By PAM HARBAUGH
Grab your umbrella and your rain shoes and Get Out! to some fun this weekend. While tonight’s First Friday will still have open houses et al, activities in Eau Gallie Square are a “wash out.” See more below.
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DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST runs through Sept. 11 at Titusville Playhouse. The musical is a popular one and loved by all. It’s so popular, in fact, that TPI had to add another performance — 7 p.m. Sept. 4 (that’s a Sunday). 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.
EGAD FIRST FRIDAY tonight is limited to indoor activities only. They include: Fifth Avenue Art Gallery opening reception; Jazz Friday at Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum with the La Lucha Trio in the Harris Community Auditorium 5:30 – 7:30 pm., free admission; Art & Antique’s reception for Mary Salvage, water colorist. Read more by clicking here.
NOT QUITE RIGHT PLAYERS perform 8 p.m. Saturday at Derek Gores Gallery. Jessica Taylor and her entourage remain very busy! Last Saturday the “long form” improvisation troupe entertained at Melbourne Civic Theatre for a fundraiser. But they’re returning to their home base — the Derek Gores Gallery — for their fast and furious improv with audience suggestions. These are so popular they usually sell out. So get your tickets now. $12 to $15. For tickets, click here. For more information, visit NQRComedy.com. Derek Gores Gallery is at 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne.
HOWL AT THE MOON experience happens tonight and Saturday evening at Riverside Theatre. This is a rather unique experience, to say the least. Gather people primed to party in an intimate venue with two sensational pianists who play, non stop, about 90 minutes of music requested by the audience. Plus, you can buy burgers, et al, drinks, etc., and enjoy them at tables cabaret style. Too much fun, indeed. This weekend’s shows star Ken Gustafson and Clayton Senne. The shows begin 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. Tickets start at $16. Shows sell out quickly, so purchase in advance. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
HARAK RUBIO: Symbols and Guardians runs through Oct. 15 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.100% PURE FLORIDA opens tonight at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. The opening reception runs 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and includes presentation of awards for this annual juried exhibit. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne. Call 321-259-8261 or click here.
TEN WOMEN IN ART exhibit runs through beginning of October at the Derek Gores Gallery, 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. This is a long standing, highly respected alliance of excellent artists who have exhibited all over the state and the southeast. You will be moved and intrigued. Visit DerekGores.com.
HAND TO GOD opens Sept. 9 at the Henegar Center. I’ve been witness to a number of rehearsals and it’s wicked funny. Quite a cast. Quite a dark comedy. Adults only. For a smart little teaser video, click here. Click onto their ad for more information.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT opens Sept. 23 at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Rick Roach will reprise his role as the Elvis-esque Pharoah and Jason Crase will be back as Joseph. Click onto their ad for more information.
EXTREMITIES opens Sept. 16 at Surfside Playhouse. Click onto their ad for more information.
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