'Art in Motion': The August exhibit at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery opens with a reception from 6-9 tonight at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The reception features music and refreshments. The art, by professional artists, is inspired by the topic of motion. It includes original paintings, mixed media, photography, prints, sculpture and 3-D art that moves, including a miniature train, and is on display throughout August. In separate exhibits, quilts by the West Pasco Quilters Guild and sculpture, collage, masks, altered books, nature weaving and paintings created by the KIDSZONE Summer Art Series program's students, who range in age from 4 to 14, are on display. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For information, call (727) 848-6500 or email [email protected]
Music on the beach: The Crystal Beach String Band performs bluegrass/folk music at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs as part of the Sunset Beach Concert Series. Park at Tarpon Springs High School, 1411 Gulf Road. A complimentary shuttle will take you to the beach and back. Purchase refreshments or bring your own and bring chairs. Pets and alcohol are prohibited. For information, call (727) 942-5628.
Comedy: The Alan Prophet Comedy Show with Lou Angelwolf is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Moose Lodge, 1936 Abacus Road, Holiday. Tickets are $12.50. Dinner is available from 4-6 p.m. for $8. For information, call (727) 937-9030.
Comedy in Twos: See Coupled, a comedic musical that revolves around three couples who vacation together yearly, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 10 at Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main St., New Port Richey. Tickets are $23.36 plus tax. For information, call (727) 409-0293.
Family Fun Day: A day for families is planned for noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Market off Main, 6241 Lincoln Street, New Port Richey. Features a bounce house and water slide, face painting, games and prizes. Food, soda, beer and wine will be sold. For information, call (727) 849-4940.
Wine Down: The nonprofit "Sydney Has a Sister" scholarship organization hosts a wine tasting fundraiser from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 9 at Jan's Wine and Boos II, 19233 Dale Mabry Hwy N., Lutz. The cost is $30 and includes three glasses of wine and a free "Sydney Has a Sister" glass. The event also features raffles, cheese trays and wine available for purchase. Proceeds fund scholarships for local students who have siblings with autism. For tickets or information, visit sydneyhasasister.com online.
HippieFest: The Tarpon Springs Merchants Association hosts HippieFest from 4-10 p.m. Aug. 16 at 111 E. Tarpon Ave. in downtown Tarpon Springs and at the Sponge Docks, 828 Dodecanese Blvd. Features beer and food trucks, live music, vendors, the VW Beetle Club and a best dressed hippie contest. For information, call Rea Sieber at (727) 641-8012 or visit TarponSpringsFloridaUSA.com online.
Talent Search: John Timpanelli Productions and St. Martin's Episcopal Church host an all-ages "Talent Search" show at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. Highway 19, Hudson. The audience will select a winner from each show, who will perform as the guest artist the following month. Tickets are $10. For information about auditions or for tickets, call (727) 207-8496.