songs, trivia, fun
Singer Maria Zouves and the VOICExperience Singers will present "Music Out of a Hat" at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. The program includes music from operas and Broadway, along with trivia questions, prizes and tickets to future center performances. Tickets are $15 for nonmembers, $13 for members and students, plus tax and $1 handling fee. Call (727) 942-5605.
Interesting quilts: Works by the West Pasco Quilters Guild will be exhibited in "Through the Eye of the Needle" through Aug. 28 at Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. More than 25 quilts from tiny to large can be viewed from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Work by Mitchell High School students is also on display. Free.
Original art: Artifacts made by people in 12 African counties and collected by Daniel E. Irvine will be shown at Hudson Regional Library, off Fivay Road, through Aug. 31. Irvine obtained the pieces while working with the Peace Corps and for World Vision from 1991 through 2005. He is now stationed in Washington with World Vision. He is a 1985 graduate of Hudson High School. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Bell bottoms and street strutting: Show Palace Dinner Theatre continues Boogie Wonderland: The Music of the '70s through 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.
Genuine art connoisseurs: The final in a series of three films on recognizing and collecting good art will be shown at 3 p.m. Aug. 22 in the auditorium at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road (half-mile west of U.S. 19), Tarpon Springs. It's Herb & Dorothy (89 minutes), a documentary about a New York postal worker and a librarian who amass a multimillion-dollar art collection. Free.
Really big show: 24K Gold Music Shows will present a revue of musical hits from the 1960s and '70s with dance at 3 p.m. Aug. 22 at Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Tickets are $18 to $45. Call 1-866-884-0291 or visit c24k.com. A preshow Italian dinner will be catered by Marzella's at 1:30 p.m. for $12. Call (727) 857-2604 for reservations.
Music under the moon: SPF 40, a classic rock/beach music/R&B group, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26 at "Music on the Beach" at Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs. Free, with free shuttle bus from Tarpon Springs High School. Take chairs or blankets. Hot dogs, popcorn, sodas, water and ice cream for sale; picnics welcome. No pets or alcoholic beverages allowed.
All about geezers: Show Palace Dinner Theatre will present Mid-Life: The Crisis Musical, a look at the "joys" of growing older, matinees and evenings Aug. 27 through Sept. 26 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.
Time to apply: Visual and performing artists who want to be in the sixth annual Suncoast Arts Fest to be held Jan. 22-23 at the Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel have until Jan. 8 to enter. Entrance fees are $25 jury fee and $155 artist acceptance fee until Oct. 31; after that, the artist fee is $175. Cash awards will be presented. For complete rules, guidelines and application, go to suncoastartsfest.com or call (727) 247-6182.
Biblical song and dance: The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be presented weekends Sept. 9-26 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $15 adults, $8 students 17 and younger. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.