By PAM HARBAUGH
Get your laughs on with stand-up comedy and improvisational comedy this weekend. Also, some lively music. Read more below. In fact, the stuff sounds so appealing that the “Music & Nightlife” listings have been bumped to the top of the list this week.
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MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE:
COMEDY ZONE returns to Riverside Theatre this weekend with Ron Feingold and John Charles. Shows are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. These are so much fun. So are the free concerts outside before the shows begin. You can grab picnic food and a brew or enjoy libations from the cash bar. This weekend it’s country music and dancing. Really a great evening. Highly recommended! Tickets are $12 to $18, which usually sell out so call now. Riverisde Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
IMPROV COMEDY SHOWCASE begins 8 p.m. Saturday at Surfside Playhouse. Admission is $10. Surfside is at 301 Ramp Road (5th Street South), Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click on their ad
NQR COMEDY performs improv this weekend. NQR Theatre is at 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. Visit NQRComedy.com.
LET YOURSELF GO The Music of Irving Berlin will be performed by one of the area’s most popular musical performers, Margaret Cross. The one-time only concert begins 2 p.m. Sunday at Cocoa Village Playhouse. $18 to $26. CVP is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa, FL. Call 321-636-5050, visit CocoaVillagPlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
HEIDI’S JAZZ LOUNGE presents Steve Kirsner and Friends with the Ron Teixeira Trio tonight and Hella on Saturday with the Ron Teixeira Trio Saturday night. Jazz Club Jam session Sunday. Heidi’s is at 7 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-4559 or visit HeidisJazzClub.com or click on their ad.
KING CENTER presents MARC ANTOINE & ALEX BUGNON 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Studio Theatre. Tickets start at $64.50. DAVID CROSBY AND FRIENDS
SKY TRAILS 2019 TOUR 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets start at $64.50 and VIP packages run $262 to $661.50, click here to see what you’ll get in the VIP packages. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
RENT opens tonight and runs through June 2 at Titusville Playhouse. This is a good show. Look for a story in Brevard Culture soon. Tickets are $29 general and $21 for seniors, military and students. Titusville Playhouse is at 301 Julia St., Titusville, FL. Call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com.
WEST SIDE STORY runs through Sunday at the Henegar. Read a review of it by clicking here. Tickets are $19 to $29. The Henegar is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-723-8698 or visit Henegar.org.
101 DALMATIONS KIDS begins 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at Surfside Playhouse. Admission is $10. Surfside is at 301 Ramp Road (5th Street South), Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click on their ad
AURORA MOLINA: THE SELFIES PROJECT will be on view through May 25 at Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum. The Selfie Project will feature hundreds of embroidered sculptures by Aurora Molina of Miami, Florida. Molina, a figurative fiber artist, uses thread to communicate her subversive narratives. The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.
VISION 2019, the annual juried exhibition of Melbourne’s Strawbridge Art League, will be on display in the Foosaner’s main galleries from April 6 to May 25, 2019. The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.
In addition to theater, auditions will be held Sunday at the King Center for Space Coast Ballet’s 2019 Nutcracker. This year, the production will include the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. It costs $20 to audition per dancer and $35 per family. Different ages, different times, so be sure to visit SpaceCoastBalletCompany.com or follow them on their Facebook page. The auditions are open to dancers from all over Brevard, regardless of studio affiliation. The ballet will be produced first weekend of December at the King Center.
Here’s the link to the theater auditions. Click here.
HEDDA GABLER opens May 24 at Melbourne Civic Theatre.
FORCED TO FLEE refugee quilt exhibit opens May 25 at the Ruth Funk Center.
CIRCLE OF ANIMALS/ZODIAC HEADS: GOLD opens June 1 at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.
ASTRONOMY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR opens June 1 at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.