By PAM HARBAUGH
Yes, have some wonderful cultural tourism, but don’t forget some of the resonating works by area arts.
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HEDDA GABLER runs through June 30 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Starring in this classic Henrik Ibsen drama is popular area actress Christina LaFortune as Hedda, a woman oppressed by her times. Tickets are $31 general and $29 for seniors, military and students. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.
Disney’s WINNIE THE POOH KIDS opens tonight and runs through Sunday at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Tickets are $9 – $11. CVP is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa, FL. Call 321-636-5050, visit CocoaVillagePlayhpuse.com or click on their ad.
JUNIE B. JONES runs through Saturday at Riverside Theatre. The children’s musical is based on the popular book series. Tickets are $10. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
RENT runs through Sunday at Titusville Playhouse, then moves to the Henegar. This is a good show. Read the review by clicking here. 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.
ART opens today and runs through June 9 at the Not Quite Right Theatre. Tickets are $20 plus tax and fees. NQR Theatre is on Eau Gallie in the Eau Gallie Arts District. For more info, visit NQRComedy.com.
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE:
COMEDY ZONE at Riverside Theatre this weekend with Al Ernst and Carmen Vallone. 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. 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.
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.
ASTRONOMY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR opens June 1 and runs through Sept. 29 at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Also on view is CIRCLE OF ANIMALS/ZODIAC HEADS: GOLD. 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.
FORCED TO FLEE refugee quilt exhibit runs through Aug. 24 at the Ruth Funk Center. Here is what the website says: “The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Tech and Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) premiere Forced to Flee. This powerful exhibition features 36 quilts tackling subjects ranging from human conflict to natural disasters. Art quilts have long challenged the notion that quilting is a “comfortable” art form, and in keeping with this idea, Forced to Flee asked participating artists to address an important and timely subject – the global refugee crisis.” Call 321-674-8313 or visit the museum’s website.
Here’s the link to the theater auditions. Click here.
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH opens June 7 at Cocoa Village Playhouse.
CLYDE BUTCHER, the famed Florida photographer, returns to the Foosaner next weekend for the exhibition of his works.