The Observer launched a web video series in March called “Patron Saints,” in which we recognize area performing-arts venues and the patrons who support them. It’s all in keeping with the idea that Sarasota is an arts city, and these individuals make it possible.
This week’s video showcases Mitchell McKnight, Circus Sarasota board chairman. After seeing a circus performance many years ago, he was inspired by the magic to get involved in a bigger way. But, it’s the programs that keep him donating every year. One such program, Sailor Circus, teaches kids circus arts and how to accomplish tasks they couldn’t have done before. It gives them confidence and self-esteem, and he thinks that’s worthwhile.
Stay tuned for future episodes featuring Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, PLATO and Venice Theatre.
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15 The Jim Cullum Jazz Band
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
16 Gloria Musicae Presents A Night at the Opera
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
17 Watercolor Pouring and Blending with Lian Quan Zhen
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
18 Playdate at The Asolo
19 Plein Air Painting - Paint the Museum
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
19 Come Fly With Me
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
20 Watercolor Landscapes Fast and Loose with Jack Nolan
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 38th Annual Pineapple Antique Show
5:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.