Cultural Calendar Oct 6-13


Performances & Events

First Friday Gallery Stroll  on October 7, 5 – 8pm Galleries along and around 14th Avenue, from 21 Street to 18 Street in downtown Vero Beach are open from 5 to 8 pm featuring new artists each month. Free to the public! Historic Downtown, 14th Avenue to18th Street, Vero Beach

A.E Backus Museum announces its 62nd Season Season Opening Reception on October 7, 5 – 8pm 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!

Shelley Weltman Solar Flare

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

On View through October 28.  There will be a reception to meet the artists on October 7 from 5 – 8pm, as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll. Location: 1911 14th Ave in Vero Beach

The Comedy Zone at Riverside Theatre on October 7 & 8, 7 & 9 pm shows. Headliner Paul Lyons is a deviously creative funnyman who has headlined in every state and overseas in London, England, and Sydney, Australia. Feature act Doug Almeida delivers blow after blow of hilarity, hitting the audience with punch line after punch line. His wit and stage presence is second to none.

Live in the Loop at Riverside Theatre on October 7, 5:30 pm.

Collins & Company a popular local band that covers authentic music from Rock, Pop, Country, Motown & Reggae, will be performing a special 1-hour set of Genesis & Phil Collins hits! Plus their playlist from Billy Joel, Bob Marley, Bob Seger, The Cars, CCR, CSN, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, The Drifters, The Eagles, Elton John, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beatles, The Who, Tom Petty, U2, Vince Gill and More!

On October 8, 5:30 pm –Melinda Elena is a high energy Jazz, Blues and R&B singer. Melinda Elena’s versatility shines through in all genres, performing cover hits from Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys, Adele, No Doubt, Fleetwood Mac, The Cranberries, Pat Benetar, Carole King, Tina Turner and more!

Free Writers Critique Group on October 8, 10am For all levels – Contact for more information. Indian River County Main Library 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach 

Charity Golf Tournament on October 8, Noon – 8pm Charity Golf Tournament hosted by the Realtors Association of Indian River County. (RAIRC) Proceeds will benefit Indian River Habitat for Humanity. To Register:

Sunrise Theatre presents C.S. Lewis – Further Up And Further In

October 8, 2022 4:00 pm

Ticket information:

Dinner & a Ghost Hunt October 8, 7pm

Indian River County Historical Society and Indian River Hauntings will host a one-of-a-kind dinner and ghost hunt on the property of the historic Hallstrom House. The event will take place on Saturday, October 8th beginning at 7:00 p.m. Thanks to the generosity of Indian River Hauntings owner Larry Lawson, the event will benefit the Indian River County Historical Society.

An “Old Florida” style dinner will be catered courtesy of Marsh Landing from Fellsmere. Dinner and gratuity are included in the cost of the ticket. Tickets:

Judy Burgarella Emergence

Art in Public Places at the Vero Beach Museum of Art

On view through October 9.

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

Join the Indian River Genealogical Society’s October virtual program  on October 11 at 11am, with genealogist and educator Keira Murphy on the topic of “Dotting the “I”: The Importance of Intentional Intergenerational Inquiry.”  For detail visit:

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday) for 0-24 months old on October 12, 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday) for 2-4 years old on October 12, 10:30 – 11:30am

Richard Gillmor Keys boat ramp

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.

Art at the Emerson offers 3rd Annual UU Members and Friends:

An Exhibit featuring artistic talents of UU Members & Friends

On view through October 27

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

PICS Art Show

PICS Annual Bird and Nature Art Show

On View through October 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

Beach Bliss by Barbara Glover

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.  

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.

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

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!  Visit:

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