Cultural Calendar Jan 3-10


Performances & Events

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

for 0-24 months old on January 4, 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

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

Riverside Theatre presents Man of La Mancha ”Dream The Impossible Dream”

One of the most honored musicals of the American theater, Man of La Mancha was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th Century masterpiece, Don Quixote. Winner of five Tony Awards®, including best musical, Man of La Mancha is a powerful, funny, and heartbreaking musical celebrating the perseverance of one man who refuses to relinquish his ideals, and who is determined to see life “not as it is, but as it ought to be.” Performances run January 3-22

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County on Exhibit, IRC Administration Buildings A & B Artist Choice.” On view January 4 -April 5.

ELC Nature Inspired Art Series Artist Meet and Greet January 4, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Meet ELC’s January featured artists; Iris Peter (Tidal Gallery) and Gustov & Janvier Miller (Lagoon Gallery)

Meet the artists and stroll two art galleries featuring nature inspired art work. Enjoy refreshments and learn about the ELC at this free public event.

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.

Free Writers Critique Group on January 6, 10am. For all levels, Indian River County Main Library, 1600 21st Street in Vero Beach

Steve Bradbury Cypresses in the Breeze

Center for Spiritual Care offers the exceptional Drawings of Steve Bradbury, a remarkably sensitive chronicler of Florida river and landscapes whose classical Asian influence is unmistakable

On view January 6 – 27. Artists Reception on January 6, 5 – 7pm

1550 24th St. at the corner of 16th Ave. and 24th St.

From January 7, exhibit will be available for viewing by appointment. Individual tours can be arranged by calling 772-567-1233.

Art at The Emerson presents The IRC Charter High School Presents. . .

On view January 6 – 27 Artists Reception January 11, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

The students of the IRC Charter High School present their creative talents in the arts.  On the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. Gallery Hours: Monday -Friday 10am – 3pm, No entry fee.

OPERA: L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love)

January 8, 3:00 p.m.

Vero Beach Opera will present an original production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love), with stage direction by Vero Beach Opera Artistic Director Russell Franks. Maestro Christopher Confessore will conduct the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Costumes will come in from Norcostco Costume Co., and sets from Stivanello Costume Company, Inc. 

john englander

The Emerson Center offers E-Series: Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward with Speaker: John Englander

January 10, 7 – 9pm, John Englander is an oceanographer, multi-book author, international speaker, and expert on climate change and sea level rise. He explains that “sunny day” flooding and higher tides are only the beginning of sea level rise. It will increase dramatically, and exponentially, in coming years. It is also unstoppable due to trapped heat ALREADY stored in our oceans. John also explores the effects of severe weather, coastal erosion, drought, and forest fires – as these are also caused by excess ocean heat. His solution is positive and pragmatic, and called intelligent adaptation, eventually leading to a call to move to higher ground.

Blue Heron + Bananas by Sherry Haaland

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

Clearwater Lady

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.

Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace

Inspired Works

On View through January 27

1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

Carol Staub Blue On Blue

Gallery 14 presents Start to Finish: The Works of Frank Spino & Carol Staub In honor of their 15th Anniversary Season Gallery 14 is thrilled to present a two month showing of the work of revered water media artists Frank Spino and Carol Staub.  On view through January 28, 2023. Gallery 14, 1011 14th Ave., in Vero Beach

Tony Caruso Tasty Eats

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

A Look Ahead:

Ballet Vero Beach 2022-202310th Anniversary Season

Program 1 “Tastemakers” January 13 and 14, 2023 promises a program of two choreographers who have greatly shaped our organization. Tastemakers will celebrate dance makers whose unique voices resonate through the dance world today. Ariel Grossman’s serene yet passionate Ori returns along with the long awaited main stage debut of her Rust (commissioned for Ballet Vero Beach), and Yves de Bouteiller’s supremely allegorical West Side Story Suite finally arrives to cap off this explosive program.

Vero Beach Theatre Guild offers Visiting Mr.Green

Performances run January 13 – 29.  Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner, wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate executive. The young man is given community service helping the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts out as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping and moving storyline as they get to know each other, come to care about each other, and open old wounds they’ve been hiding and nursing for years. Translated in 22 languages, with hundreds of productions in large and small venues, it has won numerous best play and best actor awards throughout the world.

January 15 Kick off the new year with your Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra! Fourteen seasons and hundreds of requests have led to Fan Favorites: Jazz Edition, a concert chock-full of your favorites and requests.

Performance at The Emerson Center.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. The Chamber Music Society has its home in Alice Tully Hall – the finest hall in the world for chamber music. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, it draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind.

Magical Schubert  on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 7PM

Brahms and Arensky on Monday, March 20, 2023, 7PM

Performances at The Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Street in Vero Beach.  

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