Cultural Calendar January 24-31



Thoroughly Modern Millie through January 26.  Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this is a high-spirited musical romp that takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age.

The 39 Steps: Through February 9.  Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! Winner of two Tony Awards®, the play is filled with nonstop laughs, over 150 characters (played by four actors), a plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance. Visit for tickets.


The Indian River Symphonic Association presents the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, on Friday, January 24 at 7:30 pm at Community Church of Vero Beach.  Conductor Vladimir Lande will direct the orchestra to perform D. Shostakovich Tango from Ballet “The Bolt,” Op. 27a; S. Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30    Soloist: Peter Laul, piano and P. Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36.  For tickets, ($90) call 772-778-1070.


The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce has two shows this weekend.  On Friday, January  24, Belinda Davids will perform The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show, a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers with the accompaniment of a fabulous 6 piece live band and dancers.  Not affiliated with the Estate of Whitney Houston.  Then, on Saturday, January 25, the Temptations take the stage at 8 pm.  Visit for tickets.


Holy Cross Catholic Church, 500 Iris Lane in Vero Beach is having a weekend art show from Friday, January 24 with a reception from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  The exhibit continues on Saturday & Sunday, January 25 (noon – 7 pm ) & 26 ( 9 am – 3 pm). Free.


On Saturday, January 25,  attend the Grand Opening of United Against Poverty’s new center at 1400 27 Street in Vero Beach.  The celebration will be held from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Join H.A.L.O. No Kill Shelter for the 3rd Annual Chase Your Tail 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run!  Bring your 4-legged running partner and enjoy live entertainment, a yummy breakfast bar and meet some adoptable animals from H.A.L.O.!  The event is for runners, walkers, and their dogs! Fun for athletes, beginners, kids and dogs all while raising money to save lives!  The 5K will start at 7:30am on Saturday, January 25th at Sebastian’s Community Center and travel along the beautiful Indian River.  Pre-register ($25) at Day of registration is $30.  Same day registration opens at 6:30 am.


LRJ home

The Laura Riding Jackson home will be open to celebrate its new location on the Mueller Campus of Indian River State College in Vero Beach on Sunday, January 26 from 2 to 4 pm.  Tour the home of this famous poet while enjoying music and refreshments.

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will salute memorable music of the silver screen, when they present Hooray for Hollywood at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 26 at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.  The special tribute concert will feature film clips from some of the greatest films of all times, accompanied by their famous scores. You’ll hear selections from Indiana Jones, The Magnificent Seven, Lawrence of Arabia, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather, Gone With the Wind, Back to the Future, Out of Africa, Forrest Gump, and many more. $25 advance tickets for adults are available at Tickets at the door are $30. Hooray for Hollywood is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID.

The Music and Arts department at First Presbyterian Church will present a concert by the Gainesville Brass Quintet on Sunday, January 26  at 5pm in the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary. The concert will be followed by an opening reception for the 3rd Anniversary installment of artwork in The Galleries at First Pres, featuring local artists Richard Fisher, Mags Hobbs, and Linda Relis, Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free to the community; a $10 donation is suggested for the concert.

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery announces its ninth  annual “Sunday in Key West” Luncheon & Auction event, Sunday, January 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Pelican Yacht Club, 1120 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. This is an opportunity for attendees to bid to win unique, one-of-a-kind items in the live auction, and special items in the event’s new silent auction.   Reserved seats are $75 per person, with tables of eight available. Space is limited, however; this event will sell out, so act now! Call (772) 465-0630 or visit to reserve your seats today.



Join the Vero Beach Museum of Art for the Annual VBMA GALA 2020: A Little Light Music featuring performing artist and actor Michael Amante on Friday, January 31 from 6 to 11 pm.  Visit for more information.

Haiti Partners is hosting its Annual Luncheon, Stories of Gratitude, on Friday, January 31 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Quail Valley River Club  in Vero Beach.  Deanna Slamans,  an educator and author who experienced early childhood trauma when her father went to prison for murder and her mother committed suicide due to bipolar disorder, will discuss character education and how it can help children rise above dire circumstances, as the main speaker at Haiti Partners’ annual Stories of Gratitude luncheon.  For more information and tickets e-mail: or phone 772-539-8521. Visit their website at


Peter Noone

MusicWorks, Inc. and Paris Productions present Live from Vero Beach: Herman’s Hermits with Peter Noone at the Emerson Center on Wednesday, January 29 at 7 pm.  At the age of fifteen, Peter Noone achieved international fame as “Herman’s Hermits”, lead singer of the legendary Sixties pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits included: “I’m Into Something Good” “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Just A Little Bit Better”, “Wonderful World”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “A Must To Avoid”, “Listen People”, “The End of the World” and “Dandy”. Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over sixty million recordings. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold. The Hermits were twice named Cashbox’s “Entertainer of the Year”.   Get your tickets from or call 800-595-4849.

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