'The Luck of the Irish' movies at the library
The Cocoa Beach Public Library, in its "Luck of the Irish" free Friday movies, will present will present the following in March:
March 22: "Waking Ned Devine"
March 29: "In America"
These are free matinees at 3 p.m., celebrating the Emerald Isle.
The library is at 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.
For more information, call (321) 868-1104.
'A Grand Night For Singing'
The Henegar Center for the Arts in Melbourne's downtown theatre district has announced its spring musical, "A Grand Night For Singing," the Tony Award-nominated musical revue by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The show will run through Sunday, March 24.
"A Grand Night For Singing" opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's founding fathers probably never imagined "Shall We Dance?" as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question. "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" But that's precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this revue, with innovative musical arrangements, including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair," a swingin' "Honeybun" worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy "Kansas City," which leaves no question about how terrifically up-to-date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.
Featuring beloved songs from "The King and I," "South Pacific," "State Fair" and more, the play provides new life for these signature songs, echoing the timelessness of Rodgers and Hammerstein's work.
"A Grand Night For Singing" is directed by Maureen Fallon, and the talented vocal cast includes Sean Alton, Jessie Armstrong, Walter Clapp, Margaret Cross, Don Cross, Joseph Held, Rob Landers, Michelle Lee, Shari Milian and Tee Rockwell.
Sue Diebel is conducting the eight-piece orchestra that will be performing onstage in the garden party setting.
Don't miss this magical, musical revue at the Henegar Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. at the Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Ave., in Melbourne's Downtown Theatre District.
Tickets cost $23 for adults, $21 for seniors and $16 for students, plus handling fees. Reserved tickets may be purchased at the Henegar Center Box Office Monday through Friday.
'Love, sex and the I.R.S.'
Surfside Players ushers in the tax season with the farce "Love, Sex and the I.R.S." by William Van Zandt and Jane Millmore, directed by Troy Jones.
Tax season is upon us, and if you're looking for ways to score a refund, here's an example of what not to do.
"Jon Trachtman" and "Leslie Arthur," out-of-work musicians rooming together in New York, are listing each other as married on tax returns to save money.
The day of reckoning comes when the I.R.S. informs the "couple" they're going to be investigated by a "Mr. Spinner."
Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon's fiancee Kate. Complicating matters further, Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon's back, Jon's mother drops in unexpectedly to meet her son's fiancee, and Leslie's ex-girlfriend shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and won't see her anymore.
The show will run through Sunday, March 24, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and active military personnel, $13 for students. (Caution: Contains occasional profanity.)
The play is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. (www.samuelfrench.com)
The box office at (321) 783-3127 has a live operator Tuesdays through Fridays from 2-4 p.m., and one hour before performances.
Plus, you may purchase tickets for any show in the rest of the season at www.surfsideplayers.com.
The Surfside Playhouse is on Ramp Road, in Cocoa Beach.
Art of Sand at the zoo
Toyota of Melbourne and Lexus of Melbourne will present Art of Sand 2013 to benefit the arts in Brevard now through Memorial Day, at the Brevard Zoo, 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
This year's exhibit will feature more than 13 sand sculptures that trace the history of wildlife and human beings in Florida from prehistoric times through the present.
The zoo is open daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children (on top of regular zoo admission).
For more information, visit www.artofsand.org.
'Tchaikovsky in the Morning'
The Space Coast Symphony will present "Tchaikovsky in the Morning," a coffee concert, featuring "Symphony No. 6 Pathetique."
Coffee and donuts will be at 9:30 a.m., with the concert at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 22 at the Radisson Resort at the Port, 8701 Astronaut Blvd., Cape Canaveral.
Cost is $15 for general admission, with children 18 and younger admitted free.
For more information, visit www.spacecoastsymphony.org or call (855) 252-7276.
Warbird airshow tickets on sale
The Valiant Air Command will present the 36th annual TICO Warbird Airshow Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 22, 23 and 24. Advance tickets are now on sale now at www.TicketDerby.com or at the museum's website at www.vacwarbirds.org for electronic ticket or to see ticket sales locations in the area.
The theme this year honors the B-17 Flying Fortress with special appearance of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
There will be aircraft on static display, such as the F-14, ME-208, F-80, F-86 A-6, F-8, A-4, F-9 Panther, Wildcat, MiG-15 and MiG-21, C-123 and many others. Also, flying will be many B-25s, along with vintage warbirds such as the P-51, Corsair, T-6, T-28, T-34, L-39, aerobatic teams and military demonstrations.
In addition to advance tickets, there are a limited number of tickets for other venue options.
There will be a "Beer Garden" on the crowd line, close to all the action; with food, drink and airshow pilots on hand to sign autographs.
There will be limited seating each day, so purchase this special option early! You can visit www.vacwarbirds.org or www.TicketDerby.com to get your advanced tickets and purchase a Beer Garden tickets from your home or office.
Gates open at 8:30 a.m., and the airshow starts around 1 p.m., but there is plenty to do in the morning. There will be a flight line full of warbirids on exhibit, with veteran pilots or aircraft historians standing by to tell you all about them, WWII re-enactors, antique automobiles, vintage armor, games, music, lots of vendors, exhibitors and more.
For more information call (321) 268-1941, or visit www.vacwarbirds.org.
Melbourne's Runaway Country
Runaway County will again cover Wickham Park in Melbourne, bringing country and classic music to the crowds March 22-24.
Concert headliners include Dierks Bentley, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Lady Antebellum.
General admission, single-day tickets cost $69, which provides access to all musical performances for that day.
General admission, three-day weekend passes cost $119.
Special seating tickets are also available.
For tickets, the full concert lineup and more information, visit www.runawaycountry.com.
Atlantic Music Center welcomes jazz trio
The Lisa Addeo Jazz Trio (piano, saxophone and percussion) will play at the Atlantic Music Center, 25 S. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Call (321) 768-2221 for reservations and information.
Cost for adults is $27, with students $20.
Ms. Addeo's trio will be playing jazz standards, some of the "Great American Song Book," and a bit of phantom.
For more information, contact Ginny Gatchell,
ice president and entertainment director,
Atlantic Music Center, 25 S. Wickham Road, Melbourne, at (321) 768-2221.
Re-run 5K is retro
The Junior League of South Brevard has announced the fourth annual Re-Run 5K at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23 in the Eau Gallie Arts District.
The retro-themed re-run will again feature blast-from-the-past 1980s and 1990s flair and fun for all ages and abilities.
There will be team competitions, prizes and giveaways for participants, as well as a free kids' fun run.
Wear your old race tee shirts (re-run get it?) or dress in classic '80s or '90s style for more prizes and fun!
With Running Zone managing the race and the post-race awards party on the Squid Lips beach and deck overlooking the Indian River, this promises to be a unique and fun race for Brevard runners.
Participants will begin and end the race just outside of Squid Lips and run or walk the Eau Gallie Causeway.
Interested runners may download the registration form from www.JLSB.net, and mail into the Junior League, 1501 Avocado Ave., Suite 2, Melbourne, FL, 32935, register online at http://www.jlsb.net/support-jlsb/re-run-5k-2013/ or visit the Running Zone store on Wickham Road in Melbourne.
Individuals may also register race morning between 6-7 a.m.
The first 300 registrants get an official race T-shirt!
If you are interested in sponsoring the event or donating goods or services, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds from the Re-Run 5K support JLSB community projects.
This year, JLSB is creating a new project to bring food to elementary school children, who would otherwise not have access to food on the weekends. JLSB is partnering with a school in south Brevard County to provide weekend food packs to children, who do not have adequate access to nutrition in their homes.
For more information about the Junior League of South Brevard, visit www.jlsb.net or call (321) 610-8950.
Afternoon in the park
Tickets are now available for the North Brevard Museum's 20th Annual Afternoon in the Park 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Fox Lake Park, in Titusville.
Admission is free to the bake sale, live music, craft demonstrations, live and silent auctions and the cookbook sale.
Lunch plates of barbecued chicken or pork (w/sides) will be served from noon to 2 p.m. for $10. Lunch tickets are available at the museum (corner of Main Street and Washington Avenue), the Chamber of Commerce, Dusty Rose Antique Mall or at the park.
For more information, call (321) 269-3658.
Real Food Real Kitchens will present a cook-off event from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at 1800 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Suite 108, Melbourne.
Cast your vote for the winner of the cook-off, your own episode of Real Food Real Kitchens and a complete kitchen upgrade.
Tickets cost $30, which includes food sampling, one free beverage and one ticket to Premiere Theaters Oaks 10.
Tickets are available a www.brownpapertickets.com. Search for Real Food Real Kitchens at the site.
A portion of the ticket sales will benefit The Children's Hunger Project.
For more information, visit www.thecourtyardattheoaks.com.
Musical group HairPeace under the moon and the stars
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Sebastian Inlet State Park will hold the Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet State Park Concert Series 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
The concert will showcase recording artists HairPeace.
HairPeace is Chrystine and Ray, who believe that peace is possible, and the songs they write together are a direct reflection of their ever-evolving love of music and each other.
HairPeace has their own brand of original folk/rock music that will keep your foot tapping and a smile on your face.
The concert will be at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet, overlooking the water.
The Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park will host the Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet State Park Concert Series.
The concert is free with regular park entry fees.
For more information about HairPeace, visit www.hairpeace.net.
For concert information, call (321) 984-4852 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet.
Sebastian Inlet State Park is at 9700 S. Highway A1A,
Rouse and Tchaikovsky
The Space Coast Symphony will present the Rouse concerto for flute and Tchaikovsky's No. 6 Pathetique at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Scott Center Auditorium at Holy Trinity, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Melbourne.
Cost is $20 for general admission, with 18 and younger free.
For more information, call (855) 252.7276 or visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
Band of the Scots Guards and Black Watch Dancers
The legendary pipes, drums and highland dancers of Scotland's Black watch join with the Band of the Scots Guards for an evening celebrating the music of Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
For more information or tickets, call (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com.
Annual Zonta Chocolate Festival
New this year at the Zonta Club of Melbourne's annual Chocolate Festival will be electronic voting for "Brevard's Best Chocolate Fix of 2013," courtesy of the county's Supervisor of Elections Office.
The festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne.
The winner will be announced near the end of the event from 12 competitors: Baked on the Beach, Banana Blossom Cakes, Caffe Chocolat, Grimaldi Candy and Gifts, Keiser Culinary School, Love Bug's Bakery, Mathers' Cake Shop, Matt's Casbah, Salvation Army/ Pridmore Center, Sam's Club, TooJay's and Yellow Dog Café.
Tickets are $20 for general admission or $30 to include wine and chocolate martinis. Regular admission includes samples from the competitors and a chocolate buffet, plus nonalcoholic beverages.
Raffle tickets will be sold for dozens of baskets.
Proceeds will benefit local scholarships and community service projects, and the local and international fight against human trafficking and violence against women.
For more information, visit zontaspacecoast.org
Sponsors include 98.5 FM The Beach radio and Custom Creations.
Beachside barbershop harmonizing
The Space Chorus Barbershoppers will continue the tradition of barbershop singing in America at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.
The program of music will surround you with classic harmonies, catchy melodies and good times for the whole family.
For more information, visit www.cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org or call (321) 868-1104.
The Temptations and The Four Tops
These two historic musical groups will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
Timeless Temptation classics, like "My Girl," "Since I Lost My Baby" and "Get Ready;" and The Four Top's "Reach Out, I'll Be There," "Standing In The Shadows Of Love" and "Bernadette" are smash hits that propelled pop and soul music to its height.
Step back in time with these two acts.
For tickets and more information, call the King Center at (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com.
Lisa Lampanelli: comedy's lovable 'Queen of Mean'
Ms. Lampanelli is a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker and a vial of estrogen.
Known for saying things that most people are afraid to think, Ms. Lampanelli's raunchy, gut-busting performances are wildly popular at theaters across the United States and Canada.
Lisa recently appeared in her latest one-hour special "Tough Love," which premiered on Comedy Central and she also joined 17 other celebrities on the newest season of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice."
This equal opportunity offender is a regular on late night television, and a frequent guest and guest host on Sirius satellite radio shows.
She will bring her "mature audiences" show to the King Center for the Performing Arts Friday, March 29, at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $45.75.
Maxwell's will be open at 6 p.m. Sorry, there will be no picnic on the patio.
The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
For tickets or more information, call (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com.
Zumba, Zumba, Zumba party
Promise in Brevard will present a giant Zumba party 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 30 at Rodes Park Community Center, 3410 Flanagan Ave., West Melbourne.
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Register in advance at www.promiseinbrevard.com.
There will be raffles, prizes and the return of the Florida Tech Football Team.
Prizes will be awarded to the top five individuals raising the highest amount through pledge contributions for Promise.
The prizes will be:
First prize: $250, courtesy of TD Bank
Second prize: A weekend getaway at Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront
Third prize: $100 Imperial Salon & Spa gift certificate
Fourth prize: $75 Matt's Casbah gift certificate
Fifth prize: $50 Beef O'Brady's-Midtown gift certificate
Cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
All of the proceeds will benefit Promise.
For more information, email email@example.com.
'Molly Mutt Poker Run'
The Central Brevard Humane Society will host its 10th Annual Molly Mutt Poker Run on Sunday, April 7, starting at 10 a.m. at the Humane Society, 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa.
The cost to participate in the run will be $7 per hand or two hands for $10.
Donations of pet supplies are greatly appreciated. All vehicles are welcome.
The run will begin at the Central Brevard Humane Society and will end at The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1050 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island.
First bike out will be scheduled to leave at 10 a.m., with the last one departing at 11:30 a.m.
Event activities will include a 50/50 drawing, vendor displays, food and a live entertainment by D.J. Doc Holiday, beginning at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for "best," "worst" and "mystery" hands.
All proceeds from this event will help raise awareness and financial support for the thousands of "unwanted and abandoned" pets that visit the shelter each year, who need a safe and loving "forever" home.
For more information, contact the Central Brevard Humane Society at (321) 636-3343 or visit www.crittersavers.com.
'River Fest 2013: Keep Brevard Green'
Keep Brevard Beautiful presents "River Fest," a riverside fundraiser, honoring individuals and businesses currently striving to promote sustainability in the community.
The event will be held on Sunday, April 7, at a private, local riverfront residence.
Attendees will enjoy a sunset on the water and groove to the surf-root sounds of local band, The Aquanuts.
In addition to live music and a fish fry, included with event admission, guests will have the opportunity to bid on some unique items in a silent auction.
All proceeds from ticket sales, event sponsorships, and the silent auction will go toward Keep Brevard Beautiful programs.
Regular admission to the event is $35 per ticket, with "Keep Brevard Green" sponsor tickets priced at $75.
There will be a beer and wine cash bar on site.
Additional sponsorships and silent auction donation items are still needed.
Contact Keep Brevard Beautiful for information about donating or becoming a sponsor.
'The King and I'
Everyone is invited to the production of "The King and I." This is a nonprofit community theater raising money for those in need.
Show times are Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Shekinah Productions at St. Mark's at 2030 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic.
Ticket prices range from $8-$20
For more information or tickets, call (321) 773-0721, Ext. 20, visit www.spctheater.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ninth Annual Fiesta Brevard
More than 20 of Brevard's finest nonprofit organizations are planning the Fiesta Brevard party.
Join the fun on Friday, April 26 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the International Palms Resort, 1300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach.
Festivities include a children's activity area, sponsored by Early Learning Coalition, live non-stop entertainment, Latin dance performances, games, drawings, raffles, salsa contest, Fiesta Hat Parade and contest, lots of food and more.
More than $30,000 in prizes was given away at Fiesta Brevard 2012.
Tickets are available in advance for $10, or $15 at the door.
Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island, through the website at www.fiestabrevard.com or from participating Brevard nonprofit organizations. Each admission ticket includes four food tickets. Cash bars will be available.
Join the seasoned players of the Brevard Theatrical Ensemble in the fifth presentation of "Celebrating Shakespeare" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 with a matinee curtain time of 3 p.m. at the Porcher House, 434 Delannoy Ave., Cocoa Village.
Tickets cost $15, and include coffee and desserts.
To register, call (321) 676-0697, email email@example.com or visit www.brevardensemble.com.