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Posted: 2013 Apr 26 - 06:35

Award-winning movies

The Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach, will present "Beasts of the Southern Wild," rated PG-13, at 3 p.m. Friday, April 26 in the Community Room.

Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (321) 868-1104 or visit www.cocoabeachpubliclibrary.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.

1940s through 1970s: oldies but goodies

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Sebastian Inlet State Park will hold the Night Sounds concert series on Friday, April 26.

Hosted by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, the concert will showcase Remember When.

Remember When is three singers and a music mixer that play the oldies, but goodies, from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Come join in for a jukebox Friday night-style concert.

The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. The concert is free, with regular park entry fees.

For more information about Remember When visit www.rememberwhenentertainment.com/third-page.html.

For more information about the concert, call (321) 984-4852 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet.

This event will take place Friday, April 26 from 7-9 p.m.

Sebastian Inlet State Park is at 9700 South Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach.

It's 'All Shook Up' Shakespeare

The Henegar Center for the Arts in Melbourne's downtown theatre district has announced the production of the Broadway musical comedy "All Shook Up," a 2004 American jukebox musical with Elvis Presley music and with a book by Joe DiPietro.

The story is based on William Shakespeare's 1602 play "Twelfth Night."

"All Shook Up" features a cast of 42 singers, dancers, actors and orchestra members.

The show runs from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, May 12, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

The Henegar will host an Opening Night Champagne Reception from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, April 26 with incoming artistic director Hank Rion.

The songs of Elvis Presley form the backdrop for this rollicking musical comedy about a mysterious, leather-jacketed stranger who shakes up a small Midwestern town in the 1950s.

Librettist Joe DiPietro's tale of the cross-dressing, mistaken identity and the romance that ensue was inspired by "Twelfth Night" and other Shakespearean comedies.

This hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin' out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Don't Be Cruel."

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 during regular business hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Tickets may also be purchased by phone, using Visa, Mastercard or Discover by calling (321) 723-8698 or online at www.henegar.org. For more information, visit the center's website at www.henegar.org.

 'Celebrating Shakespeare'


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 ladygailbte@earthlink.net or visit www.brevardensemble.com.

Indian River Jazz Festival

Downtown Titusville will present the second annual Indian River Jazz Festival noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Space View Park East, 8 Broad St., Titusville.

Performers will be the Astronaut High School Jazz Band, the Titusville High School Jazz Band, Lindy Romez, Ian Vidal, John Valeri, Jarritt Sheel and Blutet, Don Soledad and Tony Wynn with The Groove Factor.

The master of ceremonies will be Gigi Brooks.

Cost is $15 for general admission or $50 for two for VIP admission.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketderby.com.

For more information, call (321) 961-7923 or visit www.downtowneventscenter@gmail.com.

Children's Chorus presents free spring concert

The Brevard Children's Chorus will present its Spring Concert on Saturday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m. at Rockledge Presbyterian Church, 921 Rockledge Drive, Rockledge.

Comprised of youth from grades 4-10, the chorus and ensemble will perform a variety of choral music for the concert, including multi-cultural, light classical and some fun folk pieces. The concert is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

Call (321) 432-2770 for more information or visit www.BrevardChildrensChorus.org.

'Music on a Sunday Afternoon'

Musician and keyboard player Robert Rowlette, leader of the Outta Sight Band, will play at the season finale of "Music on a Sunday Afternoon" at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.

For more information, call (321) 868-1104 or visit www.cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org.

'Music on the Hill'

This month's "Music on the Hill" will be the most spectacular since the program's inception two years ago at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at Unitarian Fellowship of Pineda, 3115 Friendship Place, Rockledge.

Ten to 12 singers from the University of Central Florida Student opera company will be performing the "First Act of Don Giavonni."

After intermission, they will be performing a number of songs and arias from other operas and Broadway shows. The highly talented youngsters are yearning to perform before a live audience.

Cost is a $5 donation request per person. Intermission snacks and refreshments will be provided.

These are the University of Central Florida opera students, led by Brevard resident, Hunter Curry.

For more information, contact Marshall Frank at (321) 254-3398.

Jazz trumpeter at the King Center

Chris Botti, trumpeter, talented composer and charismatic performer, will perform at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

His new Sony CD is called "Impressions."

The King Center is at 2865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

Maxwell's will be open, but no picnic on the patio.

For tickets or more information, call (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com or www.chrisbotti.com.

Smashing Pumpkins coming to the King Center

The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts will present the Smashing Pumpkins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

Smashing Pumpkins has sold more than 30 million albums and have won multiple Grammy awards since its formation in Chicago in 1988.

This pivotal group's many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.

The Pumpkins will be performing selected cuts from "Oceania" (seventh studio album), as well as classics from its storied body of work.

For tickets or more information, call (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com.

Tall ships to invade Port

As part of Florida's 500th anniversary, tall sailing ships will be coming to Port Canaveral.

Beginning Wednesday, May 1, replica ships, like the ones explorers used to said to the New World, will be on display at the Port.

The Spanish Navy's tallest shi, the Juan Sebastian de Elcano will be there. It is the third largest in the world at 370 feet tall.

The ship will be docked at the Port for 12 days.

The National Air, Sea and Space Foundation will sponsor evening events.

Purchase tickets in advance at http://airseaspace.org.

Advance price tour tickets start at $15, with free parking.

Tickets for the Saturday, May 10 event on board the galleon are available for $75.

The galleon is also available for companies to host private events and groups to host fundraisers onboard.

For more information, contact Paulle-Ann Harris, project director, at (321) 613-3990 or email paulleann@airseaspace.org.

Shen Yun at the King Center

Shen Yun will be performing at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Shen Yun Performing Arts is reviving the essence of traditional Chinese culture in full color on stages around the world.

Area-residents can purchase show tickets at the Shen Yun kiosk inside Melbourne Square Mall. The kiosk is located in the Dick's Sporting Goods concourse through April 30.

Ride with Mongolians across endless steppes. Recall the grandeur of an ancient Tang Dynasty palace. Down in the valley, ladies of the Yi ethnic group dance in rainbow skirts by the river. High up in the heavens, celestial fairies trail silken sleeves through the clouds. Resounding drums awaken the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom.

Shen Yun strives to capture the spirit of traditional Chinese culture and its beliefs. Ancient literary classics extol the compassionate, courageous, and loyal, values embodied by the most memorable characters.

Thrill in the triumph of the great General Yue Fei; cheer on the Monkey King as he tricks a stubborn foe; and witness how these values still endure in contemporary China.

Shen Yun bridges past and present in an uplifting, inspiring, and indelible performance.

Shen Yun will be performing at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, one night only, Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

'Footprints in the Sand' Kidney Walk'

The National Kidney Foundation will present its 2013 Footprints in the Sand Kidney Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Cocoa Beach Pier.

The walk registration and the "Circles of Life" Paddle-Out starts at 8 a.m., with the NKF Kidney Walk and the "Sand Castles of Hope" contest at 9 a.m.

The "Footprints in the Sand" Kidney Walk is a 5K non-competitive walk along the shore at the Cocoa Beach Pier to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Florida.

Monies raised from the event enable the NKF to offer early detection screenings for kidney disease, support research, educate patients and the public, as well as advocate for kidney patients and other groups effected by kidney disease.

Register at www.cocoabeachkidneywalk.org or call (407) 894-7325.

Sponsorships are available.

Award-winning movies

The Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach, will present "Beasts of the Southern Wild," rated PG-13, at 3 p.m. Friday, April 26 in the Community Room.

Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (321) 868-1104 or visit www.cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org.

Kentucky Derby party

The Kentucky Derby party "Run For The Roses" will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Historic Pritchard House, 424 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.

Watch the race on a jumbo screen.

Mint juleps, wine and lemonade will be available for purchase. There will be complimentary snacks.


Music will be provided by folk singer Chris Kahl as you stroll through the gardens.

A special silent auction will feature an engraved brass bridle worn by Secretariat (displayed in a shadow box) and a horse show worn by Musket Man (placed third in the 2009 Kentucky Derby).

Ladies who wish to enter the 'Fancy Kentucky Derby Hat' (contest) should come dressed in their finest! The winning hat will receive a gift basket from About an Inch Salon.

Tickets are a donation of $25, which includes one free drink.

Call Judy Underwood at (321) 383-8115 or (321) 431-4120 for tickets and more information.

Handbell concert at the library

The Celebration Ringers of First United Methodist Church, Cocoa, present its annual concert at the Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, on Sunday, May 5. The concert begins at 2 p.m., and doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Admission is free, and everyone is invited.

The Celebration Ringers Handbell Choir is a community group of advanced handbell ringers representing several denominations.

Founded in 1987, the choir performs on one six-octave set and one five-octave set of Schulmerich handbells, a five-octave set of Malmark Choirchimes, a four-octave set of Schulmerich Handchimes and various rhythm instruments.

Their repertoire includes a variety of tunes: sacred hymns, classical arrangements, show tunes and popular songs, including tunes by Gershwin, Leroy Anderson, Holst and a rousing salute to the military.

For more information, contact the reference department at the Central Brevard Library at (321) 633-1792 or the First United Methodist Church office at (321) 636-4811.

'Flow' dance performance

The 31st annual dance recital "Flow" will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Henegar Center, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.

"Flow" is hosted by Dance Arts, a not-for-profit dance school, and consists of ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap, hip hop and lyrical.

The performance will showcase the talents of Dance Arts Centre Company and students.

Instructor/choreographer Catherine Alexander's Ballet IV class is performing a classical ballet, titled "Tribute to Mr. B." The music is a baroque concerto by Torelli, "Concerto Grosso in G Minor."

Sam Scott's tap class is performing "The New and Improved Singing in the Rain." Ms. Scott describes Betina Badger's song, "Singing in the Rain," as fun and upbeat, with a bit of old school mixed with some fresh steps.

Shae Wilkinson has created energized choreography for both the pre-teen and teen hip hop students.

Sarah Balda, the owner and artistic director of Dance Arts Centre, choreographed a piece "As Time Ticks By" for the company.

Tickets are available through the Henegar Center box office. Call (321) 723-8698 or visit www.henegar.org.

Cost is $15 in advance and $18 day of performance.

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