Cultural Calendar Oct 31- Nov 7


The Cultural Council of Indian River County announces the publication of its Arts & Cultural Guide 2020-2021, a testament to optimism and resiliency in the cultural arts community. The popular 12-month guide is a singular reference for residents and visitors to plug in to events, exhibits, concerts and classes happening throughout the county and throughout the year. Join us for a special evening to pick up your copy of the Arts & Cultural Guide, Thursday, Nov. 5, 4-6pm at American Icon Brewery, 1133 19th Place: Happy Hour – Beer, Wine and Cocktail specials; 15% off food tab for Cultural Council Members.

Anyone can pick up the Guide at the Cultural Council office located in the Flametree Clay Art Gallery, 2041 14th Avenue, or around town at various locations including;

  • Vero Beach Museum of Art
  • Riverside Theatre
  • J. M. Stringer Gallery
  • McKee Botanical Gardens
  • Environmental Learning Center
  • Vero Heritage Center and Citrus Museum
  • Vero Beach Art Club Annex

View the Arts & Cultural Guide and future events at:

Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre’s  Live in the Loop

October 31: Come out for our Halloween show with The Mighty Flea Circus a Swingabilly band playing the most toe-tappin’est, heart pumpin’est, partner swingin’est music around! You’ll hear hits from Squirrel Nut Zippers, Stray Cats, Louis Jordan, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and others. Everyone is encouraged to dress-up or accessorize for Halloween!

November 6: Cowboyz N Alianz playing 80’s and 90’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Music

November 7: Jesse & The Thieves plays radio hits from yesterday and today, a lot of dance numbers, artist including: the Beatles, Mumford and Sons, The Weeknd, A-Ha, Blink 182, Violent Femmes, Billie Ellish, Billy Joel, Maroon 5, Cake, Modern English, Bruno Mars, C-Lo Green, The Killers, and ToTo.

Riverside Theatre’s • The Comedy Zone Show Times 7:00 & 9:00pm

October 30 & 31: Headliner Norm Stulz takes the events of his life and transforms them into hilarious pieces which are timeless. Opening act Al Aprill  has a background in sales which has taught him how to read people well, allowing him to transfer this skill into his comedy act leaving audiences laughing. For more details visit:

November 6 & 7: Headliner Helen Keaney should have a warning sign at her shows stating, “sit in the front row at your own peril.” Opening act Jeff Klein is a Florida native who talks about his life and not fitting into the right communities

Artists Guild Gallery Celebrates 30 Years in Vero Beach! Fine Art exhibited by 11 Artist/Owners, and several consigning artists. October Gallery Hours: Every Tuesday through Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm. November Gallery Hours: Every Tuesday through Saturday 11:00am – 3:00pm. Artists Guild Gallery  – 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach FL 32960

Museum Reopened – The Vero Beach Museum of Art is pleased to announce it has reopened its galleries and sculpture parks to the public.  The Museum’s new health, procedural, and cleaning protocols and restrictions are outlined below:

  • Facemasks are required for all visitors’ ages 2+
  • Temperatures will be taken for anyone entering the Museum
  • 6ft social distancing guidelines are to be maintained
  • Visitors will be encouraged to regularly wash their hands

The higher-touch areas in the building, including the auditorium, ArtZone, and Museum Café, will remain closed until further notice, and there will be no group tours in the first stage of reopening. Some public programs, such as Art Talks, Film Studies, and the Museum Art School classes, will be offered online, at least for the fall.  The Museum is opening under new hours of operation: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 4:30 pm, Sunday: 1 – 4 pm. For more detailed information check the website at

Hindsight is 20/20 November 6, 12 – 4:00pm  & 5 – 8:00pm.  A special exhibit by Flametree Founding Member and Resident Artist, Karen “Keko” Ekonomou. Flametree Clay Art Gallery 2041 14th Ave., Vero Beach FL 32960

Sunrise Theatre Presents: The Pure Zeppelin Experience November 7, 7:30pm – 9:00pm 

Vero Beach Theatre REOPENING November 13 The Vero Beach Theatre Guild, the longest running community theatre on the Treasure Coast, plans to raise the curtain once again. The local theatre is bringing back the hilarious Apron Series romp Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight opening on Friday, November 13th. Running on Friday evenings at 7:30pm with matinees at 2pm on Saturdays & Sundays November 13 – 22. The Guild will close the 2019 – 20 Apron Series productions with Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winning classic Death of a Salesman under the direction of Art Pingree. The production runs weekends December 4 – 13. Further information or any questions patrons may have will be answered as quickly as possible by email the Guild at:

The Best of the Best Juried Exhibition – AE Backus Museum & Gallery On view through November 13. The popular annual competition yields the best works of art in a variety of media from artists across the state and beyond. A jury panel of three independent judges voted to accept 103 entries out of 233 submissions in four media categories: Oil/Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Varied Techniques, and Three-Dimensional. For more information:

An Outdoor Revolution exhibit by Brian LaPersonerie

An Outdoor Revolution is here! Now on display at the Environmental Learning Center. Photographer Brian LaPersonerie will have his amazing nature photography on display in the Lagoon Room until November 22. His nature photography is showcased on metal prints and features images of wildlife, nature scenes and outdoor lifestyle shots. The images in “An Outdoor Revolution” aim to transport you to the healing reality of the great outdoors.  The Environmental Learning Center is open Monday – Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibit is Free with Admission. Visit:

Gallery 14 presents Calming Influences –  Work by Gallery 14 Artists On View through November 27. In October the Gallery will be open: Thursday – Saturday, 11:00am – 3:00pm.In November, the Gallery will be open: Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm & Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm. 

Barbara DuPont In The Pink Photography
George Pillorge MorningGloryPastel

The exhibit will feature relaxing work to lift your spirits and renew the soul! There will also be a special wall of artwork offered by the owner-artists called ‘Support the Gallery.’ All proceeds from those sales will go to help the Gallery during these difficult times.  Featured will be Gallery 14 artist-owners: Lila Blakeslee, Barbara du Pont, Barbara Landry, Mary Ann Hall, Beth-Anne Fairchild, George Pillorgé, Deborah Polackwich, and Dorothy Napp Schindel, as well as work by Walford Campbell, Joan Earnhart, Terry Green, Viola Pace Knudsen, Mia Lindberg, Francis Mesaros, Michael Robinson, Carol Staub and sales associate-artist Jo Zaza. Gallery 14, 1911 14th Avenue in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach. For more information visit:

Original Intent series by Debra Jenkins

Art in Public Places Program: sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County presents “Original Intent” by Debra Jenkins. On View through December 10, 2020 at The Indian River County Courthouse

Behind the Shadow by Barbara Krupp

Retrospective Ten year retrospective of the acrylic paintings by Barbara Krupp On view through December 30 at The Community Church of Vero Beach 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960. Open during Church hours or by appointment call Glenda Taylor 772 473 0624 or email

The Towers of La Rochelle

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County.   The Cultural Council’s AIPP Program, in partner with Vero Beach Regional Airport in the Passenger Lounge waiting area presents. Art For Art’s Sake –  Art in Social Isolation.  During this period of Social Distancing caused by the pandemic, the Cultural Council initiated a project as an attempt to see how creative individuals in the area responded to it. It has been almost 6 months since ART FOR ARTS SAKE’s inception…and we have been continually receiving wonderful images of work created by area Artists. Memories of places near and far…happy times spent with family and friends…pride and patriotism of Country…these are several of the themes that are resonating at this time.  On View through January 1, 2021

VBMA Exhibition – Chul Hyun Ahn: New Light On view through April 30, 2021. This fall, the Museum will offer an exciting exhibition of the Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn. Ahn creates mind-bending sculptures that conjure illusions of infinite space. For more information visit:

Online Events

Phantasies and Phugues: A Virtual Halloween Concert October 31 at 6:00pm The Treasure Coast chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a virtual Halloween concert, Phantasies and Phugues. This program will be live-streamed on the TCCAGO Facebook page, as well as the website for Community Church of Vero Beach. Links to the concert will be available on the chapter’s website,

Facebook Live from The Community Church of Vero Beach November 4,  1:00 – 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:

VBMA Cork, Canvas & Company November 5, 6:00 -8:30pm. Join VBMA instructors on select Thursday evenings for a glass of wine and artmaking fun! Class brought to you via Zoom. Registration required. See website for prices.

Karen LaMonte

New Artist Lecture with sculptor Karen LaMonte This fall join the VBMA to enjoy a LIVE lecture by artist Karen LaMonte on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 12 noon presented online via Zoom, as she discusses the VBMA’s sculpture, her career, oeuvre, and aspects of her artistic process. Karen LaMonte’s Reclining Dress Absence (2015), in the VBMA’s collection, rests at the intersection of complex and conflicting ideas. To find out more about the Museum or to register visit or call (772) 231 0707 ext 136.

New online Fall Film Series starts at the VBMA. This fall join the VBMA in a series of five-week courses of films selected from the finest in classic and contemporary cinema. They will be part of a slightly different Film Studies course as the Museum offers each series as an online, streaming format for students to view at home. 

Film Studies 2 Bright Lights: Favorite Luminaries from the Entertainment World begins on November 17 through December 15, 2020. This course pays tribute to some of our favorite stars of stage and screen with a selection of five films that spotlight why we fell in love with them. We’ll peek in on an unusual performance from Burt Reynolds, a special local favorite here in Florida. You may be surprised by the unique “foreign” film, “Snapshots,” where he paired up with Julie Christie, in Amsterdam. Besides Burt, we’ll visit four others from a wide range of both American and international celebrities. Students may sign up for either the afternoon session at 1:30 p.m. or the evening session at 7 p.m. as part of the five-week film studies offering. Films will be introduced by Film Studies Coordinator, Diane Thelen, but there will be no moderated discussion.  To find out more about fall classes at the Museum or to register visit or call (772) 231 0707 ext 136.

Friends of the North IRC Library – CLASSIC FILMS WITH A TWIST! Virtual Version. Classic Films has moved to ZOOM. View the movies on your own at home using our free HOOPLA system at the Library or any way you can. Then join online for a ZOOM discussion of the film with Joe Gramm, The Movie Man. Following the discussion take part in a Movie Trivia Contest with prizes for the winners. For more information go to Friends of the North Indian River County Library at or leave your email address with the front desk at the North Indian River County Library for an emailed invitation.

VBMA Exhibition Avery to Warhol On view 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:


The City of Vero Beach – Recreation Department’s FIRST EVER HALLOWEEN CAR PARADE! Halloween lovers – we have the perfect event for you! Participate in the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department’s FIRST EVER Halloween Car Parade! Wear your costumes and decorate your car or a float and meet us in the Riverside Theater parking lot at 9:30 a.m. on October 31st – Halloween! The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. driving east on Beachland Blvd. to Sexton Plaza where free goody bags for participants ages 0 – 17 and prizes for best decorated vehicles will be handed out by our awesome Recreation Staff! No walkers or political organizations will be permitted. Please call Gaby Dwyer, parade supervisor at 231-4787 or 567-2144 for details. Visit the recreation page at for parade application and flyer.

HALO-Ween Adoption Event – H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue HALO-Ween October 31st. For One Day Only – All Adoption Fees Waived. Visit us at our main location at: H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue, 710 Jackson Street, Sebastian, FL 32958 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM or/ H.A.L.O.’s Vero Beach Adoption Center 6200 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32966 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Unity Guided Meditation and Labyrinth Walk, Unity Spiritual Center of Vero Beach, November 1, 5:00pm – 5:40pm. Your monthly opportunity for a wonderfully uplifting yet relaxing Labyrinth Walk combined with Guided Meditation. Facilitated by Leslie Haatvedt, PhD. Visit:

AAUW Book Review Breakfast November 2, 9:30 – 11:00am Richardson Center at IRSC 6155 College Lane, Book: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown. Reviewed by: Dr. Anna V. Copeland, Community Church of Vero Beach, Free to the Public. More information:

Empty Bowls-Full Hearts! – Samaritan Center’s 28th Annual Soup Bowl Event November 5, 9:00am-7:00pm at the Heritage Center, in downtown Vero Beach. The 28th Annual Soup Bowl has a new look this year “Empty Bowls-Full Hearts” to reflect the tone of the year. The Samaritan Center would like to express our deepest gratitude to the many restaurants, caterers and country clubs that have, over the years, donated hundreds of gallons of soup to the event. However, in recognition of the hardship to these soup suppliers, we will not be asking for soup donations. Indian River Clay will oversee the pottery production.

Friends After Diagnosis Virtual Event November 7, 2:00 – 3:30pm Friends After Diagnosis offers support and educational meetings. For more information visit:

2019 show winner

Annual Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show Classic auto enthusiasts are welcome to enjoy the 5th Annual Car, Truck, and Motorcycle show on Saturday, November 7, from 10:00am – 3:00pm at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, located at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard. 

Environmental Learning Center is presenting a new and exciting event  Indian River’s Got Talent! Now accepting submissions from all ages! Submission deadline January 15, 2021. All types of talents accepted from youth in grades 12 and under. Categories for entry are based on grade level or age;

  • Elementary school – Kindergarten thru 5th grade
  • Middle school – 6th thru 8th grade
  • High school – 9th thru 12th grade
  • Adult Division – ages 18 & Up
  • Combination Acts – family talent groups

Submit an up to a two-minute video of any talent suitable for public viewing. Submissions can be one person or up to as many participants you would like.  Please only submit one entry per person. Please email for questions.

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