Artist, concerto and symphony to be highlighted
The Space Coast Symphony will present English horn artist Kristin Naigus, in Aaron J. Kernis' "Colored Field," a concerto for English horn and orchestra and Dvorak's "Symphony No. 8" at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at The Scott Center.
St. John's is at 5655 Stadium Parkway, Viera; and The Scott Center is at Holy Episcopal Academy, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Melbourne.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) 252-7276.
Invitational golf classic scheduled
The Titan Fundraiser, benefiting student athletes at Brevard Community College has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Rockledge Country Club, 1591 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge.
Cost is $125 per person to play, with $500 per foursome.
There will be prizes for net and gross divisions, and hole sponsorships are open.
A shotgun start will be at 1 p.m., with a dinner and awards' ceremony at approximately 5 p.m.
For more information, call Jeff Carr, director of athletics at email@example.com or call (321) 433-7054 or Jamie Howell, men's golf coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 504-2073.
Comedy drama at theatre
"Same Time, Next Year" will be presented by the Surfside Players Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Jan. 11-27, at the Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.
"Same Time, Next Year" is one of the most popular romantic comedies of the century.
In the play, two people, who are married to other people, rendezvous with each other once a year.
The audience learns about them and their separate families as they meet over a span of 25 years.
Cost for the main stage production is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors/active military and $13 for students.
Season tickets (five admissions) cost $100 for adults and $75 for seniors/active military.
Call (321) for reservations. Online tickets are available at www.surfsideplayers.com.
Got tights for the 5K run/walk at the stadium?
Make a difference in a child's life by running or walking in the Guardian ad Litem Super Hero Run, hosted by Friends of Children of Brevard, Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Space Coast Stadium, Viera.
Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the race at 8 a.m.
Got tights? Many participants dress in super hero costumes to add to this fun event.
The Bumble Bee Transformer will be there again this year to meet and greet participants as they cross the finish line.
Super powers, nor costumes, are not required, only a desire to help the abused children of Brevard.
Registration is $25 the day of the race. There will be a free children's race at 9 a.m.
For more information and registration, visit http://www.galsuperherorun.com/ or call (321) 752 6486.
Tournament to support cancer patients
The Cancer Care Foundation will present a golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 12 from 1-5 p.m. at the Suntree Country Club, 1 Country Club Drive, Melbourne.
The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.
Cost is $100 per person and includes scramble, golf, cart and a catered meal.
There will be prizes, raffle and hole sponsorships.
For more information, email email@example.com or call (321) 953-2265 or (321) 426-5145.
First concert of season to be presented
The Space Coast Pops Orchestra presents "A New Year's Celebration" for the first concert of its 27th Annual Season Subscription Series at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Merritt Island First Baptist Church on State Road 520 and Courtenay Parkway (140 Magnolia), Merritt Island.
Conductor Candler Schaffer will direct the Pops Orchestra in compositions of Johann Strauss, Franz Lehar, Les Brown and Leonard Bernstein, and then present and accompany guest artist Copeland Davis, the pianist, who regards the keyboard as his kingdom.
Mr. Copeland appears as a jazz pianist, but he can send his instrument into pop, rock or classical ends of the spectrum; he is comfortable in all phases. His skill includes playing to, with and for his audience. His program will include some of the famous jazz numbers, performed in his style.
Single concert tickets cost $20 for general admission in advance at ticket outlets and $3 extra at the door.
Call (321) 632-7445 for more information, ticket outlet locations and single concert reserved seat tickets.
Live cage fights and kickboxing
Donnie Hair's "Live Cage Fights" Amateur MMA and Muay-Thai Kickboxing will be held at the LevelZ Night Club, 4250 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
The event will feature 16 scheduled amateur bouts, including two Florida state title fights as main events.
Main Event - Titusville's own (undefeated 6-0) Muhammed "Mo Muscle" De'Reese takes on Ronnie Phillips "The Hybrid" 6'5 205 pounds (ranked 16th in world) from Tallahassee, for The International Sports Combat Federation (www.iscfmma.com) Light Heavy Weight MMA Title Belt.
Semi Main Event - MMA Welter Weight title fight includes, Robert "Chopper" Reed (7-2 record, ranked fifth in world) fighting out of Orlando vs. Smith "The American Dream" Amisial (6-2) from Tampa.
Other Local Fighters include - Ty Hansen, Merritt Island; Ron McClellen, Melbourne; Jamike Henry, Titusville; Eric Lottz, Melbourne; Robert Cook, Cocoa; Scott Rodefer, Palm Bay; and Jeff Bradford, Cocoa.
Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $35 ringside.
For pre-event discount rates and more information, call (321) 208-3962 or visit www.livecagefight.com or www.levelznightclub.com.
Dinner and show at local venue
The Portuguese-American Cultural Center of Brevard's Youth Group program will present a super show at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 at 1771 Agora Circle, Melbourne.
The Portuguese Kids will be coming to Florida, along with Portuguese/American artist David DeMelo and his live band.
The Portuguese Kids is comedy from the creators of "Portuguese and I Know It" and "Luso Style."
Tickets cost $40, which includes dinner and the show. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner is buffet style with dessert and coffee.
For tickets and information, call (321) 216-6914 or (321) 728-0201.
International pianist to play
Pianist Yoko Sata Kothari will play at Melbourne's Atlantic Music Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
Cost is $27 for adults and $20 for students.
Ms. Kothari began playing piano at age 4. At age 8, she won the Northern Japan classical piano competition.
She continued to win prizes in Japan, and earned more trophies when she moved to the United States, including second place in the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev international competition and the Kathleen McGowan piano scholarship award.
Most recently, she received an award at the Bradshaw & Buono international piano competition in New York.
Ms. Kothari has performed with the Boca String Quartet, the Lotus Duo (a piano-violin duo) and currently is a member of the Trillium Piano Trio.
Call (321) 768-2221 for reservations and information.
Visit her website at www.yokoskothari.com.
For more information, contact Ginny Gatchell
ice president and entertainment director,
Atlantic Music Center, 25 S. Wickham Road, Melbourne, or call (321) 768-2221.
A century of American music
"The Great American Songbook," a journey through a century of American music, is brought to life through performances by a cast of eight performers and a jazz trio, with creative sets costumes and choreography, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
Tickets start at $29.
For more information, visit www.kingcenter.com or call (321) 242-2219.
Music in the park on Sunday
The Sound Travelers will play at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at St. John's Church park, 610 Young St., Melbourne.
This is St. John's "Second Sunday in the Park" concert, held every Sunday afternoon in the "Old Eau Gallie" section of Melbourne.
For more information or to play on one of the open Sundays, call Elizabeth Murray at (321) 777-0168.
Sunday in the park and chili cook off
The first Sunday in a music series in the New Year will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. "Second Sunday in the Park" will feature the music of "Sound Traveler." This is a mix of music for all ages by the husband and wife team of Bob and Patty Tatum.
Sound Traveler features acoustic vocal and instrumental renditions of popular classics from genres as diverse as classic rock and pop, folk, classy standards, country, blues, light jazz and gospel.
Instrumentation includes guitar, trumpet, bass, mandolin, harmonica, concertina and percussion.
Come on out with your picnic supper and enjoy the park and this musical duo, free of charge to the community.
Following the "2nd Sunday in the Park" concert there will be the "Annual Chili Cook-Off," across the street in the parish hall of St. John's Church.
Admission to the cook-off is $5. There will be an assortment of chili concoctions to sample and choose your favorite.
The entrance fee includes five voting tickets that you may use in judging the chili. It is also possible to purchase additional tickets, once you have entered the hall.
The proceeds from the chili cook off will go to Solar Light for Africa. Solar Light for Africa, Ltd. is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 Christian organization, whose mission is to transform lives and empower the people of Africa by providing light and energy using the natural power of the sun.
Come and taste some tremendous chili and help support and learn more about the wonderful ministry of SLA.
For more information, call (321) 254-3365.
New music venue is open
Open Mike's is a new addition to the Brevard County music scene, located inside Florida Discount Music in Melbourne, with an original music showcase stage and event area (available for private parties).
The venue will feature a daily happy hour 5-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the best singer and songwriters in Brevard County.
There are free music lessons Fridays and Saturdays 5-6 p.m. with the Florida Discount teachers.
There will be coffee, cold beer, wine and live music.
Open Mike's is at 454 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 254-5645.
Multimedia dance, music, costumes, props, talent to be experienced
The King Center for the Performing Arts will present "Momix: Botanica" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16.
With magical lighting and imagery, Momix combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes and inventive props to crate an entertaining fantasy world multimedia experience.
Tickets start at $38.
For more information or tickets, visit www.kingcenter.com or call (321) 242-2219.
Chamber music trio to perform
On Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2030 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, the world famous Trio Solisti will present a concert as part of the 2012-13 series of the Melbourne Chamber Music Society.
The trio consists of Maria Bachmann, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; and Jon Klibonoff, piano.
They will be performing the "Second Piano Trio" of the Spanish composer, Joaquin Turina; the "Archduke Trio of Beethoven;" and the "Piano Trio in G Minor, Opus 3" by Ernest Chausson.
Tickets cost $30 for adults, and $10 for students, and may be purchased online at MelbourneChamberMusicSociety.com, by phone at (321) 213-5100, by mail at Melbourne Chamber Music Society, P. O. Box 033403, Indialantic, FL, 32903, or at the door, the evening of the concert.
Florida Key Lime Pie Festival
The second annual Florida Key Lime Pie Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Riverfront Park in Historic Cocoa Village.
The event is open to the public. Cost is $10 for adults, with children 12 and younger free.
The event will feature Florida's state chef and culinary ambassador, along with a diversity of the Sunshine State's most savored and well-respected chef's, food vendors and restaurants.
The Florida Key Lime Pie Company will be introducing Florida's "Miss Florida Key Lime Pie" contest, as well as the company's ever-popular "Florida Key Lime Pie Eating Contest.
For more information, visit The Florida Key Lime Pie Company store, 340 King St., Cocoa Village, or visit the festival's website at www.floridakeylimepiefestival.com.
Fashion show to feature politicians on parade
The League of Women Voters of the Space Coast presents "Politicos on Parade VI," a fashion show and luncheon fundraiser to be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbour Beach.
The event will also celebrate the League's 93rd year of public service, with all the profits from the event earmarked for expanded citizen education on voting rights and other important local, state and national issues.
While dining on meals from the Eau Gallie Yacht Club's kitchen, guests will be entertained by an all-star cast of Brevard County's newly elected officials modeling the latest styles.
The master of ceremonies will be newly re-elected Cape Canaveral Mayor Rocky Randels.
Fashions this year are provided by Patchington, Lane Bryant and the Men's Warehouse, all located in The Avenue Viera.
Sandy Stanley will provide musical entertainment on the piano.
The luncheon menu includes choice of london broil with bordelaise sauce, stuffed cantaloupe with tuna or chicken salad or a vegetable plate, beverage and dessert. A cash bar will be available.
Cost is $40.
For reservations and entree selections, call Barbara Jagrowski at (321) 259-5942 by Sunday, Jan. 20.
Models confirmed to date are:
Phil Archer - state attorney, 18th Judicial Circuit
William Capote - mayor of Palm Bay
Lisa Cullen - tax collector
Wayne Ivey - Brevard County Sheriff
Lisette Kolar - Grant- Valkaria councilwoman
Molly Tasker - Melbourne councilwoman.
Live series concert at the center
The Henegar Center for the Arts and Brevard Music Group has announced it is continuing its Henegar Music Series with a live concert, featuring a return engagement of the California Guitar Trio.
This year, the trio will be joined by the Montreal Guitar Trio for an evening of music Thursday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.
The evening will feature all six virtuoso.
Representing four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium and the United States), the performers fuse more than 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-six-string 'phenomensemble.'
CGT's steel stringed-guitars blend naturally with MG3's nylon-stringed guitars, as each trios fret boards chase the others' original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.
Inspired in 2010 by an impromptu studio session together in Montreal, CGT and MG3 have proceeded to release a live recording (2011), and showcases at numerous arts presenter conferences, and sustain frequent co-bill touring throughout North America; from the Iridium in New York City, to Montreal Jazz Festival (twice), to Napa Valley Opera House. The two trios tour again in 2012/13 visiting 20 cities (and counting) in the United States and Canada.
The Henegar Center for the Arts is fully handicapped accessible and located at 625 E. New Haven Ave., in the Downtown Melbourne Theatre District.
The California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio concert tickets are on sale, with reserved seating for the performance at $40/$35/$30, plus applicable handling charge ($5). Tickets are available at the Henegar Center box office during regular business hours by calling (321) 723-8698 or by visiting www.henegar.org. The concert is a Brevard Music Group Production Tickets may also be purchased at www.brevardmusicgroup.com or by calling (321) 793-9004. Additional information is also available on the center's website at www.henegar.org.
Country music legend to play at local venue
Tickets are now available to hear one of America's greatest country music legends, singer-songwriter Willie Nelson, in his return to the King Center in Melbourne.
Willie Nelson, with special guest Lukas Nelson, will play at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
With a career that has spanned six decades, Mr. Nelson has won multiple awards, including countless Grammy's, American Music Awards and Country Music Awards.
Recently, the Country Music Association honored Mr. Nelson with an all-star tribute at the CMAs in Nashville, Tenn.
He has also amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.
With songs such as "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys," "On The Road Again," "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" and "Georgia On My Mind," it's easy to see why his career has stood the test of time.
Be sure to get your tickets soon for this amazing concert. Tickets start at $40.50, plus fees.
Join in at 6 p.m. for the Picnic on the Patio (weather permitting). Maxwell's will also be open.
Black heritage festival planned
The 13th annual Black Heritage Calendar Fest, presented by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne.
The doors will be open to the public to view displays at 5 p.m.
The event, which includes a sit-down buffet and entertainment, will commence at 6 p.m.
The guest speaker is Corliss Heath of Tampa. Ms. Heath is the former chaplain for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, southern region.
The mistress of ceremony for the program is Rolanda Gallop, an adjunct communications instructor at Florida Institute of Technology and president/CEO at RoJe' Communications.
Tickets are required. Attire is Afro-centric or casual.
For more information about the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Melbourne-Palm Bay Alumnae Chapter event, including where and how to purchase tickets, contact Xiomara Thomas at (321) 917-2511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.