Cultural Calendar February 28-March 6

THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY 28

Join the Friends of the North Indian River County Library as they show “Alaska” as part of their Travel Film series on Thursday, February 28 at 2 pm in the Library meeting room.  Visit Eagle, Chicken, Kennicott and McCarthy, Seward, Homer and more in this exciting journey through our 49th State. Refreshments will be served.  Free.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1
Marsh Walk by Williams McCarthy.

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY STROLL

The First Friday Gallery Stroll will be held downtown along & around 14th Avenue from 5 to 8 pm on March 1 with new exhibits at the galleries.  Here’s a preview:  Gallery 14 presents Atmospheric Landscapes: Oils by William McCarthy.  There will be  a special reception on Thursday, February 28 from 5 to 8 pm.  The Artists Guild Gallery features guest artists, Vicky Lathom and Barry Miller.  Main Street Vero Beach presents guest artist, Margaret Culver.  Flametree Clay Gallery’s theme this month is Sea & Sand.

By Susan Lawson Bouma.

SUSAN BOUMA AT CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL CARE

Susan Lawson Bouma, painter and board member of the Vero Beach Museum of Art, will hold a solo exhibition of her abstractions in March at the Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street in Vero Beach.  The show, titled Borrowed Spaces, will open March 1 with an artist’s reception from 5 to 7 pm.

MEET THE ARTISTS AT CORAL MERMAID GALLERY

A special reception to meet the artists currently exhibiting at the Coral Mermaid Gallery, 8905 North US Hwy 1 in Sebastian will be held on Friday, March 1 from 4 to 7 pm.  For a preview of the gallery artists works, visit CoralMermaid.net.

Rhett Palmer will interview Arlo Guthrie at the Emerson Center on Saturday, March 2 at 7 pm.  Arlo will share personal stories about his father, Woody Guthrie, his friends Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan, and Woodstock.  For tickets, $49, visit theemersoncenter.org.

The American Association of University Women will have its branch meeting on Saturday, March 1 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the Richardson Center on the IRSC campus in Vero Beach.  The meeting features a screening of the film Let Go. The theme of the film, which AAUW is showing to all middle school girls in the county, is for students to first understand and then Let Go of all the negative voices in their heads, so that their positive attributes can shine forth, and their self-esteem can triumph.  For details, visit verobeach-fl.aauw.net.  Free.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 1 & 2

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Howl at the Moon Experience – Mardi Gras Nights: Three musicians face off inside the theatre at this live music request party from 7:30 to 10:00 pm on March 1 & 2.   Select where you want to sit at the show: Side Seats: $12 | Table Seating: $16-22)

Live in the Loop Free Outdoor Concerts:  Live music outside from 6:00 to 9:30 pm.  Rowdy Roosters (Mardi Gras Dixieland Jazz Band) performs on Friday and Saturday nights.  Visit RiversideTheatre.com

SATURDAY,  MARCH 2

On Saturday, March 2, HALO’s Artisans at the Mall showcasing a wide array of unique and beautiful hand-crafted items will be held at the Indian River Mall from 11 am to 4 pm.  Make sure to stop by the Raffle Donation Station located outside of the Mall Adoption Center. Meet the adorable cats and kittens while checking out their adoption specials!

SUNDAY, MARCH 3
Dr. Michael Carter, Chorale Director..

The Treasure Coast Chorale will celebrate Vero’s Centennial with a concert, Goin’ Home,  on Sunday, March 3 at 4 pm at First Baptist Church of Vero Beach.  The choral group will feature music, art and story including interviews and videos.  Visit treasurecoastchorale.org for details.  $10 donation.

The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way 2019  in concert on Sunday March 3 at 7 pm.  Paul Anka’s  famous hits include: Put Your Head on My Shoulder, You Are My Destiny, Lonely Boy, Puppy Love, (You’re) Having My Baby, I Don’t Like To Sleep Alone and One-Man Woman.  For tickets ($95/$110) visit SunriseTheatre.com.

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery in Fort Pierce is hosting the 23rd Annual All You Should Eat Backus Brunch on Sunday, March 3 from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Brunch tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, rain or shine. The annual raffle drawing for an original Backus painting valued at $25,000 will be held at 12:30 p.m., with raffle tickets available for $25 each, 3 for $60, or 6 for $100. Brunch and raffle tickets are available online at BackusMuseum.com, by phone, or by visiting the Museum.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is holding its Annual Cause for Paws on Tuesday, March 5 beginning at 6 pm at the  elegant Oak Harbor Club House, located at 4755 South Harbor Drive in Vero Beach. The evening will include amazing cocktails and a sumptuous gourmet dinner. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on vacations to sensational destinations, stunning jewelry and a wide variety of gift certificates during the exciting live and silent auctions. Attendees can bid while dining thanks to the popular BidPal mobile bidding system.  For tickets, call 772-388-3826.

On Tuesday, March 5 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1590 27th Avenue in  Vero Beach, the American Association of University Women is hosting a film and speaker presentation on the history and events leading up to the Title IX Amendment, giving women and girls equal rights in all areas of public school education. The film is “Sporting Chance”, narrated by Holly Hunter and the speaker is Jessica Upchurch, athletic director at Sebastian River High School. She will discuss how the amendment has been implemented and threats it faces today.

Florida Transportation History: Planes, Trains & Automobiles (& Steamboats too!)  will be presented by Steve Noll, Ph.D. on Tuesday, March 5 at 2 pm at the Sunrise Theater’s Black Box in Fort Pierce.  The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery in partnership with the Main Street Fort Pierce, presents this Florida Humanities Series lecture.  Examining the changing transportation networks in the state, this presentation shows how Florida moved from a backwoods frontier to one of the most important states in the union.  Seating is limited, so reserve your space at backusmuseum.com/lectures.  Free.

UPCOMING

MusicWorks, Inc. and Paris Productions present Live from Vero Beach: Full Moon Fever: A Tribute to Tom Petty on Thursday, March 7 at 7 pm at the Emerson Center.  Full Moon Fever features an amazing recreation of an actual live Petty concert.  For tickets, visit MusicWorksConcerts.com or call the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857.

The Laura Riding Jackson Foundation is hosting a workshop at the Writing Center, 1914 14th Avenue in Vero Beach with filmmaker Xaque Gruber.  Screenwriting: Creating the Perfect Scene will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  A well-written scene is the foundation for a successful screenplay. This workshop will provide characters, story ideas and themes on which to build, or feel free to bring your own. All writing levels welcome. Register ($45) at www.lauraridingjackson.com or 772.569.6718.

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