Cultural Calendar August 28-September 1



Taking Flight by Andy Burnam.

Artworks by members of the Cultural Council of Indian River County will be on view at the Indian River County Administration Buildings A and B now through October 30 during normal office hours.  This very diverse exhibition is a year-round continuously rotating show which changes every 3 months, bringing the public fresh, new works to enjoy, and possibly purchase. County Buildings are located at 1801 27th Street, Vero Beach.  For further information about this exhibition or other events sponsored by the Cultural Council, or to join the Cultural Council, please call 772-770-4857.


The Environmental Learning Center has introduced a new weekend workshop series called Earth Enthusiasts for ages 7 – 12 beginning on September 1 with Pond Apple Ice Cream followed by Climbing Mangrove Tree Crab on September 8; subject TBD on September 15; Walking Shorebird Puppets on September 22 and Birdwing Aerodynamics on September 29.  Each workshop includes a project to take home.  The workshops are 1 1/2 hours and cost $15 each.

Pontoon Boat Tours:  ELC’s pontoon tour carefully glides over sea grass beds to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge and mangrove islands where birds, manatees, and dolphins gather. A naturalist guide provides just the right touch of education through commentary and props and will also provide information about to positively impact the Lagoon.

Spoil Island Splash takes visitors island hopping to explore the spoil islands and search for shells, wade in the waters, observe the wildlife and enjoy the beauty of our lagoon with a Naturalist guide to provide information along the way.  Cost:  Adults ($30/$35), Children ($12/$15) and infants ($12). Call 772-589-5050 for more information & to register.



On Friday, August 30, the Vero Beach Elks Lodge, 1350 26th Street in Vero Beach has Chef Kathi’s Ribs with all the fixings for $12 beginning at 6 pm. Enjoy live music by Pressure Point from 6:30-9:30. Make payment and reservations after 1 pm by calling 772-562-8450.



Howl at the Moon Experience:  Dine, dance and sing along with 3 super-talented musicians (Julie Legner, Ken Gustafson and Aleksandr Khalitov on drums).  This live music request show is from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.  Side Seats: $12,  Table Seating: $16-22)  on August 30 & 31.

Live in the Loop:  Free concert from 6 to 9:30 pm with Big Coque (Classic Rock Cover Band)  on Friday and Rappture (Playing hits from the 60s, 70s & 80s) on Saturday.



The Space Coast Symphony Wind Orchestra gets dance fever at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 1, when conductor Aaron Collins directs the non-stop Dance Mix: From Tango to Tarantella, at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street.  The wind orchestra will perform dance music from around the globe, with selections to include composer John Corigliano’s Gazebo Dances.  Also in the Dance Mix is Redline Tango, a 2005 American Bandmasters’ Association winner and a reflection of composer John Mackey’s extensive experience writing for dance companies in New York.  The “party piece” on the program is Yiddish Dances by Adam Gorb, five dances based on his love of the Klezmer folk music. Rounding out the program is an exciting new work by Matthew Nunes, In League with Extraordinary Women, a Concerto for Tuba and Wind Band.  The concerto is inspired by the extraordinary lives of aviator Amelia Earhart, scientist Marie Curie and the Irish pirate queen, Grace O’Malley, with each movement a glimpse into their very different worlds. $25 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at or at the orchestra’s official ticket outlet, Marine Bank & Trust mainland and beachside branches.  Tickets at the door are $30.  Dance Mix is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID.


The Cambridge  American Stage Tour (CAST) is bringing Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors to schools, universities and theatres along the east coast of the USA and the Cayman islands.  The Laura Riding Jackson  Foundation invites you to attend Antipholus’ birthday bash at the Heritage Center on Wednesday, September 4 at 7 pm for some party-popping, disco-bopping, candle-blowing, fancy-dressing fun.  Celebrate Shakespeare’s most farcical comedy; re-imagined as the world’s most anarchic birthday-do, this Comedy of Errors has us questioning who is who? What is going on? How many blooming layers of paper is there left to unwrap? And, really, how many errors can possibly be made in one day!?  Donations at the door.

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