Thunderbirds fly over Cocoa Beach
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will soar through Brevard skies as the Cocoa Beach Air Show takes to the skies April 17 and 18. In addition to these big birds, featured performers include the GEICO Skytypers with World War II-era North American SNJ-2s and even Valiant Air Command’s venerable Normandy vet Tico Belle.
At air show headquarters at Lori Wilson Park, attendees have their choice of viewing spots. Top of the heap is the Flight Line Club, where a catered lunch and draft beer, soft drinks and water will be available at the top viewing location. Tickets for this VIP area are $185 for adults and $165 for children.
The Sand Boxes offer a reserved beach area with plenty of social distancing. Price is $224 for each box, which accommodates up to four guests.
At the Drop Zone, guests have access to on-the-beach restrooms, hand sanitizing stations, private ocean access, plus food and beverage vendors. Cost is $32 for adults and $21 for children.
Although the aerial portion runs from noon to 3:30 p.m., gates upon at 9 a.m. For more, see CocoaBeachAirShow.com.
Liquor tastings in Melbourne
Iron Oak Post in downtown Melbourne will host liquor tastings April 15 and 22.
From 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 15, a representative from Plantation Rum and Redemption Whiskey will be at the bar. The first 20 guests will receive a ceramic pineapple mug.
From 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 22, Iron Oak Post will host a Siempre Tequila Tasting. This is a ticketed event; $45 gets you three samples, two cocktails and a bottle of tequila to take home. Visit eventbrite.com and search “Siempre Tequila Tasting” to purchase tickets.
A representative from Treaty Oak Whiskey and Waterloo Gin will be at Iron Oak from 5-8 p.m. Thursday April 29.
Tastings are followed by an open mic night and music.
Iron Oak Post is at 2023 Melbourne Court, downtown Melbourne. Visit facebook.com/IronOakPost for more information.
Sushi in Satellite Beach
Nippon Thai Restaurant in Satellite Beach is currently featuring a masterful “Sensei Roll” created by the restaurant’s sushi chef extraordinaire, Thakoon “Tommy” Benjapadee and named after the extraordinary instructors of martial arts. Like the human senseis, considered to be at the top of the game, the “Sensei Roll” encapsulates everything good about sushi.
The $15.45 roll showcases tuna, crab and cucumbers topped with sashimi salad and flakes. The dish is available for dine-in, pickup or take-out using services such as GrubHub.
Nippon Thai is at 1114 State Road A1A. For more information, call 321-773-0700 or visit nipponthaisushi.com.
Go “Pillage the Village”
Historic Cocoa Village invites your crew, including the young ones and the pets, to its “Pillage the Village Sidewalk Sail,” from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, throughout the area’s many unique establishments.
Entertainment will be hither and yon as you search for perfect treasures.
For more information: 321-631-9075 or VisitCocoaVillage.com.
Bark Brew Fest at Dirty Oar
There is nothing unlucky about the number 13, particularly when it is the 13th Bark Brew Fest, presented by Tails at the Barkery from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at the Dirty Oar Beer Company, Cocoa Village.
Bring your canine companion, sip your favorite libation, enjoy delicious food from the Donkey’s BBQ Food Truck, and join us for an evening of fun, including bingo, raffle baskets and a 50/50 drawing.
All proceeds to benefit Touch of Grey Rescue, an all-volunteer organization that helps homeless senior dogs. 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.
For information, call 321-305-4584.
Cocoa Beach Triathlon
The 11th annual Cocoa Beach Triathlon takes off at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Cocoa Beach Aquatic Center.
Central Florida’s largest sprint triathlon will have more than 600 athletes cycling on A1A and running on the Cocoa Beach Golf Course. The event includes a quarter-mile swim, 12 miles of cycling and a 3.1-mile run.
Speaking of running on Sunday, April 18, the Shuttleversary 5k Run/Walk commences bright and early at 7 a.m. at the Cocoa Beach Golf Course, where participants can celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first launch of the Space Shuttle with a beautiful morning run.
For more details on these two events, visit cocoabeachtriathlon.com.
Wild about EGAD
Eau Gallery, 1429 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District, celebrates its “Wild Side” with a show of that name. The show, which features member’s favorite artworks, will crown its “People’s Choice” award winner when the exhibition ends on may 4.
Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Wedensdasy, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
For more information, call 321-253-5553 or see eaugallery.com.
Brian Regan at the King Center
Comedian Brian Regan, named a “comedian’s comedian” by Entertainment Weekly, will do his funny business at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 18, at the King Center.
Regan is the star of two Netflix stand-up specials and worked with Jerry Seinfeld to produce “Stand Up and Away! With Brian Regan,” an original half-hour series of sketch comedy and stand-up.
Tickets start at $62.50. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com
Mustang show in Titusville
Attention Mustang lovers! Valiant Air Command’s Warbird Museum, 6600 Tico Rd., will host a Mustang automobile show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.
A $20 donation includes Museum entrance and the opportunity to photograph your own Mustang in front of the XP-82 Twi Mustang Prototype Aircraft. Show cars from around the country are expected to participate.
Adult egg hunt
Because the kids shouldn’t have all the fun, the grownups are getting their own Egg Hunt, adult style. The Flashlight Egg Hunt will be held from 7 to 10 pm., Saturday, April 17, at Sand Point park, 1010 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
Admission fee of $10 for adults 18 and older includes a hunt for more than 4,000 eggs and a chance at prizes that include candies, tchotchkes, tokens, event tickets and more.
Tickets are available at tinyurl.com/b4c526ff.
Kids in the Kitchen
A signature event for the Junior League of South Brevard, “Kids in the Kitchen” this year goes virtual as a family-friendly online bingo activity to showcase how families can eat smart and make healthy lifestyle choices.
The free program is aimed at families with children in the 6-to-12 range.
This year’s event will feature a virtual bingo activity that families can complete with their children. Children can participate in up to 25 heath-focused activities to compete for raffle prizes.
The virtual bingo card opens for submission at 8 a.m. on April 16, and closes at 5 p.m. on April 25.
For more information, see JLSB.net.
Pro tennis match at Kiwi
Kiwi Tennis Club, 30 Tradewinds Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, invites the community to see Brevard’s top tennis pros in action during Friday Night Lights Pro Tennis Match from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, April 16.
Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available for sale.
For more, see kiwitennisclub.com.
Namaste! beach clean-up
Pump up the karma quotient with a special beach clean-up hosted by Keep Brevard Beautiful and HOTY Karma Yoga from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 17, at Cherie Down Park, 8330 Ridgewood Ave., Cape Canaveral.
Participants can enjoy a free mini-yoga session of standing poses 30 minutes before the cleanup. Arrive earlier to watch the sunrise.
Visit keepbrevardbeautiful.org for more details.
Boaters Exchange, 2145 U.S. 1, Rockledge, will host a Boating and Fishing expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17.
The free event features hourly fishing seminars, remote radio broadcast, vendors, giveaways, food trucks, entertainment, boat show and more.
French fete for autism
Spring Forward for Autism, together with the Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development, will host “La Fete en Rouge,” a benefit gala, from 6:30 to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at the Hilton Rialto, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne.
Proceeds from the French-style event will benefit local families with autistic children. This Illuminate the Night party features French food, an open bar, music, dancing, festive masks and mask contest, Cirque-style performers, a silent auction, live entertainment and much more.
Tickets are $125 per guest. Call 954-214-6781 or visit enrougegala.givesmart.com for tickets.
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