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Pasco things to do, Feb. 3-9

MUSIC to your ears

The Richey Concert Band performs at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11626 Town Center Road, New Port Richey.

Theater buffs

• The musical Hairspray continues matinees and evenings through Feb. 26 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. For adults, dinner and show $49.50, show only $38.45 plus tax and tip; for ages 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95. (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

Art offerings

• Melanie Feldman's works as "The Painter of Women" are featured through Feb. 16 in the Pasco-Hernando Community College art gallery in the Pottberg Library building on the PHCC New Port Richey campus, 10230 Ridge Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. To schedule a private showing or an event at the gallery, call (727) 816-3231.


Gilbert and Sullivan Players perform the operetta Thespis, or the Gods Grown Old at 8 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 11 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 12 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. $20 for members, $17 for students. (727) 942-5605.

• Irish folk music group ShaeLaurel will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. This is the fourth of five shows presented by the Hernando Performing Arts Guild. Tickets are $25, reserved seating. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call (352) 799-5577 or visit

Frank Parsons Big Band presents "Salute to Sweethearts" at 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $11. Call (727) 842-6777 and leave your phone number. The box office will call back to arrange seats. Concerts are monthly October through May.

Consider this

• The Farm Fest and Quilt Show will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. Horse competitions, local quilted fashions show, traveling quilt exhibit, entertainment and more. $8 for ages 18 and up; $4 for ages 6 to 12. Under 5 free. For information call (352) 567-0262 or visit

• Alzheimer's Family Organization's 13th annual Gong Show fundraiser is at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive in Port Richey. Tickets are $25, $30 and $40 and include dinner catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Call (727) 848-8888 or toll free 1-888-496-8004.

• Comedian and Tampa native Leo Gallagher performs at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Performing Arts Center at Pasco-Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. $25-$30. Call (727) 816-3707 or visit

• Fiction into Film discussion at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Pick up a free copy of the story at the library prior. Registration is not required. For information, call (727) 943-4922.

• The New Port Richey Library hosts a lecture, "the Haitian Revolution and the Rise of American Music," at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at the library, 5939 Main St. Some music is performed but this is primarily a lecture. Free. Visit

• Witness history come alive at the sixth annual Bivouac and Barracks event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17-18 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Zephyrhills Barracks Museum, 39444 South Ave. Free.

Send events to Arleen Spenceley, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey 34668 or email Submit items at least two weeks in advance.

Pasco things to do, Feb. 3-9 02/02/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:23pm]
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