Events Calendar Courtesy of the Cultural Council of Indian River County
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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 5
Join Joseph Gramm at 2 p.m., on Thursday, April 5th, at the North Indian River County Library for “Classic Films with a Twist,” followed by discussion and a trivia contest. Free.
THURSDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY APRIL 5, 7 & 8
HIBISCUS FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND!
Main Street Vero Beach presents the 15th Annual Hibiscus Festival on 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach. The festival begins with the Miss Hibiscus Pageant on Thursday from 7 to 9 pm at the Heritage Center. Then, on Saturday (10 am – 6 pm) & Sunday, (10 am to 5 pm) April 8 & 9, enjoy strolling community booths & vendors, Food Court, live music, childrens’ activities (look for Kindermusik at the Festival) and a fine art & craft show. Free.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
Special Guest Appearance by popular Vero Beach author/screenwriter Alan Wolford at Carmine and Lucia’s, 1916 14th Ave., downtown Vero Friday, April 6, 5 to 8 pm where Mr. Wolford will autograph any of his three best sellers “The Dealership”, “Condo Commandeaux”, and “The Queen of South Beach”. Refreshments will be available.
First Friday Gallery Stroll
The First Friday Gallery Stroll in downtown Vero Beach will be held on April 6 from 5 to 8 pm. Here’ a preview of the gallery exhibits: Gallery 14 presents Guest Artist Photographer Paul Solovay showing his popular music series, glimpses of NYC, classic cars, European paintings with a new twist, and homage to Andy Warhol; a potpourri of fascinating, colorful work. The Artists Guild Gallery’s guest artist is May Brandt. Main Street Vero Beach exhibits paintings of Stephen Holloway. Flametree Clay Art Gallery is featuring works with the theme For the Love of Pets.
Rene Guerin at Center for Spiritual Care – New works by Rene Guerin will be featured during April at the Center for Spiritual Care in Vero Beach. The exhibition, which opens with a 5 p.m. artist’s reception Friday, April 6, will run through Monday, April 30. Guerin’s show, titled “The Figure, Mostly,” will focus on her representational paintings of groups and individuals. The Center is located at 1550 24th Street, two blocks north of Vero’s Main Library.
One Street Over will perform their mix of folksy, funky, bluegrass, and down-to-earth music at the Library Coffee House Friday, April 6, from 7 to 9 pm at the North Indian River County Library in Sebastian. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce hosts Bluebird Productions for a performance by Joey Gilmore on Friday, April 6 at 8 pm in the Black Box, Tickets: $20/$22 at door.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 6 & 7
Indian River State College is hosting its 13th Annual IRSC Writers Day with the theme, Beginnings, Middles, Ends at the Fort PIerce campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue on Saturday, April 7 from 8:30 am to 2 pm. 60-minute sessions will allow writers to learn from three published writers with lectures and interactive activities that inspire and engage writers in the process from beginning, to middle, to end. Attend a Special pre-event evening Reading with the authors at the Wynne Black Box Theatre on the IRSC Main Campus Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m. The cost is $40; $10 for students and includes lunch. For more information, contact Kim Laffont (772) 462-7040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7
The 2nd Annual Moonshot Family Literacy Festival – The Power of Our Stories – will be held on Saturday, April 7, from 10 am – 2 pm at Gifford Middle School. The FREE Moonshot Family Literacy Festival is designed to celebrate and promote literacy and the joy of reading. The festival kicks off at 10 am with events such as Build-A-Book, Book Tasting, Minute to Win It, Reader’s Café, periodic give-a-ways, and other fun family activities! It is geared for families with children ages 4 – 18. Visit TheLearningAlliance.org for more information.
Closing out the celebrations of Ballet Vero Beach’s fifth anniversary season, the company announces Program 3, Circle of Influence, with performances April 6 at 8 pm and April 7 at 2 pm and 8 pm at the VBHS Performing Arts Center. All three works on the program feature costume designs by Travis Halsey. Not only did Travis design the spectacular Nutcracker on the Indian River, the Theater Development Fund has just announced he is receiving the Kitty Leech Young Master award at this year’s Irene Sharaff awards! In fact our gorgeous Sugar Plum Tutu will represent Travis’s work at the gala in New York City in April. Tickets range from $10-$75 and can be purchased at balletverobeach.org or by calling the VBHS Performing Arts Center Box Office at 772-564-5537.
The Old Vero Ice Age Site Committee presents a free, one hour lecture, An Ice Age Mystery Revealed, on Saturday, April 7 at 4 pm and 7 pm at the Emerson Center. Find out what was learned in four years of excavating at the Vero Dig. For more information, visit oviasc.org.
H.A.L.O.’s “Artisans At The Mall” will be on Saturday, April 7 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Indian River Mall. This is a family-oriented craft show and animal adoption event to raise funds and bring attention to the importance of a no-kill animal rescue located in the Mall. It’s kitten season! Check out the loving animals in need of a forever home at the H.A.L.O. shelter in the mall between Victoria’s Secret and Sears.
ROCK & BREW AT VERO BEACH MUSEUM OF ART
Dress as your favorite Rock Star from the 50s to today Rock & Brew event at the Vero Beach Museum of Art on Saturday, April 7 from 8 to 11 pm. Tour the exhibit, From Medieval to Metal: The art and evolution of the Guitar; enjoy a photo op at the Wall of Fame and walk the red carpet! Music by SoulJam and beers from Walking Tree Brewery. The cost is $35 per person and includes two drinks. Visit VeroBeachMuseum.org or call Kelly at 772-231-0707 Ext. 145.
SUNDAY, APRIL 8
On Sunday, April 8th, the Vero Beach Choral Society presents Songs of the Soul, a choral music concert celebrating sacred songs of praise and folk songs of life. The concert program features Mozart’s Solemn Vespers and John Rutter’s A Sprig of Thyme, a collection of English folk songs, with orchestral accompaniment by the Vero Beach High School Sinfonia Orchestra. Performance will be at Community Church of Vero Beach, at 4 pm. Tickets $15 in advance (available online at VeroBeachChoralSociety.org or at the Cultural Council of Indian River County, 2041 14th Avenue, in Vero Beach, 772-770-4857), $20 at the door. Students discounted.
Theatre-Go-Round Dinner Theatre has two new shows at the Quilted Giraffe this week. Beginning on Sunday, April 8, “Love Changes Everything”- Andrew Lloyd Webber at his romantic best features hits from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Cats,” “Starlight Express,” ”Phantom of the Opera,” “Aspects of Love,” “Sunset Boulevard,” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Shows run every Sunday through May 6 and include a gourmet dinner with doors opening at 4:30 pm before the 6 pm show. In addition, don’t miss, for two nights only-Monday & Tuesday, April 9 & 10 – Broadway Dueling Pianos with 6 pm dinner and 7:30 pm show. The all-inclusive dinner theatre package is $65 per person. For reservations, call the box office at 772-252-9341.