+ Get ’em while they’re hot
And I’m talking tickets; the women (and men) of Black Diamond Burlesque are always hot.
I attended the troupe’s September show, and it was a blast, from the whipped cream and gorilla suit, right down to the clothes-eating snake. And I haven’t been able to get Top Hat Dave’s tassels out of my head since that show.
It might seem early to buy tickets for an Oct. 20 show, but the the group sold a quarter of the October show’s tickets before they even went on stage this month.
I hear it’s going to be a Halloween-themed affair — full of tricks, treats and lots of tease. Call 925-FUNY for tickets or go online to mccurdyscomedy.com.
+ Eviction may have been a drag, but have no fear
Drag Queen Bingo will still take place every Friday in its new home at The Players Theatre. Miss Beneva Fruitville announced last week that, starting in October, The Players would take on the queens in all of their glory.
+ Young boy enjoys first museum visit
Local writer Pamela Beck has a column, called ARTdart, on Sarasota Visual Art’s website. One of her recent columns about art and youthfulness is a not-to-be missed piece.
Beck’s piece recaps the story of a John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art docent’s recent tour. The docent was in awe of Michael, a little boy on her tour. Michael’s excitement and enthusiasm, as told by Beck, was impressive and scholarly.
He asked questions and had an almost professional take on seeing the museum for the first time. The story reminds you to trust future generations and to see things through innocent eyes.
I’ll provide a link on my Facebook page, Mallory Gnaegy (Observer).
+ We’ve got talent, yes we do
Sarasota is crawling with talent — I’ve seen it with my own eyes. But, I dare you to prove it in person at the fourth annual Sarasota’s Got Talent auditions. Auditions take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Plymouth Harbor.
All ages are welcome to the event sponsored by Julie Rohr Academy. The first-place winner in each category wins $200 and the claim to fame of being the most talented of 2012. Call 371-4979 for an audition time.
s/ART/q Print Party: Bring clothing, bags, pillowcases or anything you might like to get screen printed with a local artist’s design to the s/ART/q third annual Print Party. The event will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota.
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18 Paper Laine: Gracie Kennedy Solo-Show @ madeby Gallery Ringling College of Art and Design
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
18 Chroma Quartet
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
23 A Wink and a Smile
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
25 "Jazz at Two" with the Kevin Celebi Quartet
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.
MTI takes top awards
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division at the HOSA State Leadership Conference April 3 through April 6, in Lake Buena Vista.
Schooled on Jazz
Students at Haile Middle School kept the audience’s toes tapping April 8, during the school’s Night of Jazz event.