1. Things to Do

Canoe battleship, Shakespeare and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

Published Aug. 9, 2016

On stage

Shakespeare: Tarpon Arts will present William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $18, or $14 for Tarpon Arts members and students. For information, visit

Sinatra and his songs: My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra continues through Sunday at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50, plus tax and tip. Children's and group rates available. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit

Art events

Mixed medium art: Art by local artists is on display through August in an exhibit called "My Country, My Home" in the Susan Dillinger Art Gallery on the first floor of New Port Richey City Hall, 5919 Main St. Visitors may vote for their favorite art through Monday. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The three artists who receive the most votes will be given People's Choice ribbons. One artist will be given the 2016 Mayor's Choice Award medal. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For information, call Judy Meyers at (727) 853-1021.

More art on display: Art by Aaron M. Corbitt, who is a figurative and portraiture artist, will be on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 Sixth St., Zephyrhills, through Oct. 22. The work will include, but is not limited to, nudes. Regular gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For information, call (217) 341-0274.

Musically inclined

Books and music: Schneider and Mayfield will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey, as part of the Banned Books concert series and book swap. Bring blankets and chairs for seating, plus snacks and books to share.

Sing or swim: The New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey, will host a Karaoke Sing or Swim Pool Party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 19. All pools will be open for swimming and singing along. Admission is $5. For information, call (727) 841-4560.

A teen pianist: James A. Williams, a piano prodigy, will host Tampa Bay Talent, a youth talent showcase, at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. For information, contact Stephanie Stevens at (813) 322 3892 or

On screen

The city of New Port Richey will present a free Family Movie Night featuring the film Meet the Robinsons at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 in Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey. Bring a chair or blanket. Light concessions will be available for purchase. For information, call the New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center at (727) 841-4560

Other fun

Sinking boats: The New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey, will host Canoe Battleship from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Teams of four will use two buckets, one shield and one cup to maneuver and sink other canoes. The last canoe floating in the lap pool wins. $20 per team. For information, call (727) 841-4560 or visit