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Vero Beach Museum of Art: Martin Puryear, Printmaker; and American Perspectives, Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection, thru Jan. 2. 772-231-0707

McKee Botanical Garden:  Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit, thru May 1. 772-794-0601

Pelican Island National Wildlife Centennial Trail Meet & Greets, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays thru April. fws.gov/refuge/pelican_island

Riverside Theatre: Weekly Friday &. Saturday Comedy Zone, 7 and 9 p.m. on the Waxlax Stage ($20), and Live on the Loop concerts, 5:30 to 9 p.m. (free; tickets required).772-231-6990

First Friday Gallery Strolls in Downtown Vero Beach Arts District, monthly from 5 to 8 p.m.

JANUARY

January 4 to 23
Riverside Theatre presents the award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Carousel, on the Stark Stage.  772-231-6990     

January 7 to 9
Art by the Sea Fine Arts & Crafts Show at Vero Beach Museum of Art, hosted by Vero Beach Art Club, opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat./Sun., showcasing one work per artist by members of VBAC and VBMA.  Free.  verobeachartclub.org

January 8
Quail Valley Charities 5K Walk/Run, 8 a.m. 1-Mile Fun Run (14 & under); 8:30 a.m. 5K Walk/Run from Quail Valley River Club. Runsignup.com

January 8
Bark in the Park to benefit Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, 10 a.m. to 5p.m. at Riverside Park, with vendors, frisbee and dock diving dogs, agility and lure courses and IRC K-9 demonstrations. Free. hsvb.org

January 9
Vero Beach Opera presents Puccini’s La Bohème, 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC.  Verobeachopera.org or 772-564-5537

January 9
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Amazing Grace: Whitley Phipps in Concert, 3 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  $35 at door; free 18 and under. SpaceCoastSymphony.org

January 10 to 16
Vero Beach International Tennis Open at Grand Harbor Golf and Beach Club, a US Tennis Association Women’s Pro Circuit event, featuring players from 30+ countries, ranked from 150 to 200, competing. Tickets at grandharbor.com

January 12 to 23
Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents Tim Firth’s hilarious comedy, Calendar Girls, directed by Art Pingree.  772-562-8300

January 14 & 15
Ballet Vero Beach presents Franco-American, bold scores choreographed by Adam Schnell and Camilo A. Rodriguez, 7:30 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sat. at Vero Beach High School PAC, with online virtual versions March 4 to 20.  772-905-2651 or balletverobeach.org

January 15
Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents a Salute to Benny Goodman by Mark Green with a mix of trumpet, flugelhorn and flute, Noon at Vero Beach Yacht Club. $40/$45. Optional 11:30 a.m. buffet lunch, $20. 772-234-4600 or TCjazz.org

January 15 & 16
Sebastian Riverfront Fine Arts and Music Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. along Indian River Drive by Riverview Park. sebastianartshow.com

January 16
Inaugural Local Writers Showcase, 1 to 3 p.m. at Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation’s historical ‘Cracker’ home (next to Brackett Library), to meet published authors and poets from LRJF writing and poetry groups and tour the home. Lauraridingjackson.org

January 16
Atlantic Classical Orchestra and Vero Beach Museum of Art Chamber Music Series, Through the Looking Glass, featuring violinist Aleksandr Zhuk, cellist Chris Glansdorp, and harpist Kay Kemper, 3 p.m. at the VBMA. $35 & $50; $5 students/children.  772-231-0707 x 136

January 16
Ballet Vero Beach’s Accessible/Family Friendly Series presents the Sleeping Princess, 2 p.m. at VBHS PAC, hour-long performances geared to the needs of the differently abled and young children. 772-905-2651 or balletverobeach.org

January 16
Harvard Glee Club Florida Tour, 4 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach, with Andrew Clark conducting the choir’s tenor and bass voices. Free.

January 17
Riverside Theatre Distinguished Lecture Series presents the Right Honorable Theresa May, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., simultaneously on the Stark Stage and Waxlax Stage. 772-231-6990

January 18 to February 6
Riverside Theatre presents I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, one of Off-Broadway’s longest-running musicals, on the Waxlax Stage.  772-231-6990   

January 20
Live From Vero Beach presents the Rocket Man Show – A Tribute to Elton John, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  $35 to $85.  Musicworksconcerts.com

January 20 to 23
31st annual Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, 4 to 11 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sat., and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., with great food, rides, live entertainment, vendors and great family fun to support Fellsmere youth recreation.  Froglegfestival.com

January 20 to March 3
King of the Hill Tennis Tournament to benefit Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy, with Treasure Coast tennis pros competing to be crowned 2022 King, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Boulevard Village and Tennis Club. 772-979-5582

January 21
Indian River Symphonic Association presents the Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach, featuring the Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor played by the winner of the Prestigious Wieniawski Violin Competition. 772-778-1070

January 22
Saturday Night Fever Dinner. Drinks & Disco, 5:30 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club to hustle up support for Gifford Youth Achievement Center. $175. 772-794-1005 or gyac.net

January 23
Vero Beach Half-Marathon and Sea Turtle 2-Miler, 6:45 a.m. Half Marathon, 7 a.m. 2-Miler to benefit Coastal Connections, verobeachhalf.com

January 23
Art of History Exhibit hosted by IRC Historical Society, Noon to 6 p.m. at the Heritage Center, featuring local artists’ works inspired by places in Indian River County.  Free. 772-559-3669

January 24
International Lecture Series presents Desmond Shawe-Taylor on Culture Collecting: Charles I and the beginning of British Royal Collections, 4:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.  Individual simulcast tickets $80 & $95. 231-0707

January 26
Atlantic Classical Orchestra, conducted by David Amado, presents Technicolor Dance, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach, featuring pianist Lindsay Garritson performing Rhapsody in Blue.  772-460-0851

January 27
Live From Vero Beach presents Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  $40 to $95.  Musicworksconcerts.com

January 28
Vero Beach Museum of Art Gala 2020: Masterworks in Art and Music, celebrating jazz, swig and boogie-woogie, 6 p.m. at the VBMA, with the Mickey Freeman Trio during cocktails, followed by dinner and the music of legendary master musicians.  $550.  Vbmuseum.org

January 29
Russian pianist Sergey Belyavski and German violinist Christoph Seybold in concert to benefit the Gifford Youth Orchestra.  $10 donation suggested.  772-778-5249

January 29 to May 15
Vero Collects: Hidden Treasures Revealed, an exhibition of works from local collectors paired with select works from the permanent collection at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Vbmuseum.org

January 30
Inaugural Sebastian Chamber Chowder Challenge, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Capt. Hiram’s Resort, with restaurants competing in seafood, chicken and vegetable categories. $10 to sample and vote for the winner.  Sebastianchamber.com

January 30
Space Coast Orchestra presents Hooray for Hollywood: Part II, 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC.  $35 at door.  SpaceCoastSymphony.org

FEBRUARY

February 1 to 20
Riverside Theatre presents the uproarious comedy by Ked Ludwig, Comedy of Tenors, on the Stark Stage.  772-231-6990  

February 3
A Caring Center for Women hosts Celebrate Life, with guest speaker Abby Johnson, 5:00 p.m. at the Holy Cross Parish Center. 772-257-5390.

February 3
Live From Vero Beach presents Do it Again: Music of Steely Dan, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  $35 to $75.  Musicworksconcerts.com

February 3
Vero Beach High School Jazz Band Concert, 7 p.m. at VBHS PAC. 772-564-5537

February 4
Indian River Symphonic Association presents Maestro Christopher Confessore and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach, a Pops Concert featuring the Wonderous World of John Williams. 772-778-1070

February 4 to 6
Treasures 2022: An Art & Collectible Sale at the Heritage Center to benefit the Cultural Council of IRC, 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Noon to 5 p.m. Sun., showcasing original artwork, sculpture, furniture, oriental rugs, home décor items and more. Cultural-council.org

February 5
Cupcake 2-Miller, 7:30 a.m. from A.W. Young Park, with cupcake stop at mile 1 and at the finish, free kids run to benefit Vero Beach Police.  Runvero.com

February 5
Army Cpl. Dale J. Kridlo Veteran & Family Picnic presented by Veterans Council of IRC, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at IRC Fairgrounds, open to all IRC veterans and their families, with lunch, petting zoo, children’s games and music. 772-410-5860

February 5
Behind the Scenes Fundraiser, 1 p.m. at Vero Beach Theatre Guild, with backstage tours and all your questions answered, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer.  $100.  772-562-8300

February 5
Vero Beach Opera presents La Bella Italia Concert, Remembering Sergio Franchi, 7 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC.  Verobeachopera.org or 772-564-5537

February 5 & 6
Gardenfest, hosted by Garden Club of IRC, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. at Riverside Park, with plants and garden paraphernalia from 85+ vendors, lectures and children’s activities.  Free.  gardenclubofirc.org

February 6
Atlantic Classical Orchestra and Vero Beach Museum of Art Chamber Music Series, Evocations, featuring violinist Leonid Sigal, pianist Tao Lin, and Karen Schubert, horn, 3 p.m. at the VBMA. $35 & $50; $5 students/children.  772-231-0707 x 136

February 7
Riverside Theatre Distinguished Lecture Series presents Peter Diamandis, XPRIZE Foundation chairman/CEO, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., simultaneously on the Stark Stage and Waxlax Stage. 772-231-6990

February 7
A Garden of Eden-themed Night of Hope fundraiser to benefit the Source, 6 p.m. in the covered parking garage behind the Park Place Building, with heavy hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, testimonials, video presentation and special surprises.  772-564-0202

February 9 to 27
Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents the Tom Schmidt and Harvey Jones Broadway musical, I Do! I Do! based on the play The Fourposter   772-562-8300

February 10
Live From Vero Beach presents the Hit Men – Classic Rock Super Group, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  $35 to $80.  Musicworksconcerts.com

February 10
Indian River Symphonic Association presents the Russian National Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach, featuring pianist Malofeev playing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major. 772-778-1070

February 11
Healing Hearts Dinner Dance hosted by Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast, 6:30 p.m. at Point West Country Club, with walk-around dining, music and dancing to support child abuse prevention nonprofits.  $135.  tcexchangeclub.org 

February 12
Motor Car Exhibition, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McKee Botanical Garden, featuring such European cars as Ferrari, Alpha Romeo, and other Italian exotics.  General admission rates.  Mckeegarden.org

February 12
Valentine Ball to benefit United Against Poverty, 6 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club, with dinner, dancing and love.  772-770-0740

February 12 & 13
Vero Beach Blues & BBQ Festival, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. at IRC Fairgrounds, with Blues & Rock talent, BBQ and other food, beer and full bars. $5; under 12 free.  verobluesfest.com

February 17
Live From Vero Beach presents Classic Albums Live performing the Beatles: Let it Be, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  $30 to $80.  Musicworksconcerts.com

February 18 to 20
Vero Beach High School presents Musical Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid,’ 7 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. at VBHS PAC. 772-564-5537

February 19
Sebastian River Rowing 5K, ‘May the oars be with you,’ 7 a.m. from South Beach Park in Vero Beach to benefit the Sebastian River Rowing Sharks. Runsignup.com

February 19
Windsor Charity Polo Cup featuring top-level international players to benefit Ocean Research & Conservation Assoc. and the Environmental Learning Center, gates and specialty retail village open 10 a.m., with 11:30 a.m. junior player demo, and 1:45 p.m. opening ceremonies and start of match play. Tailgate spots available at $600/vehicle up to six guests. Windsorcharitypolocup.com.

February 19
Florida Craft Brew and Wingfest hosted by Sunrise Rotary Club of Vero Beach, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Royal Palm Pointe, with 250+ craft beers, wing competitions and live music. Free admission; $45 unlimited beer bracelets. Floridacraftbrewadwingfest.com

February 19
Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents the Ed Metz Jazz Trio, Noon at Vero Beach Yacht Club. $40/$45. Optional 11:30 a.m. buffet lunch, $20. 772-234-4600 or TCjazz.org

February 19
MHA Rocks fundraiser, a Cheeseburger in Paradise themed event, 7 p.m. (6 p.m. VIP) at Oak Harbor Club, with the Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band Jimmy Stowe and the Stowaways, dancing, dinner buffet, auctions, games and prizes.  $90 or $225 VIP.  772-569-9788

February 20
Performance by concert pianist Caio Pagano, 3 p.m. at Christ By the Sea United Methodist Church.  $25 adults; $10 youth. 772-231-1661

February 20
First Ladies and their Presidents, 3 p.m. at the Emerson Center, about Abigail and John Adams, and Lou and Herbert Hoover, hosted by AAUW Vero, to benefit local scholarships and programs. $40; $20 students.  772-778-5249

February 21
Riverside Theatre Distinguished Lecture Series presents retired Brigadier General Robert Spalding, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., simultaneously on the Stark Stage and Waxlax Stage. 772-231-6990

February 23
Fashion Meets Art, 4 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art features American fashion designer Christian Siriano, followed by cocktails at 5 p.m.  $150 (maximum 2 tickets). 772-231-0707

February 23
Atlantic Classical Orchestra, conducted by David Amado, presents Classical Grace, 7:30 p.m. at Community Church of Vero Beach, featuring works by Haydn and Mozart.  772-460-0851

February 24
IRC Victim Rights Coalition Recognition Fundraiser Luncheon, 11 a.m. at Oak Harbor Club, honoring those who assist and provide services to local crime victims. $40. 

February 24
Live From Vero Beach presents Johnathan Edwards – Livingston Taylor, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center.  $35 to $80.  Musicworksconcerts.com

February 25 to 27
Ballet Vero Beach presents Symphonic Dances, 7:30 p.m. Fri., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat. at Vero Beach High School PAC, with online virtual versions Jan. 21 to Feb. 6. Accessible/Family Friendly performance, 2 p.m. Sun. 772-905-2651 or balletverobeach.org.

February 26
Patriots for Puppies, 6 p.m. at the Heritage Center to benefit Dogs for Life, Training Service Dogs for Veterans, a 1940s USO-themed event (1940’s & military dress encouraged) with food, dancing and live music. $125.  Dogsfolifevb.org

February 26
Fundraising event to benefit Ocean Research & Conservation Assoc., 6 p.m. at Triton Submarines in Sebastian, with locally sourced cuisine, viewing new submersibles and footage of the first recorded video of a giant squid in US waters.  $250.  Teamorca.org

February 26
Tony Sands Rat Pack Tribute, 7 p.m. at the Emerson Center, with the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. $40 to $75.  772-778-5249

February 28
International Lecture Series presents Karole P.B. Vail, director of Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, on the Life and Legacy of Peggy Guggenheim, 4:30 p.m. at Vero Beach Museum of Art.  Individual simulcast tickets $80 & $95. 231-0707

February 28
SEAL Team Vero Beach hosts Navy SEAL Ben Milligan, author of Water Beneath the Walls: The Rise of the Navy SEALs, 5 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club, with demos, dinner and lecture. 772-595-5845 x 216

February 28
Secret Garden of Hope fundraiser to benefit Hope for Families Center, 6 p.m. at Rock City Gardens, with appetizers from top Vero Chefs and dinner by Michaels on 7th. 772-567-5537

February 28
Vero Beach High School Chorus Concert, Singers All, 7 p.m. at VBHS PAC. 772-564-5537