p.m. Sunday and May 2 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $20 nonmembers, $18 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Broadway's favorite: Richey Community Orchestra presents "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Singers Randi Hoidalen Olsen and Jason Yungmann will join in songs from Cats, Evita, Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love, Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera and more. Tickets $15, open seating.

Street corner harmonies: The Saints DooWop group performs at 8 p.m. April 23 and 24 and 2:30 p.m. April 25 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets $16 for the April 23 and 25 shows. Special guest performers will be the Cadillacs (Speedo) on April 24 — tickets then are $20. Call (727) 842-6777 and leave a message.

Ride 'em, cowboy: Pioneer Florida Museum & Village will hold Cowboy Days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the museum, off U.S. 301 north of Dade City. Featured performer is Les McDowell and his cowboy poetry. Attractions include Cowboy Tom's Wild West Show, Dock Green Silverhawk, native flute player, whip artist Chase Keith, a Seminole Indian village and a petting zoo. Admission $15 in advance, $20 at the door for nonmembers; $10 for museum members. Call (352) 567-0262.

Outdoor artists: Tarpon Springs Cultural Center will exhibit "Contemporary Impressionists: The Florida Landscape En Plein Air," the work of four artists, through May 27 at 101 S Pinellas Ave. (Alt. 19), Tarpon Springs. The artists are Eva Allen, Jenna Star Friedman, Elizabeth Rose and Lynnette Vaughan. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Retrospective works: Paintings by the late Ted Giavis will be at Pasco-Hernando Community College Art Gallery in the Pottberg Library, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey through May 12. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. Call (727) 816-3229.

'Party with the Greeks' Saturday at Spartan Manor 04/15/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 15, 2010 3:34pm]

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