By PAM HARBAUGH
You’re in luck. If you missed Jesse Jones, Jr. the first time he came to Heidi’s Jazz Club, you have a second unexpected chance this weekend. In addition, rumor has it that the Henegar’s production of “Singin’ in the Rain” is a great thing to do this weekend. Add to that a couple more children’s theater productions and some improv and you should stay plenty busy. This is your last chance to catch the Pan American exhibition at the Foosaner Museum. And if you want to go on that “Botanical Aromatic Journey” at the Funk Center, you’ve got to register by today (read below in the “Plan Ahead” section).
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SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is the much-anticipated culmination of the Henegar’s high school Summer Theatre Workshop. The mainstage production has full scenery, costume, music and choreography. It performs 7 p.m. today and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. $15 and $18. The Henegar is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-8698, visit Henegar.org or click onto their ad.
DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR. performed by Surfside Players’ Youth Theatre Program. Curtain is 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday. $10. Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road (5th Street South), Cocoa Beach. Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click on their ad.
WISH UPON A STAR performed by Titusville Playhouse’s Rising Stars. The family friendly performance features music, dance and stories. Curtain is 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. $10. TPI is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
THE FEARLESS IMPROV BRIGADE performs 8 p.m. Saturday at Surfside Playhouse. $10. Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road (5th Street South), Cocoa Beach. Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click on their ad.HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB brings back the legendary JESSIE JONES, JR. this weekend. His sets start 8:30 p.m. tonight and 8 p.m. Saturday. $10 cover. This is an unexpected bonus for Heidi’s. Mr. Jones performed there earlier this season and had plans to tour Russia. But those plans were suddenly cancelled. He performs with the amazing Ron Teixeira Trio. And you never know who’s going to turn up in the Jam Session from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday. Heidi’s is at 7 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-4559 or visit HeidisJazzClub.com or click on their ad.
COMEDY ZONE features stand up comics Patrick Garrity and Todd Riley 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.
DOMINIC AGOSTINI PORTRAITS exhibition runs through Sept. 22 at the Renee Foosaner Education Center, 1520 Highland Ave, Melbourne. There will be a public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight during the Eau Gallie Arts District First Friday event. The works on view reveal the photographer’s keen interest in celebrating the heroic in every day people. Read more about it by clicking here. The exhibit is installed in the Frits Van Eeden Gallery. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission free. Call 321-674-8923 or visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.
PAN AMERICAN MODERNISM runs through Saturday 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. 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.THE STRIPES RUN THROUGH US, a one-woman show with works by Daytona Beach artist Babz Lupoli, runs through July at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. The works in the exhibition are richly textured and enlivened with a vivid palette create. Read more about it by clicking here. 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.
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 BOTANICAL AROMATIC JOURNEY with Doreen DeSerres-DuJardin takes place 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. $20 and $15 for FOT members. Pre-registration required by July 28: email firstname.lastname@example.org or cal (321)674-6129.
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM opens Aug. 11 and runs through Sept. 17 at Melbourne Civic Theatre.
DEADWOOD DICK or A GAME OF GOLD olde tymey melodrama opens Aug. 4 and runs through the 13th at Surfside Playhouse.
JAZZ LEGENDS will feature area jazz artists including those from “Lady Day” Aug. 19 at the Henegar Center.