By PAM HARBAUGH
The world is still spinning. The arts are still leading us forward. This weekend you can take in a great chamber music concert, see some exciting theater and get up close with stimulating art exhibits.
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Theater:AMERICAN BUFFALO runs through Nov. 20 at the new Theater on the Edge in Edgewood area of Orlando. The drama stars two Brevard residents, Allan Whitehead and Zack Roundy. It also stars Marco DiGeorge (and is directed by yours truly). Read Joan Taddie’s review of the show by clicking here. And it’s not just Joan who’s raving: Orlando Weekly wrote this; Ink 19 wrote this. Theater on the Edge is in the Truthful Acting Studios, 5542 Hansel Ave, Orlando, FL. Tickets are $22 to $24. Call 407-309-0106, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit TheaterOnTheEdge.org or click onto their ad.
THE PRODUCERS runs through Nov. 20 at Surfside Players. The extremely popular Mel Brooks’ musical is about a couple of producers who try to get rich quick off a group of old ladies who think they’re investing in a show. Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road (5th St. South), Cocoa Beach. Tickets are $25 with discounts for seniors, students and active military. Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com 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.
SEALED FOR FRESHNESS runs through Sunday at Titusville Playhouse’s Second Stage. The comedy is evocative of “Desperate Housewives.” The run is already sold out, but you can always call to get put onto their waiting list, or venture to the theater in hopes that someone doesn’t show up. TPI is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click onto their ad.
Concerts:ATOS PIANO TRIO performs 7:30 p.m. this evening. The concert is presented by the Melbourne Chamber Music Society. The trio is award winning and gaining much attention. Read more about them and the concert by clicking here. The concert begins 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the sanctuary at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 2030 N. Hwy A1A, Indialantic, Florida. Tickets are $35 general and $10 students. They are available on line by clicking here and at the door. For more information, visit MelbourneChamberMusicSociety.org, call 321-213-5100 or click onto their ad.
ROCK GROUP “WAR” performs its rock-funk-Latin-jazz-R&B this evening at the King Center. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $58. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219, visit KingCenter.com or click onto their ad.
Nightlife:HUMORIST JEANNE ROBERTSON performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the King Center. Ms. Robertson has seven nationally released DVDs, three books, hundreds of hours on SiriusXM satellite radio and over 18 million YouTube hits. Tickets to the King Center show begin at $32. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219, visit KingCenter.com or click onto their ad.
COMEDY ZONE features stand up comics Sid Davis and B.C. Murphy Friday and Saturday evenings at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. Shows begin at 7:30 and 9:30 tonight and Saturday. Patrons to the Comedy Zone can also enjoy free music before the shows and casino games in the lobby. Riverside Theatre is at 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.
THE FIFTH AVENUE ART GALLERY has opened its annual Holiday Craft Show, which runs through Jan. 7, 2017 and is a great spot to pick up unusual gifts for the holidays. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida. Gallery hours during this exhibit will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 321-259-8261, visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com or click onto their ad.LIGHT UP THE ARTS is an exhibit commemorating the 40th anniversary celebration of Preston Studios. It runs through Dec. 31 at Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum, 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-674-8916, visit FoosanerArtMuseum or click on their ad.
AQUA EDITIONS is a new Derek Gores Gallery project combining artists and interior designers/decorators. Read more about that by clicking here. Derek Gores gallery is at 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. Call 321-258-2119 or visit DerekGores.com/gallery.
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.
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.
FREE OPEN IMPROV PLAYGROUND takes place 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Derek Gores Gallery. It is organized by the Not Quite Right Players and designed for people to “play, hang out, watch people play, whatever. It’s open to anyone who just needs some good, positive vibes and a really good laugh. Because, after all, improv is Cheaper than Therapy!” Derek Gores Gallery is at 587 West Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. Although it’s free, you still have to sign up for it; to do so, click here.