By PAM HARBAUGH
Contemplate art this evening at the First Friday in the Eau Gallie Arts District. Put on your walking shoes and enjoy a warm stroll through the artsy environs of Highland Avenue near the Foosaner Art Museum.
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NOT QUITE RIGHT PLAYERS presents “Four Four Time” on Saturday evening with NQR’s house team “My Weird Uncle.” Act One is a four-person hour-long improvised show. Act Two is even faster paced and features improv games and tons of audience suggestion. Doors open at 7:30 pm., Show at 8:00 p.m. General Admission. Cash bar. Tickets are $15 (+sales tax and fees) online through www.nqrcomedy.com. Shows are held at Derek Gores Gallery, 587 W Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, FL. These are always fun.
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.]
PLAYREAD: “A NUMBER” with Steven Wolf and Omar Montes begins 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. $10. Melbourne Civic Theatre is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.]
Fur die Kinder:
DREAMWORKS’ MADAGASCAR JR 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.
DANCE ARTS CENTER presents Force + Flow, a collection of dances showcasing students in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip hop. The show begins 6 p.m. Saturday at the Henegar Center, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Tickets are $15. Call 321-723-7698 or visit Henegar.org.
Nightlife and Music:
THE KING CENTER presents the Atlanta Rhythm Section & Pure Prairie League 7:30 p.m. tonight (starting at $59). It also is the spot for the weekend-long celebration of the Brevard Music Group’s 25th Anniversary with Warren Hill & Norman Brown concert 8 p.m. Saturday and The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman 7 p.m. Sunday. Call the King Center box office to get details on the ticket prices for those — 321-242-2219. Or visit KingCenter.com. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL.
COMEDY ZONE presents David Scott and Steve Miller Friday and Saturday evenings at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. Shows begin at 7:30 and 9:30 tonight and Saturday. Patrons to the Comedy Zone 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 are $12 and $18. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click onto their ad.
HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB presents Jessie Jones, Jr. and Terry Myers 8:30 today and tomorrow. Also on the bill are Steve Kirsner and Friends 5 – 8 p.m. today and Hella 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Always on tap is the fabulous 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.
PREOCCUPATION is a solo show by 2017 100% Pure Florida winner, Vanessa Bates. This exhibit runs through June 30 at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. There will be an opening reception 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today during the EGAD’s First Friday event. 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.
Auditions this month begin with “Newsies” Monday and Tuesday at Titusville Playhouse. Read about all the June auditions by clicking here.
THE WIZARD OF OZ (FRACTURED) runs June 8 – 17 at Surfside Playhouse.
DUSSICH DANCE COMPANY’S 60th Diamond Anniversary celebration will be held June 9 and 10.
MADAGASCAR, JR. runs June 15 – 30 at Riverside Theatre.