Cultural Calendar Oct 20-27


Performances & Events

Garden Club of Indian River County Christmas Ornament released for sale to the Community.  Marking the 31st year of producing the ornament, each year, featuring places in Indian River County that are near and dear to our hearts. Many residents enjoy collecting and gifting these ornaments and eagerly await their arrival. This year the Garden Club is happy to feature ‘Gardenfest!’. The brass ornament is adorned with our white trellis and colorful Bougainvillea. Celebrating the 20th year of this much-loved event, held each year on the first weekend in February under the oaks in Vero Beach. 20,000 people attend each year to find plants, herbs, various garden services, garden accessories and local business services.

Rock City Garden  offers Lantern with Kokedamas Workshop October 20, 2 – 4pm & October 22, 10am – noon Create a terrarium lantern (15″H x 6.5″D x 6.25″W) with three kokedamas using one orchid and foliage. Container Garden Workshop on October 23, 10am Learn from the experts at Rock City Gardens how to design, install, and care for your seasonal container gardens.

Free Writers Critique Group on October 21, 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 October 21 & 22, 7 & 9 pm shows. Headliner Al Ernst has the ability to combine rudimentary motivational speaking with non-confrontational humor. Feature act Bob Catell has opened for notable comics such as Jimmy “JJ” Walker, Etta May, Al Ernst, Mark Riccadonna, Frank Del Pizzo, Mark Klein, and Jeff Jena. Steve Kalisik will be your emcee.

Live in the Loop at Riverside Theatre on October 21, 5:30 pm. Dave and the Wave is a premiere entertainment group from the Treasure Coast. From Classic Rock to Motown to R&B to Smooth Jazz, the Wave does it all! You’ll hear hits from: Van Morrison, Stephen Stills, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Otis Redding, and other music artists.

On October 22, 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!

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary for the Return of the Backus Boo Ball – the Halloween-themed Benefit for the Backus Museum on October 22, 6pm

The A.E. Backus Museum’s favorite Halloween-themed benefit event returns on Saturday, October 22 from 6 to 10pm on the Museum’s Outdoor Mural Plaza. Backus Boo Ball tickets are available online at, or at the Museum at 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce during regular hours.  

Sunrise Theatre presents Southern Soul Music Festival

October 22, 8:00 pm

Ticket information:

The Great Duck Derby on October 23, 12pm

The Treasure Coast Community Health 10th Annual Great Duck Derby. Held at Capt. Hiram’s Sandbar. This annual event supports the healthcare needs of individuals in Indian River County who otherwise could not afford it.

H.A.L.O. Howls Fall Festival on October 23, 2 – 5pm

Join H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue and The Shores Public Safety Department for a super fun Sunday afternoon! Enjoy music, food, hay rides, and more! Meet our Adoptable Dogs!  Stroll through great vendors under the oaks and enter a Haunted House at your own risk! Get your costumes out for a prize-filled costume contest for both 2 & 4 legged kiddos!

Riverside Theatre presents Butterflies Are Free

Performances run October 25 – November 13

”A Romantic Comedy” By Leonard Gershe

Don Baker, a blind young man, moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother. Jill Tanner, the freethinking young woman next door, takes a liking to him and his meticulously kept apartment. As they begin a closer relationship, Don’s mother, Mrs. Baker, enters to “help” her son navigate his new life. Butterflies are Free is a funny, touching and emotional play about the risks that go with loving someone.

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday) for 0-24 months old on October 26, 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday) for 2-4 years old on October 26, 10:30 – 11:30am

Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents a stage reading in the studio, Yasmina Reza’s ‘ART” October 28, 29 & 30

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.  Location: 1911 14th Ave in Vero Beach

PICS Annual Bird and Nature Art Show

PICS 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 is having 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: 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.

Eileen Lovre Everglades in Orange

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.

A.E Backus Museum announces its 62nd Season The Best of the Best Annual Juried Exhibition  On view through November 18.  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!

Dorothy Napp Schindel Rough Sail On The East River

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County on exhibit Indian River County Administrative Complex Bldg. A & B, First & Second Floors. Artful Architecture  – Member’s Exhibit featuring works by Ella Chabot, Patricia Forelle, Evelyn Haught, Gwen McNenney, Yvonne Steere, Judy Burgarella, Dorothy Napp Schindel & Patricia Willis. On View through January 4.

Ella Chabot Infinity Beach

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County On Exhibit Indian River County Courthouse Ella Chabot Solo Exhibit – “Illuminations”

On view through January 18.

Plan Ahead 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:

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at The Community Church of Vero Beach presents Beethoven, Saint-Saens, and Schumann 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 7:00 PM

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