+ Once upon a time, I tweeted during a show
I am not a fan of people using cell phones or even hearing them vibrate during any performance, but during this week’s Sarasota Orchestra performance, “Once Upon a Time,” I’m making an exception. The orchestra has invited me to sit in the social savvy seats Saturday, Oct. 6, when I will be live tweeting about the multimedia performance. This is much like having a conversation after the performance with friends, but now everyone can weigh-in on the event. Social savvy seats are a special section for those participating, so we are not distracting to other audience members. You can follow me on Twitter @MalloryGnaegy to see what I think. And, please tweet me after the show to let me know what you think!
+ All that jazz
The Jazz Club of Sarasota’s “Jazz at Two” concert series begins Friday, Oct. 5. The series, founded in 2001, showcases regional jazz performers. The program kicks off with “A Tribute to Lillette Jenkins Wisner,” featuring Wisner on vocals and piano at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road.
‘Stompin’ at the Savoy’: Sarasota Orchestra will present the Great Escapes 1 series featuring a lot of Gershwin, a little bit of Brubaker and some Billy Joel. It opens at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Holley Hall, 709 N. Tamiami Trail. Tickets are $26 to $38. Call 953-3434.
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7 Hans Weigand: Neu Vienna Art
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
7 Florida Folk Art
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7 Aaron Blaise Solo Show
7 Sarasota Orchestra presents Exotic Stories
8:00 pm - 4:30 pm
7 Ring Sarasota
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
13 Founder's Talk & Tea
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
13 Paris Flea Market - An Upscale Sale
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
13 Mozart Madness 1
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.