Cultural Calendar


Art in Public Places announces a new exhibition, “Saudade,” mixed media by Gina DeMario (at right) now on view at the Indian River County Courthouse, 2000 16th Avenue in Vero Beach.  On view through August 24th.  Visit 9 am to 5 pm Weekdays.


Based on the 1977 blockbuster film, Saturday Night Fever whisks you back to the 1970s, where open shirts, bell-bottoms and disco were all the rage.  April 11 – 30.  Tickets start at $35.


The Vero Beach Cultural Arts Village has applied for a grant with A Community Thrives, brought to you by USA Today Network to facilitate development of the infrastructure of the Village.  The application is in the form of a video now on the USA Today website along with many other applicants.  At Noon on Wednesday, April 12, voting for your favorite video opens and will continue through May 12th.  A person may vote once a day for the one month period.  The ten entries in each category with the highest number of votes will move forward to a panel of judges for review.  We need your help!   Please take a minute and vote for the Vero Beach  Cultural Arts Village.    Visit: to see the video grant application.  Vote today for a better tomorrow!


Christ Church Vero Beach’s Monthly Artist Series will be held on Thursday, April 20 from  6:30 to 9:00 pm at 9.23 Community Center, 923 14th Lane and will feature the artwork of Curtis Swanson.  He will be exhibiting both wild and calm waters: seascapes, waves and surfing subjects in oil using the wet on wet technique.

The Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Dave Mundy & Soulfege on Thursday, April 20 from 5 to 7 pm (rain or shine).  $12 general admission, $10 museum members.

Join the Laughing Lady, Nancy Johnson at the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, April 20 at 10:30 am for a fun class, “Laugh for the Health of It,” to start your day smiling.

The  Navy League Lecture Series Dinner Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 20 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at Pointe West Country Club.  They will honor the men and women of the Coast Guard and celebrate the 226th Birthday of the US Coast Guard. Our speaker will be the 10th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard and the topic is: Cuttermen, Boat Forces & Coxswains – Great Traditions of Our US Coast Guard. Dinner cost is $27 per person (No credit cards accepted, cash or checks at the door only). Reservation deadline is today, April 17.  Call Al Glatz (772)492-9652.


The phenomenal Russian pianist, Sergey Belyavskiy, will perform on April 21 at 7 pm at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. As part of the performance, he will play “Rhapsody in Blue”.  Tickets are priced from $25 to $50 and are available from the box office at (772) 778-5249 or online at


St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 475 43 Avenue in Vero Beach is holding its International Food Tasting Festival on Friday, April 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Take a culinary trip around the world with tastes of different dishes and beverages from various countries. Tickets are only sold in advance, for $10 per person. Please call Carol @ 772-579-0315 or stop by the church office.


Ballet Vero Beach presents “Bournonville, Balanchine, and Beyond” at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 21 at 8:00 pm and Saturday April 22 at 2:00pm and 8:00 pm. This performance will trace the arc of dance history with works representing ballet’s distant past, recent past, and future. Tickets are $10-$75 and are available online at, or by calling 772-905-2651.

The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents An Evening With Olivia Newton-John on Friday, April 21 at 8pm, Tickets: $85/$75.  On Saturday, April 22, Comedy Corner Presents: James Yon/Mike Charette 8:30 pm in the Black Box.  Tickets: $15 ($20 at door) Visit


Comedy Zone 7:30 & 9:30 pm with comedians Mutzie and John Consoli.

Live in the Loop: Free outdoor concerts featuring Variety Rock from 6 to 9:30 pm. Friday, Collins & Company and Saturday, Jacks Band.  Tickets:


Join Ocean Strings Kindermusik for “This is Our World!” Playdate on Saturday April 22nd at 9:30 am in Vero Beach. This 45 minute class mixed age (newborn to 4 years old) is “Earth Day” themed and includes singing, music, movement ASL and instruments to boost your child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.  The location address will be sent via e-mail when reservation is made. Visit

The Indian River County Historical Society is hosting an afternoon Tea at the Vero Beach Woman’s Club, 1534 21st Street on Saturday, April 22 from 2 to 3:30 pm.  Enjoy traditional Swedish Tea and refreshments.  Admission is $15.

Join HALO No-Kill Animal Shelter to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 at Riverview Park in Sebastian from 9 am to 4 pm. There will be vendors,  contests, food, music, and H.A.L.O. dogs who are ready to find their fur-ever homes.

Indian River Habitat for Humanity is holding “HabiTrot & Realtors of IRC Earth Day 5K Run/Walk” at South Beach in Vero on Saturday, April 22 at 8 am.  Packets may be picked up on Friday, April 21 at Runners Depot, 436 21st St. (Miracle Mile) from 10 am to 5 pm.  The cost is $25 in advance, $30 on race day.  Participants may register at or by printing out the on-line registration form.  Send Race Entries & Check(s) Payable To: RAIRC, 3250 67th St, Vero Beach, FL 32967.


Theatre-Go-Round Dinner Theatre continues “Riverboats and Ragtime” at the Quilted Giraffe, 500 South US 1 in Vero Beach on Sunday April 23.  Doors open at 4:30 pm with the show at 6 pm.  Enjoy the dinner & show for $55.  Call 772-252-9341 for reservations.

On Sunday, April 23, First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach will host its 2nd Annual Car and Motorcycle Show from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The open registration, no fee event, will feature collector cars, hot rods, motorcycles, and a concession stand. Dash plaques will be included, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize Peoples’ Choice awards given. To reserve a spot for your vehicle, contact Glenn Conn at 319-351-9727.


The Senior Resource Association’s Silver Tones Chorus celebrates their 10th Anniversary by performing on Thursday April 27 from 7 to 9 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd in Vero Beach.

Ocean Strings Studio is now offering the first Kindermusik classes at Leisure Square, 3705 16th Street in Vero Beach.  Join the “Sing Into Summer” session for children featuring internationally accredited music-and-movement classes.    Sessions will be held May 23 through June 19 and July 19 through August 9.  Contact Nicole Ballinger at or 772-486-8668 for details.

Registration is now open for spring/summer classes at McKee Botanical Garden including an “Fat Plants of the World – Succulents and Other Rare Plants” workshop (May 20); “Introduction to Indian Vegetarian Cooking” (April 29);  “Cooking with Kim Coveny of Joey’s Seafood Shack” (June 24); “Lighten Up” a series of five healthy cooking demonstrations including one for children (Saturdays, July 8 – August 5);  “Florida’s Sea Turtles” (June 2) and “Photography in the Garden” (June 10).  Visit for details.

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