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Pasco Things to Do, March 26

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Rhinestones and glitter: La Cage Aux Folles tells the story of the most notorious nightspot in St. Tropez and its extravagant performers 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.

Open mic poetry reading: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery's monthly open mic poetry reading is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd. The night starts with a performance of Ralph Anna's one-act plays by the Old Time Radio group. Poetry reading to follow. RSVP to nprgallery1@gmail.com or (727) 848-6500.

Gulf Maritime Festival: Features music and dance associated with maritime communities plus demonstrations of sponge diving and processing; using nets; mullet smoking; shrimping; fishing, and boat building between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. For information, call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org online.

Vagina Monologues: Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center presents Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Grove Golf and Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle, Land O'Lakes. The play celebrates women's sexuality and strength with humor and grace. Intended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $10 for students and military (with ID) To purchase online, go to www.eventbrite.com. Refreshments will be served. Cash bar.

Musically inclined

Experience Elton John: Fathom Events, CinemaLive and Rocket Music Entertainment Group bring a two-night, live concert experience to the big screen at 7 p.m. today at Grove 16 Cinemas, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel. The concert features John's greatest hits. Visit fathomevents.com for information.

Christian drama/concert: Trevor Thomas Drama Ministries performs a show at noon Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church, 3514 Allen Road, Zephyrhills. A love offering will be collected. For information, visit trevorthomasdramaministries.com.

Classical piano concert: Classical pianist Louis Demetrius Alvanis performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. $24, or $22 for members and students. (727) 942-5605.

Spotlight on Talent: Students perform in two Spotlight on Talent shows. Ages 9-13 perform at noon and older students perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Center of the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel. Features all styles of piano, vocals and instrumental music and dance. $12 for adults for one show or $20 for both; $6 for students through high school for one show or $10 for both. Free for kids younger than 5. Call (352) 567-1720, email spotlight@heritagearts.org, or visit heritagearts.org online.

Spring concert series: The Nature Coast Festival Singers perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 420 Howell Ave., Brooksville; at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill; and at 3 p.m. April 6 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. The group will perform classical and contemporary seasonal selections. An offering supports music scholarships. Call Jackie Kerschbaum at (727) 868-6365.

Richey Concert Band concert: The 75-piece band, under the direction of Henry Fletcher, performs its final concert of the season at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the River Ridge Center for the Arts, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The show features marches, musicals and music from the 1950s and '60s. Free. Call (727) 842-9177.

Art

Art Show and Sale: The Zephyrhills Art Club hosts its annual art show and sale from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the First Christian Church, 6040 8th St., Zephyrhills. Admission is free. Call (813) 782-2723.

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