Cultural Calendar

Events Courtesy of the Cultural Council of Indian River County


Lombardi – through February 18.

If you loved the tunes by The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Carole King, James Taylor, the Mamas & the Papas, Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills & Nash, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Jim Morrison, and other greats of the days gone by…then you’re sure to love Live From Laurel Canyon presented by MusicWorks, Inc. on stage at The Emerson Center on Thursday, February 8 at 7 pm.  For tickets, visit or call the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857.

The travel film “Art Trails of the Riviera” will be shown by the Friends of the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, February 8th, from 2-3 p.m. at the Library. Join Kate Comer as she searches out the studios, homes and favorite playgrounds of some of the greatest artists of the modern era who made the south of France their home.  Free.


The Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street in Vero Beach begins two new workshops this week: Aromatherapy Workshop with Rita Bernstein, Clinical Aromatherapist on Thursdays, February 8 and 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  (Introductory session is $20, cost of both sessions is $30.0; and Glimpses of the Wisdom of the Mystics with Gini Grommes, M.Ed., Spiritual Director/Leader on Fridays, February 9th and 16th from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  ($20 by February 6). To register, visit

The Treasure Coast Rock & Gem Society will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday February 8 at 7 pm at the St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 475 43rd Ave. in the Old Parish Room.  The topic of discussion will be the Gem & Jewelry Show Feb. 17th & 18th and the use of the new workshop.  For more information call Ann Metz at: 772-231-0218.


The Vero Beach Art Club presents “Art on the Island” a display of unique 3-D art at Marsh Island Club.  The opening reception and awards will be on Friday February 9 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.  The exhibit and sale continues on Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Explore the backstage of Riverside Theatre with a guided tour of the various shops, stand on stage where the actors perform, and experience the history of Florida’s largest professional theatre on Friday, February 9 @ 11am & 2pm.  Tickets: $5, FREE for Members.  Visit

The Vero Beach Sunrise Rotary Club is having a VIP party, Red, White & Brew  on Friday, February 9 from 6:30 to 9 pm at Walking Tree Brewery.  Home brewers are paired with local restaurants for a Peoples Choice Award and the winner will be able to show off their award the following week at the Florida Craft Brew and WingFest, February 17 at Royal Palm Pointe.  Enjoy food, craft beer and music by the Jacks Band.  ($75).  Visit for tickets.


ChamberFest Vero Beach is a new chamber music festival that integrates world-class performances with engaging hands-on workshops and thought-provoking discussions.   The festival runs from February 5-11 with free public performances at the First Presbyterian Church Vero Beach on Thursday February 8, Friday February 9 and Saturday February 10 at 7:30pm.  For information visit


Take a free tour of seven artists’ studios in Sebastian during the 7th Annual Sebastian Art Studio Tour on Saturday, February 10 from 10 am to 5 pm.  See paintings, collage, prints, jewelry, sculpture and hand dyed silk.  Visit to download a map.



The Indian River Genealogical Society is offering a free, three-session introductory class (February 10, 17 and 23) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Main Library.  Sign up in the main library, (772)444-7470  or at

The British are coming! The British are coming!…to McKee Botanical Garden at the 9th Annual Motor Car Exhibition on Saturday, February 10, from 10 am to 3 pm.  Forty classic and current British cars and motorcycles will be on display throughout the lush tropical landscape of McKee, ranging from a 1931 Bentley 8 Liter to the latest 710 horsepower 2018 McLaren.  This year’s car show is being held in conjunction with McKee’s It’s A Jungle Out There! Exhibition.  General admission rates apply.  $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, $8 Children ages 3-12.  McKee members and children under 3 free.

Main Street Vero Beach’s Vintage Market will be held on Saturday, February 10 from 9 am to 4 pm.  Shop local for vintage wares from pop-up boutique vendors along 14th Avenue in Downtown Vero Beach. This event is FREE to attend.

The Community Church of Vero Beach’s Concert Series continues on Saturday, February 10 at 4 pm with the Treasure Coast Handbell Festival.  Experience the joy of ringing as various handbell choirs from around the Treasure Coast come together in concert, featuring solo choirs and mass choir rings. Visit for more information.

The Cultural Council of Indian River County is the Charity of the Evening at the Oceanside Business Association’s Sunset Saturday Night om February 10 from 5:30 to 8 pm on Ocean Drive at Humiston Park.  Enjoy live music by Wiley Nash as well as vendors and food booths.

The Vero Beach Theatre Guild is holding  an exquisite Dinner Gala & Silent Auction on Saturday, February 10 at the Vero Beach County Club beginning at 6 pm. Enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, live music and more!  Ticket purchase and donations can be made online or at the box office Mondays through Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm.

The  Vero Beach Elks Lodge #1774, 1350 26th Street, is having its annual Harry Anna Valentine’s Ball on Saturday, February 10. Enjoy Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner 6:30 for $20.  The  menu is Tomato soup, Roasted, stuffed Pork Loin, Creamed Peas w/bacon mashed potatoes, Chocolate Banana Rum Cake, chocolate pudding & cherries. Enjoy music from 7-10 pm by Scotch & Soda.  Reservations: 772-562-8450.


The Garden Club of Indian River County,  will host their 20th Annual Antique and Vintage Show and Sale on Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11, at 2526 17th Avenue, Vero Beach.  Show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Admission is $2.00. Free parking. Catered lunch available.

Arts & Culture in St. Lucie County

The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents ABBA Mania – From London’s West End on Saturday, February 10  at 8 pm ($49/39) and Comedian Brian Regan on Sunday, February 11 at 7 pm ($49/39).  Visit for tickets. 


Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church presents “Broadway Concert” on Sunday, February 11 at 3 pm.  Singers Tee Rockwell, Tania Ortega-Cowan, Kyle Jones, and Edmund Nalzaro join Marcos Flores on the piano, Pete Hengen on the bass, and Gully Shell on percussion on the sequel of the sell-out concert two years ago.  Purchase tickets ($25/$10)

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will perform “Fan Favorites,” a concert chock-full of the biggest and best symphonic works by Gershwin, Stravinsky, Respighi, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Debussy, Ravel, Grieg, and more on Sunday, February 11 at 3 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church. A 2017 Van Cliburn piano competition quarterfinalist, Sergey Belyavskiy (at left) joins the orchestra to perform Gershwin’s popular Rhapsody in Blue.  $20 advance tickets for adults are available at Tickets at the door are $25.  The concert is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID.


MusicWorks, Inc. presents Poco in concert at the Emerson Center on Thursday, February 15 at 7 pm.  Poco is a Southern California country rock band originally formed following the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968. Poco was part of the first wave of the West Coast rock genre.  For tickets, visit or call the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857.

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