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Benefit concert: A benefit for local musician Donn Jett, who has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, is from 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday at the VFW at 11551 Osceola Drive, New Port Richey. Features entertainment by Steve Brannon, Steve "Elvis" Petty, Steve Gillis and Manuel Rosado, plus finger foods, a 50/50 drawing and a bake sale. Admission is $10. For information or tickets, call Pearl Zullo at (727) 226-2688.

An evening with the author: L.L. Dahl-Jensen, a local novelist, discusses her new book Rita, Rita from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. For information, call (727) 848-6500.

Kumquat Festival: The 17th Annual Kumquat Festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 in historic downtown Dade City. Features kumquat pie and products, a farmers market, food, arts and crafts, entertainment and activities for kids. Admission is free. Free satellite parking is at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City and in a vacant lot at the U.S. 98 bypass and Dick Jarrett Way, across from Jarrett Ford. Shuttle transportation from the satellite lots to the fest is free. For information, call (352) 567-3769 or visit kumquatfestival.org.

Barrel of laughs: Former Saturday Night Live cast member Joe Piscopo performs an eclectic evening of songs, jokes and surprises at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. $45. (352) 688-3390; palacegrand.com.

Art offerings

Art: The art exhibition "Peace and Quiet" is open through Feb. 1 at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd. The featured group of artists is the Pastel Society of Tampa Bay. Also on display is student artwork from the Harry Schwettman Education Center in New Port Richey. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. (727) 848-6500.

Art reception: An opening reception for an exhibit "Music in My Life," featuring art by Marty Balin, is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Pasco-Hernando Community College's Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery, at PHCC's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The art is on display through Feb. 20. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

Musically inclined

Big band sounds: The 42nd Street Big Band performs Fabulous '50s: The Legends Live On at 2 p.m. today at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. $12. (727) 842-6777.

Food, music and fun: Drive or fly in to the annual Pigs in Z-Hills Barbecue and Blues Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, 39450 South Ave. Enjoy barbecue, live blues, a car and motorcycle show, aviation displays, a museum of military history, a swine terrace, vendors, a business expo and a kids' zone. Bring lawn chairs. No pets. (813) 782-1913; zephyrhillschamber.org.

Jazz and swing: Rhythm Kings Dance Orchestra performs from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 24, Feb. 21 and March 28 at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. Show up at 6 p.m. for a free dance lesson (no partner required). The Rhythm Kings play jazz, swing and big band hits of the '20s, '30s and '40s. Tickets are $12, or $10 for members and students. (727) 942-5605. tarponarts.org.

Gospel trio: Greater Vision, an award-winning gospel trio, performs at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at First Christian Church, 6040 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. Doors open at 2 p.m. A love offering will be collected for the group. (813) 782-1071.

The Best of Broadway: The Ditchfield Family Singers perform a multimedia Broadway music concert at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Combining singing and storytelling, the Ditchfields perform excerpts from popular musicals including The Music Man, The Sound of Music, The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables. Tickets are $15. (727) 774-7382.

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