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The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County

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IMAG IN E A FUTU R E P OWER ED BY CR E ATIVIT Y

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there is something incredibly special about Sarasota County. Although we have wonderful beaches, restaurants

and weather, we believe that the abundance of high-quality arts and culture is what makes Sarasota County such an outstanding community – not only in Florida, but in the

world. We are proud to share this Arts and Culture Guide with you as a showcase of the events taking place in the area this season. Sarasota County was founded on the arts which continue to expand and grow in the area. We hope that you enjoy your usual favorites this season, but we also encourage you to try something new or visit a new place. We are confident that this community will surprise and delight you! This guide provides you with many possible ways to enjoy local arts and culture this season, but if you need any other assistance, please contact our staff at the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County. Sincerely, Jim Shirley Executive Director Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, Inc.

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues

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PERFORMING ARTS Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra

Brahms B Major Piano Trio

Stan Kenton All-Star Big Band

January 24, 2019

March 17, 2019

PO Box 1213 Holmes Beach, FL 34218 941.795.2370 Amicco.org

Principal Harp – Emmanuel Ceysson

Symphony on the Sand

February 19, 2019

November 10, 2018

An Island Christmas

Celebrating Bernstein’s World

December 9 & 16, 2018

March 9 – 10, 2019

Brahms B Major Piano Trio

The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan

Mallets and Forethought

January 24, 2019

March 21, 2019

Melodica Men

February 17, 2019

Piano Pizzazz Meets Fiddle Finesse: Brian Gurl and Carlann Evans

February 19, 2019

March 26, 2019

Mallets and Forethought

Classical Trios: Goldstein/Peled/ Fiterstein, Piano, Cello, Clarinet

March 21, 2019

Diva Wars March 31, 2019

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota 1226 N Tamiami Trail, Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941.306.1200 ArtistSeriesConcerts.org Performances at various venues.

February 2, 2019

Melodica Men

Lunch, Look & Listen Sarasota:

Olé! Popular Latin and Spanish Music November 6, 2018

Russian Folk Music and Dance February 28, 2019

Piano Pizzazz Meets Fiddle Finesse March 26, 2019

April 6 – 7, 2019

Gershwin and Chopin – Igor Lovchinsky April 21 – 22, 2019

Soiree Series:

The Singing Harp – Giuseppina Ciarla October 21 – 22, 2018

Classical Recitals

Pops

Gershwin and Chopin

The Singing Harp – Giuseppina Ciarla

Piano Grand III

April 21 – 22, 2019

October 21 – 22, 2018

Soundtrack: The Music of our Lives – Will & Anthony Nunziata

Special Events:

Armistice: The Journey Home November 3 – 4, 2018

December 2, 2018

May 12, 2019

Classical Holiday Brass – Seraph Brass Quintet

Forbidden Broadway

December 15 – 16, 2018

My Three Sons Vocal Quartet – The Ditchfield Family Singers

Images: “Who Stole the Mona Lisa?” January 12 – 13, 2019

October 6, 2018

January 27, 2019

March 7, 2019

An Afternoon of Operetta

Asolo Repertory Theatre 5555 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243 941.351.8000 AsoloRep.org


Meredith Willson’s The Music Man

Sweat

Sounds of the Season

March 13, 2019

December 19, 2018

November 13 – December 29, 2018

Noises Off April 3, 2019

St. Paddy’s Day Concert (Artist Series)

The Crucible

Sweeney Todd

March 17, 2019

January 9 – March 10, 2019

May 16, 2019

Festival of Women’s Voices

A Doll’s House, Part 2

Illumination

January 16 – March 31, 2019

The Crucible

Sweat

A Doll’s House, Part 2

February 6 – April 13, 2019

March 6, 2019

Noises Off

Sweat

March 20 – April 20, 2019

April 6, 2019

PO Box 52987 Sarasota, FL 34232 941.387.6046 ChoralArtistsSarasota.org

The Cake

The Cake

Then Sings My Soul

April 3 – 28, 2019

April 24, 2019

October 14, 2018

April 13, 2019

February 9, 2019

Faces of Change

Choral Artists of Sarasota

Rejoice!!

April 7 – 8, 2019

Family Day

December 9, 2018

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The Music Man

From The Heart

December 1, 2018

February 16, 2019

Around the World in 80 Days

Sounds of Freedom

May 1 – June 1, 2019

July 4, 2019

Around the World in 80 Days

June 15, 2019

June 6 – 23, 2019

The Music Man

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Arcadia October 30 – November 18, 2018

November 1, 2018

Ghosts

The Crucible and A Doll’s House, Part 2

January 1 – 20, 2019

January 22, 2019

Sweat and Noises Off

February 19 – March 10, 2019

February 27, 2019

As You Like It

December 27 – 30, 2018 Windjammers Performance January 20, 2019

Sweeney Todd

April 9 – 27, 2019

Circus Sarasota 2019

Belle Canto

February 15 – March 10, 2019

Inside Asolo Rep

Reckless

April 10, 2019 OUT@AsoloRep

The Music Man November 28, 2018

The Crucible January 24, 2019

A Doll’s House, Part 2 February 21, 2019

The Circus Arts Conservatory 2075 Bahia Vista St Sarasota, FL 34239 941.355.9805 CircusArts.org

Sailor Circus Academy: Big Top Holidays

8148 36th St E Sarasota, FL 34243 941.400.2152 BelleCanto.org

Cirque des Voix

Rise and Sing-Belle Canto Season Debut Concert

April 11 – 20, 2019

November 17, 2018

March 22 – 24, 2019

Sailor Circus 70th Anniversary Performances


Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota

Florida Studio Theatre

PO Box 2453 Sarasota, FL 34230 888.550.6279 DiversitySarasota.org

1241 N Palm Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941.366.9000 FloridaStudioTheatre.org See website for performances.

Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center

Sarasota Pride

Mainstage

October 20, 2018

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Holiday performances December 2 & 9, 2018

November 7 – December 30, 2018

ensemblenewSRQ

Regional Premiere: Straight White Men

PO Box 15372 Sarasota, FL 34277 ensrq.org

enSRQ + HUB New Music October 29, 2018

Metal, Wind, & Wood December 3, 2018

Holographic

December 12, 2018 – March 1, 2019

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time January 23 – March 17, 2019

January 7 & 8, 2019

World Premiere: Wednesday’s Child

Railroad 150

April 3 – May 24, 2019

Snow White January 12 – February 16, 2019

A ‘Beary’ Big Adventure and Other Winning Plays March 30 – April 20, 2019

Glenridge Performing Arts Center 7333 Scotland Way Sarasota, FL 34238 941.552.5325 TheGlenridge.com

Guitar Sarasota PO Box 2498 Sarasota, Fl 34230 941.260.3306 GuitarSarasota.org International Concert Series Riverview Performing Arts Center 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, FL 34231

Tengyue Zhang – China

February 11, 2019

Orpheus and His Lyre

Cabaret

January 12, 2019

March 4, 2019

Unchained Melodies

Marcin Dylla – Poland

Working Notes

October 3, 2018 – February 3, 2019

February 9, 2019

Guitar Girls

March 9, 2019

The First Brass of Sarasota

November 28, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Henderson-Kilk Duo – Canada

4565 Northlake Dr Sarasota, FL 34232 941.928.0296 TheFirstBrass.org Visit website for performances.

The Wonder Years

April 6, 2019

April 22, 2019

David Russell – Scotland

February 6 – June 9, 2019

October 13 – November 3, 2018

Mini-Concert & Lecture Series St. Paul Lutheran Church 2256 Bahia Vista St Sarasota, FL 34239

Deck the Halls: Home for the Holidays

Sarasota Guitar Duo – Classical Guitar

November 24 – December 29, 2018

November 12, 2018

Children’s Theatre

Peter Pan

Ben Pila – Classical Guitar December 10, 2018


Corde Voce – Guitar and Voice

Jazz at Two

James Suggs Quartet

Al Hixon Jam Session

March 29, 2019

January 21, 2019

October 19, 2018

Mike Whitty Quartet

Kevin Mandeville – Classical Guitar

Eddie Tobin & Friends

April 5, 2019

October 26, 2018

Melanie Massell

February 18, 2019

Marc Mannino

April 12, 2019

Nick Haas – Flamenco, Bossa Nova, Jazz

November 2, 2018

Valerie Gillespie

Key Chorale

March 18, 2019

November 16, 2018

Community and Youth Showcase – Classical Guitar

Billy Marcus Trio

PO Box 20613 Sarasota, FL 34276 941.921.4845 KeyChorale.org

November 23, 2018

Skip Conkling’s Dixie Mix November 30, 2018

American Roots: Digging Deeper

The Island Players

Greg Nielsen

October 27, 2018

10009 Gulf Dr Anna Maria, FL 34216 941.778.5755 TheIslandPlayers.org

December 7, 2018

Misatango

Sarasota Jazz Project

November 25, 2018

December 14, 2018

Christmas in Venice

Lori Hafer Quartet

December 8, 2018

Baggage

December 21, 2018

November 8 – 18, 2018

Scholarship Winners

Honoring Heroes: Sarasota Choral Festival

I Hate Hamlet

December 28, 2018

January 26, 2019

January 10 – 27, 2019

Dan Miller Quartet

Mendelssohn’s Elijah

A Flea in Her Ear

January 4, 2019

March 10 – 11, 2019

March 7 – 24, 2019

Mary Radamacher-Reed

Cirque des Voix®

Present Laughter

January 18, 2019

March 22 – 24, 2019

May 2 – 12, 2019

Tom Ellison Quartet

Fauré Requiem

January 25, 2019

April 13, 2019

Jacobite Pipe Band

Mark Moultrup

Tomorrow’s Voices Today

7120 Myakka Valley Trail Sarasota, FL 34241 941.350.0271 JacobitesBand.com See website for locations.

February 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

April 15, 2019

Al Hixon & The Underheard Herd February 8, 2019

Tony Boffa February 15, 2019

Jazz Club of Sarasota

Synia Carroll

330 S Pineapple Ave, Ste 111 Sarasota, FL 34236 941.366.1552 JazzClubSarasota.com See website for locations.

February 22, 2019

39th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival

Patricia Dean Trio

March 3 – 10, 2019

Bill Buchman & Art of Jazz March 1, 2019

Jerry Eckert Trio March 15, 2019 March 22, 2019

La Musica International Chamber Music Festival PO Box 5442 Sarasota, FL 34277 941.366.8450 ext. 7 LaMusicaFestival.org April 8 – 16, 2019


Lemon Bay Playhouse

Manatee Community Concert Band

96 W Dearborn St Englewood, FL 34223 941.475.6756 LemonBayPlayhouse.com

941.363.1237 Manateeconcertband.com See website for concert information.

DeathTrap October 17 – November 4, 2018

Manatee Performing Arts Center

Paisley Craze: Flower Power! The Music That Changed The World

502 3rd Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941.749.1111 ManateePerforming ArtsCenter.com

November 17, 2018

Into the Night February 28 – March 17, 2019

Clybourne Park April 4 – 21, 2019 Community Artistic Collaborations

The Goldtones November 3, 2018

Jack Frost December 21, 2018

Carpenters: Once More January 26, 2019

Neil Diamond Tribute

Dear Santa November 28 – December 16, 2018

Broadway Series

February 23, 2019

Cabaret

Chuck Gillespie: Tribute to Andy Williams

October 25 – November 11, 2018

Liverpool Live: Beatles Tribute

January 5, 2019

Elf the Musical

It Was a Very Good Year

Men are Dogs

November 29 – December 16, 2018

April 6, 2019

Pirates of Penzance

Powel Crosley Theater Performances

January 16 – February 10, 2019

10th Annual Shorts Aloud Festival: The Best of Shorts Aloud February 16 – 17, 2019

January 10 – 27, 2019

Mary Poppins February 14 – March 3, 2019

March 30, 2019

A Classic Crosley Christmas December 11 – 23, 2018

Cynthia Sayer: Hot Jazz Quartet

Ain’t Misbehavin’

An Improv to Murder

March 21 – April 7, 2019

January 15 – 27, 2019

February 23, 2019

Barnum

Looking

April 25 – May 12, 2019

McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre

Studio Series

1923 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941.925.FUNY (3869) McCurdysComedy.com Visit website for lineup.

March 6 – 31, 2019

John Tuff and Friends: Celebrating the Legends of Country Music

Calendar Girls

April 13, 2019

October 18 – November 4, 2018

Old Love

A Christmas Carol

April 24 – May 12, 2019

November 29 – December 16, 2018

‘Til Beth Do Us Part June 5 – 23, 2019

Oh Freedom January 24 – February 10, 2019

Moving Ethos Dance 1768 Briar Creek Ln Sarasota, FL 34235 941.312.1693 movingethos.org Visit website for performances.


Musica Sacra of Sarasota

North Port Performing Arts Association

Strauss, Strouse & More

6400 W Price Blvd North Port, FL 34291 941.426.8479 NPPAA.net

March 24, 2019

Stabat Mater

North Port Concert Band

February 25, 2019

NorthPortConcertBand.org

The Sacred Stage

God Bless The U.S.A.

8437 Tuttle Ave #333 Sarasota, FL 34243 941.351.1007 OperaForAnimals.org

March 18, 2019

November 1, 2018

PO Box 50581 Sarasota, FL 34232 941.405.7322 musicasacrasarasota.org

Going Baroque at Christmas - AGAIN! December 10, 2018

Christmas Winds

New Music New College New College of Florida Caples Fine Arts Complex 5800 Bayshore Rd Sarasota, FL 34243 941.487.4888 NewMusicNewCollege.org

December 16, 2018

Thanks For The Memories January 17, 2019

Sweet Suites February 17, 2019

Let’s Dance March 28, 2019

Sō Percussion

On The Menu

October 6, 2018

April 28, 2019

Inter/Action: New works featuring Mark Dancigers, North Port Chorale New College students, TheNorthPortChorale.org and Grand Electric A Christmas Tale

February 24, 2019

Themes Like Old Times

OASIS — Opera for Animals: Singing is Saving

Perlman Music Program/Suncoast 941.955.4942 PerlmanMusicProgram Suncoast.org

PMP Alumni: Around Town & In Schools November 2018, February & April 2019

Itzhak Perlman – In The Fiddler’s House – A Night of Klezmer December 17, 2018

15th Anniversary PMP Sarasota Winter Residency December 20, 2018 – January 5, 2019

November 10, 2018

December 8, 2018

Ensemble Dal Niente with George Lewis

You and the Night and the Music

January 26, 2019

February 16, 2019

December 29, 2018

“Tigers Above and Tigers Below”: Eliza Ladd with New College students

The American Century

Works-in-Progress Recital

April 13, 2019

January 3, 2019

February 15 – 17, 2019

Super Strings

Celebration Concert

North Port Symphony

Wet Ink Ensemble: Kate Soper’s “Voices from the Killing Jar”

NorthPortSymphony.com

April 27, 2019

November 11, 2018

Star Spangled Spectacular Jingle All The Way December 9, 2018

Love Is In The Air January 27, 2019

January 5, 2019


The Players Centre for Performing Arts 838 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 941.365.2494 ThePlayers.org Broadway Season

Annie Get Your Gun Through October 7, 2018

The Pops Orchestra PO Box 1622 Sarasota, FL 34230 941.926.POPS (7677) ThePopsOrchestra.org SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center Riverview High School Performing Arts Center

John Denver Coming Home

Matthew Duvall: Transient Landscapes October 20, 2018

Theatre Re: The Nature of Forgetting November 19 – 20, 2018

Raphael Xavier: Point of Interest November 30 – December 1, 2018

November 11 – 12, 2018

Bill Bowers: All Over the Map

October 25 – November 11, 2018

Hi, I’m Rich...

January 18 – 19, 2019

December 9 – 10, 2018

All Shook Up

Matt Haimovitz & Vijay Iyer

December 6 – 23, 2018

“Jersey Boys, California Girls” Valentines Concert

Hairspray

February 10 – 11, 2019

January 17 – February 3, 2019

By George, I Think We’ve Done It!

Union Tanguera & Kate Weare: Sin Salida

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

March 24 – 25, 2019

March 29 – 30, 2019

February 21 – March 10, 2019

Ring Sarasota

Spotlight Florida: Moving Ethos

Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike

Follies March 28 – April 14, 2019

P.O. Box 2113 Sarasota, FL 34276 RingSarasota.org

An Arthur Miller Classic – TBA

Christmas Concerts

April 25 – May 5, 2019

Ring Sarasota Salutes our Hometown Area of Sarasota

Backstage at The Players Series

Sight Unseen

December 7 – 9, 2018

March 10, 17 & 31, April 7, 2019

November 8 – 18, 2018

Burn This

The Ringling

February 7 – 17, 2019

5401 Bay Shore Rd Sarasota, FL 34243 941.359.5700 Ringling.org For a complete list of exhibitions, programs, lectures and events, see Museums & Visual Arts section of guide.

Blown Sideways Through Life March 14 – 24, 2019

A View From the Bridge April 25 – May 5, 2019

Matthew Duvall: Inlet October 19, 2018

February 23 – 24, 2019

April 12 – 13, 2019

Rise Above Performing Arts PO Box 51837 Sarasota, FL 34232 941.702.4747 riseabovearts.com Glenridge Performing Arts Center

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat January 10 – 13, 2019

The Addams Family May 2 – 5, 2019


SaraSolo Productions, Inc. (Gotta Van) PO Box 3102 Sarasota, FL 34230 941.400.2036 SaraSolo.org

FSU Center for the Performing Arts January 25 – 28, 2019

The Martha Graham Dance Company (Program 5)

Sarasota Chorus of the Keys P.O. Box 51751 Sarasota, FL 34232 ChorusoftheKeys.org

Chorus of the Keys Annual Show: Celebrating 70 Years of Song

SaraSolo Encores Inner Voices: Sex, Intimacy, and Aging with Hedda Matza-Haughton

FSU Center for the Performing Arts February 15 – 17, 2019

Poetry and Liberty (Program 6)

February 16, 2019

January 11, 2019

Will Rogers Revived with Steve McAllister

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall March 8 – 9, 2019

Sarasota Concert Association

January 25, 2019

Giselle (Program 7)

2019 SaraSolo Festival

Sarasota Opera House April 26 – 27, 2019

January 27 – February 3, 2019

PO Box 1714 Sarasota, FL 34230 941.225.6500 SCASarasota.org

Principal Film Series November 26, 2018; February 4, March 25, April 15, 2019

Great Performers Series Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Riverview Performing Arts Center

5555 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243 941.359.0099 SarasotaBallet.org

Inside The Studio

Diamonds

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

December 5, 2018

January 14, 2019

World Premiere

Meet Me at the Barre

January 16, 2019

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

October 15, 2018

Apparitions

January 24, 2019

Iconographic (Program 1)

February 27, 2019

FSU Center for the Performing Arts October 26 – 28, 2018

Giselle

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

April 10, 2019

February 11, 2019

Coming to Myself with Elizabeth Weil Bergmann February 1, 2019

The Sarasota Ballet

Masters of Dance (Program 2)

Sarasota Choral Society

Sarasota Opera House November 16 – 17, 2018

5317 Fruitville Rd #147 Sarasota, FL 34232 SarasotaChoralSociety.org

Victorian Winters (Program 3) Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall December 14 – 15, 2018

Transcending Movement (Program 4)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields February 21, 2019

Pavel Haas Quartet March 15, 2019

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra April 3, 2019 Music Matinees Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center 709 N Tamiami Trail


Aaron Romm, trumpet and Avis Romm, piano

Sarasota Cuban Ballet School

December 10, 2018

January 16, 2019

501 N Beneva Rd, Ste 700 Sarasota, FL 34232 SarasotaCuban BalletSchool.com

Michael Baron and Priscilla Navarro, piano

Selby Gardens Performance

February 6, 2019

November 7, 2018

Sarasota Jewish Chorale

Sarasota Opera Studio Artists

Nutcracker Show

941.355.8011 SarasotaJewishChorale.org

Marc Mannino, classical and jazz guitar

March 6, 2019

Hein Jung, soprano, and Grigorios Zamparas, piano April 10, 2019

Sarasota Concert Band 5317 Fruitville Rd #192 Sarasota, FL 34232 941.650.1177 SarasotaConcertBand.org

Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company 8437 Tuttle Ave #160 Sarasota, FL 34243 941.345.5755 SarasotaContemporary Dance.org

Sarasota Opera House December 1, 2018

Nutcracker Show Venice Performing Arts Center December 8 – 9, 2018

Spring Show Venice Performing Arts Center March 2 – 3, 2019

End of Year Show Booker High School May 25, 2019

Summer Intensive Performances Sarasota Opera House July 27, 2019

Sarasota Folk Club

October 11 – 14, 2018

941.371.1433 SarasotaFolk.org Sarasota Sailing Squadron 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. Sarasota, FL 34236 941.377.9256

Voices: Emerging Choreographers

Sailing Squadron Concerts

December 6 – 9, 2018

October 29, November 26, December 17, 2018

Jane B. Cook Theatre

SCD + Now Ensemble

Dance Makers January 31 – February 3, 2019

Evolving/Revolving May 2 – 5, 2019

Sarasota International Folk Dancers (Sarasota Grapeviners) 803 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 941.923.3302 ifdsarasota.webs.com

Commemoration of Kristallnacht Temple Beth Sholom November 8, 2018

Chanukah Concert at Aviva, private performance December 7, 2018

Chanukah Concert, private performance Temple Israel, Longboat Key December 8, 2018

Dinner concert, private performance Temple Beth Sholom January 18, 2019

Chanukah Concert, private performance March 31, 2019

Sarasota Music Archive Selby Public Library, Geldbart Auditorium 1331 First St Sarasota, FL 34236 941.861.1168 SarasotaMusicArchive.org


Friends of the Library Fall Music Events

The Blue Heron Sextet

Sarasota Musica Viva

February 20, 2019

Opera Talk, presented by Phyllis Lowitt Verdi, “Aida”

Close-Up on Opera: Verdi, “Nabucco”

PO Box 1244 Osprey, FL 34229 941.870.9885 sarasotamusicaviva.org

October 3, 2018

Tom Purviance

Fall Music Film Series Joy McIntyre, “Erich Wolfgang Korngold”

March 6, 2019

Sarasota Opera

Sarasota Opera Studio Artists

October 24, 2018

March 13, 2019

Rossini, “The Barber of Seville”

Close-Up on Opera: “Wagner’s Ring Cycle – An Overview”

61 N Pineapple Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941.328.1300 SarasotaOpera.org

November 7, 2018

February 27, 2019

Diana Walters, “Famous Operatic Duets with Superb Singers”

March 20, 2019

November 14, 2018

March 27, 2019

Phyllis Lowitt, “The Great Tenors”

Sarasota Music Club

December 5, 2018 Lecture and Performance Series

Chamber and Solo Works by Winners of the Suncoast Competition: Andrea Guaita, Lindsay McKenna, Marco Jimenez

Close-Up on Opera: Wagner, “Die Walküre”

Opera House Tours October 29 & November 5, 2018, February 19 & 25, March 4, 11 & 18, 2019 Fall Recital Series

Spanish Night

Sarasota Music Club PO Box 19613 Sarasota, FL 34276 941.925.3602 SarasotaMusicClub.org

October 12, 2018

Jensen Family Players

April 5, 2019

October 19, 2018

Opera Composers in Song

Mike Markaverich, Jazz Piano and Vocals

Operetta Night December 14, 2018

Diamond Anniversary Recital

May 10, 2019

November 16, 2018

January 9, 2019

Sunnyside Singers

Fall Opera

Close-Up on Opera: The Basic Elements of Opera

December 21, 2018

The Barber of Seville October 26, 28, 31, November 6, 8, 11, 2018

January 16, 2019

Jason Stearns, Baritone & Lee Dougherty Ross, Piano

Daniel Baer

January 18, 2019

Youth Opera

January 23, 2019

Katherine Siochi, Harpist

The Little Sweep

Close-Up on Opera: Puccini, “Turandot”

February 15, 2019

November 3 – 4, 2018

Johanna Fincher, Soprano; Luis Gonzalez, Baritone; Donna Smith, Piano

Concerts At Noon

January 30, 2019

Live from the Archive February 6, 2019

Close-Up on Opera: Mozart, “The Magic Flute” February 13, 2019

Peterson Great Room November 9, 2018; March 8, 15, 22, 2019

March 15, 2019

Suncoast Music Scholarships Competition April 27, 2019

Winter Opera

Turandot February 9, 12, 14, 17, 20, 23, 28


March 3, 8, 15, 17, 20, 22, 2019

Performances/Lectures

Peace and Joy

Pagliacci’s Torment

April 5 – 7, 2019

The Magic Flute

October 18, 2018

February 16, 19, 21, 24, 27; March 1, 16, 21, 23, 2019

Understanding the Libretto

Great Escapes

January 24, 2019

October 10 – 13, 2018

Nabucco

Trouser Roles

‘Tis the Season

March 2, 5, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 24, 2019

February 21, 2019

December 5 – 8, 2018

Aging Prematurely on the Opera Stage

Shuffle

March 14, 2019

A Many Splendored Thing

Rita (Two Men and a Woman)

Musical America

January 23 – 26, 2019

March 9, 12, 14, 17, 20, 23, 2019

Prologues

Sounds of the Stage

Susanna’s Secret

Barber of Seville

March 20 – 23, 2019

March 9, 12, 14, 17, 20, 23, 2019 Understanding Opera Jonas Kamlet Library

October 22, 2018

Dance, Dance, Dance!

Turandot

May 1 – 4, 2019

The Magic Flute

POPS

Fabulous 50s: 1850s, that is

January 14, 2019

La La Land in Concert

Nabucco

January 11 – 12, 2019

October 11, 2018

January 21, 2019

What is an aria?

Rita and Susanna’s Secret

An Evening with Judy Garland

October 18, 2018

January 28, 2019

March 1 – 2, 2019

February 13 – 16, 2019

January 7, 2019

Critics have their say

Hollywood Hits

October 25, 2018

Sarasota Orchestra

April 12 – 13, 2019

Take a letter, Mr. Postman

709 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 941.953.4252 SarasotaOrchestra.org

Outdoor Pops

November 1, 2018 Community Events

May 10 – 11, 2019 Chamber Soiree

The Ditchfield Family Singers 19th Annual Christmas Show

Masterworks

October 25, 2018

Legends

French Flair

December 7 – 8, 2018

November 2 – 4, 2018

January 13, 2019

Celebration Concert

Perfect Pairs

Baroque Fireworks

January 5, 2019

November 30 – December 2, 2018

February 7 & 10, 2019

Sarasota Opera Guild

Summer to Winter

February 28, 2019

941.374.2914 sarasotaopera.org

January 4 – 6, 2019

Sarasota String Quartet

Ax Plays Beethoven

March 3, 2019

Social & Singers

January 17 – 20, 2019

Cinematic Sounds

Sarasota Opera House October 16, November 13, 2018 & January 15, February 19, March 19, 2019

Round Trip to Paris

April 14, 2019

January 31 – February 3, 2019

Discoveries:

To Sarasota with Love

Hidden Holiday Treasures

February 21 & 23 – 24, 2019

December 22, 2018

Three’s a Charm

Gran Partita


Music of the Americas

District Honor Choir Concert

The Kingston Trio

January 19, 2019

Simply Streisand

Special Events

Music Student Showcase

January 20, 2019

Sarasota Music Festival

January 24, 2019

Alter Eagles

June 2 – 22, 2019

Symphonic Band, “I Love You to Death”

February 17, 2019

State College of Florida

February 14, 2019

February 24, 2019

SCF Choirs and SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra, “Kings, Queens and Crowns– Music for Royalty”

Jay White

February 28, 2019

October 5 – 7 & 12 – 14, 2018

March 31, 2019

5840 26th St Bradenton, FL 34207 941.752.5252 scf.edu Neel Performing Arts Center Music/Dance

SCF Guitar Ensemble, “Light the Fire” March 14, 2019

Fall Festival of Music, SCF Jazz “Welcome to Our House” “Jazz at the Movies: October 4, 2018 From Casablanca to SCF Bradenton La La Land” Symphony Orchestra, March 21, 2019 “Global Initiative” Chamber Music Concert October 11, 2018 “Close Encounters of Fall Musical, the Music Kind” “Oklahoma!” March 28, 2019 October 26 – 28, 2018 Music Theatre Faculty Recital, Ensemble Showcase Dr. Pete Carney, “Music April 15, 2019 from a Distant River SCF Bradenton November 1, 2018 Symphony Orchestra, SCF Jazz “Third Time’s a Charm” Veterans Tribute Concert April 18, 2019 November 8, 2018 Music and Theatre Symphonic Band Concert Scholarship Auditions “Animal Instinct” April 20, 2019 November 15, 2018 Spring Fling, SCF Jazz “Rhythm of Life” Christmas with Blue Eyes: April 25, 2019 A Sinatra Big Band Party Sophomore Recital December 1, 2018

April 29, 2019

Holiday Concert, The Many Moods of Christmas

Sundays at Neel

December 6, 2018

December 9, 2018

The Nowhere Band

January 13, 2019

Broadway at the Movies

March 24, 2019 Howard Studio Theatre

The Laramie Project

The Foreigner November 30, December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2018

Suncoast Concert Band 12308 Lobelia Terrace Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941.907.4123 SuncoastConcertBand.org Northminster Presbyterian Church

Concert Season November 4 & 18, December 2 & 16, 2018; January 13, February 10, March 10, April 7 & 28, 2019

Suncoast Jazz Ambassadors December 9, 2018, January 20, February 17, March 17, April 14, 2019 Church of the Palms

Special Concerts January 27, February 24, March 24, 2019


Theatre Odyssey PO Box 1383 Sarasota, FL 34230 941.799.7224 TheatreOdyssey.org

One-Act Play Festival November 1 – 4, 2018

Urbanite Theatre 1487 Second St Sarasota, FL 34236 941.321.1397 UrbaniteTheatre.com

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen

Moscow Ballet: Great Russian Nutcracker

November 6, 2018

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical

Capitol Steps – Orange is the New Barack

December 21, 2018

December 22, 2018

On Your Feet

November 7, 2018

December 26 – 30, 2018

Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll Part II

The Sweet Caroline Tour

November 9, 2018

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert

December 31, 2018

Modern Works Festival

DooWop Spectacular Volume 3: Caravan of Stars

October 2 – 14, 2018

November 10, 2018

January 3, 2019

Dike

Stills & Collins

Something Rotten

November 9 – December 16, 2018

November 16, 2018

January 7 – 8, 2019

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

3 Redneck Tenors

Angel January 11 – February 17, 2019

In a Word March 8 – April 14, 2019

January 2, 2019

Jay Leno

January 9, 2019

KC and the Sunshine Band

Blue Suede Shoes – The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash Starring Scot Bruce and Mike Albert

November 23, 2018

November 24, 2018

January 10, 2019

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Black Violin – Classical Boom Tour

Air Supply

November 27, 2018

The Righteous Brothers

777 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 941.953.3368 VanWezel.org

Jim Brickman – A Joyful Christmas

January 15, 2019

November 28, 2018

January 17, 2019

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King & I

Pilobolus – Shadowland: The New Adventure

December 4 – 5, 2018

January 22, 2019

Brian Wilson Presents: The Christmas Album Live

Howie Mandel

December 11, 2018

The Midtown Men

October 19, 2018

A Christmas Carol

January 25, 2019

Kenny G

December 16, 2018

Gladys Knight

October 19, 2018

January 26, 2019

Bob Dylan and His Band

Itzhak Perlman: In The Fiddler’s House

October 21, 2018

December 17, 2018

January 27, 2019

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Celtic Thunder X

Tony Orlando

December 18, 2018

January 28, 2019

October 27, 2018

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music

Dick Fox’s Golden Boys

Eddie Izzard – Believe Me Tour October 11, 2018

Lord of the Dance – Dangerous Games

December 19 – 20, 2018

January 13, 2019

Linda Eder

January 23, 2019

Jerry Lee Lewis

January 29, 2019


Neil Berg’s 110 Years of Broadway

The Beach Boys – Now and Then February 25, 2019

The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour April 15, 2019

The Second City – It’s Not You. It’s Me.

Travis Tritt

Russian National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

February 5, 2019

February 27, 2019

Menopause the Musical

Lords of 52nd Street

David Foster

April 17, 2019

February 6, 2019

February 28, 2019

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Cinderella

Boz Scaggs – Out of the Blues Tour

February 28, 2019

April 18, 2019

February 7, 2019

Celtic Woman

Patti LaBelle

March 3, 2019

Alan Cumming – Legal Immigrant

February 8, 2019

Rain

April 20, 2019

New Shanghai Circus

March 5, 2019

February 10, 2019

The Lion King

Lea Salonga – The Human Heart Tour 2019

Boston Pops on Tour

March 14 – 31, 2019

April 23, 2019

February 12, 2019

Michael Bolton

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

February 13, 2019

April 4, 2019

Stomp February 17, 2019

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

Finding Neverland

April 9 – 10, 2019

The Temptations and the Four Tops

February 19 – 20, 2019

Peter Gros

April 26, 2019

Bernadette Peters

April 14, 2019

January 30, 2019

February 22, 2019

April 16, 2019

Rosanne Cash and Band – She Remembers Everything April 25, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg April 27, 2019


Lee Greenwood and Crystal Gayle

Artrageous

Venice Musicale

January 18, 2019

April 28, 2019

Decades Rewind

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway

January 19, 2019

PO Box 179 2357 S Tamiami Trail #3 Venice, FL 34292 941.488.4902 VeniceMusicale.org Monthly concerts October – April

April 30, 2019

Venetian Harmony Chorus

Artrageous: Art Exhibition and Gallery Auction at Venice Art Center January 24, 2019

701 N Indiana Ave Englewood, FL 34223 941.480.1480 VenetianHarmony.com

The Filharmonic

The Venice Symphony

January 26, 2019

The Venice Chorale

February 3, 2019

The Venice Performing Arts Center 1 Indian Ave Venice, FL 34285 941.484.8491 TheVeniceChorale.org

New Christy Minstrels

Venice Performing Arts Center 1 Indian Ave Venice, FL 34285 941.207.8822 TheVeniceSymphony.org

February 8, 2019

Festa Italia!

Good Vibrations: A Tribute to the Beach Boys

November 16 – 17, 2018

February 9, 2019

Strauss, Schumann and Mendelssohn

Terry Myers Orchestra: A Tribute to Benny Goodman

Tis the Season – Vienna Boys Choir A Festive Holiday Concert February 20, 2019 December 2, 2018 All Hands on Deck Shades of Love February 24, 2019 February 10, 2019 Spring Ballet In the Land of the Living Extravaganza: On Stage April 16, 2019 with Sarasota Cuban Ballet School

Holiday Pops December 14 – 15, 2018

January 11 – 12, 2019

Rhapsody in Blue: Gershwin’s Greatest February 1 – 2, 2019

European Masters Featuring Beethoven’s 7th February 22 – 23, 2019

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts

March 2 – 3, 2019

Direct From Las Vegas

Mozart and Mahler: Jupiter and Titan

1 Indian Ave Venice, FL 34285 941.218.3779 VenicePerforming ArtsCenter.com

March 10, 2019

March 22 – 23, 2019

The Gatlin Brothers: Unplugged

American Roots

The Nutcracker

Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dali’s Spain

Co-presented with the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School December 8 – 9, 2018

March 15, 2019

An Afternoon of Operetta

March 24, 2019

feat. Sarasota Opera artists December 16, 2018

April 26 – 27, 2019

March 14, 2019

Queen Nation March 16, 2019

Venice Theatre 140 W Tampa Ave Venice, FL 34285 941.488.1115 VeniceStage.com

Rhythm of the Dance Main Stage

Lend Me A Tenor Through October 7, 2018


South Pacific October 26 – December 2, 2018

The Sounds of Christmas starring the Ditchfield Family Singers

Assisted Living: The Musical

Let’s Hang On

February 1 – March 10, 2019

Buddy Returns!

March 10 – 11, 2019 March 17 – 18, 2019

Generations

Education & Outreach

December 21 – 22, 2018

A Christmas Carol

Always...Patsy Cline

December 14 – 20, 2018

January 11 – February 3, 2019

Honk! A Musical Tale of “The Ugly Duckling”

Showtime Benefit to support Alzheimer’s Association

The Sounds of Harry James & the Andrews Sisters

May 10 – 19, 2019

The 27th Annual Silver Foxes Show

February 4, 2019

Special Events

March 25 – 30, 2019

42nd Street

The Alter Eagles

February 22 – March 24, 2019

October 28 – 29, 2018

The 24th Annual Loveland Show

The Folk Legends

May 30 – June 2, 2019

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

November 11 – 12, 2018

April 12 – 28, 2019

Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Stage II

November 18 – 19, 2018

Suds: The Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera

Dwight Icenhower’s Tribute to The King

Through October 21, 2018

December 2 – 3, 2018

1646 10th Way Sarasota, FL 34236 941.366.1505 westcoastblacktheatre.org

Silence! The Musical

The Sounds of Christmas

Raisin

November 2 – 25, 2018

December 21 – 22, 2018

The Santaland Diaries

The Capitol Steps

October 3 – November 11, 2018

November 30 – December 23, 2018

December 29 – 31, 2018 & March 3 – 4, 2019

Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul

See Rock City

America’s Diamond Live

January 4 – 20, 2019

January 13 – 14, 2019

November 28, 2018 – January 13, 2019

Assisted Living: The Musical

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

February 1 – March 10, 2019

January 20 – 21, 2019

Disenchanted!

January 27 – 28, 2019

March 22 – April 14, 2019

The Sounds of Harry James and the Andrews Sisters

Race April 26 – May 12, 2019

Rocket Man

March 2, 2019

Black Nativity December 12, 13, 19, 20, 2018

Martin Luther King Day Celebration January 21, 2019

The Amen Corner

February 4, 2019

January 23 – March 3, 2019

See Rock City

Back Home Again, A Tribute to John Denver

Love Sung in the Key of Aretha

January 4 – 20, 2019

February 24 – 25, 2019

March 20 – April 28, 2019

The Pinkerton

Soul Sensations Show April 14 – 15, 2019


visualize museums & visual arts


MUSEUMS & VISUAL ARTS Anna Maria Island Art League

TBA

Reid Hodges Gallery

May 21 – June 21, 2019

5312 Holmes Blvd Holmes Beach, FL 34217 941.778.2099 IslandArtLeague.org

Open Juried Show

Florida Watercolor Society

June 26 – July 27, 2019

October 26, 2018

KidsArt

National Sumi-e

July 30 – August 3, 2019

October 30 – November 30, 2018

March 9 – 10, 2019

Searle Gallery

Art Center Manatee

Florida Watercolor Society

Inspirations Juried Open Show

Springfest 2019

209 9th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941.746.2862 ArtCenterManatee.org Exhibitions Kellogg Gallery

Florida Watercolor Society October 26, 2018

National Sumi-e October 30 – November 30, 2018

Women Contemporary Artists December 4, 2018 – January 11, 2019

American Watercolor Traveling Show

October 26, 2018

National Sumi-e October 30 – November 30, 2018

Inspirations Juried Open Show

December 4, 2018 – January 11, 2019

Florida Suncoast Watercolor Show January 15 – February 22, 2019

Student Show

December 4, 2018 – January 11, 2019

February 26 – March 29, 2019

Florida Suncoast Watercolor Show

Annual Member Open Juried Show

January 15 – February 22, 2019

April 2 – 26, 2019

Acrylic Painters USA Annual Juried Show February 26 – March 29, 2019

Annual Member Open Juried Show

Manatee County School District Show April 30 – May 17, 2019

Fur, Feathers, Flora & Fauna Open Juried Show May 21 – June 21, 2019

April 2 – 26, 2019

Open Juried Show

January 15 – February 22, 2019

Manatee County School District Show

June 26 – July 27, 2019

Florida Color Pencil Curated Show

April 30 – May 17, 2019

July 30 – August 3, 2019

February 26 – March 29, 2019

Fur, Feathers, Flora & Fauna Open Juried Show

Art Center Sarasota

TBA

May 21 – June 21, 2019

April 2 – 26, 2019

Open Juried Show

Manatee County School District Show

June 26 – July 27, 2019

April 30 – May 17, 2019

July 30 – August 3, 2019

KidsArt

KidsArt

707 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 941.365.2032 ArtSarasota.org


Exhibitions

Embracing Our

Brookhart Jonquil, Natalie Differences Lerner, An Onghena, New Outdoor Exhibit Modern PO Box 2559 October 11 – November 16, 2018

Art Center Instructors, Stephen McMennamy, Peter Gatzambide, Intermix November 29, 2018 – January 4, 2019

Elisabeth Condon, Jen Nugent and Jack Arbaugh, ASALH: Black Muse 2019, Work of He(art) January 24 – March 1, 2019

John Pirman POP UP March 4 – 8, 2019

Walter Matthews, SPECTRUM IV, New Realities, Unbound March 14 – April 19, 2019

Monumental, Keith Crowley, Caitlin Albritton, Made Fresh May 30 – July 5, 2019

Sarasota, FL 34230 941.404.5710 EmbracingOurDifferences.org

Exhibit in Island Park January 19 – March 15, 2019

Englewood Art Center Ringling College of Continuing Studies 350 S McCall Rd Englewood, FL 34223 Ringling.edu/EAC See website for Exhibits.

5414 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217 941.778.6694 AMIArtistsGuildGallery.com

March 9, 2019

Fine Arts Society of Sarasota PO Box 1432 Sarasota, FL 34230 941.330.0680 FineArtsSarasota.com

Guided Art & Backstage Tours at The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall First Tuesday of each month, October – May Programs

Reception for Galleries Julie Kanapaux, Abstract, Rita Schwab

Mark Twain: The American, by Alan Kitty

October 13, 2018

Jim Shirley, Arts & Cultural Alliance

Fall Open House Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, Jill Lindsay

October 18, 2018

November 15, 2018

Lee Dougherty Ross, Artist Series Concerts

November 17, 2018

January 19, 2019

Winter Art Market

Bradley Battersby, Ringling College of Art & Design

December 14 – 15, 2018

Judy Saltzman, Kyle Exhibitions in the Petreycik, Imprint, Natural Galleries: Selection Paul Spyropolous, Warren July 18 – August 23, 2019 Loranger, Denise DeLong

Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island

23rd Annual Youth Art Show, EAC Students & Studios

February 21, 2019

Harold Bubil, Herald Tribune

January 12, 2019

March 21, 2019

Spring Open House Craig Rubadoux, Figure and Form, Figure Studies/ Figure Open Studio

Rhiannon Paget Helga, Wall-Apelt Curator of Asian Art April 19, 2019

February 2, 2019 Creators & Collectors Salons

Jack Dowd October 3, 2018


Watercolor Paint-Around

Lectures

Ringling by the Bay

October 30, 2018

Amalfi Manor

Dolphins: Our Coastal Neighbors

December 5, 2018

October 17, 2018

Monthly November 19, 2018 – May 20, 2019

The Colsons

What’s the Big Deal About Seagrasses?

Exhibitions

December 14, 2018

November 14, 2018

Florida Maritime Museum

Scuba Diving History in Florida

4415 119th St W Cortez, FL 34215 941.708.6120 FloridaMaritimeMuseum.org

December 12, 2018

Music on The Porch Second Saturday of each month

Round Robin Jam Session Fourth Saturday of each month

Nautical Flea Market October 20, 2018

Maritime by Candlelight

Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society (FSWS) 7215 11th Ave W Bradenton, FL 34209 941.792.0608 SuncoastWatercolorSociety.com

First 5 Years of Art of Our Time Through November 1, 2018

Storytelling: French Art from The Horvitz Collection Through December 2, 2018

Watercolors from the Permanent Collection Through February 3, 2019

Coco Fusco: Twilight October 14, 2018 –

The John and Mable February 17, 2019 Ringling Museum of Art Woodblock Prints from (The Ringling) Post War Japan

June 6, 2019

5401 Bay Shore Rd Sarasota, FL 34243 941.359.5700 Ringling.org

Permanent Collections

Events

The Blake Banks Ship Models Maritime Library

Art After 5

On Screen

Every Thursday evening throughout the year

National Theatre Live The Merry Wives of Windsor

December 8, 2018

Second Annual Coastal Community Celebration

Turrell Skyspace Featured Exhibits

The Greek Communities of Tarpon Springs and the Bahamas: An Intertwined History Through February 2, 2019

Knights February 3 – April 28, 2019

Select Thursday & Friday evenings

October 26, 2018

Ringling Underground

November 2, 2018

First Thursday each month: October 4 – November 1, 2018 & February 7 – April 4, 2019

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Spring Exhibit Opening: Always Ready | U.S. Coast Rhythm of the Ringling Season Kick-Off Party Guard in Florida February 22, 2019

November 18, 2018 – May 5, 2019

October 20, 2018

King Lear

November 16, 2018

The Madness of King George III December 7, 2018


Performances

ViewPoint Lecture

Matthew Duvall: Inlet

Infusing Women Into The History Of Japanese Tea Culture

October 19, 2018

Matthew Duvall: Transient Landscapes

October 27, 2018

Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy 2121 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234 941.364.3399 WhimsyMuseum.org

October 20, 2018

Dance Composition

Theatre Re: The Nature of Forgetting

November 20, 2018

Theatrical Dance

North Port Art Center

November 19 – 20, 2018

March 23, 2019

5950 Sam Shapos Way North Port, FL 34287 941.423.6460 NorthPortArtCenter.com

Raphael Xavier: Point of Interest November 30 – December 1, 2018

Bill Bowers: All Over the Map January 18 – 19, 2019

Matt Haimovitz & Vijay Iyer February 23 – 24, 2019

Union Tanguera & Kate Weare: Sin Salida

Light Chasers: Plein Air Painters of the Suncoast PO Box 17463 Sarasota, FL 34276 941.924.0818 LightChasersinc.com

Light Chasers Quick Draw Contest

Best of the Best Art Show October 8 – 26, 2018

Art in Motion Art Show November 12, 2018 – January 4, 2019

February 6, 2019

Palm Avenue Arts Alliance

Paint Sarasota Paint Out

PalmAvenue.org

March 29 – 30, 2019

February 14 – 20, 2019

Spotlight Florida: Moving Ethos

Light Chasers 8th Annual Member Show & Paint Sarasota Paint Out Show

First Friday Walks

February 22 – 24, 2019

A Prelude to Season

Joseph McGurl 2019 Workshops

November 2, 2018

Thursday and Friday once each month

April 3 – 5 & 8 – 10, 2019

December 7, 2018

Stroller Tours

Longboat Key Center for the Arts

April 12 – 13, 2019 Programs

Literati Book Club

October 30, November 27, December 18, 2018

Conversation with… Theatre Re November 10, 2018

Raphael Xavier December 1, 2018

Division of Ringling College of Art and Design 6860 Longboat Drive South Longboat Key, FL 34228 941.383.2345 ringling.edu/lbkca

An Evening of Classics October 5, 2018

Holiday Treasures An Evening on Palm January 4, 2019

Romancing the Arts February 1, 2019

A Taste of Palm Avenue March 1, 2019

An Affair to Remember April 5, 2019

Jazz on the Ave May 3, 2019

Sunset Serenade June 7, 2019


An American Salute July 5, 2019

Ringling College of Art + Design 2700 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234 941.359.7563 Ringling.edu/campus-galleries

2018 Ringling College Staff and School of Continuing Studies Instructors Exhibition Through October 3, 2018 Richard and Barbara Basch and Willis Smith Galleries

Film-Based Fiction and Fashion January 15 – March 23, 2019

Victor Lundy: Sacred Structure, Christopher Domin November 29, 2018

Sarasota Museum of Art

Sarasota Sculpture Center

891 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 Ringling College Academic Center Auditorium 2363 Old Bradenton Rd Sarasota, FL 34234 941.309.7662 ringling.edu/museum

1662 Floyd St Sarasota, FL 34239 941.928.4445 SarasotaSculptureCenter.org

Siesta Key Crystal Classic 5114 Ocean Blvd Sarasota, FL 34242 941.349.3800 SiestaKeyCrystalClassic.com

April 6 – 20, 2019

Still Striking: Creativity + Aging, Dr. Douglas Dreishpoon

Senior Thesis Exhibitions

October 4, 2018

May 6 – 9, 2019 Willis Smith Gallery

New York: Art + Cultural Capital of The Gilded Age, Dr. Chelsea Bruner

Microplastics

October 9, 2018

The Southern Atelier

November 13 – December 14, 2018

Public Art Controversies + A Bear Story, John Hatfield

Richard & Barbara Basch Gallery

October 18, 2018

7226 21st St E Sarasota, FL 34243 941.753.7755 TheSouthernAtelier.org Exhibitions & workshops offered year-round.

Annual Best of Ringling Juried Exhibitions

Noelle McCleaf – Recent Photographs October 13 – December 14, 2018

Decimo Anniversaro Del Vetro: A Decade of Glass from the Richard and Barbara Basch Collection January 8 – March 23, 2019 Lois and David Stulberg Gallery

Sheryl Oring October 12 – December 7, 2018

Towards Experimental Architecture, Aaron Betsky + Chris Lasch October 25, 2018

Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Festival November 9 – 12, 2018

Huihan Liu: Painting Plein Air in Old Cortez

Frank Stella: Experiment + Change, Bonnie Clearwater

October 22 – 26, 2018

November 1, 2018

November 28 – December 7, 2018

Building A New Museum: The Education Program November 8, 2018

Art on Film, Art21: Johannesburg November 13, 2018

Steven Assael: 10-Day Master Class

Dan Thompson: Drawing the Figure and Portrait January 14 – 18, 2019


Dennis Perrin: Painting from the Inside Out: Still Life February 1 – 3, 2019

Zhoaming Liu: Clothed Figure Painting March 25 – 29, 2019

5840 26th St W Bradenton, FL 34207 941.752.5225 Scf.edu/ArtGallery

Surface Design Guild Sarasota

SarasotaSurfaceDesign.com David Shevlino: Painting the Figure with Expression Exhibitions & workshops April 25 – 28, 2019

Charles Miano: Red Chalk Drawing

offered year-round

May 17 – 19, 2019

Towles Court Art District

State College of Florida Fine Art Gallery

1938 Adams Ln Sarasota, FL 34236 941.587.9851 TowlesCourt.com

Art Walks Third Friday of every month

Venice Art Center 390 Nokomis Ave Venice, FL 34285 941.485.7136 VeniceArtCenter.com

Women Contemporary Artists 941.358.9159 WomenContemporaryArtists.com

Women Contemporary Artists Annual Art Exhibit December 6, 2018 – January 11, 2019 Opening reception – December 6, 2018


expand history,

science & education


HISTORY, SCIENCE & EDUCATION Adult and Community Enrichment Center 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233 941.361.6590 ACE-Sarasota.com

Alliance Française de Sarasota 715 N Washington Blvd, Ste C Sarasota, FL 34236 941.955.0700 AFSarasota.org

French Language Lunch & Lecture Series October 9, November 13, 2018 & January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, 2019

Anna Maria Island Historical Society 402 Pine Ave Anna Maria, FL 34216 941.778.0492 amihs.org

C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota PO Box 50611 Sarasota, FL 34232 941.952.8188 cgjungsarasota.org Jung Library at Argosy University

Jungian Analysis of Mythopoetic Literature, “Odyssey” By Homer October 9, 2018 – September 24, 2019 Every other Tuesday

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast 400 Palmetto Ave Osprey, FL 34229 941.918.2100 conservationfoundation.com

Exhibition: The Living Landscape Through October 26, 2018

2018 Wild About Nature Festival

Friends of the Sarasota County History Center 701 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 941.361.2453 foschc.org

Historical Society Of Sarasota County 1260 12th St Sarasota, FL 34236 941.364.9076 HSOSC.com Conversations at The Crocker Crocker Memorial Church

Historical Detectives: Jeff LaHurd/ Brandon Steinert October 9, 2018

Ringling College: Larry Thompson November 13, 2018

My Old Home: Erin DiFazio January 8, 2019

Museum

November 3, 2018

January – April: May – December: Closed Sundays and Mondays

Pride of Place: Jon Thaxton/John McCarthy

Crowley Museum & Nature Center

February 12, 2019

Big Cat Habitat 7101 Palmer Blvd Sarasota, FL 34240 941.371.6377 BigCatHabitat.org

16405 Myakka Rd Sarasota, FL 34240 941.322.1000 CrowleyFL.org

Archaeology Matters: Jeff Moates March 12, 2019

Florida Highwaymen: John McCarthy April 9, 2019


Sunday Afternoon Socials January 13, February 10, March 10, 2019 Sue Blue’s Historic Trolley Tours October 13 & 27, November 10 & 24, December 8, 2018 January 5 & 19, February 2 & 16, March 2, 16 & 30, April 13 & 27, 2019

Archaeology Lecture Series November 8, December 8, 2018; January 10, February 9, March 7, 2019

Lights in Bloom December 19, 2018 January 6, 2019 (closed December 24, 25 & 31)

Fairy House Festival

New Year’s Eve at Selby Gardens

February 23 – 24, 2019

December 31, 2018

Manatee County Agricultural Museum

Keynote Lecture: Gauguin’s Voyage to Paradise with Dr. Carol Ockman

Special Events

1015 6th St W Palmetto, FL 34221 941.721.2034 ManateeClerk.com/ historical/AgMuseum.aspx

Luncheon at Spanish Point / Bus Tour to Solomon’s Castle

Manatee Village Historical Park

Lecture Series

1404 Manatee Ave E Bradenton, FL 34208 941.749.7165 ManateeClerk.com/historical/ manateevillage.aspx

Monthly, October – May

January 2019

Sparkly Saturday February 9, 2019

Historic Spanish Point 337 N Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941.966.5214 HistoricSpanishPoint.org

Tea with Bertha Palmer November 18, 2018; January 20, March 17, 2019

Full Moon Ghost Tours October 24, 2018; January 20, February 19, March 20, April 19, May 18, June 16, 2019

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 900 S Palm Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941.366.5731 Selby.org

February 12, 2019

Tahitian Nights at Selby Gardens February 20, 2019

Botanical Briefings

Lunch in the Gardens

Endless Forms October 17, 2018

Orchid Show feat. Tom Mirenda October 25, 2018 Wine & Design

Orchid Mania with Angel Lara

The Orchid Show: Endless Forms Opening Reception

October 24, 2018

October 10, 2018

Tropical Paradise

The Orchid Show: Endless Forms

March 13, 2019

October 12 – November 25, 2018

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Spooktacular October 28, 2018

Savage Gardens October 31, 2018

Holiday Splendor October 24, 2018

1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy Sarasota, FL 34236 941.388.4441 Mote.org


Mote’s Night of Fish, Fun & Fright

New Topics Speaker Series

October 20, 2018

October 18 & November 15, 2018 January 22, February 14, March 5 & 28, April 17, 2019

Youth Making Ripples (Film Festival) February 8, 2019

Dispatches from the Gulf (Documentary) February 13, 2019

Special Lecture Series February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019

World Oceans Day Family Festival June 8, 2019 Year-Round Exhibits

Shark Zone Creatures from the Reef Florida Bay Habitats Sea Turtles: Ancient Survivors Manatees Otters & Their Waters From the River to the Seas Oh Baby! Life Cycles of the Sea Exploration Gallery Fossil Creek

New College of Florida 5800 Bay Shore Rd Sarasota, FL 34243 941.487.4153 ncf.edu/new-topics-newcollege Benefiting New College Foundation.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Ringling College of Continuing Studies 1050 S Tuttle Ave, Bldg 1 Sarasota, FL 34237 olliatringlingcollege.org Connections: Documentary Film Series

Expedition Happiness October 2, 2018

Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale October 23, 2018

The Mars Generation November 13, 2018

Powel Crosley Estate 8374 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243 941.722.3244 PowelCrosleyEstate.com

Ringling College of Art + Design 2700 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234 941.351.5100 Ringling.edu See Museums & Visual Arts for gallery exhibits.

Ringling College of Continuing Studies 2700 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234 ringling.edu/ continuingstudies

Digital + Studio Arts + Lectures Through December 12, 2018, January 9 – May 31, June 10 – July 26, 2019

Lectures

Cuban Art Guest Lecturer: David Horta

Featured Immersions

October 24, 2018

October 13 & 20, 2018

Einstein’s Circle Lecture: Robert Essner

Cold Wax & Oil

Mark Making

October 31, 2018

October 6 – 7, 2018 March 9 – 10, 2019

Robert Collins

Encaustic

November 8, 2018

March 11 – 13, 2019

Stuck of Unstuck: Women in the 21st Century

Glass Workshops

November 14, 2018

Book Art & Letterpress: TBA Digital Painting: TBA Digital Sculpting: TBA

3rd Annual Boomer Conference with Jeri Sedlar November 16, 2018

May & June 2019 Woodworking: TBA


Master Classes: Winter/Spring

Charles Reid Watercolor Workshop March 11 – 15, 2019

Sarasota Architectural Sarasota Institute Foundation of Lifetime Learning 941.364.2199 (SILL) SarasotaArchitectural Foundation.org

Traditional Figure, Anatomy & more w/Glenn Vilppu

Umbrella House Tour

March 11 – 15, 2019

Cocoon House Tour

Portrait in Clay w/Philippe Faraut

October 6 & 20, December 1 & 15, 2018; January 5 & 19, February 2 & 16, March 2 & 16, 2019

March 15 – 17, 2019

Ink Painting w/Elisabeth Condon & Chalice Mitchell January 19 – 20, 2019

October 20, December 15, 2018

SarasotaMOD Architecture Festival

Acrylic Painting w/Tim Jaeger

November 9 – 11, 2018

January 12, 20, 27, 2019

Sarasota Children’s Garden

Magic of Tromp L’Oeil & Trilogy w/Jennifer Pace TBA

Art Quilts & Fiber Collages: Maggie Dillon March 10 – 11, 2019

Ringling Town Hall Lecture Series

1670 10th Way Sarasota, FL 34236 941.330.1711 sarasotachildrensgarden.com For a list of nature, gardening & art programs, please visit website.

8499 S Tamiami Trail, Box 219 Sarasota, FL 34238 941.365.6404 SILLSarasota.org

Sarasota Jungle Gardens 3701 Bay Shore Rd Sarasota, FL 34234 941.355.5305 SarasotaJungleGardens. com Schedule of events available online.

South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium 201 10th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941.746.4131 SouthFloridaMuseum.org

Film Fridays

Sarasota Garden Club

Every Friday Night

1131 Blvd of the Arts Sarasota, FL 34236 941.955.0875 SarasotaGardenClub.org

Family Night at the Museum

Flower Show & Plant Sale

IQuest

James Comey February 4, 2019

October 13, 2018

Jimmy Wales February 18, 2019

Margaret Taylor – Italian Designer

Caroline Kennedy

November 7, 2018

March 4, 2019

Gardens in Paradise: 5th Annual Premier Garden Tour

Benefiting Ringling College Library Association 941.925.1343 RCLassociation.org

Shaquille O’Neal January 21, 2019

Ian Bremmer April 11, 2019

March 16, 2019

First Saturday every month Second Saturday every month

think + drink (science) Second Wednesday every month

Stelliferous Live! Last Wednesday every month


STREAM Saturdays Third Saturday of every month

KidSpace Second & Fourth Saturdays of each month

Lunch & Learn Second & Fourth Wednesdays of each month

SunCoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning (SCALL) PO Box 1072 Sarasota, FL 34236 SunCoastLifelong Learning.org

Lifelong Learning Expo November 15, 2018

Suncoast Science Center Faulhaber Fab Lab 4452 S Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233 941.840.4394 suncoastscience.org For a list of camps, programs and events, please visit website.

Star of Bethlehem December 20 – 21, 2018

Venice Heritage PO Box 1190 Venice, FL 34284 941.237.0478 VeniceHeritage.org


engage festivals &

fairs


FESTIVALS & FAIRS Classic Car Show

Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival/ITU World Cup

Oktoberfest

The Native Plant Show

OCTOBER 2018 Lakewood Ranch Main St lakewoodranch.com October 3, November 7, December 6, 2018

W Venice Ave venicemainstreet.com October 4, 2018

Beer, Bands and BBQ Music Compound musiccompound.com October 6, 2018

24th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival Main St, Sarasota artfestival.com October 6 – 7, 2018

Downtown Sarasota Home Show Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota 10times.com October 6 – 7, 2018

Giving Hunger the Blues & Jazz on the Bay

Van Wezel Bayfront givinghungertheblues.org October 12 – 13, 2018

Jaguar Concours d’Elegance

St. Armands Circle Park starmandscircleassoc.com October 12, 2018

Nathan Benderson Park nathanbendersonpark.org October 13 – 14, 2018

Bradenton Area Convention Center, Palmetto 10times.com October 18 – 19, 2018

Coin Show & Sale

Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota 10times.com October 19 – 21, 2018

45th Sun Fiesta

Venice Airport Festival Grounds womenssertoma.com October 19 – 21, 2018

Suncoast International Dragon Boat Festival Nathan Benderson Park gwndragonboat.com October 20, 2018

St. Armands Boat Show

St. Armands Circle starmandscircleassoc.com October 20 – 21, 2018

Lakewood Ranch Boo Fest

Lakewood Ranch Main St LakewoodRanch.com October 26, 2018

Sarasota Celtic Music Festival

Nathan Benderson Park celtoberfest.org October 26 – 27, 2018

Barctober Fest

Bob Gardner Community Park, LWR lakewoodranch.com October 27, 2018

Sarasota Oktoberfest Gulfstream and Main, Sarasota paragonartevents.com October 27 – 28, 2018

UTC Fine Art Fair with Craft Marketplace

140 University Town Center Dr. artfestival.com October 27 – 28, 2018

Venice Children’s Halloween Parade Venice Main St visitvenicefl.org October 31, 2018

10th Anniversary Fright Night

St. Armands Circle starmandscircleassoc.com October 31, 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 Sarasota Boat Show Sarasota Fairgrounds 10times.com November 2 – 4, 2018


2018 Wild About Nature Festival

conservationfoundation.com Bay Preserve, 400 Palmetto Ave, Osprey November 3, 2018

Beers, Boats and Bacon Festival

Nathan Benderson Park beerboatsandbacon.com November 10, 2018

30th Annual Ferraris on the Circle St. Armands St. Armands Circle Park Art & Craft Festival starmandscircleassoc.com November 3, 2018

Downtown Venice Art Classic

Venice Ave. artfestival.com November 3 – 4, 2018

Sarasota Medieval Fair

Sarasota Fairgrounds sarasotamedievalfair.com November 3 – 4, 10 – 11, 17 – 18, 2018

Sarasota Architectural Foundation

SarasotaMOD Weekend Multiple Venues sarasotamod.com November 9 – 11, 2018

2018 Chalk Festival: Garden of Wonders

Venice Airport Fairgrounds visitvenicefl.org November 9 – 12, 2018

Siesta Key Crystal Classic

Master Sand Sculpting Competition Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key siestakeycrystalclassic.com November 9 – 12, 2018

Lakewood Ranch Seafood & Music Festival

Lakewood Ranch Main St lakewoodranch.com November 24 – 25, 2018

Siesta Key Village Annual Holiday St. Armands Circle, Sarasota Lighting ArtFestival.com November 10 – 11, 2018

SiestaKeyVillage.org See website for date

Suncoast Food & Wine Fest

Bradenton Blues Festival

Sarasota Polo Club at LWR SuncoastFoodAnd Winefest.com November 10, 2018

Oktoberfest Jazz Trolley & Pub Crawl Downtown Sarasota jazzclubsarasota.org November 14, 2018

Fixx Fest

Bradenton Motorsports Park 10times.com November 17, 2018

Sarasota Fall Fine Art Festival

Gulf Stream Ave paragonartevents.com November 17 – 18, 2018

Ponies Under The Palms Mustang Show LWR Main St lakewoodranch.com November 18, 2018

Venice Blues Festival VisitVenicefl.org VeniceBlues.com November 2018

Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion BradentonBluesFestival.org November 30 – December 2, 2018

DECEMBER 2018 Sarasota Art & Handmade Home Show

Robarts Arena sarasotaartandhandmade homeshow.com November 30 & December 1 – 2, 2018

Siesta Key Seafood & Music Festival Siesta Beach paragonartevents.com December 1 – 2, 2018

Venice Christmas Boat Parade North & South Jetties VisitVenicefl.org December 1, 2018

Holiday Night on St. Armands

St. Armands Circle starmandscircleassoc.com December 7, 2018


Atomic Holiday Bazaar

Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota 10times.com December 8 – 9, 2018

Lido Beach Holiday of the Arts paragonartevents.com December 8 – 9, 2018

Holidays Around the Ranch

Lakewood Ranch Main St LakewoodRanch.com December 14, 2018

Porsches in the Park

St. Armands Circle Park starmandscircleassoc.com December 15, 2018

Arts & Crafts Shows

Elks Lodge, Englewood 10times.com December 15 – 16, 2018

Sarasota New Year’s Eve Pineapple Drop

Sarasota December 31, 2018

JANUARY 2019 Bradenton Boat Show Bradenton Area Convention Center, Palmetto 10times.com January 4 – 6, 2019

The Venice Antiques Show

Venice Community Center 10times.com January 5 – 6, 2019

Coquina Tides Arts & Crafts Show

12th Annual Downtown Venice Anna Maria Island Chamber Craft Festival 10times.com January 12 – 13, 2019

Sarasota Fine Arts Festival

Downtown Sarasota paragonartevents.com January 12 – 13, 2019

23rd Annual Anna Maria Islandfest Arts & Craft Show 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Sunsetboulevard Promotions.com January 12 – 13, 2019

Taste of St. Armands

St. Armands Circle Park starmandscircleassoc.com January 19, 2019

Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

Main St, Venice ArtFestival.com January 26 – 27, 2019

St. Armands Circle Winter Art Festival ArtFestival.com January 26 – 27, 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 Coquina Beach Winterfest Arts & Craft Show Phillippi Estate Park 10times.com February 2 – 3, 2019

Winterfest at the Mansion Arts & Craft Show

Five Points paragonartevents.com January 19 – 20, 2019

Phillippi Estate Park sunsetboulevard promotions.com February 2 – 3, 2019

Embracing Our Differences

Grand Ovation at Lakewood Ranch

2019 Embracing Our Differences Exhibit Bayfront Park embracingourdifferences.org January 19 – March 14, 2019

27th Annual Venice Nokomis Rotary Arts Festival

Venice Airport Grounds VeniceNokomisRotary.org January 19 – 20, 2019

Forks and Corks 2019 DineOriginal.com January 24 – 28, 2019

Lakewood Ranch Main St LakewoodRanch.com February 2019

Sarasota Masters Art Festival

Main St and Gulfstream Ave BoulderBrook.net February 2 – 3, 2019

Bradenton Area River Regatta desotohq.com February 9, 2019


5th Annual Maxine Barritt Park Arts & Craft Show

1600 Harbor Dr, Venice Sunsetboulevard Promotions.com February 9 – 10, 2019

Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts Main St, Sarasota ArtFestival.com February 9 – 10, 2019

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Village of Cortez cortez-fish.org February 16 – 17, 2019

Art at JD Hamel Park Arts & Craft Show 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota Sunsetboulevard Promotions.com February 16 – 17, 2019

Lido Beach Winter Fine Art Festival

Lido Beach paragonartevents.com February 16 – 17, 2019

25th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival

MARCH 2019 ArtSlam

Old Main St, Bradenton realizebradenton.com March 2, 2019

Suncoast Blues Festival Robarts Arena suncoastbluesfestival.com March 2, 2019

Sarasota Bradenton Home & Garden Show Bradenton Area Convention Center 10times.com March 2 – 3, 2019

18th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic W Venice Ave ArtFestival.com March 2 – 3, 2019

Lido Tides Arts & Craft Show

400 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota Sunsetboulevard Promotions.com March 2 – 3, 2019

39th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival

Siesta Key artfestival.com February 16 – 17, 2019

Downtown Sarasota jazzclubsarasota.org March 6 – 9, 2019

Sarasota Invitational Regatta

10th Annual Jewish Film Festival

Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival

Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest Art Festival

Nathan Benderson Park sarasotainvitational.com February 22 – 24, 2019

Ocean Blvd & Beach Rd artfestival.com February 23 – 24, 2019

jfedsrq.org March 6 – 17, 2019

City Hall Field, Holmes Beach islandartleague.org March 9 – 10, 2019

1st Annual Springfest at the Mansion Arts & Craft Show 5500 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota SunsetBoulevard Promotions.com March 9 – 10, 2019

Sarasota Spring Fine Art Festival

Downtown Sarasota paragonartevents.com March 9 – 10, 2019

Anna Maria Taste of Arts & Crafts 5801 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach SunsetBoulevard Promotions.com March 16 – 17, 2019

Lakewood Ranch Winter Fine Art Festival

Lakewood Ranch paragonartevents.com March 16 – 17, 2019

Sarasota County Fair Sarasota Fairgrounds SarasotaFair.com March 15 – 24, 2019

University Town Center Art Fair

140 University Town Center artfestival.com March 23 – 24, 2019

Downtown Sarasota Springfest Arts & Craft Show

Main & Pineapple Streets SunsetBoulevard Promotions.com March 23 – 24, 2019


Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival Centennial Park VeniceBookFair.com March 23 – 24, 2019

Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash

Venice Airport Festival Grounds visitvenicefl.org March 29 – 30, 2019

Florida Creativity Conference

Florida Studio Theatre 10times.com March 29 – 31, 2019

Lido Beach Spring Fine Art Festival paragonartevents.com April 6 – 7, 2019

Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival artfestival.com April 6 – 7, 2019

Venice Shark Tooth Festival Venice Airport grounds SharksToothFest.com April 2019

La Musica International Chamber Music Festival

The Rotary Club of LaMusicaFestival.org Englewood’s Fine Arts April 8 – 16, 2019 Festival Dearborn St, Englewood DeSoto Bottle Boat EnglewoodRotary.org Regatta March 30 – 31, 2019

APRIL 2019 Florida Winefest & Auction Sarasota FloridaWineFest.org April 4 – 7, 2019

desotohq.com April 13, 2019

InspireSarasota! 2019 Five Points Park, Downtown Sarasota sarasotaarts.org April 13, 2019

Annual Siesta Fiesta

DeSoto Seafood Festival

Ocean Boulevard, Siesta Key Village ArtFestival.com April 27 – 28, 2019

Sarasota Film Festival

Lakewood Ranch Fine Arts Festival

desotohq.com April 5 – 7, 2019

SarasotaFilmFestival.com April 5 – 14, 2019

Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival

Hollywood II, Sarasota unwomen-usnc.org/gcc April 6 – 7, 2019

Lakewood Ranch paragonartevents.com April 27 – 28, 2019

MAY 2019 Classic Corvette Car Show

St. Armands Circle starmandscircleassoc.com May 4, 2019

Venice Seafood & Music Festival

Centennial Park paragonartevents.com May 4 – 5, 2019

10th Annual Harvey Milk Festival Five Points Park harveymilkfestival.org May 4 & 9 – 11, 2019

Dragon Boat Festival 2019

Nathan Benderson Park gwndragonboat.com May 11, 2019

SUMMER 2018 St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival

St. Armands Circle Park paragonartevents.com June 1 – 2, 2019

Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week SavorSarasota.com June 1 – 14, 2019

Sarasota Music Festival

SarasotaOrchestra.org June 2 – 22, 2019

World Oceans Day Family Festival Mote Marine Mote.org June 8, 2019


connect arts communities & organizations


ARTS COMMUNITIES & ORGANIZATIONS Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County 1226 N Tamiami Trail, Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941.365.5118 SarasotaArts.org

Celebration of the Arts Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall October 22, 2018

Remnants of Memory: Brenda K. Robinson February 5 – 28, 2019 Artist Reception February 6

A Study in Glass Steve Iitis & Susan Kutno March 5 – April 5, 2019 Artist Reception April 17

DC Designs: Continuity and Change – Alan Ward December 13, 2018 Exhibits

American Designed Landscapes: Space and Light, Photographs by Alan Ward

A Potpourri of Genres Karen Chandler, Ivonne Henry & Susan Mass

October 16 – December 29, 2018

InspireSarasota! Festival

April 10 – May 15, 2019 Artist Reception March 6

Five Points Park, Downtown Sarasota April 13, 2019

Center for Architecture Sarasota

February 7, 2019 – April 30, 2019

265 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 cfasrq.org

Florida Creativity Alliance

Principals Luncheon Art Ovation Hotel November 7, 2018

Art Exhibits

James Griffin: Moments of Color and Light

Trolley Tours Thursdays, October – May

Through October 31, 2018

An “Exchange” of Ideas Ann Hollister, Linda Moor Anelli

CFAS 5 Year Anniversary Exhibit

Building A Day

A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers and Containers & Packages, 1951-1954

4331 Woodmans Chart Sarasota, FL 34235 440.724.4427 flcreativity.com

Navigating Now & Beyond March 29 – 31, 2019

November 5 – December 14, 2018 Artist Reception November 14

October 1 – 31, 2018 October 5, 2018

Florida West Coast Bead Society

Expansion of Abstraction/ Originality of Gouache Laurie Maves Guglielmi & Gennifer March

Lectures

FloridaWestCoast BeadSociety.com

For the Love of Architecture – Harold Bubil Speaker

Classes with nationally known beading instructor Cristie Prince

January 2 – 31, 2019 Artist Reception January 9

October 23, 2018

Designing Women Boutique November 3 – 5, 2018

Celebration Reception

American Designed Landscapes: Space and Light – Alan Ward November 15, 2018


Founders Garden Club of Sarasota

Manatee County Cultural Alliance

Art Slam 2019

PO Box 25612 Sarasota, FL 34277 FoundersGCSarasota.org See website for events.

926 12th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941.746.2223 ManateeArts.org

Long Table Cars & Cuisine at Jake’s Automotive

March 2, 2019

April 13, 2019

First Friday Art Walk

Friendship Knot Quilters’ Guild

First Friday every month

Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation

FriendshipKnot QuiltersGuild.com

Manatee Village Historical Park

941.953.8727 HistoricSarasota.org

1404 Manatee Ave E

Hermitage Artist Retreat Bradenton, FL 34208 6660 Manasota Key Rd Englewood, FL 34223 941.475.2098 HermitageArtistRetreat.org Check website for event schedule.

Lakewood Ranch Main Street 8100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd Bradenton, FL 34202 941.907.9243 LakewoodRanch.com

manateevillage.org

Manasota Weavers Guild PO Box 17876 Sarasota, FL 34276 ManasotaWeavers Guild.com

The Parrish Arts Council

Music on Main

ParrishArtsCouncil.org Bradenton Area Convention Center

Free concerts the first Friday of each month.

East2West Art Market & Show

Classic Car Show

October 6 – 7, 2018

First Wednesday of each month.

Petticoat Painters petticoatpaintersfl.com

Events at Lakewood Ranch 6220 University Pkwy Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240 941.907.6000 LakewoodRanch.com/events

Suncoast Food & Wine Fest Sarasota Polo Club November 10, 2018

Sarasota County Film And Entertainment Office 1680 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34236 941.309.1200 filmsarasota.com

“Robert McKee STORY” Seminar Ringling College October 19 – 21, 2018

Sarasota Film Society Burns Court Cinemas 506 Burns Court Sarasota, FL 34236 Lakewood Ranch Cinemas 10715 Rodeo Drive #8 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941.955.3456 FilmSociety.org

Cine-World Film Festival

Realize Bradenton

November 2 – 11, 2018

941.621.6471 realizebradenton.com

Sarasota Garden Club

Bradenton Farmers Market

Music in the Park

1131 Blvd of the Arts Sarasota, FL 34236 941.955.0875 SarasotaGardenClub.org

Fridays, March 8 – April 26, 2019

Flower Show & Plant Sale

Bradenton Blues Festival

October 13, 2018

Saturdays, October 6, 2018 – May 25, 2019

November 30 – December 2, 2018


Margaret Taylor – Italian Designer

Tapestry Artists of Sarasota

November 7, 2018

8069 Stirling Falls Cir Sarasota, FL 34243 941.359.1765 AmericanTapestry Alliance.org

Gardens in Paradise: 5th Annual Premier Garden Tour March 16, 2019

Sarasota Pen Women 941.342.8542 SarasotaPenWomen.com Workshops

Boost Your Creativity: An Expressive Writing Workshop October 26, 2018

Marketing 101 – Selling Your Self-Published Book November 2, 2018

Calligraphy for Christmas December 14, 2018 Luncheon

Launching Leaders in the Arts Awards Luncheon 2018-19 March 6, 2019

Sarasota Shell Club PO Box 4124 Sarasota, FL 34230 SarasotaShellClub.com

Annual Sarasota Shell Show February 8 – 10, 2019

Sumi-E Society of America Sarasota Chapter sarasotasumi-e.ipower.com

Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge, Orville Hanchey Gallery, Northwestern State University May 1 – June 30, 2019

Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge Augustana College, Rock Island August 26 – October 12, 2019

U.S. National Committee for UN Women Gulf Coast Chapter PO Box 4102 Sarasota, FL 34230 941.923.1050 unwomen-usnc.org/gcc

Village of the Arts Bradenton, FL 941.747.8056 VillageoftheArts.com

Art Walks First Friday & Saturday every month. Events & workshops schedules available online.

Visit Sarasota County 701 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 941.955.0991 VisitSarasota.org

Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week June 1 – 14, 2019

WSLR+Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center 525 Kumquat Ct Sarasota, FL 34236 941.894.6469 Concerts

Jim Lauderdale w/ Grant Peeples opening October 12, 2018

International Women’s Day New Orleans Jazz Vipers Art Center Sarasota March 8, 2019

October 19, 2018

Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival

October 28, 2018

Hollywood II, Sarasota April 6 & 7, 2019

November 4, 2018

Venice Main Street

November 9, 2018

941.484.6722 VeniceMainSt.com See Festivals & Fairs section.

John McCutcheon

Daymark Irish Trio Paul Brock Band Frank’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio

December 15, 2018

David Wilcox January 18, 2019

Emerging Artists Showcase February 1, 2019

Hightime Celtic Band March 8, 2019


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2018/2019 Arts & Culture Guide brought to you by the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County.