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. Friday at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd. (727) 848-6500.
Friday Flix: Film lovers gather at 8 p.m. Fridays for a movie at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St. Some refreshments are provided and attendees are invited to bring more of their own. This week's film is Lion in Winter. (727) 853-1279.
Poetry reading: An open mic poetry reading is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd. The night also features a performance of a one-act play by local playwright and author Ralph Annan. Attendees and aspiring poets are encouraged to bring their own poetry or other poetry that is meaningful to them or relevant to the January exhibition theme, "Peace and Quiet." To RSVP, email nprgallery@ aol.com or call (727) 848-6500.
Dial M for Murder: This thriller had a highly successful run on Broadway and is on stage at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. The play is about Tony, who married his wife, Margot, for her money and plans to murder her for it, too. Tickets are $16, or $14 for members and students. (727) 942-5605 or tarponarts.org.
One-act plays: The Gypsy Stage Repertory Company performs "Mere Mortals," six one-act comedies, at 2 p.m. Sunday at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St. $10 is the recommended donation. (727) 853-1279.
Barrel of laughs: Former Saturday Night Live cast member Joe Piscopo's performance, an eclectic mix of songs, jokes and surprises, begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. $45. (352) 688-3390 or palacegrand.com.
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 S Pinellas Ave. 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.
Art: A "Peace and Quiet"-themed art exhibition 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. The exhibition is through Feb. 1. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. (727) 848-6500.