It’s music and more music this weekend – and a highlight is sure to be the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra concert. They will perform Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni, Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 “Surprise.” The concert begins 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th St. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, visit VeroBeachChamberOrchestra.org.
“Beginnings – The Ultimate Chicago Tribute Band” performs 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. Tickets are $35 to $85. Call 800-595-4849 or visit MusicWorksConcerts.com.
The Treasure Coast Chorale will perform in concert 4 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the First Baptist Church, 2206 16th Ave., Vero Beach. The concert, called “Food, Glorious Food,” includes tunes from “Cabaret,” “Oliver!” and “Beauty and the Beast.” They will also perform “Favorite Things,” “That’s Amore” and novelty songs like “Fugue for Fast Food.” Admission is free but donations accepted. For more information, visit TreasureCoastChorale.org.
Get the blood pumping when “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan” comes to the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. This is a new production of the smash-hit musical and is directed and choreographed by Luis Salgado, who performed in the original Broadway production of “On Your Feet!” The music in it includes favorites such as “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Get On Your Feet” and “Don’t Want to Lose You Now.” The show performs 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, and Monday, March 13. Tickets are $49 to $79. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd. Call 321-242-2219 or visit BroadwayAtTheKingCenter.com.
The Vero Beach Theatre Guild opens the musical “Pippin” Friday, March 10. The show, which runs through Sunday, March 26, has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. It performs 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $40. And by the way, the Theatre Guild recently announced its new season and is offering $20 discounts for season tickets if you purchase them by March 15. The Vero Beach Theatre Guild is at 2020 San Juan Ave. Call 772-562-8300 or visit VeroBeachTheatreGuild.com.
Riverside Theatre presents the riotous “A Comedy of Tenors” through Sunday, March 12. Tickets start at $45. The Riverside Theatre Spring Gala Celebration starring Tony Award-winner Kelli O’Hara begins 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. The Spring Gala includes cocktails followed by a performance on the Stark Stage and dinner in the Orchid Lobby. The Gala tickets are $800 to $1,000. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach. Call 772-231-6990 or visit RiversideTheatre.com.
Festivals are also happening. The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge 120th Anniversary Celebration runs Friday, March 10, to Sunday, March 12, at various locations. It includes “An Evening with President Theodore Roosevelt” 6 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the Heritage Center, 2140 14th Ave., Vero Beach. (FYI, Theodore Roosevelt established the refuge.) That event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, a screening of the documentary “Feather Wars,” and costs $150. There will be free all-day activities 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge entrance at the north end of Jungle Trail, off the A1A. There will be a Sunset Wine & Cheese Cruise to Pelican Island 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11. The cruise leaves from the Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Dr., Wabasso. The cost of the cruise is $70. The anniversary celebration ends with a free Sundae Social 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge near the entrance to north end of Jungle Trail, off the A1A. For more information, call 772-202-0697 or visit FirstRefuge.org.
The Indian River County Firefighters’ Fair runs Friday, March 10, to Sunday, March 19, at the Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Ave., Vero Beach. There will be 4-H competitions, rides, live entertainment, demonstrations and carnival food. Doors open 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit FireFightersFair.org.
The International Lecture Series presents the Art of Filmmaking by Emmy-winning filmmaker Ric Burns, 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, at Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Dr. $145 with discounts for museum members. Call 772-231-0707 or visit VBMuseum.org. The Emerson Center E-Series presents Dr. Thomas Reinert, of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, speaking on the Manatee Crisis and Efforts to Save Them, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. Free. Call 772-778-5249 or visit TheEmersonCenter.org.