Cultural Calendar January 15-22

ONGOING

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Thoroughly Modern Millie: Continues through January  26.  “Toe-tapping Merriment in the Roaring 1920’s”.  Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical romp that takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age. When Millie Dumont arrives in New York City from Kansas, she quickly finds an exciting new world filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a villainess audiences love to hate. Based on the 1967 film starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfect evening of explosive tap numbers and hilarious situations.  Visit RiversideTheatre.com

 ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID AT VBTG

Always a Bridesmaid

The Vero Beach Theatre Guild’s hilarious Always a Bridesmaid runs from January 15-26.  Four Southern women have sworn to keep a promise they made the night of their Senior Prom; they will always be bridesmaids at each other’s weddings- no matter what.  Of course, they failed to anticipate so many weddings.  Thirty years later, these friends for life are still making the “long walk” for each other.  Forsaking all others, in sickness or in health, they repeatedly struggle to stage the perfect wedding despite fistfights at the altar and runaway brides.  Playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, three of the most popular and produced playwrights in the United States, specialize in laugh out loud comedies.  Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students and may be purchased by calling the Theatre Guild box office at 562-8300 or online at verobeachtheatreguild.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15

Art Talk:  Ellen Fischer chats with Barbara Rowles Wednesday, January 15 at 6:30pm.  At the Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24th St in Vero Beach.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

Visit the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, January 16 for the Laugh and Learn program with Nancy Johnson at 10:30am

FRIDAY JANUARY 17

Julie Lounibos’s exhibit From Mangroves to Mangoes will open at Seriously Mixed Media, located at 207 Orange Avenue, downtown Fort Pierce on January 17 and run until February 13th. Julie paints in oil or acrylic. Her art can be described as representational, impressionistic or just downright funky.

The Indian River Symphonic Association presents London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with the amazing Russian piano sensation Khatia Buniatishvili on Friday, January 17, 7:30pm at the Community Church in Vero Beach.  Tickets $95, visit irsymphonic.org

FRIDAY and SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 and 18

Ballet Vero Beach performs Founding Fathers at the VBHS Performing Arts Center Friday, January 17 8pm -9:30pm and Saturday January 18 at 2pm and 8pm.  The official opening of their expanded 2019-2020 Season pays tribute to Ballet Vero Beach’s very own founding fathers. Program 1 features a world premiere work by Ballet Master and Principal Dancer Camilo A. Rodriguez, who, throughout our history, has emerged as one of the company’s strongest purveyors of the Ballet Vero Beach aesthetic. Tickets: 772-564-5537 or www.balletverobeach.org

FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 18, 19

The annual Art by the Sea is Friday January 17, 5pm-8pm, Saturday January 18, 10am-5pm and Sunday January 19 10am-4pm at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Prestigious Judged Art Show of Art Club and Museum members’ artwork. Open to the Public & No Admission Fee.

 SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

Eddie Metz, Nicki Parrott, Rossano Sportiello

The Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents The Ed Metz Trio performing at Vero Beach Yacht Club at 12:30 pm on Saturday January 18.  Eddie Metz is so popular with the Vero Beach crowd of Jazz lovers that he opens the jazz concert season each year. The Ed Metz Trio is comprised of three of our favorite jazz veterans:  Drummer Eddie Metz, has played with a host of famous musicians, including Count Basie, Clark Terry, and Woody Herman; Aussie premier bassist and jazz vocalist Nicki Parrott has performed with Les Paul, John and Bucky Pizzarelli and many other notable musicians; and Italian award-winning pianist Rossano Sportiello, is an international star who has been touted as one of “the best stride piano players ever”. Tickets are available at http://tcjazzsociety.com

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation will hold an Adult Writers Workshop with “The Joys of Travel Writing” speaker Thomas Swick, feature writer and veteran travel editor of the “South Florida Sun-Sentinel” breaks down travel writing into three parts: research before a trip; observation and participation on site; and writing down when home.  More Info: www.lauraridingjackson.org

The Quail Valley Charities Gala will be held on Saturday, January 18 from 6-9pm at the Quail Valley River Club. More info: ww.quailvalleygolfclub.com

SATURDAY and SUNDAY, JANUARY 18 and 19

Annual Sebastian Riverfront Fine Arts and Music Festival is being held Saturday, January 18 from 10am -5pm and Sunday January 19 from 10am-4pm at Sebastian Riverfront Park.  The 2-day event has over 130 juried arts, great music, and delicious food, beer and wine. No admission fee-all are welcome.  For more information: SebastianArtShow.com

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

MusicWorks, Inc and Paris Productions present Live! From Vero Beach: Ticket to the Moon, A trip through the music of Electric Light Orchestra in concert at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center at 7PM.  Emulating The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), the award-winning English rock band that formed in 1970,  Ticket to the Moon, a ten-piece group present over two dozen of ELO’s hits… music characterized by a fusion Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements and futuristic iconography. The original ELO were billed in the United States as “the English guys with the big fiddles”; Ticket to the Moon is no different. Audiences can expect an explosion of phenomenal sounds from multi- instrumentalists on guitars, vocals, keyboard and multiple string players; including five women; one each on drums, cello, percussion, violin and four of them as vocalists. For tickets, visit MusicWorksConcerts.com or call (800) 595-4849.

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