Cultural Calendar Jan 18-25


Performances & Events

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

for 0-24 months old on January 18 & 25 , 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

for 2-4 years old on January 18 & 25, 10:30 – 11:30am

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.

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.

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

Free Writers Critique Group on January 20 , 10am. For all levels, Indian River County Main Library, 1600 21st Street in Vero Beach

Art by the Sea Fine Arts & Crafts

January 20 – 22 Art by the Sea is a 3 day event :

Private VIP Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 4 -5pm

Exhibit and Sale for the Public: Friday, January 20, 5 – 8pm

Saturday, January 21, 10am – 5pm & Sunday, January 22, 10am – 4pm

Art by the Sea Fine Arts & Crafts is a Prestigious Exhibition by Members of the Vero Beach Art Club and the Vero Beach Museum of Art. This is one of the most anticipated shows of the Vero Beach Art Club’s season. Held in the beautiful Holmes Great Hall at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, this show offers artists a chance to show one piece each of their artwork, all available for sale.

3rd Friday Art Walk January 20, 5-7pm

“New” art walk in Vero Beach features multiple galleries with new art each month.

LoPresti Art Gallery, 927 7th Ave in Vero Beach

Yellow and White Cattleya Set


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

Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art and Music Festival 2023 January 21, 10 – 5pm & January 22, 10 -4 pm..  Live Music, great food vendors, Beer & Wine, and 100+ juried artist from around the country.  Free admission & parking. No Pets Please.  Visit:

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

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

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

Russian virtuoso pianist Sergey Belyavsky & German violinist Christoph Seybold perform at The Emerson Center on January 22, 3pm. This benefit concert, sponsored by John and Anne Tschinkel, is to raise money for Voice for Children of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast. Free admission; a suggested donation of $20 will be accepted at the door. Doors open 30 minutes before the show.

Sergey Belyavsky is an award-winning pianist from Moscow, Russia. He has been a soloist with the Moscow State and Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed throughout the world in major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. Sergey, a political refugee from Putin’s Russia, is currently living in the US.

Christoph Seybold, born in Germany, is an internationally acclaimed solo violinist who performs regularly in major concert halls in Europe, America and Asia. Recent performances have taken him to the Schauspielhaus Berlin, Herkulessaal Munich, Leiszhalle Hamburg, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Opera City Tokyo, among many others.

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.

VBMA Film Studies – Seeing is Believing

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

January 24 , 1:30 or 7pm

 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.

E-Series at The Emerson: Ocean Exploration- Here Be Monsters

Speaker: Dr. Edith Widder on January 24, 7 – 9pm

Dr. Edie Widder is a MacArthur Fellow, a deep-sea explorer and conservationist. A world authority on marine bioluminescence, Edie has racked up hundreds of dives in deep diving submersibles, both as passenger and pilot. She has helped develop new tools for deep-sea exploration that have produced observations of animals and behaviors never seen before, including the first video of a giant squid filmed in its natural habitat. She has authored over 100 scientific papers and in 2021, a book: Below the Edge of Darkness: A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea, which the New York Times book review described as a “thrilling blend of hard science and high adventure”.

She has also spearheaded the development of water quality monitoring systems and new methods of mapping pollution. In 2005, in order to help protect the ocean she loves, she helped found the Ocean Research & Conservation Association. ORCA is a results oriented conservation organization that focuses on using facts to drive change.

Kyaunnee Richardson

Indian River Symphonic Association presents Brevard Symphony Orchestra

On January 22, 7:30pm featuring  Christopher Confessore, Conductor &  Kyaunnee Richardson, Soprano

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos: Aria from Bachianas Brasileiros No. 5
  • Johann Sebastian Bach/Gustav Mahler: Suite from BWV 1067 and 1068
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major

Performance at Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Street in Vero Beach 

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

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.

Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace Inspired Works

On View through January 27 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

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.

Water Woman

Sixth Anniversary Art Show  Galleries at First Pres

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

JM Stinger Gallery presents Poetry of the Colorist.  Exhibit includes recent painting of  Deborah Cotrone, Leonard Mizerek& Jim Rodgers.

On view through February 11.

Morning Wade by Harold Newton

AE Backus Museum & Gallery presents “Dashboard Dreams: 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.

Bradbury Rocks Off Sidney’s Dock

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 24 th 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.

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

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 Programsponsored 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 Programsponsored 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:

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery announces the rousing return of the “Sunday in Key West” Luncheon & Auction event, Sunday, January 29,

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Pelican Yacht Club, 1120 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce.

This annual and exciting getaway event brings the free-spirited fun of Key West to the scenic Indian River Lagoon. An exhilarating live auction of exclusive experiences and a fresh silent auction of exceptional items are served with delicious food and a hearty helping of merriment in support of the Backus Museum.

Please call (772) 465-0630 or visit to reserve seats before January 24. 

Live from Vero Beach! presents Dave Mason on January 26, 7pm at The Emerson Center in Vero Beach

Sunrise Theatre offers;

Johnny Mathis The Voice Of Romance

January 28, 8:00 pm

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra offers Brahms 4 & Rach 2

on January 29, 3pm at VBHS Performing Arts Center

Rachmaninoff’s monumental and ravishing Second Piano Concerto!

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.

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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