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Cinco de Mayo at Port Canaveral
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with sunset, seafood and superior tequila in a dinner and cocktail party hosted by Rising Tide Tap & Table and Asombroso Tequilas.
Rising Tide executive chef Jeff Kainz has created a three-course menu that pairs perfectly with Asombroso Tequilas.
The evening begins with a passed amuse-bouche course that includes cocoa nib venison with pink peppercorn foie-gras butter and micro-radish; tequila mojo pulled Duroc pork with masa cake, micro-cilantro crème fraiche, cold smoked roe trout and crystallized habanero; Tang scallop with candied strawberry, smoked walnut, cured serrano aioli with sunflower buds; and tequila-compressed watermelon, cured finger lime sour sorbet and micro cucumber shoots.
The main course stations will feature toasted cumin hangin ‘ahi tuna, ancho cake, margarita ponzu, smoked horseradish crème and crystalized ginger; coffee-toffee crusted prime beef tenderloin, chipotle-burnt cinnamon risotto, charred tomatoes with lavender blossoms; and tequila yuzu brined lobster skewer, pickled lime blue crab cake, scorpion gastrique and Mexican mint aioli, topped with tangerine lace.
The dessert course will be unveiled at the event.
Tickets for the dinner are $ 160 per person, $ 300 per couple. An optional premium tequila flight tasting is available for an additional $ 150.
Doors open at 5:30 pm May 5, with the first course beginning at 7 pm Visit cincoattheport.com.
Groovy choral concerts in Cocoa and Titusville
Reacquaint yourself with the groovy sounds of the ’50s,’ 60s and ’70s, with the Brevard Chorale, which welcomes spring with a classic pop concert at 7:30 pm, Saturday, April 30, at the Simpkins Fine Arts Auditorium at Eastern Florida State College, 1519 Clearlake Road in Cocoa.
But wait, there’s more, for the group will reprise the performance at 7 pm, Wednesday, May 4, at the Community Church of the Great Outdoors RV-Nature & Golf Resort, 144 Plantation Drive, Titusville.
The program features chart-busters made popular by the likes of Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Karen Carpenter, Simon and Garfunkel, Dolly Parton, Sonny and Cher and more.
“Even though the years have passed, these songs are still great to sing and entertaining to hear,” said Boyles.
Admission to the Cocoa concert is $ 10 for adults and seniors and $ 5 for students, payable at the door. The groovy Titusville concert is free, but donations are welcome.
The Chorale is an all-volunteer group of mixed-voice adults from Central and North Brevard who enjoy singing quality choral music Pianist Jean Black will accompany the singers during both concerts.
For more information, visit brevardchorale.org or call 321-501-0833.
Jeremy Camp in concert
Grammy-nominated singer / songwriter Jeremy Camp presents the “I Still Believe Tour” with special guests Riley Clemmons and Jordan St. Cyr. The concert will be at Calvary Church, 2955 Minton Road, W. Melbourne on Sunday, May 1 at 7 pm
It will feature some of Camp’s biggest hits, including “Dead Man Walking,” “Keep Me in the Moment,” “When You Speak,” “I Still Believe” and more. Tickets range from $ 27 to $ 50. Call 855-484-1991 or visit platformtickets.com.
Once Upon an Orchestra
The Space Coast Symphony Chamber Orchestra will offer a musical time story for young children at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, on Saturday, April 30 at 12:30 and 1:30 pm
The concert is free with museum admission. Call 855-252-7276 or visit spacecoastsymphony.org.
The Platinum Coast Orchid Society hosts its annual show and sale, ‘A Rainbow of Orchids,’ on Friday through Sunday, April 29-May 1, starting at 9 am It will be at the Kiwanis Island Park gymnasium, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island. Admission is $ 5. Visit platinumcoastorchidsociety.org.
Neil Diamond tribute
Celebrity tribute artist Jack Berrios will perform ‘Diamond: A Neil Diamond Tribute’ at The Tangiers, 4500 Dixie Highway, Unit 1A, Palm Bay, on Saturday, April 30 at 8 pm He will sing hits such as “America,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Love on the Rocks,” “Cracklin ‘Rosie” and more. Tickets range from $ 41 to $ 46. Call 321-327-8759 or visit thetangiersflorida.com.
Students on stage
- Satellite High School presents the musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie!’ at the school’s auditorium, 300 Scorpion Court, Satellite Beach, at 7 pm April 28-30 and at 2 pm May 1. The show is about 1950’s rock star Conrad Birdie – loosely based on Elvis Presley – who is drafted into the army, but first he visits his biggest fan, small-town girl Kim MacAfee. General admission tickets are $ 12 and can be purchased at the door, or online at satellitehs.seatyourself.biz.
- Rockledge High School presents ‘Shrek the Musical’ at the school’s auditorium, 220 Rockledge Ave, at 7 pm Thursday and Friday, May 5-6, 2 and 7 pm Saturday, May 7, and 2 pm Sunday, May 8. Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film. Tickets are $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for students, available at the door. Call 321-636-3711, ext. 26102.
Get in on the act
Auditions for the original comedy ‘3 Musketeers Fractured’ will be at Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, at 7 pm Sunday and Monday, May 1-2. This is a play with music, but not a musical. No preparation is required. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Performance dates are June 10-26. Call 321-783-3127 or visit surfsideplayers.com.
One Night of Queen
Gary Mullen and the Works will perform a spectacular live concert recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of rock legends Queen. It will be at the King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, on Sunday, May 1 at 7 pm Tickets start at $ 30. Call 321-242-2219 or visit kingcenter.com.
Free pet vaccine clinic
The SPCA of Brevard is hosting a free drive-through vaccine and microchip clinic on Saturday, April 30th, at Wickham Park from 10 am – 2pm.
It will be the first of several free clinics hosted as part of their new CommUNITY initiative. They will be offering rabies vaccines, as well as distemper vaccines to dogs and FVRCP vaccines to cats, while supplies last. Additionally, they have 500 microchips for pets in need at no cost to their families.
All dogs must be on securely fitting collars and leashes (no flexi-leads) and cats and puppies must be in carriers. Call 321-567-3615 ext 245.
Giant yard sale at Indian River Colony Club
Indian River Colony Club is not your average gated golf community, so when this community composed primarily of military retirees holds a garage sale, it is anything but ordinary.
Guam. Italy. Puerto Rico. Korea. Greece. Germany. The Philippines. These are just a few of the international locations where the military veteran residents of Indian River Colony Club in Viera were once stationed, and where they accumulated treasures.
Many of these will be looking for new homes during the “IRCC Garage Sale Extravaganza” from 8 am to 2 pm, Saturday, April 30, at the community’s Maintenance Facility.
In addition to gently used household items, furniture, clothing, sporting equipment and more, the sale will feature military memorabilia, plus arts and crafts handmade by more than 40 neighborhood artisans and a table overloaded with yummy baked goods.
“Our residents are military veterans who have collected items from every corner of the world,” said Teresa Ortiz, chairperson of the Indian River Colony Club Resident Activities Council. “I am always surprised at the quality and variety of items for sale at this annual event. There are some things you just won’t find anywhere else. ”
Proceeds from items sold by the Air Force and Marine Women organizations will fund their charitable outreach efforts on the Space Coast.
Indian River Colony Club is off Murrell Road in Viera. For more information, call 256-617-9887.
‘Blue’ exhibit plus lots of art classes at Studios of Cocoa Beach
Studios of Cocoa Beach, now through the end of May, showcases the “The Blue Series,” an exhibition of the works of artist Phyllis Devericks.
Inspired by Florida’s skies and ocean, Devericks’ works evoke the dynamic range of sky and water, from tranquil to raging. Her images capture the shades of blue and green in the ocean which vary with the strength and direction of sunlight and the water’s depth.
Devericks often paints with a palette knife, using heavy pigment to create thick texture in a contemporary, abstract style.
In addition to the Devericks show, the Studios will host a series of workshops of interest to beginners and experienced artists alike.
Beginner watercolorists can benefit from Jan Bryant’s introductory class from 1 to 3 pm, Sunday, May 1. The session explores the basic supplies used to paint with watercolors and practice techniques. Fee is $ 50 and includes all materials.
From 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, May 7, the gallery is in watercolor paint party mode. Participants can create a watercolor of a blooming iris to take back home to Mom. All materials are included in the $ 50 fee.
There is something for both beginners and experienced painters in the Studios’ four-session watercolor workshop from 1 to 3 pm Sundays, May 15 and 22 and June 5 and 12. Fee is $ 100 for all classes, without supplies.
An “Introduction to Stained Glass” is slated from 6 to 9 pm Wednesdays, May 11, 18 and 25. The class covers all the basics of design, cutting glass, and finishing in the copper foil technique. Fee is $ 150 plus a $ 50 supply fee.
More paint parties are scheduled, one from 6 to 8:30 pm, Friday, May 13, and another from 6 to 9 pm, Friday, May 27. Fee is $ 45 with all materials included.
Not forgetting oil painting, the Studios will host an introductory oil painting class from 3 to 5 pm, Sunday May 28. Learn the basics of oil painting on canvas using professional materials, included in the $ 75 fee.
Studios of Cocoa Beach is at 165 Minutemen Causeway. For more information, visit studiosofcocoabeach.org, where class registration is also available.
Melbourne art’s stained glass part of St. Petersburg museum exhibit
St. Petersburg’s IMAGE Museum of contemporary glass art is currently exhibiting two of the stained-glass art lamps created by Melbourne’s Preston Studios.
“These two works are recent creations and in a manner reflect the theme of the new museum exhibition, Florida in Transformation,” said Preston Studios’ John Emery.
The show opens April 30 and runs through the end of October. Visit imaginemuseum.com.
Brevard Youth Chorus celebrates spring
There may not be a maypole around, but that won’t stop the Brevard Youth Chorus from celebrating the season or renewal in song during two upcoming concerts.
The first performance for the singers in grades four to 10 will be at 3 pm Sunday, May 1 at Central Baptist Church, 2503 Country Club Road, Melbourne. At 5 pm the same day, the concert will be repeated at Advent Lutheran Church, 7550 N. Wickham Road, Suntree.
Membership in the nonprofit chorus is open to boys and girls in public, private, charter and home-schools. This group of youngsters performs at venues and events throughout Brevard.
Contact co-director Eldean Hagans at BYCsings@gmail.com or call 321-291-3141.
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