Cultural Calendar July 31 – August 4

Thursday, August 1

Join Joe Gramm, The Movie Man, at 1:30 pm on Thursday, August 1 at the North Indian River County Library in Sebastian for Classic Films with a Twist!  There will be a full length screening of the sizzling 1958 film Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring movie legends Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Newman in the prime years of their careers. Free admission & refreshments.

Thursday, August 1 – Friday, August 3

45th ANNUAL AERIAL ANTICS YOUTH CIRCUS – CENTENNIAL STYLE!

The Aerial Antics Youth Circus is a unique production that combines gymnastics, dance and circus aerial acts into four amazing “Cirque du Soleil” style shows.  Choreographed routines will highlight the most popular crazes from the past thru present including the Charleston, 80’s and 90’s hip hop, modern lyrical, the Twist, Grease Lightning and many more.  There will also be a few “Vero” specific routine surprises!   Held at Saint Edward’s School on August 1, 2 and 3, show time each evening is 7 pm.  Tickets are available at Leisure Square and Riverside Racquet Complex for $8 – adults and $7 – children and seniors.

Friday, August 2

Cows Under Trees by George Pillorge

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY STROLL

The First Friday Gallery Stroll  around and along 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach will be held on Friday,

Watercolor paintings By Peggy Kirkwood

August 2 from 5 to 8 pm. Gallery 14 continues its Celebrate Summer: New Work and Old Favorites by Gallery 14 Artists with an eclectic mix of artwork and artists. (At left, Cows Under Trees by George Pillorgé)  Main Street Vero Beach presents watercolor paintings by guest artist, Peggy Kirkwood (at right).  Raw Space Gallery is featuring Infinite Dreams by Peruvian artist Jose Antonio Torres and visit Flametree Clay Art Gallery  to Meet The Locals.

Friday & Saturday, August 2 & 3

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Howl at the Moon:  Dine, dance & sing along with three super-talented musicians at this live music request show. August 2 & 3 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.   Side Seats: $12, Table Seating: $16-22. For tickets, visit RiversideTheatre.com.

Live in the Loop: Enjoy free outdoor concerts beginning at 6:00 pm with Bobby Owen Band (Classic Rock n’ Roll Band!) on Friday and Collins & Company (Rock n’ Pop Party Band) on Saturday.

Riverside Back to School Party

RT Star’s Back To School Party:  On Saturday, August 3 from 10 am to 2 pm, this  FREE family event in partnership with the Education Foundation, learn about the educational opportunities offered at Riverside Theatre and by the local school communities.  Enjoy giveaways, hands-on activities, live performances, face painting, a bounce house, and entertaining contests.

Riverside Dance Festival:  In partnership with Ballet Vero Beach, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami will perform at 8 pm on August 2 & 3.  For tickets ($10-$75), visit:  RiversideTheatre.com or BalletVeroBeach.org.

Sunday, August 4

Free summer movies continue at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce on Sunday, August 4 with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, starring Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan. Tickets are available in person only at the theatre’s box office located at 117 South Second Street, Ft. Pierce, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm,  Monday through Friday and two hours prior to each movie.  Limit 4 tickets per person.  Tickets are subject to availability.

UPCOMING

SAIL AWAY WITH SUMMERFEST 2019!

The Symphony of the Americas completes its 31st Anniversary season celebration, Summerfest 2019, in Vero Beach, Sunday, August 11 at 3 pm at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church.  Symphony of the Americas, a designated Major Cultural Institution in South Florida’s Broward County, presents internationally acclaimed guest artists from around the globe.

With this year’s sunny “sail away” theme, Summerfest 2019 brings the masterful sounds of its popular Chamber Orchestra, along with musicians and soloists from renowned orchestras throughout Europe to perform several styles of classical and popular music.

This year’s musicians in residence are from the Opera Orchestra of Sofia, Mission Symphony of Switzerland, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Rome Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Francais,   and others, all joined in a cultural exchange by principal musicians of the Symphony of the Americas.  Soloists are Angelo di Veroli from Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Italy and Summerfest Concertmaster Orlando Forte from Cuba.

Artistic Director, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, will lead a musical program featuring music of Humperdinck, Tartini, Mozart, Verdi, Elgar and

Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese

Stamitz.  Highlighted is a commissioned composition by Italian composer in residence, Lorenzo Turchi-Floris.

Music students from middle through high school are invited to attend the performance as guests of the Cultural Council. Tickets: $35, are available at the Cultural Council Office, 2041 14th Avenue or on its website, www.cultural-council.org/summerfest. For more information, call 772-770-4857.

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