Monday, May 21, 2018
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Things to do: art and astronomy

SHINING STARS

Cast your eyes toward the heavens with local astronomers at a free stargazing event at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. Free. (727) 255-3083.

Art offerings

'Somewhere Out There': Artwork by George Holmberg and the Pasco eSchool photography ends Saturday at Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. today and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. (727) 848-6500.

Art and music: Paintings and lithographs by Yankel Ginzburg are on display at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the fourth floor of the School of Business building at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52. Refreshments will be served. At 7 p.m. in the first floor atrium, Just The FACTS, the faculty/staff chorus, performs a USO Field-style concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of the university educating the military. Free. (352) 588-7294.

Student art showcase: The student art exhibit "Ideas • Imagination • Process • Expression" celebrates an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Pasco-Hernando Community College's Rao Musnuru, M.D. Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The exhibit runs until May 1. Free. (727) 816-3231 or phcc.edu/gallery.

Musically inclined

Boogie down: The family-friendly Spivey Brown Throwdown is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the pasture at Billmar Road and State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel. The event includes four bands, an Easter egg hunt, a drawing and prizes. Bring your own food and beverages; no glass bottles. Bring tents and campers to stay after the concert. $15 in advance; $20 at the gate; under 16 admitted free. (813) 312-8173 or spiveybrownband.com.

Captivating chorus: All-female community chorus Thursday Musicale performs its final concert of the season at 2 p.m. Thursday at a new location, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4651 Little Road, New Port Richey. Donations to fund high school music student scholarships accepted. Concerts resume in October. (727) 934-3647.

Groove to the oldies: The Shops at Wiregrass kicks off the free Concerts on the Circle series with '60s music by Shevonne Philidor from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at shops' valet circle, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. (813) 994-2242 or theshopsatwiregrass.com.

Theater buffs

Life in technicolor: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs through April 21 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19 in Hudson. (727) 863-7949 or showpalace.net.

Consider this

Wine Festival: Vendors, live music by Sam Osborne and wine tasting from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Pet friendly. (813) 996-2113 or floridaestateswines.com.

New release: The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department presents a free screening of Life of Pi at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. (727) 942-5628.

Think ahead

Crack open some fun: Tickets are on sale for the ninth annual New England Lobster Fest at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 20 at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 29, 4220 Land O'Lakes Blvd. The cookout features fresh seafood, auctions, drawings and the company of lobster crackers Sheriff Chris Nocco and Clerk of the Courts Paula O'Neil. Proceeds benefit domestic and sexual violence programs. Tickets are $65 each; or two or more for $50 each. Tickets must be purchased by April 12. (352) 521-3358.

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