Cultural Calendar



Million Dollar Quartet  on the  Stark Stage at Riverside Theatre from January 2-21, 2018.  Million Dollar Quarter is a re-enactment of  an impromptu jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash made on December 4, 1956, at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.  This re-enactment will be performed by James Barry as Carl Perkins, Noel Carey as Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cieri  as Elvis Presley and Scott Moreau as Johnny Cash.   For Tickets, visit



The  American Association of University Women introduces  Affairs of Estate, an Explore & Explain® program, to help decipher the ‘legalese’ around estate planning and its associated documents, such as Power of Attorney, Last Will & Testament, Living Will, Living Trust, etc.  This seminar will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays in January from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1850 Sixth Avenue in Vero Beach.  A must program for women considering estate planning or expecting to serve, now or in the future, as Trustee, Successor-Trustee, Health Care Surrogate, and/or Personal Representative. Send an RSVP and $50.00 to: AAUW Treasurer, PO Box 2143, Vero Beach, FL 32961 or online at to pay by credit card.




The First Friday Gallery Stroll will be  held on January 5 from 5 to 8 pm in the arts district in downtown Vero Beach on and around 14th Avenue. Here are the new shows:

Raw Space Gallery, 1795 Old Dixie Highway features Rebirth, showcasing paintings, installations and mixed media rendered by renowned Spanish artist, Lucia Zalbidea.  The Other Half Gallery and Tiger Lily Gallery & Studios will show new works by resident artists. 

Gallery 14 exhibits Making a Point: Tonal and Colorist Paintings by Sandy Johnson  and Driven to Abstraction: Paintings by Helen Wheatley  along with works by gallery partners.  The Artists Guild Gallery guest artists are Susan Bayard Whiting  and Robert Whiting (bottom right) featuring coastal scenes.  Main Street Vero Beach presents Spiral Inspirations by Charles Blake  during the stroll with a special preview of the exhibit on Thursday, January 4 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Flametree Clay Art Gallery’s exhibit is Lay of the Land: A Collaboration of Art and Function featuring clay artists Sean Sexton and Jordan Hyde.

The Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street, is holding an opening reception on Friday, January 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for “The Art of Regan – A Soulful Search”.  Regan Kenyon’s work (at right) will be on view through January.



Rebecca and Ken of the group called Hungrytown will perform at the Library Coffee House on Friday, January 5  from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the North Indian River County Library in Sebastian.   Rebecca is a songwriter, singer and guitar player and Ken plays multiple instruments including bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica.  Admission is free.  Call (772) 589-1355 for more information.

Ocean Strings Studio is offering new Kindermusik classes every week on Friday at 9:00 am to 5:30 pm beginning January 5 and ending May 4.  A special preview class on January 5 is offered to families new to Kindermusik that have not experienced a Playdate or class before.  Select your choice of classes: 9:00 am Level 1 (Ages 1 & 2 years) 10:00 am; Level 2 (Ages 2 & 3 years); 11:00 am Foundations (Ages Newborn- 1 year) or 4:45 pm Mixed Level (Ages Newborn- 5 years old).  Classes are held at Artistry in Motion Dance Studio, 1960 44 Avenue in Vero Beach.  Contact Nicole Ballinger at or 772-486-8668.


Visit the Indian River Mall on Saturday, January 6 from 11 am to 3 pm for Artisans at the Mall to support H.A.L.O No Kill Rescue.  There will be one of a kind jewelry, artisan soaps, plants, raffles and more.  Make sure to visit the adoption center and give a kitten a forever home.  Visit online.


Vero Beach Art Club members are exhibiting their work at Humiston Park on Ocean Drive on Sunday, January 7 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Stroll the booths to see a wide variety of styles and medium by these talented artists.

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will pop the cork on the New Year with a special guest conductor and four talented soloists in a presentation of sparkling hits from the Broadway stage. The Best of Broadway will begin at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 7 at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach.  The SCSO will perform hit after hit during the Best of Broadway, featuring show tunes from Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Marvin Hamlisch, Meredith Wilsson, Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Lorenz Hart and Don Black.   $20 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at  Tickets at the door are $25.  The Best of Broadway is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID. 


The   American Association of University Women’s Book Review Breakfast will be held on Monday, January 8 at the Richardson Center on the IRSC Campus beginning at 9:30 am.   Stevario “Chris Wind” Windhom, an artist, producer and author, reviews Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson, a deeply personal call for change in how we make progress on racial issues in society.  Free.





MusicWorks, Inc. announces the inaugural concert in the popular LIVE! From Vero Beach music series. For its 5th year of live professional music, the concerts are geared to classic folk and rock groups that performed from the 60’s on.  Audiences will be treated to two great performers in one concert on Friday evening, January 12 at  7 p.m. at the Emerson Center. One of those performers is Livingston Taylor who previously performed in 2015 and returns along with Karla Bonoff, one of the greatest singer/songwriters of her generation.  For tickets visit or call 800-595-4849.   Tickets for a selection of seats are also available from the Cultural Council. 772-770-4857.

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