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Mark your calendar for Pasco arts and entertainment offerings

Theater buffs

Can you spell hilarious? Stage West Community Playhouse presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. Call (352) 683-5113.

On film

Ode to Cinematography: August's Friday Flix @ New Port Richey Library focuses on the art of film with weekly showings at 8 p.m. at the library, 5939 Main St. Today's feature is O Brother, Where Art Thou? Upcoming features include Pleasantville on Aug. 17; The Diving Bell and the Butterfly on Aug. 24; and Zelig on Aug. 31. Free.

Musically inclined

Battling bands: A "Rock the Block" summer party will be from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Rookies Sports Bar and Grill, 3095 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. This is a free outdoor event that will feature bands such as Clenchfist, A(k)new, Rise of Athera and Burning Fair Verona. The event will also include disc jockey Producer X. For information, call (352) 593-4114.

Art events

Faculty and staff artwork: The third annual exhibit of artwork by the Pasco-Hernando Community College faculty and staff will continue through Tuesday in the Pasco-Hernando Community College art gallery at the Alric Pottberg Library on the PHCC West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Free. Call (727) 816-3231.

Get outdoors

For the birds: Take a walk through the Tierra del Sol Preserve, which abounds with thickets and the small birds that use them. Starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the preserve, located at the south end of Asbel Road in Land O'Lakes Call (727) 847-2411, ext 8333, or email kmacmillen@pascocountyfl.net.

Consider this

Wine, food and craft market: The Florida Estates Winery hosts its Wine, Food and Craft Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Also features live music. Call (813) 996-2113 or visit florida estateswines.com.

The Evolution of Drag: This multimedia performance takes the audience on a tour of all things drag. The show, written by Michael Dixon (a.k.a. Daphne Ferraro), features a cast that includes 10 of "the area's finest" female impersonators. 8 p.m. Saturday at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Tickets are $20 plus tax. Light menu and a cash bar are available. For reservations, call (727) 863-7949.

Think ahead

Music and comedy: John Timpanelli and others perform music and comedy at 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 17, 24 and 31 at Cinema 6, 9510 U.S. 19, Port Richey. $10. Call (727) 379-6557.

Bike Night: Motorcyclists from all over are welcome to show off their rides from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Live entertainment. Call (813) 994-2242 or visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com.

Send events to Arleen Spenceley, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668 or email aspenceley@tampabay.com. Submit items at least two weeks in advance.

Guided butterfly walk

Take a guided butterfly walk through the Pasco Palms preserve and catch a glimpse of a monarch and the Eastern Pygmy Blue, the smallest butterfly in Florida. Starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Eagle Point Park, on the western end of Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Call (727) 847-2411, ext. 8333, or email kmacmillen@pascocountyfl.net.

Mark your calendar for Pasco arts and entertainment offerings 08/09/12 [Last modified: Thursday, August 9, 2012 9:43pm]
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