• The eighth annual Suncoast Arts Fest has issued a call for artists and fine craftsmen to participate in the Jan. 19-20 event at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. More than 145 artists and 100,000 patrons are expected to attend this event, which helps fund numerous youth arts programs and scholarships. Artists may register at www.zapplication.org; for information, visit www.suncoastartsfest.com and select "For Artists."
• Hudson Middle School Players Readers Theater will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Books-A-Million in Port Richey
• Hudson Middle Jazz Band travels to Walt Disney World for a workshop with professionals on Friday and will perform at 1:30 p.m. in the park. A public performance is at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Gulf View Square mall in Port Richey.
At the school
• Gulfside Elementary choral concert, 7 p.m. Thursday.
• Marlowe Elementary winter concert, 7 p.m. Thursday.
• Moon Lake Elementary Winter choral and recorder concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. (727) 774-7381.
• Bayonet Point Middle concert, 7 p.m. today.
• Chasco Middle music concert, 6 p.m. Thursday.
• Expressions – The Dance Company presents The Nutcracker at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors ages 65 and up and $12 for children age 10 and under. Purchase at Port Richey Dance Time Studios at 6464 Ridge Road or call (727) 505-6211 or (727) 967-8226.
• Dayspring Academy Winter Showcase, 7 p.m. Saturday.
• River Ridge High School/Hudson High One Acts, 7 p.m. Sunday.
• Hudson Middle music concert, 7 p.m. Monday.
• River Ridge Middle and River Ridge High winter band concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Gulf Middle Glee Concert, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19.
Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road. (813) 794-8772 or (727) 774-8772.
• Sand Pine Elementary winter concert, 7 p.m. today.
• Wiregrass Ranch High School band/chorus and orchestra winter concert, 7 p.m. Thursday.
• John Long Middle School choral concert, 7 p.m. Friday.
• Watergrass Elementary winter concert, 7 p.m. Monday.
• John Long Middle School orchestra concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Land O'Lakes High winter concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 19.