ONGOING – ON STAGE
The 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 verobeachtheatreguild.com.
The Vero Beach Museum of Art has a new exhibition titled The American Spirit: Selections from the Manoogian Collection that is on view until January 8. Fifty-one significant historical paintings by American artists are represented in this collection. Visit VeroBeachMuseum.org for admission rates & hours.
ONGOING – COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Vero Beach Yacht Club is holding its Holiday Teddy Bear Drive through December 23. Members of the community can leave new small teddy bears and other cuddly critters that ER volunteers at Indian River Medical Center give to pediatric and elderly patients. Bears can be dropped off from 12-9 pm Tuesday – Friday and from 5-9 pm Saturdays at the clubhouse, 3601 Rio Vista Blvd. (next to the City Marina). 231-2211. www.verobeachyachtclub.com.
The Garden Club of Indian River County is pleased to present the 25th Anniversary Christmas Ornament of Royal Palm Pointe Park. Proceeds from the ornament help us complete many civic projects throughout the county. Please visit www.gardenclubofirc.org for a list of local vendors that offer the ornament for sale.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
The Sebastian River Art Club is hosting an opening reception for “Little Gems,” miniature paintings by Club members, on Thursday, November 17 from 3 to 5 pm at the Club gallery, 1245 Main Street in Sebastian. These 4” x 4” and 5” x 7” paintings are priced from $5 to $25 and will make excellent gifts or tree ornaments. Proceeds will be donated to the Ecumenical Council Food Bank to provide holiday meals for the needy.
McKee Botanical Garden’s new Book Club will hold its first meeting on Thursday, November 17 at 11 am at the Library at McKee, 350 US 1 in Vero Beach. Red Tails in Love by Marie Winn will be discussed.
THURSDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 & 18
The Pelican Island Audubon Society is offering two field trips this week: November 17th with David Simpson to the T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area and on November 19 with Kristen Beck Birding the Indian River Lagoon by Kayak. Sign up at www.pelicanislandaudubon.org.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 & 18
The Indian River Charter High School presents its VAPA Semester Show, “Birth of America” on Thursday & Friday, November 17 & 18 at 7:30 pm in the ICHS Dome. For Tickets, visit irchs.org.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
MusicWorks, 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 MusicWorksConcerts.com or by calling 772-778-5249.
The Indian River Mall is hosting Santa’s Grand Arrival at 6:30 pm on Friday, November 18.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 19 & 20
FESTIVAL OF TREES AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE
Riverside Theatre presents the 19th Annual Festival of Trees beginning on Friday, November 18 with a glittering gala and continuing with the regular showcase on Saturday & Sunday, November 19 & 20. Featuring a “Starry, Starry Night” theme, the entire Riverside Theatre campus will feature a sparkling world of Christmas trees, holiday displays, a Santa’s village, DIY demonstrations, and a NEW fun night of surprises for the whole family on Saturday. For event details and tickets, visit RiversideTheatre.com.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will perform “Sinfonia Antarctica,” Ralph Vaughan Williams magical 7th Symphony at 7 pm on Saturday, November 19 at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street. Included in the performance is Malcolm Arnold’s rollicking piece based on the Robert Burns poem, Tam o’ Shanter and Richard Strauss’ powerful Four Last Songs. Tickets are $20 general admission, Free for 18 and under with student ID. Visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org online.
Main Street Vero Beach is holding its Vintage & Green Market from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, November 19 in downtown Vero Beach. Shop local for vintage wares and local produce. This event is FREE to attend. Contact the MSVB Welcome Center for Booth space inquiries by calling 772-643-6782 or by visiting www.mainstreetverobeach.org.
The American Association of University Women is having a branch Lunch Meeting Supporting Dementia Caregivers with Peggy Cunningham on Saturday, November 19 at the Blue Star Brasserie, 2227 14th Avenue in Vero Beach at 11:30 am. To make a reservation, visit: http://verobeach-fl.aauw.net/files/2016/01/Nov-Meeting-Blue-Star.pdf.
H.A.L.O.’s 10th Anniversary Party will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 7 to 9 pm at the Heritage Center in Vero Beach. Join the Treasure Coast’s only no-kill animal shelter for a night celebrating ten years of rescue! There will be music, dinner and dancing, live and silent auction items available, and, of course, adoptable pets to meet. Tickets are $100. Visit halorescuefl.org for more information.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20
On Sunday, November 20 at 3 and 7 pm, Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church presents The Dueling Brothers Concert featuring Dr. José Daniel Flores on the organ and brother Dr. Marcos Daniel Flores on the piano on a reprise of the original highly acclaimed “Who’s the King of Instruments” concert. Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students.
The Theatre-Go-Round Dinner Theatre presents “Let the Good Times Roll” on Sunday, November 20 at the Quilted Giraffe, 500 S. US 1 In Vero Beach. This show features rockin’ golden oldies from the 1950s with billboard hits from that era of sock hops, roller skating car hops, soda jerks and drive in movies. Doors open for the 3 course gourmet dinner at 4:30 pm with the show at 6. All-inclusive dinner theatre packages are $55 per person. Call the box office at 772-252-9341.
Arts & Culture in St. Lucie County
The A.E. Backus Museum’s Grand Reopening,after its five-month renovation and expansion, features a new exhibit: Cuba; It’s Not All Black and White, Contemporary Cuban Photography and Sculpture on Sunday, November 20 from Noon to 4 pm. This Sunday Open House is free and will have speakers throughout the day and refreshments. The exhibit continues through January 6th. Visit BackusMuseum.com for more information.
The Thanksgiving Holiday Art Camps will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 25 from 9-12 at Create at Studio M.A., 835 17th Street #106 in Vero Beach. $35 per child. Call 772-538-1989.