Stuff to do in Pasco and environs

Today

Focus on Falstaff: Centennial Opera Group continues its series "Viva Giuseppe, the Life and Operas of Verdi" at 12:30 p.m. at Centennial Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. Music historian Robert Greenberg will talk about Verdi's comic Falstaff, emphasizing Act 1, followed by video highlights of Act 1 as performed by the Vienna State Opera. Free.

Forever Plaid: The tale of four young men who are allowed to return from the celestial plane to perform their 1950s musical show will be presented in matinees and evenings through July 27 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $44; show only, $32.95; children 12 and younger, $26.45 and $21.45, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

Odd Couple auditions:

7 p.m. at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Also at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Roles are for seven men and two women who can do a British accent. Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. Production dates are Sept. 4-21.

Saturday

Participatory dance event: Harmony Yoga & Pilates Studio will present "Dancing for the Cure," a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Deer Park Elementary cafeteria, 8636 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Dance with teachers doing Zumba, salsa, hip-hop, cardio dance and yoga trance dance. Admission is a minimum $20 donation to the Komen Foundation at the door. Call (727) 277-2247 to register.

Filipino Fiesta: The Filipino American Social Club of Hernando and Pasco will celebrate Philippine Independence Day from 6 to 11 p.m. at the SNPJ Suncoast Lodge 778 banquet hall, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. There will be native food and music. Dress in Filipino costumes or semiformal attire. Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and older, free for kids 12 and younger. Call Alsie Morris at (727) 207-4215 or the Philippines Food Store at (727) 697-3280.

REEL Pride Fest: The third annual series of films about gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals is held at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St. The films at 6 p.m. are Nina's Heavenly Delights, a spicy romantic comedy, and Anyone and Everyone, a documentary featuring parents of gays and lesbians from different cultures. The 8 p.m. shows are The Girl, a modern film noir, and The Bubble, a gay romance between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian in Tel Aviv. Free. More films will be shown on June 14, 21 and 28.

Bourbon Street birthday: The nightclub celebrates its 10th anniversary of live music with the Return of Zebra, with special guests Nation, Julliet, Jeteye, Arkaydia and Bad Sara. The club is at 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Tickets are $18 in advance, $25 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call (727) 843-0686, visit the club in person, or go to www.clubbourbonstreet.com.

Sunday

Poetic opera: A DVD of Claude Debussy's tragic opera Pelleas Et Melisande will be shown at 2:30 p.m. at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. It is performed by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Free.

Send entertainment items for Diversions: Coming Attractions or Out and About to Barbara L. Fredricksen, St. Petersburg Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey 34668 or e-mail to fredricksen@sptimes.com.

Stuff to do in Pasco and environs 06/05/08 [Last modified: Thursday, June 5, 2008 7:01pm]

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