Thursday, December 14, 2017
Events

Anime convention, hypnotist's show and other Things to Do July 24 and beyond

On stage

He's a soul man: John Timpanelli will perform a Blues Brothers tribute and variety show with Keefer Dickerson at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the New Lakes of Regency Park, 8330 Civic Drive, Port Richey. An optional dinner will be served at 4 p.m., and dinner-and-a-show tickets must be purchased at least two days in advance. Show-only tickets will be available at the door at 5 p.m. For information, call (727) 863-4092.

Bring the kids: The Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, will host a production of The Sleeping Beauty, by playwright Charlotte B. Chorpenning, at 4 p.m. Aug. 1 and 8 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9. Tickets are $10, or $5 for members and students. For information and tickets, call (727) 942-5605 or visit TarponArts.org.

Grab your tickets: Season tickets are on sale for Live Oak Theatre's 2015-16 performances, which will include a musical adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days, October 9-10 and 16-17; a Christmas celebration in December; and the musical The Secret Garden, April 29-30 and May 6-7. Friday shows will start at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday shows will start at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Each show includes dessert. Season tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children, with the purchase of an adult season ticket. To order, call the box office at (352) 593-0027.

Art events

You're a poet and you know it: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., will host Poetry Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 31. Recite poetry and watch a skit by the Old Time Radio Players. To RSVP, call (727) 848-6500 or send email to [email protected]

Quilted art: Pasco-Hernando State College's Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library on the West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, will display works by members of the West Pasco Quilters' Guild in an exhibit called "Quilting Pasco" through Aug. 5. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Free. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

Musically inclined

Opa! Musicians will perform Greek music from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday in Fr. Tryphon Hall at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, 36 N Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Admission is free. For information, call (727) 937-1130.

A musical tribute: Michele James and David Pruyn will perform "To Rosie and Mel, With Love," a concert tribute to Rosemary Clooney and Mel Torme, at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main St., New Port Richey. Tickets are $25. A champagne reception and cast meet-and-greet will follow the performance on opening night. For information, call (727) 409-0293.

Other fun

Anime, comics and movies (oh my!): The Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host the first session of LAMECon (Library Anime and Manga Enthusiasts Convention) from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The convention's second session will be from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway. Special guests will include Robert Axelrod, the voice of Lord Zedd from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; comic book writer Chuck Dixon; comedian Aaron Pabon; and fully costumed members of the Florida Garrison of the 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization. The event also will feature discussion panels, food and merchandise vendors. For information and a complete schedule, visit lamecon.com.

You're getting very sleepy … : Comedic hypnotist Denise Oatley Hall will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Meeting Center, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 106, New Port Richey. The show is recommended for ages 18 and up. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the show. For tickets or information, call (727) 375-9700, email [email protected] meetingcenter.com or visit trinitymeetingcenter.com.

Texas hold 'em: Texas hold 'em poker tournaments start at 6 p.m. Saturdays at Market off Main, 6241 Lincoln St., New Port Richey. Play, or learn to play, for free. Food and beverages are sold. For information, call (727) 849-4940.

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