Cultural Calendar November 9-15


Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre presents ~ The Comedy Zone: November 12 & 13

Headliner Steve Miller with Opening act Ricky Hicken

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

November 12 :Jesse and the Thieves performs radio hits from yesterday and today

November 13 : Rainfall Reggae Band performs authentic Caribbean music

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

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. 

The Environmental Learning Center presents the Nature-inspired Artist Series. Artwork will be on exhibit during the months of November and December in both galleries. Stop by during business hours (Monday-Friday 8-5pm Saturday-Sunday 8-4pm) to view the nature-inspired work of Trish Brannon and Sandra Johnson. General admission is required. Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach

A Matter of Minutes

November 11, 7pm. Poetry reading featuring former North Carolina Poet Laureate, Cathy Smith Bowers and Indian River Poet Laureate Sean Sexton. Garden Club of Indian River County, 2526 17th Avenue, Vero Beach

Veterans Day Event

November 11, 5 – 9pm

The Vero Beach Elks Lodge #1774 is holding a Veterans Day event honoring all who served on November 11 at 1350 26th St. For reservations call 772-562-8450 after 4 PM. Veterans eat free, all others $5.

Cocktails at 5pm followed by Presentation of Colors by Marine Corps League Indian River Detachment, followed by the Vero Beach Pipes and Drums. Speakers: Terry Treat, Major US Army, West Point and Vic Diaz, Sergeant USMC, Viet Nam Veteran. Dinner to follow and dance to the sounds of Marschall & Sally.

Cocktails and Commerce by Vero Chamber of Commerce

November 11, 5:30 -7pm. Networking and a chance to meet new business contacts. Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1957 14th Ave, Vero Beach

Coffee with the Mayor

November 12, 8 – 9am. Join this networking event and hear the latest City news from the Mayor himself. Enjoy light breakfast fare and bring your business card for a chance to win donated door prizes. Free to the public. Vero Heritage, 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach 

Vero Premier Women’s Network hosted by Anna Valencia Tillery

November 12, 11:30 – 1:30pm. Vero Premier Women’s Network, hosted by Anna Valencia Tillery of White Glove Moving & Storage, is a group of supportive ladies that meet to promote their businesses/events/organization.

America’s Song: Songs from the South

November 12, 7-9pm. “Songs of the South” will be the first installment of a four-part series called America’s Song. This will include music, poetry, prose and art from the four regions of our country. The Community Church of Vero Beach Sanctuary,1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach  

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

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents free online musical story 

Family Concert is Virtual Delight: ‘Land of the Gnomes’  

November 13, 2pm. The 90-minute film will be premiered in a free live stream event from the orchestra website at 

Land of the Gnomes by Angela Moretti

Brought to cyberspace by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Great Scott Productions and Central Florida author, Michele Wallace Campanelli. The program will come to life on screen, featuring characters from the original children’s story by Campanelli.  Land of the Gnomes tells the illustrated story of a spectacular rhythm machine called the metronome, a mechanical device that ticks steadily to help musicians around the world keep to the beat of the music. Similar to an orchestrated “story time,” the family concert on film will be narrated by actor, Eric Pinder.  Land of the Gnomes will feature kid-tested musical selections from Aladdin, How to Train Your Dragon, Rise of the Guardians, Coco, Up and more, along with instrument demonstrations and a conducting lesson for young viewers by Maestro Aaron Collins. Illustrations for Land of the Gnomes are by bassoon player and professional graphic artist, Angela Moretti. 

While the event is free, donations to defray the cost of production are requested and can be made through the orchestra website. For more information, call toll free 855-252-7276 or visit 

Unity Spiritual Center will celebrate and dedicate the new Peace Pavilion & Garden on November 14. Starting at 11:30 am, with classical music on the labyrinth performed by the First Presbyterian Church String Ensemble.

A blessing and dedication at 12:30 pm with guests Reverend Karen Anderson of the Unitarian Universalist Church, Rabbi Birnholz of Temple Beth Shalom, Swami Dhumavati of Kashi Ashram, and Unity minister Reverend Elizabeth Longo. The Stellar Jazz Quartet will accent the ribbon-cutting ceremonies with a “Jazz in the Pavilion” concert at 1pm.  The Source Ministries “Dining with Dignity” food truck will also be on hand with mouth-watering meals for purchase. There will be raffles and prizes in a remarkable setting surrounded by the meditation garden, lotus pond, fire pit, labyrinth, and ample space to relax. This event is Free & Open to the Public.

The Pavilion is available to rent for weddings and other celebrations. Unity Spiritual Center, 950 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach 772-562-1133

ELC offers Full Moon Forest Therapy Walk

November 16, 8 – 10pm

A moonlight forest therapy walk on ELC’s Wabasso Island Campus located in the heart of the Indian River Lagoon in Vero Beach! This slow-paced and easy walk will help you unwind and tap into all of your senses for a truly immersive nature experience. Pre-registration is required.

Vero Heritage Center Reveals New Collection!

Ribbon Cutting, November 17, 9am 2140 14th Ave, Vero Beach. Vero Heritage is excited to announce that thanks to a grant from the Indian River County Tourist Development Council, it is expanding and enhancing the authentic citrus label collection on permanent exhibit inside the museum. The collection focuses exclusively on labels used throughout the Indian River District.

Christine Peloquin

Vero Beach Art Club is pleased to announce the anticipated return of their popular multi-day Workshops. The first in a series, ‘Drawing and Painting On Mixed Media Collage with Christine Peloquin’ will be offered for three days – Friday through Sunday November 12, 13 and 14 from 10am-5pm. Ms. Peloquin, an award winning prolific artist and teacher, hails from the Mt. Dora area. Her work, which can be seen in many galleries and public places such as the Daytona International Airport, is collected widely. 

Workshop attendees will be able to study with Christine and also attend one of her exhibits during the same weekend. The workshop will take place at the Vero Beach Art Club Annex, 1903 14th Avenue, and the exhibit will be at Gallery 14, 1911 14th Avenue, both in close proximity to one another – located in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach, FL.

Vero Beach Art Club offers Art in the Park

November 14, 10am – 4pm

Humiston Park, 3000 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach

Three Palms by Anita Prentiss

Gallery 14

Facing Truth: Work by Christine Peloquin & Visions of a Song : Mixed Media by Anita Prentice

On View through November 26

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

Art Club Annex and Gallery Art Exhibit

“Another Beautiful Day”

On View through November 26. Open Tuesday – Friday, 11 – 3pm

Art Club Annex and Gallery, 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach 

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.

Joshua McMiller

Joshua McMiller’s Dynamic Florals Illuminate Center during November

Joshua McMiller debuts on the Vero Beach art scene with his show of new paintings through November 30 at the Center for Spiritual Care. 

The exhibition, entitled “Revelations of Nature” captures the intensity of color and energy radiated by the plant life around us.  

Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24th St, Vero Beach

Sea Horses 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”

Vero Beach Museum of Art

American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection

In partnership with the Art Bridges Foundation

Outer Row Jumper Carousel Horse

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. 

Edit Sullivan Giuseppe

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

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

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

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.

This Old House by Dawn Mill

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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