Evening With the Author: This month's Evening With the Author features local author and historian Gene Jones in a presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Jones will discuss Florida history and the state's little-known role in the Civil War. Jones also will read excerpts from his popular historical novel Suwannee Divide. A Q&A and book signing will follow. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, call (727) 848-6500.
"Hooray for Hollywood": John Timpanelli and his cast of performers pay tribute to movie musicals in "Hooray for Hollywood" from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. The cost is $12 per person. Buy tickets in advance at the JCC between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday or over the phone. For tickets, group rates or questions, call (727) 847-3814.
LGBT Film Series: "Reel Pride," the 2014 LGBT film series, concludes at 6 p.m. tonight at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main Street. See Out in the Dark at 6 tonight and God Loves Uganda at 8. For information, visit nprlibrary.org online.
Vision loss documentary: The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind will screen the film Going Blind: Coming out of the Dark about Vision Loss at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Brooksville Lighthouse, 6492 California St., and 10 a.m. June 27 at the Port Richey Lighthouse, 8610 Galen Wilson Blvd. The film is a documentary by award-winning director Joseph Lovett. In it, he tells the story of his own vision loss as well as others', and how they have coped. A panel discussion will follow each showing. To RSVP for the Brooksville showing, call (352) 754-1132. To RSVP for the Port Richey showing, call (727) 815-0303. To reserve your seat for either showing by email, send a note to [email protected] For information, visit lvib.org online.
'Cold Feet': See Cold Feet at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, today through Sunday and June 27-29 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 South Pinellas Ave. In this comedy, a neurotic maid of honor and a narcissistic best man work to resolve the jitters in the bride and groom in time for the wedding. All seats are $10 tonight. For other performances, tickets are $16, or $14 for members and students. For information, call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org online.
'Church Basement Ladies': See this musical comedy at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 2 p.m. Sundays and select Saturdays through June 29 at Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main St., New Port Richey. Doors open an hour before each performance. Tickets are $23.36 plus tax. For more information, call (727) 409-0293 or visit ferrarostudiotheatre.com online.
Talent Search: John Timpanelli Productions and St. Martin's Episcopal Church host an all-ages "Talent Search" show at 7 p.m. June 27, July 25 and 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.
Roller derby open house: Revolution Roller Derby will host an open house at 10 a.m. June 29 at Astro Skate, 875 Cypress St., Tarpon Springs. Learn how to join Revolution Roller Derby and what to expect from membership. Participants may skate alongside current members. Loaner gear will be available, speed skates will be available for rent and participants should bring their own mouth guards. For information, visit revolutionrollerderby.com online or email [email protected]
Art exhibition: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery's annual Member Artists' Exhibition and art eligible for the People's Choice Award is on display through July 26 at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Awards will be announced at a People's Choice Awards Reception July 11. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For information, call (727) 848-6500 or e-mail [email protected]