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designs on the home at 139 S. Washington Blvd. Tours of the made-over domiscile run through Feb. 16 for $17.

James Joyce Birthday — area Joyceans again rejoyce at this celebration of the Irish author’s birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb 2 at Selby Public Library. Faustivities include a dramatization of Bloom’s trial from the Circe chapter of “Ulysees,” and a reading from Finnegans Wake.


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Watercolors of her mind

‘Anne Frank’ The secret thoughts that 13-yearold Anne Frank expressed in her diary are the subject of the Sarasota Ballet of Florida’s world-premiere ballet, performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, through Feb. 3, at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. This features choreography by James Buckley and music by John Newman and John Williams. Call 351-8000 or 1-800361-8388 for tickets and details.

marital multiplication continues through Feb. 9. 748-5875. Florida Studio Theatre — “Proof.” A young woman ponders her inheritance of genius and madness through Feb. 15. 366-9000. FST Cabaret Club — “Guitar Girls.” Running through March 22, this features the work of Carol King, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, and other all-time greats. 366-9000. Golden Apple Dinner Theatre — “Damn Yankees.” The devil creates the most evil intrusion on New York baseball since George Steinbrenner through March 9. 366-5454.

Players Theatre — “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” The toga party continues through Feb. 2. 3652494.

“Anne Abgott” is a one-woman show of work by the nationally-known watercolor artist through Feb. 19, in the Glen Gallery at The Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Abgott’s luminous creations are currently on display if you want to see the art. If you want to see the artist herself, you can meet her at an artist’s reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. The eclectic, all-media “Town of Longboat Key Exhibit,” will also be running through Feb. 5, in the Joan M. Durante Pavilion. Call 383-2345.

Venice Little Theatre — “Over the River and Through the Woods.” Serving up love, guilt and lasagna through Feb. 2. 488-1115.

just for fun

McCurdy’s Comedy Theater — Pat Godwin combines original music with stand-up in a plethora of styles and voices, through Sunday, Feb. 2. 925-3869. Circus Sarasota — “The Art of the Circus.” Our area’s stellar circus struts its stuff starting 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Circus Sarasota Big Top. Call 355-9805 for reservations or details. ASID Designer Showhouse — the American Society of Interior Designers has

Sarasota News & Books — Dan Bredemann, Mary Wolf and Elizabeth Lassa sign and discuss their books on business coaching from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. 365-6215. Circle Books — “Celebration of Youth Literacy.” Author and artist Frank Remkiewicz joins a lineup of children’s authors from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. (Froggy, his hero, will also attend.) A portion of book sales will benefit the “First Book” program donating free books to disadvanted kids. Fantasy author and artist Tom Cross signs “The Way of Wizards,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. 388-2850.


Sarasota Film Society’s Burns Court Cinema — “Max.” This portrait of the artist as a young would-be dictator (none other than Hitler) shows the man’s first baby steps on the path of evil. 955-FILM. Sarasota Film Festival — see page 14C.


Longboat Key Center for the Arts — accepting ongoing enrollments for a variety of adult art classes. 383-2345. Education Center on Longboat Key — now accepting ongoing registrations for winter adult classes. (Classes are still available, but these are filling up quickly.) 383-8811. Art Center Sarasota — offering a plethora of classes in drawing, painting and art theory for adults and youth. (It’s not your imagination.) 365-2032. Ringling School of Art and Design — ongoing continuing education classes, including several new workshops created in partnership with the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. 955-8866. Mote Marine Laboratory — “Adult Marine Art Class.” Taught by two internationally-

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Author and illustrator Tom Cross makes a magical appearance at Circle Books. known artists from 1 to 4 p.m. every Friday from Jan. 31 through March 7. The cost is $95 for members, $110 for non-members. Pre-registration required. 388-4441. Sarasota Ballet Academy — comprehensive training for professionals and non-professionals of various ages. 959-0099. Community Music School — music instruction for kids and adults. 953-4410. Florida Studio Theatre School — new winter and spring children’s classes. Classes in acting, music, dance and improv for kids. 366-1350.

Sarasota Fiction Writers — Dick White talks on mystery writing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Selby Public Library. 484-5803. Manatee Community College — courses in drawing for all skill levels. $67.50 per class. Bradenton: 752-5203. Venice: 408-1412. Lakewood Ranch: 363-7000. Sarasota School of Glass — continuing classes in the arts of glass. 955-3839. The Art Studio of Colleen Cassidy-Berns — ongoing watercolor classes for all levels taught by Cassidy-Berns. 924-1200. Kathleen Carrillo Galleries and School of Art — drawing, painting and printmaking classes. 365-9146. Adult Ballet Classes — a user-friendly class for mature ex-dancers. 779-1108. Suncoast Watercolor Society — various watercolor workshops at the Art League of Manatee County. 722-0023. Women’s Resource Center — classes in art, yoga, computers and more. 366-1700. ❑

January 30 2003  
January 30 2003