By PAM HARBAUGH
Jump on your broomstick and Get Out this weekend. Put yourself into the Halloween-y mood with a few goodies the cultural community has for you — stories about Dracula, witches, Dr. Frank-N-Furter. For the little ones, there’s also the “Symphonic Spooktacular” happening at Sunday’s CULTURAL ARTS SHOWCASE…do not miss that one.
Here’s the list, please be sure to click onto the ads of those organizations supporting Brevard Culture.
Theater:WITCHES OF EASTWICK closes Sunday at the Henegar Center and has matinees both Saturday and Sunday. Based on the 1987 movie starring Cher and Jack Nicholson, the stage musical concerns three witches living in a New England hamlet and the sexy man they seek to control. The Henegar’s production stars handsome and talented Damon Dennin in his most devilish role yet. The Henegar is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Tickets are $16 to $26. Call 321-723-8698. Go to the Henegar.org or click onto their ad.
ROCKY HORROR SHOW Live on Stage closes Sunday at Titusville Playhouse. This a live show, not the shadow cast in front of the movie, so don’t expect to throw stuff at the actors, puleeze. There are some midnight performances. Tickets are $22 and $28. TPI is at 301 Julia Lane, Titusville. Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click onto their ad.ALL GIRL DRACULA runs through Sunday at Derek Gores Gallery in the Eau Gallie Arts District. It is produced by Michael Thompson’s “The Actors Asylum.” To read the review, click here. Tickets are $ 20 and available online by clicking here or by paying at the door.
MAURITIUS runs through Nov. 6 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. As directed by Peg Girard and performed by her top notch cast, is a smart production of a wily play filled with intrigue and angst. It concerns a woman wanting to sell a stamp she believes to be priceless, her greedy sister and a cunning philatelist. In addition to intelligence, there’s plenty of adult language in this show (which is really very funny). Read the review by clicking here. The show runs through Nov. 6. at MCT, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Tickets are $26 to $28. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click onto their ad.RING OF FIRE: The Music of Johnny Cash runs through runs through Nov. 13 at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. This is a musical revue filled with Johnny Cash songs and performed by a stellar professional cast. Read the review by clicking here. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Tickets begin at $35. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click onto their ad.
CULTURAL ARTS SHOWCASE is an annual event organized by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, which also teams up with the King Center to present the event. It is a day where residents can discover all the offerings that local arts groups serve up. It is an extremely happy to-do, very family friendly and filled with color and excitement. You’ll see little shows, see pop-up performances, learn about everything from concerts and theater to museums and dance, trick or treat, see some cosplay, and let the kiddies explore an “instrument petting zoo.” There are also arts activities and demonstrations. And, it’s free. It’s also the day when the Brevard Symphony Orchestra performs its FREE FAMILY CONCERT — the Symphonic Spooktacular. Come dressed in Halloween costumes. Really. This is a great event. Do.No.Miss.It. It begins at noon and runs until 6 p.m. at the King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Admission is free. Call 321-242-2024 or visit CulturalArtsShowcase.com.
HOWL AT THE MOON runs this weekend at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. It features Ken Gustafson and Randy Keith on dueling pianos. This fun-packed music-filled evening has shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The shows invite guests to come enjoy a picnic style dinner while listening to some great music, free. 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.
RADIANT MESSENGER: Drawings by China Marks runs through Jan. 7, 2017 at Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum. Read about the exhibit by clicking here. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Free admission. The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org, call 321-674-8916 or click onto their ad.
TRANSFORMERS: RE-CONTEXTUALIZING OUR MATERIAL CULTURE runs through Dec. 17 at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts is on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne. To read more about it, click here. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Call 321-674-8313, click here or click onto their ad.
VISIONS OF ITALY Artwork by Phyllis Shipley closes Sunday Oct. 30 at the esteemed Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 321-259-8261, visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com or click onto their ad.
GRACE LEAL is exhibiting in the Frits Van Eeden Gallery in the Florida Institute of Technology’s Renee Foosaner Education Center. The Foosaner Education Center is at 1520 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, as well as from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month. Admission is free. A Gallery Talk will be held starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Both events are free and open to the public. Call 321-674-8923, visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org or click onto their ad.
BRUSH WITH SUCCESS runs through Nov. 6 at the Art Gallery of Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave, Viera, FL. Call 321-504-4343 or visit ArtGalleryOfViera.com.