By PAM HARBAUGH
The cultural dog days are upon us and all we wanna do is nap in the shade. But still, you’ll find some easy going arts and entertainment in the area.
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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.
ROBINHOOD FRACTURED runs through Sunday at Surfside Playhouse. Music and comedy and merry men in tights. What more needs to be said? Tickets are $25 general, $22 senior, military and student and $10 children under 10 years. $1.75 fee added to all tickets. Surfside is at 301 Ramp Road (5th Street South), Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click on their ad.
IMPROV Friday and Saturday evening Not Quite Right Theatre. Tickets are $15 to $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:
HOWL AT THE MOON tonight and Saturday at Riverside Theatre when it presents three pianists in a fun-filled evening of rock ‘n roll. Shows are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 to $22, 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 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.
CLYDE BUTCHER: FLORIDA’S PHOTOGRAPHER runs through Oct. 19 at the Foosaner Art Museum. The famed photographer will be at the opening from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Foosaner is at 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-674-8921 or visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.
COCOA VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE 30th Season Announcement Party will be held July 6.