Cultural Calendar



weekend-cultural-connection-doy-demsick-mitchell-steinMichael Cooney’s riotous farce, Cash on Delivery, is coming to the Vero Beach Theatre Guild, 2020 San Juan Avenue, January 12th through January 22nd. Eric Swan lost his job two years ago and was afraid to tell his wife, Linda.  Instead, he has been duping the British Welfare Authority ever since by claiming every type of benefit for the innumerable people he claims live at his address.  His schemes include fictitious children and bogus disabilities.  When welfare investigators show up, events spill out of control in hilarious fashion.  Cash on Delivery opens Thursday, January 12, and runs through Sunday, January 22, with four matinees and six evening performances.  Tickets are $24 and $26 and may be purchased by calling 562-8300 or online at


weekend-chicagoChicago – on stage through January 22.  Get an entertaining, story-filled tour backstage  on Friday, January 13 at 11 am or 2 pm.  See the set designs and props up close.  Learn more about how the shows are created and brought to life on stage. The tours last roughly one hour, the cost is $5 per person / Free for Members ($100 or more donors).




weekend-david-ivo-foyer-gallery-flyer-1The Foyer Gallery of Art at the Emerson Center presents “Views of the Treasure Coast,” a series of oil paintings by Ivo David through the month of February.  Meet the Artist at the opening reception on Thursday, January 12 from 5 to 7 pm.  Enjoy an exhibit of Ivo’s unique view of popular places and events in Vero Beach and beyond.


weekend-logoartonetworkingThe Cultural Council of Indian River County welcomes all to the Art of Networking on Thursday, January 12 from 5 to 7 pm at the Signature Art Gallery of Vero, 4344 North US 1.  Mix & Mingle in a Happy Hour atmosphere.  Free for CCIRC Members, $5 for guests. RSVP 772-770-4857.

Author and journalist Lynn Waddell presents “Fringe Florida: The Unusual Subcultures of the Sunshine State” on Thursday, January 12 at 7 pm at the Emerson Center.  Florida has recently earned a reputation for being a place harboring “mud boggers, furries, ufologists, nudists, and other lovers of unconventional lifestyles.”  Waddell introduces the audience to the colorful people and lifestyles that make Florida truly unique, while discussing how these edgy subcultures came to thrive here.   Free.

The North Indian River County Library in Sebastian presents travel films on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursday of every month.  This week is “Richard Bangs’ Switzerland” to be shown  on Thursday, January 12 from  2-3 p.m. “Classic Films With a Twist,”  which will include a full-length showing of a feature film followed by discussion will be held on the first Thursday of every month through April. Free.


The Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street in Vero Beach, is hosting a workshop,  Tools for Overcoming Life’s Challenges with Nina Dockery, EdD on Thursdays, January 12th & 19th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.   The purpose is to provide effective and rapid tools that can be used to free actions, thoughts and emotions from anger, fear and pain.  For details and to sign up, visit or call 772-567-1233.         


The Indian River Symphonic Association welcomes the Prague Philharmonia on Thursday, January 12 at 7 pm at Community Church of Vero Beach.  The Concert opens with Bedfich Smetana’s The Moldau, followed by Violin Soloist Sarah Chang performing Antonin Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53.  The Prague Philharmonia program concludes with Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88.  For tickets call  772 778-1070 or visit



weekend-shotsiThe Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street in Vero Beach presents Spontaneous Painting with Shotsi LaJoie, a two day workshop to be held on Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13 from 10 am to 4 pm.  The process of learning how to paint an unrestricted flow of images and colors will bring healing and insights. No experience necessary!  The cost is $175 and includes materials.  Visit or call 772-567-1233 to register.




The Environmental Learning Center is hosting it’s annual Gala, Vintage Cuba – Circa 1951 on Friday, January 13 at the Orchid Island Beach Club in Vero Beach.  Enjoy a  fabulous evening of fun, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Oceanfront Garden at 6:00 pm followed by a seated Dinner upstairs at 7:30 pm and a live auction and live music and dancing by the Killer Wails Band.  For tickets, visit

The Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce presents its first Concert in the Park on Friday, January 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm in Riverview Park in Sebastian.  The featured band is The Ladies of Soul & the LOS Band  performing Motown, Dance and Party hits.  Free.



weekend-four-shillings-short-pictureThe Sebastian River Art Club will be showing works by its members at “Art by the River” outdoors at Riverview Park, US 1 and CR 512 in Sebastian on Saturday, January 14 from 10 am to 4 pm.   Rain date is Sunday, January 15.

The Sebastian Inlet State Park presents its Night Sounds Concert Series with Four Shillings Short (Celtitc, Folk and World Music) on Saturday, January 14 from 7 to 9 pm.  The concert is free with regular park entry fees.

The Unity Spiritual Center of Vero Beach, 950 43rd Avenue, is having  a Cowboy Breakfast at 10 am on Saturday, January 14.  Included is hot egg casserole, authentic chuck wagon biscuits and “cowboy coffee.”  There will be a real cowboy poet, Sean Sexton and cowboy music.  $10 adults – $5 children.

The Emerson Center presents its first Celebrated Speakers Series, C Speak, on January 14 with lectures at 4 and 6:30 pm.  Retired four-star General and former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden will provide an insider’s perspective on terrorism and cyber security — and tell us how to prepare the ones we love for the changes to come. For ticket information, visit  




The Indian  River Genealogical Society is pleased to host Mr. Dick Eastman, the program speaker, on Tuesday, January 10.  This lecture,  “The Family History World in 10 Years Time” will be held at the Indian River County Main Library, with the  business meeting convening at 9:30 am, followed by light refreshments and the program.  Free.



 Christmas background with gold magic star. Vector illustrationLive! From Vero Beach and Music Works, Inc. launches a new year of musical concerts in a fun way!  If you loved songs like Good Lovin’, People Got to be Free, I’ve Been Lonely too Long and so many more top singles and albums by The Young Rascals, then The Emerson Center is the place for Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals on Thursday, January 19 at 7 p.m.    For tickets visit or call (772) 778-5249.

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