Cultural Calendar March 27-April 6

ONGOING

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

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 RiversideTheatre.com

Ghost Writer:  March 26 – April 14.  Novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence, but his secretary Myra continues to take dictation. Attacked by skeptics, the press and Woolsey’s jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove she is more than an artful forger. Is she trying to steal Wooley’s legacy now that she cannot have his love, or might she truly possess a gift the world cannot understand?  Visit RiversideTheatre.com for tickets.

AT THE VERO BEACH THEATRE GUILD
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: 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 VeroBeachTheatreGuild.com or call 772-582-8300 from 10 am to 2 pm weekdays.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

The Senior Resource Association will be holding its 14th Annual Bingo Luncheon to benefit its Adult Day Care & Meals On Wheels programs on Wednesday, March 27 at Oak Harbor Club from 11 am to 2 pm. This years theme is Vintage Circus.  The event includes lunch, silent auction, fabulous prizes, and more!  For tickets ($125) call 772-569-0760.

THURSDAY,  MARCH 28

The Lenten Poetry & Organ Series continues at Community Church of Vero Beach on Thursday, March 28 at 11:00 am with organ literature by Andrew Galuska and the spoken word through poetry with Casey Baggett.

The Friends of the North Indian River County Library are showing two films featuring the travels of Rudy Maxa on Thursday, March 28, at 2 p.m.  There’s always something new to discover north of us in Nova Scotia & Newfoundland and then fly to the blue lagoons and white sand beaches of Tahiti and Bora Bora.  Free. Refreshments will be served.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY MARCH 29-31

NEW DIMENSIONS EXHIBIT AT MARSH ISLAND THIS WEEKEND

The Vero Beach Art Club presents New Dimensions, an exhibit of three dimensional artwork, juried and judged, at the Marsh Island Clubhouse, 9155 Marsh Island Drive in Vero Beach on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 29 – 31.  The public is invited to the opening reception from 6 to 8 pm on Friday and the exhibit continues Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.  This year, applications were offered nationally in addition to Vero Beach Art Club membership – 180 works of art were received for judging and jurying from all over the country as far as California, Texas, Arizona, with only 70 being accepted for exhibition.

The American Association of University Women presents the Vero Beach Senior Living Expo on Thursday, March 28 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Intergenerational Center, 1590 Oslo Road (9th St) in Vero Beach.  Learn about the many options for seniors in Indian River County, from health care to cultural events. Attendees can get medical screenings and consultation.  Find services and facilities in the community that could improve quality of life. The Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital will inform about changes coming our way. The Florida Eye Institute will share donuts with attendees, and talk about eye care. The Visiting Nurse Association will also make a presentation while 47 vendors display their wares.

FRIDAY,  MARCH  29

Musicians from the ranks of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will perform a free chamber concert of Baroque era classics, when they present The Four Seasons at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 29 at Christ Church Vero Beach, 667 20th Street.  The program opens with the Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, also known as the Christmas Concerto by Arcangelo Corelli. The serene Pastorale is saved for the final movement, a glittering jewel in the repertoire. Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is part of SCSO’s collective soundscape and arguably one of the most popular works of the Baroque era. The program is free, with a suggested donation of $10. For more information about The Four Seasons, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org.

Main Street Vero Beach presents Downtown Friday on March 29 from 6 to 9 pm on 14th Avenue.  This  street party includes live music, demonstrations during band breaks, street vendors, and food vendors. This event is FREE to attend and is family and dog friendly.

The 2019 Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach will present the Troy University Gospel Singers on Friday, March 29, at 7:00 pm as part of a Community-wide Gospel Festival. The finale concert for the festival will take place Saturday, March 30 at 4:00 pm.  Both concerts are free to the community and a $10 donation is suggested.

SATURDAY,  MARCH  30

Visit H.A.L.O. No-Kill Shelter at the Indian River Shores Public Safety Open House on Saturday, March 30 from 11:00 am to 2 pm at  The location is 6001 N. Highway A1A, Indian River Shores.   This will be a fun filled event for family and friends with many activities for the kids, including a bounce house, face painting and snow cones. There will also be live demonstrations from SWAT.  Come and meet some of H.A.L.O.’s wonderful adoptable dogs.

Tom Dillehay

The Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee is presenting two free lectures on Saturday, March 30.  At 10:00 am, Anthropologist & Archaeologist, Dr. Tom Dillehay will present Sacred Memories and Landscapes: The Ethnoarchaeology of Living Mounds among the Mapuche of Chile at the Richardson Center on the Indian River State College Campus in Vero Beach.   Then, at  7:00 pm he will present   A View of the First Peopling of the New World from South of the Rio Grande at the Emerson Center.  Admission is free.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

Marco Flores will perform a romantic piano concert on Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 pm at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church.  Purchase tickets ($25 adults, $10 Children) online at cbtsumc.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2

The A. E. Backus Museum, 500 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce is hosting Jeff Klinkenberg who will speak about Alligators in the Florida Culture on Tuesday, April 2 at 2:00 pm.  This is part of the Florida Humanities Speaker Series. Please call the Museum at (772) 465-0630 (Saturday-Sunday). Or visit www.BackusMuseum.com to register any time.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

The Friends of the North Indian River County Library present author Patrick Smith’s son, Rick, presenting a show about his father and the experiences that led him to write his novels, with special emphasis on his popular saga of Florida pioneers, A Land Remembered on Wednesday, April 3 at 2:00 pm.  Rick’s show combines his own quirky humor and story-telling with videos, photos, music and visual effects to bring this writer’s colorful life into focus in a unique multimedia show suitable for all ages.  Free.

UPCOMING:
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 5 & 6
Barocco Group

Demure chuckles and full blown belly laughs will close Ballet Vero Beach’s sixth season on April 5 and 6 at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center as the company returns to its roots to present, Comedy Tonight, a full program of uproariously funny ballets. Peter Anastos’s razor sharp parody of Neo-Classical dance Go for Barocco returns, as does Camilo A. Rodriguez’s touching and hilarious Hang On, No Need To Be Lonely. Go For Barocco features dueling “ballerinas” and a corps de ballet just trying to keep it all together, while Hang On, No Need To Be Lonely uses the music of Pink Martini to gently spoof the foibles of fitting in and looking for love.  In addition, Ballet Vero Beach is thrilled to announce the addition of another Anastos work, La Trovatiara Pas de Cinq, meant to mimic the ballets that exist within the great Verdi operas.   This swashbuckling work, with its band of female pirates, will have audiences roaring. Tickets range from $10-$75 and can be purchased at balletverobeach.org or by calling the VBHS Performing Arts Center Box Office at 772-564-5537.

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