By PAM HARBAUGH
Many activities to warm the deepest, coldest recesses of your cultural hearts. Start with the kick off of the 6th Annual French Film Festival in Eau Gallie.
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UGLY LIES THE BONE runs through April 15 in the second floor Studio Theatre at the Henegar Center. This is a drama focusing on Jess, a female soldier and burn survivor severely injured in an IED explosion on her third tour of duty in Afghanistan. To read about it, click here. Directed by yours truly, this production has an amazing cast. It performs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays; and 8 p.m. next Thursday. Tickets are $26 general, $23 military and seniors and $16 students. The Henegar Center is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-8698 or visit Henegar.org.
DISNEY’S HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens tonight and runs through April 29 at Titusville Playhouse. Tickets are $23 to $29. TPI is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
IT’S ONLY A PLAY runs through April 29 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. This is exciting news since so many of us did not get the opportunity to see Broadway’s much ballyhooed production of this Terrence McNally comedy giving us a behind the scenes glimpse at BroadWAY. To read more, click here. In the meantime, scoop up those tickets, which run from $29 to $31. MCT is at 817 Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.
BUYER & CELLAR runs through Sunday at Riverside Theatre’s black box venue. This is a terrific one-man show about and highly recommended for those who like wit and are fascinated by anything about Barbra Streisand and the actual shopping mall for one she has in her basement. To read a review, click here. Tickets are $55 with half off for students 5 – 17 years. Call 772-231-6990 or visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
NOT QUITE RIGHT IMPROV takes place 7 p.m. Saturday. For more info, click here.
Nightlife and Music:
HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB presents Steve Kirsner and Friends 5 – 8 p.m. today followed by the Ron Teixeira Trio. Hella performs Saturday night with the Ron Teixeira Trio. 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.
GWENDOLYN CALLAWAY performs 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Mystery Bistro Music Lounge, which is quickly becoming a hot spot for area performers. A full menu is available. Mystery Bistro is at 575 S. Wickham Rd., West Melbourne. 321-327-5706.
THE KING CENTER presents rock guitar band WISHBONE ASH 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Studio Theatre, with tickets starting at $56.50; and then RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S “CINDERELLA” 3:30 p.m. Sunday, with tickets starting at $57.75 and discounts for children 12 and younger. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
THE 6TH ANNUAL FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL begins about 9 p.m. this evening in Eau Gallie Square with the free screening of the film VISAGES VILLAGES (“Face Places”). The opening also includes a little Parisian street festival of sorts dubbed “April in Paris” with live music, French vendors and food merchants. The film festival continues through April 21 and includes four films shown in the Foosaner Art Museum’s Harris Community Auditorium. Admission to those four films is $5 at the door. A festival pass is $15 museum members and $20 non-members. Passes must be purchased in advance. Look for a story later in Brevard Culture. For more information on the film festival and related events, call 321-674-8916 or click here.
FIRST FRIDAY happens this evening along Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District. Stop by galleries and visit artists. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery has “A View from the Loft,” a celebration of the Art Students’ Guild of Brevard.
MASTERWORKS OF PHOTOGRAPHER & FRENCH TWIST runs through May 19 at the Foosaner Art Museum, 1463 Highland Avenue. Call 321-674-8916 or visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.
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.
Auditions and Calls for Submissions:
18th ANNUAL FULL LENGTH PLAY COMPETITION at Surfside Playhouse is accepting scripts from Brevard County playwrights through May 7. Unproduced original works only. The winning play will have performances June 29 and July 1 (with auditions May 20 and 21). Visit SurfsidePlayers.com.
MAMMA MIA! opens April 10 at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach.
THE DANISH STRING QUARTET will perform for the Melbourne Chamber Music Society patrons April 13.
CLARINETIST BHARAT CHANDRA performs with the BSO April 14.
THE GAME’S AFOOT opens April 27 at Surfside Playhouse.
SPAMALOT opens April 27 at Cocoa Village Playhouse.