Cultural Calendar February 28 – March 7


Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre

Comedy Zone ~ March 5 & 6. Headliner Larry Reeb presents a dry, observational style of comedy that is punctuated with clever twists and a wonderfully stylized delivery. Opening act Bill “Bull” Ohse delivers a unique brand of comedy that produces huge results, and always leaves the audience wanting more. 

Live at the Loop ~ March 5, The Jacks Band features Classic Hits that bring back your favorite rockin’ memories from; Springsteen, The Beatles, The Stones, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, Boz Skaggs, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Hall and Oates PLUS Blues from B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray, The Allman Brothers, and Johnny Winter PLUS 60’s rock from The Kinks, The Animals, The BeeGees, The Isley Brothers, Free, Grand Funk Railroad, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles, The Temptations, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Norman Greenbaum and much more, for every age who love to dance.

March 6, The Real Deal plays music from The Beatles, Beach Boys, Kinks, Creedence, Santana, Zombies, Ray Charles, Rascals, and more!

VBMA International Lecture Series on March 1, 4:30- 7pm. Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Doris Kearns Goodwin. “No Ordinary Time: Three Leaders Who Shaped the American Century: Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt.” This lecture will be presented via Livestream at the VBMA or into your home. For Tickets:

Gallery 14 Presents ~ ZOOM IN: Acrylic Realism by Susan Martin On View March 2 – 26.  ’Meet and Greet’ on March 5, from 5-8pm.

Exuberance by Susan Martin
Personal Space by Susan Martin

Gallery 14 presents Susan Martin’s astoundingly crisp edged textured and contrasted realistic compositions. Also, on display works by artist-owners Lila Blakeslee, Barbara du Pont, Beth-Anne Fairchild, Mary Ann Hall, Barbara Landry, George Pillorge, Deborah Morrell Polackwich and Dorothy Napp Schindel.  In addition, Walford Campbell, Joan Earnhart, Terry Green, Viola Pace Knudsen, Mia Lindberg, Francis Mesaros, Michael Robinson and Carol Staub and Jo Zaza. Visit: Gallery hours are: Tues-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.

VBMA Cork, Canvas & Company on  March 4, 6pm – 8:30pm. Join VBMA instructors for a glass of wine and art making fun! Registration required. See website for details

First Friday Gallery Stroll on March 5, 5-8pm. Galleries along and around 14th Avenue, from 21 Street to 18 Street in downtown Vero Beach are open featuring new artists each month.

Space Coast Symphony presents Once Upon an Orchestra musical series, an interactive concert for kids. March 6 – 10am & 11am at McKee Botanical Garden, 350 US-1, Vero Beach.  Designed for preschool and kindergarten aged children, the 40-minute outdoor story time includes “The Story of the Woodwind Family,” which will entertain as well as educate tots about the instruments of the woodwind family, including the flute, oboe, bassoon, french horn, and clarinet. The program will be narrated by Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins. 

ELC EcoFest on March 7, 11am – 4pm.  Free admission for the whole family! An environmental festival with food trucks, free canoe quick trips, live animals, workshops, exhibitors and more!  Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach

VBMA ACO Chamber Music Series  ~  A Little Night Music, on March7, 3pm – 4:30pm.  Reger Serenade, op. 141 & Beethoven Serenade for string trio in D Major, op. 8-1.  Featuring two wonderful Serenades by Beethoven and Reger. Though written more than a century apart, they share a buoyancy, lightness of spirit, and an appealing intimacy. Visit:

Washer Woman by Alfred Hair

The A.E. Backus Museum presents  Right of Way: The Highwaymen, the latest exhibition in its annual series recognizing the accomplishments of the original artists who made their names selling their paintings on Florida’s open roads. Drawn from private collections with some paintings never presented to the public, the exhibition is on view through March 7, at 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm Sunday, Noon – 4pm

Adams Ranch by Sean Sexton

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at The Indian River County Courthouse. On Exhibit ; PATCN ~ Plein Air Treasure Coast North- Member Exhibit. On View through March 11

Mark your calendars…70th Annual Under The Oaks ~ Fine Arts & Crafts Show presented by Vero Beach Art Club on March 12 – 14,  at Riverside Park in Vero Beach.  This event is voted in the Top 200 Art Shows in the Nation by Art Fair Source Book and in the Top 200 Art Shows in Florida by Sunshine Artist.  Featuring over 200 nationwide artists. In accordance with CDC protocols:   MASKS must be worn at all times by all occupants of the park, tents are spaced to allow distancing, hand-washing and sanitizing readily available & extra spacing in food court and dining area.

Seriously Mixed Media Gallery presents Sara Pinkerton Guest Artist. On view thorough March 17. Gallery hours are 11am – 3pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Seriously Mixed Media Gallery, 207 Orange Ave, Ft Pierce

Vero Beach Art Club Annex & Gallery Homecoming Celebration  ~ Homecoming Celebration Grand Opening Reception. On view through March 22.  The Show will feature original works of art by Club members. Exhibit gallery hours11:00am to 3:00pm.

African Ark Woman by Gwen McNenney

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at IRC Intergenerational Recreation Center.  On Exhibit;  Creative Reset Looking Back ~ Looking Forward.  On View through March 30

Artists Guild Gallery ~ Celebrating 30 years of sharing art with Vero Beach, this fine-art gallery features the work of artist-owners; Merana Cadorette, Sue Dinenno, Annette Gekle, Barbara Glover, Sherry Haaland, Judy Mercer, Dawn Mill, Patricia Padoll, Judy Rixom, Fran San Miguel, and Rita Ziegler.  Artists Guild Gallery, 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach.  Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday, 11am-3pm.

Sean Kenney

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE CONNECTS® Made with LEGO® BRICKS at McKee Botanical Garden. On exhibit through April 25. An award-winning and record-breaking exhibition that uses beautiful works of art made from simple toy blocks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and mankind’s relationship with nature.  Come explore the beauty and wonder of Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects Made with LEGO® Bricks, open Tuesday – Saturday (10am – 5pm), Sunday (Noon – 5pm). The last admission ticket is sold at 4 pm. Tickets are available to purchase at McKee Botanical Garden and at

VBMA Exhibition ~ Chul Hyun Ahn: New Light. On view through April 30

This exciting exhibition of the Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates mind-bending sculptures that conjure illusions of infinite space. Drawing from Op Art and light-and-space traditions, as well as theories of the subconscious, the Baltimore artist explores the immersive, illusory possibilities of reflection. For more information visit:

VBMA Exhibition ~ Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes

from the NY Historical Society.  On view through May 2.  A stunning array of over forty paintings from the New-York Historical Society’s Collection by Hudson River School artists will be on view for the first time at the Vero Beach Museum of Art from January 23rd through May 2nd. Painted between 1818 and 1886, the works illustrate America’s scenic splendor, as seen through the eyes of some of the country’s most important painters. 

Elizabeth Siebert Red Chinese Dragon

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at Indian River County Administration Complex. CCIRC Member Exhibit On View through May 26

Online Events

Stanford Erickson

AAUW Book Review Zoom Meeting. On Monday March 1, at 10:00AM on Zoom, Stanford Erickson will review The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World by A.J. Baime. Mr. Erickson will be introduced by Jane Howard. For Zoom link:

Women in the Arts Festival. In honor of International Women’s Day, Friends After Diagnosis is hosting a virtual Women in the Arts Festival on Saturday, March 6, 2- 4pm. The celebration will include folk singer Cosy Sheridan, featured speaker Rev. Dr. Crystal Bujol, poetry reading courtesy of the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation, and GoodLife Fitness and Friends in Motion Dance Troupe.  More information at

Laura Riding Jackson Foundation presents 2021 Adult Writing Workshops Registration is open for the upcoming Adult Writers Workshops. Workshops via Zoom, so everyone can attend from the comfort of home, wherever that might be. Three stellar instructors offering a wide range of writing interests to get you writing and exploring.  To register:


Call to Artists

CCIRC  Art in Public Places Program is preparing for the first new exhibit of 2021. Location: Indian River County Courthouse, 2000 16th Avenue, Vero Beach.

Theme: Artist’s Choice Exhibit Title: CCIRC Member Exhibit Submission Deadline: Monday, March 8

You are invited to submit up to five (5) pieces for consideration. Please include Title, Medium, Dimensions and Price in your email to

Notification of Selection: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Delivery Date and Time: Friday, March 19 at 9am Exhibit Start Date: March 19, 2021 Exhibit End Date: June 10, 2021

Please download the Spec Sheet from our website:

Call to Artists

CCIRC  Art in Public Places Program. Spring is in the air, even in Florida, and that’s our inspirational theme for the upcoming Art In Public Places exhibit at the Intergenerational Recreation Center. You are invited to submit up to five (5) pieces of artwork for consideration. Please email your images to including Title, Size, Medium and Price, by the deadline stated below.  

Location: Intergenerational Recreation Center, 15909 9th Street SW, Vero Beach Theme: New beginnings, renewal, rebirth, growth Exhibit Title: The Promise of Spring Application Deadline: Monday, March 22, 2021 Notification of Selection Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Delivery Date and Time: Tuesday, March 30, between 11-12noon Exhibit Start Date: March 30, 2021 Exhibit End Date: June 29, 2021

Download exhibit specifications and the Hold Harmless agreement from our website:

2021 Spring Break Cheer Camp on March 22 – 26

Looking for an activity for your child during Spring Break? The City of Vero Beach Recreation has the perfect program for youth ages 7 and older! Spring Break Cheer Camp is a fun filled week of learning cheers, chants, jumps, stunts, dances, tumbling, making great friends, and so much more! Participants will prepare a routine for a virtual exhibition at the end of the week. Anyone ages 7 and older are welcome. Bring a bag lunch, and a swimsuit and towel every day. Cheer Camp spaces are limited so register at Leisure Square today!  Cheer Camp hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with activities from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

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