Last weekend for 'Nunsense' musical
The Titusville Playhouse will present "Nunsense" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday night and at 2 p.m. Sunday, through May 26 at 301 Julia St., Titusville.
"Nunsense" is the winner of four Outer Critics Circle awards, including Best Off Broadway Musical in its original New York production.
The show is a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia.
The show is updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, new arrangements and a new song.
Cost is $20 for orchestra, and $18 for balcony seating.
For tickets or more information, call (321) 268-1125.
Concert will feature 23 Treez under the moon and stars
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Sebastian Inlet State Park will hold the Night Sounds concert series from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 24.
Hosted by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, the concert will showcase recording artists 23 Treez.
Elements of reggae, rock, funk and jazz fused together make up the laid back beach sounds of 23 Treez.
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 23 Treez, visit www.myspace.com/23treezmusic.
Sebastian Inlet State Park is located at 9700 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach.
For more information about the concert, call (321) 984-4852 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet.
'May Flowers Ball'
The Swingtime Jazz Band will roll-out some new dance tunes and re-visit some old favorites at its annual "May Flowers Ball" on Friday, May 24 from 7-10 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Ave., Melbourne.
Tickets cost $5 in advance or $7 at the door.
Conductor Art Martin is a music performer, educator, and adjudicator, who has played with groups, such as the Drifters, Platters and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. He also manages the youth Summer Music Program sponsored by the Melbourne Municipal Band and 4 The Kids of Brevard.
The May Flowers Ball will include a wide variety of selections, among them are: "In The Mood," "Mack the Knife," "Satin Doll," "Never on Sunday" and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You." Swingtime vocalists Sally Hart and Len Fallen, local favorites, will be featured.
The dance begins at 7 p.m., and doors open at 6 p.m. Those who would like to brush up on their dancing skills can do so from 6-7 p.m., when Laura Beers offers lessons. The fee for lessons is $5, payable to the instructor. Contact her at www.adancersvoice.com or (321) 751-4766.
For more information about the event, ticket locations and the band, visit www.mmband.org or call (321) 724-0555.
Miracle Run/Walk 5K
Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village will host the Miracle Run/Walk 5K at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 25 to help raise $100,000 to provide miracles for families in the community.
Enjoy a free community buffet breakfast and a raffle drawing for a free cruise vacation.
For more information and to register online, visit www.italktostrangers.com/miraclerun or call Nancy Rowan at (321) 749-4494.
Open house at warbird museum
The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum will be hosting an open house Memorial Day Weekend, May 25, 26 and 27.
There will be free admission to the museum for all military, active or retired. Also, all Florida residents will be admitted free. ID is required.
The hours of the open house will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Food and refreshments will be available.
The museum is located at 6600 Tico Road at the Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville.
Aircraft and memorabilia from WWI to the present will be on display. Aircraft, such as the Grumman Wildcat, F-4 Phantom, MiG-15, F-101 Voodoo, C-47 Skytrain, B-25 Mitchell Bomber and many others, can be seen; along with veteran pilots to answer questions and tell the stories of these great vintage warbirds. So, come in, take a tour and become a part of history!
Please consider bringing a canned good for donation to a local charity, and if you have a classic car that you would like to show on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, please contact the museum.
For more information, call (321) 268-1941.
Live comedy at Groucho's
Comedians Dak Rakow and Dan Decotiis will be the funny guys at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at Groucho's Comedy Club at Club 52, 1100 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
Mr. Rakow has been seen on HBO's Comic Relief II, Showtime and Evening at the Improv.
For more information, call (321) 259-9800.
Show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Classic Albums Live - Led Zeppelin
The King Center for the Performing Arts will present Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy album in its Classic Albums Live series at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut.
Join in at 6 p.m. for the Picnic on the Patio (weather permitting). Come out to "Spin and Win" with the Beach Prize Patrol and 98.5 The Beach. Maxwell's will also be open.
For more information or tickets, call (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com.
Memorial Day ceremony
The city of Cocoa's Eighth Annual Memorial Day Tribute will be 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday, May 27 at Riverfront Park, 401 Riveredge Blvd., Cocoa.
Opening remarks will be made by Col. Robert J. Pavelko, vice commander, 45th Space Wing, Eastern Range Patrick Air Force Base.
Guest speaker for the ceremony will be Maureen Miller, a Gold Star Mother whose son, SSgt. Robert J. Miller, Medal of Honor recipient, was killed in Afghanistan.
There will be various veterans' organizations on site, military reenactments, military displays and patriotic music.
In inclement weather, the event will take place in the Cocoa Civic Center Park.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 639-3500, Ext. 4.
'Cocoon' to play at Classic Movie Series
One Senior Place and the Whittaker Cooper Financial Group will present the movie, "Cocoon," from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera.
Don Ameche and William Brimley star in this heartfelt comedy about a group of seniors who find their own "fountain of youth."
For more information, call (321) 751-6771.
Cocoa Beach Kidney Walk
The Cocoa Beach Kidney Walk will now start at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Cocoa Beach Pier, 401 Meade Ave., Cocoa Beach.
The National Kidney Foundation will present this event with a three-mile non-competitive marked route, beginning and ending at the Cocoa Beach Pier.
Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the walk begins at 9 a.m.
Event contact is Savanna Pitard at email@example.com or (321) 298-4437.
For more information, to join a team or to start a team, visit http://donate.kidney.org.
'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.
Benefit with saxophonist Warren Hill
The Henegar Center for the Arts Brevard Jazz Series 20th Anniversary Concert and Eighth Annual Benefit for Brevard's Children In Need will feature saxophonist Warren Hill live at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 2 at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.
"Dinner with Warren" is available for $32 at the Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront from 5:30-7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Brevard's Children In Need.
Concert ticket prices are $50, $38 and $35.
For accommodations and reservations, contact Roland (321) 783-9004 or firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.henegar.org or call (321) 723-8698.
Blues legends to be featured during June celebration
The 2013 Black Music Month Celebration, "How Sweet The Sound," will be held in June at The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park, 2180 Freedom Ave., Mims.
Artists featured will include Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Lead Belly and additional early blues writers and singers from 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the month of June.
This activity is sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department's North Area Parks Operations.
Historic Cocoa Village BBQ & Blues
National touring artist Damon Fowler will join some of Florida's finest blues musicians, including local one-man-band Matt Rossman, The Betty Fox Band, The Shaun Rounds Band and Josh Miller's Blues Revue, on stage Saturday, June 8 from late morning until dusk, as they present the best in American Blues at the Third Annual BBQ & Blues in Historic Cocoa Village's Riverfront Park.
Join in for the third annual, FBA-sanctioned, BBQ & Blues, Pro BBQ Competition Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8.
This event is designated a state championship by the governor of Florida and is an American Royal Invitational and Jack Daniel's World Championship qualifier.
Friday evening will see ongoing entertainment in the park, brought to you by the Magic Dove Magic Shop, a VIP party at the Parrish Grove Inn and a pub crawl through Historic Cocoa, brought to you by madhatterproductions.com.
On Saturday, Riverfront Park will see the 'meat' of the barbecue contest and ring to music from some of the best blues artists in Florida!
Also, not to be missed Saturday are the People's Choice judging at 11 a.m., the Kids Fun Zone, various street entertainments, a vendor village showcasing the work of talented local artists and crafters and, of course, the 5 p.m. awards' ceremony to honor the very tastiest in Florida barbecue!
And don't forget the food! A dozen barbecue vendors will be on hand to delight you with their culinary wares.
Again this year, the festival welcomes Brighthouse Networks and Everything Brevard as key sponsors.
Admission to this great event is free, and partial proceeds go to supporting music in schools through Brevard Schools Foundation.
The Historic Cocoa Village Association, the HCVA, represents the majority of the merchants in Cocoa Village.
For more information, call (321) 631-9075 or email email@example.com.
Dance studio presents annual recital
The Dussich Dance Studio will present its 55th Annual Recital "The Malt Shop Years 1950s-'60s" Friday June 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday June 8 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Merritt Island High School Auditorium.
Come enjoy a night filled with dancers from ages 2 to 90.
Tickets cost $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and $9 for children.
For more information, call Dussich Dance Studio at (321) 452-2046, visit www.dussichdancestudio.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber music with a 1730 Gesu violin
On Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2030 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, the Melbourne Chamber Music Society will present a special summer concert, featuring violinist Elmar Oliveira and pianist Tao Lin.
Mr. Oliveira is the only American violinist to win the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky International Competition. He is also the First Prize winner at the Naumburg International Competition and the first violinist to receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize.
Mr. Oliveira performs on a 1730 Guarneri del Gesu violin called the "Stretton."
His program will include works by Vitali, Beethoven, Chausson and Manuel de Falla.
Tickets cost $30 for adults, and $10 for students, and are available at (321) 213-5100, online at www. MelbourneChamberMusicSociety.com, by mail at Melbourne Chamber Music Society, P.O. Box 033403, Indialantic, FL 32903 or at the door by cash, check or credit card.