By PAM HARBAUGH
Get back to where you once belonged with some Rock ‘n roll and the BSO — although it doesn’t happen this weekend, the concert is certainly the big deal on the near horizon. Children’s programming is starting to bubble up at the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse. And the Henegar presents another program in its popular Tech Talk Series.
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THE GLASS MENAGERIE runs through June 25 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Okay, just because this is not a comedy is no reason to avoid going. This is great drama, folks. Expand your cultural horizons and take it in. Read about MCT mounting the production by clicking here. Melbourne Civic Theatre is at 817 Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. The show performs 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $29 and $31. Handling charges may apply. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.NEXT TO NORMAL runs through June 4 at Titusville Playhouse. This is a contemporary musical revolving around a woman with bipolar disorder and the effects on her family. Yes, it sounds like a most curious subject matter, but this is one of the best musicals created. It grabs you and doesn’t let go, just like theater is supposed to do. Tickets are $20 to $28. TPI is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
Für die Kinder:
DISNEY’S 101 DALMATIONS KIDS runs through Sunday at the Cocoa Village Playhouse. It is being performed by students in CVP’s Stars of Tomorrow children’s program. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $11 to $13. The Cocoa Village Playhouse is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050, visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
Nightlife & Concerts:
HOWL AT THE MOON this weekend at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach featuring dualing pianos by Ken Gustafson and John Kenny. 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.
BLAKE AARON & TOM BRAXTON perform 7 p.m. Sunday in the King Center’s Studio Theater. The concert is presented by The King Center and the Brevard Music Group. It is part of the Smooth Jazz Summer Concert series, sponsored by the presents the Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation. Tickets start at $48. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
THE BEATLES’ SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and Classic Albums Live happens 7:30 p.m. June 1, Thursday at the King Center. This is not to be missed. Read the Brevard Culture story by clicking here. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Tickets begin at $43. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
HOW WOMEN CAN SUCCEED IN STEM will present Tauhida Parveen in the Henegar Center’s “Tech Talk Series.” Dr. Parveen is University Department Chair of Software Engineering at Keiser University. She is also Lead Instructor at Thinkful, a NYC-based startup, and co-founder of Big Data Florida. She is the author of Software Testing in the Cloud: Migration & Execution (Springer, 2012). The talk begins 8 p.m. tonight at the Henegar Center, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Tickets are $10. Call 321-723-8698 or visit Henegar.org.
CAPTURED: A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT opens tonight and runs through June 16 at the Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minutemen Causeway. The exhibit features work of area photographers Ray Baldino, Rebecca Gomme, Rene Griffith, Jim Kalupa, Don Martin, Mark Mittleman and Nancy Williamson. This evening’s opening includes wine and chocolates and a meet and greet. The Studios of Cocoa Beach is a cooperative gallery featuring 25 plus local artists presenting painting, graphics, watercolor, photography, jewelry, pottery, fibers, basketry, sculpture and more. Call 321-613-3480 or visit StudiosOfCocoaBeach.org.
PAN AMERICAN MODERNISM runs through July 29 at the Foosaner Art Museum. Organized by the University of Miami’s wonderful Lowe Museum, the exhibition comprises work by artists from 13 countries in North, South and Central American plus those living in the Caribbean between 1919 and 1979. Look for a story about this later in BREVARD CULTURE. The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Free admission. Call 321-674-8916, visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org or click on their ad.
FLORA & FIBER runs through Aug. 26 at the Ruth Funk Center for the Arts. The exhibit, culled from the Textile Center’s permanent collection, is designed to show how plants inspire hand-weaving and dyeing and how they also inspire both the design and adornment in textile art especially in Asia and later in Europe and America. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The center is located next to Evans Library on the Florida Tech campus, 150 W. University Blvd. in Melbourne. Admission is free. More information click here or click on their ad.
A FAMILY AFFAIR art exhibit with works by Marlis and James Newman, runs through the month at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Marlis is a beloved member of Brevard’s art community. A longtime member of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, she has created some of the most beautiful works around. The exhibit pairs her with her son, James, who studied with Eliot McMurrough and worked as a graphic artist at the University of Florida. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne. Regular 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 just click on their ad.
FROM NEW ENGLAND TO FLORIDA, a solo art show with watercolors and acrylic paintings by Susan Carden-Flicker, is on view throughout May at the Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Avenue, Melbourne, FL. As the press release states, Susan’s love for art has been accelerated in part by a hearing disorder: “Hearing impaired since birth, Susan is visually more attuned to her surroundings and she paints her impressions of what she sees and feels into her landscapes and seascapes.” She is a member of the Strawbridge Art League and the Connecticut River Artisans Gallery in Essex, Connecticut.
Call for Art:
12th ANNUAL 100% PURE FLORIDA Juried Show at The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL. Call for art is open to all Florida artists. Entries must be postmarked by July 8. The show runs Aug. 29 to Sept. 30, 2017. Entry form available online at FifthAvenueArtGallery.com.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND with an adult cast opens June 2 and runs through June 11 at Surfside Playhouse. Call 321-783-3127 or click on their ad.
ANIMAL CRACKERS runs June 2–July 2, 2017 in the Harriett Theatre at Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church Street (second floor) in downtown Orlando. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, with additional performances Saturday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m. and Mondays, June 12 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. Visit MadCowTheatre.com.
NQR PLAYERS improv troupe performs June 3 and June 24 at Derek Gores Gallery. Visit NQRcomedy.com.