Evening with the author: The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery will hold "An Evening with the Author" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The featured author is Kelly Miller of Tampa, who will read excerpts from her mystery novels Dead Like Me and Deadly Fantasies. A Q&A and book signing will follow the reading. RSVP to (727) 848-6500.
Movie night: See the film Fireproof starring Kirk Cameron at 7 p. m. Saturday at the Free Church of Jesus Christ, 2435 U.S. 19, Suite 250, Holiday. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free and refreshments will be available for purchase. (727) 934-0222.
Retirement brunch: Henry Fletcher will retire from his position as director of music at First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey after more than 40 years. A celebration brunch is planned after the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 5901 Indiana Ave., New Port Richey. RSVP at fumcnpr.com online. (727) 842-7674.
Follow the yellow brick road: Join Dorothy Gale of Kansas as she travels through the magical Land of Oz alongside the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion. The Wizard of Oz runs through June 15 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. Highway 19 in Hudson. Cocktails start at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. Sundays. $49.50 for dinner and show; $38.45 show only; ages 11 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. (727) 863-7949 or showpalace.net.
'Faith and Freedom' concert: The Nature Coast Festival Singers perform a concert called "Faith and Freedom" at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey and at 3 p.m. Sunday at United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (727) 868-6365
Live music: Louie Fortunato performs the music of Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra and other entertainers from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Market Off Main, 6241 Lincoln Street, New Port Richey. $5. Food, beer and wine will be for sale. Reservations are being accepted. (727) 849-4940.
Rock the Park: Rock the Park, a two-day music fest to benefit the Center for Independence, is May 23, 6-11 p.m., and May 24, 2-11 p.m., at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. There is also a silent auction/raffle and a food truck rally. Admission to the fest is free for all ages. For information, visit rtpsimspark.com.
Night in the Islands: Tarpon Arts presents "Night in the Islands" from 6-11 p.m. May 24 at the Sponge Docks on Dodecanese Boulevard between Hope and Athens streets in Tarpon Springs. Features live Greek music, dancing and dining. Admission is free. (727) 942-5605.
The wild side of art: The May exhibition at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery is called "Walk on the Wild Side" and is on display through May 31 at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. It features innovative and creative abstract and digital art, collage, and expressionistic and surrealistic media. Art by John Howie, the featured artist for the month, and students from River Ridge High School also is on display. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call (727) 848-6500 or email [email protected]
Barrel of laughs: Comedian Homer Noodleman performs at 7 p.m. today at Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. $20. (352) 688-3390; palacegrand.com.