Cultural Calendar

Events Calendar Courtesy of the Cultural Council of Indian River County
ONGOING

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Gypsy – through March 25.

Buyer & Cellar- March 20 – April 8  Struggling actor Alex More is excited about his new job, even though it’s in a Malibu basement. You see, the basement belongs to beloved superstar, Barbra Streisand, who happens to have a shopping mall in her cellar. When Babs comes downstairs to play one day, a real bonding takes place, but will that friendship transfer out of the cellar?  Buyer and Cellar is a laugh-out-loud story about one of the oddest of odd jobs.

Riverside Theatre for Kids: Winnie The Pooh, A Schoolsical Showcase through March 25. 

For tickets, visit RiversideTheatre.com. 

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY MARCH 21-24

Vero Beach Opera is hosting the 2nd annual Deborah Voigt International Vocal Competition with three performances at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.  On Wednesday, March 21 at 7 pm is Deborah Voigt in Concert; on Thursday & Friday, March 22 & 23 (times vary) is the Vocal Competition and on Saturday, March 24 at 7 pm is the Competition Finals Concert.  For tickets, visit VeroBeachOpera.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

The Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Ed Shanaphy & Friends at Concerts in the Sculpture Park on Thursday, March 22 from 5 to 7 pm.  $12 general admission; $10 for museum members.

Author Nelson Cover will introduce his latest book, From the Midst of Wickedness at a Book Signing & Reception on Thursday, March 22 at the Vero Beach Book Center at 5 pm.

 

 

A film about Florida’s Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park will be shown by the Friends of the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, March 22 from 2-3 p.m. at the Library.  Free.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY MARCH 22 & 23

Up With People will perform on Thursday, March 22 at 7 pm and Friday, March 23 at 8 pm at the Intergenerational  Recreation Center (igCenter), 1590 9th Street SW in Vero Beach.  The program includes international songs and dances, entertaining pop medleys, and original songs crafted to inspire people to make their own personal commitments to keeping hope alive in their communities.  For tickets, $8, visit upwithpeople.org/events/verobeach/

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

Studio Gallery 77,  7707 US Highway (US 1 at 77th Street) Suite #4 in Vero Beach,  is holding an opening reception for featured artist, Pat Cochran along with exhibiting artists, Jeaninne Surette Honstein, Susan Lawson Bouma, Cindy Miller Johnson, Robert Honstein on Friday, March 23 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.  The exhibit is on view through March 31.  For information,  email cjmillerjohnson@gmail.com.

The Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Sebastian River High School Jazz Ensemble and Steel Drum Band on Friday, March 23 at Riverview Park in Sebastian beginning at 5:30 pm.  The concert entry is free, and food & drink are available for purchase. 

the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents  Hotel California – A Tribute to the Eagles on  Friday, March 23 at 8 pm ($45/39). For tickets, visit SunriseTheatre.com. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

The Sebastian River Art Club presents Art By The River Fine Art show and sale at Riverview Park in Sebastian on Saturday, March 24 (Rain date: March 25)  from 10 am to 4 pm. The show features paintings in a variety of mediums and subjects, along with sculpture, photography, jewelry, art glass, pottery, fiber, wood carving and inlay, prints and more

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Coral Mermaid Gallery, 8905 North US1 in Sebastian, is offering a beginner cold process soap making class on Saturday, March 24 from 9 to 11:30 am.  $85.  Call Diane at 772-532-7000 or email orchidislandsoap@gmail.com.

 

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department’s 59th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at and sponsored by Mulligan’s Beach House in Vero Beach on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  Children up to 9 years old are invited to participate in this free Easter Egg Hunt with a visit from the Easter Bunny!  Every child gets a prize!  Please bring a donation of 6 empty plastic Easter Eggs.  Call 567-2144 or visit www.covb.org for more information.

Author Suzanne Fox will present a workshop, Memoir: Exploring Truth, Memory and Craft on Saturday, March 24 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Laura Riding Jackson Writing Center,  1914 14 Avenue in Vero Beach.  The cost is $45.  Register online at LauraRidingJackson.com.

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, March 24, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, Nikki Stolze, Horticulture Department staff member at McKee, will host Waterlilies 101 and give a behind-the-scenes look at what McKee’s staff does to maintain the Garden’s amazing waterlily collection.  Learn  to identify the different types of waterlilies, how to propagate and divide plants, what soil they like and the importance of choosing the right location to plant.   The cost is $10/$12.

 

 

The A.E Backus Museum & Gallery, is hosting Basic DSLR Photography Workshop on Saturday, March 24 from 4:00-6:00 pm with  Instructor Wendy Conrad.  Students must bring their own camera.  The cost is $75 for Backus Members and $90 for Non-Members.  Visit BackusMuseum.com to register and for more information. 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY,  MARCH 24 & 25

TWISTED TAIL RIBFEST THIS WEEKEND

Join the  Rotary Club of Vero Beach on Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25 at Riverside Park in Vero Beach for the 3rd annual Twisted Tail Ribfest.  Ribfest features fun for the whole family, including award-winning barbecue, draft beer, live music, children’s activities, a variety of food and drink from grilled corn to funnel cakes, all sorts of non-food items from crafts to clothing.  Vote for the 2018 “Best Ribs in Vero Beach”!  100% of net proceeds will go to the Vero Beach Rotary Charities Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to charity in Indian River County.  Visit www.twistedtailribfest.com.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

The Vero Beach Art Club’s Art in the Park will be on Sunday, March 25 from 10 am to 4 pm at Humiston Park. View a wide variety of subjects & mediums.

Emmet Cahill, photographed on Sunday, 7 August 2016.
Photography by Brendan Duffy.

Global superstar Emmet Cahill returns to perform with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, March 25 at the Emerson Center in Vero Beach. The live concert will offer a selection of songs from the classic Irish repertoire, including “I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen,” “An Irish Lullaby,” “Danny Boy,” “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” and more. Cahill will also perform songs from select musicals.  $30 advance tickets for adults are available online at SpaceCoastSymphony.org. The concert is $15 (18 and under or with a student ID) Special VIP Passes are available for $50.

 

 

 

 

 

 
MONDAY, MARCH 26

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department is offering Spring Break Cheer Camp  for ages 7 and older.  They will learn cheers, chants, jumps, stunts, dances, tumbling, making great friends, and so much more!  Spring Break Cheer Camp is Monday – Thursday, March 26th – March 29th at Leisure Square from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. The cost per Child (4 days of Camp) is City Resident – $90.00 and Non-City Resident – $105.00.   Call  770-6500.

UPCOMING

MusicWorks, Inc. presents John Sebastian in concert at the Emerson Center on Friday, March 30 at 7 pm. His group, The Lovin’ Spoonful played a major role in the mid-’60s rock revolution.  Reminisce to Do You Believe In Magic?, You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice, “Daydream, Younger Girl, Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?, Summer In The City, Rain On The Roof, Nashville Cats, Six O’Clock, Darling Be Home Soon and Younger Generation.  For tickets, visit musicworksconcerts.com or call the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857.

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