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October


Evolving/Revolving
Thu. Oct. 1
7:30 PM
This performance celebrates the company’s past with artists who have had a major impact on the company. SCD has invited back Erin Fletcher (Resident Choreographer since 2015) and Erin Cardinal with Brian Fidalgo (Guest choreographer 2018), to revisit their captivating pieces and expand them into evening-length works. This production features themes of migration and the iconic life of Marilyn Monroe of the tragic life of the actress and the gossip around her public persona and death.
Location: Historic Asolo Theater
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485
Evolving/Revolving
Fri. Oct. 2
7:30 PM
This performance celebrates the company’s past with artists who have had a major impact on the company. SCD has invited back Erin Fletcher (Resident Choreographer since 2015) and Erin Cardinal with Brian Fidalgo (Guest choreographer 2018), to revisit their captivating pieces and expand them into evening-length works. This production features themes of migration and the iconic life of Marilyn Monroe of the tragic life of the actress and the gossip around her public persona and death.
Location: Historic Asolo Theater
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485
Evolving/Revolving
Sat. Oct. 3
7:30 PM
This performance celebrates the company’s past with artists who have had a major impact on the company. SCD has invited back Erin Fletcher (Resident Choreographer since 2015) and Erin Cardinal with Brian Fidalgo (Guest choreographer 2018), to revisit their captivating pieces and expand them into evening-length works. This production features themes of migration and the iconic life of Marilyn Monroe of the tragic life of the actress and the gossip around her public persona and death.
Location: Historic Asolo Theater
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485
Evolving/Revolving
Sun. Oct. 4
2:00 PM
This performance celebrates the company’s past with artists who have had a major impact on the company. SCD has invited back Erin Fletcher (Resident Choreographer since 2015) and Erin Cardinal with Brian Fidalgo (Guest choreographer 2018), to revisit their captivating pieces and expand them into evening-length works. This production features themes of migration and the iconic life of Marilyn Monroe of the tragic life of the actress and the gossip around her public persona and death.
Location: Historic Asolo Theater
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485
American Vintage Markets: Sarasota
Sat. Oct. 24
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A fun, marketplace inspired by the love of vintage and handmade, American Vintage Markets: Sarasota, is pleased to bring together a wide array of carefully curated vendors who will showcase their best vintage-inspired, re-cycled, re-purposed, and re-imagined treasures. At this festive market, you'll be sure to find unique, vintage-inspired home decor, up-cycled goods, collectibles, industrial salvage, jewelry, clothing, furniture, plus a whole lot more! Rest assured, what you’ll find upon entering the market will be unique, high-quality, and ready to take home treasures for yourself or to wrap up for the perfect gift. A true delight for your pickin' pleasure!
Location: Robarts Arena
Information: www.AmericanVintageMarkets.com or 904.794.0084
American Vintage Markets: Sarasota
Sun. Oct. 25
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A fun, marketplace inspired by the love of vintage and handmade, American Vintage Markets: Sarasota, is pleased to bring together a wide array of carefully curated vendors who will showcase their best vintage-inspired, re-cycled, re-purposed, and re-imagined treasures. At this festive market, you'll be sure to find unique, vintage-inspired home decor, up-cycled goods, collectibles, industrial salvage, jewelry, clothing, furniture, plus a whole lot more! Rest assured, what you’ll find upon entering the market will be unique, high-quality, and ready to take home treasures for yourself or to wrap up for the perfect gift. A true delight for your pickin' pleasure!
Location: Robarts Arena
Information: www.AmericanVintageMarkets.com or 904.794.0084

 

November


SCD + Piazzolla Collaboration with Ann Pilot
Thu. Nov. 19
7:30 PM
Back by popular demand, SCD continues to bring their collaborations to a nuevo level with renowned Harpist, Ann Hobson Pilot. This performance is original choreographer by Leymis Bolaños Wilmott and performance inspired by the music of Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla. Pilot’s arrangement of Piazzolla’s music for harp, violin and bandoneon, reflects the composer’s melodies, a contemporary mix of tango music with jazz and classical influences. SCD brings a visual and emotional experience in this invigorating performance to the Historic Asolo Theater.
Location: Historic Asolo Theater
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485
SCD + Piazzolla Collaboration with Ann Pilot
Fri. Nov. 20
7:30 PM
Back by popular demand, SCD continues to bring their collaborations to a nuevo level with renowned Harpist, Ann Hobson Pilot. This performance is original choreographer by Leymis Bolaños Wilmott and performance inspired by the music of Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla. Pilot’s arrangement of Piazzolla’s music for harp, violin and bandoneon, reflects the composer’s melodies, a contemporary mix of tango music with jazz and classical influences. SCD brings a visual and emotional experience in this invigorating performance to the Historic Asolo Theater.
Location: Historic Asolo Theater
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485
Turkey Trot for Tidewell Foundation Virtual Event
Sat. Nov. 21
6:00 PM
Join the Tidewell Foundation for the 2020 Turkey Trot benefiting Tidewell Hospice! This year will be a virtual event, participants can walk alone or create a team to raise funds for Tidewell Hospice. Register online to walk, run, jog, roller blade, cycle, crawl or swim and just move on November 21, 2020. Registration fee is just $10! Register here: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/33601/turkey-trot-for-tidewell-foundation-virtual-event Stroll through your neighborhood, sink your toes in the sand, or run on your favorite trail in support of Tidewell Hospice. This one-day, virtual walk/run offers participants the option to run or walk any distance they chose at any location all while raising needed funding for Tidewell Hospice and its programs.
Location: Virtual
Information: www.tidewellfoundation.org or 941.552.7546
SCD + Piazzolla Collaboration with Ann Pilot
Sat. Nov. 21
7:30 PM
Back by popular demand, SCD continues to bring their collaborations to a nuevo level with renowned Harpist, Ann Hobson Pilot. This performance is original choreographer by Leymis Bolaños Wilmott and performance inspired by the music of Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla. Pilot’s arrangement of Piazzolla’s music for harp, violin and bandoneon, reflects the composer’s melodies, a contemporary mix of tango music with jazz and classical influences. SCD brings a visual and emotional experience in this invigorating performance to the Historic Asolo Theater.
Location: Historic Asolo Theater
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485
SCD + Piazzolla Collaboration with Ann Pilot
Sun. Nov. 22
2:00 PM
Back by popular demand, SCD continues to bring their collaborations to a nuevo level with renowned Harpist, Ann Hobson Pilot. This performance is original choreographer by Leymis Bolaños Wilmott and performance inspired by the music of Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla. Pilot’s arrangement of Piazzolla’s music for harp, violin and bandoneon, reflects the composer’s melodies, a contemporary mix of tango music with jazz and classical influences. SCD brings a visual and emotional experience in this invigorating performance to the Historic Asolo Theater.
Location: Historic Asolo Theater
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485

 

December


Fiesta De Colores
Fri. Dec. 18
7:30 PM
As we celebrate Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s 15th season, the company is partnering with the Rosemary Square on Blvd of the Arts by bringing a dance party atmosphere to its courtyard with DJ Karim Manning and an art installation using projections making this event accessible to our neighbors. At the heart of SCD, collaboration is what ignites our creative passion and has sustained and driven the company since its conception. This event will premiere a live collaborative performance in conjunction with Ringling School of Art and Design Alum, Skylar Martinez, local Lyricism and B-boy Rick Levin, and DJ Karim Manning. This event promises to be fun filled for those who enjoy a lively outdoor evening experience in partnership with the Overton.
Location: Rosemary Square District courtyard
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485

 

January


Dance Makers - 15th Annual Concert
Thu. Jan. 21
7:30 PM
“Dance Makers” features imaginative dance works and interdisciplinary collaborations by nationally acclaimed contemporary choreographers, Matt Reeves and Colette Krogol of Orange Grove Dance, Sarasota’s own Zoe Austin, a new collaborative duet by musician and composer Mark Dancigers and Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott, and a restaging of a Dali inspired collective work with original costumes by Sheryl Haler of the Ringling School of Art & Design to original score by group of musicians; Eduard Cosla, Stephanie Heidman, Julian Douglas, Michael Rutherford, and James Campbell. The choreography is diverse and the dancers are utterly captivating.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485
Dance Makers - 15th Annual Concert
Fri. Jan. 22
7:30 PM
“Dance Makers” features imaginative dance works and interdisciplinary collaborations by nationally acclaimed contemporary choreographers, Matt Reeves and Colette Krogol of Orange Grove Dance, Sarasota’s own Zoe Austin, a new collaborative duet by musician and composer Mark Dancigers and Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott, and a restaging of a Dali inspired collective work with original costumes by Sheryl Haler of the Ringling School of Art & Design to original score by group of musicians; Eduard Cosla, Stephanie Heidman, Julian Douglas, Michael Rutherford, and James Campbell. The choreography is diverse and the dancers are utterly captivating.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485
Dance Makers - 15th Annual Concert
Sat. Jan. 23
7:30 PM
“Dance Makers” features imaginative dance works and interdisciplinary collaborations by nationally acclaimed contemporary choreographers, Matt Reeves and Colette Krogol of Orange Grove Dance, Sarasota’s own Zoe Austin, a new collaborative duet by musician and composer Mark Dancigers and Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott, and a restaging of a Dali inspired collective work with original costumes by Sheryl Haler of the Ringling School of Art & Design to original score by group of musicians; Eduard Cosla, Stephanie Heidman, Julian Douglas, Michael Rutherford, and James Campbell. The choreography is diverse and the dancers are utterly captivating.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485
Dance Makers - 15th Annual Concert
Sun. Jan. 24
2:00 PM
“Dance Makers” features imaginative dance works and interdisciplinary collaborations by nationally acclaimed contemporary choreographers, Matt Reeves and Colette Krogol of Orange Grove Dance, Sarasota’s own Zoe Austin, a new collaborative duet by musician and composer Mark Dancigers and Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott, and a restaging of a Dali inspired collective work with original costumes by Sheryl Haler of the Ringling School of Art & Design to original score by group of musicians; Eduard Cosla, Stephanie Heidman, Julian Douglas, Michael Rutherford, and James Campbell. The choreography is diverse and the dancers are utterly captivating.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485

 

April


Tribute to Muriel Myers
Thu. Apr. 29
7:30 PM
The last production of our season, Tribute in honor of Founding Board Member of Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Muriel Mayers, who has been part of laying the administrative foundation of the company and a sounding boards for Leymis artistically. This production presents some of Muriel’s favorites of Leymis’ work, offering a diverse palette of contemporary dance. This is a great opportunity to experience a timeline of Leymis’ work and how its evolved through the years.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485
Tribute to Muriel Myers
Fri. Apr. 30
7:30 PM
The last production of our season, Tribute in honor of Founding Board Member of Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Muriel Mayers, who has been part of laying the administrative foundation of the company and a sounding boards for Leymis artistically. This production presents some of Muriel’s favorites of Leymis’ work, offering a diverse palette of contemporary dance. This is a great opportunity to experience a timeline of Leymis’ work and how its evolved through the years.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485

 

May


Tribute to Muriel Myers
Sat. May. 1
7:30 PM
The last production of our season, Tribute in honor of Founding Board Member of Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Muriel Mayers, who has been part of laying the administrative foundation of the company and a sounding boards for Leymis artistically. This production presents some of Muriel’s favorites of Leymis’ work, offering a diverse palette of contemporary dance. This is a great opportunity to experience a timeline of Leymis’ work and how its evolved through the years.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485
Tribute to Muriel Myers
Sun. May. 2
2:00 PM
The last production of our season, Tribute in honor of Founding Board Member of Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Muriel Mayers, who has been part of laying the administrative foundation of the company and a sounding boards for Leymis artistically. This production presents some of Muriel’s favorites of Leymis’ work, offering a diverse palette of contemporary dance. This is a great opportunity to experience a timeline of Leymis’ work and how its evolved through the years.
Location: Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts
Information: www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ or 941.260.8485

 

 

 

Recurring Events

Hatha Yoga in Arlington Park
Every Sunday 10 am, Tuesday 10 am, Wednesday 5:15 pm
For yoga, the prices are $95 per month for unlimited classes or $100 for a 10 class pass. The first class is free to attend. For the first month, meditation is free.
Location:  Arlington Park, 2560 Waldemere St.
Information:  Arlington Park or 941-554-2110
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 YogaOnSiestaBeach.com
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