Cultural Calendar May 4-11


Performances & Events

Support our Local Youth this First Friday Gallery Stroll

Jr. VBAC Members at Art Club Gallery & Marketplace

May 5, 5 – 8pm

Indian River Charter High School

End of Year Show at Raw Space

May 5, 5 – 8pm

Writers Window Pane on May 5,10am. Vero Beach Main Library, 1600 21st Street

Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace  ~ Different Perspectives On view through May 5 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

Riverside Theatre presents The Comedy Zone on  May 5 & 6, Headliner NATASHA PEARL HANSEN has performed in countless festivals, headlining and featuring all over the country and world, including a recent tour with Armed Forces Entertainment.

Feature act JAKE SNELL is a unique blend of cheeky, disarming comedy.

Riverside Theatre presents Live in the Loop

May 5, Collins & Company a popular local band that covers authentic music from Rock, Pop, Country, Motown & Reggae, will also be performing a special 1-hour set of Genesis & Phil Collins hits! Plus their playlist from Billy Joel, Bob Marley, Bob Seger, The Cars, CCR, CSN, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, The Drifters, The Eagles, Elton John, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beatles, The Who, Tom Petty, U2, Vince Gill and More!

May 6, St. John’s Wood is a band of five gifted musicians, whose reputation for being able to transport people back to the happiest time and place of their lives, the 60’s, has made them “the most talked about band along the east coast of Florida.” People who come to see St. John’s Wood are taken to a magical place that is known as “your fondest memories.” St. John’s Wood is the American experience of the British Invasion, and your pathway to get back to where you once belonged.

Vero Beach Theatre Guild


May 5 – 21

Sunrise Theatre presents:

The Cream Of Clapton Band: The Very Best Of Eric Clapton

May 6, 8pm

Details :

“And All That Jazz!” a concert featuring the Treasure Coast Chorale, along with the Indian River County Charter High School Jazz Ensemble “The Wolves”!

May 7, 4pm, Doors Open 3pm

First Baptist Church, 2206 16th Avenue in Vero Beach

VBMA Museum Stories: 0-23 Month Olds

May10, 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories for 2-4 Year Olds

May 10, 10:30 – 11:30am

A theme-based, participatory program for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers that includes reading books, singing songs, dancing, and creating art together. Museum Stories takes place in the VBMA’s Art Zone. Museum Stories will include a take-home activity.

Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace  ~ A Brush with Nature Exhibit

On view May 11 – June 23 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

Gallery 14 presents the work of oil painter Iris Beate. 

Moments in Time: Observations in Oil by Iris Beate

Iris Beate The Easter Bonnet

Introspective Exhibit on view through May 26. Opening Reception May 5, 5-8pm as part of the First Friday Gallery Stroll. All are invited.  Iris Beate captures the lives of people, painting vignettes that reflect a moment in time. Her work reflects the essence of a particular place or environment where human interaction occurs, whether on the water, the beach, or in the city. Her travels have allowed her to freeze instances from around the world. Iris studied with a host of inspiring teachers, including those at the Art Students League in New York City. Her Painting “In Search of Flamingos 2022” was chosen to be the commemorative poster for the Melbourne Art Festival in April of that Year

Lisa Willnow Pacific Waterlily

Art at The Emerson offers Forever in Bloom: A fragrant array of floral art.

On view through May 30. Featured Artists: Lisa Willnow, Paris Birich, Vera Titova, Daniel Jones, Patricia Kolalewski, Betsy Kurzinger, Anne Whitney & Judy Burgarella

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm, with no entry fee.

ELC ~  2nd Annual Spring Fling Art Show

On view through May 31

Spring Art Installment Galleries at First Pres

The show will feature the works of local artists: Rebecca Anders, Margaret Hobb, Tana Brasie Nalley & Iris Peters.

The galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach.

Sailing Home by Judy Rixom

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 Meditation With Melanie

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County on Exhibit Intergenerational Recreation Center, Windows On The World. Featuring works by Ella Chabot, Evelyn Haught, Gail Jaffe, Pat Forelle, Gwen McNenney, Yvonne Steere. On view through June 14.


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

Members Exhibit  ~ Artist’s Choice  Featuring works by Tony Caruso, Ella Chabot, David LoPresti, Gwen McNenney, Judy Burgarella,  Michele Nevaeh & Barbara Krupp . On view through July 5

Tara Rovani Tuscany

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County On Exhibit at The Indian River County Courthouse, Artworks by Tara Rovani: A Review.

On view April 19 through July 19, 2023

A Look Ahead:

Gifford Historical Museum & Cultural Center presents A Taste of Black History: Freedom Day Celebration on May 20, events start at 8am with a 4K walk at the MLK Park.  Festival on grounds to celebrate a community with food, music and vendors

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents The Best of John Williams Side-By-Side Concert

May 28, 3pm, 1707 16th Street, Vero Beach

Whether your loyalties lie with the Imperial Forces or the Rebel Troops, you’re sure to hear all of your favorite themes. The film industry has ensured that orchestras continue to be heard far and wide, and no one composed more inspired and recognizable soundtracks than the illustrious John Williams. Relive the magic of blockbuster classics when your Space Coast Symphony fills the hall with the music of Williams’ most legendary film scores like Star Wars, E.T., Jane Eyre, Far and Away, The Cowboys, The Book Thief, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and more.   To experience the true power of the force, attendees are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Star Wars (or similarly themed) attire or costume. The concert will be presented with images on the big screen. Selected youth musicians from around Central Florida will perform side-by-side on the second half with their professional SCSO counterparts in this incredible program.

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