By PAM HARBAUGH
Bored by the same old roast beef sandwich? Do not be afraid of drama…go see “The Price” at Melbourne Civic Theatre, then go to Meg’s or something nearby and discuss. Who knows where all that intellectual stimulation will lead? There’s also jazz and classical tonight, ballet tomorrow, new exhibit opening.
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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.
DanceCLASSICAL BALLET CELEBRATION: Dancing for Love will be performed by the Brevard Ballet Academy 6 p.m. Saturday at the Eau Gallie High School Performing Arts Center, 1400 Commodore Blvd, Melbourne, FL. Read the story about it by clicking here. Tickets are $20 general and $15 for seniors 65 and older and students 17 and younger. For more information, visit BrevardBallet.com or click onto their ad.
AFRICAN DANCE WEEKEND will explore dance styles from Guinea, Mali, Senegal and the Congo taught by Kuimba. Ladies need to bring a wrap skirt, leggings and a T-shirt. This is part of the Open Circle organization in Titusville. The 50-minute lessons begin 1 an d6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 general and $5 children 3 to 12 years. Email email@example.com or visit the Facebook page by clicking here.
Concerts, Classical and Jazz
BREVARD CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR will hold two free concerts this evening and Saturday morning. This year’s Faculty Concert begins 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 27 and the student recital begins 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28. The public is invited. Admission is free, but donations happily accepted. Read more about it by clicking here. Eastminster Presbyterian Church is at 106 N. Riverside Drive in Indialantic, Fl. Call 321-723-8371 or visit MelbourneChamberMusicSociety.org or click onto their ad.
NOEL FREIDLINE QUINTET with vocalist Maria Howell performs 8:30 p.m. to midnight tonight at Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach. Their repertoire ranges from Duke Ellington swing and Frank Sinatra crooning to groove interpretations of The Doors and Otis Redding and much more. Moreover, Heidi’s Jazz Club is such a great night spot. Not at all to be missed, especially with such terrific music. You can even order dinner and enjoy a spin on their dance floor. Heidi’s Jazz Club is at 7 N. Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach. $20 cover charge. You should make reservations. Call 321-783-4559 or visit HeidisJazzClub.com.
RADICAL ELEMENTS and A VIEW WITHIN: The Collaboration of Two Fiber Artists are two exhibits opening Saturday at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. “Radical Elements” comes from the Studio Art Quilt Associates and is sponsored in the memory of Judy Roach. “A View Within” is a collaborative project by Paula Chung and Karen Rips, two artists fascinated by the human body. The two exhibits both run through Aug. 27 at the Funk Center, which is on the campus of Florida Tech, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne. Admission is free. Call 321-674-8313 or click here. Read below for two special events related to the exhibition opening.
SPECIAL FUNK CENTER EVENTS related to the “Radical Elements” exhibition will feature artist Wen Redmond and will be held Saturday, May 28. First, at 10:30 a.m. in room P133 (next to Evans Library on campus of Florida Tech), the artist will hold a special demonstration called “Digital Explorations in Fiber and Mixed Media.” Cost to attend the demonstration is $10 general and $5 for Friends of Textiles members. You must preregister for the event by calling 321-674-6129 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The second event is a gallery talk held at the Funk Center. That talk begins 2 p.m. and is free.
RAY TURNER: POPULATION exhibition runs through Aug. 6 at the Foosaner Art Museum. 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.