By PAM HARBAUGH
Tonight, y’all! It starts with the private opening of the “POPULATION” exhibition at the Foosaner Art Museum, then progresses to MUSCLE MEMORY: DANCE/ART/FLOW happening at Derek Gores Gallery, then crescendos with the opening of THE PRICE at Melbourne Civic Theatre. You’ll need a little beach time tomorrow just to recover from all this sheer culture vulture bliss.
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Theater OpeningTHE PRICE at Melbourne Civic Theatre, is a 1968 drama by Arthur Miller. It concerns two estranged brothers who come together to sell heirlooms left by their late father. The production had its dress rehearsal last night and the buzz is happening already. The show opens tonight and runs through June 26 at MCT, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Tickets are $25 general and $23 seniors, military and students. All credit card purchases have a $3 handling fee per ticket. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click onto their ad. MUSCLE MEMORY: DANCE/ART/FLOW runs this evening only at Derek Gores Gallery. I’m calling this theater because it sure sounds like theater to me. It combines dance, art and more into what should be a most vivid artsy experience. Read more about it by clicking here. Tickets are $15 at the door. It runs 7 to 11 p.m. this evening. Derek Gores Gallery is at 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, FL. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
IT’S NOT YOU IT’S THEM, an original play by talented Chris Tsocanos, runs this weekend at Surfside Playhouse. The play won this year’s Surfside Playwriting Contest and is subtitled “A play about a man, his girlfriend and the crazy family that loves him.” It performs 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach. Tickets are $10. Call 321-783-3127 or visit SurfsidePlayers.com.
BIG FISH closes its run Sunday at the Henegar Center. This is your last chance to see this wonderful, unique production. Read the commentary by clicking here. Tickets are $16 to $26. The Henegar is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-8698, visit Henegar.org or click onto their ad.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE continues its run through June 5 at Titusville Playhouse with a talented and entertaining cast. Read the review by clicking here. $20 to $26. Titusville Playhouse, 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click onto their ad.
Comedy Tonight…and tomorrow
COMEDY ZONE happens tonight and Saturday night at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. Again, this is a MUST DO. Truly, if you’ve never been, you’ll go once and get hooked. Read more about it by clicking here. This weekend’s comics are Frank Delpizzo and Keith Lenart. Mr. Delpizzo’s credits include opening for Rita Rudner and the late great Sam Kinison. Mr. Lenart has been on NBC’s “So You Think You’re Funny,” has worked with big names including Caroline Rhea and Lewis Black. The shows typically out. Tickets start at $16. Show are at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach. Call 772-231-6990 or click onto the ad.
NOT QUITE RIGHT PLAYERS presents another in its improvised “Longform Lab Show” series. Read more about that by clicking here. Show runs 8 to 9:30 Saturday, May 21, at Derek Gores Gallery, 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. $10 (handling fees may be added). Click here.
MARKSTEIN QUARTET with violinist Igor Markstein, cellist Joan Markstein, violinist Joni Roos and violist Carey Moorman will perform “Classical Tops & Favorite Pops” 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in Meeting Room #1 at the Central Brevard Library in Cocoa. The concert will include quartet movements by Mozart and Schubert, along with beautiful waltzes, dances and much more. Free. The Central Brevard Public Library is at 308 Forrest Avenue in Cocoa, 32922. Call 321-633-1792.
Art ExhibitionsRAY TURNER: POPULATION exhibition opens Saturday at the Foosaner Art Museum. The exhibition comprises 140 portraits of people around the country. And, those portraits include a group of cultural leaders right here in Brevard County. The show is sponsored by John Roach in memory of his wife, Judy. It runs through Aug. 6. A Family Day and Artist Lecture is scheduled for Saturday, May 21. Read more about it by clicking here. The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. Call 321-674-8916, visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org or click onto their ad.
ART GALLERY OF VIERA celebrates its seventh anniversary through May with an exhibition of photographs by surfing photographer Nathan Adams, the People’s Choice Winner from the gallery’s Tropical Daze exhibition last year. Bring non-perishable food items to contribute to area food pantries. Read more by clicking here. The Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111, Viera, FL. Call 321-504-4343 or visit ArtGalleryOfViera.com.
LOST AND FOUND exhibition of assemblage art runs through May 29 at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. The opening reception runs 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. this evening. The gallery is at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Fla. Call 321-259-8261 or visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com.