+ 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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15 Sarasota Spring Fine Art Festival
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
Harbour Hatties raise $17,000
Ladies in the Heritage Harbour community took a stand against cancer as they hosted the “Hearts for Hope” ball at IMG Academy.
Children 'Read Across America'
Preschoolers at the Primrose School at Lakewood Ranch Town Center will provide books for local children in need in honor of Read Across America Day this month.
Club raises $17,000 for local charities
More than 200 women in the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club enjoyed an afternoon of laughter and socializing Feb. 26, as they hosted “Laugh Your Abs Off with Tim Wilkins” at The Francis in Sarasota.