Garden Party with Music in the Park
Celebrate survivorship and thank the community with a Garden Party With Music in the Park Friday, Nov. 2, from 5-9 p.m. at Riverfront Park, 434 Delannoy Ave., Cocoa Village.
Music will be provided by local physician-led bands, and there will be food. Bring your own blanket. The event is free.
The event is brought to you by the Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Foundation.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 426-5145.
Golf charity event at Sherwood
On Nov. 3, there will be a golf charity event at the Sherwood Golf Club in Titusville.
The proceeds of this event will help the Wounded Warrior Project achieve its mission to honor and empower wounded warriors.
The Wounded Warrior Project receives no federal funding and relies solely on the generous support of corporate and individual sponsors.
The Sherwood Golf Club is located at 4335 London Towne Road, Titusville.
The golf tournament is scheduled for an 8 a.m. shotgun, following a color guard ceremony at 7:45 am.
A silent auction, 50/50 and raffle will be held following the tournament, with lunch and karaoke to follow.
For more information, call (321) 267-4672 or email email@example.com.
'Taste of Petty's' benefit
Petty's Suntree, 6115 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, will present a benefit for the Cancer Centers of Brevard Foundation Saturday Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist local cancer patients with their basic living expenses.
Enjoy good food, taste the best wines, amazing raffle items, live music by Tony Castro, lots of fun and enjoying the company of good friends.
Cost is $10 for a tasting glass.
For more information, call (321) 426-5145.
An all-new film festival in Palm Bay
The eighth edition of the "15 Minutes of Fame" independent film festival will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Palm Bay Dollar Movie theatre, l160 Malabar Road, Palm Bay.
More than 40 films, from two to 15 minutes long, will be shown at the event. They will be presented in two-hour blocks, beginning at 1 p.m., and continuing throughout the day.
Festival sponsors Ray and Migdalia Etheridge report that they have selected films "for every taste," including comedy, drama, documentaries, animation and music videos.
The Etheridges started the festival in 2009 to offer a public showcase for quality independent films, produced by emerging filmmakers from around the world.
The festival will also include several films made by filmmakers from Florida State University and Full Sail University, as well as several films from Brevard filmmakers.
Foreign entries are from Italy, Germany, Russia, Canada, Spain and Taiwan.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nov2012.weebly.com.
'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.
The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show comes to Titusville
Best known for their highly entertaining "retro country" stage show, The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show rolls into Titusville for a single concert on Saturday, Nov. 3.
The 7 p.m. show is at the North Brevard Shrine Club, 545 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
Based in Texas, the group captures the irrepressible and audience pleasing quality of country and bluegrass acts of the 1940s and 50s.
The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show cultivates an "old school" sound, performing around a single vintage RCA 44 ribbon microphone. Their retro authenticity in concert and recordings has brought them acclaim as one of the most recognizable groups in bluegrass today.
Order $21 tickets online at www.JTsBluegrass.com or call (321) 222-7797 for more information.
Heart with Ann and Nancy Wilson at the King Center
The group that brought you "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," "Straight On" and more, are coming to the King Center in Melbourne Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m.
Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments, too, making them the first women in rock to do so.
They also had huge hits in "These Dreams," "Alone," "What About Love," "If Looks Could Kill" and "Never."
Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band sold more than 35 million albums, sold out arenas worldwide and found its way into the soundtrack of American life through radio, motion pictures and television.
Grammy award winner Shawn Colvin will also play.
Tickets start at $47.50, plus fees.
"Picnic on the Patio" will be at 6 p.m. Maxwell's will also be open.
The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 242-2219 or visit www.kingcenter.com.
'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, Nov. 3-18, 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.
Comedy in Melbourne
Groucho's Comedy Club, at Club 52, 1100 S. Wickham Road, Melbourne, presents comedians Dak Rakow and Juanita Lolita at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
Cost is $12 per person, and doors open at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, call (321) 259-9800.
'Woof It Up' in Cocoa Village
The Central Brevard Humane Society will present the Seventh Annual Woof It Up from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Riverfront Park, 401 Riveredge Blvd., Cocoa Village.
Shelter dogs will be showcased.
All proceeds will go to help provide care to the homeless animals in Brevard County.
For more information, call (321) 636-3343 or visit www.crittersavers.com.
Jazz quintet at music center
The Christian Tamburr Jazz Quintet, with special guest on trumpet Dominick Farinacci, will perform at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Atlantic Music Center, 25 S. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
Cost is $27 and $20 for students younger than 18.
Call (321) 768-2221 for tickets, reservations and information.
'Music on a Sunday Afternoon'
The Platinum coast Chorus Sweet Adelines International Chapter will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach, at "Music on a Sunday Afternoon."
For more information, call (321) 868-1104.
Space Coast State Fair in Viera
The Space Coast State Fair will be held at the Space Coast Stadium Fairgrounds in Viera Thursday, Nov. 8 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.
'A Salute to Our Veterans' dance
Active-duty military members and veterans will receive free admission to the Swingtime Jazz Band's "A Salute to Our Veterans" dance on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne.
The dance will include a wide variety of music, including popular swing, waltz, polkas and Latin selections.
Swingtime vocalists Sally Hart, a singing star with the Lawrence Welk Show, and Len Fallen, another local favorite, also will be featured.
The dance begins at 7 p.m. Those who would like to brush up on their dancing skills can do so from 6-7 p.m., when Laura Beers, at www.adancersvoice.com or (321) 751-4766, offers lessons. The fee for lessons is $5, payable to the instructor.
Dance tickets cost $5 in advance or $7 at the door for non-veterans/active-duty.
More information about the event, ticket locations, and the band is available by visiting www.melbournemunicipalband.org or by calling (321) 724-0555.
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 email@example.com.
'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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.brevardmusicgroup.com.
'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.
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.
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.