Cultural Calendar


Riverside Theatre “Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash” through November 13. Visit  or call the Box Office at  772-231-6990.


weekend-web_cultural-connection-rob-kenna-kaitlin-ruby-derrick-paulThe Vero Beach Theatre Guild, 2020 San Juan Avenue, presents Evita, winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, opening on Thursday, November 10 with performances through Sunday, November 27.   Evita is based on the life of Argentina’s iconic First Lady, Eva Peron.  For tickets, ($28/$30, students under 18 half price) call 562-8300 or visit 



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Foyer Gallery of Art located at the Emerson Center/Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach presents still life paintings by artist Aksel Sand Pederson.  Visit the Gallery and meet the artist on Thursday, November 10 from 5 to 7 pm  just before the Humanities Series Lecture.  This exhibit is on view through December.  The Foyer Gallery of Art is open Monday through from 10 am to 4 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm.


weekend-military-moms_webphoto-credit-sue-thielkeThe Military Moms Prayer Group’s 11th Annual Holidays for Heroes program is underway to help our troops deployed for the holidays.  Now through December 15, pick up a special Mailing Kit to fill with goodies for our troops.  Each kit contains a flat-rate box, a customs form, an address of a deployed soldier, sailor, airman, or marine, and an idea list of items to send in the package. For a  list of pick up locations, visit




The Emerson Center, 1590 27 Avenue in Vero Beach presents Rick Smith, Jr. on Thursday November 10 at 7 pm for a presentation of Patrick Smith’s Florida is a Land Remembered to include insightful video clips and personal anecdotes of his late author father.  Free.  Arrive early to “Meet the Artist”, Askel Pederson, from 5 to 7 pm in the Foyer Gallery at the Emerson Center.

The Center for Spiritual Care presents Nina Dockery, PhD discussing Anger–The Rooster of Spiritual Awakening on Thursday, November 10th from 1 to 3 pm.  Visit for details or call 772-567-1233.

The Treasure Coast Rock & Gem Society will discuss jewelry making techniques and rock & mineral identification at the meeting on November 10 at 7 pm at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 475 43rd Avenue.


The Vero Beach Elks Lodge, 1350 26th Street is having a Veterans Day Tribute on Friday, November 11 with cocktails at 5 pm; Presentation of Colors 5:30 followed by dinner.  Veterans Eat Free.  All others $5/pp.  Music by Johnny Nick.  Reservations: 772-562-8450.

Arts & Culture in St. Lucie County

weekend-bobbybonesSunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents ,   Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots performing musical comedy on Friday, November 11 at 8 pm  Tickets: $28/$53(VIP).  Visit for details.



–Live in the Loop Outdoor Stage – featuring local musicians, Kindred Kilts (Pub Folk) on Friday and Bobby & The Blissters (Blues) on Saturday from 6 to 9:30 pm.  Free to the public.

–Comedy Zone- Winter Nights –  showcasing comedians Sid Davis and BC Murphy.Tickets $16-$22.

— “Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash” through November 15. Visit  or call the Box Office at  772-231-6990.


The Garden Club of Indian River County, 2526 17th Avenue in Vero Beach is holding its annual Yard, Household and Plant Sale on Saturday, November 12 from 7:30 am to 1 pm.

The Unity Spiritual Center of Vero Beach, 950 43rd Avenue, is holding a Holiday Gift Bazaar, Arts & Crafts on Saturday, November 12 from 9 am to Noon.  Jump start holiday shopping with unique handcrafted items.  Refreshments will be available for sale.

weekend-tumbleweed-photo-jpegSebastian Inlet State Park presents Tumbleweed, a three piece rock and roll band with a slice of electric blues on Saturday, November 12 from 7 to 9 pm.  The concert is free with regular park entry fees.

The Oceanside Business Association presents Sunset Saturday Night on November 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm featuring the St. John’s Wood  Free.


The Laura Riding Jackson Foundation is hosting “Writing a Killer mystery: The Basics” with Author Elaine Viets on Saturday, November 12 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Indian River Shores Community Center, 6001 A1A, Indian River Shores.  To sign up, visit



The Vero Beach Choral Society in collaboration with the Vero Beach High School Philharmonic Orchestra will be “Going for Baroque” on Sunday, November 13 at 4 pm at Community Church of Vero Beach. The concert will feature Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” along with works by Bach, Handel and more.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and $5 with a student ID.

The Treasure Coast Chorale will perform it is Holiday Concert on Sunday, November 13th at 7 pm at First Baptist Church, 2206 16th Avenue in Vero Beach.  Included in the concert are traditional carols as well as a medley of songs in swing time by “The Dolls”.  This concert offers free admission, however, the audience will be asked to give a generous offering.

weekend-quintet2The  Rhapsody Wind Quintet, a unique 1920-30’s vaudeville ensemble will perform music of yesteryear, famous circus, vaudeville and Broadway tunes on Sunday,  November 13th at 4 pm at  Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1850 Sixth Avenue in Vero Beach.  Suggested Donation is $10 (Students are  free).


Arts & Culture in Martin County

The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony’s Fall Concert Series features its second concert of the season on November 14 at 7 pm at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart.  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  For tickets (Adults $20.00 / Students $10),  Call 772-286-7827.


Reserve now for the Environmental Learning Center’s 24th Annual Charity Dinner and Golf Tournament, “Golfin’ for the Lagoon”. There will be a dinner and auction on Thursday, November 17, at Bent Pine Golf Club ($100 per person).  The tournament and lunch will be held on Friday, November 18.  The cost is $450 per player and includes pre-tournament dinner and auction, tournament lunch, fun contests, take home gifts, and 19th hole cocktail and awards reception.  Visit 

McKee Botanical Garden’s new Book Club will hold its first meeting on Thursday, November  17 at 11 am at the McKee Library, 350 US 1 in Vero Beach. Red Tails in Love by Marie Winn will be discussed.  Visit

weekend-shades-feeling-good-1MusicWorks, Inc. presents Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé on Friday, November 18 at 7 pm at the Emerson Center in Vero Beach.  Shades of Bublé celebrates the outstanding career of Michael Bublé by performing his incredible catalog of music while adding the sensational three-part harmony sound.  Tickets ($25-$95) can be purchased by visiting or by calling 772-778-5249. Arrive early and purchase drinks and appetizers from the new Emerson Center Café. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation to this concert for The Hope for Families Center.

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