Monday, January 22, 2018
Events

Music, festivals and more in Pasco, March 22 and upcoming

ALL ABOARD

The Pioneer Florida Museum Train Show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $2 for students. Free parking. (352) 567-0262 or pioneerfloridamuseum.org.

Musically inclined

Operatic sensation: Verdi's Il Trovatore (sung in English) opens tonight and runs through the weekend at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $18-$22. Complimentary wine reception for ticket holders at 6:30 tonight at the Chamber of Commerce, Artist Faire Gallery, 111 Tarpon Ave., (727) 942-5605 or tarponarts.org.

7 Bridges: The Eagles tribute band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Pasco-Hernando Community College's Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. $25-$30. (727) 816-3707 or phcc.edu/tix.

That loving feeling: The Richey Community Orchestra presents "Soul & Inspiration: A Tribute to the Righteous Brothers" by John Wilson and Andy Schlosberg at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. $15. (727) 919-3866.

Spring concert: The Nature Coast Festival Singers' Spring Concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. Featuring works of Vivaldi, Mozart and Haydn. Freewill offerings will be collected. (352) 515-5335.

Art offerings

Mixed-media: "Perceptual Experience, Memory and Landscape," Peter Abrami's acrylic and mixed-media exhibit, concludes Thursday at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. (727) 816-3231.

Recycled radiance: The "Art of Recycling," featuring student art with recycled materials, concludes Thursday at the School Board building, 7227 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes. Free. (727) 774-7936.

Art that's out there: "Somewhere Out There," artwork by George Holmberg, and the Pasco eSchool photography exhibits run until March 29 at Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 848-6500.

Consider this

Winged wonders: The Nature Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival runs today through Sunday at various parks in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. Field trip registration is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. For a complete schedule, visit naturecoast festival.wordpress.com. For information, email [email protected]

Celebrate the sea: Enjoy demonstrations, interviews, music, dance and food at the fourth Gulf Maritime Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Sponge Docks, Dodecanese Boulevard in Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 937-1130 or tarponarts.org.

Play ball: Cultural Affairs sponsors a free screening of The Sandlot 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. Bring snacks, nonalcoholic drinks, a lawn chair or blanket. There will be a bounce house and concessions. $5 for unlimited bounce house usage. (727) 967-6726 or discovernpr.com.

Celebrity revue: Sally's Broadway Revue Celebrity Impression Show by professional singer and impressionist Sally Langwah is at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. The one-woman show will include tributes to Reba McEntire, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, Cher, Marilyn Monroe and others. There will be soft drinks, ice cream shakes and sundaes available for purchase. Tickets are $10; $5 for children 11 and younger. (352) 684-6979.

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