ONGOING – THROUGH JANUARY 22
CHICAGO OPENS AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE
Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Chicago holds the record for the longest-running revival and the longest running American musical in Broadway history. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the show follows chorus girl Roxie Hart and her murder of a faithless lover. She convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap, but then he finds out the truth and turns on her. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and Velma Kelly, another “merry murderess, “vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal. Chicago runs from January 3 through 22. Visit RiversideTheatre.com for tickets.
The Signature Art Gallery of Vero, 4344 US Highway 1 is showing “Symbolic Realism” by artist Pete Tillack. Image: Tillac
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5
The Vero Beach Art Club is holding its monthly meeting and demonstration on Thursday, January 5 at 6:30 pm at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Enjoy a demonstration by woodcarver, Al Gustave. Free.
The Emerson Center is hosting aCSpeakBook Clubs/Online Session on January 5 at 3:30 p.m. Read Freakonomics co-authored by Stephen J. Dubner; then join an online conference to discuss it. Participation is free
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6
The First Friday Gallery Stroll will be held on Friday, January 6 from 5 to 8 pm with all new exhibits: The Other Half Gallery is showing new works by gallery artists and features mixed media and oil paintings by Terrance Harvey. Gallery 14 presents photography by Paul Solovay and Art Glass by Diana Feuer. The Artists Guild Gallery’s guest artist is Xaque Gruber ; Main Street Vero Beach hosts Barbara Soumar and Flametree Clay Gallery is showing clay works by Sean Sexton.
Art on the Alley, located in the Pueblo Arcade, 2044 14th Avenue, Suite 13 is the new studio/gallery featuring the work of Lisa Steffens. She will be giving demonstrations during the stroll.
The Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24th Street in Vero Beach, presents new works by Mary Segal with an opening reception on Friday, January 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
See local artists’ works at the Vero Heritage Center on Friday, January 6th from 5 to 8 pm.
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Easy to Love at the Sebastian River High School Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 6 at 7 pm. Bring your best gal or best guy for a concert featuring music about love from Broadway’s best. Four all-star soloists will join the symphony on stage to perform favorites such as “If I Loved You,” “With a Song in My Heart,” Some Enchanted Evening,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Blue Moon,” and many more. For tickets, call (855) 252-7276.
Arts & Culture in St. Lucie County
The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funny man Ron White on Friday, January 6 at 7 pm. For tickets ($69/$59) visit SunriseTheatre.com.
The North Indian River County Library in Sebastian presents Hungrytown in concert at the Library’s “Coffee House” on Friday, January 6 from 7 to 9 pm. Rebecca is a songwriter, singer and guitar player and Ken plays multiple instruments including bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica. Admission is free.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JANUARY 6 & 7
AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE – JANUARY 6 & 7
Comedy Zone: – Winter Nights: Laughter fills the air with comedians Dean Napolitano and Ken Miller,on Friday & Saturday, January 6 & 7 with shows at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm.
FREE music @ Live in the Loop outdoor stage with Voodoo (Groovy Rock) on Friday, and Joe and Shari Tessier Dance Party on Saturday beginning at 6 pm. Visit RiversideTheatre.com.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7
The Laura Riding Jackson Foundation is hosting a workshop with Brogan Sullivan titled “Straight On ‘Til Morning: World-Building in Science Fiction and Fantasy” on Saturday, January 7 from 9 am to Noon at the Indian River Shores Community Center, 6001 N. A1A in Vero Beach. Science fiction and fantasy stories take us to new worlds. Brogan Sullivan, award-winning author and teacher will show you the way. You’ll learn where to find inspiration, how to create aliens, monsters and use magic, science and technology. To sign up ($45), visit LauraRidingJackson.com.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8
On January 8 at 2:30 pm, a CSpeakBook Clubs/Seminar Session will be held at the Emerson Center to talk about Playing to The Edge by Gen. Michael V. Hayden. Admission is free.
Vero Beach Opera opens its 2017 season with Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 8 at the Vero Beach High School’s Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street. One of the most luscious of comedies to emerge from the first half of the 19th Century, Donizetti could have titled his Don Pasquale “Pride and Foolishness.” Metropolitan Opera singer Peter Strummer will perform the title role of Don Pasquale. The performance is a collaboration between Vero Beach Opera and Opera Orlando, and will feature the The Brevard Symphony Orchestra and the Opera Orlando Chorus. All seats are reserved and tickets are $30, $40, $50 and $100. Student tickets are half price. Call the box office at 772-564-5537 or visit VeroBeachOpera.org.
MONDAY, JANUARY 9
The American Association of University Women’s Book Review Breakfast will be held on Monday, January 9 at the Richardson Center on the IRSC Campus beginning at 9:30 am. Evelyn Mayerson will review Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Free.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11
The National league of American Pen Women, invite the public to join them for a bus tour to the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota on Wednesday, January 11. The cost is $100.Contact Rosemary Brofos at firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed information and reservations.
Arts & Culture in Brevard County
Music Works Inc. presents Folksinger Livingston Taylor at the King Center in Melbourne on Saturday, January 14 at 7:30 pm. Liv has enthralled audiences for forty years with a diverse original repertoire of country, folk, bluegrass, and blues and his instruments, besides voice, include guitar, banjo and piano. Visit MusicWorksConcerts.com.
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Easy to Love at the The Scott Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, January 5 at 7 pm. Call (855) 252-7276.
Arts & Culture in Martin County
For the second year, the Academy Orchestra and local McCartney Mania! musicians will perform with the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony students in Tribute to the Music of The Beatles II. The program is scheduled for January 8 with shows at at 4 pm and 8 pm at The Lyric Theatre in downtown Stuart. South Florida’s popular Beatles tribute band, McCartney Mania!, will perform many of the popular Beatles selections with the local Academy Orchestra and the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony. Visit treasurecoastyouthsymphony.com for tickets.