Last weekend for comedy drama at theatre
"Same Time, Next Year" will be presented by the Surfside Players Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through Jan. 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.
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.
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
Trudie Infantini - Brevard County Commissioner, District 3
Lori Scott - Brevard County Supervisor of Elections.
Motorcycle and car show, prizes, drawings
Winter Fest, a motorcycle, car and truck show, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Space Coast Harley-Davidson, 1440 Executive Circle N.E., Palm Bay.
Registration will be 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The registration fee is $10.
The show is open to all motorcycles, every make and model.
Plaques will be awarded to the top three bikes in the show, the top 20 cars and trucks, best of Chevy, Ford, Mopar and imports, best of show, best interior, best paint and best interior paints and engine.
There will be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, music, food and vendors.
For more information, visit www.spacecoastharley.com or call (321) 948-7553.
Good company, food, raffle, music at the market
Petty's at Suntree is hosting its Taste of Petty's annual event 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.
There will be music by Tony Castro, food, wine and beer tastings and raffle items.
Cost is $10 for a tasting glass.
Proceeds will benefit the Cancer Care Centers Foundation and support local cancer patients and their families.
Petty's Suntree is at 6115 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
For more information, email email@example.com or call (321) 426-5145.
Greatest hits of stage and screen
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present "Broadway: From State to Screen" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Scott Center Auditorium at Holy Trinity.
This event will feature the greatest hits of stage and screen with a live cast and movie clips.
Cost is $20 for general admission, with 18 and younger attendees admitted free.
Tickets are also available at Ace Hardware stores in Indialantic, Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach, Blue Sky Insurance in Cocoa Village, Tropical Realty of Suntree, Art Expressions in downtown Eau Gallie, A Floral Affair in Merritt Island and Palm Bay Hearing Aid Center.
The Scott Center is at 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, off the Pineda Causeway between U.S. Highway 1 and Wickham Road.
For more information, visit www.spacecoastsymphony.org or call (321) 252-7276.
Classical pianist to perform
Classical pianist Daria Rabotkina will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Atlantic Music Center of Melbourne.
Ms. Rabotkina was the winner of the 2007 concert Artists Guild International Competition. She was born in Kazan, Russia, and gave her first solo recital at the age of 10.
She has made solo appearances with the San Francisco and New World Symphonies under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas and with the Kirov Orchestra and Valery Gergiev in a four-concert North American tour.
Cost for the concert is $27 for adults and $20 for students younger than 18.
The Atlantic Music Center is at 25 S. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
Call (321) 768-2221 for tickets and information.
Jazz band to perform at the 'big flea'
The Central Brevard Humane Society Jazz Band will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at Super Flea & Farmers Market, 4835 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne.
This will be a free concert, featuring jazz, blues and request music.
The event will showcase some of the Humane Society's shelter dogs and provide the public with fun educational information about responsible pet ownership.
There will also be CBHS merchandise there for purchase.
For more information, visit www.crittersavers.com or call (321) 636-3343.
Music in the afternoon
Music on a Sunday Afternoon presents Sunnyland Steve at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 in the Community Room at the Cocoa Beach Public Library.
Sunnyland Steve's Country Blues Show presents a musical history of the world of Delta and Piedmont blues.
The library is at 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.
For more information, call (321) 868-1104.
Singing family to perform
The Riverside Presbyterian Church of Cocoa Beach will present the Ditchfield Family Singers in concert at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.
Florida's "Van Trapps" sing gospel big band and Broadway music.
The group will perform songs from the 1930s, '40s and '50s, as well as Broadway hits and inspirational favorites.
A free ticket is required.
The event will be at 3400 N. Atlantic Ave., (Highway A1A), Cocoa Beach.
For more information, visit www.riversidepres.org or call (321) 525-7825.
It's the 'Price Is Right Live'
The "Price Is Right Live" is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to "come on down" to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show.
From "Plinko" to "Cliffhangers" to the "Big Wheel" and even the fabulous showcase, all the favorite games are played just like the TV show.
Even if your name is not called to play you still have a chance to win. Guest's names are called out throughout the show to win prizes just for being there.
Playing to near sold-out audiences for six years, the "Price Is Right Live" has given away $10 million in cash and prizes and sold more than 1.2 million tickets.
If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live.
The "Price Is Right Live" will be at the King Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Join in at 5:30 p.m. for the Picnic on the Patio (weather permitting). Maxwell's will also be open.
The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com.
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.
Annual Chowder Cook-off with a Twist!
Tickets are now on sale for the 28th Annual Chowder Cook-Off with a Twist!
Get your tickets in advance, and save! General admission to the event is $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door.
Want to beat the crowds and be the first to taste the chowders and twists? This year's VIP party is hosted by Wild Ocean Seafood Market. VIP admission ticket includes early admission, sampling without the crowds, gaming tables and instruction from Victory Casino Cruise lines, a complementary beer or wine, a special giveaway, early silent auction bidding and tons of door prizes. All tickets sold will be entered in a grand prize drawing.
The Chowder Cook-Off with a Twist is hosted by the Convention and Visitors' Bureau of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Spectrum Productions and the Canaveral Port Authority.
The event will be held on Friday, Feb. 1 at Cruise Terminal No. 4 in Port Canaveral.
The event is open to the public with the VIP admission beginning at 5 p.m., and the general admission at 6 p.m.
This will be a great opportunity to sample foods from local restaurants and support the tourism community.
Tickets are available at www.visitcocoabeach.com, the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce office (400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island), the CVB's Tourist Information Center (8501 Astronaut Blvd., Cape Canaveral), Norman's Raw Bar in Cocoa, Rusty's Seafood in Port Canaveral, Fishlips in Port Canaveral, Wild Ocean Seafood Market in Titusville and Port Canaveral and all Crest Cleaner Locations.
All admission includes sample tastings of all chowders, appetizers and desserts, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, silent auction, drawings, live entertainment and lots of fun!
Restaurant participants will compete for the coveted "People's Choice" Award, as well as the award for the best chowder, according to the local celebrity judges panel.
Restaurants interested in participating should contact the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce's Convention & Visitor's Bureau at (321) 784-6444 for more information.
Additional event information is available at www.visitcocoaceach.com.
'Hooray For Love'
"Hooray For Love" is a valentine cabaret with vocalist Margaret Cross and accompanist Diane Spahr.
It will be Friday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets cost $18.
A valentine cabaret is a celebration of classic songs looking at all facets of that certain feeling, from romantic to ridiculous.
The event will be at the Upstairs at the Henegar, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.
For more information, visit www.henegar.org or call (321) 723-8698.
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.
February's 'Sweetheart's Ball' swings with jazz
It's the "sweetest" time of year again, and music lovers of all ages will have a chance to take to the dance floor Thursday, Feb. 7 as the Swingtime Jazz Band presents its annual "Sweetheart's Ball."
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dance begins at 7 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne.
Dance tickets cost $5 in advance or $7 at the door, and may be purchased from Marion Music, Honor America, WMMB, and Brass & Reeds.
Musical selections will feature original and much-loved arrangements from masters, such as Duke Ellington, the Dorsey Brothers, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and more. In addition, popular local vocalists Sally Hart and Len Fallen will perform.
The band auxiliary will have a concession table with snacks, soft drinks, bottled water and ice for sale.
Tables can be reserved in advance for groups of six more by calling the band office at (321) 724-0555.
Those who would like to brush up on their dancing skills can do so from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., when Laura Beers, www.adancersvoice.com or (321) 751-4766, offers lessons. Cost is $5, payable to the instructor.
More information about this event and others is available by calling the band at (321) 724-0555 or visiting www.melbournemunicipalband.org.
Sisters to play at center
Award winning international concert pianists Roberta and Tiziana Bortolin will appear in concert at the Wickham Park Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is free, and desserts will be served following the performance.
Born in Trieste, Italy to a musical family, the Bortolin sisters have received accolades wherever they have performed throughout the world. Tiziana earned a master's degree under the direction of Maestro W. Rieckert Stuttgart, and studied courses by Maestro Dario De Rosa, acclaimed pianist with the famous Trio de Trieste.
Roberta was invited to play in Harare, Zimbabwe, for the foundation "Fulvia Bertelli" achieving resounding success for her performances and sensitivity of her interpretation.
Seating is limited, and reservations must be made by calling (321) 255-4494.
'Mosquitoes, Alligators and Determination V'
The Brevard Theatrical Ensemble presents "Mosquitoes, Alligators and Determination V" as part of the Second Pioneer Day on north Merritt Island at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
The event will follow the Traditional Florida Fish Fry inside the Historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 555 Tropical Trail, Merritt Island.
The Brevard Theatrical Ensemble's Professional Tellers will present tales about Florida's historical past.
The events and people involved with the states long history is exciting, funny and sometimes sad; but always entertaining.
The nonprofit ensemble uses these historical facts to bring a frozen moment in time back, so that you can share the common ground on which we all walk.
Cost for the fish fry and performance is $12. The performance only is $5.
For more information, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.brevardensemble.com or call (321) 452-5260 or (321) 676-0697. Seating is limited.
'Strawberry Shortcake' brings her sweetness to town
Everyone's berry best friend "Strawberry Shortcake" (www.strawberryshortcakeontour.com) makes her Melbourne theatrical debut Feb. 10 in Koba Entertainment's all-new musical production, "Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat," featuring special guest stars, the Doodlebops. Tickets are on sale now.
Single tickets may be purchased by visiting kingcenter.com or by calling the King Center ticket office at (321) 242-2219.
The live show was written, choreographed and directed by Koba's artistic director and theater veteran, Patti Caplette. Lorelei Bachman, along with her father, Randy Bachman (The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), co-wrote three brand new songs for "Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat" that are guaranteed to have families dancing in the aisles.
"Strawberry Shortcake," a favorite of little girls and moms alike for more than 30 years, will be played onstage by Toronto native Amelia Sirianni.
The production also brings to life her best friends "Orange Blossom," "Lemon Meringue," "Blueberry Muffin," "Raspberry Torte," "Plum Pudding" and "Cherry Jam" and features original and fan favorite songs from the hit TV show, "Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures," currently airing on The Hub network in the U.S.
The musical adventure takes audiences to the whimsical land of Berry Bitty City where the whole town is buzzing with anticipation for the Glitzy Glaze Talent Show.
Before the girls of Berry Bitty City hit the stage, theatergoers will warm up their singing voices and stretch their dancing muscles with the touring cast of the Doodlebops. Responding to calls from their legions of clamoring fans, "Rooney," "Moe" and "Dee Dee Doodle" take to the stage in a live concert performance that will get the whole audience movin' and groovin'.
The King Center for the Performing Arts is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
For tickets and more information, call (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com.
World championship boxing heading to city
The Greater Palm Bay Chamber, All Star Boxing and the Tourist Development Commission of the Space Coast have announced that they are bringing World Championship Boxing matches back to Palm Bay on Feb. 22.
Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
The one-night event will be held at the city's community center at 1502 Port Malabar Blvd. N.E., Palm Bay.
Tickets are $20 for stands and $35 for ringside and are available in advance on the Palm Bay Chamber website, www.greaterpalmbaychamber.com, or by calling (321) 951-9998. Tickets may also be purchased at the door and are subject to availability.
This is the third year that All Star Boxing is bringing the Telemundo/NBC broadcast event to Palm Bay. Last year the event brought in close to 1,300 attendees for eight bout matches, which surpassed all expectations.
Sponsorships are available at the $250, $500 and $1,000 levels, with the deadline to sponsor Feb. 15.
Last year's sponsors included Melbourne International Airport, Palm Bay Ford, Joe Raley - State Farm, Peninsula Title and Alpha-Omega Training and Compliance.
Interested companies wishing to sponsor the event may contact the Palm Bay Chamber at (321) 951-9998, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Additional information can be found at www.greaterpalmbaychamber.com.
Dinner and music fundraiser
David's Steak & Seafood, 302 Ocean Ave., Melbourne Beach, will present a four-course, gourmet dinner with wine pairing and an array of chocolate desserts as a fundraiser for Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.
Tickets cost $60 each.
There will be music, dancing and raffles.
Dress is casual cocktail attire.
For tickets, call Fern Adams at (321) 698-0720.