Cultural Calendar April 17-20

ONGOING

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Legally Blonde:  Through May 5.

Current Exhibits:

McKee Botanical Garden: Seward Johnson Sculpture Exhibition “Celebrating the Familiar” through April 28.  Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday Noon-5pm, closed Monday.

Vero Beach Museum of Art:  Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement through May 5.  Visit VBMuseum org.

Cultural Council of Indian River County’s Public Art at the Indian River County Courthouse:  Rita Bianco Sprague, Landscapes, Seascapes and Florals through May 9. Hours 9 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday.

Cultural Council of Indian River County’s Public Art at the Vero Beach Regional Airport Secure Passenger Area: The Perfect Destination. Ongoing.

THURSDAY,  APRIL 18
Nancy Johnson, Laugh Lady.

Laugh And Learn (LAL) with Laughter Leader, Nancy Johnson at the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, April 18 at 10:30 am.  Get your day off to a happy start!

The film which will be shown by the Friends of the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, April 18 at 2 pm, takes the viewer to the beautiful country of Switzerland.  Join Brianna Barnes as she travels from French-speaking Geneva, visits Charlie Chaplin’s house in Vevey, hikes Gemini Pass, travels to Interlaken, Bern, Lake Lucerne, and then heads back to the Alps at Devil’s Bridge, and on to Andermatt and Chur. She visits Zurich, the capital city, and ends her journey in Appenzell, where cattle are herded down from alpine pastures by yodeling farmers.  Free.

FRIDAY,  APRIL 19

Backstage Tours at Riverside Theatre: Friday, April 19 at 11 am and 2 pm. Explore the back stage of Riverside Theatre with a guided tour of the various shops, stand on stage where the actors perform, and experience the history of Florida’s largest professional theatre.

Seriously Mixed Media, 207 Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce will feature the imaginative works of the gallery artists during the Fort Pierce Art Walk on Friday, April 19 from 5 to 8 pm.  For a preview, visit SeriouslyMixedMedia.com

Rachel Carter

Community Church of Vero Beach’s Good Friday Service on Friday, April 19,  at 7 pm features Francis Poulenc’s Stabat Mater written for the death of his dear friend, painter Christian Jacques Bérard.  The Stabat Mater will feature soprano, Rachel Carter, choir and orchestra; and The Fauré Requiem, one of the most regularly performed works of the French repertoire. Gabriel Fauré composed the piece with a focus on peace, eternal rest, and consolation.  A Free will offering will be accepted.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 19 & 20

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE:

Comedy Zone with comedians Norm Stultz and Gid Pool on Friday & Saturday, April 19 & 20 with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm.  Tickets: $12-$18.

Live in the Loop – Booze, Bourbon & BBQ free outdoor concerts from 6:00 to 9:30 pm with Hurricane Hawk & The Invaders (Florida Swamp Swingin’ & Jumpin’ Blues) on Friday and The Joey Tenuto Band (Funky, Groovin, Movin’, Jammin’ Blues Music!) on Saturday.

SATURDAY,  APRIL 20
St. Johns Wood

Sebastian Inlet State Park presents St. Johns Wood in concert on Saturday, April 20 from 6 to 9 pm.  St. Johns Wood is a five-piece band that transports you back to the music of the 1960’s British invasion. This is the music that helped define a generation; it includes The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Animals, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and many more. Enjoy the music that is etched into the golden history of Roll ‘n’ Roll.  The concert is free with regular park entry fees.

The Eco-Talks Speaker Series continues at the Environmental Learning Center on Saturday, April 20 at 11 am with Cheryl L. Peterson, Manager of the Bok Tower Rare Plant Conservation Program about conservation efforts to preserve Lakela’s Mint, one of the rarest plant species in the world that grows in Vero and Fort Pierce and nowhere else in the world.  Visit and register at DiscoverELC.org.

Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church will celebrate in song the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ through the Easter Cantata with a full mix choir, 35-piece orchestra, liturgical dancers, and dramatic narration. on Saturday, April 20 at 4:30 and 7:00 pm. A free will offering will be gratefully accepted.

The American Association of University Women in Vero Beach is holding its Branch Election of Officers Meeting on Saturday, April 20 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at Orient at Costa d’Este Beach Resort in Vero Beach.  All are welcome.  The cost is $25. Please register and pay at www.VeroBeach-fl.aauw.net.

HABITROT THIS SATURDAY

HabiTrot & Realtors Hop for Habitat, 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 8 am at Vero’s South Beach Park to benefit Indian River Habitat’s affordable homeownership program.  Entry Fees are $30 per person in advance and $35 the day of the race. Enjoy shirts to first 125 registered,  Bunny Ears for Runners,  Easter Egg Hunt, Music, Food and Fun.  Awards will be presented.  Race Day Packet Pick-Up: Thursday & Friday (April 18 & 19) from 10 am – 5 pm at Runner’s Depot, 436 21st Street in Vero Beach.  Participants may register online at www.runvero.com or at www.irchabitat.org.

UPCOMING

The Senior Resource Association presents the Silver Tones Spring Concert, Motown Memories & More on Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 9 pm at First Presbyterian Church. There is no charge for admission; however donations to support the Senior Resource Association’s programs will be gratefully accepted.

One comment

  1. Legally blond is a very enjoyable experience. The first act is a little bit slow but the 2nd act is great. You leave the theatre is a very upbeat mood after a great experience.

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