Coming Up! Aye say, Scottish Society’s ‘Burns Night’ looks grand


The Scottish Society of the Treasure Coast will have “Burns Night” complete with dinner, a performance of the Vero Beach Pipes and Drums Band and the Highland Dancers. There will be a “formal piping of The Haggis” at the official Robert Burns Dinner. The event begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Pointe West Golf Club, 7500 14th Lane, Vero Beach. $65. For more information, call 586-909-0509 or visit

Live from Vero Beach! presents Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Emerson Center. The group’s iconic hits include “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” and “I’m Henry VIII, I Am.” Tickets are $55 to $115. The Emerson Center is on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, 1590 27th Ave. For more information call 800-595-4849 or visit

The Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents the Larry Brown Quintet Jazz Concert beginning 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. Tickets are $20 to $25. The Vero Beach Theatre Guild is at 2020 San Juan Ave. For more information visit or call 772-562-8300.

Pianist Sergey Belyavsky will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Emerson Center. It is presented as a collaboration between the Emerson Center and Temple Beth Shalom. The program includes Schumann’s “Carnival” op. 9, Khachaturian’s “Masquerade” suite, Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody” no. 9, Saint-Saens/Godowsky’s “The Swan,” Strauss/Rosenthal’s “Carnaval de Vienne” and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Tickets are $20 to $40. The Emerson Center is at 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. For more information, call 772-778-5580 or 772-569-5700 or visit

The First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach is busy with cultural offerings this weekend. The church’s galleries will have a public opening for its annual Winter Art Show from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28. Works on view will feature three artists – Evelyna Helmer, Maciek von Ato and Bertelle Brooking. The show, which runs through March 31, was curated by artist Suze Lavender, who studied with the late Frits van Eeden, a highly regarded Amsterdam artist who had studios in both Holland and Melbourne, Fla. The galleries are open noon to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and on Sunday mornings between church services. Admission is free. After Sunday’s public art show reception, the Astralis Chamber Ensemble performs “European Masters” beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28. The group comprises flutist Angela Massey, violinist Rachel Aguilar, violist Paul Aguilar and cellist Laura Usiskin. The program features music by Mozart, Bach, Hendel, Kuhlau and Mendelssohn. Free admission. The First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach is at 520 Royal Palm Blvd. Call 772-562-9088 or visit

The Emerson E-Series presents Dr. Matt Ajemian, an assistant research professor at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, speaking on “Stealing sharks and ravaging rays: A scientific assessment of their interactions with Florida’s fisheries” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. The free lecture is designed to “take you on a journey into the underwater world, unraveling the mystery of how sharks and rays share common seafood cravings with humans.” The Emerson Center is located at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach at 1590 27th Ave. For more information, call 772-778-5259 or 772-569-5700 or visit

If scientific lectures appeal, you might also consider heading to the Vero Beach Museum of Art for its next installment in the 2024 International Lecture Series. This one features Space Archeologist Sarah Parcak speaking on the topic “Indiana Jones in Space.” She and her team uncovered 17 pyramids and thousands of lost settlements and tombs worldwide. The TED Prize winner uses satellite remote imaging in their archeological research on Earth. Tickets are available for the streaming or Leonhardt Auditorium Simulcast. $80 and $95. The lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Dr. Call 772-231-0707 or visit

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