By PAM HARBAUGH
First of all…DON’T FORGET TO VOTE….Secondly, OMG…Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So much happening. Get to these events so you have something other than politics to talk about around the table.
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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN opens tonight and runs through Nov. 18 at Surfside Playhouse. This laugh-a-minute musical is based on the Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder movie. To read a story about it, click here. Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach. Tickets are $25 general and $22 military, students and seniors. Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click on their ad.
SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE runs through Nov. 11 at Riverside Theatre. For a story about one of its stars, click here. Read the review by clicking here. Tickets start at $35. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach. Call 772-231-6990 visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH opens tonight and runs through Nov. 11 at Titusville Playhouse. This is the underground cultural phenom which came out for a peek four years ago when Neil Patrick Harris took on the title role for a celebrated Broadway fling. A musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, it is a rock ‘n role story about gender-bending Hedwig. Tickets are $25 and $29. Titusville Playhouse is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com.
VERONICA’S ROOM runs through Nov. 11 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Get your Halloween on with this is a very creepy, scary show. Director Peg Girard has done it before and my guess is it will have a perfect scare factor. To read a story about it, click here. Tickets are $29 and $31. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.
BOOM opens tonight and runs through Dec. 9 at Theater on the Edge in Orlando. This contemporary dark comedy concerns a sexy romp in a subterranean research lab which might be a source of survival when the threat of global annihilation pops up. A review will run soon in Brevard Culture. Tickets are $20 to $32. Discounted tickets on Wednesday evening industrial shows which also include talk backs Nov. 14 and 28. Theatre on the Edge is at 5542 Hansel Avenue, Orlando, FL. To read more about it, get directions and tickets, visit TheaterOnTheEdge.org.
Nightlife, Music and More:
NOT QUITE RIGHT improv troupe will have a staged show Saturday. Artist Derek Gores returns to his old gallery space to design the NQR stage, whereupon a full length play will be improvised in front of the audience who has paid $20 to see a group of grown ups play…well, let’s add “talented and trained group of grown-ups.” And really, they just make it look easy. The fun begins 8 p.m. Saturday. Show runs about two hours. $20. The NQR Theatre is at 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., #101, Melbourne, FL. $15. Click here. Don’t forget, they hold auditions Sunday. See below under “auditions.”
HEIDI’S JAZZ LOUNGE 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.
COMEDY ZONEentertainment this weekend at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach featuring stand up comics Kevin Lee and Juanita Lolita. This is a special weekend as it raises funds for the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” All tickets are $25 for this special performance and include a door prize raffle ticket and $5 Donation to The American Cancer Society“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Awareness Campaign. Shows are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a picnic style dinner while listening to some great music, free. Tickets begin at $12. Shows sell out quickly, so purchase in advance. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
NANCY DILLEN RETROSPECTIVE runs through March 15, 2019 in Leu Gardens in Orlando. Read a short story about the exhibition by clicking here.
WANDERING SPIRIT: AFRICAN WAX PRINTS runs through Dec. 15 at Florida Institute of Technology’s Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. It is a tribute to the century-old handmade designs and patterns on textiles that originated in Indonesia and were copied and industrialized by Europeans and exported to West Africa. The strong>FRIENDS OF TEXTILES LECTURE SERIES presents “A Brief History of Kanga Cloth, East Africa’s Printed Textile” by Dr. MacKenzie Moon Ryan, Rollins College on Nov. 6. The Funk Center is on the campus of Florida Tech, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-674-6129 or visit textiles.fit.edu.
A LOOK BACK: FORTY YEARS OF THE FOOSANER COLLECTION exhibit runs through Saturday at the Foosaner Art Museum. Selections come from the Foosaner’s wonderful 5,000-piece collection, which includes works by big name Pop artists Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg and John Chamberlain, celebrated photography of Clive Butcher, fabulous women artists Jennifer Bartlett and Viola Frey and award winning artists with a Brevard connection Larry Leach, Frits van Eeden and George Snyder. Also selected will be pieces from the Foosaner’s ancient American pottery and art deco objects collection. The Foosaner is at 1463 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free. Call 321-674-8916 or visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.
For complete info on upcoming auditions, click here.
CROWNS opens Nov. 9 at the Henegar Center.
CALIDORE STRING QUARTET performs Nov. 9. Read the story here.
FORKS ‘N CORKS benefit for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra will be held Nov. 11 at Djon’s Steak & Lobster House.
DEREK GORES: LOCAL EDITION opens Nov. 17 in the Foosaner Art Museum.
ARTWORKS festival runs Nov. 17 and 18 in the Eau Gallie Arts District.
WILLY WONKA opens Nov. 30 at the Henegar Center.