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November


Piano Men
Nov 30 - Mar 31
Various Dates & Times
A tribute to the virtuosity and elegance of the "piano man," Piano Men features the works of the 20th Century's best pianists such as Billy Joel, Elton John, and Barry Manilow with songs such as "Piano Man," "Your Song," and "I Write the Songs." "Music is... an explosive expression of humanity" - Billy Joel
Location: Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Avenue
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org or 941.366.9000

 

December


Clever Little Lies
Dec 14 - Mar 4
Various Dates & Times
Secrets are exposed and clever little lies are crafted when a confidence shared between father and son escalates into an unexpected family disclosure that could change everything. Shattering and hilarious, Clever Little Lies is a story of long-term love and marriage...for better...and for worse. "Touching" - The New York Times
Location: Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Avenue
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org or 941.366.9000

 

January


brownsville song (b-side for tray)
Jan 25 - Mar 26
Various Dates & Times
Tray Thompson is not just a name, not just a statistic. Set against the gritty backdrop of rundown Brooklyn, brownsville song is a poignant, and uplifting story of one family's courage and endurance after a senseless act of gang violence alters a high school senior's dreams forever. REGIONAL PREMIERE! "Poignant...vivid" - The New York Times
Location: Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Avenue
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org or 941.366.9000

 

February


Older Than Dirt
Feb 8 - Jun 4
Various Dates & Times
Getting old is not for sissies, but it sure is good for a laugh. This musical comedy revue provides a witty and heartfelt 360 degree view of aging. Featuring songs by Shel Silverstein, Adam Sandler, and Neil Young, Older Than Dirt takes the audience on a journey through the pitfalls and perks of aging. Featuring songs such as "When I'm 64," "Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age," and "Forever Young." "The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age" -
Location: Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Avenue
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org or 941.366.9000
Gidion's Knot
Feb 15 -Feb 26
Various Dates & Times
A parent/teacher conference begins as a mystery, with a distraught mother seeking answers from an emotionally overwhelmed teacher as to why her son, Gidion, has been suspended from his 5th grade class.Gidion may have been bullied severely-or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability. "Riveting, explosive" - Chicago Critic
Location: Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Avenue
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org or 941.366.9000
Big Fish
Wed. Feb. 22
7:30 PM
Steeped in the traditional wholesomeness of Rodgers and Hammerstein, this fairytale musical is adventuress, romantic, and hip. This story revolves around Edward Bloom and his estranges adult son, will, who is looking to connect the truths behind his father's tall tales.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Big Fish
Thu. Feb. 23
7:30 PM
Steeped in the traditional wholesomeness of Rodgers and Hammerstein, this fairytale musical is adventuress, romantic, and hip. This story revolves around Edward Bloom and his estranges adult son, will, who is looking to connect the truths behind his father's tall tales.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Lang Lang
Thu. Feb. 23
8:00 PM
Touted as “the hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, classical piano phenom Lang Lang returns to the Van Wezel stage! Inspiring millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, the brilliant musician has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world. With a resume that reads like a best seller, full of achievements, honors and a whole host of awards, Lang Lang’s performance truly is a must see!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Sarasota Orchestra - Estonian Voices
Thu. Feb. 23
8:00 PM
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is world renowned with two Grammy Awards to its credit. Mozart’s Requiem is long venerated as one of the most poignant works for orchestra and choir ever composed. Arvo Pärt has become synonymous with renaissance-inspired choral tranquility and is the most performed living composer today. This concert will be performed without an intermission. Tickets from $33
Location: Neel PAC
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/estonian-voices ime
Coffee with a Cop
Thu. Feb. 23
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Sarasota Police Department Officers and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. Our Coffee with a Cop event will be held at Starbucks, 1401 First Street, Sarasota. All members of our community and media are invited to attend. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Sarasota Police Department's work in the City of Sarasota's neighborhoods.
Location: Starbucks, 1401 First Street
Information: www.facebook.com/events/134264893754776/ or 941.954.7025
Coffee with a Cop
Thu. Feb. 23
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Sarasota Police Department Officers and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. Our Coffee with a Cop event will be held at Starbucks, 1401 First Street, Sarasota. All members of our community and media are invited to attend. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Sarasota Police Department's work in the City of Sarasota's neighborhoods.
Location: Starbucks, 1401 First Street
Information: www.facebook.com/events/134264893754776/ or 941.954.7025
Big Fish
Fri. Feb. 24
7:30 PM
Steeped in the traditional wholesomeness of Rodgers and Hammerstein, this fairytale musical is adventuress, romantic, and hip. This story revolves around Edward Bloom and his estranges adult son, will, who is looking to connect the truths behind his father's tall tales.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Sarasota Orchestra - Estonian Voices
Fri. Feb. 24
8:00 PM
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is world renowned with two Grammy Awards to its credit. Mozart’s Requiem is long venerated as one of the most poignant works for orchestra and choir ever composed. Arvo Pärt has become synonymous with renaissance-inspired choral tranquility and is the most performed living composer today. This concert will be performed without an intermission. Tickets from $33
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/estonian-voices ime
Big Fish
Sat. Feb. 25
2:00 PM
Steeped in the traditional wholesomeness of Rodgers and Hammerstein, this fairytale musical is adventuress, romantic, and hip. This story revolves around Edward Bloom and his estranges adult son, will, who is looking to connect the truths behind his father's tall tales.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Big Fish
Sat. Feb. 25
7:30 PM
Steeped in the traditional wholesomeness of Rodgers and Hammerstein, this fairytale musical is adventuress, romantic, and hip. This story revolves around Edward Bloom and his estranges adult son, will, who is looking to connect the truths behind his father's tall tales.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Sarasota Orchestra - Estonian Voices
Sat. Feb. 25
8:00 PM
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is world renowned with two Grammy Awards to its credit. Mozart’s Requiem is long venerated as one of the most poignant works for orchestra and choir ever composed. Arvo Pärt has become synonymous with renaissance-inspired choral tranquility and is the most performed living composer today. This concert will be performed without an intermission. Tickets from $33
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/estonian-voices ime
Heritage Festival
Sat. Feb. 25
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Corwley Museum and Nature Center's One of a kind event celebrating our local heritage: Homesteading Skills, Pioneer Handcrafting, Classes/Demos, Blacksmithing,Re-Enactors, Live Music, Antique Car Show, Archery Poker Shoot, Farm Animals, Childrens Activities, Pony Rides/Games, Crackte Food G Country Fun. Only $10 per Carload
Location: Crowley Museum & Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Road
Information: www.crowleyfl.org or 941.322.1000
Big Fish
Sun. Feb. 26
2:00 PM
Steeped in the traditional wholesomeness of Rodgers and Hammerstein, this fairytale musical is adventuress, romantic, and hip. This story revolves around Edward Bloom and his estranges adult son, will, who is looking to connect the truths behind his father's tall tales.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Sarasota Orchestra - Estonian Voices
Sun. Feb. 26
2:30 PM
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is world renowned with two Grammy Awards to its credit. Mozart’s Requiem is long venerated as one of the most poignant works for orchestra and choir ever composed. Arvo Pärt has become synonymous with renaissance-inspired choral tranquility and is the most performed living composer today. This concert will be performed without an intermission. Tickets from $33
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/estonian-voices ime
The Suncoast Blues Festival
Sun. Feb. 26
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
With a stellar lineup of some of the hottest musical acts around, this is one event you do not want to miss! Prepare to be blown away by the pulsating and heartfelt melodies that the Blues brings. In beautiful outdoor Sarasota the magic and music will come alive with the best of today’s Blues Billboard artists. Sarasota’s own “Kettle of Fish” will be performing on Saturday night. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the gate to benefit Mothers Helping Mothers, a non-profit 501©3 located in Sarasota. Mothers Helping Mothers is an all volunteer group which provides basic necessities like diapers and food to families in need. Please give generously. Come on out and rock the weekend like you own it at the 2nd Annual Suncoast Blues Festival, and join in to help a great cause at the same time. Gates will open at 5pm on Friday; tickets are $15 ADV/$20 Gate. Show times: 6:00pm-10:00pm* Gates will open at 11am on Saturday; tickets are $20 ADV/$30 Gate. Show times: 12pm-8:45pm* Two Day Passes are $30 ADV/$40 Gate. Reserved seating (only available as a two day pass) is $60. RV sites available $40 per night and includes water, 30amp power and dump station on site. Tent camping (dry camping with no water and electric) is $25 per night. There are no shower facilities on site.
Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd.
Information: www.suncoastbluesfestival.com/
Jackie Evancho
Mon. Feb. 27
8:00 PM
Jackie Evancho was 10 years old when she first performed on America’s Got Talent and left audiences and judges astonished with her perfect, beautiful, soprano voice. Now 16, Jackie has recorded three albums, recently released her rendition of “Safe and Sound” from her favorite film, The Hunger Games, to rave reviews and performed for the Pope when he visited the US. Her rendition of “When you Wish upon a Star” is a YouTube highlight.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
The Suncoast Blues Festival
Mon. Feb. 27
12:00 PM - 8:45 PM
With a stellar lineup of some of the hottest musical acts around, this is one event you do not want to miss! Prepare to be blown away by the pulsating and heartfelt melodies that the Blues brings. In beautiful outdoor Sarasota the magic and music will come alive with the best of today’s Blues Billboard artists. Sarasota’s own “Kettle of Fish” will be performing on Saturday night. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the gate to benefit Mothers Helping Mothers, a non-profit 501©3 located in Sarasota. Mothers Helping Mothers is an all volunteer group which provides basic necessities like diapers and food to families in need. Please give generously. Come on out and rock the weekend like you own it at the 2nd Annual Suncoast Blues Festival, and join in to help a great cause at the same time. Gates will open at 5pm on Friday; tickets are $15 ADV/$20 Gate. Show times: 6:00pm-10:00pm* Gates will open at 11am on Saturday; tickets are $20 ADV/$30 Gate. Show times: 12pm-8:45pm* Two Day Passes are $30 ADV/$40 Gate. Reserved seating (only available as a two day pass) is $60. RV sites available $40 per night and includes water, 30amp power and dump station on site. Tent camping (dry camping with no water and electric) is $25 per night. There are no shower facilities on site.
Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd.
Information: www.suncoastbluesfestival.com/
Swan Lake - The Russian National Ballet Theatre
Tue. Feb. 28
8:00 PM
The company returns to the Van Wezel for Swan Lake, the legendary full-length ballet. With skilled dancers “putting the ‘motion’ in emotion” (The Spectrum) to one of Tchaikovsky’s most mesmerizing scores, you’re not going to want to miss out! The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in the late 1980s in Perestroika-era Moscow, when top choreographers and principal dancers from the upper ranks of prestigious ballet companies scattered from Russia to Poland, merged their creative talents.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368

 

March


Orchestre National de Lyon
Wed. Mar. 1
8:00 PM
With internationally-acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin at the helm, the Orchestre National de Lyon is coming to Sarasota for its Van Wezel premiere! Performing a rich and diverse repertoire that spans classical to contemporary pieces, the ONL is proud to promote the music of living composers while still paying tribute to the works of the Greats. Featuring soloist Gil Shaham on the violin, the Orchestre National de Lyon will captivate the audience with Shéhérazade ouverture de féerie (Ravel), Violin Concerto (Barber) and the Romantic period essential Symphonie Fantastique (Berlioz).
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Big Fish
Thu. Mar. 2
7:30 PM
Steeped in the traditional wholesomeness of Rodgers and Hammerstein, this fairytale musical is adventuress, romantic, and hip. This story revolves around Edward Bloom and his estranges adult son, will, who is looking to connect the truths behind his father's tall tales.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Smokey Robinson
Thu. Mar. 2
8:00 PM
With his eternally smooth and instantly recognizable falsetto alone – without the strings, bass, guitar or drums – legendary singer/songwriter/producer Smokey Robinson’s honey-coated voice absolutely is the audio equivalent of comfort food…comfort food for the soul…with soul. Join us as one of the most beloved and influential figures in the history popular music returns to the Van Wezel stage!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Better Together 2017,A luncheon and lecture featuring David McCullough
Thu. Mar. 2
11:30 AM
Gulf Coast Community Foundation presents Better Together 2017,A luncheon and lecture featuring David McCullough - Historian, author, and narrator. Lunch and program begin promptly at noon Book signing to follow at 1:30 p.m. $75 per person, prepayment required. Reserved tables for 10 available. Reservations and more information available at our website.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton
Information: www.gulfcoastcf.org/news/our-events or 941.466.4600
Big Fish
Fri. Mar. 3
7:30 PM
Steeped in the traditional wholesomeness of Rodgers and Hammerstein, this fairytale musical is adventuress, romantic, and hip. This story revolves around Edward Bloom and his estranges adult son, will, who is looking to connect the truths behind his father's tall tales.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Sarasota Orchestra - Leading Ladies of Broadway
Fri. Mar. 3
8:00 PM
Susan Egan is no stranger to the spotlight on Broadway. The Tony-nominated actress, singer, dancer, and comedian is best known for her starring roles in Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Cabaret. Egan joins Eden Espinosa, Liz Callaway and the Sarasota Orchestra to honor the leading ladies of Broadway with a mix of all-time favorites. Expect a Wicked evening of Tony Award-winning music that celebrates the best of the Broadway stage. Tickets from $35
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/pops/leading-ladies-of-broadway
Sarasota Orchestra - Leading Ladies of Broadway
Sat. Mar. 4
2:30 PM
Susan Egan is no stranger to the spotlight on Broadway. The Tony-nominated actress, singer, dancer, and comedian is best known for her starring roles in Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Cabaret. Egan joins Eden Espinosa, Liz Callaway and the Sarasota Orchestra to honor the leading ladies of Broadway with a mix of all-time favorites. Expect a Wicked evening of Tony Award-winning music that celebrates the best of the Broadway stage. Tickets from $35
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/pops/leading-ladies-of-broadway
Workshop - Songwriting with Denise, Paul and Alicia
Sat. Mar. 4
3:00 PM
$35 per person Beginners to seasoned welcome. Work with professionals to start, finish, and produce your original song. Attendees will perform their original song (s) March 10th.
Location: Music Compound, 1751 Cattlemen RD
Information: www.musiccompound.com/events or 941.379.9100
Blue + You Free Movie Night
Sat. Mar. 4
6:00 PM
Our next Blue + You Free Movie Night will be on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the west end lawn of the Sarasota Police Department, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota. The west end lawn will open at 6 p.m. In partnership with Culver's, Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 - Sarasota, Sarasota Municipal Employees Credit Union & Ringling College of Art and Design, we'll be showing 'The Secret Life of Pets.' The community is invited to this free event and are welcome to bring blankets and chairs and invite neighbors, family members and friends to watch 'The Secret Life of Pets' at the Sarasota Police Department Headquarters. Free snacks and water will be provided. "Blue + You" is an initiative that honors our community and connects them with the Sarasota Police Department. The "Blue + You" Movie Series began in April 2014.
Location: Sarasota Police Department, 2099 Adams Lane
Information: www.facebook.com/events/375829476116890/ or 941.954.7025
Big Fish
Sat. Mar. 4
7:30 PM
Steeped in the traditional wholesomeness of Rodgers and Hammerstein, this fairytale musical is adventuress, romantic, and hip. This story revolves around Edward Bloom and his estranges adult son, will, who is looking to connect the truths behind his father's tall tales.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Sarasota Orchestra - Leading Ladies of Broadway
Sat. Mar. 4
8:00 PM
Susan Egan is no stranger to the spotlight on Broadway. The Tony-nominated actress, singer, dancer, and comedian is best known for her starring roles in Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Cabaret. Egan joins Eden Espinosa, Liz Callaway and the Sarasota Orchestra to honor the leading ladies of Broadway with a mix of all-time favorites. Expect a Wicked evening of Tony Award-winning music that celebrates the best of the Broadway stage. Tickets from $35
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/pops/leading-ladies-of-broadway
Insane Inflatable 5K
Sat. Mar. 4
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Insane Inflatable 5K, a dynamic and extreme obstacle race, made up solely of inflatable obstacles -- will challenge you, surprise you, and leave you bouncing back for more! We didn't just throw together a couple slides and bounce houses - we took imagination, creativity, and a collection of notes on bar napkins, and went to the leading manufacturer of custom inflatables. We told them, "Throw out the rulebook, we want to go extreme and INSANE!"
Location: Premier Sports Complex
Information: insaneinflatable5k.com/event/sarasota-fl/ or 203.900.5075
Big Fish
Sun. Mar. 5
2:00 PM
Steeped in the traditional wholesomeness of Rodgers and Hammerstein, this fairytale musical is adventuress, romantic, and hip. This story revolves around Edward Bloom and his estranges adult son, will, who is looking to connect the truths behind his father's tall tales.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs
Sun. Mar. 5
7:00 PM
A hugely acclaimed cabaret show, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs premiered in 2015 at New York’s Café Carlyle and has since toured throughout the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. A co-host of the Tony Awards in 2015, Alan also appeared as Eli Gold on The Good Wife. A man of many talents, he was named Icon of Scotland (his native country), has designed wallpaper and a fragrance and he played Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret on Broadway. Time Magazine called him one of the three most fun people in show business! Don’t miss this extraordinary evening!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Royal Tea at the Powel Crosley Estate
Tue. Mar. 7
2:00 PM
Simply Gourmet is taking afternoon tea to a whole new level. Tea will be served in the exclusive upstairs living area of the mansion overlooking the bay. Tickets are $35. The afternoon includes an array of sweet and savory offerings and unlimited tea served in an eclectic collection of old-fashioned tea sets. Guests are welcome to enjoy the view or stroll around the grounds. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Crosley Foundation. Reservations required.
Location: Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail
Information: 941.225.9122
Taj Express
Tue. Mar. 7
8:00 PM
Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Royal Tea at the Powel Crosley Estate
Wed. Mar. 8
2:00 PM
Simply Gourmet is taking afternoon tea to a whole new level. Tea will be served in the exclusive upstairs living area of the mansion overlooking the bay. Tickets are $35. The afternoon includes an array of sweet and savory offerings and unlimited tea served in an eclectic collection of old-fashioned tea sets. Guests are welcome to enjoy the view or stroll around the grounds. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Crosley Foundation. Reservations required.
Location: Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail
Information: 941.225.9122
Music Compound - Members Monthly Performance
Fri. Mar. 10
6:00 PM
Theme: Singer / Songwriters Students of all ages will perform their original songs. Free and open to public.
Location: Music Compound, 1751 Cattlemen RD
Information: www.musiccompound.com or 941.379.9100
The Sarasota Ballet - A Tribute To Ashton
Fri. Mar. 10
7:30 PM
The Sarasota Ballet presents A Tribute to Ashton for 3 performances on 10-11 March 2017 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Celebrating famed choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, the program begins with the first performance of Ashton’s singular Scènes de ballet by an American company. Using geometrical patterns, Ashton created Scènes de ballet to be enjoyed from any angle and is known as the ballet that established a pattern for his subsequent works. David Vaughan, ballet historian, calls Scènes de ballet “one of Ashton’s greatest masterpieces.” The program concludes with a 20th Century classic, The Two Pigeons.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
The Sarasota Ballet - A Tribute To Ashton
Sat. Mar. 11
2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
The Sarasota Ballet presents A Tribute to Ashton for 3 performances on 10-11 March 2017 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Celebrating famed choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, the program begins with the first performance of Ashton’s singular Scènes de ballet by an American company. Using geometrical patterns, Ashton created Scènes de ballet to be enjoyed from any angle and is known as the ballet that established a pattern for his subsequent works. David Vaughan, ballet historian, calls Scènes de ballet “one of Ashton’s greatest masterpieces.” The program concludes with a 20th Century classic, The Two Pigeons.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Sarasota Orchestra - String Quartet: The Finale
Sun. Mar. 12
4:00 PM
Venture to the end of the nineteenth century and beyond with this exciting program showcasing the Sarasota String Quartet. Dvo?ák’s String Quartet No. 14 is his last ever, reflecting the maturity and richness of a life well lived. For the premiere of his String Quartet No. 3, Shostakovich is said to have renamed its five movements to war titles to escape the wrath of Soviet censors. What an intriguing way to finish our chamber season! Tickets from $35
Location: Holley Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/chamber/string-quartet
Kristin Chenoweth
Sun. Mar. 12
7:00 PM
Emmy- (Pushing Daisies) and Tony (Wicked and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown) Award-winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth, returns to the Van Wezel by popular demand! Star of stage, screen and television, Kristin also performs an energetic, standing-ovation concert featuring her most memorable songs as well as conversation with the audience. Last year’s show sold out – don’t miss this one!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Jump, Jive & Wail feat. The Jive Aces
Mon. Mar. 13
8:00 PM
Britain’s Got Talent stars and the UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band, The Jive Aces, are coming to Sarasota! Renowned for their high energy Jump Jive and swing music and spectacular stage show, the band’s repertoire features songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, and Benny Goodman - along with a group of superb originals taken from their albums. An incredibly in demand sextet, they have worked with John Travolta, Van Morrison, The Proclaimers, and recently played for Her Majesty The Queen. The Jive Aces have bought the house down with their high energy stage show at thousands of festivals, theatres, dancehalls and top events in over 30 countries.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Spring Break Camp
Mon. Mar. 13
9:00 AM
Spring Break Camp is offered during the spring break (Mar 13 - 17)for amazing musical enrichment and fun collaboration. Half day and full day options are available; half day is $150 per child, and full day is $250 per child. Full day campers must bring lunch to enjoy between noon and 1 pm, with before and after care at no extra charge. Drop off as early as 8:00AM, pick up as late as 5:30pm(half day) 6:00pm (full day). Sibling discounts also available! Call to RSVP today at 941-379-9100!
Location: Music Compound, 1751 Cattlemen RD
Information: www.musiccompound.com/events or 941.379.9100
Annie
Tue. Mar. 14
8:00 PM
Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Annie
Wed. Mar. 15
8:00 PM
Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Once
Fri. Mar. 17
2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights. ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Sarasota Orchestra - Masterworks 6
Fri. Mar. 17
8:00 PM
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear "the Paganini of the trumpet,” Sergei Nakariakov, perform on the flugelhorn. You’ll be awed at the reinvented sound of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme as arranged and performed by Nakariakov. The exuberance of Bernstein’s Candide Overture makes a unique pairing to the majesty of Mahler’s massive Symphony No.1, called the "Titan." Tickets from $33
Location: NeelPAC
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/titan
Sarasota Orchestra - Masterworks 6
Sat. Mar. 18
8:00 PM
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear "the Paganini of the trumpet,” Sergei Nakariakov, perform on the flugelhorn. You’ll be awed at the reinvented sound of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme as arranged and performed by Nakariakov. The exuberance of Bernstein’s Candide Overture makes a unique pairing to the majesty of Mahler’s massive Symphony No.1, called the "Titan." Tickets from $33
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/titan
Sarasota Orchestra - Masterworks 6
Sun. Mar. 19
2:30 PM
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear "the Paganini of the trumpet,” Sergei Nakariakov, perform on the flugelhorn. You’ll be awed at the reinvented sound of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme as arranged and performed by Nakariakov. The exuberance of Bernstein’s Candide Overture makes a unique pairing to the majesty of Mahler’s massive Symphony No.1, called the "Titan." Tickets from $33
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/titan
Sarasota Orchestra - Masterworks 6
Sun. Mar. 19
2:30 PM
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear "the Paganini of the trumpet,” Sergei Nakariakov, perform on the flugelhorn. You’ll be awed at the reinvented sound of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme as arranged and performed by Nakariakov. The exuberance of Bernstein’s Candide Overture makes a unique pairing to the majesty of Mahler’s massive Symphony No.1, called the "Titan." Tickets from $33
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/titan
Royal Tea at the Powel Crosley Estate
Tue. Mar. 21
2:00 PM
Simply Gourmet is taking afternoon tea to a whole new level. Tea will be served in the exclusive upstairs living area of the mansion overlooking the bay. Tickets are $35. The afternoon includes an array of sweet and savory offerings and unlimited tea served in an eclectic collection of old-fashioned tea sets. Guests are welcome to enjoy the view or stroll around the grounds. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Crosley Foundation. Reservations required.
Location: Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail
Information: 941.225.9122
Grounded
Mar 22 - Apr 2
Various Dates & Times
An ace fighter pilot is reassigned to desk duty following an unexpected pregnancy. After the birth of her child, she is relegated to operating drones from her base in Las Vegas. As she destroys enemies from the safety of a control room, Grounded takes us on a journey of self-discovery, identity, and morality. "A searing piece of writing" - The Guardian
Location: Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Avenue
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org or 941.366.9000
Royal Tea at the Powel Crosley Estate
Wed. Mar. 22
2:00 PM
Simply Gourmet is taking afternoon tea to a whole new level. Tea will be served in the exclusive upstairs living area of the mansion overlooking the bay. Tickets are $35. The afternoon includes an array of sweet and savory offerings and unlimited tea served in an eclectic collection of old-fashioned tea sets. Guests are welcome to enjoy the view or stroll around the grounds. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Crosley Foundation. Reservations required.
Location: Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail
Information: 941.225.9122
Sarasota Orchestra - Sounds of America
Wed. Mar. 22
5:30 PM
The United States is a rich landscape of inspiration for the nation’s great composers. Join the Orchestra for an evening showcasing some of these greats—John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin, to name a few—whose music defines a nation. Tickets from $38
Location: Holley Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/sounds-of-america
Footloose
Wed. Mar. 22
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Footloose
Thu. Mar. 23
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Sarasota Orchestra - Sounds of America
Thu. Mar. 23
7:30 PM
The United States is a rich landscape of inspiration for the nation’s great composers. Join the Orchestra for an evening showcasing some of these greats—John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin, to name a few—whose music defines a nation. Tickets from $38
Location: Holley Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/sounds-of-america
Shadowland by Pilobolus
Thu. Mar. 23
8:00 PM
Created by famed dance company Pilobolus, Shadowland By Pilobolus tells the story of a teenage girl, longing for independence, who sleeps, only to wake to something incredible lurking behind her bedroom wall – her shadow. And, she’s off on a journey into Shadowland. Legendary modern dance is combined with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia, merging front-of-screen choreography with projected images to create a narrative with the fluid logic of a dream, powered by the grace of an acrobatic dance, which evinces surprise and joyous delight in a way that is uniquely Pilobolus.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Sarasota Orchestra - Sounds of America
Fri. Mar. 24
5:30 PM
The United States is a rich landscape of inspiration for the nation’s great composers. Join the Orchestra for an evening showcasing some of these greats—John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin, to name a few—whose music defines a nation. Tickets from $38
Location: Holley Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/sounds-of-america
Footloose
Sat. Mar. 25
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Chicago
Sat. Mar. 25
8:00 PM
There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Fashion Funds the Cure benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Sat. Mar. 25
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fashion Funds the Cure is a celebration of incomparable strength and courage as girls and boys battling cancer make their debut on the runway.
Location: The Mall at University Town Center
Information: nationalpcf.org/fftc or 813.269.0955
Sarasota Honey Bee Festival
Sat. Mar. 25
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Local hydroponic farm partners with Sarasota Honey Co. For fun filled day filled with education on plight of honey bees, "space technology" for farming, artisans, vendors, puppet show, u pick strawberries, kid zone, live music and more!
Location: Sweetgrass Farms, 8350 Carolina St
Information: 941.400.4998
Music Compound Talent Show
Sat. Mar. 25
12:00 PM
Music Compound's very own talent competition. 15 individuals will be selected to compete at May 11th's live event/competition. First Place Prize, $3,000 value: 3 hours at Jump Dog Audio Productions . Work with songwriter Alicia Major . Headliner show at Music Compound , 3 month premium membership at Music Compound. Check-in: Noon, Auditions Begin 1:00PM Pre-Registration Required. $15 NON-REFUNDABLE. All Ages Welcome.
Location: Music Compound, 1751 Cattlemen RD
Information: www.musiccompound.com or 941.379.9100
Footloose
Sun. Mar. 26
2:00 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Chicago
Sun. Mar. 26
2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
2017 Riverview High School Chorus
Sun. Mar. 26
5:00 PM
Students from this choral program, under the direction of David Verdoni, have traveled to Europe 6 times in previous years and regularly earn superior ratings at both the district and state levels.
Location: Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, 6135 Beechwood Ave.
Information: pineshorespres.org/music-2/concert-series/ or 941.922.1596
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Mon. Mar. 27
8:00 PM
Celebrating their Golden (50th) Anniversary together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-­-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", and multiple awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking album, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame and their recording of "Mr. Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Royal Tea at the Powel Crosley Estate
Tue. Mar. 28
2:00 PM
Simply Gourmet is taking afternoon tea to a whole new level. Tea will be served in the exclusive upstairs living area of the mansion overlooking the bay. Tickets are $35. The afternoon includes an array of sweet and savory offerings and unlimited tea served in an eclectic collection of old-fashioned tea sets. Guests are welcome to enjoy the view or stroll around the grounds. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Crosley Foundation. Reservations required.
Location: Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail
Information: 941.225.9122
Footloose
Tue. Mar. 28
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Momix - Opus Cactus
Tue. Mar. 28
8:00 PM
Internationally celebrated for presenting work of superior inventiveness and physical beauty for over 35 years, MOMIX combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, props and pure talent. Under the direction of Moses Pendleton, the breath-taking dance company returns to the Van Wezel with Opus Cactus. Back and better than ever after a ten-year break, Opus Cactus brings the American Southwest to life with dynamic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers. “…Pendleton’s ingenuity, theatricality and cunning imagination are seen at full stretch in strange vignettes of the Sonoran desert.” -Clive Barnes New York Post
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Royal Tea at the Powel Crosley Estate
Wed. Mar. 29
2:00 PM
Simply Gourmet is taking afternoon tea to a whole new level. Tea will be served in the exclusive upstairs living area of the mansion overlooking the bay. Tickets are $35. The afternoon includes an array of sweet and savory offerings and unlimited tea served in an eclectic collection of old-fashioned tea sets. Guests are welcome to enjoy the view or stroll around the grounds. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Crosley Foundation. Reservations required.
Location: Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail
Information: 941.225.9122
Sarasota Orchestra - Magnificent Seven
Fri. Mar. 31
8:00 PM
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 is best known for its touching second movement that slowly builds into an intoxicating climax. It is also a work of surprising levity and dance-like rhythms. Audacious and bold, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1 is loved for its originality, a perfect vehicle for the talents of Bertrand Chamayou. Tickets from $33
Location: NeelPAC
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/magnificent-seven

 

April


Footloose
Sat. Apr. 1
2:00 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Footloose
Sat. Apr. 1
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Sarasota Orchestra - Magnificent Seven
Sat. Apr. 1
8:00 PM
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 is best known for its touching second movement that slowly builds into an intoxicating climax. It is also a work of surprising levity and dance-like rhythms. Audacious and bold, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1 is loved for its originality, a perfect vehicle for the talents of Bertrand Chamayou. Tickets from $33
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/magnificent-seven
Footloose
Sun. Apr. 2
2:00 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Sarasota Orchestra - Magnificent Seven
Sun. Apr. 2
2:30 PM
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 is best known for its touching second movement that slowly builds into an intoxicating climax. It is also a work of surprising levity and dance-like rhythms. Audacious and bold, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1 is loved for its originality, a perfect vehicle for the talents of Bertrand Chamayou. Tickets from $33
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/Masterworks/magnificent-seven
Menopause the Musical
Tue. Apr. 4
8:00 PM
Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 14 years! It's the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Rich Girl
Apr 5 - May 26
Various Dates and Times
Rich Girl is a clever and contemporary comedy about women and their relationship to men, mothers, and money - in that order. Can they ever really coexist? REGIONAL PREMIERE! "Clever detail" - Talkin Broadway
Location: Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Avenue
Information: www.floridastudiotheatre.org or 941.366.9000
Sarasota Orchestra - The People's Choice
Wed. Apr. 5
5:30 PM
Orchestra subscribers vote for works to be performed in this series finale. The pieces will include pieces performed within the last five years that have the support of audiences for an encore performance. Works will be picked from the classics; ballet and opera; Broadway; and the movies. Tickets from $38
Location: Holley Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/the-peoples-choice
Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Experience
Wed. Apr. 5
8:00 PM
Rhapsody & Rhythm is musical celebration of one of the greatest songwriting teams in history is a one of a kind entertaining concert experience that is not to be missed. This multimedia musical celebration, with host and pianist Richard Glazier, offers a unique experience that celebrates the collaborative genius of George and Ira Gershwin. Hear favorites such as “‘S Wonderful,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “ I Got Rhythm,” “Summertime” and “Strike Up the Band.” In addition to the legendary music, this unforgettable concert includes rare Gershwin home videos and photos, special family stories and much more!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Footloose
Thu. Apr. 6
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Sarasota Orchestra - The People's Choice
Thu. Apr. 6
7:30 PM
Orchestra subscribers vote for works to be performed in this series finale. The pieces will include pieces performed within the last five years that have the support of audiences for an encore performance. Works will be picked from the classics; ballet and opera; Broadway; and the movies. Tickets from $38
Location: Holley Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/the-peoples-choice
Sarasota Orchestra - The People's Choice
Fri. Apr. 7
5:30 PM
Orchestra subscribers vote for works to be performed in this series finale. The pieces will include pieces performed within the last five years that have the support of audiences for an encore performance. Works will be picked from the classics; ballet and opera; Broadway; and the movies. Tickets from $38
Location: Holley Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/the-peoples-choice
Footloose
Fri. Apr. 7
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Neil Sedaka
Fri. Apr. 7
8:00 PM
Singer. Songwriter. Composer. Pianist. Author. These are just a few of the titles that can be used to describe Neil Sedaka. His impressive career ranges from being one of the first teen pop sensations of the 50’s, a relevant songwriter for himself and other artists in the 60’s, a superstar in the 70’s and remaining a constant force in writing and performing presently. Neil's latest collection of songs is I Do It For Applause, a CD of twelve new Sedaka songs and the culmination of sixty-three years of writing.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Footloose
Sat. Apr. 8
7:30 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
RAIN
Sat. Apr. 8
8:00 PM
This stunning concert event takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to the Beatles. Don’t miss the Broadway smash that’s taking the world by storm. RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. Featuring new songs & high definition imagery, this expanded RAIN adds even more hits that you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together” and “Hey Jude.”
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Sarasota Orchestra - The People's Choice
Sat. Apr. 8
8:00 PM
Orchestra subscribers vote for works to be performed in this series finale. The pieces will include pieces performed within the last five years that have the support of audiences for an encore performance. Works will be picked from the classics; ballet and opera; Broadway; and the movies. Tickets from $38
Location: Holley Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/great-escapes/the-peoples-choice
Footloose
Sun. Apr. 9
2:00 PM
A fast paced and exciting musical based on the 1984 film Footloose. An ordinary city teen is transplanted into a conservative small town where dancing is forbidden and rock n' roll is demonized. This multiple Tony Award winning show features hits like "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "I'm Holding Out For A Hero," and "Footloose."
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Chris Botti
Wed. Apr. 12
8:00 PM
Returning by popular demand with an intimate live concert, trumpeter Chris Botti will again thrill you with his love for rich, evocative melodies and a treasure chest of jazz standards, famous classical masterpieces and soon-to-be instant favorites. Whether he’s performing with illustrious symphonies or at renowned venues around the globe, his unparalleled crystalline and poetic sound transcends musical boundaries and has cemented his place as one of the most brilliant and inspiring forces of the contemporary music scene.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
The Four Tops and The Temptations
Thu. Apr. 13
8:00 PM
The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do the things You Do” turned the guys into stars. The Four Tops have been marveling audiences with their infectious blend of pure vocal power and sweet harmonies since 1954. High school friends from Detroit's North End, Levi Stubbs, Renaldo "Obie" Benson, Abdul "Duke" Fakir and Lawrence Payton started playing parties as the Four Aims, as they were aiming for the top. After catching the ear and eye of singer Billy Eckstine, they changed their name to The Four Tops, so as not to be confused with the Ames Brothers.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Under The Streetlamp
Tue. Apr. 18
8:00 PM
Under the Streetlamp, America’s favorite vocal group with 2 PBS top specials and legions of faithful fans, performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, the quartet — recent leading cast members of the Tony Award®-winning musical Jersey Boys — deliver an evening of unforgettable entertainment. You’ll hear Doo-Wop, Motown, Rock ‘n’ Roll and your favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and more. Plus a “show-stopping” salute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
David Sedaris
Wed. Apr. 19
8:00 PM
Known for cutting wit and sharp social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. Master of satire, David has written multiple books as well as collections of personal essays. His most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, became an immediate bestseller, with the audio version earning a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album. His pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.”
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Alton Brown Live! Eat Your Science
Thu. Apr. 20
8:00 PM
Alton Brown has a knack for mixing together a perfect base of science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. In “Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science” fans can expect all-new everything including songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, and bigger and better potentially dangerous food demonstrations. Alton promises “plenty of new therapy-inducing opportunities during our audience participation segments. I don’t want to give too much away, but this time we’re going to play a little game while we’re at it. Plus, you’ll see things I’ve never been allowed to do on TV.” He’s also contemplating more sophisticated protective gear for folks in the first few rows…just in case things get messy…again.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Sarasota Orchestra - The Music of Sinatra
Fri. Apr. 21
8:00 PM
Jazz vocalist Michael Andrew’s silky, smooth croon recalls a bygone era. The days of the Rat Pack may be behind us, but Andrew’s tribute to Frank Sinatra with the Sarasota Orchestra proves one thing: The Best is Yet to Come. This concert is a multi-media experience that combines classic favorites from the Sinatra songbook with video clips and narration that tells the life story of legendary Ol' Blue Eyes. Tickets from $35
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/pops/the-music-of-sinatra
Sarasota Orchestra - The Music of Sinatra
Sat. Apr. 22
2:30 PM
Jazz vocalist Michael Andrew’s silky, smooth croon recalls a bygone era. The days of the Rat Pack may be behind us, but Andrew’s tribute to Frank Sinatra with the Sarasota Orchestra proves one thing: The Best is Yet to Come. This concert is a multi-media experience that combines classic favorites from the Sinatra songbook with video clips and narration that tells the life story of legendary Ol' Blue Eyes. Tickets from $35
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/pops/the-music-of-sinatra
Sarasota Orchestra - The Music of Sinatra
Sat. Apr. 22
8:00 PM
Jazz vocalist Michael Andrew’s silky, smooth croon recalls a bygone era. The days of the Rat Pack may be behind us, but Andrew’s tribute to Frank Sinatra with the Sarasota Orchestra proves one thing: The Best is Yet to Come. This concert is a multi-media experience that combines classic favorites from the Sinatra songbook with video clips and narration that tells the life story of legendary Ol' Blue Eyes. Tickets from $35
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/pops/the-music-of-sinatra
One Night of Queen
Sun. Apr. 23
7:00 PM
In 2000, Gary Mullen won the British network ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘The Works’, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since then, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Kinky Boots
Tue. Apr. 25
8:00 PM
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Boeing Boeing
Wed. Apr. 26
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Kinky Boots
Wed. Apr. 26
8:00 PM
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Boeing Boeing
Thu. Apr. 27
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Kinky Boots
Thu. Apr. 27
8:00 PM
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Kinky Boots
Fri. Apr. 28
8:00 PM
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Kinky Boots
Sat. Apr. 29
2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Boeing Boeing
Sat. Apr. 29
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Kinky Boots
Sun. Apr. 30
2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Information: www.vanwezel.org or 941.953.3368
Boeing Boeing
Sun. Apr. 30
2:00 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494

 

May


Boeing Boeing
Tue. May. 2
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Boeing Boeing
Wed. May. 3
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Boeing Boeing
Thu. May. 4
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Boeing Boeing
Fri. May. 5
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Boeing Boeing
Sat. May. 6
2:00 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Boeing Boeing
Sat. May. 6
7:30 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Boeing Boeing
Sun. May. 7
2:00 PM
It's the 1960s and our swingin' bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier juggling three stewardesses in his Paris Flat. His perfect world comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and Boeing creates a new speedier jet. In true classic farce style all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy in this door-slamming and groovy play based on the 1965 American film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
Location: The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Information: www.theplayers.org or 941.365.2494
Evolving/Revolving
Thu. May. 11
7:30 PM
Remembering dancers and choreographers who have graced our stage as well as ones that are nationally celebrated, this concert is a mixture of re-staged favorites by Alyson Dolan (recent winner of the Austin Critics Best-Dancer Award), and includes new works by Sarasota’s local Hip-Hop sensation Kris Tetris Powell and former Sarasota Ballet stalwart Sayward Grindley.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Evolving/Revolving
Fri. May. 12
7:30 PM
Remembering dancers and choreographers who have graced our stage as well as ones that are nationally celebrated, this concert is a mixture of re-staged favorites by Alyson Dolan (recent winner of the Austin Critics Best-Dancer Award), and includes new works by Sarasota’s local Hip-Hop sensation Kris Tetris Powell and former Sarasota Ballet stalwart Sayward Grindley.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Sarasota Orchestra - Outdoor Pops: Hits and Homeruns
Fri. May. 12
8:00 PM
Join the Sarasota Orchestra for a fan-friendly outdoor Pops concert at the Baltimore Orioles’ Ed Smith Stadium. Get yourself a hot dog, some popcorn, and sit back to enjoy the Orchestra in the outfield. Winning Pops pieces, vocals by fan favorites and a spectacular fireworks display all contribute to an evening of hits and home runs. Tickets from $15 will be sold by the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium
Location: Ed Smith Stadium
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/pops/outdoor-pops
Evolving/Revolving
Sat. May. 13
7:30 PM
Remembering dancers and choreographers who have graced our stage as well as ones that are nationally celebrated, this concert is a mixture of re-staged favorites by Alyson Dolan (recent winner of the Austin Critics Best-Dancer Award), and includes new works by Sarasota’s local Hip-Hop sensation Kris Tetris Powell and former Sarasota Ballet stalwart Sayward Grindley.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099
Sarasota Orchestra - Outdoor Pops: Hits and Homeruns
Sat. May. 13
8:00 PM
Join the Sarasota Orchestra for a fan-friendly outdoor Pops concert at the Baltimore Orioles’ Ed Smith Stadium. Get yourself a hot dog, some popcorn, and sit back to enjoy the Orchestra in the outfield. Winning Pops pieces, vocals by fan favorites and a spectacular fireworks display all contribute to an evening of hits and home runs. Tickets from $15 will be sold by the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium
Location: Ed Smith Stadium
Information: www.sarasotaorchestra.org/pops/outdoor-pops
Evolving/Revolving
Sun. May. 14
2:00 PM
Remembering dancers and choreographers who have graced our stage as well as ones that are nationally celebrated, this concert is a mixture of re-staged favorites by Alyson Dolan (recent winner of the Austin Critics Best-Dancer Award), and includes new works by Sarasota’s local Hip-Hop sensation Kris Tetris Powell and former Sarasota Ballet stalwart Sayward Grindley.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: sarasotacontemporarydance.org or 941.359.0099

 

 

 

Recurring Events

Handz-on Family Program
Every Sunday
1:00-3:00 PM
Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to bring their favorite adult to the Ringling Museum for Handz-On!  Guided by creative Museum educators, families will explore the galleries, enjoy family-friendly activities, and make fabulous works of art
Location:  John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Information:  To reserve your space, call Janine Packard, Education Specialist at 941-359-5700 ex 1-3703, or email jpackard@ringling.org   www.ringling.org
Palm Singles
Every Monday
6:00 PM
Over 50's singles group meets for dinner at 6 pm followed by a program. We also offer a full monthly calendar of events. This is a great time to come out and make new friends.
Location:  Church of the Palms 3224 Bee Ridge Road
Information:  For dinner reservation call Dotty, 941.924.7430
Meet The Sky
First Monday of the Month from Jan - Sep
Dusk
Join Eve Plews and other sky observers as we explore the infinite night sky. See constellations, stars and planets through telescope provided. Weather permitting. Free for all ages!
Location:  Siesta Key Beach Pavilion
Information:  941.952.1200
Free Yoga On Siesta Beach
Every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat
9:00 AM
Bring your own mat and water to the Siesta Beach Main Entrance. Taught by Avananda (with over 35 years of teaching experience in Hawaii and around the world. If your  coming for the first time it would be good to call.
Location:  Siesta Beach
Information:  941-320-6693 or email yogaonsiesatabeach@yahoo.com hathayogalesson.com
Sarasota African Violet Society
Every 3rd Tuesday  except June, July, August
10:00 AM - Noon
Learn and share America's favorite and most recognized house plant,including monthly workshops.
Location:  First Baptist Church 265 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey
Information:  941.343.0976
Art on the Boardwalk
Every Tuesday, Feb. & March
Noon - Dusk
This exhibit is a juried, weekly event showcasing the fine art and quality craftsmanship of approximately 30 outstanding local and regional artists.
Location:  The Boat Yard Village, 1508 Stickney Pt Rd
Information:  941.539.7972
Edson Keith Mansion Historic Tours
Wednesdays through April 27, 2016 10:00 AM
Tour this Italian Renaissance Mansion, built in 1916. Docents will take guests through the house, recounting its history, its occupants and the early days of the Sarasota Community. Donations gratefully accepted.
Location:  Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Trail
Information:  941.316.1309 or www.farmhousemarket.org
MOMS Club of Sarasota North
Every 1st Wednesday
10:00 AM
We discuss club business and activities planned for the month while children play or make a craft. You and your children are WELCOME to join us.
Location:  St. James United Methodist, 2049 N. Honore Ave.
Information:  941.306.3649 or momsclubofsarasotanorth.com
Mommy and Me at Mote
Every Thursday
9:50 AM
Ocean education for small fry! Kids ages 2-5 and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed games, songs, stories, crafts, role plays, and guided visits to the Mote exhibits. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Aquarium Entrance.
Location:  Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Information:  www.mote.org/mommyandme
Preschool Storytime
Every Thursday
10:00 & 11:15 AM
For ages 3 and up. Read-aloud stories, music, films, finger games, and community guests.
Location:  Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.
Information:  941.316.1181
Not-Two-Young Storytime
Every Thursday
10:00 AM & 11:15 AM
For 2-year-olds and an accompanying adult. Read-aloud stories, music, films, finger games, and community guests.
Location:  Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.
Information:  941.316.1181
Sarasota Shell Club
2nd Thrusday of the Month, Sep - Apr
7:00 PM
Meetings include:  Guest speaker, raffle, door prizes,business meeting, refreshments, and a whole lot of shell talk. Don't miss the fun.  Everyone Welcome.
Location:  Waldemere Fire Station, 2nd Floor
Information:  sarasotashellclub@hotmail.com
Positively Speaking Toastmasters
Every Friday
6:00 PM
Do something different on Friday nights by challenging your mind and having loads of fun with a great group of people. Guests are always welcome.
Location:  Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 5900 N. Lockwood Ridge Road
Information:  941.685.1614 or posspeaking.freetoasthost.org
>Live from Downtown it's Friday Night!
Every Friday
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday night downtown has never been better, featuring a different downtown Sarasota neighborhood each week. Every month a new theme to showcase and celebrate Sarasota's unique seasons and holidays.
Location:  1st Friday Palm Ave, Main St, 1st St & Whole Foods
2nd Friday Burns Square (South Pineapple)
3rd Friday Towles Court (Adams & Washington)
4th Friday Rosemary District (Fruitville & Central)
Information: 
Sarasota Farmers Market
Every Saturday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Every Saturday, rain or shine, the Downtown Farmers' Market is is a potpourri of fresh produce, food, flowers and plants, fine artisanship, friends and fun. It has become a community happening - a gathering place for people to bring families, friends and even dogs to peruse the displays of garden-fresh produce and unique craft products.
Location:  Main St. and Lemon Ave
Information:  www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org
Mommy and Me at Mote
Every Saturday
9:50 AM
Ocean education for small fry! Kids ages 2-5 and their favorite adults learn together through marine-themed games, songs, stories, crafts, role plays, and guided visits to the Mote exhibits. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Aquarium Entrance at 9:50 AM.
Location:  Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Information:  www.mote.org/mommyandme