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Live music, lots of pie and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

Art events

Pasco in pictures: "North East Pasco Captured," an exhibit featuring the work of local photographer Richard K. Riley, is on display through Jan. 29 in the lobby of the Charles E. Conger Library at Pasco-Hernando State College's East Campus, 36727 Blanton Road, Dade City. What started as a mission to document the conditions in Trilby and Lacoochee turned into a labor of love for Riley, a retired Naval Reserve photographer. The photos on display capture scenes in Trilby, Lacoochee and Dade City. The exhibition is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays. For information, call (352) 518-1211.

Art exhibit: "Fort Mose: Colonial America's Black Fortress of Freedom," a Florida Museum of Natural History traveling exhibition, is on display through Feb. 10 in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The maps, artifacts and renderings on display tell the story of Fort Mose, a remote island in a Florida marsh that was America's first legally sanctioned black community. For information, call (727) 847-2727.

Art on display: Art by Gainor Roberts is on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 Sixth St., Zephyr­hills, through Feb. 27. The exhibit includes work created with oil paints, watercolors, pastels, egg tempera and monotype printmaking. Regular gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, but until 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month. For information, call (217) 341-0274 or email bugssplatter@gmail.com.

On stage

Lovers and street gangs: West Side Story continues with Thursday matinee, Saturday evening and Sunday brunch performances through Feb. 14 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50, plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit showpalace.net.

Musically inclined

Seasonal tunes: "Let's Hang On," a show featuring the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. $25 to $30. For information, call (727) 816-3707 or visit phsc.edu/tix.

A little taste of Music City: Nashville singer/songwriters Linda Davis, Lang Scott and Bill Whyte will perform a show, "High Point Evening in the Round," at 7 p.m. Saturday at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. $20 to $30. For information, call (352) 596-2397 or (352) 397-9899.

Benefit concert: Country singer-songwriter John Arthur Martinez, who finished second on the TV talent competition Nashville Star, will perform with violin player Kurt Baumer at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, 8320 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey. Donations will be accepted; gift baskets will be raffled. Proceeds will benefit Free Wheelchair Mission, an organization that provides wheelchairs to people who need them in developing nations. For information, contact Bob George at (727) 244-6480 or bgeorge4898@gmail.com.

Other fun

All the pie: The Zephyrhills Pie Festival and Community Pie Bake-off will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills. Pie lovers and bakers will gather for pie-centric attractions, including Interactive Pie in a Cup for kids, the City Council Pie Smash, plus a pie bakeoff for prizes, a pie-eating contest and an unlimited pie buffet. Admission and parking are free, but donations of nonperishable food items to benefit Meals on Wheels are requested. Access to the pie buffet, the Pie Smash and the pie-eating contest cost $10 each. For information, visit simplyeventsfl.com.

Family fun: Ridge Manor Day, sponsored by the Ridge Manor Area Crime Watch, will feature a bounce house, cornhole tournament, karaoke, games and a pet parade from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd. Admission is free. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the crime watch. For information, call (352) 608-4339.

Largest dog show in Florida: The Florida Gulf Coast Clusters, sponsored by Purina, will be hosted by the Clearwater, Inverness, Manatee, Pasco and Tampa Bay kennel clubs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sunday at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. The dog show features American Kennel Club all-breed dog shows, conformation, junior showmanship, obedience trials and rally trials. Admission is free; parking is $5. For information, call (813) 480-3975 or visit floridaclassicpark.com.

Kumquats for all: The annual Kumquat Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30 in downtown Dade City. Activities will include live entertainment, a farmer's market, a car and truck show, a health and wellness area, a kids corral, a quilt challenge, and kumquats, kumquat pie and kumquat products. Admission is free, as is transportation from satellite parking lots. For information, visit dadecitychamber.org.

Live music, lots of pie and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast 01/21/16 [Last modified: Thursday, January 21, 2016 10:55am]
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