By PAM HARBAUGH
Some quick hits to keep all you busy peeps in the know for some artsy weekend fun. This time, we’re starting with an event that you’ve got to put to the head of the list:
This Weekend OnlyBREVARD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will perform Gustav Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and Liszt’s Piano Concert No. 1 by virtuoso pianist Tanya Bannister. Please read more about this concert by clicking here. The concert begins 8 p.m. Saturday at the King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Before that, Maestro Confessore will deliver a little talk about the concert at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $39 to $50. Handling charges may apply. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com or BrevardSymphony.com. Also, show the BSO your appreciation for their support of Brevard Culture by clicking onto their Hugh Panero concert ad on the right side of this page.
SPECIAL MOVIE NIGHT at the Cocoa Village Playhouse begins 7:30 p.m. Saturday when CVP will screen the 1925 movie “The Phantom of the Opera” with live musical accompaniment by the very talented J. Thomas Black, Jr. There will also be a Phantastic Costume Contest with prizes. Tickets are $13. CVP is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050 or click here.
COMEDY ZONE at Riverside Theatre presents comedians Greg Hall and Will Jacobs. The shows are for adults only and are held in the large black box theatre which is turned into a stunning stand up club complete with bar menu. Shows are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. Tickets begin at $16. Free outside concert before the shows beginning at 6 p.m. Outdoor grill as well. A very sweet and most fun time. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or show Riverside your appreciation for their support of Brevard Culture by clicking onto their ad on the right side of this page.
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FRENCH FILM FEST continues through April 16 at the Foosaner Art Museum. This is just such a great festival. Read more about it by clicking here. This is a must-do. 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 runs through April 24 at Titusville Playhouse, 301 Julia St., Titusville. Brevard Culture’s guest reviewer, Joan Taddie, said this was filled with “harmony, joy and good will.” Read her review by clicking here. 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.
TARTUFFE runs through April 24 at Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Read the review of this perfectly timed satire by clicking here. 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 for MCT’s support of Brevard Culture by clicking onto their ad on the right side of this page.
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 also by clicking onto their advertisement on the right side of this page. 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. Read about upcoming artist’s talk on Tuesday evening by clicking 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.