By PAM HARBAUGH
Soothe those tax-paying nerves with some artsy outings this weekend. Here’s what’s up:
FRENCH FILM FEST has its final film and discussion Saturday at the Foosaner Art Museum with “LE MYSTÈRE PICASSO” (MYSTERY OF PICASSO, 1956) Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Post-film discussion led by Anne Smith, Humanities Instructor, FL Tech. It begins 2 p.m. in the Foosaner Art Museum’s Harris Auditorium. Cost is $5. Read more about the entire festival 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
SISTER ACT. You’ve got singing nuns to the north of you and more singing nuns to the south. It’s an unusual situation, both Titsuville Playhouse and Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach have productions of “Sister Act” on their stages. To read the review for the production at Titusville, click here. To read the review of the production in Vero Beach, click here.
Titusville’s production of “Sister Act” runs through April 24 at Titusville Playhouse, 301 Julia St., Titusville. Tickets are $20 to $26 with discounts for seniors, military and students. Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or show your appreciation for TPI’s support of Brevard Culture by clicking onto their ad on the right side of this page.
Riverside’s production of “Sister Act” runs through May 1 at Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. Tickets begin at $35. Call 772-231-6990, or visit RiversideTheatre.com or simply click onto the ad on the right side of this page to show Riverside your appreciation for its support of Brevard Culture.
TARTUFFE captures the political season’s zeitgeist with humor and irony through April 24 Melbourne Civic Theatre. To read the review of it, click here. Melbourne Civic Theatre is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. The comedy 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 click onto their ad on the right side of this page to show MCT your appreciation for its support of Brevard Culture.
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK opens tonight at Surfside Playhouse. Directed by Bryan Bergeron, “This powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman incorporates newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank and other survivors” (source, SurfsidePlayers.com). Look for a review by Bruce Hickman this weekend in Brevard Culture. It runs through May 1. Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road (South 5th Street), Cocoa Beach. Tickets are $22 general, $20 seniors and military and $17 student. Call 321-783-3127 or visit SurfsidePlayers.com.
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE continues its run at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Although I have not seen it, I’ve got a good feeling about this one. It has a great cast, headed up by Philip Nolen and Anne Hering. This is a Christopher Durang comedy which means you’ll get some great laughs and at the same time have your mind expanded…and that’s a good thing. The show runs through May 1 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando. Tickets begin at $21, with student rush tickets for $12. Call 407-447-1700 or visit OrlandoShakes.org.
LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT ends its run Sunday at Mad Cow Theatre. It performs 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $25 to $38. Mad Cow is on the second floor at 54 W. Church Street. Call 407-297-8788 or visit MadCowTheatre.com.
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 May 1 at the Maitland Art Centre. Read more about it by clicking here. 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.
JUST WINGIN’ IT: Art by Barbara Desrosiers is up through May 1 at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne. Call 321-259-8261 or visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com.