Pasco Diversions calendar: Take a seat at Smokey Joe's Cafe

Good eats: Broadway's record-setting musical revue Smokey Joe's Cafe continues through Sept. 21 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95; ages 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.

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A comedy for 'Charity': Richey Suncoast Theatre will present the musical comedy Sweet Charity through Sept. 21 at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 adults, $8 children. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays starting two weeks before opening night and an hour before each show. Call (727) 842-6777.

Opposites attract: Stage West Community Playhouse will present the Neil Simon comedy The Odd Couple through Sept. 21 at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

Opera highlights: Centennial Opera Group will present a series of video highlights from its "Viva Giuseppe" study of the life and operas of Verdi on 12:30 p.m. today at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. These excepts will span more than 50 years of the composer's career and features performances by Pavarotti, Freni, Domingo, Price and others. Free.

Nutcracker auditions: Auditions for the Nutcracker ballet to be produced by Expressions, the Dance Company, will held Saturday at Port Richey Dance Time, Ridgewood Square, 6464 Ridge Road, Port Richey. Dancers and actors age 13 and older will audition at 1 p.m.; ages 10-13 at 2 p.m.; and ages 6-10 at 3 p.m. Director is Gillian Davis. Production dates are 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14.

Ballet on film: A video of Ludwig Minkus's ballet La Bayadere will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free.

A peaceful celebration: Korean War Veterans Chapter 174 will host "Cease Fire," a dinner and show by Korean dancers to mark the 55th anniversary of the end to fighting in Korea, on Saturday at the Spring Hill VFW 10209 Hall, 14736 Edward Noll Drive (go east off of Anderson Snow Road), Spring Hill. Doors open at 2 p.m. with cash bar; full buffet at 3 p.m.; show from 4 to 5:30 p.m.; dancing with Northern Sounds from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dinner, show and dance, $20. Call Rich Mellinger at (352) 688-7196.

Remembering 9/11: Richey Concert Band will give a 9/11 Memorial concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the band shell in Sims Park in New Port Richey. Free.

Fresh art: "Pasco Art 2008," an exhibit of new original art by amateur and professional artists age 18 and older, will be at the Pasco Arts Council's art center Sept. 12 through Oct. 24. The center is at 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. A reception honoring the artists will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Free.

Dark opera: A video of Gilbert and Sullivan's Yeoman of the Guard will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free.

Send items for Diversions: Out and About to Bridget Grumet, St. Petersburg Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668 or e-mail bgrumet@sptimes.com.

Pasco Diversions calendar: Take a seat at Smokey Joe's Cafe 09/04/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 3:43pm]

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