Cultural Calendar March 2-9


Performances & Events

Lenten Organ and Poetry Series

Thursdays: March 3 – April 7, 11 am – Noon. Andrew R. Galuska and nationally recognized poets collaborate in a concert setting to present a Lenten Organ and Poetry Series. The Community Church of Vero Beach Sanctuary, 1826 32nd Ave, Vero Beach 

The Vero Beach Film Festival  is celebrating its 5th Annual Cinema de la Mer ~ The Super Secret White Party on March 3, 4:30 – 8:30 pm at a “secret location” that will be announced 48 hours before the event.


LIVE! From Vero Beach Concerts presents Broken Arrow ~ The Music of Neil Young on March 3 at The Emerson Center, 7 pm.

Broken Arrow plays music of Neil Young

Broken Arrow performs the music of Neil Young, featuring both the rockin’ electric Crazy Horse tunes and the more acoustic, pedal steel driven country rock material. The band delivers these classic songs faithfully while taking them out on some jamming excursions and tastefully tweaking some of the arrangements.

Joe Mass nails the Neil vocals perfectly and the harmonies are spot on. These guys always have audiences on their feet singing along and demanding encores at every show.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Indian River Symphonic Association presents Academy of St Martin in the Fields on March 3, 7:30 – 9:15 pm.

Joshua Bell, Director and Violin Soloist Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14 Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, “Eroica” Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach

Vero Beach Art Club Annex presents Florida Wild On view March 3 – April 8

Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 3 pm, Located at 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach.

Janet Kipp Tribus Shows New Work at The Center for Spiritual Care

Girl With a Curl by Janet Kipp Tribus

Gallery Opening March 4, Artist’s Reception 5-7 pm.

The joy-filled paintings of Janet Kipp Tribus will be on view March 4 – 28 at the Center for Spiritual Care in Vero Beach. Her exhibition, entitled “Black, White and Red All Over,” will be open by appointment daily between 10 and 4. Viewings can be arranged by calling 772-567-1233.  Located at 1550 24th St., at the corner of 16th Avenue and 24th Street

First Friday Gallery Stroll on March 4, 5 – 8 pm.

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

Treasure Coast Jazz Society offers Hot Club of Sarasota “Gypsy” Jazz Concert on March 5, 12:30 – 3 pm

Gypsy Jazz that is deeply rooted in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. This music simply swings and is full of beauty and romance! We emulate the style of what the French call “Jazz Manouche” and “Le Jazz Hot” in the style of Sinti virtuosos and the “Quintette du Hot Club de France” circa 1934-1948. Vero Beach Yacht Club, Vero Beach 

The A.E. Backus Museum is hosting a new outside special event called “Juice & Jazz,” on March 6, 10:30 am – 12:30pm

The “Juice & Jazz” is a rain or shine event to benefit the Backus Museum. “Juice & Jazz” at the Backus Museum is a concert gathering that will feature a delicious assortment of tasty pastries, fruit, fresh juice, coffee, and mimosas; all paired with sparkling music from the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. The event will also include the excitement of competing for select, exclusive auction items and conclude with the annual, long-awaited Florida Art raffle drawing at 12:30 p.m. Seating will be limited to outdoors and a maximum of 200 people.

Juice & Jazz” at the Backus Museum will offer a new opportunity to enjoy old friends and lively music outside with safety in mind. Get your “Juice & Jazz” tickets today for this exciting new event at the Backus Museum. Held on the Outdoor Mural Plaza and beautiful campus of the Museum, 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. Visit:

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Revolutionaries: Brahms & Shostakovich on March 6, 3 – 5 pm Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street, Vero Beach

Brahms’ final orchestral composition calls for deep lyricism and virtuosic technique from its soloists to create the illusion of a single instrument. Konstantin Dmitrov and Paul Fleury take center stage for this exhilarating work, showing off the range and expressiveness of both the violin and cello.

Also on the program is the Southeast US Premiere of Christopher Marshall’s Threnody, a work for strings written during the pandemic, offering reflection, hope and healing in the darkest of times.

The concert closes with Shostakovich’s stirring Symphony No. 5. 

Another Day on Paradise ~ Art at The Emerson Gallery.

Artists display their vision of paradise. Artist Reception March 6, 5:30 – 7 pm. On view through May 3. Located at  590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm.

Stephane Deneve

Indian River Symphonic Association presents New World Symphony

On  March 6, 7 – 9 pm with Stéphane Denève, conductor Featuring Members of the St. Louis Symphony.

Joseph Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat major Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony #7, Movement 2 (Allegretto) Carlos Simon: Fate Now Conquers Claude Debussy: Nuage and Fêtes from Nocturnes Claude Debussy: Ibéria Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach

Riverside’s Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Rana Foroohar on March 7 , 4 – 6 pm.  Rana Foroohar chairs panel discussions with world leaders, intellectuals, and economists at the World Economic Forum and elsewhere, including a Harvard Business School program on improving U.S. competitiveness. 

Rana Foroohar

Global Business Columnist at The Financial Times and Global Economic Analyst at CNN, Rana Foroohar covers the intersection of business, economics, politics, and foreign affairs.  Foroohar speaks widely on the shifts occurring in globalization, the political economy, and the digital economy. Drawing from her weekly column, she offers real-time analyses on emerging markets, women in the workplace, education, and the disruption of big tech. 

Theater and Drink by Melissa and Horatio

Gallery 14 presents Stoked: Cool Vibes by Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Lertor. On view through March 25, Gallery Reception March 4.

Melissa and Horacio, fan favorites at Gallery 14, will be returning once again with their funky, colorful, Florida themed work. Location: 1911 14th Ave, Vero Beach.

Ben and Lisa rehearsing Buyer and Cellar

Buyer & Cellar at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild

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.


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 extended through March 30.  Artists and sisters, Sheila McAvoy and Yvonne Steere present evocative images created from fiber materials and needlecraft.

Cracker House

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.

Indian River Park 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, Saturdays 11 – 3

Until Tomorrow by Evelyn Haught

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!  Open daily to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, 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

Sunlit Nature 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

Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Vero Collects: Hidden Treasures Revealed

Les Amoureux au Trois Bouquets by Marc Chagall

The Museum’s third curated collection exhibition, representing more than 50 local collectors and over 100 artworks. On view through May 15.  The exhibition is filled with treasures from local collections that are enjoyed in private residences, and now revealed in the public setting of an art museum. The show offers a rare glimpse into artworks seen for the first time at the VBMA, where we can discover major artworks collected in Vero Beach homes. It is a public view into the private world of collecting.  A catalogue accompanies the exhibition and is available for purchase in the Museum Store.

A Peek Ahead:

Vero Beach Art Club brings the 71st Annual Under The Oaks Fine Arts & Crafts Show, Mar 11, 9 – 5 pm, Mar 12, 9 – 5 pm & Mar 13, 10 – 4 pm to 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach.   This show gathers over 200 artists from around the nation and beyond to exhibit at this highly respected juried show.  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. Over 50,000 visitors attend this popular crowd favorite in shady Riverside Park.

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