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Things to do in Pasco County, April 15

On stage

Bedroom farce: A Bedfull of Foreigners is playing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 24 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m.; matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and $13 for groups of 10 or more. Call (352) 683-5113 or visit

Comedy: Cookin' with Gus is on stage through May 15 at Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main St., New Port Richey. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays; doors open 30 minutes before each show. Tickets are $28, including tax, plus a $2 service charge per order. Visit (click on white box under "Buy Tickets") or call (727) 409-0293.

Art events

Art on display: Impressionist art by local artist Leonard Lewis will be on display through April 22 at the Pasco Fine Arts Council, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays. For information, call (727) 845-7322 or visit

More art on display: Art by Roland Descombes is on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 Sixth St., Zephyrhills, through April 23. Regular gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month. For information, call (217) 341-0274 or send email to

Splish, splash: The West Pasco Art Guild's April exhibit, "Splish Splash," is on display through April 30 at the guild, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Regular exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call (727) 841-7732 or visit

Art exhibit: "Artists in Residence," an exhibit featuring the artwork of PHSC students, is on display through May 11 in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. For information, call (727) 847-2727.

Musically inclined

Lip sync battle: Kids Lip Sync Champion of the Year, a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Meeting Center, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., New Port Richey. Contestants up to age 18 will lip sync in a battle for the title. Winners will be chosen by the amount of money they have collected and the number of votes they receive at the show. Admission for spectators is $12. For information, call (727) 375-9700 or send email to

A musical tribute: Tin Pan Alley Productions will perform tributes to the musicals Grease and Little Shop of Horrors at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 24 at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Tickets are $15 and include dessert and coffee. For information, call (727) 457-4899 or visit

Marvelous musicals: The Richey Community Orchestra and Chorus will present "The Marvelous Musicals of MGM" at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The performance will include songs from classic MGM musicals, including Brigadoon, Gigi, Show Boat, An American in Paris and Kiss Me Kate. Maestro Stephen P. Brown will conduct the 50-piece orchestra. Tickets are $15. For information, call (727) 919-3866 or visit

Mother's Day dinner concert: Tickets are on sale for the Richey Community Orchestra's "Mother's Day Pops Bouquet," which will start with cocktails (cash bar) at 1 p.m. May 8 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. A full-course dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m., and the show will follow at 3 p.m. Tickets are $40. Seating is at tables of 10. Reservations are required. For information, call (727) 919-3866 or visit

For the family

Waterfront fun: The Bayou Business Association and Visit Pasco will host the third annual Pasco Paddlepalooza, a weekend of waterfront activities at multiple locations in the Port Richey Waterfront District, Friday through Sunday. On Friday, events will include a kickoff party, featuring the Pithla-Poker Run Pub Crawl. On Saturday, events will include the Battle in the Bayou Mini Dragon Boat Races; an event called Kids Fishing for Fun, at which children will learn how to fish; the Landlubber Photo Scavenger Hunt for participants of all ages; and a meeting for captains who will participate in the next day's Cotee River Trash Can Slam Fishing Tournament. Events on Sunday will include the fishing tournament; the Bridge to Bridge Paddle Challenge, a paddle sport race for all ages,;and a VIP after party. For a complete schedule of events and costs, visit Proceeds will benefit the Beautification of the Cotee River Bridge Project. For information, send email to or visit, and click events.

Other fun

A magical show: Comedic magician Cesar Domico will perform at 8 p.m. April 22 and 4 p.m. April 23 at Merlin's Theater, 7148 Congress St., New Port Richey. Tickets are $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for children under 12. For tickets, stop by the box office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or visit For information, call (727) 748-8800.

Mini models: The Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling in the West Pasco Industrial Park, 2645 Success Drive, Odessa, showcases mini model trains from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through May. The museum features four scratch-built operating train layouts, military models, turn-of-the-century buildings and several doll house exhibits. Admission is $7 for adults and children 12 and under are free. For information, call (352) 585-2662 or visit fine­

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