By PAM HARBAUGH
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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.
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH 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.
RENT opens tonight and runs through June 16 at the Henegar Center. This is Titusville Playhouse’s acclaimed production which is traveling to the Henegar. Read the review 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.
ART 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:
HOWL AT THE MOON tonight and Saturday at Riverside Theatre when it presents pianists Ken Gustafson, Katie Pinder Brown, and Aleksandr Khalitov in a fun-filled evening of song. Shows are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Before the show, patrons are invited to Riverside’s Las Vegas Nights festivities where they can play a game of chance at the blackjack and craps tables, or get a lucky hand at poker. Casino “money” gets exchanged for prizes. All proceeds from Vegas Nights benefit the Riverside Theatre for Kids Discount Tuition Program. 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 opens Saturday and 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.
ROBINHOOD FRACTURED opens June 14 at Surfside Playhouse.