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Photo show coming to Progress Energy Art Gallery

Stuart Harrison's Cheers, right, is among the works of local photographers that can be seen in the exhibit, "Out of the Box and Through the Lens," Sept. 2-30 at the Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. A reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 2 at the gallery. Artwork by students at Dayspring Academy Middle School is included. Regular exhibit hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Free.

Modern artist: Transition, Chaos, and Now, the fragmented imagery of Kurt Holyoke, will be exhibited through Sept. 29 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.

Mellow drama: The comedy-drama Steel Magnolias will be presented matinees and evenings today through Sept. 25 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. Special offer, this show only: Buy one full-price ticket, get a second for half price.

Close to You: The Carpenters Tribute Show will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Palace Grand, on Della Court off U.S. 19 a quarter mile north of County Line Road, Spring Hill. The program features the songs of Karen and Richard Carpenter, a top act of the 1970s (We've Only Just Begun, Top of the World, Superstar and Close to You). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Show is $20, plus tax; full bar and food available at extra cost. Call (727) 863-7949 or toll-free 1-888-655-7469 for reservations.

Stitch in time: Small decorative quilts created by members of the West Pasco Quilters' Guild are on exhibit through Saturday at Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The quilts were made by members ages 6 through 90, both male and female. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Free.

Do comedy capers: Auditions for the Ray Cooney-John Chapman comedy farce There Goes the Bride will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Roles are for four men and four women ages 18 and older. Production dates are Oct. 20 to Nov. 6. For information, call (727) 842-6777.

Arts, crafts, sun and food: The Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Arts & Crafts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5 along Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Call (352) 344-0657 for information. Free.

Not a musical: The Ken Ludwig comedy/farce Lend Me a Tenor will be presented Sept. 8-11 and 16-18 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, reserved seating. Call (352) 683-5113. Season tickets for both Main Stage and Forum shows are still available.

For adults only: Italian Chicks, a passionate comedy with a little drama (with adult content), will be presented at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. The show features Maryann "Boom Boom" Maisano. Doors open at 6:30, show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Full bar and light food available at additional cost. Call 1-888-655-7469 for reservations.

Whodunnit: The classic murder mystery, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, will be presented weekends Sept. 9-18 at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20, reserved seating, $17 for members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit

Pasco County diversions 08/25/11 [Last modified: Thursday, August 25, 2011 12:31pm]
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