Cultural Calendar April 10-17

ONGOING

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Legally Blonde:  April 16 – May 6:  follows the exploits of effervescent sorority girl Elle Woods and her plans to follow her Ivy League ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School.  While there, she ends up teaching the intellectual elite a thing or two by winning a difficult case with her unique expertise and cheery outlook.

Ghost-Writer:  Through April 14.  Visit RiversideTheatre.com for tickets

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
Max Weinberg

MusicWorks, Inc. and Paris Productions present Live From Vero Beach: Max Weinberg’s Jukebox on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 pm at the Emerson Center.  The audience gets to choose from a video menu of over 200 songs-everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits.  For tickets, visit MusicWorksConcerts.com.

THURSDAY,  APRIL 11

Community Church of Vero Beach presents its final Lenten Poetry & Organ Series on Thursday, April 11 from 11 am to noon with organist Andrew Galuska and poet Mia Leonin.

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is hosting Dave Mundy & Soulfege to perform at its Concert in the Park on Thursday, April 11 from 5 to 7 pm, rain or shine.  Food & drink will be available.  Bring a lawn chair!  The cost is $10 for museum members and $12 for guests.

Peru is the title of the film to be shown by the Friends of the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, April 11 at 2 p.m.

Meet Sara Campbell on Thursday, April 11 from 4 pm to 6 pm at 3231 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach.  Celebrate with Sara and team, Introducing the “Mo Blouse.”  For each Mo blouse sold, $200 will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Main Street Vero Beach presents the the Miss Hibiscus Pageant from 6 to 8 pm at the Heritage Center on Thursday, April 11.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11 – SATURDAY, APRIL 13
First Arrival

The J.M. Stringer Gallery, 3465 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach is hosting opening receptions for a new exhibit on view through June 30.  Across Time: The Art of John Phillip Osborne (at right) is a special   show dedicated to Osborne’s 50th Anniversary as a professional artist and featuring the Elke Fetterolf Antiquities Collection.  Receptions will be held on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, April 11 – 13. On Thursday, 4-8 pm, meet John P. Osborne and Elke Fetterolf. On Friday, open from 11 am – 6 pm, attend a talk by Elke Fetterolf In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great at 3 pm. On Saturday, there will be  an artist demonstration with John P. Osborne at 1 pm.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12 – SUNDAY APRIL 14

The Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight as part of the Readers Theatre Production with shows on April 12, 13 & 14.  This boisterously naughty romp about three couples searching for love (and lust) in New York City starts out when one pair’s quarrel inadvertently sets off a farcical chain of events that includes lots of cheerful honesty, identity, and how we define – and talk about — ourselves. (Mature audience only.)  For tickets, visit VeroBeachTheatreGuild.com.

FRIDAY,  APRIL 12

The Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Sebastian River High School Jazz Ensemble & Steel Drum Band at Concerts in the Park on Friday, April 12 at Riverview Park from 5:30 to 8 pm.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 12 & 13

The Center for Spiritual Care is hosting two events this week.  On Friday, April 12 there will be a free introductory talk on Transcendental Meditation at  noon and 7 pm.  On Saturday, April 13 from 10 am to 12:30 pm,  Discover your Golden Shadow. A Workshop to Ignite Your True Potential with Energy Healer Joy Caffrey will be heldon Saturday, April 13th, from 10 am to 12:30 pm.  For details, call the Center at 772-567-1233.

SATURDAY,  APRIL 13

The Indian River Genealogical Society presents its annual Indian River Genealogy Conference at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3980 12th Street in Vero Beach, on Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  This program offers a full day of free one-hour genealogy classes. Lineage societies, IRGS Interest Groups, the Main Library’s Genealogy Department and others will be on hand.  Pre-register at tinyurl.com/IRGC2019.

The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department will hold  the 60th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Mulligan’s Beach House on Saturday, April 13 beginning at 10 am at Mulligans Beach House.

Saturday, April 13 is Citizen Science Day at the Environmental Learning Center from noon to 4 pm.  Citizen Scientists are volunteers from the general public who help scientists conduct important research.  Attendees will meet with environmental researchers who need help with a variety of projects.  In addition to visiting fascinating booths displaying a wide array of opportunities, there will be workshops and talks on important environmental issues. While  learning, enjoy the great food and music.  Visit DiscoverELC.org for details.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 12 & 13

HIBISCUS FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

Main Street Vero Beach presents the Hibiscus Festival in downtown Vero Beach, a Centennial event.  The annual event will be held downtown on Saturday (10 am – 6 pm) and Sunday (10 am – 4 pm), April 13 & 14,   There will be Fine Art and Fine Craft Show, musical entertainment, a children’s art show, the Shopping Cart Parade, delicious food and children’s activities.  Free.

Make sure to visit Kindermusik with Ocean Strings Studio at the festival at their booth located at Pochahontas Park,  For children from newborn to 5 years old, there will be an instrument “petting zoo”, a “create your own instrument” to take home and two demonstrations each day.  Sign up for a free ticket at: www.eventbrite.com/e/kindermusik-at-hibiscus-festival-tickets-59649718915.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

The Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra will perform on Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 pm at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Handel’s Water Music Suites Nos. 2 and 3, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. Donations will be gratefully accepted to support the VBHS Orchestral Department and the Chamber Orchestra’s scholarship program.

On Sunday, April 14, the First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach will present Messe solennelle en l’jonneur de Sainte Cecile (Solemn Mass in honor of St. Cecilia) by Charles Gounod. Two free performances will take place during the 9 am and 11 am services in the church sanctuary at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach. There is no ticket needed.

First Lillies by Paul Williams.

An opening reception for Scenic Spring at the Galleries at First Pres will be held Sunday, April 14 from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm, at First Presbyterian Church.  Featured local artists include Jean Archibald, Pamela Schwartz, and Paul Williams. Tours will be available and light refreshments will be served. Free.

The Vero Beach Art Club  members will display their artwork outdoors at Art in the Park at Humiston Park on Ocean Drive in Vero Beach on Sunday, April 14 from 10 am to 4 pm.

MONDAY, APRIL 15

The Pelican Island Audubon Society’s meeting will be held on Monday, April 15 at 6 pm at the Vero Beach Community Center.  The topic is Pelican Island Audubon Field Trips: Special Places and Fabulous Birds presented by Becky and Bill Loftus.  Free.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

Stroll between two galleries on Wednesday, April 17 from 4 to 7 pm to see  Artists at Work.  Enjoy demonstrations and nibbles at Ocean Drive Gallery,  3227 Ocean Drive (Upstairs) and Palm House Gallery, 3349 Ocean Drive, Upstairs.

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