Cultural Calendar September 18-25

ONGOING

The Vero Beach Theatre Guild performance, A Bench in the Sun opens tonight (September 18) and continues through September 29. Harold and Burt, longtime friends and joined at their arthritic hips by the bonds of time, live in a retirement home and spend their days on a bench in the garden bickering. A once famous actress has just moved in, whose flirtatious ways catch the eyes and hearts of the pair, giving them something new to argue over in this wise, moving but most of all, very funny and sunny comedy.  For tickets, visit VeroBeachTheatreGuild.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Claudia Ball

Enjoy your favorite 50s and 60s tunes with vocalist Claudia Ball on Friday, September 20 during Happy Hour from 4 to 6 pm at Cobalt Restaurant in the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, 3500 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20 & 21

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Comedy Zone Experience:  Laugh with comedians Tim “The Dairy Farmer” and BC Murphy with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm on September 20 & 21.  Side Seats: $12 Table Seating: $14-$18. Visit RiversideTheatre.com for tickets.

Live in the Loop:  Free concert from 6 to 9:30 pm with Nasty Habits (Funky Blues & Rock n’ Roll) on Friday and Oddessey (Groovy Rock and Roll) on Saturday.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20 THROUGH 22

The Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the Caribbean Pirate Festival at Riverside Park in Vero Beach on Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 20 – 22.   The Festival has a Caribbean theme with an extensive menu of Caribbean Foods, Tropical Drinks and Cocktails, Steel Drums, Calypso and Reggae to mix in with a variety of Island Rums and of course, a fun loving crew of pirates.  There will also be an abundance of Tropical, Nautical, Caribbean and Pirate themed vendors to shop as well as plenty of things to see and do like the Little Buccaneer Kids Zone (play all day with a $10 wrist band), Living History Pirate Encampment, Pirate School, Black Powder and Pirate Weapon Demonstrations, Treasure Hunts, Costume Contests, Interactive Games and Activities and so much more.  Admission is Free, however, a $2 (buck-n-ear) voluntary contribution is greatly appreciated!  Rain or Shine!  The hours are Friday 2 pm – 6:30 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6:30 pm and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY AT MCKEE

McKee Botanical Garden will show its appreciation to the community for their past support and give those individuals and families who have not had a chance to visit the Garden an opportunity visit, they are offering a special $1 admission for one day only on Saturday, September 21. The Garden is open from 10 am to 5 pm. The last admission is sold at 4 pm.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

PICK UP YOUR CULTURAL GUIDE AT THE ART OF NETWORKING

The Cultural Council’s annual event for the unveiling of the 2019-20 Cultural Events Guide will be held at the Art of Networking on Tuesday, September 24 from 5 to 7 pm at Blue Star Brasserie, 2227 14th Avenue in Vero Beach.  This is your chance to pick up copies of the new Guide or order quantities for delivery to your business.  Attendance is free for Cultural Council Members, and only $5 for guests.  All are welcome!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

HAWAIIAN STYLE FUN FOR THE ARTS VILLAGE

A FUNdraiser for the Vero Beach Cultural Arts Village, A classic Hawaiian luau will be held on Wednesday, September 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Ono Luau, 2140 13th Avenue in Vero Beach.  Enjoy  island entertainment, island buffet & passed hors d’oeuvres, two complimentary cocktails, Happy Hour prices all evening and a contest for the most artistic lei.  For reservations ($75 per person) and more information, call the Cultural Council at 772-770-4857 or visit VeroBeachCulturalArtsVillage.com.

UPCOMING

The 32nd Autumn in the Park, presented by the Treasure Coast Pilot Club will be held in Riverside Park on October 5th and 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The year the show will be part of the Centennial event and will be presenting many Pioneer families who will be talking about their life experiences of living in the City of Vero Beach.  Questions: Call Tammy Bursick at 772-633-3417.

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