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Coming Up! ‘Concerts in Park’ starts revved-up Riverside slate

The Vero Beach Museum of Art has quite the array of events designed to please every corner of the community. Its Concerts in the Park program presents Fred Goodnight 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. This is a pay-at-the-door, cash or checks only event, costing $10 for museum members and $12 for non-members. Seating is limited so you are advised to bring a chair. You can also bring your appetite since Treasure Coast Concessions will be selling burgers, brats, sandwiches and more. There is also a beer and wine cash bar. No outside food or drink is allowed. The museum’s Fashion Meets Art program presents a talk by Badgley Mischka beginning 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. The event includes a cocktail reception at the museum. It is sold out, but those people who already paid $200 a ticket may want a reminder. Next week, the museum’s International Lecture Series will present Miles C. Collier, founder of the Revs Institute, a renowned car museum and archive in Naples, Fla. He is also author of “The Archaeological Automobile: Understanding and Living with Historical Automobiles.” He will speak at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. Organizers expect the talk will “map a fascinating journey through the primitive, rationalist baroque, fantasy and international” styles in automobile design. It coincides with the museum’s current blockbuster exhibition, “Rolling Sculpture: Streamlined Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles” which runs through April 30. Individual lecture tickets are $120 for VBMA members and $145 for non-members. The lecture will also be streamed and simulcast in the Leonhardt Auditorium. Tickets for that are $80 VBMA members and $95 for non-members. For more information on the ILS event, call 772-231-0707, ext. 116, or email The Vero Beach Museum of Art is at 3001 Riverside Park Dr. Call 772-231-0707 or visit And oh, by the way, the museum has re-opened its Wood N Spoon café which serves between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.

Live! From Vero Beach presents the Buckinghams and the Box Tops 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Emerson Center. This is a definite walk-down-memory-lane concert as the two iconic bands play hits from the ’60s and ’70s. The Buckinghams formed in Chicago and hit the big time with their hits “Kind of a Drag” and “Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song).” The Box Tops formed in Memphis and are known for hit songs like “The Letter” and “Cry Like a Baby.” Tickets are $45 to $115. For more information, call 800-595-4849 or visit The Emerson Center is at 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach.

If something a bit more classic is your musical style, then look at what’s happening at the Community Church of Vero Beach. First, it’s the Indian River Symphonic Association’s presentation of the Philadelphia Orchestra with principal guest conductor Nathalie Stutzmann and violinist Gil Shaham. They will perform Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68. The concert begins 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Tickets are $110. For more information, call 772-778-1070 or visit Next up is the Queens Six, a vocal ensemble in residence at Windsor Castle. The ensemble will perform 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Tickets are $40. For more information, call 772-562-3633 or visit The Community Church of Vero Beach is at 1901 23rd St.

The Indian River County Cultural Council invites you to discover some unexpected goodies at its Treasures 2023 Art & Collectibles Sale. There will be treasures of all sizes, antique, vintage and collectibles, artwork, furniture, oriental rugs, home décor and more. There will also be a silent auction with all proceeds benefiting the cultural arts programs offered by the Cultural Council. The event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Heritage Center, 2140 14th Ave., Vero Beach. The Cultural Council is also running the Juried Exhibit for Student Artists in Grades 9-12. The exhibit runs through March 17 at the IRC Intergenerational Recreation Center, 1590 95th St. SW, Vero Beach. On view will be works by students in the Indian River Charter High school, Saint Edward’s School and Sebastian River High School. Works on view include painting, mixed media, photography and drawing. For more information, visit

The Vero Beach High School Performing Arts’ production of “Matilda the Musical” runs Friday, Feb. 17, to Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th St. Tickets are $5 to $12. Call 772-564-5537.

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