By PAM HARBAUGH
Here are some quick hits for this weekend to help culture vultures decide how you want to GET OUT!
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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER makes its Brevard debut at Titusville Playhouse. The fanciful musical tells the backstory of Peter Pan. It opens tonight and runs two weekends only through June 19. There’s enough imagination in this musical to delight the whole family. Tickets are $22 to $28. Titusville Playhouse is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click onto their ad.
BACK TO THE ’80s will be presented this weekend by Cocoa Village Playhouse’s Stars of Tomorrow. The musical is a teens’ delight, complete with iconic ’80s pop culture. It performs 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Cocoa Village Playhouse is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Tickets are $9 to $11. Call 321-636-5050, visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com or click onto their ad.
THE PRICE at Melbourne Civic Theatre, is a 1968 drama by Arthur Miller produced with guts and grit by MCT. Read the review by clicking here. The show 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.
ExhibitsRAY TURNER: POPULATION exhibition is also sponsored in the memory of Judy Roach. It 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.
RADICAL ELEMENTS and A VIEW WITHIN: The Collaboration of Two Fiber Artists runs through Aug. 27 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 Ruth Funk Center, is on the campus of Florida Tech, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne. Admission is free. Call 321-674-8313 or click here.
CONNECTIONS, the ceramic art of Katherine Mathisen runs through June 26 at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne. You can meet the artist during the EGAD’s FIRST FRIDAY (see above). Call 321-259-8261 or visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com.
ConcertsA SALUTE TO SOUSA will be presented by the Community Band of Brevard, which is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. In addition to John Philip Sousa’s marching music, the concert will include compositions by Georges Bizet, Dimitri Shostakovich and George Gershwin. There now…something for everyone. Led by conductor Marion Scott, the concert begins 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at Merritt Island High School performing arts center, 100 Mustang Way, Merritt Island. Free admission, no ticket required, open seating. Call 321-338-6210, visit Community BandOfBrevard.com or like their Facebook page here.