Cultural Calendar Mar 16-23


Performances & Events

Lenten Organ and Poetry Series March 16 & 23 at11am,  A weekly concerts of the spoken word, highlighted by organ improvisation featuring nationally-recognized poets and Andrew R. Galuska. Community Church of Vero Beach Sanctuary, 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach 

opening thru Apr 29

JM Stringer Gallery of Fine Art presents Dancing in the Light the recent paintings of Andre Lucero & Richard Oversmith

Opening March 16 – 18, Thursday 4 – 8pm/ Friday & Saturday 11am – 6pm

On view through April 29

Live from Vero Beach! presents Classic Albums Live Performs Creedence Clearwater Revival Chronicle, Vol. 1 on March 16, 7pm at The Emerson Center.

Creedence Clearwater Revival was America’s greatest band. Their music reached out and got an entire continent rocking, from Down on the Corner to Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising to Who’ll Stop the Rain, Travelin’ Band to Susie Q. Hit after hit, no other band delivers that big a collection of instantly recognizable, toe tapping songs.  CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE takes the world’s greatest musicians to faithfully recreate albums exactly the way they were recorded:

Note for Note – Cut for Cut. No cheesy costumes, no bad imitations – just musical perfection.

Sunrise Theatre offers:

Ilana Glazer And Friends on March 16, 7:30pm

Carbonaro Lies On Stage on March 18, 8pm

Jay And The Americans w/Chris Ruggiero on March 23, 7:30pm

Details :

Writers Window Pane on March 17 10am at Vero Beach Main Library, 1600 21st Street

3rd Friday Art Walk on March 17, 5 – 7pm

The “new” art walk in Vero Beach.

Behind Chilis restaurant with multiple galleries and new art each month.

Caleigh Pressley Four For Four

Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace Big, Bold, & Beautiful

On view through March 17 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County on exhibit at the Intergenerational Center Emerging Artists Showcase  ~ A Juried Exhibit for Student Artists in Grades 9-12.

 On view through March 17.

The 44th Annual Antique Automobile Show will be held under the magnificent oak trees at Riverside Park in Vero Beach on Saturday, March 18, from 10 am to 4 pm. The Indian River Region of Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) sponsors this popular and much anticipated show. Approximately 325 cars are expected to be on display. The show is free to the public. Plenty of free parking is available.

Ballet Vero Beach & The Vero Beach Museum of Art announce DECO DANCE

Ballet Vero Beach Returns to VBMA in honor of 10th Anniversary Season

On March 18, 7:30pm, at Museum’s Leonhardt Auditorium

As part of the company’s 10th Anniversary Season, Ballet Vero Beach makes a triumphant return to The Vero Beach Museum of Art to put their signature spin on Rolling Sculpture: Streamlined Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles. The program will feature Divertissement Nostalgique by Camilo A. Rodriguez (Ballet Master and Principal Dancer for Ballet Vero Beach), which highlights ballet’s march of progression from classic to modern, world premiere works by Rodriguez and Adam Schnell (Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Vero Beach) set to music by Art Deco icons Igor Stravinsky and Charlie Chaplin, and a rollicking Charleston inspired finale to showcase the dance of the era.

Tickets include early admission to the galleries (starting at 6:30pm) to view

Rolling Sculpture: Streamlined Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles. 

marimage Ami Phenomenal Women

Phenomenal Women – A Cabaret on March 19, 2pm

Fundraiser for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and all proceeds go toward scholarships to women and girls in Indian River County. Ami Brabson’s one-woman show celebrates unforgettable heroines through music, poetry, and storytelling. Tickets available at for this inspiring production. Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Symphonic Jukebox on March 19, 3pm at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street in Vero Beach, Popular from the 1940’s through the 1960’s, the coin-operated jukebox could play your favorite songs with the push of a couple of buttons. For fans of classical music, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will play a historical hit parade of tunes when they present Symphonic Jukebox on Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 PM, at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street in Vero Beach, 32960. 

The audience will enjoy popular overtures, dances and other short works from composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov, Glinka, Morricone, Von Suppe, Smetana and Rossini. Selections include “Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture,” “Marche Slave,” “Light Cavalry Overture,” “Dance of the Comedians,” “Orpheus in the Underworld” and more. Two SCSO musicians will be highlighted in the sonic spectacular. Flutist, Dr. Brendon Wilkins will perform the Romantic era Flute Concerto in D major by Reinecke, while violinist Carlos Jaquez will perform Ennio Morricone’s rapturous theme from Cinema Paradiso. Wilkins is a 2015 National Flute Association competition winner, and Jaquez is a well-regarded concert violinist with several prestigious orchestras. Also on the program is the World Premiere of Tuscan Portraits, a work by Central Florida musician and composer, Mark Piszczek. 

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.  

VBMA Film Studies Finding Your Voice: Celebrating the Healing Power of Music  on March 21, 1:30 or 7pm

We so often talk about the curative power of music; and the films included in this series may just make you burst out in song! Music in cinema sets a tone and implants subtle expectations in us, about how we will get emotionally engaged with a film. Whether it’s the words of a song that we relate to, or a memory that it triggers, music is always crucial to a successful film, even ones that aren’t billed as “musicals.” Come enjoy an entertaining true story from the UK called Fisherman’s Friends (2019), the tale of a traditional folk-singing group from Port Isaac, Cornwall.  Their love of the sea is transferred into the wonderful sea shanties they sing.

Riverside Theatre presents Oleanna

”The Original Power Play Of He Said. She Said”

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, Oleanna explores the escalating power struggle between a haughty professor and the failing student whose charges of sexual harassment threaten his career. 

This play contains adult language. On the Waxlax Stage March 21 – April 9

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

for 0-24 months old on March 22 , 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday)

for 2-4 years old on March 22 , 10:30 – 11:30am    

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County on Exhibit Intergenerational Recreation Center, Windows On The World. On view Mar 22 – June 14.

Spring Fling Artists Meet & Greet

with Gifford Youth Orchestra & Ballet Vero Beach

 March 22, 4:30 – 7:30pm

On view through May 31

Join ELC for the Spring Fling Artists Meet and Greet with Gifford Youth Orchestra on Wednesday, March 22 from 4:30-6:30 PM. Enjoy food, drinks, and live music on the Main Campus. Then all guests are invited to enjoy a 6:30 PM Ballet Vero Beach performance at the Thomas R. Schidel Pavilion.

RISING STARS OPERA FESTIVAL: Competition & Concert on March 22, 23, & 24.  Each year Vero Beach Opera invites at least 10 of the MET Opera Laffont Audition Finalists to compete for cash prizes in Vero Beach. First prize is $10,000, second prize is $5,000 and third prize is $3,000. Prizes are provided by the Kleinschmidt Family Foundation. Additional Cash Encouragement Awards are presented by Vero Beach Opera.

Vero Beach Theatre Guild – Mainstage Theatre


Performances run through March 26

Pippin is the story of a young prince, an old king, and a group of traveling performers. Pippin is seeking fulfillment in his life…he is on a journey and has plenty of exciting, tragic, and thought-provoking adventures along the way. 

Join this wild, fun, sometimes dark, and magical ride with an amazing cast to bring this memorable musical to life! 

Form + Fire – Contemporary Clay Exhibit

On view through March 28.

Indian River Clay presents Form + Fire, a juried contemporary clay exhibit featuring functional, sculptural, decorate and experimental pieces in clay created by Florida artists.  Location: Raw Space Gallery, 1795 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach.

Art at The Emerson presents The Honor Roll Exhibition

Tribute to Jasper Johns

On view through March 28.

A tribute to the past and present IRC school teachers exhibiting their fine arts.

On the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach.

Gallery Hours: Monday -Friday 10am – 3pm, No entry fee.

Center for Spiritual Care offers Heightened Awareness

New paintings solo exhibition by Jill Kerwick

Kerwick Ylang Ylang

On view through March 31.

Viewings at the Center from March 4-31 will be by appointment only.

Kerwick brings her paintings to the Center after a series of highly praised gallery and museum shows in the Northeastern United States over the past year. Kerwick, who earned her MFA from New York University, did her undergraduate work in painting at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, the oldest art school for women in the country.

Personal tours of Kerwick’s show can be arranged by calling 772-567-1233.

Janet Kipp Tribus Broad Street

Gallery 14 presents the work of  a contemporary oil painter Entitled Red Umbrellas and Abstraction: Oil Paintings by Janet Kipp Tribus, this colorful, vibrant and joyful exhibit will run through March 31.  Janet, who has been painting for almost forty years came from an artistic family. She studied at the Art Students League in NYC and at Oxbow, a residency program of the Art Institute of Chicago and her work has been showcased at The Morris Museum in New Jersey. After being part of Palm House Gallery & Studio in Vero Beach, she founded her own studio where she has been painting since 1918.   Janet’s highly imaginative work focuses on figurative subjects, black and white abstractions, colorful abstracts, and stylized landscapes known as ‘red umbrella paintings.’Also featured will be Gallery 14 artist-owners: Edgardo Abello, Lila Blakeslee, Barbara du Pont, Barbara Landry, Mary Ann Hall, George Pillorgé, Deborah Polackwich and Dorothy Napp Schindel, as well as Walford Campbell, Joan Earnhart, Terry Green, Viola Pace Knudsen, Mia Lindberg, Francis Mesaros, Michael Robinson, Carol Staub, and artist-sales associate Jo Zaza. 

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

Misty by R. Ziegler

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

Ella Chabot Children’s Moon

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.

Merana Cadorette pond at dawn

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.

FINE PRINT: Rediscovering the Backus Portfolio on Paper and Canvas

On view through April 30.  A very prominent limited-edition print portfolio titled “Florida and the West Indies – Sketches by A.E. Backus.” What makes this exhibition so special is that the original sketches have been paired with paintings from public and private collections that connect with the portfolio images.  The story of the prized limited-edition print portfolio “Florida and the West Indies – Sketches by A.E. Backus” is revisited in FINE PRINT for the 50th anniversary of its publication.

A.E. Backus (1906-1990). Casual Worker – Nassau, c. 1950.

These exceptional images were drawn from and inspired by the artist’s travels over nearly twenty years and gathered in 1972 as a high-quality portfolio. This assembly reveals Backus’ deep connection to the places and people he encountered. 16 of the original drawings are part of the Museum’s permanent collection, and are presented together for the first time since the limited-edition folio was published.   These singular drawings from the Backus Portfolio are displayed in conversation with colorful, rarely seen oil paintings that showcase the artist’s inspiration and creative process. The 40 works in the exhibition are grouped into the geographical subject categories of the original portfolio, with contextual information provided for each. Those categories include Florida; the Everglades; the Bahamas; Hispaniola 

(Haiti and the Dominican Republic); and Jamaica. The collection of drawings and paintings breathe new life into the classic 18 prints known and cherished for generations. 

Aloe Plant

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

McKee Botanical Garden hosts Master Glass Artist Jason Gamrath’ s Garden of Glass Exhibition. On view through April 30th.

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:

Sebastian River Art Club offers Art by the River on Mar 25, 10am.   Meet local artists and crafters, who exhibit and sell their work, created in a variety of mediums: oils, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, photography, sculpture, crafts and more, during this free show in scenic Riverview Park.

Art in the Park, a Fine Art & Crafts Show, is presented by Vero Beach Art Club Members held at the beautiful Humiston Park. Mar 26, 10am.

First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach presents Vero Beach International Music Festival with Mike Block (cello/vocals), Christylez Bacon (beatbox/rhymes/guitar) and Patricia Ligia (electric bass guitar/vocals) forming a dynamic trio. Mar 26, 7:30pm

Riverside Theatre Distinguished Lecturer Series – Speaker: Bjorn Lomborg, Author and President of Copenhagen Consensus. Mar 27, 4pm & 6pm.

The Emerson Center E-Series: Reversing the Course of Sea Grass Loss in the Indian River Lagoon. Speaker: Dr. M. Dennis Hanisak, Mar. 28, 7pm.

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