Cultural Calendar Jan 11-18


Performances & Events

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

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

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.

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

for 0-24 months old on January 11 , 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

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

JM Stinger Gallery presents Poetry of the Colorist.  Exhibit includes recent painting of  Deborah Cotrone, Leonard Mizerek& Jim Rodgers. Opening January 12-14; Thursday 4 – 8pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 6pm. On view through February 11.

Free Writers Critique Group on January 13, 10am. For all levels, Indian River County Main Library, 1600 21st Street in Vero Beach

Theodore Kuchar

Indian River Symphonic Association presents Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine

January 13, 7:30pm

Featuring Theodore Kuchar, Musical Director & Stanislav Khristenko, Pianist

Johannes Brahms Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

Community Church of Vero Beach,1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach

Ballet Vero Beach 2022-202310th Anniversary Season

Program 1 “Tastemakers” January 13 & 14 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.

Treasure Coast Jazz Society offers Mark Green’s Salute to Duke Ellington

January 14, 12:30pm Oak Harbor, 4755 S. Harbor Dr., Vero Beach

Beachin it on Saturday Night

January 14, 5pm. Beachin it on Saturday Night Concert Series will be held on the second Saturday of every month from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in front of Humiston Park on Ocean Drive. Come out enjoy great music, beer, wine, food trucks, and lots of fun for the entire family. Hosted by The Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce

Mike Block Trio at Vero Beach International Music Festival

January 14, 7:30pm, First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, 520 Royal Palm Blvd in  Vero Beach.

Mike Block Trio, featuring Zachariah Hickman (bass vocals), Joe K. Walsh (mandolin/vocals), and Mike Block (cello/vocals) will perform at Vero Beach International Music Festival. This performance will be FREE, with donations accepted to the Mike Block String Camp Scholarship Fund. Since 2010, world-class musicians from around the country have been gathering in Vero Beach to perform together in one-of-a-kind collaborations at the invitation of the Mike Block String Camp, held annually at First Presbyterian Church. Offering  three concerts each July, as well as a few in the Winter/Spring, comprising the Vero Beach International Music Festival. All performances are open to the public and FREE!

Water Woman

Sixth Anniversary Art Show  Galleries at First Pres

Gallery Reception; January 15, 2-4pm

The show will feature the works of local artists Jean Breeding, Cathleen Hahn, and George Kofas. The galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach

Atlantic Classical Orchestra at the Vero Beach Museum of Art:

Austrian Masterpieces January 15, 3pm

The fifteenth season of the Vero Beach Museum of Art and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra celebrated partnership. You will not want to miss this intimate gathering of musicians. Tickets include admission to the galleries, so come early to take in the exhibitions.

The first performance features a string quartet and piano performing Austrian Franz Schubert’s famous Trout Quintet. This work represents Schubert at his most natural, unaffected and carefree style. In fact, this is truly music of Schubert’s innocence, as well as the sheer joy it communicates about the very process of making music. The program opens with fellow Austrian Franz Joseph Haydn’s Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major

On 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.

Mike Pompeo

Riverside Theatre Distinguished Lecturer Series:

Secretary Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State 2018-2021

January 16, 4 & 6pm

Celebrating its 24th season in 2023, the Distinguished Lecturer Series at Riverside Theatre is Vero Beach’s premiere lecture series. Distinguished Lecturer Series is a forerunner in the presentation of relevant topics focused on national and global affairs and presented by distinguished experts who bring with them unique insight. There are two lecture times for each speaker: 4:00 and 6:00 pm, with a time of Q&A following the lecture. January 16 speaker is Secretary Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State 2018-2021.

VBMA Film Studies – Seeing is Believing

January 17, 1:30 or 7pm

Seeing is Believing: Amazing Stories Based on Real People and Real Events

 Film lovers will find inspiration in learning true stories of people making their way in the world and facing life’s challenges with courage. As the old saying proves, “truth is stranger than fiction” and that’s never more evident than in this selection of fascinating films. One we’ll be viewing is Te Ata (2016), the inspirational story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a Native American Chickasaw woman who crossed many cultural barriers to bring her own brand of storytelling to the nation and to the world.

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.  

VBMA Art Talk -Highlights from the Permanent Collection

January 18, 12pm

Join VBMA education staff and docents for an in-depth focus on select artworks from special exhibitions and the permanent collection. Registered participants will meet docents at the main entrance of the Museum and will move to the galleries as a group.Pre-registration recommended.

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.

Celebrate Laura Riding Jackson Foundation’s 30th Anniversary with Carl Hiaasen!

January 19, 6:30pm

Proceeds benefit LRJF’s Teen Creative Writing Workshops, Adult Writing Workshops, and the preservation of Laura (Riding) Jackson’s historic home and gardens.

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 through January 22.

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 through January 27.

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.

AE Backus Museum & Gallery presents “Dashboard Dreams:

Fire Sky by Livingston Roberts (1942-2004)

The Florida Highwaymen and the American Road”

On view through February 26. The next presentation of the 2022-23 season at the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery continues the annual series of special exhibitions celebrating the unique art movement that traces its beginnings to our community. Dashboard Dreams: The Florida Highwaymen and the American Road considers the iconic imagery and inspirational story of the celebrated artists in the context of the American auto industry of the era.

The Backus Museum is planning to present its annual favorite Highwaymen Celebration Weekend on February 17-19, featuring free admission during regular hours. Visitors to the Museum can enjoy a range of special offerings outside and inside. The highlight of the weekend takes place on the Museum’s Outdoor Mural Plaza, where people seeking to start or build their personal collections of Highwaymen paintings will be able to browse an impressive selection offered for purchase by professional dealers, specializing in the vintage works of these artists. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the current state of the art market and to explore owning an original work of art for your home or office. Dashboard Dreams will be on display inside, with free gallery talks for the public each day. The special exhibition expands upon the year-round display of Highwaymen paintings on view, a display which includes video excerpts from the award-winning documentary film “The Highwaymen: Legends of the Road.

Little Fanning Springs by Frank Spino

Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace

Inspired Works

On View through January 27

1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

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

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

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. Featuring works by Judy Burgarella , Merana Cadorette, Tony Caruso, Gail Lois Jaffe, Gwen McNenney, Tara Rovani, Mark San Souci & Ardi Schneider.

Barbara Krupp New Era

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County on Exhibit, IRC Administration Buildings A & B “Artist Choice”.

Featuring works by Tony Caruso, Ella Chabot, Janet Grossarth, Evelyn Haught, Barbara Krupp, David LoPresti, Gwen McNenney &  Tara Rovani.

On view through April 5.

Art In Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County on Exhibit IRC Courthouse Solo Exhibit by Merana Cadorette, Acrylic Art: A Retrospective. On view through Apr 19.

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:

Judy Collins

Live from Vero Beach! Celebrates 10 Years of Concerts with

Judy Collins Performs “Wildflowers” with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra on January 19, 7pm at The Emerson Center

Aloe Plant

McKee Botanical Garden to Host World-Renowned Master Glass Sculptor and Artist Jason Gamrath’s Garden of Glass Exhibition

Beginning January 20th, McKee Botanical Garden will be hosting Master Glass Artist Jason Gamrath’ s Garden of Glass Exhibition which will run through April 30th.

Laura Riding Jackson Foundation offers Writing Center, 1914 14th Ave  January 21, 9am – 12pm

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Audiobooks —

  • How Different Genres are Brought to Life by Voice Over Artists
  • The Ins & Outs of Hiring a Voice Over Artist for Your Book
  • Finding Your Voice and the Voice Over Artist to Match

Sunrise Theatre offers;

The Oak Ridge Boys – Front Porch Singin’ January 21, 2023 8:00 pm

Classic Seger (Bob Seger Tribute) Greatest Hits Live January 22, 2023 7:30 pm

Strictly Sinatra Presents: The RAT PACK January 26, 2023 7:30 pm

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