Cultural Calendar through August 14


Elise Mahovlich

The Cultural Council of Indian River County welcomes Elise Mahovlich as executive assistant and looks forward to our members meeting Elise when its safe, hopefully in the near future. Elise can be reached at or 772-770-4857.


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By Beth Siebert
By Beth Seibert

Accidental Abstract Painting by Ms. Beth Siebert On exhibit at The Indian River County Courthouse 2000 16th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960. Exhibit runs through September 12th. The exhibit is sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County. Ms. Siebert has a master’s degree in science and has taught at two colleges. She has been oil painting for the past thirteen years during which she developed cataracts and could not see well. To continue painting she turned to fluid art. Once her vision was correct Ms. Siebert returned to oil and acrylic painting using knives and brushes but never lost her love for fluid art.


Riverside Theatre’s Live in the Loop Outdoor Grill and Bar reopened and is offering two dining experiences: outdoor dining with live music and indoor dining with comedy. CDC and State guidelines on reopening casual dining will be followed for outdoor dining in The Loop and indoor dining in the Waxlax.  Tickets to Live in the Loop are free, but must be obtained on the website: There is a limit of 4 tickets per household. Live in the Loop, bands start performing at 6pm. Open at 5:30pm. Now with table service for food and full bar. Bring a face covering. You must wear one at all times except when seated at your table.  Get up-to-date info about policy, music and menu at:

NEW EARLIER SHOWTIMES at 7PM & 9PM (Indoor dining opens at 6pm for the 7pm show) Headliner Devin Siebold  prides himself on being highly original and thought provoking and pulls material from his unbelievable past dating experience, love of theme parks, and spending his past 10 years as a middle/high school teacher in Florida. Opening act Brian Aldridge will have you rolling in with laughter and asking yourself “did he really just say that?” For more information call the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or visit:, To view the all of the upcoming events visit:

Dining in The Loop with music and dining in the Waxlax with comedy will continue all summer. Capacity percentages will change when restrictions are eased. For more information on Riverside Theatre, call the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or visit:

Raw Space presents Earth Woman, Gaea: Spirit & Action. Solo fine art exhibit by artist Ella Chabot. Art displays thorough August 28. Raw Space is located at  1795 Old Dixie Hwy., Vero Beach, FL


Summer Series Art Gallery Reception Featured local artists include Keith Mills, Suzan Phillips, and Donna Ware. Tours will be available with an opportunity to meet the artists in attendance. Per CD recommendations, social distancing protocols will be in place for seating in the sanctuary (100 maximum), and masks will be required to attend. These events are free to the community, a $10 donation is suggested for the concert.

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra  will be performing drive-in concerts to celebrate the strength and resilience of our community. Concerts in the special Treasure Coast Strong Series are  held in an outdoor setting at the Pathway Church, 1105 58th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32966 on Fridays at 7:00 pm. Attendees can remain in their vehicles or bring their own seating.

    We salute all those who have worn our nation’s uniform and defense workers.
  • August 28 GENDER BENDER
    Celebration of educators and essential workers in restaurants, groceries, and hotels! For more details visit:


The Vero Beach Theatre Guild, the longest running community theatre on the Treasure Coast, plans to raise the curtain once again January 8, 2021 with the legendary musical Jesus Christ Superstar, weekends from January 8 through the 24. The romantic comedy Almost, Maine plays its full schedule of Tuesdays through Sundays from February 10 through 21 as will the comedy A Shot in the Dark, March 10 through 21. The Broadway musical Sister Act will be given a three week run April 7 through 21 and the season will close May 12 through 23 with the comedy Moonlight & Magnolias. The Guild’s annual Genie Awards for the 19-20 season will held in conjunction with the 20-21 awards in May of 2021. NOTE: Three other comedies originally planned for the 2019-20 Main Stage Season; Over the Tavern, Calendar Girls and See How They Run have been added to the 2021-22 Season. Anyone holding pre-purchased tickets to any productions at the Guild will be honored for any production of the holders’ choice from now through the end of the 2021-2022 Season. The box office is currently closed until October, but further information or any questions patrons may have will be answered as quickly as possible by email the Guild at:

Vero Beach Opera kicks off the 2021 Opera Season, with Puccini favorite La Boheme, on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm. Met Opera Artist David Pershall returns as Marcello and Met Opera Maestra Caren Levine will conduct.  To learn more visit:

Ballet Vero Beach 2020-2021 Season Update

At this time, it is not prudent to execute the full partnership with Riverside Theatre and friends from konverjdans. Both organizations feel it makes sense to bring them to town a year from now in 2021. If you have reserved tickets to these performances, Ballet Vero Beach staff will contact you.

  • The spectacular Nutcracker on the Indian River returns to the VBHS Performing Arts Center for a 4th season December 30 and 31, 2020.
  • Program 1: “Ballet: Bold and Beautiful” on January 15 and 16, 2021
  • Program 2: “Composer’s Notebook: The Music of Antonio Vivaldi”, will take the stage at the VBHS Performing Arts Center February 26 and 27, 2021
  • Program 3: “Chamber Music: Sweeping Dance”, brings the 2020-2021 season to a dramatic close on April 16 and 17, 2021.
  • Additionally, the 2020-2021 Season features the debut of an Accessible Series and a Family Friendly Series.

For more information about the new season please visit or call 772-905-2651.


Live from The Community Church of Vero Beach August 12, 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Join Director of Music and Fine Arts Andrew Galuska in “behind the scenes” tours, interviews, and musicians’ roundtables each week live on Facebook. For more information visit:

Vero Beach Museum of Art Join VBMA instructors on select Thursday evenings for a glass of wine and art-making fun! Class brought to you via Zoom. Registration required. See website for prices For more information visit:

Music Theory for Adult Beginners at Community Church of Vero Beach

August 10, 11:00am – 12:00pm Join Jill Truax, Associate Director of Music at the Community Church of Vero Beach for a six-week course in Music Theory. If you have little experience and need a refresher, or if you have absolutely no experience, join Jill for this class. This class will be offered exclusively on Zoom. To register, email 

August 12, 11:00am – 12:00pm Andrew Galuska, Director of Music and Fine Arts at the Community Church of Vero Beach will teach a six-week course in Music History for adult beginners. Content will range from medieval to modern music. Registration is now open. To register, email 


Sight-Singing and Solfege for Adult Beginners at Community Church of Vero Beach August 11, 11:00am – 12:00pm Join Rachel Carter, resident Soprano at the Community Church of Vero Beach for a classes in Sight-singing and solfege. These classes are designed to foster confidence when seeing new choir anthems or hymns. These classes will be offered exclusively on Zoom. To register, please email

Vero Beach Art Club presents Virtual Art Classes every Thursday 1-4:00 PM via Zoom, in a variety of subjects and mediums with popular art instructor Judy Burgarella. Judy will take students through the step-by-step process of creating art  during the three-hour class from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For more informations & to register visit :

Friends after Diagnosis presents Neuropathy Treatment and Management with Dr. Susan Perkins as guest speaker August 10, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Due to the pandemic, meetings will be online unless otherwise specified. For up-to-date meeting and event information, visit, or call 772-770-9700.

VBMA Exhibition Avery to Warhol

July 17, 2020 – January 3, 2021 The VBMA Avery to Warhol is an exhibition of our new Senior Curator, Anke Van Wagenberg’s selections from the vault. The exhibition will showcase a recent gift to the collection, Henry Hubbell’s Portrait of Three Sisters. From this 1903 painting, we will virtually travel through the twentieth century from the paintings by Milton Avery to Andy Warhol and not only contemporary masters but also selections of the glass collection of the VBMA. Exhibition is available online. Museum is temporary closed due to COVID-19. For more information visit:

Vero Beach Museum of Art features Museum Extras designed and developed to provide the opportunity for our members, patrons, and visitors to stay connected with us during this time of disconnect. The page provides inspiring educational tours and insights into our exhibitions and permanent collection. Offering entertaining film content on an artist or period, art tutorials and engaging stories and art projects for tiny tots.  Updated weekly, the VBMA encourages visitors to connect with us regularly online and explore these new resources.

  • Mondays Anke’s Art Moment: Weekly short videos highlighting works in our collection or exhibitions hosted by VBMA Senior Curator, Anke Van Wagenberg.
  • VBMA Tuesdays Flick Pick: To educate and entertain, Film Studies coordinator Diane Thelen recommends a new film each Tuesday on an artist or time period related to the VBMA’s permanent collections.
  • Museum Stories: To keep active young minds engaged, we present a creative lesson plan with suggestions of books, music, and art-making for babies and toddlers.
  • Art Tutorials: A short weekly art-making tutorial with Museum Art School faculty.
  • Museum Fun: A fun collection of Museum related photos, moments, social media and more.

For more information visit:


The Cultural Connection with WILLI MILLER Broadcasting on Sundays at 8am on the Treasure Coast on WQOL 103.7 FM. Hear a replay at

McKee Botanical Garden has been selected as a beneficiary of the Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program for the Month of August by store leadership at the Winn-Dixie located at 2950 9th Street SW (Oslo Road) in Vero Beach. McKee Botanical Garden will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location during the month of August, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.

Private Art Lessons with Art Works Discover your new passion! One on one lessons allow for social distancing while still giving you guidance, instruction, and feedback that you can’t get from a virtual course! Lessons are customized for your needs and beginners to advanced students are welcome. Mediums include acrylic or watercolor painting, graphite or pastel drawing, and mixed media such as plaster and sand. Call 772-907-5128 to reserve your spot. Visit:

Indian River’s Got Talent is Here

Environmental Learning Center is presenting a new and exciting event— Indian River’s Got Talent! Dust off your tap shoes, tune your guitar and practice your magic tricks— Get your act together, because Indian River’s Got Talent has arrived! This new and entertaining event is in the works, and we are now accepting submissions for our youth division. Submit an up to two-minute video of any talent suitable for public viewing to Cell phone videos are accepted.

Submission Deadlines: 12th grade and younger submissions due September 15. Adult submission deadline will be announced soon.

Sing, dance, play a musical instrument, perform a comedy or magic act, show off your sports moves and show us your talent! The categories for our youth division will be segmented by grade— Elementary School (Grades K-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12). Submissions can be one person or up to as many participants as you would like. Please only submit one entry. Indian River’s Got Talent has a $5 entry fee. All who enter will receive two free admission tickets to the ELC. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of the entry fee. Please email for questions.

Interactive Academy Classes Registration Open

The Interactive Academy is now open for registration. Classes are available for both school aged students and adults. The Interactive Academy is a safe digital format for students wanting to study dance, music, theatre, visual arts, even Capoeira or Yoga. Classes can be scheduled for anytime, from any device, and participants can invite up to 3 other friends to take the class with them interactively in the DMR (digital media room) for as little as $5 per session per room (just over $1 a person!). For a sample of the classes visit:  For more information or to register, go to the Interactive Academy event at the FAAE.


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