By PAM HARBAUGH
Rushed again to get to all the goodies for Culture Vultures out there. So here’s the quick hits to get your juices flowing for this weekend:
SATURDAY ONLY:“WOMEN OF SURREALISM: EMBRACING THE IRRATIONAL” lecture exploring art by photographer Lee Miller, fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and painter Frida Kahlo. The lecture will be given by Carla Funk, Florida Tech’s director of university museums. Ms. Funk is an elegant, witty and articulate speaker, so this should be quite fun and engaging. The lecture is part of the “Feeling Surreal” art exhibition which runs into April at the Derek Gores Gallery. Admission to the lecture is $10 and includes a surrealism-inspired drinky-poo. Derek Gores Gallery is at 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. That’s in the heart of EGAD — the Eau Gallie Arts District, which has an ad on the right side of this page. Visit DerekGores.com.
“TARTUFFE” is the perfect show for this imperfect political season. Read the review by clicking here. runs through April 24 at Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. It performs 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $23 to $25. Service fees for purchasing tickets with credit cards. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or show your appreciation of MCT’s support of Brevard Culture by clicking onto their ad on the right side of this page.
“FREUD’S LAST SESSION” is a provocative play enjoying an intoxicating professional production at Riverside Theatre. Read the review here. It runs through April 3 at Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach. Tickets are $45. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or, show your appreciation of Riverside Theatre’s support of Brevard Culture by clicking onto their ad on the right side of this page.
“UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL” closes Sunday at Titusville Playhouse’s second stage. This is a most curious and provocative play, taking the audience through a mystery where they try to help a strange Librarian unravel an important truth which will prove the existence of God. It concerns the existence of the legendary “Wandering Jew,” who refused succor to Christ on his way to Golgotha. The man, in turn, was condemned to wander the Earth until the Second Coming. The proof will make all our lives worth something, he says. Or, is the Librarian the Wandering Jew, an other worldly character, a cypher also “cursed” to wander the world because he denied love. It runs through Sunday at the Titusville Playhouse, 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com, or show your appreciation of TPI’s support of Brevard Culture by clicking onto TPI’s ad for “Sister Act” which is on the right side of this page.
“HELLO DOLLY!” ends its run Sunday at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. Read the review by clicking here. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Tickets begin at $35. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or better yet, show Riverside you appreciate their support of Brevard Culture by clicking onto their ad on the right side of this page.
“SUGAR” is charming audiences at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Read the review by clicking here. The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Tickets are $16 to $24. Call 321-636-5050 or visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com.
IMPRINTS: THOSE MADE / LEFT BEHIND by photographer David Wallace exhibit focuses in part on his love of Paris. The exhibit runs through Sunday at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-259-8261 or visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com.
STILL RUNNING:“TOUCHING STRANGERS” photo exhibition at Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum. Read more about it and see a video about the photographer Richard Renaldi by clicking here. The Foosaner is at 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Free admission to the galleries. Call 321-674-8916, visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org or better yet, show the Foosaner you appreciate their support of Brevard Culture by clicking onto their ad on the right side of this page.
“MATERIAL WORLD: Glass, Rubber and Paper” runs through March 31 at the Maitland Art Centre. Read more about it by clicking here and also by clicking onto their advertisement on the right side of this page. Part of the exhibition has some sweetly ephemeral art by Jason Hackenwerth. Keep an eye out next week for another story about “Material World” in Brevard Culture. And do remember to show your appreciation of the Maitland Art Center’s support of Brevard Culture by clicking onto their ad on the right side of this page.
REIMAGINED: INNOVATIONS IN FIBER ART by Alex Trimino and Carrie Sieh runs through May 7 at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. This is a vivid, fun, engaging exhibit filled with color and, as the title suggests — imagination. This is a real treat. Free admission. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. The Funk Center is on the campus of Florida Tech, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne. Call 321-674-8313 or click here.