Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Events

A murder mystery, art on display and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

On stage

Doo-wop sound: The Fantastix will perform at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $12. Call (727) 842-6777.

Murder on stage: Murder at the Howard Johnson's is on stage through March 6 at Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main St., New Port Richey. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays; doors open 30 minutes before each show. Tickets are $28 and are available online at ferrarostudiotheatre.com (click on white box under "Buy Tickets") or by calling (727) 409-0293.

Art events

Art exhibit: "Suggs, Swepson and Mack: A Collaboration Exhibition of Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics” is on display through March 23 in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. A reception will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 2. 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

Southern gospel: Singer/songwriter Squire Parsons, known for his song Sweet Beulah Land and appearances on the Gaither Homecoming series, will perform at 11 a.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church, 3514 Allen Road, Zephyrhills. For information, call (813) 782-6592.

The music of Spain: The Richey Community Orchestra will perform music from Madrid, Andalusia and Barcelona with guest artist Benjamin Pila, a classical guitarist, at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance at the orchestra's box office at 6827 Amberjack Lane, Hudson, or at the door. For information, call (727) 919-3866 or visit richeycommunityorchestra.com.

A 'Wicked' good time: John Timpanelli and Tin Pan Alley Productions will perform a tribute to the musicals Wicked and The Wizard of Oz at 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Tickets are $15 and include dessert and coffee.

Other fun

Waterfest: The Bayou Business Association, Visit Pasco, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm Alumni will host the inaugural Pasco Waterfest from Friday through Sunday in the city of Port Richey's Waterfront District. Events will include the Pithla-Poker Run Pub Crawl from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at various locations, for a $10 entry fee, plus water sports, including a fishing tournament and a barbecue fundraiser and celebrity meet-and-greet. For a complete schedule, visit bayoubusinessdistrict.com.

Have a laugh: Rich Alexander, a comedic hypnotist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Meeting Center, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Recommended for ages 18 and older. For information, call (727) 375-9700 or visit TrinityMeetingCenter.com.

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 fine­scalemodeling.org.

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