Cultural Calendar October 21-27



Opening the 27th Annual Soup Bowl events begins this week at the Vero Beach Museum of Art with a Soup Tureens Preview from October 25 through November 7.  Soup Bowl Day will be held on November 7 at over 42 locations in the county.  Restaurants supply the soup which will be served at the local places of worship and each business location provides their own soup. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and dinner locations will serve from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  This annual event raises much needed funds for the Samaritan Center. For a list of locations, visit:

Jules Chéret, Théâtrophone, 1890, color lithograph, photograph by John Faier,  © 2015, courtesy Richard H. Driehaus Museum

The Vero Beach Museum of Art’s newest exhibit, L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters, consists of 62 French posters and ephemera by grand masters of the medium:  Cheret, Grasset, Mucha, Steinlen and Toulouse-Lautrec.  Visit for details.

Director’s Choice – The Look by Dawn E. Miller.

The Backus Museum and Gallery in Fort Pierce is exhibiting the Best of the Best featuring over 100 works of art by Florida artists juried into the show through November 15.  Hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday noon – 4 pm.  Admission is $5.


The Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Art & Film: French Films – French Can-Can on Thursday, October 24 at 2 pm.  The film is free with paid admission to the museum and for all museum members.  Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is hosting Concerts in the Park with Don Soledad on Thursday, October 24 from 5 to 7 pm in the Sculpture Park.  Bring a lawn chair.  The cost is $10 for museum members and $12 for non-members.


The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents the Allman Betts Band on Friday, October 25 at 8 pm.  After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts are joining forces to form The Allman Betts Band. They will kick off 2019 with a new Allman Betts Band album and a World wide tour that will feature new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band.  For tickets, visit



Howl-O-Ween Glow Party: Enjoy glowing party favors and exuberant music as well as a body & face glow paint artist to accent guests.  Win door prizes for best Halloween costumes and enjoy drink specials and other party surprises on Friday & Saturday, October 25 & 26. Purchase tickets in advance.  Side Seats: $12, Table Seating: $16-$22.   Visit

Live in the Loop Outdoor Concerts: Enjoy live music from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm with Ladies of Soul (Motown, R&B, Disco, Dance Party Band!) on Friday and Rocket City (80s, 90s, 2K & Today’s Pop Hits) on Saturday.

The Environmental Learning Center is hosting a not-so-spooky, two-night event—Half Haunted Halloween on Friday & Saturday, October 25 & 26.  There will be a variety of Halloween activities fun for all ages including nature scavenger hunts, spider web obstacle courses, canoe quick trips and touch tank. There will also be crafts, a food truck and trick-or-treat stations throughout campus. Costumes are optional.  Also, the Creature of Preacher Island Pontoon Boat Tour is a 45 minute cruise along Preacher Island and past three other spoil islands in the Indian River Lagoon. Guests will receive a complimentary Half Haunted Halloween ticket with the purchase of The Creature of Preacher Island Pontoon Boat Tour. Advance reservations are required. Reservations can be made online at or by calling (772) 589-5050.



Vero Beach’s Centennial Celebratory Finale will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 9 am to 6:30 pm along 14th Avenue and at Pochontas Park downtown.Beginning with a parade from the Vero Beach High School along 14th Avenue from 10 a.m. to noon with a DJ and emcees playing music and color commentary, followed by booths, food, drink, live entertainment , a painting sweepstakes and the honoring of founding fathers and pioneer families. All information pertaining to the Finale can be found by visiting

The 61st Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, presented by the Vero Beach Recreation Department, is the prelude to the Centennial Parade on Saturday, October 26 along 14th Avenue downtown. The line-up for the Halloween Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Vero Beach Freshman Learning Center, 1507 19th Street, and the costume contest will be held just prior to the start of the Centennial parade at 10:00 am at the Community Center.  The Halloween Parade will end at the Vero Beach Community Center while the Centennial Parade will continue to just north of the Old Vero Beach Railroad Station.

On Saturday, October 26 at 2 pm, the Vero Beach Museum of Art is hosting a lecture, Women in the City: Seeing and Being Seen in Fin-de-Siècle Paris with Karen J. Leader, Ph.D.  Free with paid admission and for museum members.  Registration recommended.  772-231-0707.


The Vero Beach Art Club presents Art in the Park on Sunday, October 27 at Humiston Park from 10 am to 4 pm.


Indian River Habitat’s inaugural golf “fore” a cause event will take place on Sunday, October 27 at 1:00 pm at BigShots, 13456 US- in Vero Beach. Check in at 12:30 pm.  With a state-of-the-art golf recreation and entertainment facility, digital radar shot tracking games and course simulation you can play from your personal climate-controlled tee box, as well as a full service restaurant and sports bar.  The $40 per person registration fee (six or eight-person teams and individuals are welcome) includes golf + games + $5 food/drink coupon. Individuals are welcome. There will be 50/50 raffle, gift basket raffle, contest and cash bar. Register by calling 772-562-9860, ext. 214 or visit

The Community Church of Vero Beach is having a silent movie, The Hunchback of Notre Dame accompanied by organist Andrew Galuska on Sunday, October 27 from 6 to 9 pm. Tickets are not required.  A good will offering will be accepted.

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