Events Calendar Courtesy of the Cultural Council of Indian River County
AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE
Mamma Mia: Through April 29. The smash Broadway and international hit tells the amusing tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads! On the eve of the daughter’s wedding on a Greek island paradise, her quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.
For tickets, visit RiversideTheatre.com.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19
Laugh & Learn with certified Laughter Leader, Nancy Johnson at the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, April 19 at 10:30 am. Get a positive start to your day!
M. Maison, 3403 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach, presents the artwork of Wendy Douglas at a reception on Thursday, April 19 from 4 to 7 pm. Ms. Douglas will be presenting her new series of Blue Paintings: 1950’s bathing beauties, landscapes and children. Guests will be sipping Prosecco while they shop. The exhibit is on view through April 24.
The Senior Resource Association presents the Silver Tones Choir singing The Three B’s: Beatles, BeeGees & Beach Boys on Thursday April 19 at 7 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach. Free.
The Vero Beach Museum of Art presents its final Concert in the Sculpture Park for this season on Thursday, April 19 from 5 to 7 pm. Featured is Don Bestor. Tickets are $10/$12.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, APRIL 19 & 20
The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce An Evening with Chris Botti; on Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm ($65/59) and on Friday, April 20 at 8 pm, One Night of Queen- Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works ($45/39) Visit SunriseTheatre.com for tickets.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
The Flametree Clay Art Gallery presents Confrontational Pottery by Ramayana Baba occurs on Friday, April 20 from 6:30 to 8 pm. Confrontational Ceramic Artist, Ramayana Baba will discuss his unique works, which are an expression or artistic commentary on contemporary issues.
Seriously Mixed Media, 2017 Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce is hosting artist Janie Hinkle with an opening reception during Art Walk on Friday, April 20 from 5 to 8 pm.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 20 & 21
Comedy Zone Experience at Riverside Theatre: Featuring comedians Shaun Jones & Doug Almeida with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm. Tickets: $18, $16
Live in the Loop at Riverside Theatre: Free outdoor concerts with the theme Blues, Bourbon & BBQ with Bobby Owen Band on Friday and Category 5 & the Storm Horns on Saturday. Music starts at 6 pm.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
FUN FOR KIDS! 8th Annual Fairy & Pirate Festival – McKee Botanical Garden has created a magical day for pixies & pirates at the 8th Annual Fairy & Pirate Festival on Saturday, April 21, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This family-friendly event includes a treasure hunt, face painting, crafts and games, fairy manicures and pirate tattoos, a balloon twister, dancing around a Maypole, a wishing bush, and building your own fairy house at the Gnome Depot. SmileCloudsUSA will entertain guests with its whimsical clouds in a variety of shapes. Watch as these environmentally-friendly, slow rising clouds float up, up and away! Come dressed in your fairy best or swashbuckling gear. (Costumes are encouraged but not required). McKee’s Pixie Boutique will have fairy and pirate accessories available for purchase. Sealantro at the Garden Café will feature a special menu. $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, $8 Children ages 3-12. For more information, call 772-794-0601 or visit www.mckeegarden.org.
The American Association of University Women is holding its 2018 Annual Meeting and Board Election on Saturday, April 21 at 11:30 am at Marsh Landing, 44 North Broadway Street in Fellsmere. The program features a talk by Richard Votapkal portraying local founder, Mr. Nelson Fell. Mr. Votapkal’s presentation features Women’s Suffrage in Fellsmere. Lunch is $21.00 per person. RSVP today, April 16th on the website, VeroBeach-fl.aauw.net.
The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is offering a free horse care workshop by Tribute Equine Nutrition and Fellsmere Feed, Tack & Farm Supply on Saturday, April 21 from Noon to 3 pm. Topics will include basic horse nutrition, feeding a nutritious diet on a budget, feeding hard keepers and senior horses and preparing horses for disasters. This event is being held just prior to “Help a Horse Day” (April 26), a national celebration created to raise awareness of the plight of horses. Guests are asked to RSVP by calling (772) 571-6408.
The Learning Alliance presents its Fifth annual Moonshot “Read Across the Field” at Sebastian River High School, 8:15 am – 8:45 am on Saturday, April 21. Free.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 21 & 22
VERO BEACH AIR SHOW THIS WEEKEND – The Vero Beach Air Show will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 21 & 22 at the Vero Beach Airport. Performers scheduled are: Blue Angels – the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, with aviators from the Navy and Marines; John Klatt Airshows- Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco; Rob Holland, one of the most decorated, respected, and innovative aerobatic pilots; Dan Buchanan Airshows; GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team; Bill Stein Airshows; Prowlers of the Pacific; Team Fastrax Skydivers, McCart Jet Motorsports “Homewrecker”; F-16 Viper Demo Team and Chefpitts Airshows. In addition there will be aircraft displays and a Food Fest! For tickets and more information, visit VeroAirShow.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 22
The Galleries at First Pres will have an opening reception on Sunday, April 22, from 3 pm to 5 pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach. Featured local artists include Keith Mills, Susan Lavender, and George Pillorgé. Tours will be available as well as an opportunity to meet the artists; light refreshments will be served in the Eleanor T. Smith lounge. This event is free to the community. The works will be on display from Wednesday, April 4, through Wednesday, June 27.
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will play the symphonic suite by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov when they present Scheherezade at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 22 at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. The SCSO will perform the popular work, inspired by the exotic nightly tales of shipwrecks, thieves and royals, in a concert that also includes the sweeping Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet. Prize-winning trumpet player and University of Central Florida professor, Dr. Luis Miguel Araya joins the orchestra to present the world premiere of Christopher Marshall’s haunting Transcending for trumpet and strings. $20 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org. Tickets at the door are $25. Scheherezade is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID. For more information, call 855-252-7276.
The First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach presents Christoph Seybold, on Violin and Jacob Craig on Piano on Sunday, April 22 at 4 pm. Admission is free and donations will be gratefully accepted.