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Arts notes - Melbourne
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Posted: 2012 Oct 26 - 00:27

It's 'Rocky Horror' time again

Surfside Playhouse ushers in the Halloween season with the notorious rock 'n' roll musical tribute to 1950s sci-fi/horror B-movies, the "Rocky Horror Picture Show," back for its 11th straight year, directed by Nick Henn.

Your enjoyment of this delightfully skewed movie will be amplified by a shadow cast of highly trained, costumed hecklers guaranteed to thrill you, chill you and fulfill you.

Performance nights are Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, at 11:59 p.m.

Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.

Tickets cost $10 general admission, and are available at the box office, at (321) 783-3127 or through Online Ticketing at www.surfsideplayers.com.

CAUTION: Mature Audiences Only. Contains strong language and adult themes, and the movie is rated R for violence and sexual situations. Presented by special arrangement with Criterion Pictures.

Barbershop Harmony Society

The Greater Canaveral Chapter of The Barbershop Harmony Society invites all men who like to sing to join them as they prepare to present a program of holiday music at several venues throughout the month of December.

The program will include such holiday favorites as "Silent Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Away in a Manger" and "Jingle Bells."

Rehearsals are from 7-8:15 p.m. every Tuesday in the Choral Room in the Fine Arts Building ( No. 4) on the Cocoa Campus of Brevard Community College, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa.

For more information, call Arlan Ropp at (321) 636-0900.

Table Top Arts & Craft Show

The Stonefire Art Studio and Gallery is hosting its monthly Table Top Arts & Craft Show Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stonefire Art Studio, 2500 S. Washington Ave, Titusville.

The fee per table is $15, plus tax. All art work must be original.

The art show is a venue for local artists to show and sell their wares, and the proceeds of the fee will pay for art classes for underprivileged children.

Please register to reserve your spot by calling Betty at (321) 264-9266 or email ninaki2000@yahoo.com

For more information, visit www.stonefire.org.

'Channel Cats' Drag Racing in the 1950s

The stage production of "'Channel Cats,' Drag Racing at Tico Airport in the '50s," is compiled by Roz Foster, from a journal written by Darrell Hardister.

It is about a group of teenagers, who made a difference in the community by forming a drag racing club in the 1950s, called The "Channel Cats" to promote safe driving.

They were sanctioned by Nascar and drag raced on the strip at Tico Airport in the 1950s.

It's all about the "love affair with their cars" that involved community participation and support.

It will include 1950s' music, vintage photos of racing cars and club members, as well as vintage film of the races.

"Channel Cats" members will participate on stage, including Darrell Hardister, Blackie Raulerson, Mike Ramer and Carl Jones.

Copies of the revised journal will be available for $20 at the theater with members of the "Channel Cats" present to sign them during intermission.

Proceeds will benefit the North Brevard Heritage Foundation and the Emma Parrish Theater.

The play is scheduled, so people coming into town for "Cracker Weekend" may attend.

The play will be at Emma Parrish Theater, Titusville, Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m., and tickets will cost $15.

Tickets will be available for sale at the North Brevard Historical Museum, The Emma Parrish Theater, The Titusville Chamber of Commerce and The historic Pritchard House.

For more information, call Darrell Hardister at (321) 267-1273, Roz Foster at (321) 267-4480 or visit www.pritchardhouse.com.

'Under the Harvest Moon' fundraiser at Rockledge Gardens

The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse will host a "Under the Harvest Moon" fundraiser, Sunday Oct. 28, at 5:30 p.m., at Rockledge Gardens, U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge.

The second fundraiser of its kind, held by the Cocoa Village Playhouse at Rockledge Gardens, the event will include gourmet food from Carrabba's Italian Grill of Merritt Island, with live entertainment by the Cocoa Village Playhouse performers.

Sponsorships are available at $300, $500 and $1,000, with individual tickets starting at $75 and additional discounts for Aladdin Society members.

Proceeds from the event will support the renovation of the playhouse, as well as the Cocoa Village Playhouse STARS Youth Program.

For more information about the event, contact Delores Spearman at delores@cocoavillageplayhouse.com.

For more information about The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, visit www.cocoavillageplayhouse.com.

To contact the box office, call (321) 636-5050.

Christmas cards and gifts workshop

Participants will create six Christmas cards, two each of three different designs, and stamp four tile coasters in this 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, class at the Art Gallery of Viera.

To register, email reenathan@bellsouth.net or call (321) 961-2350.

Fifth Avenue Holiday Craft Show

The Holiday Craft Show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Friday, Nov. 2 through Monday, Dec. 31, has added more handmade, one-of-a-kind crafts, both functional and decorative, from the country's best artisans.

There will be blown glass, handmade dolls and books, pottery, unique Christmas ornaments, jewelry and more. It is a place to get all your holiday shopping done, with unique gifts to please the pickiest person, in all price ranges.

For 30 years, the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Ave., Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne, has been known for the best in hand-crafted gifts for friends and family.

The First Friday Art Walk will be Friday, Nov. 2, 5:30-8 p.m.

Visit with the artists, as you peruse the artwork and enjoy light refreshments. The reception is free and open to the public.

Afterward, continue your stroll down the street to enjoy dinner and other shops and galleries.

For more information, call (321) 259-8261 or visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.

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