1. Things to Do

A look at local entertainment events

Published Apr. 9, 2013

Our picks

Abstract arts: West Pasco Art Guild and Gallery celebrates an opening reception for "Abstract and Beyond" from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Free. (727) 841-7732.

Pulling your weight: Garden tractors of all sizes, makes and models pull weighted sleds during the Truck and Tractor Pull at noon Saturday at Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. Sign-in is at 9 a.m. for participants. Cost for participants: $15 per pull for adults, $10 per pull for youths. Cost for spectators: $8, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and under. (352) 567-0262.

Visit toyland: The 18th annual Die-Cast Toy Show, featuring Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Johnny Lightning, Hot Wheels races and a die-cast customizing contest, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Jasmine Lakes Community Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd., Port Richey. $3. (727) 207-3128.

Think ahead: Learn the basics of Olympic rowing/sculling from 9 a.m. to noon, enjoy a classic car show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and partake in a silent auction during Dan Voelker's Row and Drive for Hospice on April 20 at Laird Park, located at Collier Parkway and Parkway Boulevard. Participants ages 13 and older may sign up to row in advance or on the day of the event. (813) 996-4718.

Family fun

Sponges, arts and crafts: Enjoy fine arts and crafts, food and music at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Art and Craft Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Sponge Docks, along Dodecanese Boulevard. Free. (352) 344-0657 or

Leaping lizards: The Reptile Expo 2013 features live creatures, archery, a gopher tortoise walk, a reptile handling area and presentations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. Food and refreshments available. Free. (352) 754-6722.

Girl power: Based on the popular books and dolls, Meet the American Girls features the stories of Molly, Felicity and Samantha. The show runs at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Acting Studio, 122 Flagship Drive, Lutz. $12; discounts available for groups of 10 or more. (813) 386-6687 or

On stage

Groove to the oldies: The Shops at Wiregrass continues the free Concerts on the Circle series with '70s music by the Black Honkeys from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the shops' valet circle, 28211 Paseo Drive, Suite 100, Wesley Chapel. (813) 994-2242 or

Tunes by Timpanelli: John Timpanelli performs with special guest Jonathon Timpanelli at 6 p.m. Saturday at Colorama Music, 9302 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner and show, $27; show only, $10. Lunchtime show also available at 12:30 p.m. (727) 863-7539 or Timpanelli also performs with Sara DelBeato and Meghan Seltman at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., Port Richey. $15. (727) 849-4330.

High jinks ahead: No Sex Please, We're British, a farce about a couple who accidentally receive a flood of unwanted pornography, will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. $20, $17 for members and students. (727) 942-5606 or