A touch of magic: The Nathan Coe Marsh Comedy Magic Show will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Merlin's Theater, 7148 Congress St., New Port Richey. Guests should be prepared to laugh, eat and enjoy the effects of duct tape and a blowtorch. Tickets are $17.50; $12.50 for ages 11 and younger. VIP seating is an additional $5. Visit visualmagicshop.com/events or call (727) 847-8800.
Cads abound: The comedy musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels continues through Sunday at the Richey Suncoast Theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 with cash or $20.07 with credit card. Call (727) 842-6777. The box office is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each show.
Classic whodunit: The Agatha Christie thriller The Mousetrap will be performed through Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20; $19 for groups of 10 or more; $18 members and students. Visit tarponarts.org or call (727) 942-5605.
Get your kicks: Route 66, a musical revue, continues with matinees and evenings through Oct. 2 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. With sounds from the 1950s and '60s, the show features 34 of the greatest "rock 'n' road" hits, such as Dead Man's Curve, King of the Road, Little Old Lady from Pasadena, Little GTO and Fun, Fun, Fun. Dinner and show, $49.50, plus tax and tip. Show only, youth and group rates available. Call (727) 863-7949 or at showpalace.net.
'Proof' and 'Shakespeare in Hollywood' auditions: Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, will hold auditions for two productions at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Roles are for adult males and females to be in the drama Proof, which will be performed at the new Charlie and Marie Skelton Black box satellite theater on Main Street, Nov. 11 to 13 and 18 to 20, and for the comedy Shakespeare in Hollywood, to be presented at Richey Suncoast Theatre, Jan. 12 to 29. For information, call (727) 842-6777.
Haunting grounds: The annual Scream-A-Geddon opens this weekend at 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. Make your way through six haunted attractions including the Cursed Hayride, Dead Woods and Blackpool Prison, where prisoners start a riot and you decide the level of character interaction. The event is from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. today and Saturday, then continues on select nights through Nov. 5. Tickets vary from $19.95 to $29.95. Visit screamageddon.com/ or call (813) 452-5412.
Country sounds: The Tin Pan Alley Players will present Country Western Night at 7 p.m. Saturday at King of Kings Lutheran Church ELCA, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. The show will feature music from Patsy Cline to Reba McEntire and many others. Tickets are $15, dessert and coffee included. Call (727) 207-8496.
Art on display: Art by Aaron M. Corbitt, a figurative and portraiture artist, is on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 Sixth St., Zephyrhills, through Oct. 22. The work includes nudes. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call (217) 341-0274.
Natural life: "Life Beyond Ours," featuring the works of sculptor Evie Harper and painter Julie Komenda, is on display through Oct. 26 in the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Call (727) 816-3231.
Celebrating native culture: The Inter-Tribal Native American Holiday Pow-Wow will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. The event will include native crafts, demonstrations, dancing, singing, storytelling and native food. Admission is $5. Call (352) 793-4781.
A night of Vegas: A Casino Night benefit for community youth sports will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at All Sports Arena, 7716 Rutillio Court, New Port Richey. Use casino chips to play blackjack, poker, wheel, craps, roulette and slot machines. The cost is $50. Call (727) 845-7808.