Opa Palooza Greek Festival set
TARPON SPRINGS — The Opa Palooza Greek Festival will run Friday through Sunday, June 14-16, along Dodecanese Boulevard on the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs.
Hours will be Friday, noon to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The festival will be a celebration of Greek heritage. The event, hosted by the Tarpon Springs Merchants Association, will feature live music by Greek band Ellada, belly dancing, food, pastries, spirits, and much more.
There is no admission fee for visitors. The event is pet and family friendly.
For general event information, call 727-322-5217.
Venue Actor Studio to host acting seminar
ST. PETERSBURG — Venue Actor Studio will present an open seminar Monday, June 3, 7 p.m., at Denny’s, 4999 34th St. N., St. Petersburg.
Director Corinne Broskette will welcome all those interested in breaking into show business. The seminar will educate attendees as to the dos and don’ts of being a novice actor. Broskette will cover what to avoid, costly mistakes and the value of working with a seasoned coach before spending a ton of money.
Broskette has been working with actors in the Tampa Bay area since 1985 at Venue Actor Studio and has trained hundreds of novices to become working actors in Florida, New York and California, in local, regional and national theater, films, TV and commercials. She can give you the “scoop” on how to do it right and avoid heartache, how and when to get an agent, headshots and much more.
This seminar is limited to 30 participants. There is no fee; however, seminar organizers hope that attendees will purchase something from Denny’s menu.
For reservations, call 727-822-6194 or email VenueActorStudio@gmail.com.
Attendees also will be introduced to the Intro to Acting workshop which will start Monday, June 10, and run through July 22.
Attendees should bring questions and a notebook. Serious teens are welcome age 15 and older.
LGBTQ Resource Center film screening set
GULFPORT — The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library will continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series with a screening Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m., in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport.
The film to be presented is an award-winning documentary surveying the historic Stonewall riots of 1969, which touched off the modern-day Gay Rights Movement. A guest speaker who was present during the riots will also speak.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The film series is a free gathering to watch a film in the company of friends and neighbors on the second Thursday of each month.
For information, call 727-893-1074 or visit www.mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources.
The LGBTQ Resource Center is a project of the nonprofit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. The center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. Find out more about the center, the Circle of Friends and the library online at www.mygulfport.us/gpl.
Central Park Performing Arts Center announces 2019-20 Children’s Educational Series
LARGO — The 2019-20 Children’s Educational Series, sponsored by the Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation, delivers charming, fun and engaging performances that are perfect for children.
The shows are presented at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Tickets for each performance are $8.50 for adults and $7.50 for children. A family four-pack ticket option coasts $26. For information and tickets, visit LargoArts.com or call 727-587-6793.
The 2019-20 Children’s Educational Series schedule includes the following performances:
• “Bones” — Oct. 9, 11 a.m.
• Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!’ — Nov. 23, 11 a.m.
• Santa’s Holiday Revue — Dec. 14, 11 a.m.
• “Elf the Musical Jr.” — Dec. 21, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; and Dec. 22, 2 p.m.
• “Charlotte’s Web” — Feb. 15, 11 a.m.
• “Biscuit” — April 25, 11 a.m.
• “Carrots” — May 2, 11 a.m.