Cultural Calendar January 10-13



Thursday, January 10: “Journey into the New World – Story of the St. Johns River” at the Woman’s Club

Through February: All Around Town @ Foyer Gallery of Art, Emerson Center   Visit for more information.


Evita: Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Evita is the passionate, exhilarating story of Eva Peron who used her charisma and charms to rise from her penniless origins to political power as the first lady of Argentina at the age of 27. Acclaimed and adored as a champion of the poor, her glamour, power and greed ended with her heart-breaking death at an early age. With an electrifying score of pop, jazz and Latin influences, Evita is filled with unforgettable Broadway numbers including its grand anthem, “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.” On stage through January 27. Tickets:

A new exhibit is open at the Foyer Gallery of Art in the Emerson Center.  In celebration of  Vero Beach’s Centennial, this exhibit, titled “All Around Town” features scenes of Vero Beach by a wide variety of local artists through February 28.  Save the date for the opening reception on January 24 from 5 to 7 pm.  Visit for more information.

Kingston Trio

Legendary folk icons The Kingston Trio bring their timeless music to fans at the Sunrise Theatre on Thursday, January 10 at 7 pm. Keeping it in the family, Josh Reynolds, son of original member Nick Reynolds, along with lifelong musical partners Mike Marvin and Tim Gorelangton, perform many of the trio’s best-loved songs. Visit for tickets.

Red Amaryllis by Jim McVicker.

J.M. Stringer Gallery presents Awake: The Beautiful Adventure of Life, featuring Jim McVicker and Luke Steadman. With exquisite attention to capturing light, atmosphere, and space, this collection of work is quiet, sensitive, and serene –  inviting the viewer to contemplate the sensory “adventure underlying the routine of daily life” and the “beauty all around us.” Attend the opening receptions Thursday (4 – 8 pm), Friday (11 am – 6 pm) and Saturday (11 am to 6 pm), January 10 through 12.  Visit:


The Laura Riding Jackson Foundation is holding Open Mic Poetry on Friday, January 11 from 6:30 to 830 pm at the Walking Tree Brewery, 3209 Dodger Road in Vero Beach.  Join the Laura Riding Jackson “Porch Poets” to share an original poem, read with local poets and enjoy craft beer or wine in a festive setting!


Temple Beth Shalom, 365 43rd Avenue in Vero Beach, is hosting an art auction of the works of Sylvia Resnick including over 200 pieces in a variety of media on Saturday, January 12.  There will be a wine & cheese reception at 7 pm.  Ticket donation is $8 each or two for $15.  RSVP to

The Indian River Genealogical Society is offering free Introduction to Genealogy classes at the Indian River County Main Library, 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach. The 3 Session Class will be held on January 12, 19, and 25th) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Attendees must sign up at least 3 days before the first class either at the Main Library or by calling (772)444-7470.  The sign-up sheet for this class is on the IRGS table across from the elevator on the second floor.    For more information, please visit

The  Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County (HSVB) will hold Bark in the Park, a free family fun-fest on Saturday, January 12  from 10 am to 3 pm at Riverside Park.  Enjoy performances by the Disconnected K-9 Frisbee dogs, the Ultimate Diving Dogs and Indian River County’s very own amazing K-9 officers and their partners. Dogs will have an opportunity to run the always- popular lure course and there will be food vendors, merchandise booths and a Kids’ Zone. HSVB will also have dogs available for adoption to go home the same day.

The Environmental Learning Center’s annual fundraiser, Mangroves & Moonlight will be held at the ELC on Saturday, January 12 from 6 to 9 pm.  Enjoy an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and support the ELC by bidding on a silent auction item.  Listen to live jazz by the Jeff LaForte Trio throughout the evening.  For tickets ($200 per person or $500 commemorative ticket), visit

Nutty Deluxe by Gretchen Greene.

An opening reception for the Second Anniversary Celebration and Exhibition of the Galleries at First Pres will be held Sunday, January 13 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, at First Presbyterian Church. Featured local artists include Vicki Beyer, Gretchen Green (at left), and Darlene Kratovel. Tours will be available with an opportunity to meet the artists, and light refreshments will be served. The works will be on display through April 1.

 The Vero Beach Art Club is having Art in the Park on Ocean Drive in Humiston Park on Sunday, January 13 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Stroll the booths of the Club artists creating in a wide variety of media.

Vero Beach Opera kicks off its 30th year on Sunday, January 13th at 3 p.m. with Bizet’s opera Carmen, a fully staged opera with orchestra conducted by met opera maestro Caren Levine. All performances are held in the Performing Arts Center at Vero Beach High School, 1707 16th Street. Tickets are $30, $40, $50 and $100 with students half price, and may be purchased online at

Anush Avetisyan

Soprano Anush Avetisyan will perform in a concert on Wednesday, January 16 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach. Avetisyan was the first place winner of the 2016 Deborah Voigt/Vero Beach Opera Foundation International Vocal Competition. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds will benefit Indian River County children with music scholarships through the Music Angels Education Fund. For more information, contact Linda Sposato at 484-885-7492 or by email at

MusicWorks, Inc. presents Live from Vero Beach:  Early Elton,  dedicated to continuing the spirit of Elton’s early 70‘s music on Thursday, January 17  at 7 pm at the Emerson Center.  The musicians are Jeff Kazee (piano, vocals) and John Conte (bass and vocals) of Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes with  Rich Pagano of The Fab Faux (drums and vocals) will capture the spirit, mood and energy from those early tours of 1970-1972   Purchase tickets at the Cultural Council of Indian River County (772-770-4857) or visit online.

McKee Botanical Garden is hosting a Luncheon, Lecture and Book Signing with Tatiana Holway, author of  The Flower of Empire: An Amazonian Water Lily, The Quest to Make it Bloom, and the World it Created on Thursday, January 17 at noon.   Tatiana Holway’s story of the Victoria regia reveals the role this magnificent lily played in Victorian life, art and culture in England, particularly in the intense race among prominent Britons to be the first to coax the flower to bloom. From alligator-laden jungle ponds to the heights of Victorian society, The Flower of Empire unfolds the marvelous odyssey of this wonder of nature in a revealing work of cultural history.  The cost to attend this event is $50 per person, which includes the luncheon and an autographed book.  Visit or call 772-794-0601.


  1. Milt

    We are seeking people in Indian River county who knew Laura Riding Jackson who was poet/author and lived in Florida style cracker house herein the county.Would you be able to support our efforts with Indian River Guardian?We are hosting public event Saturday January 19 from 10 am to 1 pm at her historic home on grounds of ELC – a birthday party for her and want support of community to celebrate her literary life.Free raffles birthday cake etc.Her biographer , lawyer, accountant are all coming to speak about her to the attendees.

    Are you able to help us find people who knew her?

    Thank you Susan

    Sent from Xfinity Connect App

  2. I will support your efforts with publicity. I didn’t know her and don’t know if I can find anyone who knew her. Will try.

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