Live music, sip and stroll at Cocoa Beach, baking class at Satellite Beach

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Frankie Avalon takes the stage at the King Center

Frankie Avalon, the quintessential teen idol, continues to attract audiences. The stage and screen legend visits the King Center for a 7:30 p.m. performance on Friday, October 28. “We are so lucky to have him play at the King Center,” said Chad Ballard, Director of Sales and Marketing.

Avalon recorded 31 singles from 1958 to 1962, including the No. 1 hits “Venus” and “Why”. Avalon is also known for his role in the 1978 film “Grease,” in which he sings “Beauty School Dropout.” Avalon also has 30 film credits, including the famed beach party movie series that paired him with Annette Funicello. Tickets start at $49. Shop at or by calling 321-242-2219.

Suntree Church hosts concert and organ workshop

Winner of First Prize and People’s Choice Award at the American Guild of Organists’ 2022 National Young Organ Artist Competition, James Kealey is a young artist whose star is decidedly on the rise. Unsurprisingly, Kealey was selected as the 2022-23 “Rising Star” for the Advent Lutheran Church’s Pipe Organ Concert Series.

Hailing from Liverpool, England, Kealey will be the featured performer at a free pipe organ concert scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, October 30, at the Church, 7550 N. Wickham Road in Suntree. The 28-year-old will play the 2,196-pipe AE Schlueter organ during a diverse program featuring works by 19th and 20th century composers.

Now a resident of New York, he worked as associate director of music/organist at the Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, while working on his doctorate at the Eastman School of Music. Kealy will present a workshop for area organists at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 28.

Visit or call 321-259-8515.

Artist Christopher Maslow’s Gala Benefits the Brevard Prevention Coalition

“The Maslow Gala,” a one-night, immersive creative experience showcasing the artwork and community engagement of artist Christopher Maslow, will be presented by the Brevard Prevention Coalition from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 29, at Melby’s The Landing Rooftop Hotel in downtown Melbourne.

The event highlights the coalition’s “I Choose ME” social messaging strategy for youth and families in the community, which promotes positive choices that lead to positive living instead of considering drug abuse and alcohol as coping mechanisms. Maslow championed this message by lending his talents to build skills and instill hope in young people facing serious challenges.

Admission to this experience includes hors d’oeuvres from a gourmet menu curated by Maslow, plus surprises around every corner in a living gallery in a sensory-rich atmosphere. Gala guests are encouraged to embrace their own creativity with a fashionable, art-inspired dress code that encourages them to attend the event in bold and colorful evening attire. Tickets are $100 per guest. Shop at

Napa Valley Wine Dinner at Café Margaux

This month’s wine dinner at Café Margaux will feature Napa Valley wines from The Terraces Estate Winery and Vineyards, a family-owned winery with roots dating back 140 years. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, November 3 and 4, at Cocoa Village Restaurant, 220 Brevard Ave.

Considered one of Napa’s best-kept secrets, The Terraces retains the laid-back, local vibe of Napa before the region became a rock star in the wine world.

The wines will be accompanied by a six-course menu including roasted apple and winter squash soup, baby spinach salad with pecan and walnut crusted mozzarella, grilled shrimp with Meyer lemon risotto and basil, venison loin, a dish of Sequatchie Cove Creamy and Shakerag Blue cheese and a torta di mele for dessert.

The cost is $145 per person. Reserve by calling 321-639-8343. For the full menu, visit

Learn to cook perfect pies at Satellite Beach Academy

Florida Academy of Baking, 1370 State Road A1A, Suite E, Satellite Beach, will present a four-week “Perfect Pies” course from 6-8:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, and 23. Each week, participants will prepare and cook a delicious pie and, of course, learn techniques for rolling out perfect puff pastry crusts. Classes include written recipes with filling variations to recreate in the future, and bakers take home whatever they make.

Weekly courses are Salted Caramel Apple Pie, Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie, Pear, Cranberry, and Ginger Pie, and Classic Pumpkin Pie. Individual lessons are $149; or combine all four classes for $476.80, a 20% discount. Dynamic duos can share a workstation and ingredients and share costs. Sign up at or 321-622-6185.

Still playing

Dane Becker and Amanda Telebrico in the musical
  • “Jekyll & Hyde”: The musical is on stage at the Henegar Center, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne until October 30. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life in this musical adaptation of the gothic story, as murder and mayhem clash between love and virtue. Tickets start at $34. Call 321-723-8698 or visit
  • ‘dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’: Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., presents the play until November 13. This play by Jeffrey Hatcher is an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror set in the foggy streets of Victorian London. Tickets are $30. Call 321-723-6935 or visit
  • Cultober: ‘The Rocky Horror Show’: This live-action staging of the musical that inspired the 1975 cult classic follows Brad and Janet as they seek refuge in a mysterious old castle one dark and stormy night. The show runs at the Titusville Playhouse, 301 Julia Street, through October 30. Tickets start at $36. Call 321-268-1125 or visit

Dinner for Give Kids the World at Heidi’s in Cocoa Beach

November 1 is the deadline to reserve a seat for a fundraiser to be held on Tuesday, November 15 at Heidi’s Jazz Club and Restaurant, 7 N. Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach.

The three-course dinner benefits “Give Kids the World,” a Kissimmee nonprofit that offers seriously ill children and their families the opportunity to enjoy a week-long vacation at no cost. The evening includes classical music performed by talented young local musicians.

Menu selections are Chicken Rahm Schnitzel, boneless chicken fillet sautéed in lemon cream served with spätzle and fresh vegetables; Grilled salmon with lemon dill sauce served with roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables; and Wiener Schnitzel, breaded veal cutlet, served with roasted potatoes, fresh vegetables and cranberry sauce. Tickets are $300. Book at [email protected]

Melbourne Orchestra hosts Halloween-themed concert

The musicians of the Melbourne Community Orchestra will dress for the occasion during concerts on October 26 and 27 at the Melbourne Auditorium.  The public is also invited to dress up.

It’s time for ‘Suites & Treats’, the Melbourne Community Orchestra’s musical treat at 7pm on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, October 26 and 27, at the Melbourne Auditorium 625 Hibiscus Boulevard.

The program for this Halloween-themed concert includes “Night on Bald Mountain”, “Danse Macabre”, “Apparitions” by Massenet, “March of the Dwarfs” by Edward Grieg, “Water Goblin” and the haunting composition ” Once Upon a Midnight Grimm.

To top it off, students from The Dance Zone will be featured on stage as the orchestra performs Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller.”

Admission to the concert is free, no ticket is required. Since the orchestra will be dressed in Halloween regalia, the public is encouraged to dress the same. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the best seats. Visit or call 321-285-6724 for more information.

Halloween sip and stroll at Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach’s Sip ‘n Stroll is turning into “A Grave Affair” in honor of Halloween this month. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 29, visitors can sample wines, beers and ciders along a promenade of more than 30 unique businesses.

Regular tickets are $30 and include a commemorative mug, card, and exchange bag to fill with treats. $65 VIP tickets, in addition to the usual freebies, include a rooftop party from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with more wine and beer, some meals, a costume contest, music from Mondo Tikis, and a raffle for gift baskets. A limited number of VIP tickets are available. Check in from 4-6 p.m. on the first floor of the parking garage at 3 S. Orlando Ave. Tickets must be purchased in advance at

LaPorte Farms Fall Festival

The family event will be held at LaPorte Farms, 7700 129th Street, Sebastian on Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be train rides, a mechanical bull, pony rides, a Home Depot children’s workshop, and more. . A costume contest begins at 2 p.m. Admission is $2. Visit

Educational Symposium on Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease affects nearly one million people in the United States, and 4,000 of them live in Brevard. For patients with Parkinson’s disease and their families, new information brings hope and a better understanding of the progressive disease of the nervous system, which mainly affects middle-aged and elderly people.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, the Brevard Parkinson’s Alliance will present a “Pakinson’s Symposium” at the Center for Collaboration, 1100 Rockledge Blvd. (US 1), Rockledge, for a discussion of the latest research, drugs and treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

The free educational event will feature a panel of health and wellness professionals from across the region. Attendees can find information on exercise, nutrition, mental health, benefits for veterans, resources for caregivers and more. Lunch will be provided.

Pre-registration is required to ensure an accurate count from lunch sponsor, ClinCloud Clinical Research. To register, visit or call 321-751-6771.

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