Cultural Calendar


The  Senior Resource Association’s “Songs of the Heartland” performed by the Silver Tones will feature fun Gospel, Country and Folk music on Thursday, February 23 from 7 to 9 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd. in Vero Beach.  Free.

The Indian River Charter High School will perform Wizard of Oz – The Musical on February  23, 24, 25 & 26 at 7 pm.  For tickets & more information, visit

The travel film, Ruta 40 – Patagonia, will be shown  on Thursday, February 23 from 2-3 p.m. at the North Indian River County Library.  Join Zay Harding as he climbs Volcan Lanin, paraglides at El Bolson, rides a narrow gauge steam train at El Maiten and continues to the Cabo Virgenes lighthouse at the southern tip of Argentina.  Free. 


The  Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce presents Relayer, a pop/rock dance band on Friday, February 24 at 5:30 pm in Riverview Park at US 1 and CR512 East.  Food and drink will be available.  Free.

Arts & Culture in St. Lucie County

weekend-mainThe Sunrise Theatre presents Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues on Friday, February 24 at 8 pm with tickets at $55/$49; Comedian Michael Winslow on Saturday, February 25 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm, in the Black Box with tickets at  $30; and ABBA Mania, ABBA Tribute Concert on Saturday, February 25 at 8 pm with tickets at $49/$39.  Visit



weekend-hulabaloologoThe Second Annual ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday, February 26 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  FREE entry and parking, live music, exciting kids’ activities, lots of vendors and more.  Local restaurants will compete for the best shrimp recipe using Florida shrimp and you get to vote for your favorite dish. The Old Fish House Bar & Grill will attempt to hold on to the Golden Shrimp Award from last year but will be up against tough competition.  Sample a variety of locally brewed craft beer from over a dozen breweries on Saturday between 1:00 and 4:00, and return on Sunday to taste the creations of the area’s finest home brewers, again between 1:00 and 4:00.  Local wines will be provided by Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery.  Visit

SATURDAY, February 25

Community Church of Vero Beach presents “Double Identities” Concert with Rochelle Sallee and Andrew Galuska performing solo and duo virtuoso keyboard favorites on the piano and organ including works by Strauss, Bach, Harold Arlen, and others on Sunday, February 26 at 4 pm.  Visit

The Emerson Center presents sustainable food advocate Michael Pollan in two appearances on Saturday, February 25 at 4 pm and 6:30 pm.  The author of In Defense of Food and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Pollan is known for frank insights based on extensive research and his own real-world investigations. While Pollan’s 4:00 p.m. program at The Emerson Center will be a traditional lecture, his 6:30 p.m. appearance will be an up-close, conversational format where Pollan responds to “most-asked” questions posed by The Emerson Center’s team as well as audience members. In between these programs, at 5:15 p.m., a backstage reception will be held with Pollan. Tickets remain available for both of the programs as well as the reception and can be reserved at or by calling 772-778-5249.

The  Indian River Genealogical Society presents its annual Annual All-day Valentine Genealogy Seminar, “Genealogy and the Law” with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, on Saturday, February 25 at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd in Vero Beach. Registration is required. Visit or call 772-444-7470 to register.


weekend-web_aaron-collins-space-coast-symphonyThe Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, in cooperation with NASA, presents The Planets: An HD Odyssey at 7 pm on Sunday, February 26 at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.  For tickets and concert details, visit

weekend-chamberorchlogoThe  Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra will perform Five, the 5th symphonies of Mendelssohn and Schubert, on Sunday, February 26 at 2 pm at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.    The Chamber Orchestra concert will be  Free, however donations will be appreciated for the VBHS Orchestra to perform concerts in four cities in Austria.

The Atlantic Classical Orchestra: Chamber Concert Series Program II “Fascinating Rhythm” will be held at the Vero Beach Museum of Art on Sunday, February 26 at 3 pm.  this dynamic program feature pianist Lindsay Garrison and percussionist Ian Rosenbaum. A wine and cheese reception follow the concert.  Visit for tickets.


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weekend-boil-and-brew-final-2The Cultural Council of Indian River County’s Leadership Team is hosting a benefit for the Vero Beach Cultural Arts Village on Thursday,  March 9th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Walking Tree Brewery, 3209 Dodger Road in Vero Beach.  Enjoy a Low Country Boil prepared by Chris Bireley of Osceola Bistro, tasty microbrews, and live music by Terry Dobson.  View over two dozen “mini-murals” created by both students and professional artists.  Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased by visiting or by calling the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is offering a two-day workshop,  Dialogue:  Racism, examining what has led to racism.  Participants will examine racism through viewing films, questioning, sharing experiences and coming to know fellow participants. This  workshop will take place  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach at 1590 27th Avenue.  Seats are limited and registration deadline is February 28. A $25 fee includes lunch on Saturday and refreshments on both days. Call (772) 778-5880.

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