'La Cage Aux Folles' at Surfside Playhouse
After 20 years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician.
Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as "normal" when he meets the family of the bride-to-be, but Alvin has other plans, with hilarious results.
La Cage Aux Folles plays at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, though Nov. 18, at the Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.
Cost is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and active military and $15 for students.
For more information, call (321) 783-3127 or visit www.surfsideplayers.com.
Space Coast State Fair in Viera
The Space Coast State Fair will be held at the Space Coast Stadium Fairgrounds in Viera through Sunday, Nov. 18.
There will be games of skill, mechanical thrill rides, ears of roasted corn, Polish and Italian sausages to be sold, barbeque, cotton candy and funnel cakes.
More than 2 million people have attended the Space Coast State Fair.
National acts and famous rock bands will perform.
There will be free (34) unlimited rides and free shows with fair admission.
There will be a free family circus and a beer and wine garden with live music, ranging from country to old-fashioned rock n' roll.
There will be a county, city and government workers day, a buy-one-get-one-free day, a motocross stunt show, a monster truck show and a special color guard for a Veterans Day celebration.
There will also be a bull-riding bash with a rock concert with the Stones Clones following.
For a complete listing of fair dates, event times and ticket information, call (321) 327-02753 or visit spacecoaststatefair.com.
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra events
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present Mahler's Fifth at the following times and locations:
. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9,
at St. John the Evangelist
Catholic Church, 5655
Stadium Parkway, Viera.
. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10,
at The Scott Center, Holy
Academy, 5625 Holy
Trinity Drive, Melbourne.
. 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11,
at Trinity Episcopal
Church, 2365 Pine Ave.,
Fuchs' "Canticle to the Sun" concerto for horn and orchestra and Mahler's "Symphony No. 5" will be presented.
For more information, call (855) 252-7276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Musical Salute to Veterans'
The Platinum Coast Chorus will perform at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Veterans Administration Clinic in Viera at 2900 Veterans Way.
This will be a "Musical Salute to Veterans."
For more information, visit www.platinumcoastchorus.com.
Space Coast BBQ & Music Festival
The Space Coast BBQ & Music Festival will take place Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wickham Park Pavilion adjacent to the Brevard Community College campus on Wickham Road, Melbourne.
Professional BBQ teams from all over Florida will meet to compete for visitor taste-bud-enjoyment in a day filled with fun, food and music.
In addition to the food, this family friendly event will provide a variety of musical entertainment composed of blue grass, Christian, country and gospel music.
There will also be numerous crafters and vendors, a car show and a kids' corner to include rides and games.
This official barbecue event is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association.
For more information about event sponsorship, barbecue competition or vendor spaces, call Bob Touchston at (321) 506-1695 or visit www.spacecoastbbqfestival.com.
Seafood and Art Festival
The North Brevard Seafood and Art Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11, at Crackerjacks, 2 A. Max Brewer Memorial Parkway, Titusville.
There will be a beer garden, local art contest, local area entertainment, art vendors, a "kids spot," fresh local seafood and live music.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Studio of the Arts.
For more information, call (321) 987-5682.
Holiday Gift Concert
The Space Coast Pops Orchestra will present its 27th Annual Holiday Gift Concert at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Merritt Island First Baptist Church, on S.R. 520 and Courtenay Parkway.
The concert is a gift to the public, and the public may respond by bringing a gift of canned or dry provisions to be delivered to the Central Brevard Sharing Center. A financial donation to the POPS also would be appreciated.
Guest conductor Clair Christy returns with a program of music that carries the special touch of his selections. It includes both spiritual and patriotic selections and marches, plus classic classical numbers from Broadway and Hollywood and some for the holidays.
Featured performers include singers Sally and Clay Hart, formerly with the Lawrence Welk TV Show.
Also performing will be Brevard County icons Joan Taddie, super drama teacher and vocalist, and Mark Nelson, renowned conductor of instrumental music and professional vocalist.
Admission is free, but tickets are required and are available at the usual locations.
Call (321) 632-7445 for more ticket information.
The event is sponsored, in part, by the American Federation of Musicians, and Local 389 in Orlando, Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, Brevard Cultural Alliance, Merritt Island First Baptist Church and individual donors.
'Magic & Mayhem' dinner and show
"Magic & Mayhem" is a buffet dinner, magic and comedy show every Saturday at the International Palms Resort and Conference Center, 1300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach.
Dinner is at 6 p.m., with the show at 7:15 p.m.
Cost for adults is $19.95, with a $15.95 cost for children. Reservations are recommended, and group rates are available.
For more information, call (800) 206-2747.
Donnie Hair's 'Live Cage Fights'
Amateur MMA & Muay-Thai kickboxing will be Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at Levelz Night Club, Melbourne.
This event is hosted by Don "The Dragon" Wilson, 11-time world kickboxing champion and Hollywood action star.
Donnie Hair is the president of USA Kickboxing MMA Promotions.
For more information, visit www.donthedragonwilson.com, www.livecagefight.com, call (321) 208-3962 or email Donniehair@gmail.com.
Third Annual JazzZoo
National recording jazz artist Slim Man with the Danny Morris Band and Rod Macdonald & The Rovers will perform at the JazzZoo at the Brevard Zoo, 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
Catering will be by 18 different local establishments.
All-inclusive general admission costs $50 and includes unlimited food, beer and wine.
Fore more information, call (321) 783-9004, email email@example.com or visit www.brevardmusicgroup.com.
Swing, swing, swing
Clarinetist Syl Lafata will appear with his swing jazz quintet from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Space Coast Jazz Society concert in the Cocoa Beach Country Club, 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach.
Tickets at the door cost $7 for society members, $10 for non-members, with students free.
For more information, call (321) 453-4191.
'Second Sunday in the Park'
The guest for the "Second Sunday in the Park" series at St. John's Park in Old Eau Gallie will be the Dixie Highway Blue Grass Band on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. Bring a chair, a blanket and a picnic if you wish. With rain, the event can be moved inside.
For more information, visit www.stjohnsmlb.org or call (321) 777-0168.
Fort Benning Army Band
Honor America and the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum has announced that the Fort Benning Army Band from Georgia will be performing at the Melbourne Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
The concert begins at 6 p.m., and the doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets for the concert are required and are available at the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum only. The museum is open Tuesday thru Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and on Saturday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
This concert is free for the general public.
The museum is at 1601 Hickory St., Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 727-1776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melbourne Municipal Band prepares for 'British Invasion'
Join the Melbourne Municipal Band for a free concert that highlights the classical and popular gems of British music on Nov. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne.
The program, described as "bloody brilliant" by conductor Staci Cleveland, will feature selections ranging from traditional compositions to the Beatles and James Bond, including "Yesterday," "Love," "Welsh Ayres and Dances" and "The Standard of St. George March."
There is no charge for the concert, and tickets are not required.
Call (321) 724-0555 or visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org for more information.
'Drumline' live at the King Center
The King Center for the Performing Arts will present "Drumline" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
Cost is $32.
This show brings show-style marching bands to the theatrical stage.
For more information, visit www.drumlinelive.com, www.kingcenter.com or call (321) 242-2219.
Stonefire Jazz and Art Festival
Stonefire Jazz and Art Festival, a two-day event, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, will feature jazz with Jaqueline Jones on Friday, from 5-10 p.m. Admission cost $10.
On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the festival will have art vendors and live music with Dee Lucas, Reflections Band and Sol Y Mar, featuring Lindy Romez. Admission $25, or a two-day pass for $30, at the Stonefire Art Studio, 2500 S. Washington Ave, Titusville.
For more information, call (321) 652-6363, (321) 225-2145 or visit www.stonefire.org.
Rivalry Run and tailgate party
The Running Zone will present the Brevard Rivalry Run (two teams, two miles) and tailgate party at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Wickham Park BCC Pavilion on Wickham Road.
The event will benefit the Seminole and Gator clubs of Brevard.
Register online at register.runningzone.com.
'Falling leaves' weekend of dancing
The North Brevard Senior Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville, presents November's "Falling leaves weekend of dancing" Friday, Nov. 16, with line dancing 7-10 p.m.
All dances will be by request.
Cost is a $5 cover charge
For more information, call (321) 267-0195.
On Saturday night, Steve Kirsner will play 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members.
For more information, call Fred Phillips at (321) 268-2333.
Melbourne Chamber Music Society Concert Series
The opening concert of the 2012-2013 Melbourne Chamber Music Society Series will take place at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Indialantic on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The world famous Kuss String Quartet from Germany will be featured, along with the Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medal Winner, pianist Jon Nakamatsu. Quartets by Mozart, and Benjamin Britten will be performed, along with the ever popular piano quintet by Robert Schumann.
Tickets are available by phone at (321) 213-5100, online at MelbourneChamberMUsicSociety.com, by mail at Melbourne Chamber Music Society, P. O. Box 033403, Indialantic, FL 32903, or by cash, check or credit card at the door.
Different Worlds Band to play at Space Coast State Fair
Different Worlds Band will play the Space Coast State Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, on the Coors Light Main Stage, from 3-6 p.m.
Different Worlds is a band made from many influences. They have members that range in age from late 20s to "seasoned."
These handpicked musicians come from backgrounds in gospel, blues, soul, rock, reggae, and "blue eyed soul."
Their differences in generation, music and upbringing are formidable; however, Different Worlds Band brings these cultural gaps together to bring a fresh new approach to their most common denominator ... the music.
Different Worlds Band are quickly becoming an area favorite in local clubs and venues, performing and array of rock and soul.
They bring unique energy and vocal harmonies to each selection, with a reverence to the artists that brought these songs to life.
These selections include classics from Eric Clapton to Marvin Gaye, Rare Earth to the Temptations and The Four Tops.
This fresh new sound is really just a return to some of the best music recorded from some of music's greatest artists.
They will take you on journeys through the Stax Recording Era out of Memphis, to the psychedelic street of the '70s; then off you go to the Motor City of Detroit for a trip down Motown Boulevard.
Different Worlds is most definitely one of the "must see" acts coming to the State Fair this year.
The Space Coast State Fair will be held at Space Coast Stadium. The concert is free to the public.
For more information, contact Kenny Michaels at (321) 759-4435 or visit www.differentworldsband.com.
'Critter Run' in Cocoa
The Central Brevard Humane Society will host its 15th Annual Critter Run on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. at the Humane Society, 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa.
The cost to participate in the poker run will be $7 per hand or two hands for $10. All vehicles are welcome.
The run begins at the Central Brevard Humane Society and will end at Dog 'n' Bone British Pub, 9 Stone St., Cocoa Village.
The 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 live entertainment by the Big Daddy Band, beginning at 1 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded for "best," "worst" and "mystery" hands.
Event sponsors include ABATE of Florida Inc. - Brevard Chapter, Sally Bargain Barn & Pawn Shop and the AT&T Real Yellow Pages.
Other sponsorship opportunities are available at different levels, and donations are greatly appreciated.
If you would like more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Theresa Clifton at (321) 636-3343 or email email@example.com.
All proceeds from this event helps to 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 crittersavers.com.