Friday, March 13
• Swing Into Spring: Dance to music by a 20-member Big Band with two vocalists. Swing into Spring with ballroom dancing to music by a 20 piece big band with vocals by Len Fallen and Sally Hart at the Melbourne Auditorium, located at 625 E. Hibiscus Boulevard on Friday, March 13. BYOB. Snacks, soft drinks and ice available for purchase. Dance Instruction available 6-7 pm for $5.00 payable to Laura Beers. Dance tickets are $12.00. Reserved seating available only online at our website. General Admission (non-reserved) seats may be purchased at our ticket outlets: Marion Music in Palm Bay, Guitar Haven in Indian Harbour Beach, Ocean Sports World in Cocoa Beach, Genesis Boutique in Melbourne, Bold Cup Coffee in Viera, and Jans You-Frame-It in Cocoa Village. Outlets accept cash or checks only. A limited number of General Admission tickets will also be available at the door the night of the dance.
Saturday, March 14
• Indiafest: Manav Mandir presents IndiaFest 2020 on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Wickham Park, located at 2500 Parkway Drive in Melbourne. Adults: $5, children under 12 $2, and children under 5 are free. Featuring Cultural Shows, Traditional Indian Cuisines, Fashion Show, Music, Henna, Indian Cooking Demo, Arts & Crafts, Yoga Demo, Great Raffle Prizes, & More. For more information, visit indiafestbrevard.org
Tuesday, March 17
• St. Patricks Day Dinner: Holy Name of Jesus, located at 3050 Highway A1A in Indialantic, will host a St. Patrick's Day dinner on Tuesday, March 17. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children. For more information, call 321-773-2783
Saturday, March 21
• The Lao Tizer Band: On Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. The King Center Studio Theater Intimate concernt series presents The Lao Tizer Band, “Jazz Group of the Year” nominee, The Lao Tizer Band feat Chieli Minucci & Eric Marienthal make their debut appearance at The King Center’s Studio Theatre on Saturday, March 21, 2020 in support of their new, Billboard Jazz Top 10 CD/DVD combo-pack release, Songs From The Swinghouse! Led by pianist, keyboardist, composer and former “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee, Lao Tizer (Special EFX, Down To The Bone), the group also features Grammy nominated and 3x Emmy winning guitarist, producer and composer, Chieli Minucci (Special EFX), Grammy winning sax legend, Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, Lee Ritenour, The Rippingtons), Grammy winning drum phenom, Gene Coye (Larry Carlton, Terence Blanchard), and Senegalese bassist, Cheikh N’Doye (Baaba Maal, Mike Stern). Tickets start at $50. For more information, visit www.brevardmusicgroup.com
Saturday, March 21
• Bark Brew Festival: The 11th Bark Brew Fest presented by Tails and the Barkery and the Dirty Oar Beer Company will take place on on Saturday, March 21, at the Dirty Oar Beer Company from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Cocoa Village. Play St. Patrick’s Day Bingo to win a fabulous Prize! Bring your canine companion, sip your favorite libation, enjoy delicious food from Bruno’s Brah-itos Surfing Up Flavor Food Truck, and join us for an evening of fun, including raffle baskets and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds to benefit golden retrievers and golden retriever blends rescued by Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida, www.grrmf.org, a 501c3 nonprofit, whose ongoing mission is saving, protecting, and rehoming golden retrievers and golden retriever blends that have lost their home and family. Serving our community since 1991 and supported by an all-volunteer staff, donations, and foster homes, GRRMF provides intervention, medical care, a home based foster care environment, adoptions and community education. All pets must be on a leash (or in appropriate carriers) and have current vaccinations and County tags for the safety of our animals and friends.
Sunday, March 22
• Azan Shriners Annual Fish Fry: Open to the Public! Azan's Annual Fish Fry will be held Sunday, March 22, from noon until 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. Selection of Fried Fish or Chicken Strips including baked beans, French Fries, Cole Slaw and Hush Puppies. Organizer of Azan Shriners Center Annual Fish FryAzan Shriners are part of Shriners International, a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief. The Shriners' mission is straightforward. Shriners are committed to: Being the premier fraternal organization for men of good character. The fish fry will take place at the Azan Shriners Center, located at 1591 West Eau Gallie Boulevard in Melbourne. Cost is $12. For more information, contact Danny Monk at (321) 431-5004, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 27
•Spring Fling Family Dance: Out with the winter blues and in with the spring grooves. Gather the family and join us for a night of dancing, games and crafts. Tickets are limited so please purchase in advance. $8 Per Person, Children 2 & under are free. The dance will take place at Wickham Park Community Center, located at 2815 Leisure Way in Melbourne from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more information call 321-608-7490.
•Chamber Music Society: On Friday, March 27, at 7:30 pm at St. Mark's Church, Indialantic, Florida, the Melbourne Chamber Music Society will present the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in a concert of the music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Richard Strauss. Tickets are $35 adults, and $10 students, and are available at 321-213-5100, online at MelbourneChamberMusicSociety. org and at the door.
•Howard Jones head to King Center: Howard Jones has always been about the big picture. The singer, songwriter and keyboardist’s songs explore universal themes including enlightenment, transcendence, and seeing past one’s struggles in order to embrace the wider horizon beyond it. He’s sold millions of albums and had 15 top-40 global singles. While his music often overflows with addictive pop hooks, soaring vocals and creative arrangements, when you dig deeper, you’ll find those larger perspectives embedded within. The performance will take place Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets on sale starting at $63.25 with including fees. Hear him perform his global hits including “Things Can Only Get Better,” “What is Love?,” “New Song,” and the iconic “No One is to Blame.” For more information, call (321) 242.2219 or visit kingcenter.com
Saturday, March 28
•Children's Business Fair: On March 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., children discover their inner entrepreneur and have the opportunity to showcase their very own businesses at The Avenue Viera. The event will take place in the Melting Pot parking lot at the Avenues Viera, located at 2261 Town Center Avenue in Melbourne. Visit the event to see what business owners from the ages of 6 to 16 can create. They will pitch, sell and make the transactions all by themselves. Let's support these young, bright minds and help them unleash their entrepreneurial spirit. For more information, contact Nora McFarland at email@example.com
•Youth Flashlight Egg Hunt: The Lipscomb Community Center, located at 3316 S. Monroe Street in Melbourne. Will host a youth Flashlight Egg Hunt for ages 6-12 on Friday, March 28 from 6-8 p.m. $3 Per Child. Lipscomb has added a twist to your traditional Egg Hunt. Hunting in the Dark. Grab your flashlight and a bag or basket and hunt for prize-filled eggs under the stars! Refreshments will be served and parent attendance is required. The event includes a Kids Zone with face painting and crafts, kid-friendly game tents, pose with Peter Rabbit, goodie bags, and an obstacle course. For more information call 321-608-7450.
Tuesday, April 1
•The Music of Cream: The King Center, on Tuesday, April 1 will host The Music Of Cream performing Disraeli Gears & Clapton Classic. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. More than 50 years since their earth-shattering arrival onto the British music scene, the pedigree of hallowed 60’s supergroup, Cream, come together to honor the legendary band’s landmark album, Disraeli Gears. Performed in its entirety, the first set will be followed by hits and rarities from Cream, Clapton and Blind Faith. Kofi Baker (son of Ginger) and Will Johns (nephew of Eric and son of Zeppelin/ Stones/ Hendrix engineer Andy) unite with master musicians Sean McNabb and Chris Shutters to unleash the lightning that electrified a generation. This immersive live show, featuring personal stories and rare footage, offers a backstage pass like no other. Tickets start at $59.25. For more information, call (321) 242.2219 or visit kingcenter.com
Friday, April 3
•Adult Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt: Adults 18 years & up come out for an exciting egg hunt with prizes you won’t want to miss out on. The event will take place on Friday, April 3 at Wickham Park Community Center, located at 2815 Leisure Way in Melbourne from 8-10 p.m. Food & drinks will be provided but please bring a bag/basket and a flashlight for an optimal hunting experience. 18 years or older to participate. For more information call 321-608-7490.
Saturday, April 4
•Viera Wetlands Nature Festival: The 11th annual Viera Wetlands Nature Festival is a family-friendly 2-day event (April 4 and 5) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, Florida, proudly hosted by Brevard County Natural Resource Management Department and Utility Services. The event is a fundraiser, with eco-friendly and educational vendors, exhibits, classes, tours and workshops. Tours and classes will be offered with donations to support the maintenance of the site. Returning to this year’s festival is the Flight of the Raptor exhibit sponsored by the Viera Community Institute and The Viera Company. This exhibit features birds of prey, including hawks, falcons and owls. It is the perfect time to come learn what makes these birds so vital to a healthy, functional ecosystem. Visit the Viera Community Institute Facebook page closer to the event for up-to-date information. Check out vieracommunityinstitute.com/Viera-wetlands-nature-festival/ for photos and videos from past years. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://vieracommunityinstitute.com/viera-wetlands-nature-festival/
Sunday, April 5
•Senior Tap Dance Show: The Golden Steppers, a senior tap dance group, will present their 32nd annual benefit show on Sunday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, located at 300 Brevard Avenue in Cocoa. Ticket cost is $17 and can be purchased at the Box Office or online at www.CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com. For more information, call 321-636-5050.
Tuesday, April 7
•Taste of Titusville: The annual Taste of Titusville: Food Extravaganza and Business Showcase will take place on Tuesday, April 7 at the Titusville Mall in Titusville. Sample food from Titusville area restaurants and meet and greet with representatives from 70+ local businesses. This year’s event is themed “The Roaring 20s”! Event Details for Attendees - 5:00 p.m. Early Admission for Great Gatsby Ticket Holders ($50.00 per person). Enjoy first shot at sampling from local restaurants and caterers, as well as access to our Speakeasy Lounge (includes complimentary giggle water). Great Gatsby ticket holders also receive entry into special drawings for prize packages 6:00 p.m. General Admission ($20.00 per person) Enjoy your fill of samples from area restaurants and caterers, and learn more about the businesses in our area. New this year: vote for your favorites (appetizers, entrees, dessert, etc.) including a People’s Choice Award and Best Decorated Booth. Taste of Titusville is a community tradition. To register, visit https://titusvilleflcoc.wliinc16.com/events/Taste-of-Titusville-5178/register
Wedneday, April 8
•Contact with the Enemy at EFSU: Eastern Florida State University will present a Holocaust Remembrance play "Contact with the Enemy" by Frank D. Gilroy on Wednesday, April 8. will be presented at the Eastern Florida State College Melbourne Campus at the King Center for the Performing Arts in the Studio Theatre. Performances are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. A Director’s Talk will take place between performances at 6:30 p.m. Set in 1993, the play’s premise is deceptively simple. Two veterans of World War II, a businessman and a writer, meet by chance in front of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. In short order, they realize they knew each other once, having served in the same army division - and been among the soldiers to liberate one of the lesser- known camps, Ohrduf-Nord. As they enter the museum and examine the exhibits, they eventually find their recollections solicited by the guide and recorded by the volunteer historian. Uncomfortable echoes of those events cause unexpected, long-suppressed revelations to rise to the surface with one proving to be quite devastating. Admission is free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the community. For more information, contact Dr. Janet E. Rubin at email@example.com or call (321) 433-7171.