By PAM HARBAUGH
A couple of exhibits ends this weekend “Victorian Radicals” at the Vero Beach Museum of Art and “Propaganda Kimonos” at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. Three shows opening, “Moon Over Buffalo” at Surfside Playhouse, “Vanities” at Titusville 2nd Stage and “West Side Story” at the Henegar. Bach’s Mass on Saturday. So you should be able to find something to enliven the weekend.
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MOON OVER BUFFALO opens tonight and runs through May 12 at Surfside Playhouse. This is a very funny play by Ken Ludwig. Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road (5th Street South), Cocoa Beach, FL. Tickets are $25 general and $22 seniors, military and students. There is a $1.75 service fee per ticket. Call 321-783-3127 or visit SurfsidePlayers.com.
WEST SIDE STORY opens tonight and runs through May 19 at the Henegar. I saw a dress rehearsal of the show and it’s very good. Yes, recorded music, but it’s Leonard Bernstein so it’s big and full. Look for a review later in Brevard Culture. Tickets are $19 to $29. The Henegar is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-723-8698 or visit Henegar.org.
THE PRODUCERS runs through May 12 at Cocoa Village Playhouse. This is a very funny musical based on the Mel Brooks movie. Tickets are $18 to $26. CVP is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa, FL. Call 321-636-5050, visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
VANITIES opens tonight and runs through May 12 at Titusville Playhouse 2nd Stage, 301 Julia St., Titusville, FL. Tickets are $20. Call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com.
LEGALLY BLONDE runs through Sunday at Riverside Theatre. Read the review by clicking here. Tickets start at $50 general and $25 students 5 to 17 years. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach, FL. Call (772) 231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.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.
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE:
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. 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.
BACH’S MASS IN B MINOR will be performed by the 150-plus voices of the Brevard Community Chorus and the Eastern Florida State Concert Choir 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL. Led by Dr. Robert E. Lamb, it will also feature select players from the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and select soloists. $25 general, $20 seniors and military and $8 for students. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO perform 7 p.m. Sunday at the King Center. $43.50, VIP packages available $191, $311 and $362. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
VICTORIAN RADICALS: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement exhibition runs through Sunday at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. It comprises approximately 145 works by pioneering artists including Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Elizabeth Siddall. The VBMA is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Admission is free to members, children 17 years and younger and to the active military. General admission is $12, seniors $11 and students $5. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is at 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-0707, visit VBMuseum.org or click on their ad.
PROPAGANDA KIMONOS runs to Saturday at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts which is on the campus of Florida Tech, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays. Free admission. Call 321-674-8313 or visit their website by clicking here.
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.
RENT opens May 10 at Titusville Playhouse mainstage.
MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL May 12 at the Heidelberg Restaurant and Heidi’s Jazz Club with Mark Hubrouk on piano and the Ron Teixeira Trio in the Jazz Club
HEDDA GABLER opens May 24 at Melbourne Civic Theatre.
FORCED TO FLEE refugee quilt exhibit opens May 25 at the Ruth Funk Center.