Saturday, February 24, 2018
Events

Pasco Things to Do for April 2

Our picks

'Everyman': Saint Leo University Dramaturgy performs Everyman, a centuries-old Christian morality play about what a person is left with at the end of his or her life, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52. Park in any campus lot or garage and walk to the dock at Lake Jovita, beyond the Student Community Center clock tower. This modern retelling of Everyman adheres to the original text, but presents the characters in 20th century costumes. Admission is free. For information, call David McGinnis, director of theatre, at (352) 588-8401 or email [email protected]

Concert to benefit CARES: The Gypsy Star Band performs at 7 p.m. Saturday at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. Hwy. 19, Port Richey. The band creates "a musical weave of sound" via instruments including classical flamenco guitar, violin, flute, woodwinds and percussion, with Caribbean, North American, South American, Mediterranean, Irish, Spanish, African and Middle Eastern musical influences. Tickets are $17, include a light snack buffet and are on sale at CARES Musunuru, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. For information, call (727) 863-6868 or (727) 514-5002 or visit gypsystarband.com online.

Art events

Art by Dr. Seuss: Dr. Seuss' illustrations, sculptures and never before seen "secret art" is on display through April 18 in the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library at Pasco Hernando State College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Free and open to the public. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

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 Friday through April 26 at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. An opening reception is from 6-9 p.m. Friday, and features music and refreshments. 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. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The gallery is closed Wednesday and Thursday of opening week to allow for exhibit set up. For information, call (727) 848-6500 or email [email protected]

Musically inclined

Rhinestones and glitter: La Cage Aux Folles tells the story of the notorious nightspot in St. Tropez 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 showpalace.net.

Singing songs: Fifty-voice women's chorus Thursday Musicale performs selections from the musical Oliver, with special guest Darrel Huling at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road, New Port Richey. Free; donations for the group's scholarship fund accepted. (727) 934-3647.

Spring concert: The Nature Coast Festival Singers perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. For information, call Jackie Kerschbaum at (727) 868-6365.

Music to your ears: John Timpanelli performs 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. $12. (727) 847-3814.

Big band sounds: The 42nd Street Big Band performs Stage Door Canteen: '40s-style USO show at 2 p.m. April 9 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. $12. (727) 842-6777.

Musical masterpiece: Richey Community Orchestra performs Handel's Messiah at 3 p.m. April 13 at the First Baptist Church of Elfers, 4050 Redleaf Drive, New Port Richey. The show features the newly formed Richey Community Chorus. $15 at the door, online at richeycommunityorchestra.com or at the RCO Box Office, 6827 Amberjack Lane, Hudson. (727) 919-3866.

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