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Pasco Things to Do for April 16

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The Vagina Monologues: Pasco-Hernando State College's Human Services Club hosts a performance of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at 6 tonight at PHSC's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The play, performed around the world for more than 15 years, shares stories from women and girls of all ages and backgrounds and will be performed by staff from Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, and staff and students from PHSC. Tickets are $5. Additional donations will be accepted and all proceeds benefit Sunrise Domestic and Sexual Violence Center. For information, visit or call Linda Chamberlain at (727) 816-3268.

Jack Hartmann and the Hop 2 It Band: Musician and educator Jack Hartmann performs a show for kids and adults with the Hop 2 It Band at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Hartmann, whose music is "an essential part in many Pasco elementary classrooms," has over 500 songs to his credit, and uses them to teach basic math and English skills to kids ages 4-10. Tickets are $7 for children and $10 for adults. Call (727) 774-7382.

Night in the Islands: Tarpon Arts presents Greek music, dancing and dining as part of Night in the Islands from 6-11 p.m. April 26 at the sponge docks on Dodecanese Boulevard between Hope and Athens streets in Tarpon Springs. An hour of free Greek dance lessons by the Levendia Dance Troupe starts at 6 p.m. The night also features music by Odyssey. Night in the Islands repeats May 3, June 7, July 12, August 2, September 6, October 4 and November 1. The festival is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. For information, call (727) 942-5605 or visit online.

Art events

This art's got the blues: "It's All About the Blues," an art exhibition by artists from around the Tampa Bay area in which each piece features the color blue, is on display through April 26 at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Also on display is the work of New Port Richey artist Harry Farmlett, the gallery's artist of the month, and student art from Mitchell High School. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For information, call (727) 848-6500 or email

'Expressions' Haiku/Art Exhibit: A haiku/art exhibit is on display through April 30 at the Pasco Arts Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Admission is free. The public is invited to place one vote for a favorite entry and the "People's Choice" award will be awarded at the conclusion of the exhibition. The art center's hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For information, call (727) 845-7322 or visit online.

On stage

Rhinestones and glitter: LaCage Aux Folles tells the story of the most notorious nightspot in St. Tropez and its extravagant performers in a show through April 20 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Cocktails start at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. Sundays. $49.50 for dinner and show; $38.45 show only, or $24.95 and $19.95 for ages 11 and under, all plus tax and tip. (727) 863-7949 or

Chorus concert: The PHSC College/Community Chorus performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. April 29 at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson. The show features folk songs and a medley of songs from West Side Story. For information, call Jackie Kerschbaum at (727) 863-5646.

The voice of Anastasia: Tickets are available for An Evening with Liz Callaway, which will be at 8 p.m. May 2 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. Presented by John Leggio, this will be a small concert in an intimate setting with the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and recording artist. Callaway's voice has been used in numerous animated films, including the singing voice of Anastasia in the film of the same name. General tickets are $30; VIP tickets, which include a meet and greet with wine and cheese at 6 p.m. are $50. Call (352) 683-8395 or visit

Pasco Things to Do for April 16 04/15/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:24pm]
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