Thursday, January 18, 2018
Events

Things to do: Art, music and more May 22 and onward

Ongoing exhibits

Art trio: A portraiture exhibit by Xanthe, "My Favorite Things" by various artists, and student artwork from River Ridge High School are on display at Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 848-6500 or nprgallery.com.

Summer art: Pasco-Hernando Community College's faculty and staff exhibit features photography, clay, charcoal, textiles, pencil drawings, acrylics and sculpture through July 26 at the college's Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Summer exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. (727) 816-3231 or phcc.edu/gallery.

Journey Stories: A Smithsonian Exhibition on immigration to America runs through July 6 at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. (Alt. U.S. 19). A public program from 7:30 to 9 p.m. May 31 features award-winning musicians presenting songs about immigration, its difficulties, and the havoc it creates in the lives of those who leave and those left behind. Gallery open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Free. (727) 942-5605 or tarponarts.org.

Musically inclined

Doo-wop delights: Book of Love, A Doo Wop Romance tells the story of three soldiers returning from war to find love and happiness in Brooklyn. Shows run until June 9 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. $49.50 for dinner and show; $38.45 show only; ages 11 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. (727) 863-7949 or showpalace.net.

Music on the beach: De Lei'ed Parrots perform Jimmy Buffett's music at a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Beach on Gulf Road in Tarpon Springs. Bring lawn chairs. A shuttle service is available at Tarpon Springs High School's parking lot. (727) 942-5628 or TSRDonline.com.

A Beautiful Mornin': The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! runs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way. The show includes songs like People Will Say We're in Love and Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'. $10 in advance for adults; $15 at the door; $8 for students. (352) 610-1232 or edline.net/pages/hcsb_wwhs.

Beatlemania: The Fabulous Rockaways Beatles and Beyond Tour is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Center for the Arts Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road. $20; $15 for seniors and students. Group pricing available. (813) 794-8772 or cfawesleychapel.com.

Our picks

Friday flix: New Port Richey Public Library's celebration of Fred and Ginger continues with a free screening of Swing Time at 8 p.m. Friday at 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279 or visit nprlibrary.org.

'Fame' auditions at Stage West: Auditions are at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. This is a teen production; auditions are open to performers ages 13 to 18 and will include singing, dancing, and readings. Those auditioning should prepare a song from the show. Dress appropriately; no flip-flops or baggy shorts. Everyone must do a dance audition; no experience required. Show dates are weekends, Aug. 2 to 11. Email the director, Patty Villegas, with the subject line "Fame Audition" at [email protected] (352) 683-5113 or stagewest.net.

Wine down: Florida Estates Winery hosts a Wine Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Vendors, live entertainment and wine tastings. Pet friendly. (813) 996-2113 or floridaestateswines.com.

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