By PAM HARBAUGH
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VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is onstage through Sept. 11 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. This Christopher Durang comedy is very well written and the MCT production is very good with excellent performances. To read the review, click here. Tickets are $26 to $28. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click onto their ad.
LAST CALL runs through Sunday at Derek Gores Gallery. The show ran three years ago at the Henegar and has been restaged for this more intimate venue. It features players of the Not Quite Right improv group. However, this is scripted. $20. Derek Gores Gallery is at 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne Click here.
COMEDY ZONE at Riverside Theater this weekend. Featured are comedians Frankie Paul and Lenny Travis. Patrons to the Comedy Zone can also enjoy free music before the shows and casino games in the lobby. 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. Tickets begin at $16. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click onto their ad.HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB features vocalist “Hella” tonight and Thomas Lopez Saturday. The performances run 8:30 p.m. to midnight. No cover charge tonight. Cover charge for Saturday is $10. Also onstage is the sensational Ron Teixeira Trio. Heidi’s Jazz Club, 7 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-4559 or visit HeidisJazzClub.com.
OLD & IMPROVED 2 continues its run at Derek Gores Gallery, 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. The show invites artists to put new spins on old stuff. Visit DerekGores.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, click here or click onto their ad.
MENU VENUE exhibit opens tonight and runs through Aug. 27 at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. It features original covered cookbooks. Tonight’s reception runs 5:30 to 8:30 and features two drawings for kitchen related gift baskets. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne. Call 321-259-8261 or click here.