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Things to do around Pasco

Talent Showcase

The River Ridge High School Alumni, Faculty and Friends Talent Showcase is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Performing Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Drive, New Port Richey. Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. (727) 774-7386.

Theater buffs

Song and dance: The high-energy musical Swing! continues matinees and evenings through June 3 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip, for adults; $24.95 and $19.95 for ages 12 and younger. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

Lovable lady: The musical comedy Mame, based on the novel Auntie Mame, is presented today through Sunday and May 25-27 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $17, reserved seating. Call (727) 842-6777.

New York, New York: Neil Simon's longest-running Broadway comedy, Barefoot in the Park, about newlyweds with different views of life, concludes this weekend at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15. Call (352) 683-5113.

Music

Wind ensemble: The Wesley Chapel Wind Ensemble will host a benefit concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel. Performances include the Arts in Motion theater players, a brass ensemble, a woodwind quartet, a jazz band and the Wesley Chapel Wind Ensemble. Proceeds benefit Arts for Kids to preserve arts education in schools. Tickets cost $5 at the door or at wesleychapel windensemble.com. (813) 929-6929.

Fiddle me this: Elan Chalford and Big Jim Allen perform using a voice, a fiddle and a ukulele at 6 p.m. Thursday at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. Free. (727) 853-1279.

Youth symphony: The Greater Pasco Youth Symphony performs a spring recital at 7 p.m. May 26 at First Presbyterian Church, 7540 Ridge Road, Port Richey. $10. (727) 858-8024.

Art events

Folk art: Wendy "Win" Hammer, an artist who has a cognitive disability, is a rising star in the world of folk art. View her art and help her celebrate her birthday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the HiBrow Gallery, 14125 Seventh St., Dade City. (813) 417-6336.

Young artists exhibit: "Kids 'n' Art" is on display through June 1 at the Pasco Arts Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. The artists are local elementary and middle school students. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (727) 845-7322.

Consider this

Palate pleaser: Local restaurants offer up a fine spread from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Taste of Pasco at the Rotary Pavilion at the Concourse, 15323 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. There will be live entertainment, DJ, silent auction, local celebrities, children's games and activities. $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Mobile Medical Bus to serve the homeless of Pasco County.

Working on the railroad: See the Sundance Central Railroad and other operating displays at the Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Suncoast Center, 2645 Success Drive, Odessa. Go to finescalemodeling.org.

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

Things to do around Pasco 05/17/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 17, 2012 2:02pm]

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