Thursday, May 24, 2018
News Roundup

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 [email protected]

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 orodeo.net.

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 richeycommunityorchestra.com 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 [email protected] Submit items at least two weeks in advance.

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