Cultural Calendar

ONGOING – NEW EXHIBIT

McKee Botanical Garden presents the Nature Connects LEGO Exhibition, opening on Saturday, November 5th, by world-renowned artist Sean Kenney and will be on display through May 7th This year’s exhibition features thirteen larger-than-life sculptures built with over 300,000 LEGO pieces as well as a LEGO Brick Build Station. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am-5 pm Sunday: Noon – 5 pm.

THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3, 4 & 5

The J.M. Stringer Gallery, 3465 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach opens the season with Old Friends, New Faces celebrating the recent work of the gallery’s long-standing artists and welcomes several new talents to the family. Enjoy a wine and hors d’oeuvres opening reception on Thursday, November 3rd from 4-8pm. The reception continues through Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th from 11am-6pm.

The US Navy Seal Museum in Fort Pierce presents its 31st Annual Muster, a weekend-long, family-friendly event including SEAL tactical demonstrations, inspirational speakers, food, drinks, and music from Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6. The outdoor venue is free of charge and activities begin at 9 am on Friday. Museum entry, including the new Cold War Gallery, is half price on November 5th. Visit navysealmuseum.org.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

“Heart of Oak” will perform at the Library Coffee House on Friday, November 4, from 7 to 9 pm at the North Indian River County Library. This duo performs Celtic and sea songs as well as all genres of music. The evening will include an open mike for poetry reading. Gourmet coffee and cookies will be served. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.

The Pelican Island Audubon Society presents “A Taste Of Honey From Around The World” on Friday, November 4 at 7 pm at the Audubon House, 195 9th Street SE (Oslo Rd.) beginning at 7 pm. Honey tastes very different depending upon where the bees collect their pollen. Using crackers, cheese, chocolate, etc.,enjoy the opportunity to try different honeys from around the world including local honey. This event is family friendly with raffles, gifts, & prizes. Tickets $25 advance /$30 at the door. Call 772-567-3520.

The Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street in Vero Beach presents “A Walk in the Woods”, a series of landscape paintings by Barry Shapiro on view through November 30. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce hosts 21 Blue: Blues for the 21st Century on Friday November 4 at 7 pm. Tickets: $25 (ind.)/$40 (for 2)/$10 (students) available at SunriseTheatre.com.

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY STROLL

The First Friday Gallery Stroll will be on November 4 from 5 to 8 pm. Make sure to catch a ride on the new stroll trolley! Here’s a preview:

–The Other Half Gallery opens for the season showing new works by artists Ann Lee Fuller, Gerda Van Leeuwen, Peter Yamaoka, Nat Thomas, Helane Levine-Keating as well as Kari Pagnano, Pat Pagnano, Janice DeMarino. and Inverna Lockpez.

–Tiger Lily Art Studios & Gallery hosts the annual Chicken Soup for the Potters Soul, soup tureen show from November 1 thru November 4. The tureens will be raffled off at the stroll at 7:30 pm.

–Gallery 14 presents Emotional Landscapes of an Alien World: Ocean Forms in Watercolor, consisting of sea creatures in undulating patterns of fluid movement by Liduine E. Bekman as well as images of Think Pink, October’s exhibit.

–The Artists Guild Gallery presents guest artist, Rebecca Van Cordt’s paintings “From Florida to Fantasy” as well as new work by the gallery’s artists.

–Main Street Vero Beach and its resident artists present guest artist, Paulette Visgeclia, a fabric artist whose influences are Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Kandinsky, O’Keefe and Chagall.

–Flametree Clay Gallery features new clay works from a variety of artists, both functional and decorative in “Deck the Halls” on view through December with gifts and ornaments.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4 & 5

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

–Live in the Loop Outdoor Stage – featuring local musicians, East Harbor (Originals, Rock) on Friday and Bobby Owen Band (Classic Rock) on Saturday from 6 to 9:30 pm. Free to the public.

–Howl at the Moon Experience – showcasing musicians Ken Gustafson and Katie Pinder Brown. Tickets $16-$22. Call 772-231-6990

— Festival of Trees Holiday Workshop – November 7 – 17.

–“Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash” through November 15. Visit RiversideTheatre.com for more information.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5

The Vero Beach Elks Lodge, 1350 26th Street, is holding its annual Lobsterfest on Saturday, November 5. Cocktails 5, Dinner 6, featuring Lobster or Beef Filet w/baked pots, cole slaw and dessert. Enjoy music from 6 to 9 pm by the Groovin Groundhogs. For reservations ($25) call 772-562-8450.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Vero Beach native Becky Holbrook Loar comes home to debut her new CD, “How Can I Keep From Singing” with a concert on Sunday, November 6 from 4 to 6 pm at First Baptist Church in Vero Beach. Featuring the classic music of the church with such songs as How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings, I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked, Jonah and the Whale, and the signature song How Can I Keep From Singing. The concert is free.

Image: Becky Loar (WEB cfp)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7

The American Association of University Women presents the Book Review Breakfast on Monday, November 7th with Carolyn Thornton Nelson of Career Source to review “Dreams” by Olive Schreiner at 9:30 am at the Richardson Center on the campus of Indian River State College. Free.

The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony’s Fall Concert Series features its first concert on November 7th at 7 pm at the Saint Edwards School’s Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts. The music presentations are Beethoven’s Overture to Egmont Op. 84, Bach’s Air on a G String, Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Op 80, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, Fourth Movement and Bach’s Toccata in Fugue in D Minor. Tickets ($10) are available at the door.

UPCOMING

INTERPRETIVE DANCE AT THE MUSEUM OF ART

The Vero Beach Museum of Art and Ballet Vero Beach presents the first Interpretive Dance Series performance on Wednesday November 9 at 7 pm. Camilo A. Rodriguez will use neo-classical movement vocabulary and the music of Edvard Grieg to create a beautiful and inspiring trio interpreting the Paintings by Bruce Marsh. Matthew Carter will weave imagined stories into a classical duet reflecting the bygone era depicted in The American Spirit: Selections from the Manoogian Collection. And, Adam Schnell will tackle the complicated but uplifting subject matter of David Drake: Potter and Poet, all with Ballet Vero Beach’s professional dancers. Tickets are $35 Members/$40 Non-Members or $60 for two performances, including one scheduled on February 17. Visit VeroBeachMuseum.org.

The Vero Beach Art Club presents Art-tini, a judged exhibit to benefit local art students on Thursday, November 10. Guests will enjoy cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres in the Springhill Suites by Marriott, 5115 Indian River Blvd. Exhibit hours are 3 to 8 pm with the cocktail reception beginning at 5 pm. Please reserve for the reception by calling the Marriott Hotel at 772-978-9292.

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