BEST BETS: See Space Coast entertainment and cultural activities on the Space Coast
The 37th annual Melbourne Arts Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Wickham Park
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Cultural Alliance is giving its best bets on entertainment and events on the Space Coast.
■ April 22-24: exhibition and sale of works of art from the Central Brevard Art Association
The Central Brevard Art Association presents an art exhibit and sale at the Cocoa Central Public Library, showcasing the unique talents of local artists. Dozens of artists will exhibit and sell a variety of original artwork and prints, photography, jewelry, silk, clay, wood, sculpture, mixed media and more! For more information, click here.
■ April 22 and 24: Indialantic Chamber Singers present two British Invasion concerts this weekend
Indialantic Chamber Singers presents two concerts this weekend with music from the Beatles, royal weddings and coronations. The Friday evening concert is at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Palm Bay and the Sunday afternoon concert is at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Indialantic. Free entry. For more information, click here.
■ April 22: Four80East at the King Center
Four80East is a Toronto-based electro-jazz duo that’s all about the groove. Drawing on their diverse musical influences, Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace have created a signature sound that combines electronic production with live instrumentation. Four80East are a mainstay of contemporary jazz radio, with eight studio albums and a live double album to their credit. For more information, click here.
■ April 23 & 24: Melbourne Art Festival at Wickham Park
The 37th annual Melbourne Arts Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Wickham Park in Melbourne. The festival will feature over 220 artists, live music, free activities for children, a student art competition, a Flamingo 5K race, various food and drink options, free admission and plenty of seating. free parking. For more information, click here.
■ April 23: Party for the Planet at Brevard Zoo
Celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo! Learn all about Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) species, sea turtle conservation, lagoon restoration and more through fun games, crafts and hands-on activities! Included with general admission to the zoo. For more information, click here.
■ April 23: Sow the Seeds Sidewalk Sale in the Historic Cocoa Village
Celebrate Earth Day weekend by shopping in your local village. Sow the seeds of savings in unique shops and sit down and enjoy food and drink in the many pubs, wine bars and eating establishments. There will be live entertainment and chances to win great prizes. Suitable for children and pets. For more information, click here.
■ April 23: Space Coast Symphony Coast to Coast concert at Eau Gallie secondary school
Travel coast to coast with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra in a captivating program that celebrates the beauty, power and mystery of nature. SCSO principal trombonist Alexis Regazzi is featured in the virtuoso centerpiece Blue Bells of Scotland. The spirited program includes two world premieres, from composers R. Michael Daugherty and Christopher Marshall, and sopranos Mary Anne Kruger and Amy Cofield return to the stage. For more information, click here.
■ April 23: Il Divo Greatest Hits Tour at the King Center
After the tragic death of Carlos Marin from Il Divo, the remaining members of the multinational group – American David Miller, Frenchman Sébastien Izambard and Swiss Urs Buhler – continue their tour in tribute to Marin. The tour includes special guest Mexican-American baritone Steven LaBrie. Il Divo is the most commercially successful classical crossover band in international music history. For more information, click here.
■ April 23: Chris Standring at the King Center in the Studio Theater
Guitarist, composer and arranger Chris Standring is one of the most prolific and successful artists on the contemporary jazz scene. With 13 Billboard Top 10 singles and 6 singles that reached number one on the chart, Jazz Monthly said of Standring, “One of the most dynamic and in-demand contemporary jazz guitarists, sultry, soulful jazz Standring’s ambient and retro-groove pop is shaped around his swaying guitar. For more information, click here.
■ April 24: Vendor’s Market at Field Manor
The Field Manor Vendor’s Market will feature Florida artists, jewelers and factories from Brevard, all on the shores of the Indian River Lagoon on Merritt Island. Proceeds will help support educational initiatives at Field Manor, a 19th century non-profit historic property. For more information, click here.
■ April 27 and 28: Come Dance with Me concert presented by the Melbourne Community Orchestra at the Melbourne Auditorium
If you enjoyed the antics of quick-witted Bugs Bunny, then the Melbourne Community Orchestra has the perfect concert for you: Come Dance With Me. The pair of concerts will feature world famous dance tunes that have been used in one or more of Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies animated films. Come Dance With Me concerts take place at the Melbourne Auditorium. Admission is free, no ticket is required. For more information, click here.
■ Until April 24: A chorus line at Titusville Playhouse
Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, this landmark work has electrified audiences around the world. Casting for a new Broadway musical is nearly complete, and for seventeen dancers, this audition is a chance or a lifetime. You won’t want to miss this unique sensation! For more information, click here.
■ Until April 24: Cash on delivery at the Melbourne Civic Theater
Get ready for a fast-paced British farce! A scammer has fooled social authorities for years by claiming all types of benefits for the countless people he claims live at his address. He is sent to scramble when welfare investigators show up and he is forced to prove that all of his boarders are, in fact, real. A hilarious comedy full of fake identities, slamming doors and a scam that spirals out of control! For more information, click here.
■ Until June: Dreamland miniature golf and more pop-up events
Dreamland Mini-Golf offers two art-infused 18-hole golf courses inside the former Foosaner Art Museum in the Eau Gallie arts district. This three-month pop-up event is produced by Derek Gores Gallery. In addition to mini-golf, Dreamland includes the Selfie Museum, The Projection Experience by Illuminated Paths, and a Dreamland Gift Shop. Open Thursday to Sunday every week. For more information, click here.
Please take this short survey about the BCA Cultural Summit
BCA is planning its next Culture Summit for later this year. We want your feedback to help us plan it. Please complete this brief CBA Culture Summits survey by April 30th. To take the survey, click here.