+ 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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10 Lend Me a Tenor
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18 Sarasota Orchestra: Chamber Series
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Chamber Soirees: Flute
12 Chamber Soirees: Clarinet
Students make splash for school
Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Corp. this weekend will celebrate the start of school with its annual Back to School Splash Bash event Aug. 23, at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA, 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
Klauber, Mancini honored by AJC
The West Coast Florida Region of AJC (American Jewish Committee) will honor Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini, of Michael’s On East, in November.
Temples share the Torah
Twenty-three years ago, Temple Sinai received a Torah on loan when it organized a new congregation in Sarasota.