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Entertainment Calendar, Nov. 8


Published:   |   Updated: May 16, 2013 at 08:56 PM

The Sunset Beach Concert series, presented by the Tarpon Springs Recreation Department, Sun Toyota and Friends of Music on the Beach, will feature Lil Pearl and the Big Boys at 7 p.m. at Sunset Beach, Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs. Food will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs, food and beverages; no alcohol or pets. (727) 942-5628.

"The Diary of Anne Frank," 3 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, performed by the drama department at East Lake High School, 1300 Silver Eagle Drive, Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $7. Call (727) 942-5419.

David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa) — "Gorey Stories," 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 18; "Kiss Me Kate," presented by the Patel Conservatory Youth Theater, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday through Nov. 17; Florida Orchestra presents Dvorák's Symphony No. 7, 8 p.m. Friday; Cheech and Chong's "Joint Venture Tour," 8 p.m. Saturday; Carrie Rodriguez concert, 7:30 p.m. Monday. For information call (813) 229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.

Ruth Eckerd Hall (1111 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater) — LeAnn Rimes concert, 8 p.m. Friday; Glenn Frey's "The After Hours Tour," 8 p.m. Saturday; Clearwater Chorus performs the "God Bless America" concert, 2 p.m. Sunday. For information call (727) 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.

The stage play "Fragile Fate!" will be presented by Cool Shortz Productions at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Showcase Arts Foundation, 2664 Enterprise Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $10. Call (727) 267-6536.

Hot Seat Auction, a fundraiser for a local brain-injury child and the Tarpon Springs Recreation Department's summer camp scholarship fund, 7 p.m. The auction, which features more than 50 chairs that have been sanded, painted and designed by children, parents and artists will be held at the Artist Faire Galley and Gifts, 111. E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Call Daniela (727) 942-5628, ext. 5.

A reception for pastel artist Brooke Allison will be held at 5:30 p.m. in conjunction with Dunedin's Second Friday Wine and Art Walk at the Stirling Art Studio and Gallery, 730 Broadway St., Dunedin. The 12 artists in residence and the Miniature Art Society of Florida Studios will be open for viewing during the reception. Call (727) 772-3415.

The Second Friday Dunedin Wine and Art Walk will be held in downtown Dunedin 5:30-9:30 p.m. There will be wine, beer, food vendors, special offers from local merchants and giveaways. The Suncoast Blues Society Jam will provide live music at Pioneer Park, at the corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Call (727) 734-8671.

Pete Gallagher and Pat Barmore will perform Florida folk songs at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave. Tickets are $14, $12 for members and students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Artist's receptions for the "Child Prodigy: A diverse collection of artwork by Autumn de Forest" exhibit, 6-9 p.m. Friday and 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. A special event for children will be held from 11 a.m. until noon Saturday. Open to the public. RSVP by calling (727) 725-1808.

Something Planet presents comedian Steve Arik with performances by Matt Fernandez, Max Doyle, J.B. Ball and Brad Gillmore at the West Players Theater, 21905 U.S. 19, Clearwater. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call (727) 437-2363 or (727) 348-6682.

The Tarpon Springs Art Association is holding a Quick Draw contest as part of the Paint and Photo Tarpon Springs plein air event from 10 a.m. until noon at Craig Park, Tarpon Springs. Participating artists will have two hours to complete a painting. Judges will award ribbons and cash prizes. The entry fee is $10. The public is invited to watch the event and purchase finished works. Call (727) 937-7125.

Dunedin Wines the Blues with Street Party, 5-11 p.m. The party will be held along Main Street at Broadway Street to Louden Avenue, which will be closed to traffic, to allow for tents with art and craft displays, food, beer and wine. There will be live music at Pioneer Park. Call (727) 734-8671.

The Sacred Arts Exhibit will be displayed at the Center for Gulf Coast Folklife, Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave., through Nov. 30. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (727) 942-5605.

Young musicians wanted for jazz band — Saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums, bass or guitar players 15 and younger may be eligible to join Sonny LaRosa and America's Youngest Jazz Band. No experience is needed, just the desire to perform with what is known as the "best band of its kind in the world." For information contact LaRosa at (727) 725-1788 or visit www.sonnylarosa.com.

Dine and dance, 5-9 p.m. Bill Castner, "The King of Dance, Sing and Swing," performs a live music show at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Crescent Oaks Country Club, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs. A dinner buffet is available at 5 p.m. The cost is $17 to $22. Call (727) 937-4653.


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