Brush up on the bard
Hat Trick Theatre Productions presents the comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson (Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School campus) weekends through July 18. Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 reserved seating, $9 general admission. Call (727) 857-2604 or visit ed-pac.org.
Two actors, 20 characters: Red, White and Tuna continues through July 18 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Actors Matthew McGee and Candler Budd re-create the characters they played in Greater Tuna and A Tuna Christmas. Dinner and show, $48; show only, $36.95, 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.
Broadway 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Broadway: The Musical will be shown at 7 p.m. July 17 at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St. The audience is taken on a romp through the music of Broadway from the 1930s to the present. Suggested donation is $10. Visit showcase artsfoundation.org.
Disco fever: Show Palace Dinner Theatre will present Boogie Wonderland: The Music of the '70s, an all-new musical revue, matinees and evenings from July 23 to Aug. 22 at 16128 U.S. 19 in Hudson. Dinner and show, $48; show only, $36.95, 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.
'Celebrate Life': Paintings by cancer survivors and caregivers will be exhibited through Saturday at Uptown Artist Gallery, 14449 Seventh St., Dade City. Gallery open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
Locals on display: Progress Energy Art Gallery Members' Show runs through July 31 at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Exhibit hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Many of the pieces are $30 to $2,000.
Campus talent: Artwork by the Pasco-Hernando Community College's faculty and staff members will be exhibited through Aug. 5 at the gallery in the Pottberg Library on the PHCC West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Photography, clay, charcoal, textiles, pencil drawings, acrylic and sculpture by 14 faculty and staff members will be in the exhibit. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Free.
Got the blues? Jimmy Griswold and his band offer up the warm tones of T-Bone Walker and B.B. King, and the wilder side of Roy Buchanan and Jeff Beck, along with Jimmy's own originals, 7 tonight at Joli-mon's Grill, 941 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. Call (727) 735-0498.
Going tropical: Tarpon Springs presents "A Night in the Islands" from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy Greek music, dancing and dining on the world-famous Sponge Docks. Call (727) 942-5605.
Island Bash: Wile away the afternoon with the Frankee Dee NY Big Band Orchestra at the Island Bash Dinner Dance, 1 p.m. July 18 at the Hideaway, 247 Hallcrest Ave., Spring Hill. The cost is $20 and includes buffet dinner at 1:30 p.m. Cash bar. Advanced payment required. Call (352) 596-9486.
In the garden
Making Your Own Compost and Worm Composting, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. All ages. Register at pasco.ifas.ufl.edu and click on "Events Calendar," or call (352) 521-4288, (727) 847-2411, ext. 4288, or (813) 996-2411, ext. 4288.