Sunday, January 21, 2018
Events

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Nov. 4

Festivals

Opa!: The 32nd annual Greek American Festival will be Nov. 4 to 6 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 9426 Little Road, New Port Richey. The event features authentic Greek food and pastries, a midway carnival, music, vendors, a dance, pony rides, a prayer wall, beer and wine, pet blessings, cooking classes and other activities. Festival hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Nov. 4 and 5 and from noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 6. Parking and admission are free. Call (727) 967-9584 or send email to [email protected]

Something fishy: The Fall Family Fishing Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5 at Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., Dade City. The event, designed to introduce families to the great outdoors, will include fishing on the Withlacoochee River, wildlife encounters, fishing learning stations, carnival games, vendors, raffles, lunch, face painting, crafts and other activities. The first 250 visitors get a free rod and reel. Admission is free. Call (352) 567-0264.

A Hollywood past: The Hollywood of the East Festival will be from noon to 11 p.m. Nov. 5 in downtown New Port Richey. The city of New Port Richey and New Port Richey Main Street Inc. have teamed up to turn back the clock to 1926, when New Port Richey was on its way to being the Hollywood of the East and populated by such notables as Thomas Meighan, Jesse Lasky, Irving Berlin and Gloria Swanson. There will be live music of the 1920s, '30s and '40s; dancing in the street, and arts and craft vendors. Contact New Port Richey Main Street at (727) 842-8066.

On stage

SNL comedian returns: Former Saturday Night Live cast member Joe Piscopo returns to Spring Hill to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd. The actor-singer-comedian will display his many talents in this retro Vegas-style show. VIP ticket holders can enter at 7:15 p.m. for a meet-and-greet with Piscopo. Tickets are $30; VIP tickets are $50. Call (352) 797-7010 or go to shstickets.com.

Through Santa's eyes: The Boots of St. Nick will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Trinity Meeting Center, 7813 Mitchell Blvd Suite 106, New Port Richey. The show offers a unique view of Christmas and reveals the "big secret" that may not be suitable for small children. The show is written by a 48-year veteran Santa and gives advice and input from a number of long-term Santas. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Look for the show on Facebook or purchase tickets at trinitymeetingcenter.com.

Marvelous musical: The Off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes continues with matinees and evening shows through Nov. 13 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Songs include Lollipop, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid and Lipstick on Your Collar. Tickets are $50.50 for dinner and show, $39.45 for show only; $25.95 and $20.95, respectively, for children 11 and younger. Call (727) 863-7949 or online at showpalace.net.

Musical comedy: The High Point Musical Comedy Club will present The Philanthropist at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call (352) 596-2397.

Music

Honoring veterans: The third annual Salute to Veterans will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 120230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. This year's show will feature a patriotic-themed song-and-dance show with an entertainment r featuring performers ranging in age from 6 to 18. Tickets are $10; $5 for veterans. Visit phsc.edu/event/salute-veterans or call (727) 816-3707.

Benefit concert: A Cystic Fibrosis Fall Fun(d)Raiser Benefit Concert will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The event will feature craft exhibitors, food, beer and wine vendors, games, the Inflatable Party Express, and a live remote by Hits 106 FM. The headliner will be US Stones, a Rolling Stones tribute band. Other musical performances will be by the Black Swans, the Shadow Ridge Band, Catherine Steele and the Terry Cole Band. Sponsored by the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department, 4 Corners Pharmacy, AME International and Brown & Brown Insurance. Free admission; parking is $5. Donations appreciated. Call (352) 754-4031.

Riverhawk Music Festival: The four-day music festival kicks off Nov. 10 and continues through Nov. 13 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, on the Hernando/Pasco county line, south of Spring Lake. Featuring more than 25 nationally touring bands playing on four stages. Primitive camping still available. Tickets range from $20 to $135. Visit the website, riverhawkmusic.com for detailed pricing. Call (863) 984-8445.

Rhythm Kings Orchestra: Join conductor Dan Fox and the Rhythm Kings Orchestra for a musical salute to the big band era at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $18; $16 for groups of 10 or more; $14 for members, veterans and students. Call (727) 942-5605. tarponarts.org.

Art events

STEMworks exhibit: The exhibit continues through Dec. 13 at Pasco-Hernando State College's Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Presented by PHSC manufacturing, welding, engineering technology, and drafting and design students, alumni, faculty and industry partners. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Call (727) 816-3231 or visit phsc.edu/gallery.

Curtain call

Tin Pan Alley Productions 2016-17 season auditions: The company presents musical revues and is seeking singers who move well. Those interested in auditioning must schedule an appointment and be auditioned by Nov. 5. Shows include A Christmas Spectacular, Hooray for Hollywood, I Love the Nightlife disco revue, Let the Good Times Roll (1950s, '60s) and A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles. All productions are at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Call (727) 207-8496 for an audition appointment.

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