Cultural Calendar

ONGOING

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Saturday Night Fever through April 30. Tickets start at $35.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

The Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street in Vero Beach, is hosting “A Conversation with Mari Perron”, on Thursday, April 27 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. This is a wine and cheese reception for her only appearance on the Treasure Coast. Please RSVP 772-567-1233.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents An Evening with America on Friday, April 28 at 8 pm. Hear hits such as I Need You, Ventura Highway, Don’t Cross The River, Tin Man, Lonely People, Three Roses, and Sister Golden Hair. For tickets ( $59/$49) visit SunriseTheatre.com.

 

 

 

 

The Bobby Owen Band will perform at Main Street Vero Beach’s Downtown Friday on 14th Avenue on April 28. Enjoy this family-friendly event from 6 to 9 pm featuring community booths, vendors, food courts and drinks as well as a Bike Ride with the Vero Beach Cycling Club. For more information call 772-643-6782 or visit http://www.mainstreetverobeach.org.

Unity Spiritual Center of Vero Beach, 950 43rd Avenue with emPOWER Music & Arts present PosiPalooza Concert on Friday, April 28 at 7:00 pm. Musicians presenting are: Sloan Wainwright, Sue Riley and Glen Roethel. Tickets on sale in the bookstore for $15 each. For more information go to http://www.empowerma.com.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 28 & 29

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE
Howl at the Moon: 7:30 & 9:30 pm with musicians Ken Gustafson and Brian Wilk.

Live in the Loop: Free outdoor concerts from 6 to 9:30 pm. Friday, The Beatle Guys and Saturday, Bobby Owens Band.

Tickets: RiversideTheatre.com

SATURDAY APRIL 29

The Center for Spiritual Care is holding a workshop on Saturday, April 29 form 9:30 am to 4 pm. The workshop is titled “Teresa of Avila: A Day of Reflection on Teresa & the Interior Castle” with Mary Manrique. Spend the morning reflecting on her ideas for prayer & spiritual life. In the afternoon Teresa’s inspiration will lead attendees in a creative expression. Using collage, mandalas, papers & markers have fun with glue, color & paints to treasure Teresa’s messages. The cost of this workshop is $45 and includes lunch and materials. Register in advance at CenterForSpiritualCare.org.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1590 27th Avenue, presents Go Granny D, a musical production, on Saturday, April 29, at 7 pm. Granny D (Doris Haddock) was a New Hampshire woman who walked across the continental U.S. beginning in January 1999 at the age of 88 to advocate for campaign finance reform. Doris began her political activism in 1960 when she and her husband successfully campaigned against planned hydrogen bomb nuclear testing in Alaska, saving an Inuit fishing village at Point Hope. She died in 2010 at the age of 100. Her story is being brought to life by off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens. Suggested donation of $10 per person will be gratefully accepted to cover costs.

 

The National League of American Pen Women, Vero Beach Branch presents “Self-publishing Made Easy: From CreateSpace to Smashwords” on Saturday, April 29 from 1:30 to 430 pm at Springhill Suites, 5115 Indian River Blvd. in Vero Beach. Book editor/publisher Mia Crews will discuss preparing your manuscript for publication, using CreateSpace/Kindle for free, plus self-publishing options including Smashwords, IngramSpark, Lulu: Barnes & Noble print/Nook: & photo book by blurb.com. $20.00 fee to be paid at the door. For more information contact: Rosemary Brofos rosemarybrofos@bellsouth.net.

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is holding its annual Childrens Art Festival on Saturday, April 29 from 10 am to 3 pm. This free event features access to the gallery exhibitions, art-making for families, youth entertainment, a juried Indian River County student art exhibition and the congressional art competition. Visit VeroBeachMuseum.org for details.

Music meets passion when the Indialantic Chamber Singers present Fire of the Soul at 3:30 PM on Saturday, April 29 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2365 Pine Avenue in Vero Beach. The spring concert by the premier choral ensemble will feature a selection of music designed to stir the innermost feelings; what excites, drives and gives meaning and purpose to the listener. Devout spiritualism is represented in works from Renaissance-era Palestrina, to classical Mendelssohn and up through African-American spirituals such as “Ezekiel Saw the Wheel” and “Battle of Jericho,” in addition to a Russian “Ave Maria” and Israeli “Prayer Before Sleep.” Undying love is expressed in a setting of the 16th century poem, “Amor De Mi Alma” (You are the Love of My Soul). Passion for simple community life is described in the Haitian song, “Tchaka,” which celebrates a shared meal. In a nod to the wisdom of Shakespeare, “If Music Be the Food of Love,” reminds us that music itself can ignite the soul. The concert is free of charge, with a $10 suggested donation. For more information about Fire of the Soul or the performing season for the Indialantic Chamber Singers, visit http://www.IndialanticChamberSingers.org or call (321) 426-0360.

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

Appalachian Spring, Aaron Copland’s beloved orchestral suite, will be performed by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra in a concert of the same name on Sunday, April 30 at 3:00 pm at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. The program will showcase two of the orchestra’s principal musicians in separate concertos with a South American flair. Vero Beach resident and Principal Clarinetist, Jennifer Royals (left) will perform Aaron Copland’s famous Clarinet Concerto. Principal Harpist and Yale graduate, Haley Rhodeside (right) will expand the harp’s usual palette of colors with Argentinian Alberto Ginastera’s fiery Harp Concerto, filled with dance-like rhythms and percussive intensity. Another work on the program is William Grant Still’s Danzas de Panama, based on a collection of Panamanian folk tunes. The concert concludes with the namesake work by Brooklyn-born Aaron Copland. The Appalachian Spring incorporates the Shaker folk song “Simple Gifts” and captures the quintessential spirit of the American pioneer. $20 advance tickets are available through the orchestra website at http://www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.

On April 30 at 4:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, presents a piano concert featuring Jacob Craig and Russian Sergey Belyavskiy. Sergey is known internationally for his musicianship and technique and Craig has established himself as a multi-talented musician. Admission is by donation with seating on a first-come basis. Call 772/562-9088 for further information.

UPCOMING:

NEW ART EXHIBIT AT FOYER GALLERY OF ART

Lyle Michos, a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, will be the next artist to have a solo exhibition at the Foyer Gallery of Art at the Emerson Center located on 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. A former student and graduate of the Indian River Charter School, Lyle has been making art since he was a young child. His exhibit, a combination of poster art and photography, is completely original and thought provoking. His Exhibition will begin on May 1st and run until June 30th and can be seen Monday through Friday from 10 am until 4 pm and on Sundays from 10 am until Noon.

 

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