Cultural Calendar October 11-14

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

MEET THE ARTISTS AT THE FOYER GALLERY OF ART

Barbara Whitlam, The Patriarch.

A new exhibit of photography as well as mixed media wall sculptures is now on View at the Foyer Gallery of Art in the Emerson Center.  Meet the artists tomorrow night (Thursday, October 11) from 5 to 7 pm.  Exhibiting photographers are Shelley Stang, Arlene Willnow, Lisa Willnow and Barbara Whitlam.  Rooted in Memory is the collection of mixed media wall sculptures by Ruth Feldman.  In addition, Paul R. Davis is exhibiting his paintings of boats in the Emerson Center Lobby.  The Emerson Center is located at 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach.  Regular viewing hours are Monday – Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm.  Visit FoyerGallery.net for more information.

ENJOY AN EVENING IN PARIS AT THE HERITAGE CENTER 

Vero Heritage, 2140 14th Avenue, is hosting An Evening in Paris on Thursday, October 11th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Over 20 local vendors will transform the Heritage Center in to a Parisian-style evening street market, to create the shopping event of the season.  Tickets include a complementary reusable event shopping bag, a welcome glass of bubbly, abundant French hors d’ouevres, and of course, French wines! Returning this year are the Moulin Rouge style dancers. The Parisian Hostess will be taking the runway by storm with her lively Parisianista fashion show. New this year is live French-style jazz and a traditional French mime in the style of Marcel Marceau.  Tickets are available at the Heritage Center or on line at Eventbrite.com. For more information, please call the Heritage Center at 772-770-2263.

LEARN ABOUT FLORIDA’S LIGHTHOUSES

Brendan Burke at the St. Augustine Lighthouse.

Florida archaeologist and historian Brendan Burke is coming to Vero Beach to explore the stories of Florida’s lighthouses in a free presentation at The Emerson Center at 7 pm. on Thursday, October 11.  Burke, Associate Director of Archaeology with the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, will appear as part of the venue’s popular Florida Humanities Series.  Burke will relate how shifting sandbars, reef-strewn shallows, hurricanes, earthquakes, even military attacks have challenged Florida’s important aids-to-navigation. He will explain how the Sunshine State’s lighthouses have been a source or curiosity, folklore, and refuge.  In addition, he will relate the history of Florida’s lighthouses and recall stories from our legacy of lighting the coast.

 

FRIDAY & SATURDAY,  OCTOBER 12 & 13

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Come experience Oktoberfest Nights, as Riverside Theatre adds a taste of Oktoberfest to the grill, bar, and music. Enjoy German food and drink specials with Rocktober Music October 12 & 13.

Howl at the Moon – Oktoberfest Nights – with musicians Amy Keith & Ken Gustafson.  Seatings at 7:30 and 8:30 pm.

Live in the Loop – Free outdoor concerts beginning at 6 pm with Bob Houston Quartet (Authentic “Oom-Pah-Pah” German Oktoberfest Band) on Friday and Nightfly (Classic Rock n’ Roll & More) on Saturday.   For tickets, visit RiversideTheatre.com.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY OCTOBER 12-14

12 ANGRY MEN AT VBTG

Apron Series Plays begin this weekend at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild with “12 Angry Men” by Sherman L. Sergel, on October 12, 13 & 14 at 7:30 pm.  A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. “He doesn’t stand a chance,” mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts.  For tickets ($12.50), visit verobeachtheatreguild.com.

 

BIRD & NATURE ART SHOW THIS WEEKEND

The Pelican Island Preservation Society hosts the juried Indian River Bird and Nature Art Show from Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14  at the Sebastian River Art Club, 1245 Main Street in Sebastian. There will be a Plein Air paint out on Friday from 9-3 pm at both the SRAC location and the Pelican Island National Refuge. An artists’ reception will be held on Friday from 6-8 pm. The show will be open to the public  Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-4. On Saturday a sunset cocktail cruise to Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge will be offered with tour leader and Naturalist, Heather Stapleton at 5 pm with a cost of $45. At 3:30 pm there is a keynote speech about National Refuge week by retired USFWS Missi Hatfield.  The cruise and speech will be held at Capt. Hiram’s on Indian River Drive.  For more information  and to reserve space on the sunset cruise, visit firstrefuge.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

OKTOBERFEST AT THE ELKS LODGE

The Vero Beach Elks Lodge, 1350 26th Street is holding it Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 13 offering cocktails at 5:30 pm and  a Bavarian dinner at 6:30 pm.  Dinner includes: Schweinebraten (Roast Pork Sauerbraten), Warm German Potato Salad, Red Cabbage Bratwursts and Sauerkraut, finishing with a Bavarian Dessert & Coffee.  There will be Oktoberfest Bier on Tap.  Enjoy Oompah & American Music from 7 to 10 pm as well as singing & dancing with The Sophisticats. Tickets are $20 (Advance ticket sales only).  Call  562 8450.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 & 14

THE “BEST OF THE BEST” ON VIEW AT BACKUS MUSEUM

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, 500 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce, presents “The Best of the Best” annual juried art exhibit on Sunday, October 14 from Noon to 4 pm.  An opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm when prizes will be awarded by the jury to the artists.  Reception admission is free to artists who applied to exhibit and one guest; free for Backus Museum Members; and a $20 donation will be accepted for  non-members.  Non members may join the Museum for $50 a year which includes admission to all the Museum’s opening receptions. The exhibit will be on view until November 16.

 

UPCOMING

SAVE THE DATE!

Enjoy an evening out at the Post & Vine,  1919 14th Avenue  in Vero Beach and support the Cultural Arts Village on Thursday,  October 18 from 5 to 8 pm.  Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and visit artisans who create jewelry tht will be offered for sale to benefit the Village.  There will be a cash bar and entertainment by Steve Erickson.  For tickets, $40, visit VeroBeachCulturalArtsVillage.com

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