Cultural Calendar Nov 10-17


Performances & Events

November 10, 11am Music & Spoken Word Saints Alive

Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation presents Poet Lisa Zimmerman will join LRJF Board Member, Andrew Galuska, in a program at The Community Church on Thursday, November 10th. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

November 11, 8:45am – Veterans Council of Indian River County invite you to attend a Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary at Riverside Park in Vero Beach,  Ample parking is available.  Please remember to bring a chair.

Free Writers Critique Group on November 11 , 10am. For all levels – Contact for more information. Indian River County Main Library 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach 

Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation  presents This Season’s Writer-in-Residence Lisa Zimmerman

Poet Lisa Zimmerman will be spending a full week with this season’s Writer-in-Residence, from November 7-12. While she is here, Lisa will be doing:

  • several programs for students at local high schools during the school day
  • a program jointly sponsored with The Community Church
  • an Adult Writers Workshop at the Writing Center

The Comedy Zone at Riverside Theatre on November 11 & 12 , 7 & 9 pm shows.Headliner Coleman Green takes you on an edgy comedic adventure, as he unveils his life, loves, family, and the world in a style that has audiences all over “cracking the hell up”. Feature act Vinnie Ward was known as the “class clown” in school and his once smart mouth, which got him kicked out of every class, is now welcomed into comedy clubs all over the country. Steve Kalisik will be your emcee.

Live in the Loop on November 11 Stone Clones pour out classic Rolling Stones hits every time they’re on stage! Don’t miss the show!

November 12, Glory Days reimagines classic tunes of the 60s, 70s and 80s. You’ll hear songs from Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, Eric Clapton, Zombies, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, and many more artists!

We Golf Fore Habitat on November 12, 11am

Indian River Habitat’s annual golf “fore” a cause event, to be held at BigShots, the state-of-the-art golf recreation and entertainment facility in Vero Beach. All proceeds from this event will benefit Indian River Habitat’s Scholarship Program for homeowners and their dependents. BigShots Golf Vero Beach, 3456 US Hwy 1, Vero Beach 

Riverside Theatre for Kids presents Playtime in the Park, a new FREE program for the community’s youngest audience members.   These offerings are ideal for kids 2-5, but entertaining for parents and the whole family, too! Playtime in the Park Fall Schedule: November 12 @ 11am – Theatre 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.

Sunset Saturday Concert on November 12, 6 – 9pm Sunset Saturday Concerts are BACK!. Each of 6 months find a band in the street at Humiston Park from 6-9 with food truck, beer& liquor tent, artists and Nonprofit of the month. Bring your chairs come for the evening. Humiston Park, Ocean Dr., Vero Beach

VBMA Sundown Sundays on November 13, 4:30-5:30pm at Indian River Land Trust’s Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail

Join Hester Bloom, VBMA docent, yoga, qigong, and meditation teacher, for a guided meditation walk through nature on Indian River Land Trust’s Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail. These walks will be gentle, immersive, and contemplative, similar to Japanese Shinrun Yoku or Forest Bathing. Participants are invited to slow down, awaken the senses to the environment, and feel a sense of well-being with the surrounding natural world.

For those interested, the walk will be preceded by a brief, informal tour of Changing Nature: A New Vision, Photographs by James Balog at the VBMA beginning at 3:30pm to deepen appreciation for both the photographic arts and the natural art of our Indian River habitat.

Riverside Theatre presents Butterflies Are Free

Performances run through 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.

Laura (Riding) Jackson’s Historic Home Opens for the 2022-2023 Season

Tours: Every Tuesday afternoon 1 – 5pm November 15, 2022 – May 23, 2023 

& The 2nd Sunday of each month 1 – 5pm November 13, 2022 – May 21, 2023

VBMA Film Studies: In the Name of Love: Journeys Taken to Give and Get Love on November 15, 7pm.  Film Studies are a series of five-week courses of films selected from the finest in classic and contemporary cinema presented with critical context. Presented by Film Studies Coordinator, Diane Thelen. Registration required; see website for details:

 If you’re looking for love, sometimes it really takes stepping out of your comfort zone. Love doesn’t abide by any fixed formula, and if your heart and mind are open, you may be surprised at what you’ll find! These stories from around the world are sure to remind us that giving and getting love can be rewarding and energizing. The Secret Life of Words (2005) proves even on an off-shore oil rig, one can find love. This Irish-Spanish drama won four of Spain’s prestigious Goya awards and stars Canadian Sarah Polley, who is equally renowned for her directing skills.

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday) for 0-24 months old on November 16 , 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday) for 2-4 years old on November 16 , 10:30 – 11:30am

VBMA Art Talk – Fire and Ice: Highlights from the Changing Nature Exhibition on November 16, 12pm

Join VBMA docents for an in-depth focus on select artworks from the current exhibitions and the VBMA permanent collection. Trained docents will meet registered participants at the Visitor Services Desk, then head to the galleries for 45-60 minutes of careful looking and discussion.

Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents MUSICAL CHAIRS

Performances run through November 27.  This delightful musical is about an audience watching a play! Joe Preston has not had a hit in years and hopes his new play will revive his career. He is at the mercy of an off Broadway audience consisting of two typical “gray haired matinee ladies,” a married couple who fight all the time, an anxious young man waiting for his date, an illiterate rock singer trying to impress his date with some culture, a Texas businessman and his culture vulture wife and three critics– one of who hates Preston’s work and another who begged his editor not to assign him to this show because Sam, his lover who recently jilted him, is in the cast. Poor Joe Preston! Marvelous music, hysterical comedy, and at least six showstoppers make this a surefire winner!

Melissa And Horacio Ocean Drive

Gallery 14, Celebrating 15 Years in the Arts District, is excited to welcome the new Season in November 2022, with the return of the ever popular husband and wife team Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Lertora. 

Florida Fresh: Pop Art Paintings by Horacio & Melissa

On view through November 25. Location: 1911 14th Ave in Vero Beach

Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace 1903 14th Ave, Vero Beach FL

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-3pm Tiny Treasures On view through December 9

Fall Art Show Galleries at First Pres

On view through December 31

The show will feature the works of local artists

Valerie Cecire, Grace Cormier & Theresa Kelso

The galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach.

Art at The Emerson presents All Mixed Up Exhibit An exciting exhibit showing mixed media art.

On view through January 5 On the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. Gallery Hours: Monday -Friday 10am – 3pm, No entry fee.

Riverside Theatre for Kids presents Playtime in the Park, a brand new FREE program for the community’s youngest audience members.  

Riverside Theatre has 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.

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

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.

Gwen McNenney Pumpkin Season

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County on exhibit at the Intergenerational Center “Food, Glorious Food –

Member Exhibit”  On view through February 3, 2023. Featuring works by Judy Burgarella , Merana Cadorette, Tony Caruso, Gail Lois Jaffe, Gwen McNenney, Tara Rovani, Mark San Souci & Ardi Schneider.

Final Ornament

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.

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