Monday, June 25, 2018
Events

Pasco Things to Do for April 9

Our picks

Shrek the Musical: JW Mitchell High drama performs Shrek the Musical at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show and $15 preferred seating. Call (727) 774-9358.

Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend: See this romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedy at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street, Tarpon Springs. The production is directed by Jamie Bierchen. The show's music is directed by Dan Fox and performed by the Rhythm Kings Orchestra. Tickets are $24, or $22 for members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org online.

Butterflies and Bandanas: Kiddy Up Ranch hosts its second annual Butterflies and Bandanas benefit from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 10740 Brian Lane, New Port Richey. Features music by George Marshall, pony rides, hayrides, horse and buggy rides, a petting zoo, bounce house and slide, face painting, crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny, plus an appearance by the Pasco Sheriff's Mounted Posse and an Easter egg hunt at 1:30 p.m. Country-themed food and drinks will be for sale and proceeds benefit Kiddy Up Ranch. Butterflies and Bandanas was created in the memory of Paige Leflar, who was born with a rare condition called acromelic frontonasal dysplasia. For information, visit kiddyupranch.org online.

Art events

This art's got the blues: "It's All About the Blues," an exhibition by artists from around Tampa Bay in which each piece features the color blue, on display through April 26 at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd. 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. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For information, call (727) 848-6500 or email [email protected]

'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 rewarded 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 www.pascoart.org online.

Musically inclined

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

Night Under the Stars: The Pine View Middle School Band's seventh annual "Night Under the Stars" is from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the Land O' Lakes High School Stadium, 20325 Gator Lane, Land O'Lakes. Includes music, food, a silent auction of baskets, a drum line battle and a battle of the bands. Call (813) 794-4800.

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 showpalace.net.

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