By PAM HARBAUGH
Here’s what’s popping this weeekend.
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DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens at Titusville Playhouse and runs through Sept. 11. The musical is a popular one and loved by all. Tickets are $20 to $28. Titusville Playhouse is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.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.
FEARLESS IMPROV BRIGADE presents “It’s Our Time to Shine” 8 p.m. Saturday at Surfside Players, 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach. Tickets are $7 or FREE for 2016-2017 Season Pass Holders. Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click onto their ad.
PLAYREAD SERIES presents “The Birds” 2 p.m. Saturday at Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave. Free, but donations accepted. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click onto their ad
CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE will perform “Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run” 8 p.m. Saturday at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Tickets are $29.75 to $34.75. Call 321-242-2219, visit KingCenter.com or click onto their ad.
ExhibitsHARAK RUBIO: Symbols and Guardians opens this weekend at Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Art Museum and runs through Oct. 15. It comprises 32 large scale abstract paintings and 14 sculptures. Mr. Rubio, a Puerto Rican native and Melbourne resident who has won numerous awards and honors. His work is seen widely throughout Latin America. He has worked in advertising and video serving as designer, art director, prop master and more at numerous big name companies such as Universal Pictures, Miramax Films, Trivisión Spain, Animal Planet, USA Network, ABC and CBS networks, Quentin Tarantino Productions and MTV. The Foosaner is at 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-674-8916 or visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.
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 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.