Cultural Council August 26-31


Have you creatively adapted how you connect with the public during these days of crisis?  Let us know what services or resources you are providing so we can assist in spreading the word. WE’RE HERE FOR YOU! Send info regarding your changes to so we can relay your news via our weekly Newsletter.  If you have listed events on our Arts and ultural Calendar, please email us any edits, updates or corrections at WE’RE HERE TO HELP as we all navigate through this new norm.


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.

August 28th : Collins & Company • is a high-performance variety tribute band featuring a wide range of authentic music from rock and pop to country, Motown, reggae and standards.

August 29th : Second Wind • Your favorite party mix of Rock & Pop

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:

The Comedy Zone, August 28th & 29th.  NEW EARLIER SHOWTIMES at 7PM & 9PM (Indoor dining opens at 6pm for the 7pm show)mHeadliner SHAUN JONES makes his mark with his quick wit and fashionable flair while serving up a unique dish to satisfy everyone’s laughter appetite. Opening Act TRISH KEATINGs style of comedy is one part social satire, two parts personal pain and most parts attitude! For more information call the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or visit:

To view the all of the upcoming events visit: For more information on Riverside Theatre, call the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or visit:

Sebastian River Art Club presents Beauty for Ashes Art Show. Fine Art Show and Sale. Call Richard Gillmor, 772-918-3148, for Saturday Appointment.

August 27th 11:00am – 3:00pm

August 29th 11:00am – 3:00pm

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

Vero Beach Art Club invites you to attend Summer at the Annex, Fine Art Exhibit  Monday – Saturday, 11am – 3:00pm, through August 27th For more information visit:

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra  presents Broadway Gender Bender, August 28

Gender Bender Vocal Arts

Close your eyes and imagine your favorite song from musical theater. Got it? Now imagine that same song performed by a member of the opposite sex!  With the help of professional singers from Winter Park-based Central Florida Vocal Arts, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present Broadway Gender Bender. The final concerts in a summer series of fresh air concerts, Broadway Gender Bender will celebrate the essential workers. Filled with popular songs from decades of musicals, as well as some of opera’s most recognizable tunes, with six of Central Florida’s most talented professional vocalists: Mezzo-soprano Morgan Davis, sopranos Sarah Stead and Desiree Montes, baritones Jacob Pence and David Bracamonte; and tenor, Bryan Hayes. Musicians from the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will play their instruments safely separated from each other, while concert attendees can remain in their cars and tune their radios to the live feed, or set up their own seating next to their vehicles.

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. For more details visit:


VBMA Exhibition Avery to Warhol Through- 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:


Facebook Live from The Community Church of Vero Beach August 26, 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:

Music Theory for Adult Beginners at Community Church of Vero Beach August 26, 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.

August 17, 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. These classes will be offered exclusively on Zoom. To register, email

Sight-Singing and Solfege for Adult Beginners at Community Church of Vero Beach September 1, 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


Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation Writing Center presents In the Quarantined Room: Reflections on the COVID-19 Experience in Indian River County, FL 2020 Stop by the Vero Beach Book Center for Your Copy! Representative work from the school and poetry competitions has been preserved in this new book;  In the Quarantined Room: Reflections on the COVID-19 Experience in Indian River County, FL 2020. This is a limited edition run of 250 copies and they are going quickly! Grab your copy at the Vero Beach Book Center or at the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation Writing Center downtown or reserve your copy by paying online through our website A donation of $10 per copy helps cover the cost of the publication.

McKee Botanical Garden has been selected as a beneficiary of the Winn-Dixie’s 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.

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: 12th grade and younger submissions extended to November 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 is now FREE to enter.  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.


The Annual Juried Art Exhibition “The Best of the Best” is Accepting Entries beginning September 9 at the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery. Accepting artist applications by advance appointments on Wednesdays–Sundays until 3:00 pm, beginning on Wednesday, September 9 through Friday, October 2, 2020. The application is open to amateur and professional artists with a $30 entry fee per work. A full prospectus with guidelines and application is available to download from the Museum’s website at or it can be picked up starting September 9 at the Museum located at 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida.


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