Cultural Calendar Sept. 15-22


Performances & Events

Free Writers Critique Group on September 16, 10am For all levels – Contact for more information. Indian River County Main Library 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach 

The Comedy Zone at Riverside Theatre on September 16 & 17, 7 & 9 pm shows. Headliner Leah Rudick is an actor, writer, and comedian based in Los Angeles. Feature act Andrew Rudick is a comedy club regular who loves Fleetwood Mac and doesn’t care who knows it. Friday, Steve Kalisik will be your emcee. Saturday, P-Mac will be your emcee.

Live in the Loop at Riverside Theatre on September 16, 5:30 pm.

Home Brewed is a local group of seasoned music pros performing your favorite Classic Rock and Blues memories from: Doobie Brothers, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pat Benatar, Rolling Stones, ZZTOP and many more! On September 17, 5:30 pm – The Real Deal plays music from The Doors, The Zombies, Creedence, Van Morrison, Santana, Steely Dan, Todd Rundgren, The Rascals, Queen, The Hollies, The Kinks, Badfinger, The Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and of course The Beatles!

Riverside Theatre for Kids presents Playtime in the Park, a brand new FREE program for the community’s youngest audience members.  Starting in September, Riverside Theatre will have dance and theatre offerings from our education programs twice a month on Saturdays on the Theatre’s new outdoor Loop Stage.  These offerings are ideal for kids 2-5, but entertaining for parents and the whole family, too!

On the second Saturday of most months at 11am, theatre student performers will present original interactive fairy tale plays. Throughout the shows, young audience members will be encouraged to join in the stories in fun and exciting ways.

On the third Saturday of most months at 11am, faculty members and students of the dance education program along with professional dancers from Ballet Vero Beach will present dance-along classes, mini-performances, and more.

The Riverside Theatre Education Program is committed to promoting educational opportunities to students of all ages by producing quality work for young people and families and transforming lives through the study, exploration, and creation of theatre and dance.

Playtime in the Park Fall Schedule: September 17 @ 11am – Dance Program Presentation October 8 @ 11am – Theatre Program Presentation October 15 @ 11am – Dance Program Presentation November 12 @ 11am – Theatre Program Presentation (No Dance Program in November) December 10 @ 11am – Theatre Program Presentation December 17 @ 11am – Dance Program Presentation

Tickets are NOT required. For further information, call the Box Office at 772-231-6990. Riverside Theatre is located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963.

Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Performance run through September  30

A family in the American South is in crisis, especially the husband Brick and wife Maggie the Cat, and their interaction with Brick’s family over the course of one evening’s gathering at the family estate in Mississippi. The party celebrates the birthday of patriarch Big Daddy Pollitt, the Delta’s most prominent and richest cotton-planter, and his return from the Ochsner Clinic with what he has been told is a clean bill of health. All family members except Big Daddy and his wife know Big Daddy’s true diagnosis: he is dying of cancer. His family has lied to Big Daddy to spare the aging couple from pain on the patriarch’s birthday, but throughout the course of the play, it becomes clear that the Pollitt family has long constructed a web of deceit for itself.

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday) for 0-24 months old on September 21, 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday) for 2-4 years old on September 21, 10:30 – 11:30am

VBMA Art Talk on September 21, 12 – 1pm Masters of Art: Drawings by Picasso and Matisse Explore these prized works from a private collection.

A Heart For Ukraine – A Special Benefit Concert September 17, 7pm, 520 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents a special benefit concert, A Heart for Ukraine celebrating the rich cultural history of Ukraine, it’s indomitable spirit, and also the generosity of all of us who are moved to lessen the suffering of the Ukrainian people. Ukranian clarinetist, Dmitry Perevertailenko joins prominent pianist, Leslie Spotz in a program featuring the music of Ukranian composers including Verbytsky, Kashyrtsev, and Skoryk. In addition, the program will highlight popular works from Chopin, Verdi, and Beethoven.

Perevertailenko is currently taking care of his parents, sister, and niece who have all fled Kharkiv, Ukraine. This concert will benefit Dmitry’s family with both current needs and relocation assistance back to Ukraine. Admission is free, but a $25 suggested donation will be accepted. Visit:

VBMA presents Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee On View through September, Holmes and Titelman Galleries

Doris Lee, The View, Woodstock

Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee features 74 of the most notable and compelling works of art by Doris Lee (1905-1983). Using a vibrant color palette, Lee sparks feelings of playfulness and humor in her paintings, drawings, prints, and commissioned commercial designs for fabric and pottery. Simple Pleasures includes works by the artist spanning from the 1930s through the 1960s from both public and private collections and gives overdue recognition to Lee’s significant contributions to American art. A selection of ephemera, such as product advertisements for the American Tobacco Company and General Foods who commissioned paintings from Lee, will also be included in the exhibition.

Doris Lee, Two Cats

Known as one of the foremost American artists during the 1930s and 1940s, Lee was a leading figure in the Woodstock Artist’s Colony. Decades after World War II, Lee responded to the rise of Abstract Expressionism with skill and agility and her own sense of grace, developing her own visual style. By taking a modernist approach and using clean, abstract lines, Lee’s body of work merges the reduction of abstraction with the appeal of the everyday and offers a coherent visual identity that successfully bridged various artistic “camps” that arose in the post-World War II era, truly depicting scenes of the simple pleasures of everyday life.

VBMA will present a full slate of related programming, including Art Talks in the gallery, studio art classes, and artmaking projects for families. For more information and to register for programs, please visit the website and call (772) 231-0707 ext. 136. 

Art at the Emerson offers 3rd Annual UU Members and Friends: An Exhibit featuring artistic talents of UU Members & Friends On view through September. Featured Artist: Hector Cruz Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am – 3 pm with no entry fee. On the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach

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

2022-2023 Cultural Arts Guide is almost here.

Come to our Reveal Party! Wednesday, October 5, 4-6 pm

Kilted Mermaid, 1937 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at the Indian River County Administrative Buildings A & B

Artist’s Choice, On view through October 5.

Art in Public Places at the Vero Beach Museum of Art  The Cultural Council’s Art in Public Places initiative, in collaboration with The Vero Beach Museum of Art, presents Abstract Art: Conceptual Creativity. This is a special invitational exhibit for Cultural Council Artist Members. Our member artists share their inspiration in abstract concepts in bold, creative and evocative works. On view through October 9. Vero Beach Museum Of Art Patten Community Gallery 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

Andy Burnam Fleur de Lis
Mark Wygonik Bitter Seeds
Tony Caruso Perfecto La Familia

Richard Gillmore Maui Wowie

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County On Exhibit Indian River County Courthouse Richard Gillmor- Solo Exhibit “Waterscapes” On view through October 12.

Merana Cadorette Summer Squall

Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace Exhibit

Color & Movement: on view through October 21

Open Tuesday through Friday, 11 am – 3 pm. 1903 14th Ave, Vero Beach

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County on exhibit at the Intergenerational Center “Member Exhibit” On view through November 2.

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