Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! The opening reception for an exhibit featuring Dr. Seuss's illustrations, sculptures and never before seen "secret art" is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery at Pasco-Hernando State College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The exhibit, which honors Dr. Seuss's 110th birthday, is on display Thursday through April 18. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Free and open to the public. For information, call (727) 816-3231.
Open mike poetry reading and one-act plays: An open mike poetry reading and performance of one-act plays is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the newly renovated Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Attendees and aspiring poets are encouraged to bring their own work, poetry that has special meaning or poetry relevant to this month's "Love is All Around Us" art exhibition. The Old Time Radio Group will perform one-act plays by local playwright and artist Ralph Annan. To reserve your seat, RSVP. Email [email protected] or call (727) 848-6500. For information, visit nprgallery.com online.
Coffeehouse concert: Folk/rock songwriter and worship leader John Tibbs plays at 7 p.m. Friday in Xavier Hall, which will be set up coffeehouse-style, at St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Admission is free and a love offering will be collected. For information, call (352) 686-9954, ext. 204, email [email protected] or visit johntibbsmusic.com online.
The Horio: Work by Tarpon Springs photographer Beeba Christopoulos-Lekkas is on display in an exhibit called "The Horio: Greek Life in Tarpon Springs" at the Center for Gulf Coast Folklife in the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 South Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. The photography is an insider's view of poignant and exquisite moments in the daily life of the Greek community. The exhibit runs through April 5. (727) 942-5605.
'For the Love of...': A multimedia exhibit called "For the Love of..." features the work of students of the Pasco Arts Council and is on display through March 21 at the PAC, 5744 Moog Rd., Holiday. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturday. For information, call (727) 845-7322 or visit pascoart.org online.
"Love is All Around Us": A love-themed exhibition is on display through March 1 at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. An exhibit called "Hand 'n Hand" is on display, too, and features art by students from Connerton Elementary School and J.W. Mitchell and Wiregrass Ranch high schools. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For information, call (727) 848-6500 or e-mail [email protected]
Irish music and dance: The National Dance Company of Ireland performs Rhythm of the Dance at 7:30 p.m. today at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street, Tarpon Springs. $35, or $33 for members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org online.
Piano Man: Mark Anthony performs a tribute to Billy Joel, singing his greatest hits at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Show Palace, 16128 US 19 in Hudson. $25. Call (727) 863-7949, or visit showpalace.net.
New Orleans Jazz and Mardi Gras Celebration: A Cajun food tasting is at 7 p.m. and Grammy nominated Hot 8 Brass Band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street, Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $30, or $28 for members and students. Call (727) 942-5605, online at TarponArts.org. Parade and activities are free.
Live oldies: The Dukes will perform the music of the '50s and '60s from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the Market Off Main, 6241 Lincoln Street, New Port Richey. Features a guest appearance by Ken Brady, lead singer of the Casinos. $5. For more information, call (727) 849-4940.
John Timpanelli Show: Singer, comic, impressionist John Timpanelli performs at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Millpond Estates Clubhouse, 7729 Morningdale Drive, New Port Richey. Purchase tickets at the clubhouse from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays or from 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays. For information, call Gayle York at (727) 372-8929.