Cultural Calendar

McKee Botanical Garden is hosting It’s A Jungle Out There! through April 29, 2018.  This amazing exhibition features 24 beautiful African sculptures handcrafted specifically for McKee by Wildlife Garden Creations in Nairobi, Kenya. Wildlife Garden Creations recruits artists from disadvantaged, impoverished backgrounds, providing them with employment and apprenticeships to empower them to be self-sustaining, productive members of their communities. Visit


The Sebastian River Art Club will be having an Opening Reception for their “5th Annual Little Gems Holiday Show and Sale” to benefit the Ecumenical Council Food Pantry’s Christmas meal program from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursday, November 16 at SRAC’s Art Center, 1245 Main Street, Sebastian.  Enjoy refreshments and view the many small and affordable masterpieces by SRAC Artists.  Most are $10.  For more information call 772-581-8281 or visit


The Indian River Charter High School’s VAPA Semester Show, a combination of music, drama, dance & visual art, will be held on Thursday & Friday, November 16 & 17 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 772.567.6600 EXT 202 or by visiting the website at


HOUSE OF ART, CULTURE & DESIGN  THIS WEEK!                               

Presented by the Cultural Council of Indian River County, The House of Art, Culture and Design is an inaugural four-day designer show house event open to the public from Friday through Sunday November 17 through 19.  Hours: Friday, 10 – 7, Saturday. 10 – 5 & Sunday 12 – 5.   Park in the South Beach parking lot and a Trolley will pick visitors up.  Designer House and Boutique House entry, $25 each day.  In addition to house tours, special events are: VIP Gala – Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, $135; Bubbles Bar Wine Tasting – Friday, 5:00 – 7:-00 pm, $50;  Luncheon & Fashion Show – Saturday. 12:00 noon, $100; Tea and Leading Ladies Panel – Sunday, 3:00 pm, $50.  Special event tickets include admission to tour the houses on the day of the event.  Tickets: or call 772-770-4857.


Michael Finney a cinematographer from Birmingham, England will be showing a few new  films that he created about the Vero Ice Age cite, Savannah, Georgia, and a couple of films that he made in England.  You will enjoy his films and talk about his experiences as a cinematographer.  This lecture will be presented this coming Friday, November 17th at 2 PM at  the Emerson Center/Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on 1590 27th Avenue and 16th Street.  For more information please call 772-778-5880. 

The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents the Award winning Australian Bee Gees Show, a multi-media concert event with state-of-the-art sound, superb lighting and giant screens featuring video clips and stunning graphics. They have captured the look, the sound and the personality that defines one of the most successful and adored acts in musical history.  On stage Friday, November 17 at 8 pm   For tickets, $45/39, visit


The Vero Beach High School Drama Department presents Little Women  with performances on Friday & Saturday, November 17 & 18 at 7 pm and Sunday, November 19 at 2 pm.  Orchestra Level $12 Mezzanine Level $10  For tickets, visit; e-mail or call the Box Office: 772.564-5537

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, November 17, 18 & 19

20th annual festival of trees AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Festival of Trees:  November 17 through 19 takes place on the entire Riverside Theatre Campus:

   Preview Gala – November 17 starting @ 6pm

   “Sugar & Spice” Showcase – November 18 & 19 @ 10am – 5pm

   Family Night Party – November 18 @ 4-8pm

   Breakfast with Santa – November 18 & 19 @ 9 am $22, adults/$18 kids. (Kids 3 and under get a free ticket).

   Weekend Showcase Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children. (Good for Saturday and Sunday, and Family Night Party entrance).

   Preview Gala Tickets: $175.

   Family Night Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children. (Good for Showcase entrance on Saturday and Sunday).

   Breakfast with Santa Tickets: $20 adults, $12 children, Free for Kids 3 and under. (Breakfast with Santa tickets include admission to the regular showcase of the Festival of Trees.)

My Romance: The Works of Richard Rodgers:  Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30pm.  Tickets:  $50  Visit


The 60-voice Treasure Coast Chorale’s concert on Saturday, November 18 will celebrate SNOW in all its crystal glory at the First Baptist Church in Vero Beach at 7 p.m.  The music featured will showcase popular songs about snow, that glorious winter weather condition that many Floridians never experience.  Included will be “Blue Christmas”; two songs, “Do You Wanna Make A Snowman” and “Let it Go”, from Disney’s “Frozen”, Leroy Anderson’s iconic  “Sleigh Ride” and several medleys.  Doors will open at 6 pm.   Suggested donation is $10 per person. 

The Raw Space Gallery, 2795 Old Dixie Hwy in Vero Beach is hosting “Childrens Day” on Saturday, November 18  from 11 am to 6 pm as part of the Plate Project exhibition on view through December 15.  Enjoy food, music, plate painting, puppets & face painting.


The Vero Beach Pipes and Drums will present a concert at 7 pm on Saturday, November 18 at the First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, 520 Royal Palm Blvd.  The band will be under the direction of Pipe Major Jacob Craig and will also feature Haley Thompson-King, Kilt the Messenger, and the Celtic Strings from Vero Beach High School.  Reservations for a Donation of $25 per person are available by calling 772 633 5902 or purchase tickets at the door.


The Vero Beach Art Club will show members’ works at “Art in the Park” at Humiston Park on Sunday, November 19 from 10 am to 4 pm.  See a wide variety of styles and mediums by Art Club Members.  Free.

Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church,  3755 Hwy. A-1-A, presents “Two Piano Concert” on Sunday, November 19 at 3 pm.  Renowned Italian piano virtuoso Nazzareno Carusi returns to play with Marcos Flores in a two-piano passionate performance of Mozart and Rachmaninoff masterpieces among other works.  Tickets are $25 for adults; $10 for children.

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