Cultural Calendar

ONGOING

M. Maison Decor & Fashion, 3403 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, is currently In2Design (Scandinavian Simplicity) Trunk Show through March 31.  For more information, visit mmaisonvero.com.

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is currently exhibiting Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar through May 6; Paul Outerbridge: New Color Photographs from Mexico and California, 1948 – 1955 through June 3 and Shadow and Light: The Etchings of Martin Lewis through May 18.

 

Pictured: “Blue Cypress Morning” by Phil Reid of Vero Beach was awarded Best of Show.

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery is exhibiting Through the Eye of the Camera, a juried photography show,  until April 27.  

Art in Public Places:  Indian River County Courthouse features mixed media by Margaret Goembel and the County Administration Buildings feature Cultural Council artists.

The Cultural Concierge Service of the Cultural Council of Indian River County is currently selling tickets for two upcoming concerts:  The Vero Beach Choral Society’s Songs of the Soul, a choral music concert celebrating sacred songs of praise and folk songs of life, on Sunday, April 8 at 4 pm at Community Church ($15) and MusicWorks, Inc.’s concert with John Sebastian on Friday, March 30 at 7 pm at the Emerson Center ($45).  Call 772-770-4857 today!

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Buyer & Cellar- through 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.

For tickets, visit RiversideTheatre.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

The National League of American Pen Women presents a workshop with Suzanne Fox, Evoking the Senses:  Writing Techniques For Impact, Poignancy, and Power on Wednesday, March 28 at 2 pm at Springhill Suites by Marriott, 5115 Indian River Blvd. in Vero Beach. This fun, intensive and informative workshop focuses on evoking sensory impressions, sharing powerful techniques that immediately make your writing more memorable and moving.  The cost is $30 Members, $35 Non-members.  Contact: Rosemary Brofos by e-mail to sign up: rosemarybrofos@bellsouth.net.

Flametree Clay Art Gallery, 2041 14 Avenue in Vero Beach, presents a special poetry reading, From Pottery Collector to Poet with John Houx on Wednesday, March 28.  Reception starts at 6:30 pm (light refreshments will be served) with the reading starting at 6:45 pm.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29

The Friends of the North Indian River County Library will show the travel film Myanmar on Thursday, March 29th, from 2-3 p.m. at the Library. Join Megan McCormick as she explores Myanmar, starting her journey at Yangon, then on to Inle Lake, Mandalay and Bagan. Next she visits the Chin  and Rahkine States, ending her journey at Ngapali Beach.  Free. 

The Emerson Center’s Humanities Series features Janie Gould exploring Florida’s memories of U-boat attacks, German POW’s, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and more using excerpts from her popular “Floridays” radio program. Global Events That Touched Florida: Great Depression Through Cold War will be on Thursday, March 29 at 7 pm.  Free. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 30

Community Church of Vero Beach will present the Verdi Requiem on Good Friday, March 30 at 7:00 pm. Verdi Requiem is well-known as a monumental piece, brimming with drama and gorgeous melodies throughout.  Community Church is pleased to welcome mezzo-soprano Robyn Rocklein as she presents her fourth performance in Verdi Requiem to Vero Beach. Returning solo artists include baritone Christopher Holloway,  tenor Samuel Hall and Community Church’s own soprano Rachel Carter. Free.

The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents AJ Ghent in concert on Friday, March 30 at 8 pm in the Black Box.  His style can be defined as fresh, nostalgic, electrifying and roots rock, — fusing blues, funk, rock, and pop, mashing it into a genre he likes to call, NEO BLUES. Tickets: $15/$20 at the door.  

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

Sebastian Inlet State Park will hold the Night Sounds concert series on Saturday, March 31 from 7 to 9 pm.  The concert will showcase recording artists Diamond Dixie.  Diamond Dixie is an up and coming country duo, consisting of sisters, Gabriela and Bianca LeDuc.  Diamond Dixie plays their own special versions of covers and original music, as well as fun videos.  The concert is free with regular park entry fees. 

Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church will have its Easter Cantata celebrating in song the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ with a full mix choir, soloists, 35 piece orchestra, on Saturday, March 31 at  4:30 & 7 pm.  Free will offerings will be appreciated.

UPCOMING

ELC’s 30th ANNIVERSARY GALA 

It’s time to celebrate at the Environmental Learning Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, April 7, from 6 to 9 pm at Bent Pine Golf Club, 6001 Clubhouse Drive in Vero Beach.  Envision the Future is the theme of the evening.  A highlight of the evening will be to present the first “Environmental Visionary in Action “award. This EVA award will be given annually to honor an individual doing outstanding, boundary-pushing work, in any discipline, that focuses on enabling humans to live in harmony with their environment. This year’s award will go to Sir Richard Branson, British businessman and philanthropist who will  join the festivities by video. The order of the evening will be: cocktails and silent auction, dinner and  dessert, presentation of the EVA award, and dancing with music provided by Alternative Therapy. There will be an open bar all evening and valet parking. Dress is festive cocktail attire. Tickets are $200 per person for a classic ticket, $150 per person for young professionals (under 40 years of age – limited number of tickets available), and $500 per person for 30th Anniversary Commemorative Tickets that include priority seating and a small thank you gift. The net proceeds will provide assistance for those with financial need who wish to take part in ELC educational programs. Tickets can be obtained online at discoverELC.org or by calling Brendon at 772-589-5050 x102.

SAVE THE DATE! 

The Cultural Council’s  next Art of Networking will be held on Tuesday, April 10 from 5 to 7 pm at Wild Thyme Catering, 1785 Old Dixie Highway in Vero Beach.  RSVP by calling 772-770-4857.

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