By PAM HARBAUGH
Can’t decide what to do this weekend? Here are some ideas: Go to live theater. Hear live music. Visit with a nationally recognized artist describing her work. So much from which to choose. Children’s activities kick into high gear this weekend with Surfside Players’ “Jungle Book, Jr.” Don’t forget to register your child for programs at one of our many theaters.
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HAY FEVER opens tonight and runs through June 24 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Read a story about it by clicking here. The Noel Coward comedy brings Kathy Minzenberger back to the stage, which is always a treat. Tickets are $31 general and $29 seniors, military and students. Melbourne Civic Theatre is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.
FUN HOME runs through June 4 at Titusville Playhouse. This is a stunning contemporary musical dealing with issues of self-discovery. Read more about it by clicking here. It looks like TPI has quite a production of it. Tickets are $23 to $29 and some performances are already sold out. TPI is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com.
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY closes Sunday at the Henegar Center. The music in this show is simply fantastic. Read a story about it by clicking here. Tickets are $26 general, $23 seniors and military and $16 students. There is a $3 service fee per ticket. Call 321-723-8698, visit Henegar.org or click on their ad.
SPAMALOT closes Saturday at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Read a story about it by clicking here. CVP is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Tickets are $24 general, $22 seniors, active military and students and $16 for children. Call 321-636-5050, visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
Fur die Kinder:
THE JUNGLE BOOK will be presented 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at Surfside Playhouse. This is the Disney show designed for kids and performed by kids in Surfside’s youth program. Tickets are $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.
Nightlife and Music:
CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE recreates FLEETWOOD MAC: RUMOURS 8 p.m. Saturday at the King Center. Individual tickets start at $29.75 for Saturday’s show. This is the first of a six-concert summer series. Series tickets start at $150 for all six concerts. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219, visit KingCenter.com or click on their ad.
BOOTS ‘N BREWS takes place Fridays and Saturdays through May at Riverside Theatre. The fun includes country music from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in front of the theater, and if you dress in your western attire, you’ll be entered in a free door prize raffle. Food, beer and cocktails available for purchase. Free samples of Walking Tree Craft Brews from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There is seating, but go on and bring lawn chairs for sitting beneath Riverside’s sprawling oak trees. There will also be two indoor shows beginning 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. featuring stand up comedy the first weekend then dueling pianos the second weekend. Tickets to the indoor entertainment start at $12. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
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. Read more by clicking here. Heidi’s is at 7 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-4559 or visit HeidisJazzClub.com or click on their ad.
NOT QUITE RIGHT PLAYERS perform their LONG STORY SHORT event (the “Kraz Birthday Edition), 8 p.m. Saturday fast-paced improvised audience-participation show Saturday evening at Derek Gores Gallery. Seating is limited. Tickets are $19.14 (which includes service fee and sales tax), and, they’re almost gone. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show at 8:00 p.m. Cash bar. Visit nqrcomedy.com.
MAGGY ROZYCKI HILTNER: NOT QUITE SEW and APRON STRINGS: TIES TO THE PAST exhibits open Saturday and runs through Aug. 11 at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. Ms. Hiltner has exhibited in important museums around the country, has been featured in publications and is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts’ Artist’s Innovation Award for the state of Montana. She will led a gallery tour of her featured work, which includes art made exclusively for “Not Quite Sew,” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Center’s galleries. The event is free and open to the public; reservations are not required.
RENEW,, RE-DO, REPEAT exhibit runs through June 4 at the Strawbridge Art League and Gallery, 819-2 Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne (La Galerie Arcade). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 321-952-3070 or visit StrawbridgeArt.org.
MASTERWORKS OF PHOTOGRAPHY & FRENCH TWIST closes Saturday at the Foosaner Art Museum, 1463 Highland Avenue. Call 321-674-8916 or visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.
A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK runs through the May at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. A reception will be held 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. this evening during First Friday. The show invited gallery member artists to “find a small area of a past work of art and create a new piece using, according to the artist, the most exciting, most interesting, or most neglected section of their art.” The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is at 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 321-259-8261 or visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com.
DANCE ARTS CENTER presents Force + Flow June 2 at the Henegar Center.
THE WIZARD OF OZ (FRACTURED) runs June 8 – 17 at Surfside Playhouse.
MADAGASCAR, JR. runs June 15 – 30 at Riverside Theatre.