Coming Up! Last weekend to see riveting ‘Yankee Tavern’


You have until Sunday to see Riverside Theatre’s terrific production of “Yankee Tavern.” The Steven Dietz play is in the theater’s Waxlax Stage venue and presents a great performance by actor Steve Brady who, in a near tour de force performance, plays a homeless man rife with conspiracy theories. Despite your rational thought, you’ll end up wondering if everything you thought about recent American history is true or not. “Yankee Tavern” runs through Sunday, April 7, at Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach. Tickets are $65. Remaining performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 772-231-6990 or visit Riverside

If you head to Riverside on Friday or Saturday evening, get there early in order to take advantage of the theater’s free Concerts in the Loop. One-hour concerts start at 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. this weekend. On Friday, April 5, the band Ryz-N-Soulz will cover chart toppers from classic rock, blues, alternative and country. On Saturday, April 6, Dave and the Wave will perform classic rock, Motown, R&B, smooth jazz and more. These are free concerts. Tables are first come, first served, so be sure to bring lawn chairs. Food and drink are available for purchase. No outside coolers, tumblers, water bottles or food allowed.

The Vero Beach Film Festival is around the corner. Festivities kick off Monday, April 8, with the Vintner Dinner, which raises funds for the festival. The dinner includes a 5:30 p.m. tasting of wines from the exclusive collection of Harvey and Margot Kornick. That is followed by a 7:15 p.m. dinner at Vero Prime, 2023 14th Ave., Vero Beach. The cost is $150. For more information, visit The following week, the Vero Beach Film Festival will run April 11-15. The annual festival includes films, food and fine wines. Special events include a Subaru Filmmaker’s Welcome: Opening Night Celebration & Juried Awards at the Subaru Grand Showroom, 935 U.S. 1, Vero Beach. That welcome is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 11, and costs $75. There are more events and, of course, loads of films to view. For more information, visit

The Sebastian Chamber of Commerce will present the Concerts in the Park featuring the Sebastian High School Band. The free concert runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Riverview Park in Sebastian. Bring your own chair. For more information visit

The Edwards Twins will bring their Las Vegas act to the Emerson Center 7 p.m. Friday, April 5. This act brings two brothers together as they take on the personalities and performance stylings of timeless superstars, including Sonny & Cher, Billy Joel, Elton John, Lady Gage, Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and more. Tickets are $35 to $60. The Emerson Center is at 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. Call 772-778-5249 or visit

The Treasure Coast Craft Spirits Festival will be held 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Rotary Club of Vero Beach. The event includes a demonstration, a barbecue, a cigar bar and spirits. There will be a sampling and bottles sales as well. Lodging is available. Items represented come from more than 25 distilleries. Advance sale tickets only. $100. No tickets will be sold at the event. For more information, visit

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