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A classical piano concert, a wine fest and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

Talent show

The 33rd annual Spotlight on Talent finals will be at noon and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road. The first show will feature performers through eighth grade; the second show will feature performers who are in high school. The shows will feature multiple styles, including instrumental music, vocal music and dance. Tickets for adults are $12, or $20 for both shows; tickets for students through high school are $6, or $10 for both shows. For information, contact Barbara Friedman at (352) 567-1720 or [email protected], or visit

On stage

'Puttin' on the Ritz': Gracie and Lacy, reminiscent of Gold Era stars, will "bring vintage Hollywood to life" by performing harmonies, vocals, tap dance and comedy in retro wardrobes at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 790 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The show is part of the Hernando Performing Arts Guild's season series. Tickets are $25. For information, call (352) 799-5577.

A musical comedy parody: The Drowsy Chaperone runs through Sunday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sunday at 2:30 p.m. For cost or other information, call (727) 842-6777 or visit

Creepy and kooky: The Addams Family is on stage with Thursday matinee, Saturday evening and Sunday brunch performances through April 3 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50, plus tax and tip. Show only, group and youth tickets available. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit

Art events

Art exhibit: "Suggs, Swepson and Mack: A Collaboration Exhibition of Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics" is on display through Wednesday in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

Art on display: Art by Roland Descombes is on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 Sixth St., Zephryhills, through April 23. Regular gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month. For information, call (217) 341-0274 or send email to [email protected]

Musically inclined

Fire and rain: The Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, will present "Fire and Rain: The James Taylor Experience," a tribute show, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 to $30. For information, call (727) 816-3707 or visit

A taste of la dolce vita: The Richey Community Orchestra will perform a show, "A Taste of Italy," Sunday at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. The event will start with cocktails at 1 p.m. A lasagna or roasted chicken dinner will follow at 1:30 p.m., and the show will start at 3 p.m. The 50-piece orchestra and soloists Andy Stefano and Natalie Nelson will pay tribute to two legendary Italian vocalists: the King of Cool, Dean Martin, and the Queen of Song, Connie Francis. Seating will be at tables of 10, and reservations are required. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased in person or by mail at the RCO Box Office, 6827 Amberjack Lane, Hudson, FL 34667. Tickets also may be purchased online at For information, call Denise Isaacson at (727) 919-3866.

Comedy and vocals: Leesah Stiles and John Timpanelli will perform popular Broadway numbers, love songs and dramatic music at 2 p.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. March 26 at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. The cost is $15, which includes coffee and dessert. For tickets and information, call (727) 457-4899.

A classical concert: Grigorios Zamparas, an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey, 7540 Ridge Road. The concert will include a performance by guest pianist Carolyn Heagey. Admission is a donation of $5 to $10, which will be divided between the performers and the church's food pantry. For information, call (727) 849-1898 or visit

For the family

Chasco Fiesta fun: Festivities during this year's annual Chasco Fiesta, from April 1 to 9 at various locations in New Port Richey, will include the Covanta Chasco Carnival; a Native American festival; the West Pasco Sertoma Beef Barbecue; Joy FM Family Night; a market village; a street parade; a car, truck and bike show; live music; a chalk art festival; humans versus canines soccer games, and other family fun. For information and a complete schedule of events, visit

Egg hunt and a movie: An Easter egg hunt will start at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. A screening of the family film Minions will follow, at 7:45 p.m. Admission is free, and complimentary hot dogs, drinks and popcorn will be served. Family fun, including bounce houses, will precede the hunt and movie from 2 to 7 p.m. For information, call (352) 540-3835.

On screen

Honoring women's history: The Pasco Chapter of the National Organization for Women will show the film The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter at its meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Storytelling Room at the Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway. The film will be shown again at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, and at 6 p.m. Wednesday at New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. For information, call (727) 266-3115.

Other fun

Seafood and fun fundraiser: The SunWest Park Crab and Shrimp Festival will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson. The event will feature an appearance by NASCAR rookie Cody Lane and his Truck Series racing truck, plus live music, a boat show, artists, a kids zone and seafood. Admission is free on Friday and $5 on Saturday. Parking is $5, but free Saturday with a Friday parking ticket. Proceeds will benefit the Student Survival Organization. For information, visit simplyeventsfl/crab-shrimp-festival.

All aboard: The Pioneer Florida Museum Train Show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For information, call (352) 567-0262 or visit

Wine, wine, wine: A wine festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. The event will include live entertainment and gifts to browse or buy, plus the opportunity to sample the winery's wines and meet its winemaker. Pets are welcome. Parking and admission are free. The cost is $3.50 to participate in the wine tasting. Call (813) 996-2113.

Mini models: The Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling in the West Pasco Industrial Park, 2645 Success Drive, Odessa, showcases mini model trains from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through May. The museum features four scratch-built operating train layouts, military models, turn-of-the-century buildings and several doll house exhibits. Admission is $7 for adults and children 12 and under are free. For information, call (352) 585-2662 or visit fine­

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