Cultural Calendar March 13-20



My Fair Lady:  Through March 31.  Enjoy witty dialogue and jubilant songs including  I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, The Rain in Spain, and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” Visit

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is on stage at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild through March 31.  This Tony-awarded musical romp through ancient Rome, features desperate lovers, scheming toga-clad neighbors, and glamorous courtesans, thirteen singers/dancers/comedians/actors in all, on stage.  Performances are Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 pm. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $30. Visit or call 772-582-8300 from 10 am to 2 pm weekdays.

By Catherine Musham

Fourteen local artists will greet visitors at the Foyer Gallery of Art in the Emerson Center on Thursday, March 14 from 5 to 7 pm for the opening reception of “Creatures Featured,” a group exhibit featuring animals, on view through April.

Until Death do us Apartis a one-night art exhibition to benefit Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach, featuring Venezuelan visual artist Amiiri Cantillo.  It will be held at Raw Space Gallery, 1795 Old Dixie Highway in Vero Beach on Thursday, March 14 from 6 to 9 pm.

The Emerson Center presents Florida’s First Ladies, a part of the Florida Humanities Series on Thursday, March 14 at 7 pm.  Dr. Peggy Macdonald, executive director of Gainesville’s Matheson History Museum, will resolve the controversy over the identity of Florida’s “first” first lady, explain the challenges endured by Florida’s Civil War first lady, and focus on the first ladies who left their mark on Florida’s environment, education systems, and more.  Free.

Beginning Thursday, March 14 the Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce Business Treasure Hunt will be held downtown along 14th Avenue.  Stop by the Chamber office and pick up a map of participating businesses.  Visit each business (make sure they record your visit) and shop at two of them.  Bring proof to the Chamber at 1957 14th Avenue by 3 pm on March 21.  Participants have a chance to win $500, $300 or $200!   Visit:

Domestic Tableaux by George Van Hook.
In the Hammock by Joseph Sundwall.

The J.M. Stringer Gallery presents Spontaneity in Nature, featuring Joseph Sundwall (at left) and George Van Hook (at right). Both Sundwall and Van Hook have found their muse in nature. Responding directly to their environment – whether that be landscape, figure, or still life – their work is fresh, spontaneous, and painterly.  Go to the opening reception to sip, nibble, and speak one-on-one with these award-winning artists.  Reception hours are Thursday, March 14 from 4-8pm; Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16 from 11 am to 5 pm. “Fashion & Form,” a special artist demonstration in collaboration with models from Cooper & Co., will be held Saturday, March 16 at 1 pm. Visit

By Kate Rotindo.

Join Seriously Mixed Media, 207 Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce during the Art Walk on Friday, March 15 from 5 to 8 pm.  This month’s guest artist is Kate Rotindo (at right).

One Zen Place offers “In the Moment” performances that take the audience on an enchanting journey through art and music from the prehistoric era throughout mankind’s history to present-day contemporary art– an awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind experience. The event is from 7 to 8 pm Every Friday through May 10.  Reservations:

Stories in the Raw returns to Raw Space Gallery, 1795 Old Dixie Hwy in Vero Beach on Friday, March 15 at 7 pm. Out of the Blue will be the theme of the second storytelling event produced by Xaque Gruber. Admission $10. Proceeds go to The Faces Of Eve Organization helping local women start their own business.

Antique Show at McKee.

McKee Botanical Garden is hosting its 2nd Annual Garden & Antique Show and Sale from Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.  This event will feature a vast selection of exceptional and distinct antique furniture, paintings, outdoor garden benches and fountains, garden accessories, statuary, oriental rugs, estate jewelry, and more.   Admission is $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, $8 Children. Members and children under 3, free.


Airport Heritage Day, to celebrate the Airport’s 90th Anniversary and Vero Beach’s Centennial will be held on Saturday, March 16 from noon to 4 pm.  There will be airport displays and exhibits.  Admission is free.

The Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Sounds Concert Series hosts Alize on Saturday, March 16 from 7 to 9 pm.  Alize plays reggae music as well as Island, SOCA, Top 40, Funk, Soft Rock and even a little country. The concert is free with regular park entry fees.


The Indian River Symphonic Association’s A Festival of Orchestras presents the Brevard Symphony Orchestra performing An Irish Musical Celebration on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 at 7:30 pm at Community Church in Vero Beach.  For tickets, call (772) 778-1070 or visit

The Center for Spiritual Care is hosting a program on Sunday, March 17 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm titled Climate Change and a Faith Response: “Laudato Si’.”  The program begins with the facts – “Everything You Need to Know about Climate Change in 15 minutes.”  We will then explore the theology behind Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si’.”  Then, closing with a ritual connecting our personal actions to our faith, our common home, and our sisters and brothers.  To register (there is no cost) visit


Riverside Theatre Gala Premiere Benefit: March 19   An evening of music, food, and great entertainment encompassed in an unforgettable evening of celebrations.

Marcello Giordani

Vero Beach Opera welcomes back international opera stars Marcello Giordani and Deborah Voigt to celebrate their 30th year! Events include Marcello’s Master Class on March 19, Rising Stars Vocal Competition March 20 and 21 and Rising Stars Concert on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. All happening at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. For information and tickets visit or call the Box Office at 564-5537.


The North Indian River County Library hosts Mark Black, recent inductee into the NY Chapter of the Blues Hall of fame, for a presentation,  A History of the 50’s & 60’s Through the Lens of Popular Song on Wednesday,  March 20 at 2 pm.  In the presentation, Marc uses a wide range of popular songs combined with a slide show.  Free.

A Conversation with Jimmy Webb, moderated by Rhett Palmer, will be held at the Vero Beach Book Center on Wednesday, March 20 at 4 pm.  Jimmy Webb will present his memoir, The Cake and the Rain prior to a concert the following day to be presented by MusicWorks, Inc. and Paris Productions at the Emerson Center.  The Book Center event is free.

Jimmy Webb at the piano.

MusicWorks, Inc. and Paris Productions present Live From Vero Beach: Jimmy Webb, American songwriter composer & singer on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 pm at the Emerson Center.  Jimmy Webb has written multi-platinum selling songs including Up, Up, and Away, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, and MacArthur Park. For tickets: MusicWorksConcerts.comor call the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857.


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