By PAM HARBAUGH
After the holiday slumber, the arts and culture scene is slowly chugging back to life. So Wake Up, Get Up and Get Out!
Here’s you “to-do” list for the weekend. Please click onto the ads of those organizations supporting Brevard Culture. That’s your way of showing them you appreciate their support of this website.
THE MIRACLE WORKER appears on stage at Cocoa Village Playhouse this weekend only. Written by William Gibson, the 1960 Tony Award winning play revolves around Annie Sullivan and her student, Helen Keller. It’s a rare treat to see a straight play (theater-speak for non-musical) on the stage at CVP, so don’t delay. It performs 7:30 p.m. tonight and again, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $16 to $24. CVP is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050, visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com or click onto their ad.
CHICAGO is wowing audiences at Riverside Theatre. This is a brilliant production and, as I stated in the review, immensely satisfying. To read that review, click here. One would expect the dancing to be faboo, and Riverside certainly delivers. This professional production runs through Jan. 22 at Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. Tickets start at $35.Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click onto their ad.
BLACKBERRY WINTER opens tonight at Orlando Shakes. Keep an eye out for a Brevard Culture review of this new play by Steve Yockey, a playwright with a strong voice. His new play explores the difficult journey in dealing with parents who have dementia. And as you might assume given this is by Mr. Yockey, there is an other worldly facet to it. The play runs through Feb. 5 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E Rollins St, Orlando, FL. Tickets are $40 to $50. It performs at various times and is a professional production. Call 407-447-1700 or visit OrlandoShakes.org.
Concerts and Nightlife:
MICHAEL BOLTON appears at the King Center 8 p.m. Monday. Tickets start at $47.50 for this multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219, visit KingCenter.com or click onto their ad and navigate,
COMEDY ZONE is happening this weekend at Riverside Theatre. Stand up comedians Dean Napolitano and Ken Miller perform 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. You can buy a picnic style dinner and also drinks. Tickets begin at $16. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click onto their ad.
Exhibits:RADIANT MESSENGER: Drawings by China Marks runs through Saturday 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.
HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW runs through Jan. Saturday at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. There are still some sweet items left. So grab those gift cards and get something you know you’d like. 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.
A Postscript:The collective hearts throughout Brevard’s arts and culture community go out to friends and family of
DEE NEGRONI HENDRICK, who passed away suddenly this week. We are grief stricken with this loss. Here is a little something you can read about her passing.