Cultural Calendar November 1-8

Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre presents ~ The Comedy Zone: November 5 & 6

Headliner Scotty K with Opening act Big B

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

November 5 :Low Ground performs bluegrass-inspired Americana music

November 6 : Ryz-N-Soulz performs classic rock

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

Gallery 14

Three Palms by Anita Prentiss

Facing Truth: Work by Christine Peloquin

& Visions of a Song : Mixed Media by Anita Prentice

On View November 2 – 26

Gallery Reception; November 5, 5-8pm

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 4.

VBHS Performing Arts Center presents Jazz Concert Jazz it up to the classic swanky tunes of the VBHS Jazz Band. November 4, 7 pm

Book Signing Event featuring CCIRC Members Fred Berri & Janet Sierzant

La Maison Publishing Book Signing Event. Meet the Authors on November 5, 3 – 8pm. Heritage Center, 2140 14th Ave, Vero Beach. Special Guest Speaker – Mike Godown, Literacy Services of Indian River County Featuring Indian River Genealogy Society

First Friday Gallery Stroll

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

Gifford Youth Orchestra 18th Annual Concert

November 6, 2pm, Gifford Community Center Five Indian River County Rotary Clubs are collectively sponsoring a special segment of the concert dedicated to the Peace Initiative. Musician Jeryl Thompson wrote a special composition for the occasion, which will have its world premiere at the concert. The song will be presented in a unique and creative way by the students and teachers.  

Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra presents Basie on the Beatles

November 7, 3:00pm, Frank Wosar, conductor The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach

“Hey Jude,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Penny Lane,” “Yesterday” and “Come Together,” are all legendary songs from the undisputed leaders of the British invasion, The Beatles, the mega group that steamrolled onto the American music scene in the 1960s. Now imagine these tunes infused with a soulful twist from the iconic Count Basie, the American jazz composer renowned for big band, swing and bebop. Your Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Frank Wosar will present an electrifying program like no other, featuring the music of The Beatles filtered through the imagination of the immortal Count Basie.

Vero Beach Theatre Guild Season 64 presents Tony Award winner Sleuth

Performances run November 10 – 21 This clever whodunit is directed by Beth McKenzie-Shestak.

This immensely popular cat-and-mouse thriller pits master crime writer Andrew Wyke against a young rival for his wife’s affections. Revenge is devised and murders plotted as the two plan the ultimate whodunnit. With twists, turns, and a surprise or two, Sleuth has proven itself to be a favorite of this most popular genre. Winner of the 1971 Tony Award for Best Play. 

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery ~ The Best of the Best

On view through November 12.

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery is pleased to announce the works of art that have been accepted to the 2021 Juried Art Exhibition The Best of the Best. A jury panel of three independent judges voted to accept 85 entries out of 243 submissions in four categories: Oil/Acrylics, Watercolor, Varied Techniques, and Three-Dimensional. Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm, Sunday, Noon – 4pm

Americana by Dorothy-Schindel

The Cultural Council of Indian River County, in partnership with the Vero Beach Museum of Art, announces a very special Art In Public Places exhibit Contemporary Folk Art ~ Member Exhibit

On View through November 28. Member artists were invited to submit artwork in the style of folk art to complement the museum’s current exhibit, American Perspective: Stories from the American Folk Art Collection, On View through January 2. Works of canvas, clay, basketry, wood, textile, resin are among the media used in this eclectic and creative collection from our local artists. The exhibit will be on display in the Patten Gallery in the Education wing. There is no admission fee to view the AIPP exhibit in the Patten Community Gallery.

Please check the VBMA website for gallery hours. Visit:

Outer Row Jumper Carousel Horse

Vero Beach Museum of Art

American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection In partnership with the Art Bridges Foundation On view through January 2, in the Holmes and Schumann Galleries

The exhibition includes over 90 American folk art objects, spanning from paintings and pottery, to quilts, needlework, and sculpture. The fascinating artworks span the entirety of our nation’s history, offering first hand testimony to the people, places, and events of our culture. 

Junkyard Dog by Tara Rovani

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

Mixed Media ~ Member Exhibit

Feature the work of: Steve Reid,  Sheila McAvoy, Yvonne Steere, Judy Burgarella, Gail Jaffe, Mark San Souci, Richard Gillmor, Tara Rovani,  Gwenn McNenney & Ella Chabot.

On View through January 26

Impressions of Light Exhibit ~  Art at The Emerson Gallery.  On view through January  6.  Local photographers exhibit. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10 – 3 pm. Art at the Emerson Gallery, 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach

The Galleries at First Pres – Fall Art Installment

First Pres feature a wide variety of works by local artists, on rotation throughout the year. The Galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach; they are open for viewing from 12pm to 3pm Monday through Thursday, and on Sunday mornings between church services.

Fresh Fish by Barbara Landry

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

On view through December 9.

Solo Exhibit – Barbara Landry, “Freestyle”

Family Beach Stroll by Suzanne Mellott

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at the IRC Administration Buildings A & B, 1801 27th St., Vero Beach. Portraits and People ~ Member Exhibit

On View through January 5

Varenna on Lake Como by Barbara Glover

Artists Guild Gallery is a fine-art gallery featuring original art by local artist-owners. Diverse styles and mediums are represented, and the art is changed, and rotated on a monthly basis. Classes are offered in oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, and drawing.  Located: 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

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

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