By PAM HARBAUGH
Letting out a little bit of snark today…well, at least when it comes to men dressing up as women and reaping the laughs galore, because…men dressing up like women and mocking them, right? Read below to see what I mean. An unusual concert at Florida Tech coming up Monday. A show opening tonight and two closing Sunday.
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I & YOU runs through Sunday (it was extended due to popular demand) at the Henegar’s upstairs Studio Theatre. Read a story about it by clicking here. Tickets are $26 general, $23 seniors and military and $16 students. The Henegar is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-8698, visit Henegar.org or click on their ad.
GYPSY opens today and runs through March 18 at Titusville Playhouse. Look for a story soon in Brevard Culture. Tickets start at $23 to $29. TPI is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
FUNNY MONEY runs through Sunday at Melbourne Civic Theatre. It’s got some great actors in it so my suggestion is get your tickets now before…oops, so sad. This Ray Cooney farce is completely sold out. Read more about it by clicking here. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.
Nightlife and Music:
HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB presents a great lineup this month. Simone Kopmajer performs with Terry Myers tonight and Saturday. Read more by clicking here. In addition to great entertainment, Heidi’s offers 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.JOSEPH MONTELIONE will be featured 7 p.m. Monday in “Eros: A Concert with Words” at Florida Tech’s Gleason Performing Arts Center, 150 University Blvd., Melbourne. Montelione, is an award winning musician whose long career includes playing in the Broadway pit orchestras for a number of shows, including “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” with Nathan Lane and “Victor/Victoria” with Julie Andrews, is the university’s new band director and brass studio instructor. Call 321-674-8082. Free, no tickets required.
MARDI GRAS NIGHTS continue this weekend at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach with entertainers John Kenney and Ken Gustafason on dueling pianos. Shows begin at 7:30 and 9:30 tonight and Saturday. Patrons 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.
MOVIE SINGALONG — HAIRSPRAY begins 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Includes a “Welcome to the ’60s” costume contest. Tickets are $13. CVP is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050, visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO performs 7 p.m. Sunday at the King Center. The show features male dancers who want to be ballerinas. They are men wearing women’s costumes, which is an overused trope whose laughs have long ago been harvested and re-harvested and re-harvested ad nauseam. But their dancing shows really good acrobatics. Tickets start at $48. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
STUDIOS OF COCOA BEACH will host a reception tonight for their “Painter’s Pursuit” exhibit running through March 19. Featured is work by Michiel Bullock, Rene Griffith, Russell Gulick, Susan Kennicott, Pearl Ollie, Marion Speake and Clay Stephens. The reception runs 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. Studios of Cocoa Beach is at
CODED COUTURE runs through April 28 at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. The interactive exhibition explores the idea of customized fashion in the digital age. The Funk Admission to the center is free. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The center is next to Evans Library on the Florida Tech campus, 150 W. University Blvd. in Melbourne. For more information, call 321-674-8313 or click here.
TONY ROBBIN: A RETROSPECTIVE runs through March 17 at the Foosaner Art Museum and you better start taking advantage of this place now, because it looks like the place is going to be closed down. For more information on that, click here. The Foosaner is at 1463 Highland Avenue. Call 321-674-8916, visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org or click on their ad.
CAPTURED BREVARD runs through February 25 at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. If you get there this evening, you can enjoy the First Friday festivities between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Have some light refreshments and meet many of the photographers from The Camera Club of Brevard with work on view in the exhibition. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts district of Melbourne, Florida. All events are free and open to the public. 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL. Call 321-259-8261 or visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com.
VIOLINIST PAUL HUANG performs March 3 with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra at the King Center.
GYPSY opens March 6 at Riverside Theatre.
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER opens March 9 at the Henegar Center.
PROOF opens March 9 at Theater on the Edge in Orlando.
THE SECRET GARDEN opens March 9 at Cocoa Village Playhouse.
EVITA opens March 9 at Surfside Playhouse.
IT’S ONLY A PLAY opens March 23 at Melbourne Civic Theatre.
PROOF opens March 23 at Titusville Playhouse.