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Out and about in Pasco County for June 11

Opening night

The romantic comedy Almost, Maine opens at 8 tonight and continues at 8 p.m. Saturday and June 18 and 19, and at2 p.m. Sunday and June 20 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 for nonmembers, $13 for members and students, plus tax and $1 handling fee. Visit or call (727) 942-5605, all reserved seating.

Final weekend: Show Palace Dinner Theatre concludes Sweet Charity 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.

Gay/lesbian movies continue: The sixth annual Reel Pride GLBT film festival continues at New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. Films are at 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3, 4 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Free.

Slurping and strolling: Greater New Port Richey Main Street will hold the third annual Watermelon Stroll from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be fresh watermelon, arts and crafts on Main Street, a community garage sale in Cavalaire Square, artists in front of Progress Energy Art Gallery on Grand Boulevard, contests and prizes. Visit or call (727) 842-8066 for details.

What the heck is that?: Artist/illustrator Ralph Butler will lead a panel discussion titled "What Is Art?" at 7 p.m. Saturday at Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The panel includes artist Jo Baughman, author Chris Coad Taylor, poet Fran Durler, multi-media artist Robert Mateja, actor Jim Poe, writer/artist Scott Smith and Pasco Arts Council director Ann Larsen. Audience participation will be encouraged.

Glitz and glamor: The duo of Bob and JoRae Stewart will do a Las Vegas-style show at 8 p.m. Saturday at Colorama Music, 9302 Denton Ave., Hudson. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6 for cocktails and dinner, at additional cost. Call (727) 863-7539.

Branson-style show: 24K Music Shows will present a musical variety show with tributes to Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline and Roy Orbison at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson (Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School). Tickets are $18 to $45. Visit or call toll-free 1-866-884-0291. A dinner catered by Marzella's International Catering of Hudson will be served at 5:30. Cost is $12. Call (727) 857-2604 for reservations.

Really big show: John Leggio's Center for the Performing Arts will present ECLECTICA, a contemporary song and dance show with approximately 100 performers and special lighting by Bay Stage Lighting Company, at 7 p.m. on June 18 and 19 and 3 p.m. June 20 at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Tickets are $15, reserved seating. Call (352) 683-8395 for advance tickets; also available at the center on performance days.

Music under the moon: The classic oldies band Ron and the Classics will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 24 at Music on the Beach at Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs. Free, with free shuttle bus from Tarpon Springs High School. Take chairs or blankets for seating. Hot dogs, popcorn, sodas, water, ice cream will be for sale; picnics welcome. No pets or alcoholic beverages allowed.

Remembering a classic: Joey Dee and the Starliters and the Crests with Tommy Mara will perform a tribute concert to the late Johnny Maestro of Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge at 8 p.m. June 26 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court (off U.S. 19 a quarter-mile north of County Line Road), Spring Hill. Admission is $20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a light menu and full bar at additional cost. Call (727) 863-7949 or 1-888-655-7469.

Out and about in Pasco County for June 11 06/10/10 [Last modified: Thursday, June 10, 2010 3:03pm]
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