Cultural Calendar February 5-12

ONGOING

AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Distinguished Lecturer Series: February 10 at 4 & 6 PM Thomas W. Smith Fellow, Heather Mac Donald, at the Manhattan Institute and Author of The Diversity Delusion will speak.

Lost in Yonkers: Through February 23.

The 39 Steps: Through February 9.  Visit RiversideTheatre.com for tickets.

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 – 9

JOY JACKSON & EDWARD NOOTT AT J. M. STRINGER

The J.M. Stringer Gallery, 3465 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach, opens this weekend with works by Joy Jackson and Edward Noott on view through February. Receptions are Thursday, February 6 from 4 to 8 pm; Friday, February 7 from 11 am – 6 pm and Saturday, February 8, 11 am – 6 pm.   There will be an artist demonstrations on Saturday. Call 231-3900 for details.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

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Johnson Haygood

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY STROLL

Judy Rixon

The First Friday Gallery Stroll will be held on February 7 from 5 to 8 pm.  Here’s a preview from the Galleries: Raw Space presents Lyrical Landscapes/Gridded Meins by Willie C. Reagan and Terry K. Hunter (5:30 to 9 pm).  Gallery 14 welcomes collage artist Derek Gores back for receptions on Thursday and Friday from 5 to 8 pm.  The theme for his exhibit created especially for Gallery 14 is the Sea/Coastal.  Artist Guild Gallery’s guest artist is Johnson Haygood and in celebration of the gallery’s 30th Anniversary, the resident artists are showing large works (at right is Judy Rixom)  through the month of February. Main Street Vero Beach features artist Alma Arispe with upcycled art including fractal burning and wood turning.  Flametree Clay Art Gallery features works with sea & shore theme.

 

ELISE GEARY AT CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL CARE

Elise Geary

Elise Geary is exhibiting her attractive abstract paintings at the Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24 Street from Friday, February 7.  The opening reception for Elise Geary, Transitions and Transformations will be held on Friday, February 7 from  5-7 p.m.  Then, on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30 pm attend Art Talk when Ellen Fischer chats with Elise Geary about her exhibit.

The Indian River Symphonic Association presents the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s Pops Concert featuring the romantic music of Frank Sinatra, A Sinatra Valentine!,  by vocalist Michael Andrew at Community Church on Friday, February 7 at 7:30 pm.  For tickets ($65), visit irsymphonic.org or call 772-778-1070.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

11th ANNUAL MOTORCAR EXHIBITION AT MCKEE

Ball Racer at McKee

The 11th Annual Motor Car Exhibition at McKee Botanical Garden featuring “The Best Cars From 40 Different Manufacturers” will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Road cars and racers from several countries will be included. General admission rates apply.

The Oceanside Business Association presents Sunset Saturday Night on February 8 from 6 to 9 pm.  21 Hearts, 1 Beat will perform as well as a special performance by Rhythm & Soul Dance – on the ocean, under the stars at Humiston Park. Free Admission.

Sebastian Inlet State Park’s Night Sounds Concert features Four Shillings Short on Saturday, February 8 from 7 – 9 pm.  This duo performance is rooted in Celtic and American folk, and inspired by Indian Raga and Ethnic idioms—a diverse and inventive traditional music experience. Their music is played on over thirty world instruments .  The concert is free with regular park entry fees.

The United Against Poverty is holding its Valentine Ball on Saturday, February 8 from 6 to 11 pm at Oak Harbor Clubhouse.  Enjoy a fun-filled evening, including a cocktail reception with open bar, gourmet dinner and dancing, live and silent auctions  .For tickets, $250 contact Staci Barney at 772-770-0740 or e-mail: Gala@UnitedAgainstPoverty.org.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Center for Spiritual Care celebrates 20 years of service to the community on Sunday, February 9 from 4 to 6:30 pm at the Heritage Center in Vero Beach.  This is a chance to meet the program facilitators; learn Center for Spiritual Care’s history from 2000 to now, and their vision for the next 20 years!   Enjoy hors d’oeuvres & beverages. A  $75 donation appreciated.  Call 772-567-1233 or visit CenterForSpiritualCare.org for tickets.

Musicians from the Atlantic Classical Orchestra will perform on Flute and Piano at the Blue Star Brasserie, 2227 14th Avenue in Vero Beach with the series Behind the Music Brunch on Sunday, February 9 from noon to 2 pm.  Enjoy an afternoon filled with romantic classics, beautiful opera melodies, and standards from the Great American Songbook.  Cost: $75 per person for ACO Subscribers; $100 per person for Non-ACO Subscribers;      Reservations required.   For tickets:772.460.0851.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

The Pelican Island Audubon Society’s Meeting will be held on Monday, February 10 at the North Indian River County Library beginning at 6 pm.  The topic is Southern Appalachian Wild Beauty – Flora, Fauna, and Scenery.  All are welcome.  Free

Board-certified health coach Joy Melton will share the seven key benefits of BEMER (Bio-Electro-Magnetics-Energy-Regulation) therapy during the February 10 support group meeting of Friends After Diagnosis, an organization serving women with cancer, others with breast cancer, and their loved ones. BEMER is a novel therapy that helps regulate the body’s energy flow. The 90-minute meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. and will be held at Friendship House, 3404 Aviation Boulevard in Vero Beach. There is no cost for the meeting. For more information visit FriendsAfterDiagnosis.com or call 772-770-9700.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Matt Kazam

Attend the Comedy Club for Cancer on Wednesday, February 12 at 7 pm at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild.  There will be light food on the covered patio at 6:30; an opening dance performance by Friends in Motion and Las Vegas comedian Matt Kazam (who is donating his performance).  Tickets are $20 at the Box Office or call 772-562-8300 to purchase. Free admission to cancer patients and survivors who RSVP to the box office.  Sponsored by Florida Cancer Specialists and Healing Arts-Arts in Medicine.

UPCOMING

MusicWorks Inc. and Paris Productions bring Judy Collins back to Vero Beach in a Special Event on Saturday, February 15 at 7:00 pm at the Emerson Center.  For tickets, visit musicworksconcerts.com or call 800-595-4849.

Judy Collins

 

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