Cultural Calendar November 11-20


Organic by Steven Reid

The Cultural Council’s Art in Public Places announces a new exhibit of paintings at the Indian River County Courthouse, 2000 16th Avenue in Vero Beach.  Meditations by Steve Reid (at left) features his latest abstractions and  are on view through February 6.

Camelot, an idealistic tale of a young king Arthur who hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity opens at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild  on Wednesday, November 13 and continues through Sunday, December 1. Arthur’s ideals are tested when his lovely queen, Guenevere, falls in love with the young Knight, Sir Lancelot, and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance. For tickets, visit or call the box office – 772-562-8300.



Local author, Bea Gardner will be featured at the Vero Beach Book Center to talk about her about about life after retirement, “Bring It On…We’re in Our 70s!”


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing with Lift Off! an event featuring a private movie screening and Q & A with Apollo engineers on Wednesday, November 13 from 4 to 6:30 pm at the Majestic Theatre, 940 14th Ln #4733 in Vero Beach.  The event will benefit the Laura Riding Jackson Foundation.  There will be a private screening of the documentary film When We Were Apollo;  a live panel discussion and Q&A with engineers who worked on Apollo; and Vero Beach author Martha Lemasters will lead the panel discussion and be autographing copies of her memoir, The Step.  Tickets are $100 and may be purchased by calling (772) 234-8500.  Following the movie, participants are encouraged to dine at Carrabbas where the owner will provide a portion of the proceeds to LRJF. The dinner is optional and not included in the ticket price.


Wild Blue at Emerson Gallery

Meet the artists, Dawn E. Miller and Friends at the Art at the Emerson Gallery on Thursday, November 14 from 5:30 to 7 pm.   Artist and instructor Dawn E. Miller and several of her students exhibit their paintings through January 2.  Visit



Make your reservations today to attend events for the Cultural Council’s  House of Art, Culture & Design to be held from November 14-17.  The Designer Showhouse & Garden Exhibition is held on Friday November 15 & Saturday November 16  from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday November 17 from Noon to 5pm ($25 per person)  The special events listed below will take place at the Environmental learning Center, 255 Live Oak Dr. at the SW corner of the Wabasso Bridge.  If you attend any of these events, your admission to the Designer Showhouse on the day of your choice is free.

Open Night!  Big Band Gala (6 to 9 pm) & Ribbon Cutting (4-6pm)  will be held on Thursday November 14 from 6 to 9 pm for $150 per person. –  with a buffet dinner and dancing to the big band sounds of the Jordan Thomas Odyssey. Cocktail Attire.

An Evening at the Cabaret will be held on Friday, November 15 from 6 pm – 9 pm  for $75 per person – Date night with cocktails, food and a cabaret performance!

Let’s Get Glamorous Luncheon on  Saturday, November 16 from 12 pm – 2 pm for  $125 per person. – fashion show with a runway show and luncheon.

Mimosas & Mahjong Brunch  on Sunday, November 17  from 12 pm – 3 pm  for $50 per person.- an afternoon of strategy and fun with mimosas and brunch.

Event Package All four special events include the Designer Showhouse & Garden Exhibition for  $350 per person.

For details and to reserve tickets, visit



Comedy Zone Experience: Laugh along with comedians Frankie Paul and Paul Jensen with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm on November 15 & 16.  Side Seats: $12  and  Table Seating: $14-$18.

Live in the Loop Outdoor Concerts: Enjoy live music from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm with Slip and The Spinouts (Rockabilly – Rock n Roll – Country – Hillbilly Swing – Blues) on Friday and Phoenix (Classic Rock • Oldies • British Invasion) on Saturday.

Beehive: The 60’s Musical through November 17.

Riverside Theatre for Kids presents Annie Jr. on Friday, November 15 at 5:30 pm.  The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved, award-winning musicals. This production will be performed by one of our local schools.  Tickets are $10.

Backstage Tour: 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 on Friday, November 15 at 11:00 am or 2:00 pm.  $5


Artists from the Sebastian River Art Club will display their works at Art by the River on Saturday, November 16 from 10 am to 3 pm at Riverview Park in Sebastian.

The Environmental Learning Center’s EcoTalks Speaker Series presents One Health with research scientist, Dr. Beth Falls from the Ocean Research & Conservation Association focusing on solving problems caused by water pollution and the overlap between environmental and human health on Saturday, November 16 from 11 am to noon. Visit

The Vero Beach Museum of Art presents From the Classical to the Cabaret: French Music from the Late-Nineteenth Century on Saturday, November 16 at 4 pm. Concert pianist Leslie Amper will present a  multi-media piano recital that connects French artists, musicians, and their work during fin-de-siècle Paris. Amper will feature the music of Claude Debussy and Yvette Guilbert; the short silent films of Alice Guy Blaché; and artworks by a variety of artists  that will transport participants to late-19th century Paris. $25-$35. Visit


Fred Berri

Author Fred Berri will in booth #148 to autograph his detective mysteries & childrens books at the Holiday Art & Craft Expo on Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Center Place in Port St. Lucie.


On Sunday, November 17 at 4 pm, Sandra McNiff, Soprano and Ryan Kasten, piano, present an afternoon of French Chansons, Italian Art Songs and American Arts Songs at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church,  7550 26th Street in Vero Beach.  The program will include works by Bizet, Faure, Scarlatti, Menotti, among others. A free will offering will be accepted.

Members of the Vero Beach Art Club exhibit in their display tents on the sidewalk in front of Humiston Park on Ocean Drive in Vero Beach and offer their original work of fine art and crafts to our visitors and residents on Sunday, November 17 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church presents classical guitarist Miguel Bonachea and pianist Marcos Flores concert on Sunday, November 17 at 3 pm. From Baroque to Tango, the concert will feature works by Bach, Albéniz, and Piazzolla among others. For tickets ($25 Adults and $10 Youth), visit


Florida Birds Exposed: At Last with Juanita Baker, Ph.D., is the topic and speaker at the Pelican Island Audubon Society’s meeting on Monday,  November 18 at 7 pm at the Vero Beach Community Center.  Free.

A new local children’s choir, the Treasure Coast Singers, offers its inaugural concert at First Presbyterian Church on Monday, November 18 at 6 pm. Students in grades 3-6 attend seven rehearsals before putting on a concert for the community.



The Broadway Tenors: Three new Broadway Tenors showcase the best from Broadway! This year’s stars are Matt Cavenaugh, Kevin Kern and Kyle Dean Massey.  The concert will be held on Wednesday, November 20 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $45.  Visit

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