Get! Out!

GET OUT! Dec. 23 to 25

Celebrants at the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City. Photo by Pam Harbaugh.


Well….chances are, most of your getting out this weekend is gonna be to restaurants, the movies, drives to look at holiday lights and parties. But for those cultural stalwarts who simply must have their artsy fix, here goes….


A TUNA CHRISTMAS runs through Saturday at Melbourne Civic Theatre. To read a review, click here. In it, Steve Costner and Michael Thompson take on 22 roles in this warm-hearted but decidedly off beat comedy. Tickets are sold out, but just in case someone picked up a ticket for you, you owe them $30. MCT is at 817 Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-6935, visit or click onto their ad.

"Every Christmas Story Ever Told, and then Some" at Orlando Shakes.

“Every Christmas Story Ever Told, and then Some” at Orlando Shakes.

EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME) runs through the month at Orlando Shakes. It features three professional actors in an exhaustive look at, well, every Christmas story ever told. It runs at various times and dates. Tickets start at $25. Orlando Shakes is at 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando. Call 447-1700 or visit


IT WAS A VERY GOOD YULE: AT THE MOVIES runs through tonight at Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando. This is the theater’s annual holiday cabaret. It includes movie music from classic films such as “Scrooged,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation” and “Holiday Inn.” And, yes, the show is sold out, but just in case a friend picked up the tickets for you, you owe them at least $15. Visit




HOLIDAY DESIGNER CRAFT SHOW runs through Jan. 7 at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. This 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 or click onto their ad.

Six Roses by Preston Studios

Six Roses by Preston Studios

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. The museum also has LIGHT UP THE ARTS is an exhibit commemorating the 40th anniversary celebration of Preston Studios running through Dec. 31 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, call 321-674-8916 or click onto their ad.

AQUA EDITIONS is a 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