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What's up in Pasco? Theater, music, art calendar

High school theater

J.W. Mitchell High School Drama presents the play Stage Door at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. $5 in advance; $7 at the box office. (727) 774-9358.

Theater buffs

Do-Re-Mi: The Sound of Music continues weekends through Nov. 17 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Adults: dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip. Ages 12 and under: $24.95 and $19.95. (727) 863-7949 or toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

Lucky in love? The drama club at River Ridge High School performs The Ladies Man at 7 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 2, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the River Ridge Center for the Arts, 11646 Town Center Road, Port Richey. $5. For information, call (727) 774-7386 or email

On screen

Best of the 'Breast' Friday Flix: This month's Friday Flix series features films directed by women. Today's presentation is Lost in Translation directed by Sofia Coppola. Movie starts at 8 p.m. at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St.

Musically inclined

Opera: Watch the Metropolitan Opera perform Otello live at 12:55 p.m. Saturday at Grove 16 and CineBistro, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel. $24. (813) 948-5444.

Art events

A Man's World: "The Man Cave" exhibit runs through Saturday at the Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 848-6500.

Nature and wildlife photography: Art by Cheryl Molennor is on display through Nov. 1 in the art gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library at Pasco-Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. (727) 816-3231.

Consider this

The rodeo is back: After an absence of several years, the Odessa Rodeo and Festival is "Back In the Saddle Again" at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road, Odessa. Each daily performance will include bareback and saddle bronk riding, team roping and tie-down roping, steer wrestling, women's barrel racing and bull riding. A "Kiddie Rodeo" is held each day prior to opening ceremonies. For information and tickets, visit

Boots and Bling: Pasco Aging Network will hold its annual fundraiser from 7-10 tonight at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. The Boots and Bling fundraiser will feature Texas Hold 'Em and Black Jack tournaments and other games. $35 per ticket at the door. For information, call (727) 597-0242.

Get outdoors

A-mazing corn: The corn maze at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, east of Masaryktown, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 4. It features a 5-acre labyrinth made of corn, plus games and hayrides. Kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Cash admission is $8.50; $4.50 ages 3 to 11; free for 2 and younger. (352) 279-0977.

Think ahead

Get your tickets now: Richey Community Orchestra season opens with "A Veterans Day Spectacular" at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $15; reservations suggested. Go to to download a ticket order form or call Denise Isaacson at (727) 919-3866.

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

What's up in Pasco? Theater, music, art calendar 10/25/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 25, 2012 11:50am]
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