By PAM HARBAUGH
Cool off with some cool entertainment this weekend at Heidi’s Jazz Club and Riverside Theatre. Musicals shine at Melbourne Civic Theatre and Titusville Playhouse.
As always, thank yous to Surfside Playhouse–Riverside Theatre–Melbourne Civic Theatre–Melbourne Chamber Music Society–Heidi’s Jazz Club–Cocoa Village Playhouse (in reverse alphabetical order, just because…). These organizations make BREVARD CULTURE possible. Please be sure to tell them you read about them in Brevard Culture. It goes a long way to helping us continue the mission. If your organization or business wants to advertise, email BrevardCulture@gmail.com.
MATILDA the Musical runs through Sept. 1 at Titusville Playhouse. This is a terrific production. Read the review by clicking here. The show is quickly selling out. Tickets cost $25 to $35. Titusville Playhouse is at 301 Julia St., Titusville, FL. Call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com.
PUTTING IT TOGETHER runs through Sept. 8 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Read a review by clicking here. Tickets are $29 to $31. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.
NOT QUITE RIGHT COMEDY Improv Troupe perform tonight and Saturday.NQR Theatre is on Eau Gallie in the Eau Gallie Arts District. For more info, visit NQRComedy.com.
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE:
COMEDY ZONE tonight and Saturday at Riverside Theatre with stand up comics Carl Guerra and Chris Z! Shows are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 to $22, which usually sell out so call now. Arrive an hour before the comedy show for ‘Live in the Loop’ Outdoor Concert. Riverside 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 Jesse Jones with Terry Myers tonight and Saturday evening. Also performing earlier tonight will be Steve Kirsner and friends 5 to 8 p.m. As always, the great Ron Teixeira Trio Jazz Club Jam session Sunday. LIQUID GROOVE PROJECT performs 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. 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 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 Foosaner is at 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-674-8921 or visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.
A slew of auditions coming up. For more information, click here.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens Sept. 6 at the Henegar Center.