Cultural Calendar Nov 17-24


Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre’s Friends’ Fall Luncheon – Encores

November 17, 11:30am

Celebrating Riverside’s 50th Anniversary, Encores is a musical retrospective of some of the biggest shows performed on the Riverside Stage starring some of the original stars. Registration: 11:30am, Luncheon: Noon. Show: 1:30pm

Free Writers Critique Group on November 18, 10am.For all levels – Contact for more information. Indian River County Main Library 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach 

3rd Friday Art Walk featuring artist Mary Adamski-Partow November 18, 5- 8pm. Classically trained in traditional Chinese watercolor painting, Mary Partow has spent the last 22 years as an art educator for budding artists ages 5 to 85. As a result, she has enjoyed creating art in a very broad selection of media from oils to acrylic, fiber arts to clay, and photography to sculpture. This show highlights the many directions Partow has taken in her artistic journey and reflects her love of continually trying new subjects and styles. Despite the diversity, her love of the natural world comes through as a unifying theme.

LoPresti Art Gallery, 927 7th Ave in Vero Beach.

Sunrise Theatre Main Theatre

Live Nation Presents Daniel Tosh: Florida Trash Tour

November 18, 2022, 7:30 & 10 pm

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!

Art in the Park November 20, 10am-4pm

Art in the Park is a Fine Art & Crafts Show presented by Vero Beach Art Club Humiston Park,  3000 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

for 0-24 months old on November 23 , 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

for 2-4 years old on November 23 , 10:30 – 11:30am

Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Lertora Fresh Wild Blueberries

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

Thanksgiving Holiday Happening

November 23, 25 & 26

Come see Barbara Krupp’s acrylic paintings on Nov 23, 25 & 26.

All visitors will receive a small signed gift. Also there will be light food treats

Barbara Krupp Studio/Gallery, 4315 US Hwy 1, Vero Beach, Fl 32967

Wednesday and Thursday, 11:00-4:00

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!

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.

Red Flowers in Bloom by Johnson Hagood

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Tours: Every Tuesday afternoon 1 – 5pm through May 23, 2023 

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

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.

Look Ahead:

We Gather Together on Sunday, Nov 27

Vero Beach High School PAC

Celebrate Thanksgiving with your SCSO!

Celebrate Thanksgiving with your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra! Grammy-winning pianist, Jeffrey Biegel returns to Central Florida to perform three incredible works, including the world premiere of Christopher Marshall’s Thanksgiving Variations, a set of stunning, virtuosic variations based on the popular hymn, “We Gather Together.” Tickets:

ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS BALL, an original performing arts production

Save the date of Sunday, December 4, 2022 for the most magical holiday experience in town. The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department will present ‘Enchanted Christmas Ball’, an original performing arts production at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center! ‘Enchanted Christmas Ball’ combines amazing acrobatics, beautiful dancing and daring aerial acts into an original script written by Vero Beach High School graduate and Disney Imagineer, Ilyana Reed. This year’s production marks the 28th year that the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department has sponsored and produced a holiday show utilizing the participants of Leisure Square’s popular Aerial Antics Youth Circus, gymnastics and performing arts programs. Students ages 3 to 19 will bring this original and unique show to our community. ‘Enchanted Christmas Ball’ cannot be seen anywhere else. Audiences will be amazed at the talented performers and will be left wanting more! ‘Enchanted Christmas Ball’ is a compilation of edgy, upbeat music with a Christmas spin. A magical tale of a town excited for Christmas and a magnificent ball thrown every year by an elegant hotel. The purpose of the ball is to bring the townspeople together and spread the Christmas spirit. Unfortunately, not everyone is eager to distribute the Christmas joy!

‘Enchanted Christmas Ball’ will be held at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available now Leisure Square.

This year the Sunrise Rotary Club of Vero Beach will be the host of the annual Vero Beach Christmas Parade on Ocean Dr. Mark your calendar for December 3rd. Parade route will be the same; there will be social media (facebook) live for those homebound residents; music available from Ocean 97.1 for entries without music; TC food pantry donations will be picked up at the Riverside Park staging area as well as along the parade route; monthly events are planned to promote the event like “Find Santa” for the kids and “build a float ideas and challenge” online at


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