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Entertaining events abound in Pasco

It's Christmastime: Show Palace Dinner Theatre presents A Show Palace Christmas, a Holiday in London, matinees and evenings through Dec. 27 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.

Yuletide cheer on stage: Richey Suncoast Theatre will present the 10th anniversary edition of the musical A Pasco Christmas Reflections, weekends through Dec. 6 at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows at 8 p.m. except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. $16 adults, $8 children. Box office hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and an hour before each performance. Call (727) 842-6777.

'Doubt: A Parable': The Showcase Arts Foundation players will perform the Pulitzer Prize-winning play at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. $10 at door. First come, first seated.

Indie film: Banks Helfrich will screen The Donut, the Balloon and the Lifesaver on Saturday at Whole Note Acres Restaurant, 7324 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Complimentary salad, soup, quiche and dessert at 7 p.m., followed by the movie. Reservations required at the restaurant.

Spirituality on canvas: "Myth, Mystery and Religion" concludes Saturday at Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Free.

'Pasco Art 2009' continues through Dec. 10 at the Pasco Arts Council art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday (behind Centennial Park Library). Free.

Feast for the eyes: "Psychedelic Visions" by David Kastner continues through Dec. 15 at Pasco-Hernando Community College Art Gallery in the Pottberg Library, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Call (727) 816-3229.

Voices of praise: Nature Coast Festival Singers will perform choruses from Handel's Messiah and other seasonal songs at 3 p.m. Sunday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way (U.S. 19), Weeki Wachee; 7 p.m. Monday at Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 8168 Jasmine Drive, Brooksville; and at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at First United Methodist Church, 8831 W Bradshaw Blvd., Homosassa. Free, but donations accepted for scholarships.

It's your call: Progress Energy Art Gallery will hold a wine and cheese reception for modern artists exhibiting in "Up for Interpretation" from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4 at 6231 Grand Blvd. in New Port Richey. Free.

Gilded performances: Golden Revue, with singers, dancers, comics and other acts 50 and older, will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 4-5 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. Call (352) 683-5113.

'A Christmas Carol': The Charles Dickens classic will be presented weekends Dec. 4-13 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Shows are at 8 p.m. except Sundays at 2 p.m. $16 for nonmembers, $14 members, $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605 or tarponarts.org.

The way it was: Pioneer Florida Museum will present a Country Christmas Open House at the museum off U.S. 301, a mile north of Dade City, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5. The event includes music, Santa and cane grinding. $8 adults; $4 ages 10-17; $2 ages 5-9; free for 4 and younger. In lieu of admission, donate a new toy or supply for a local charity.

Merry music: The Bay Baroque Christmas Concert will be presented at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane.

Entertaining events abound in Pasco 11/26/09 [Last modified: Thursday, November 26, 2009 8:10pm]
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