Cultural Calendar August 5-12


performance and events

Riverside Theatre presents ~ The Comedy Zone, August 6 & 7

Headliner JJ Curry and Opening act Vinnie Ward

Riverside Theatre presents Live in the Loop ~ Outdoor Dining with Live Music!

August 6: Ryz-N-Soulz

August 7: The Real Deal

Open Fridays & Saturdays, 5:30pm-9pm

First Friday Gallery Stroll on August 6, 5-8pm

Galleries along and around 14th Avenue, from 21 Street to 18 Street in downtown Vero Beach are open from 5 – 8 pm featuring new artists each month.

Vero Beach Art Club presents Big Bold & Beautiful

Fine art exhibit and art marketplace.  Through August 6, Tuesdays – Friday, 11 am – 3 pm.

Ballet Vero Beach

2021-2022 Season begins when The Riverside Dance Festival arrives at Riverside Theatre on August 6 & 7.  Ballet Vero Beach presents, in partnership with Riverside Theatre, konverjdans to culminate the tenth annual Riverside Dance Festival.  konverjdans has beguiled Vero Beach audiences since their debut here in November 2018. Performances will feature konverjdans artists alongside Ballet Vero Beach’s own resident professional dancers.

Photos by Arnaud Falchier (

Space Coast Symphony presents Summon the Heroes 

August 8, 3-5pm at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street, Vero Beach

Space Coast Symphony mixes fanfares with films and photos A powerful program featuring music written for or about the Olympics, many in the fanfare style familiar from the opening ceremonies.  The Olympic selections capture the drama of sport and the spirit of competition, while archival and news footage, film clips and photos will create a true multi-media experience for the audience.

The music of composer John Williams is represented on the program, including his “Olympic Fanfare and Theme,” “Summon the Heroes,” “A Prayer for Peace from Munich” and “The Olympic Spirit.”  Olympic-related works by Bill Conti, Vangelis, Josef Suk, Richard Rodgers, Leo Arnaud and Dmitri Shostakovich will also be heard on the concert, along with a world premiere of Daniel Perttu’s powerful new work, “Phoenix.”

Tickets at :

The Galleries at First Pres ~ Summer Art Show

Lady in a Hat

The show will feature the works of local artists Linda Irwin, Pat deRobertis, and Lolly Walton. The Sebastian River Art Club will also present artwork by the late Rosalee Hume. The galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach. Admission is free. The church campus is open, and those who are fully vaccinated against COVID19 need not wear masks.

Two Cranes on Pluto by Chuck Haaland

Artists Guild Gallery welcomes award winning Fine Art photographer Chuck Haaland as it’s newest member. He works in the world of digital photography, and produces artistic photographs of extraordinary quality, which are available, in large sizes on canvas and metal. On exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery.

Located: 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 3pm

A Tribute to Christo and Jeanne – Claude: The Tom Golden Collection

The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York, 1992.

On View through  September 5, VBMA Holmes and Titelman Galleries. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is pleased to announce the first commemorative exhibition since Christo’s death of a unique traveling collection of artworks by renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.  As partners for more than 40 years, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created lasting environmental installation art throughout the world. Their works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, the 24-mile long curtain titled Running Fence in California, and most recently The Gates in New York City’s Central Park. Because their large-scale public projects are temporary, these preliminary artworks remain as evidence of these installations. This collection represents not only the special relationship between an artist and a collector, but also the collaborative effort between the artists and the many people involved in producing the works.  The collection includes original drawings, sculptures, collages and photographs capturing the versatility, longevity and international scope of the duo’s extensive career.

For more information:

Cool Cat by Joe Thomas

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at Indian River County Courthouse

On view through September 9.

Solo Exhibit – J. Thomas


Gallery 14 presents Summer Squared: An Invitational of Great Proportions

On View through September 10

A sizzling hot art event this summer! Gallery 14 will feature an exhibit of small work by artists near and far. All work in the show will measure 12″ X 12″ in total. The creative options are endless and the art will inspire you.  

For more information visit:

Richard Gillmor Ode to Monet

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at Indian River County Administration Buildings

On View through September 29.

Building A, First & Second Floors ~ Member Exhibit, Mixed Themes

Building B , Solo Exhibit by Steve Reid ~ Not Myself”

Original and interpretations of African and Indigenous ceremonial masks

Waterfalls Reflections by Ella Chabot

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at the Intergenerational Recreation Center

Vacation Doings and Destinations ~ Member Exhibit

On View through October 26



Celebrate DOGust with H.A.L.O.

August 5 – 7, DOGust is the official birthday of all rescue dogs! H.A.L.O. is celebrating by waiving all dog adoption fees, Thursday, August 5 – Saturday, August 7. Note, $25 application fee still applies. Adopt now! Your new best friend is waiting!

H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue, 710 Jackson Street, Sebastian FL 32958 United States

Aerial Antics Youth Circus is back, August 5 – 7, 7pm

Join the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department on August 5, 6 & 7 at Saint Edward’s School featuring the amazing kids in our community! Now in its 47th year, the Aerial Antics Youth Circus is a longstanding Vero Beach tradition. The Aerial Antics Youth Circus is a unique gymnastics, dance and circus aerial production that features over 250 students (ages 3 – 25) enrolled in our gymnastics and performing arts classes and the Aerial Antics summer camp all held at Leisure Square.

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