There are so many arts-related events this weekend that it was hard to pick our top four hot tickets. Be sure to pick up a copy of Season Magazine, or click here to view an online version, for complete listings.
Arts: "Theo Wujcik: New Paintings" and "Human Tide"
Ybor City-based contemporary artist Theo Wujcik is an acclaimed painter and printmaker. He created an entirely new body of work specifically for this solo show in Galleries I and II at Selby Gallery. View his website here.
In the State College of Florida Fine Art Gallery will be an installation by Tampa-based artist Kirk Ke Wang. View his website here.
When: Opening Reception 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. "Theo Wujcik: New Paintings" runs through Dec. 11 and "Human Tide" runs through Jan. 15.
Where: Selby Gallery, 2,700 N. Tamiami Trail
Info: Call 359-7563 or visit here for more information.
Dance: Sarasota Ballet's "Theatre of Dreams"
For the first time since this popular annual performance’s inception, Theater of Dreams will open Sarasota Ballet's season — it typically comes at the end. The company members choreograph a wide variety of pieces for this program. Veteran Theatre of Dreams choreographers Kate Honea, Logan Learned and Jamie Carter contributed pieces along with new choreographers Kelly Yankle, Alex Harrison and David Tlaiye.
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.
Where: FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail.
Cost: Tickets $35 to $100
Info: Call 359-0099, Ext. 101 or visit here for more information.
Music: Florida Blue Blues and Music Festival
An annual blues festival isn't new news for Sarasota, but when the staple Sarasota Blues Festival decided to have a bye for 2013, in stepped the Florida Blue Blues and Music Festival to continue the tradition. This year's highlights include Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Samantha Fish and The Kenny Wayne Shepard Band.
When: Noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
Where: Sarasota fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd.
Cost: $27 in advance; $32 at the gate
Info: Visit here for more information.
Theater: Manatee Players' "Young Frankenstein"
Manatee Players presents the musical parody on classic horror films just in time for the spooky holiday season. This will be the first full weekend of performances and is a not-to-miss adaption of Frankenstein.
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25; 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Runs through Nov. 10.
Where: Manatee Players, 502 3rd Ave. W. Bradenton.
Cost: Tickets $26
Info: Call 749-1111 or visit here for more information.
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Food and fun
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.
River Club’s Cheryl Kaufman says she’s still pinching herself.
A little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” can go a long way this holiday season.