Cultural Calendar Sept 27-Oct 6


Performances & Events

Due to pending storms, check with host before attending an event.

Free Writers Critique Group on September 30, 10am For all levels – Contact for more information. Indian River County Main Library 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach 

Downtown Friday on September 30, 6 – 9pm Live music, vendor booths, food trucks along 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Vero Beach.  Free to the public! Historic Downtown, 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

The Comedy Zone at Riverside Theatre on September 30 & October 1, 7 & 9 pm shows. Headliner Mike Rivera is America’s most hilarious teacher. He is a versatile performer who brings high energy with a brazen sense of humor for one knockout show in and out of the classroom. Feature act Vien Phommachanh. “He’s a real-life doctor, so any medical advice given after the shows will be for his amusement only.” Steve Kalisik will be your emcee.

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

The Lionheart Band is all about creating a lively party atmosphere playing upbeat variety Rock, Dance, Reggae and Calypso music keeping the ‘Beach in the Reach’. Surf’s up… party down with Lionheart! On October 1, 5:30 pm –Jesse & The Thieves play radio hits from yesterday and today. Their music features a lot of dance numbers and songs from: A-Ha, Beatles, Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Blink 182, Bruno Mars, Cake, CeeLo Green, Maroon 5, Modern English, Mumford and Sons, The Killers, The Weeknd, Toto, Violent Femmes and many others. Image: Riverside Logo.jpg

Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Performance runs 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 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

French & Fabulous Concert on October 2, 7 – 9pm Featuring piano duets played by Jill A. Truax and Andrew R. Galuska with Rachel Carter Murphy. The Community Church of Vero Beach Sanctuary 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach

PICS Art Show

PICS Annual Bird and Nature Art Show On View October 3 – 28 The Annual Bird and Nature Art show benefitting the Pelican Island Conservation Society will be held once again at ELC in Wabasso. Monday – Friday 8 – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 – 4pm Environmental Learning Center 255 Live Oak Dr., Vero Beach

Celebrating 15 Years in the Arts District – Gallery 14 presents

Life in Bloom: Colorful Worlds by Susan Davis Abello and A Different Look: Expressionism by Shelley Weltman

Shelley Weltman Solar Flare

On View October 4 – 28

There will be a reception to meet the artists on October 7 from 5 – 8pm, as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll.

VBMA Museum Babies & Toddlers October 4, 9:30 – 10:30am Babies and their caregivers join in art viewing, sensory experiences, and playful learning in the galleries. Museum Babies and Museum Toddlers take place in the museum’s galleries and include an art activity. Pre-registration is required.

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

for 0-24 months old on October 5, 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

for 2-4 years old on October 5, 10:30 – 11:30am

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.

A.E Backus Museum announces its 62nd Season Season Opening Reception on October 7, 5:00-8:00 pm The Best of the Best Annual Juried Exhibition  On View October 8 – November 18 October 8-9, during regular hours 62nd Season Grand Opening Celebration – FREE ADMISSION  Now in its fifth decade, this fine art competition continues to spotlight the best artistic works in different media by amateurs and professionals. Each year the independent jury panel finds and rewards excellence, technique, and presentation with cash prizes. Support the arts by supporting artists!

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

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:

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.

Art in Public Places at the Vero Beach Museum of Art

On view through October 9.

Andy Burnam Fleur de Lis

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.Vero Beach Museum Of Art Patten Community Gallery, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

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.

Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace Exhibit Color & Movementon view through October 21 Open Tuesday through Friday, 11 am – 3 pm. 1903 14th Ave, Vero Beach

Merana Cadorette Summer Squall

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.

Super Secret White Party

Limited Tickets Available! The annual White Party will be held on November 4, starting at 6:30pm and benefits the Vero Beach Film Festival. 

The Festive Fundraiser will follow the same rules as in previous years:

  • All Guests must reserve their seats in advance online.
  • All Guests must wear the official party attire of “All White.”
  • All Guests must bring their own picnic supper, fine chinaware preferred.
  • All Guests are encouraged to bring items to decorate their tables. There will be prizes for the best Tablescapes!

Spectacular venue, memorable music, unforgettable entertainment, and flowing champagne! The party location is kept secret until 48 hours before the event. Past White Parties have been held on the sand at South Beach, at the fountain Plaza at Royal Palm Pointe, on 14th Avenue Main Street, on a runway at Vero Beach Airport, and Tree House. Can you guess where it will be this year? Everyone is encouraged to host a table of 10 fabulous friends, extended family, wonderful workmates, and nearby neighbors!

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