By PAM HARBAUGH
If you see someone dressed in black hanging out at the beach, don’t think ill of them. It’s just a theater vampire trying to figure out what all that sun and surf are about. In fact, the whole theater scene begins to relax this weekend…although you still have this weekend to catch Titusville Playhouse’s not-to-be-missed production of FUN HOME. While that hits a serious note, you can kick back and enjoy some witty Noel Coward at Melbourne Civic Theatre. For music, drinks and food, there’s Heidi’s Jazz Club and Riverside Theatre. Get out of the muggy weather with a museum or gallery visit. And
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HAY FEVER 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 Sunday 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.
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MAGIC TREE HOUSE: PIRATES PAST NOON runs through Sunday at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9 and $11. Cocoa Village Playhouse is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050 or visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com.
Nightlife and Music:
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.
MAGGY ROZYCKI HILTNER: NOT QUITE SEW and APRON STRINGS: TIES TO THE PAST exhibits 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. The Ruth Funk 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.
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.
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. \
SURFSIDE PLAYHOUSE will hold auditions 7 p.m. Sunday for “Kalispell,” the winner of Surfside’s full length play competition. It is scheduled to run June 29 to July 1. For more information regarding characters, etc., click here. Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road (5th Street South), Cocoa Beach. Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click on their ad.
DREAMWORKS’ MADAGASCAR JR. performs June 1 to 3 at Cocoa Village Playhouse.
DANCE ARTS CENTER presents Force + Flow June 2 at the Henegar Center.
PLAYREAD: “A NUMBER” takes place 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. $10.
AUDITIONS FOR “HEDWIG” will be held 6:30 p.m. June 7 at Titusville Playhouse.
THE WIZARD OF OZ (FRACTURED) runs June 8 – 17 at Surfside Playhouse.
MADAGASCAR, JR. runs June 15 – 30 at Riverside Theatre.