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The Gilbert and Sullivan Players, right, present My Fair Lady weekends today through July 31 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 324 Pine St. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays, when curtain is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for nonmembers, $16 for members, and $12 for students. (727) 942-5605 or

Behind the scenes: The comedy-farce Noises Off will be presented weekends though July 31 by Hat Trick Theatre at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Adults, $16 at the door or $14 in advance; students and seniors, $11 at the door or $9 in advance. Call (727) 857-2604 or e-mail smoun [email protected]

Dig out the go-go boots and pillbox hats: The jukebox musical Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: The Neil Sedaka Musical will be presented matinees and weekends today through Aug. 21 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip, for adults, $24.95 and $19.95 for ages 12 and younger. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; elsewhere toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

Someone's in the kitchen: Greek cooking classes, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Safford House, 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs. Cost is $20 per class. In this series of traditional cuisine classes, excellent community cooks teach dishes from the delicious regional cuisine of the Dodecanese Islands. To register call (727) 942-5605 or visit

And the winners are: Hernando/Pasco Has Talent Contest Finals will be held at 7:30 p.m. July 30 at Pasco-Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. Proceeds support PHCC Foundation scholarships. Call (352) 848-1411 or order online at

To die for: The Thespians of Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520 will perform Murder Me Always on Aug. 6 at the lodge, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available in the lounge. Reserved seating available for tables of 8 or more, and these tickets are available in the office (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays). For reserved seating, call (727) 868-2994; for open seating tickets, call (727) 863-2520.

The kids are alright: Paintings created by students from St. Anthony School in San Antonio are on display from Tuesday through early August at the Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.

Cozy quilts: Progress Energy Art Gallery presents "With Needle and Thread: Little Quilts," Aug. 5-27 at 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The West Pasco Quilters' Guild Exhibit Opening Reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 5. Some are made for the 2012 Silent Auction, in conjunction with their biennial quilt show, which benefits the children's programs at Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson. For information, go to

Teachers' turn: Artworks by the faculty and staff of Pasco-Hernando Community College will be exhibited through Aug. 8 in the Alric Pottberg library on the west campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Call (727) 816-3229. Free.

Night in the Islands: Enjoy Greek music with the band Ellada, dancing and outdoor dining from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, Dodecanese Boulevard. Free.

Young singers: Opera Tampa Young Artists will present "Uncovering Carmen," the culmination of a weeklong workshop on the opera Carmen, at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. $15 and $13. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit

Pasco entertainment notes 07/21/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:59pm]
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