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June


All About Eve
Thu. Jun. 21
7:30 PM
Classic Movies at the Opera House presents "All About Eve" (1950). A story of theatrical ambition, deception, and hypocrisy. The legendary Bette Davis, in her greatest role, plays a powerful, aging actress, at the apex of her career, who does battle with a calculating newcomer.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=3494 or 941.328.1300
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Ballet Film
Sun. Jun. 24
1:30 PM
HD at the Opera House presents a film viewing of "AliceÂ’s Adventures in Wonderland", performed at the Royal Ballet in London. The original cast takes to the screen in this madcap adaptation of Lewis CarollÂ’s story. Exuding a girlish charm, Alice, danced by British Principal Lauren Cuthbertson, is joined by a host of familiar characters including the jittery White Rabbit, the eccentric, tap-dancing Mad Hatter, the enigmatic Caterpillar and the ferocious Queen of Hearts. Tumble down the rabbit hole with The Royal Ballet with Christopher WheeldonÂ’s exciting AliceÂ’s Adventures in Wonderland, Ballet in 3 acts. AliceÂ’s Adventures in Wonderland was the first full ballet created for the Royal Ballet since 1995 and premiered in 2011 with sold-out performances. Please note this is a film viewing of a recorded performance.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=3341 or 941.328.1300

 

July


La gazza ladra - Opera Film
Sun. Jul. 1
1:30 PM
HD at the Opera House presents a film viewing of "La gazza ladra", performed at Teatro alla Scala, Milan. The story of the servant Ninetta, unjustly accused of theft. Opera in 2 acts by Gioachino Rossini. Sung in Italian. Please note this is a film viewing of a recorded performance.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=3342 or 941.328.1300
Gone with the Wind
Thu. Jul. 5
7:30 PM
Classic Movies at the Opera House presents "Gone with the Wind" (1939). A Civil War epic about life in the South before, during and after the war centers on a spoiled young woman and her obsession with a man in love with someone else. The film won eight Oscars.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=3484 or 941.328.1300
Tosca - Opera Film
Sun. Jul. 8
1:30 PM
HD at the Opera House presents a film viewing of "Tosca", performed at the Royal Opera House in London. Set in Rome, the story follows painter Mario Cavaradossi who is captured and sentenced to death by Scarpia, the sadistic Chief of Police. MarioÂ’s life can be saved and his freedom granted providing, his lover, Tosca, gives herself to Scarpia. This production is conducted by Dan Ettinger and stars the Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka as Tosca. Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja sings the role of Cavaradossi, alongside Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley, singing the role of Scarpia. Melodramma in 3 acts by Giacomo Puccini. Please note this is a film viewing of a recorded performance.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=3343 or 941.328.1300
Andrea Chénier - Opera Film
Sun. Jul. 15
1:30 PM
HD at the Opera House presents a film viewing of "Andrea Chénier", performed at the the Teatro alla Scala, Milan. A story of liberty and love set during the French revolution. An opera in 4 acts by Umberto Giordano. Please note this is a film viewing of a recorded performance.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=3344 or 941.328.1300
AJC'S 2018 Summer Lunch & Learn Series
Wed. Jul. 18
11:30 AM
Julie Rayman, AJC’s Director of Political Outreach The Growing Need for a Global Jewish Advocacy Agenda. How can American Jews influence how other countries view Israel, anti-Semitism, and the pursuit of human rights? Only $28 Per Lecture – Includes Luncheon! Reservations Required.
Location: Michael's on East
Information: 941.365.4955
King Creole
Thu. Jul. 19
7:30 PM
Classic Movies at the Opera House presents "King Creole" (1958). Elvis Presley as a singer mixed up with gangsters. Carolyn Jones, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Walther Matthau.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=3485 or 941.328.1300
Swan Lake - Ballet Film
Sun. Jul. 22
1:30 PM
HD at the Opera House presents a film viewing of "Swan Lake", performed at the Royal Ballet in London. Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet created a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Ballet in 4 acts by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton. Music by Pyotr IlÂ’yich Tchaikovsky. Please note this is a film viewing of a recorded performance.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=3345 or 941.328.1300
Gala des etoiles - Ballet Film
Sun. Jul. 29
1:30 PM
HD at the Opera House presents a film viewing of "Gala des etoiles", performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan. Continuing the tradition of the Grand Gala at La Scala, an opportunity to quench your thirst for ballet, for spectacle and for highest quality entertainment. On stage there will be the most beloved ballets, virtuoso performances, the most spoken-about names and the new stars to be discovered. All this is Gala des Etoiles, a tribute to ballet-loving audiences through its protagonists. Please note this is a film viewing of a recorded performance.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=3346 or 941.328.1300

 

August


AJC'S 2018 Summer Lunch & Learn Series
Wed. Aug. 15
11:30 AM
Annette Klein, Consul General of Germany Clément Leclerc, Consul General of France Confronting Extremism and Anti-Semitism in Europe An in-depth discussion of the rise of hatred in Europe and the efforts being taken to reverse this trend. Only $28 Per Lecture – Includes Luncheon! Reservations Required.
Location: Michael's on East
Information: 941.365.4955

 

September


Beauty, Brains, and Business Youth Empowerment Conference
Sat. Sep. 1
10:00 AM
Truly Valued and The Art of Living present an unforgettable and essential workshop series for young women in the high school setting that focuses on empowerment, self-esteem, leadership, college prep and etiquette. Enjoy a fun filled day of catered brunch and networking with other young women working towards their goals of success all while learning invaluable lessons! This workshop series can also be added to your college resume; register today! This event is held every first Saturday of the month (excluding January), and lessons and activities change monthly! Don't miss out on this amazing experience! Our mission is to provide services to adolescent girls ages 11 to 17 focused on building self-esteem, confidence and character in order to promote a positive self- image, positively impact educational and career aspirations and improve academic achievement.
Location: Booker High School - Cafeteria, 3201 N Orange Ave
Information: www.eventbrite.com/e/beauty-brains-and-business-youth-empowerment-conference-tickets-45903724275 or 941.222.0645

 

October


Beer, Bands, and BBQ
Sat. Oct. 6
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join Music Compound for the 4th Annual Beer Bands and BBQ celebration. This event will host 7 local bands, 3 restaurants, and activities for the whole family. Every hour a different genre will be playing, and there will be a student stage where Music Compound Students will have the opportunity to showcase their skills. Funds from the event fund foster families to attend summer camp, and provide free educational workshops for the community. Come out and enjoy this fun family friendly event!
Location: Music Compound, 1751 Cattlemen Road
Information: www.musiccompound.com or 941.379.9100
A Slow Fade: Art by Gary Morgan
Oct 12 - Dec 12 All Day
?Though fourteen artworks utilizing various styles and techniques, artist Gary Morgan explores the effects of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals and their loved ones. From the Artist Statement: "This is an exhibition about dementia in its many different forms. I hope you feel empathy for everyone associated with the disease and, most of all, gain a new understanding of the ever increasing challenges created by dementia. This event is free and open to the public.
Location: Selby Public Library Rotunda, 1331 1st Street
Information: 941.861.1100
The Barber of Seville
Fri. Oct. 26
7:30 PM
The Sarasota Opera presents "The Barber of Seville" by Gioacchino Rossini. Dr. Bartolo plans to marry his ward Rosina, but she has other plans for her future. Figaro, the barber, comes to the rescue and assists Rosina in sneaking, scheming and plotting to marry her beloved Lindoro—secretly, the rich Count Almaviva.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3131 or 941.328.1300
The Barber of Seville
Sun. Oct. 28
1:30 PM
The Sarasota Opera presents "The Barber of Seville" by Gioacchino Rossini. Dr. Bartolo plans to marry his ward Rosina, but she has other plans for her future. Figaro, the barber, comes to the rescue and assists Rosina in sneaking, scheming and plotting to marry her beloved Lindoro—secretly, the rich Count Almaviva.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3131 or 941.328.1300
The Barber of Seville
Wed. Oct. 31
7:30 PM
The Sarasota Opera presents "The Barber of Seville" by Gioacchino Rossini. Dr. Bartolo plans to marry his ward Rosina, but she has other plans for her future. Figaro, the barber, comes to the rescue and assists Rosina in sneaking, scheming and plotting to marry her beloved Lindoro—secretly, the rich Count Almaviva.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3131 or 941.328.1300

 

November


"The Little Sweep" by Benjamin Britten
Sat. Nov. 3
12:30 PM
Sarasota Youth Opera will present a revival of our acclaimed production of Britten’s charming opera— "The Little Sweep". A group of children, with the help of a kind nursery maid, work to free a young chimney sweep apprentice from his cruel master. This enchanting work, which was written to introduce young people to opera, will be sure to delight children and adults alike.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org/ or 941.328.1300
"The Little Sweep" by Benjamin Britten
Sun. Nov. 4
5:30 PM
Sarasota Youth Opera will present a revival of our acclaimed production of Britten’s charming opera— "The Little Sweep". A group of children, with the help of a kind nursery maid, work to free a young chimney sweep apprentice from his cruel master. This enchanting work, which was written to introduce young people to opera, will be sure to delight children and adults alike.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org/ or 941.328.1300
The Barber of Seville
Tue. Nov. 6
7:30 PM
The Sarasota Opera presents "The Barber of Seville" by Gioacchino Rossini. Dr. Bartolo plans to marry his ward Rosina, but she has other plans for her future. Figaro, the barber, comes to the rescue and assists Rosina in sneaking, scheming and plotting to marry her beloved Lindoro—secretly, the rich Count Almaviva.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3131 or 941.328.1300
The Barber of Seville
Thu. Nov. 8
7:30 PM
The Sarasota Opera presents "The Barber of Seville" by Gioacchino Rossini. Dr. Bartolo plans to marry his ward Rosina, but she has other plans for her future. Figaro, the barber, comes to the rescue and assists Rosina in sneaking, scheming and plotting to marry her beloved Lindoro—secretly, the rich Count Almaviva.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3131 or 941.328.1300
The Barber of Seville
Sun. Nov. 11
1:30 PM
The Sarasota Opera presents "The Barber of Seville" by Gioacchino Rossini. Dr. Bartolo plans to marry his ward Rosina, but she has other plans for her future. Figaro, the barber, comes to the rescue and assists Rosina in sneaking, scheming and plotting to marry her beloved Lindoro—secretly, the rich Count Almaviva.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3131 or 941.328.1300

 

December


Native Plant Sale
Sun. Dec. 2
1:30 PM
Tom Heitzman (Sweet Bay Nursery) will bring a truck of native plants to sell, along with info on where to plant and how much sun and water each plant needs. $5 donation
Location: Sarasota Audubon Society Nature Center, 999 Center Road
Information: www.sarasotaaudubon.org

 

February


"Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini
Sat. Feb. 9
7:30 PM
In exile, Prince Calaf wanders the Chinese Imperial Palace, where any man seeking the love of Princess Turandot must answer three riddles. If they succeed, the reward will be the princess’ hand – if they fail, execution. After a glimpse of Turandot’s fabled beauty, Calaf declares his intention of meeting the challenge and winning the Princess’ heart.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org/ or 941.328.1300
"Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini
Tue. Feb. 12
7:30 PM
In exile, Prince Calaf wanders the Chinese Imperial Palace, where any man seeking the love of Princess Turandot must answer three riddles. If they succeed, the reward will be the princess’ hand – if they fail, execution. After a glimpse of Turandot’s fabled beauty, Calaf declares his intention of meeting the challenge and winning the Princess’ heart.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org/ or 941.328.1300
"Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini
Thu. Feb. 14
7:30 PM
In exile, Prince Calaf wanders the Chinese Imperial Palace, where any man seeking the love of Princess Turandot must answer three riddles. If they succeed, the reward will be the princess’ hand – if they fail, execution. After a glimpse of Turandot’s fabled beauty, Calaf declares his intention of meeting the challenge and winning the Princess’ heart.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org/ or 941.328.1300
"Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini
Sun. Feb. 17
1:30 PM
In exile, Prince Calaf wanders the Chinese Imperial Palace, where any man seeking the love of Princess Turandot must answer three riddles. If they succeed, the reward will be the princess’ hand – if they fail, execution. After a glimpse of Turandot’s fabled beauty, Calaf declares his intention of meeting the challenge and winning the Princess’ heart.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org/ or 941.328.1300
"Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini
Wed. Feb. 20
7:30 PM
In exile, Prince Calaf wanders the Chinese Imperial Palace, where any man seeking the love of Princess Turandot must answer three riddles. If they succeed, the reward will be the princess’ hand – if they fail, execution. After a glimpse of Turandot’s fabled beauty, Calaf declares his intention of meeting the challenge and winning the Princess’ heart.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org/ or 941.328.1300

 

March


"Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini
Sun. Mar. 3
1:30 PM
In exile, Prince Calaf wanders the Chinese Imperial Palace, where any man seeking the love of Princess Turandot must answer three riddles. If they succeed, the reward will be the princess’ hand – if they fail, execution. After a glimpse of Turandot’s fabled beauty, Calaf declares his intention of meeting the challenge and winning the Princess’ heart.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org/ or 941.328.1300
"Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini
Fri. Mar. 8
7:30 PM
In exile, Prince Calaf wanders the Chinese Imperial Palace, where any man seeking the love of Princess Turandot must answer three riddles. If they succeed, the reward will be the princess’ hand – if they fail, execution. After a glimpse of Turandot’s fabled beauty, Calaf declares his intention of meeting the challenge and winning the Princess’ heart.
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Information: www.sarasotaopera.org/ or 941.328.1300

 

 

 

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