AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE
Private Lives – thru February 19.
Seussical – February 17, 18, 24 & 25.
The Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee. is conducting tours of the Ice Age archaeological dig, one of the most famous sites in North America, located at 1680 27th. St., (northeast corner of the County Administrative Complex. The tours are available at 1 pm every day except Tuesday and Wednesday, February-April. Call 772-226-9278 for information.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
The Vero Beach Museum of Art will hold its Concert in the Park outdoors featuring Don Bestor on Thursday, February 16 from 5 to 7 pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Admission is $10 for Museum members and $12 for non-members.
Music Works, Inc. presents Live! From Vero Beach Concert, Rocket Man, the No. 1 Elton John Tribute Band to perform at the Emerson Center on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the Cultural Council of Indian River County, 772-770-4857, or online at MusicWorksConcerts.com.
The Atlantic Classical Orchestra will perform “Masterworks II – A Night at the Opera” in collaboration with young artists of the Palm Beach Opera at 7:30 pm on Thursday, February 16 at the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts. Arrive at 6:40 pm for a pre-concert lecture. For tickets, visit ACO-music.org.
Start your day with laughter and positivity with Nancy Johnson, the Laughing Lady, as she presents “Laugh For The Health Of It” at the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, February 16 at 10:30 am.
“Russia: Land of the Tsars” is the theme of this year’s Opera Studies course presented by Vero Beach Opera and hosted by the Vero Beach Museum of Art. February 16 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm and will feature Boris Godunov. The cost for the series is $50/$70. To register call 772-231-0707 ext. 116 or visit www.vboperastudies.com.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 17 & 18
The J.M. Stringer Gallery, 3465 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach, presents “Poetic Interpretations,” featuring the recent paintings of André Lucero and Richard Oversmith. Enjoy a wine and hors d’oeuvres opening reception on Thursday, February 16th from 4 to 8 pm. The reception continues through Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th from 11 am to 6 pm. Lucero’s plein air “en plein air work captures the fleetingly poetic aspects of nature. Oversmith’s captivating style which blends a contemporary edge with the classicism of the masters, is his poetic voice, and stroke by stroke he composes a whole that relates his vision. The exhibition is on view through March 11.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 & 18
The Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center presents a student production of “Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” Musical on Friday & Saturday, February 17 & 18 at 7 pm and Sunday, February 19 at 2 pm. Call the Box Office at 772-564-5537 for more information.
AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE
Howl at the Moon Experience featuring musicians Ken Gustafson and Brian Wilk with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm.
Live in the Loop Concerts with Wiley Nash (Rock, Blues) on Friday and Swingsation (Salsa & Dance Party) on Saturday at 6:30 pm. Visit RiversideTheatre.com for tickets
SATURDAY, February 18
CRAFT BREW & WINGFEST THIS SATURDAY
Hosted by Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach, the 6th Annual Florida Craft Brew and Wingfest will take place on Saturday, February 18 from 11:30 am to 4 pm at Royal Palm Pointe in Vero Beach. There will be over 200 craft beers from Southern Eagle, JJ Taylor and Cavalier distributors as well as local microbreweries and homebrewers. Purchase a tasting bracelet online for $30 ($35 at the entrance) from www.FloridaCraftBrewAndWingfest.com. Enjoy chicken wings by 18 wing cookers vying for “Best Wings in Vero Beach“ title. Visitors may also attend for free and purchase beers from the draft trucks. Four Bands will perform on two stages for musical entertainment. This family-friendly event will also have a Root Beer Contest for kids and a Wing Eating Contest for the hardy.
Arts & Culture in St. Lucie County
The Sunrise Theatre Foundation presents the 3rd annual Cattleman’s Dance at the historic Adams Ranch on Saturday, February 18th from 6 pm to 10 pm. Cost per ticket in advance is $50 and $60 at the door which includes one adult beverage, catered BBQ dinner, live music by Tom Jackson, line dancing by the Wild Roses and a live and silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at sunrisetheatrefoundation.com.
The Sebastian River Art Club will show members’ works at Art by the River, its Annual Juried Fine Art Show and Sale in Riverview Park in Sebastian on Saturday, February 18 from 10 am to 4 pm. The works of the winning artists will be on display through March in the Sebastian River Art Club Galleries, 1245 Main Street, Sebastian.
The Vero Beach Elks Lodge, 1350 26th Street, is holding its El Schneider Memorial Dinner/Dance and fundraiser on Saturday, February 18. From 6 to 7 pm, hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Dinner begins at 7:30 pm with a choice of lobster or filet, vegetable, salad and dessert. $53.50 includes 7-10 full open bar, 50/50 raffle, 10 pm fundraiser raffle and music and dancing to “Reckoning”. Dress is country club casual. Reservations only by calling 772-562-8450.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FEB 18 & 19
GEM, JEWELRY & BEAD SHOW THIS WEEKEND
The Treasure Coast Rock & Gem Society presents it’s 41st Annual Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show at the Community Center, 2266 14th Avenue in Downtown Vero Beach on Saturday (10 to 5) & Sunday (10 to 4), February 18 & 19. Club members will exhibit jewelry, beads, gems, pearls, opals, rocks, minerals, tools, supplies and specimens. There will be demonstrations and door prizes. Admission is $5, children under 12 are admitted free. Look for a $1.00 off coupons in the Press Journal.
SUNDAY, February 12
MONDAY, February 20
The Indian River Symphonic Association presents the Brevard Symphony Orchestra in concert on Monday, February 20 at 7:30 pm at Community Church of Vero Beach. BSO’s popular POPS! Concert, Hooray for Hollywood, features 80-plus musicians performing scores from The Magnificent Seven and To Kill a Mockingbird, along with Singin’ in the Rain, one of Hollywood’s greatest movie musicals. For tickets call 772 778 1070.
James Balog, Internationally acclaimed environmental photographer and the Founder and Director of Earth Vision Institute and Extreme Ice Survey, will be the guest lecturer of the Distinguished Lecturer Series at Riverside Theatre on Monday, February 20 at 4 and 6 pm. He will share imagery and insights that reveal how humanity is re-shaping the natural world. Cost for individual tickets is $100 for the Stark Mainstage and $85 for the Waxlax simulcast, if available. Call the Riverside box office at (772) 231-6990 for ticket availability.