Cultural Calendar May 18-25


Performances & Events

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Season 15 Announcement Party on May 19 at The Emerson Center.  Join your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra for a fun-filled party! Your SCSO will announce our highly anticipated 15th Season featuring an incredible line-up of programs. Join us as we reveal next season’s shows and reserve your 2023/24 subscriptions before they go on sale to the public! Come and enjoy complimentary drinks, appetizers, desserts, and giveaways. Limited tickets are available for this event and are first come, first serve.

Writers Window Pane on May 19,10am. Vero Beach Main Library, 1600 21st Street

Treasure Coast Chorale Concert on May 19, 4 – 5pm First Baptist Church, 2206 16th Ave, Vero Beach

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

Riverside Theatre presents The Comedy Zone on May 19 & 29 with Headliner Gid Pool  has an irreverent look at how kids are being raised and the challenges of trying to stay young. With commentary on other things that are “wrong” with the world, his comedy has made him a hit with audiences of all ages.

Feature act Seetha Radha originally from India, Seetha invites the audience on a journey through his culture, career, and family with wit and self-deprecating charm.

Riverside Theatre presents Live in the Loop

On May 19, Jesse & The Thieves play radio hits from yesterday and today. Their music features a lot of dance numbers and songs from: A-Ha, Beatles, Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Blink 182, Bruno Mars, Cake, CeeLo Green, Maroon 5, Modern English, Mumford and Sons, The Killers, The Weeknd, Toto, Violent Femmes and many others. 

On May 20, Vince Love & The Soul Cats will make you groove with their magical gift of performing a fun variety of Rock, Blues, Dance and Motown hits that will get you dancing!

Sunrise Theatre presents: A Night to Remember on May 20, 4pm

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Vero BeachTheatre Guild


Performances through May 21

VBMA Museum Stories: 0-23 Month Olds

May 24, 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories for 2-4 Year Olds

May 24 , 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.

Gallery14 Iris Beate Little Women
Iris Beate Walking Downtown

Gallery 14 presents the work of oil painter Iris Beate. 

Moments in Time: Observations in Oil by Iris Beate

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

Gail Jaffe Window on the World

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.

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

On view through June 23

1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

Judy Burgarella Portrait Of The Master

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 through July 19, 2023

Barbara Krupp Please Come In

Merana Cadorette Gazebo

Cultural Council of Indian River County is pleased to announce a new venue for Art in Public Places Program Vero Beach City Hall, 1053 20th Place, Gallery Exhibits in Hallway & Council Chambers. “Collecting Wisdom” on view through October 25 with works by Merana Cadorette on exhibit in the  Hallway. Works by Barbara Krupp on view in the Council Chamber.

A Look Ahead:


Sunrise Theatre presents: Monique Marvez At The Black Box, May 27, 8pm

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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.

Riverside Theatre presents

Honkey Tonk Angels

By Ted Swindley

May 30 – June 18 , ON THE STARK MAIN STAGE

Three women leading dull and thankless lives decide to cut loose from hubby, boss and daddy, and board a bus headed for Nashville to pursue their dream of becoming country singers. Romance, independence, and lots of twang and sass result in a feel-good mix of laughter, a few tears, and country pop favorites. “These Boots are Made for Walking,” “Stand by Your Man,” “Delta Dawn,” “9 to 5,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Harper Valley PTA” are just a taste of the heart-thumpin’, foot-stompin’, country classics you’ll experience on the wings of the Honky Tonk Angels. 

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