Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Events

'Jesus Christ Superstar,' art exhibits and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

On stage

A musical with star power: Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, will present Jesus Christ Superstar at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 22. Tickets are $20, reserved seating; youth and group rates available. For information, call (352) 683-5113, send email to [email protected] or visit stagewestfl.net.

'Urinetown': The musical runs weekends through May 29 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18, reserved seating (cash or check preferred). Call (727) 842-6777.

Cookin' up comedy: Cookin' with Gus is on stage through Sunday 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, including tax, plus a $2 service charge per order. Visit ferrarostudiotheatre.com (click on white box under "Buy Tickets") or call (727) 409-0293.

Summer nights: Grease continues with Thursday matinee, Saturday evening and Sunday brunch performances through May 22 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 showpalace.net.

Whodunit? The GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club will host a murder-mystery dinner theater production, Sinister Sleepover, at 7 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, Lutz. The show is a "whodunit" set at a pajama party. The audience is invited to wear pajamas, robes, slippers and hair curlers to add to the fun. Tickets are $20 and include a "breakfast for dinner" buffet. For information, call Karin at (813) 786-8461.

Art events

Art exhibit: The seventh annual Faculty and Staff Summer Art Show will be on display May 18 through Aug. 3 in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery at the Pasco-Hernando State College West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. For information, call (727) 847-2727.

Art on display: A photo, digital and 3-D art exhibition will be on display through June 3 at the Pasco Fine Arts Council, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Gallery hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays. For information, call (727) 845-7322 or visit pascoarts.org.

More art on display: Art by Lloyd Johnson and Gary Bartlett will be on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 Sixth St., Zephryhills, through July 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]

Other fun

Meet a 'Moonshiner': Meet Tim Smith of Climax Moonshine from the TV show Moonshiners between 4 and 7 p.m. Friday at B-21 Fine Wine and Spirits, 43380 U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs. A limited supply of Climax Moonshine will be available for purchase, which Tim Smith can autograph. Arrive early to ensure availability and a spot in line. Admission is free to the event, which will include tastings for attendees who are age 21 and older. For information, call (727) 937-5049.

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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