Things to do

Published Feb. 18, 2014

Our picks

Nollywood Film Festival: The African American Club of Pasco County and the New Port Richey Library present the third installment of a Nollywood Film Festival at 6 p.m. today at the library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. Tonight's film is This America, which tells the story of Nigerian immigrants to the United States. Free. Popcorn will be provided. For information, call (727) 495-3206.

Monday, Monday: This performance of the Mamas and the Papas tribute band is at 8 p.m. Saturday at Pasco Hernando State College's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $30 for center section seats and $25 for side section seats. Call (727) 816-3707 or visit online.

Meet the movie director: Watch Food For Change, a documentary about food co-ops, and meet its director at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main Street, New Port Richey. The movie tells the story of the cooperative movement in the United States through interviews, rare archival footage and commentary by the filmmaker and social historians. Free. (727) 853-1279.

Musically inclined

Paulie Palooza: This music fest, to benefit Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care, starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and lasts through midnight at Sky Dive City, 4241 Sky Dive Lane, Zephyrhills. Features food, entertainment, vendors and live music provided by local bands including Rough Idle, Black Hill Union, Ryman Filmore, David Teague and Southport. Admission is free and food, drinks and event T-shirts will be for sale. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs. Coolers are prohibited. For information, call (727) 992-8992.

New Century Opera Tenth Anniversary Benefit Concert: Enjoy performances by the New Century Opera chorus and special guests Colman Reaboi, Michelle Sund, Rex Tabor, and Julio Talledo, directed by Constantine Grame, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. New Century Opera is a nonprofit opera company dedicated to bringing opera to new audiences and longtime supporters. $20 or $18 for members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit

Gospel music: The Browns Gospel Singers perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, 1640 8th St., Zephyrhills. A love offering will be collected. For information, call (813) 782-1071.

Jazz it up: The Miller Time All Star Jazz Band performs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as part of the Winter Entertainment Series at the Hudson Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Free. (727) 861-3040

Coffeehouse concert: Folk/rock songwriter and worship leader John Tibbs will play live at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Xavier Hall — which will be set up coffeehouse-style — at St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Admission is free of charge and a love offering will be collected. For information, call (352) 686-9954, ext. 204; email or visit

'All for the Arts': The Cypress Creek Dixieland Band and the Wesley Chapel Wind Ensemble perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 at Lightfoot Center, 10901 56th St. N, Temple Terrace. There will also be vocal performances. $10. Proceeds support the continuing arts. For information, call (813) 382-9915.

Consider this

An Evening With the Author: Irene Patino, author of A Matter of Survival, is the featured author from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Patino is a native Floridian who lives in New Port Richey and is a retired teacher. A Matter of Survival is a fictional memoir about four rowdy boys who have an abusive father. For information, call (727) 848-6500.

Spelling Bee: River Ridge High School's theater program performs The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. $7. (727) 774-7381.

'Trial and Error': The Sunlake High School theater program performs Trial and Error at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel. $10. (813) 794-8772 or (727) 774-8772.

'Love is All Around Us': A love-themed exhibition is on display through March 1 at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. An exhibit called "Hand 'n Hand" is on display, too, and features art by students. Gallery hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For details, call (727) 848-6500 or e-mail

'For the Love of...': A multi-media exhibit called "For the Love of..." features the work of students of the Pasco Arts Council and is on display through March 21 at the PAC, 5744 Moog Rd., Holiday. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For information, call (727) 845-7322 or visit online.