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Afternoon of arias

Singer Doreen Summers (at right) will sing opera arias from the 18th through 19th century Italian verismo movement, plus contemporary interpretations of classic singing at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 Pinellas Ave. (Alt. 19), Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $15 for nonmembers, $13 for members. Call (727) 942-5605 or online at

Dime-a-dancers: Show Palace Dinner Theatre continues Sweet Charity matinees and evenings through June 13 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.

Hold on to your hats: Stage West Community Playhouse will present the dark adult comedy Everything in the Garden weekends through May 23 at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $18. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

Kickin' it up: Richey Suncoast Theatre continues the musical Footloose weekends through May 30 the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Originally a movie starring Kevin Bacon, it's about a young man from the city who moves to a small town and persuades the ultra-conservative townspeople to let the kids dance. Shows are at 8 p.m. except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $16 adults, $8 children. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each performance. Call (727) 842-6777.

Gonna get married: The River Ridge High School Alumni Association will present the Standing Ovation Dinner Theatre troupe in The Godfather's Meshuggener Wedding: A Jewish/Italian Interactive Wedding Comedy from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Seven Springs Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey. The $35 tickets include dinner and the audience participation show. Proceeds will go to scholarships and a monument to honor distinguished faculty and alumni. Call (727) 389-4496 for tickets and information.

Tribute bands and more: Diva Hope Charities will hold a fundraiser "Concert for Hope" at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Rotary Pavilion, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills (off State Road 52 adjacent to Safety Town). Performers include Tumbling Dice, a Rolling Stones tribute band; 1984, a Van Halen tribute band; and Destroyer, a KISS tribute band. There will also be a motorcycle show, merchandise and food vendors. Proceeds will underwrite cancer screening for women ages 44 and younger without insurance or money. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Call (727) 226-0758 or visit, click on "events," then "Concert for Hope."

Stand up and salute: Nature Coast Festival Singers will perform "Songs of Faith and Freedom," featuring patriotic hymns and seasonal works, with a special section by the Nature Coast Children's Chorale, at 3 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Free, but a donation will be accepted for the music education scholarship fund.

Scholarly singing: Baritone Paul Gibson will present a concert about travel, "One for the Road," at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The event is to raise funds for Gibson to further his education in the Lutheran ministry. Tickets are $10 at the box office, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Call (727) 842-6777.

Making a joyful noise: The Tarpon Springs Community Choir will give a concert of gospel music at 7:30 p.m. May 22 at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $10 nonmembers, $8 members and students, plus tax and handling fee. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit

Things to do around Pasco County 05/13/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:15pm]
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