By PAM HARBAUGH
No, I have not forgotten you. In this busy season, everyone, including arts providers, are a bit too busy for the normal state of affairs. But there are a few thoughts..
First thoughts turn to you, Brevard Culture’s audience, who in 2017 pushed visits to the website past the 100,000 mark. This is humbling, astounding, exciting and encouraging for a website dedicated to the area culture.
The next thoughts turn to Brevard Culture’s advertisers, the organizations which pay for this free website to run. Please do click on their ads and visit their own websites. You get a deeper look into what’s happening in the area (as well as add to BC’s stats…ahem). You might also want to remind yourself that you’ve only got a week left to make tax deductible donations to your favorite cultural organization.
Finally, it’s all about making sure you’ve got your cultural duckies in a row. If you still have no plans for New Year’s Eve, there might be tickets left to a few events listed below.
HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB offers great entertainment, a wonderful bar and a super bar menu. This is definitely a favorite sophisticated night spots in Brevard. It’s warm and inviting and has a dance floor and impeccable service. Heidi’s is at 7 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-4559 or visit HeidisJazzClub.com or click on their ad.
THE MOVIES…Move houses are always open…Check out Fandango.com for movie listings.
New Year’s Celebrations:
RIVERSIDE THEATRE‘s “How at the Moon’s Kiss 2017 GOOD-BYE PARTY” will be held 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 29 and 30. Judging by how much fun a regular Howl at the Moon event is, this has got to be one raucous, fun-filled experience. Heartily and encouragingly recommended! But really, these shows sell out, so make up your mind now, for crying out loud! Tickets start at $12. . Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB has one sweet New Year’s Eve celebration. You might have to “plastic up” for this, but it’s worth every penny. Delicious food, wonderful music, dancing, exquisite service…and a truly festive environment. This year it features Brevard’s own Sally Hart singing with the amazing Ron Teixeira Trio. Indeed, go… IF you can get tickets to it. $110 plus tax and gratuity. For the menu, click here. Call 321-783-6806 or 321-783-4559, visit on HeidisJazzClub.com or click on their ad.
MATT’S WINTER WHITE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY is open to first come first serve with selections off its regular menu, which is pretty spectacular. The Downtown Melbourne eatery has a gorgeous setting and will feature the Rios Rock Band from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31. It will offer complimentary champagne toasts to patrons dressed in white. Prizes, balloon drop, confetti and did we say balloons? Matt’s Casbah is at 801 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-574-1099.
BREVARD ZOO has a NOON YEAR’S EVE for the children. It will celebrate with a ball drop and a juice toast. The Brevard Zoo is at Admission is $19.95 general, $18.95 seniors, $14.95 ages 3 to 11 and free to children younger than 3 years. Brevard Zoo is open daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last admission at 4:15 p.m. the Brevard Zoo is at 8225 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-254-9453 or visit BrevardZoo.org.
Closed for the Holidays:
FOOSANER ART MUSEUM will re-open Jan. 3, 2018, Its exhibition, THE HISTORY OF SPACE PHOTOGRAPHY and GUARDIANS OF THE COSMOS: PAINTINGS BY RAIMUNDO MARTIN will be on view that week then close on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 Highland Avenue. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 321-674-8916, visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org or click on their ad.
RUTH FUNK CENTER FOR TEXTILE ARTS will re-open Jan. 27, 2018 for the exhibition CODED CULTURE. The Ruth Funk Center is on the campus of Florida Tech, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Call 321-674-8313, visit their website or Click on their ad.
RENEE FOOSANER EDUCATION CENTER will re-open after the new year with a great army of new classes. Maybe this is an achievable New Year’s resolution for you? For a look at the upcoming adult art classes, click here. The Renee Foosaner Education Center is located at 1520 Highland Ave. across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum…all in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. Call 321-674-8923.
BREVARD ZOO is closed Christmas Day.
BREVARD CULTURE “Get Out!” column will return in 2018.
Live Long and Prosper…(with hopes that you got to the store soon enough to pick up that last bulb of fennel). So here are wishes for a Merry Christmas and hopes you had a wonderful Hanukkah. And to all HAPPY NEW YEAR.