By PAM HARBAUGH
That’s right, we’re giving you four days worth of cultural goodies because it’s the Fourth of July, babies. So this time we’re starting with the info about the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s annual free concert celebrating the holiday.
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SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS is the annual Fourth of July event featuring the Brevard Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Christopher Confessore. The concert includes patriot and pops classics. And, of course, the climactic movement from Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture timed to coincide with the fireworks display by the City of Cocoa and Rockledge. The concert is free, begins at 8 p.m. It’s held in Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village. Bring blankets, chairs, picnic goodies. Do NOT bring sparklers, alcohol, coolers, drones or pets. For more information, visit BrevardSymphony.com or visit their Facebook page by clicking here.
I’LL BE SEEING YOU!: A 1940’s Radio Broadcast starring former New York City cabaret singer Margaret Cross begins 2 p.m. Monday, July 4th at the Cocoa Village Playhouse. It also features Don Cross, accompanist Diane Spahr, and special guests. The program includes music popular during World War II and the golden age of radio. There are also tributes to USO stars including Jack Benny and The Andrews Sisters. A 50/50 raffle will be held with funds raised going to the Space Coast Honor Flight. Tickets are $16 to $24. Cocoa Village Playhouse is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050 or visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com.
DREAMGIRLS runs through Sunday at Cocoa Village Playhouse. With all the amazing talent in the show, it’s not at all surprising that it got such a good review (read it here). Tickets are $16 to $24. CVP is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050, visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com or click onto their ad.
DISNEY’S ‘MULAN’ will be performed by Surfside Playhouse’s Children’s Theater Summer Camp at 7 p.m. tonight, July 1, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Tickets are $10. Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach (by Fifth Street). Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click onto their ad.
FunCOMEDY ZONE at Riverside Theatre will feature Carl Guerra and Tommy Torres tonight and Saturday night. Mr. Guerra has worked at Dangerfields, opened for Joan Rivers and much more. Mr. Torres has worked with Kevin Pollak and Bobcat Goldthwait and much more. The shows start 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday at Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach. Get there early and buy a burger and a beer if you like. Listen to music outdoor. And now, there’s a Vegas Style Casino from 6 to 10 p.m. where you use funny money to trade in on prizes. Proceeds fund the scholarship program at Riverside Children’s Theatre. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click onto their ad.
EAU SAY CAN YOU SEE is tonight’s bit of fun in the Eau Gallie Arts District. The traditional gallery crawl will includes patriotic music in the band shell, yard games, food, beer and more. It runs 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, July 1, along Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie section of Melbourne. For more information, click onto EGAD’s ad.
ExhibitsMONOTYPES IN RED exhibit at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will have an artists’ reception tonight, July 1, during the First Friday event. Meet artists Grace Leal, Peter Crumpacker and Barbara Burkhardt who all have work in the show, which runs through July. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne. Call 321-259-8261 or visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com.
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.
RAY 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.