Cultural Calendar Feb 2-9


Performances & Events

Live from Vero Beach presentsDo It Again: The Music of Steely Dan on February 3, 7 pm at The Emerson Center, Vero Beach.  The songs of Steely Dan formed the soundtrack to many of our lives. DO IT AGAIN is a celebration of this timeless music. Audiences can expect an authentically produced concert experience featuring top hits & album cuts from their extensive music catalog.

Gallery 14 presents Tropic Collage ~  Derek Gores solo show of all new themed collage art.  On View February 1 – 25.  A special opening VIP reception is planned for February 3, 5-8pm. There will be Art – Infused cocktails supplied by Sol-Tree Cocktail Co., a Live Demo by the artist at 5:30pm, and the introduction of a brand new collection of collages, including a Floral Series! There are more than a few surprises in store for attendees. So, come and join us for a glorious evening of fun and art. Location: 1911 14th Ave, Vero Beach.

Derek Juggling Collages.

Derek Gores is considered part of the Pop Surrealism and New Contemporary movements, this year will mark his fifth season showing at Gallery 14. Gores was honored to exhibit at the Manifest Hope show at the Presidential Inauguration in 2009 and was commissioned by Playboy to create the cover portrait for their Hugh Hefner Tribute Issue.

The Treasures 2022 Art & Collectibles Sale

A great opportunity to support the Cultural Council of Indian River County.

All proceeds go to support the Indian River County Cultural Arts.

Count on finding antiques, vintage and collectible items to fit all budgets. Shop for a bargain, find a treasure!  Friday, February 4, 5 – 8 pm Saturday, February 5, 10 – 5 pm , Sunday, February 6, 10 – 4 pm. The Heritage Center, 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

Indian River Symphonic Association presents Brevard Symphony Orchestra: The Wondrous World of John Williams, February 4, 7:30 – 9:15 pm at Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach. Christopher Confessore, Conductor.


Celebrating the 90th birthday of Hollywood’s greatest Maestro, this program features musical highlights from some of John Williams’ most beloved film scores, including music from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and Superman. Concertmaster Lisa Ferrigno is the featured soloist in Three Pieces from Schindler’s List.

First Friday Gallery Stroll on February 4, 5 – 8 pm

Enjoy art along the avenue as the galleries in the Historic Downtown Arts District open their doors for browsing and shopping. Light refreshments available at various locations. Free to the public. Historic Downtown, 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

New works by Tim Sanchez at The Center for Spiritual Care Gallery Opening/ Artist’s Reception on February 4, 5 – 7 pm. On View through February 26.

Horme by Tim Sanchez

The new works are called Reconstructions by Sanchez. “Technically, they’re assemblages,” says Center Director Carol Ludwig, “created from fragments of earlier paintings that he combines with the bravura painting style we associate with Tim. It’s a new way of looking at his work and is very exciting. He’s at the top of his form and more exhilarating than ever.” The Center for Spiritual Care is located at 1550 24th St. in Vero Beach. Viewing after the opening is by appointment between 10 – 4pm, seven days a week. Call 772-567-1233. 

Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones on February 5, 5 – 9 pm.

Direct from Ireland, an evening with Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones, “Keeping the Tradition Alive”, Saturday, February 5 at the Vero Beach Elks Lodge, 1350 26th St.. Cocktails at 5, Entertainment 6-9, Dinner at 7, featuring McCarthy’s Famous Beef Stew. Reserved tables available with purchase of 8 tickets. Call for reservations after 4 PM at 772-562-8450. Tables assigned in order of purchase. Charitable donations will be made to Vietnam Veterans of IRC to aid homeless vets and to St. Helen’s School for the Elks annual Dictionary Project.

Vero Beach Opera presents “La Bella Italia” Opera Concert Featuring Three Tenors on February 5, 5 – 7 pm

VBHS Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street, Vero Beach

Gardenfest  is February 5 &6 at 3260 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach.   20th Anniversary of this popular family event in lovely Riverside Park. Nature’s Finest Market Place! Over 85 vendors selling plants, flowers, orchids, trees, pottery, furniture, Florida native plants, bromeliads, butterfly plants, garden art and much more.  Great food, expert discussions, youth activities with free admission & parking.

On February 7, 4 – 5 pm Riverside’s Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO, XPRIZE Foundation; Executive Chairman, Singularity University and Author.  Fortune Magazine recently named Peter Diamandis as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. Diamandis is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the Executive Founder and Director of Singularity University; a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better future for all.

Peter Diamandis

As an entrepreneur, Diamandis has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital, and education. He is also co-founder of BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250M investing in exponential technologies.  Diamandis is a New York Times Bestselling author of two books: Abundance and BOLD. He earned degrees in Molecular Genetics and Aerospace Engineering from MIT and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.

Peter’s favorite saying is “the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”

Nature Inspired Artist Series at ELC February Showcase featuring the works of Shotsi Cain Lajoie & Judy Burgarella. Location: 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach

Vero Beach Art Club Annex presents “Not So Still Life”

On View through February 28. Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 3 pm, Located at 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach.

2nd Annual Celebrating Black History ExhibitArt at The Emerson Gallery.   On View through March 1. Located at  590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm.

After the Storm by Harold Newton

The A.E. Backus Museum presents The Highwaymen: Art / History, 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 notable paintings never presented to the public, the exhibition is on view through March 3, at 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce.

The Brae By Yvonne Steere

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

Spoken In Thread  ~ Yvonne Steere and Sheila McAvoy

On view through March 10.  Artists and sisters, Sheila McAvoy and Yvonne Steere present evocative images created from fiber materials and needlecraft.

Buyer & Cellar at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild

Ben and Lisa rehearsing Buyer and Cellar

Performances run Sundays through March 27, 7:30 pm

The Studio Theater at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild makes its debut this New Year! Opening an all-new contemporary style space is the one-man tour de force comedy, Buyer & Cellar.

The Red Tank – Watercolor

5th Anniversary Art Show The Galleries at First Pres

On View through March 31. The show will feature the works of local artists Cy Rochon, Pat Traver & Anne Whitney. The galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach.

Dual Lotus by Sherry Haaland

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, Saturdays 11 – 3

Aloha Hana Maui by Janet Grossarth

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at the Indian River County Administrative Complex, Building A & B, First & Second Floors. Water, Water, Everywhere ~  Member Exhibit.  On View through April 6.

McKee Botanical Garden presents Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors Through May 1.  In this specially constructed outdoor version of the popular Dinosaurs Around the World exhibition, visitors will be whisked back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth that’s very different from the one we inhabit today.  Travel back to the time before the continents as we know them existed, when arid deserts covered Brazil and polar darkness was the norm in Australia! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, cutting-edge research, in an outdoor environment surrounded by nature, you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles brought back to life!  Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors is open daily to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm – 5 pm. The last admission ticket is sold at 4 pm and the Children’s Garden closes at 4:30 pm. Tickets are available to purchase at McKee Botanical Garden and

Herrerasaurus by JPR Images
Fifth Dimensional Mountainscape by Gwen McNenney

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County On Exhibit Indian River County Intergenerational Recreation Center.  Mix it Up   ~ An Exhibit of Mixed Media, Member Exhibit.

On View through May 4

Peek Ahead:

Live from Vero Beach presents The Hit Men on February 10, 7 pm at  The Emerson Center, Vero Beach.  Come with us back to a time when Rock was King. A time when we were young and aspiring… exploring life, underscored by the greatest music ever recorded.  Relive Rock’s greatest hits with The Hit Men — the real guys who performed with legendary artists including members of Foreigner, Journey, Styx, The Hooters, Steely Dan, Cheap Trick, The Rascals, Alan Parsons, 3 Dog Night, Cream, Grand Funk, and The Who. In their exciting multi-media concert, The Hit Men celebrate their associations with these mega-stars, share their first-hand experiences as eyewitnesses to rock history, and perform classic hits you know and love…  “Layla”, “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Feels Like The First Time”, “Eye in the Sky” and many more… just the way you remember them!

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