Movie in the park: The city of Dade City Youth Council presents the movie Soul Surfer at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Pyracantha Park at James Irvin Center, 38122 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Dade City. Admission is free and refreshments will be available for sale. For information, call (352) 523-5050.
Drama production: Anclote High drama performs Neil Simon's Rumors at 6 p.m. May 1, 7 p.m. May 3 and 2 p.m. May 4 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. $8 for adults and $5 for students. (727) 246-3000.
The wild side of art: The May exhibition at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery is called "Walk on the Wild Side" and starts with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. May 2 at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Wild, innovative and creative abstract and digital art, collage and expressionistic and surrealistic media will be on display through May 31. Art by John Howie, the featured artist for the month, and by students from River Ridge High School, is also on display. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call (727) 848-6500 or email [email protected]
Two for one film fests: The cinematic past meets the future during the fourth Thomas Meighan Film Festival and the 33rd Black Maria Film and Video Festival at 7:30 p.m. May 2 at the Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Boulevard, New Port Richey. The festivals showcase work by filmmaker Bobby Marinelli of Hudson, plus international selections from some of the largest critically acclaimed film festivals. For information about the films and their artists, visit tmfilmfest.com. Tickets are $8 online or at the Richey Suncoast Theatre box office. Call (727) 992.0024 or email [email protected]
Movie night: See the film Facing the Giants at 7 p.m. May 3 at the Free Church of Jesus Christ, 2435 US Highway 19, Suite 250, Holiday. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call (727) 934-0222.
Open mic poetry reading: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery's monthly open mic poetry reading is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Bring your own poetry, or poetry that has special meaning to you, to read. The night also features an Old Time Radio group performance of the one-act play Breakfast with the Bentleys by local playwright and artist Ralph Annan. Free. RSVP by calling (727) 848-6500 or emailing [email protected] For information, visit nprgallery.com.
A comedy-thriller: See a performance of the comedy-thriller play The 39 Steps at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays April 25 through May 4. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. The play is two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning fast-paced "whodunit" about a man whose boring life changes when a woman who says she's a spy is murdered in his home. Tickets are $20, or $18 for members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org online.
Chorus concert: The PHSC College/Community Chorus performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. April 29 at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson. The show features folk songs and a medley of songs from West Side Story. For information, call Jackie Kerschbaum at (727) 863-5646.
Handbell concert: The Suncoast Bronze Ringers, a group of advanced handbell ringers, perform at 3 p.m. May 4 at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road, New Port Richey. A free will offering will be collected. For information, call Linda Glosson at (727) 463-0842 or Jackie Kerschbaum at (727) 868-6365.
Dinner and a show with a mind reader: Mind reader/mentalist "Lar" performs mind reading and telepathy over a three-course dinner at 7 p.m. May 10 at the River Ridge Golf and Country Club, 11022 Tee Time Circle, New Port Richey. Tickets are $26. Call (727) 378-3332.