Scene & Heard
Find out what's "scene" and heard in Sarasota's arts and entertainment world.
by Heidi KurpielaRSS Feed
Gallery owner featured in People; ‘Antigone Now’ starts Sarasota tour; Ray Peper plays dress-up in Baltimore and Selby launches garden variety series.
Johnson to ring in the Rover's birthday; 'Oklahoma' is the place to be next month; Say hello to a new contemporary art group; RIAF gets a kick in the 'Butoh'; and hot tickets.
WBTT raises the roof at Marina Tower; Fans cheer ballet’s downtown invasion; s/ART/q counts its T-shirt money; Theaters enjoy record early ticket sales; and hot tickets.
Parents: It’s time to let your children act out; Head to Ringling to catch an odd exhibition treat; VW announces a season of Sarasota premieres; Correction: Tea & Tarot; and hot tickets.
Will Tuckett works his royal magic in Sarasota; North Trail museum opens on a ‘whim’; and Asolo Adventurers just can’t sit still.
Sarasota filmmaker gets a ‘raw deal’; Yearlong sculpture contest takes shape; Calling all Sarasota screenwriters …; VT’s ‘Evil Dead’ is a bloody fun time; and hot tickets.
Nun-turned-house sitter pens memoir; Graphic-tee lovers: Get your s/ART/q on; Parkland Gallery finds art in poetry; Asolo rep seeks Renaissance dog; Gloria Musicae searches for its voices; and hot tickets.
'Little' singer's star continues to rise; The Players Theatre reveals its dark side; The Venue refreshes the Rosemary District; Art Brawlers get ready to rumble; and hot tickets.
Ballet soloist dancing for two; ‘Hot August Night’ rescheduled; Jeff Hazelton extends his 3D art exhibit; Mystery authors plan to haunt the Hyatt; and Documentary film classes.
Elizabeth Van Riper goes off the air; ‘Lil Chris’ gets kudos from the county; Bend it with the masses; The Brualdis stayed cool for their 50th; and hot ticket.
About Heidi Kurpiela
I’m Heidi Kurpiela, The Observer’s A&E Editor. Here are a few things you should know about me before you read my blog: I’m a lousy singer and an OK dancer. I was once cast as a townsperson in my high school’s musical production of “Cinderella,” in which I delivered one line with great success. Other than superb impersonation skills, my flair for entertainment is limited to playing the clarinet and telling stories.
I grew up in rural Western New York; where my pastimes included 4- wheeling, snowmobiling, camping and playing hide-and-go seek in the cornfields behind my house. I graduated from Buffalo State College in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in art history.
I live in a 1940s bungalow in St. Petersburg with my husband Joe and our asthmatic pug, Cubbie.
Other YO Blogs
Le Bell Canto
Let's Talk Shop
IN THE KITCHEN WITH: SoMa Creekside
This week we went in the kitchen at SoMa Creekside while owner and chef Dave Shiplett prepares his signature spicy peanut calamari. Get the recipe and watch an instructional video in this week's 'In the Kitchen.'
The Good News: Children First
Children First hopes to raise funds to provide an appropriate space for waitlisted children as well as money to scholarship them, which costs between $9,000 and $10,000 per year, per student, for educational programs, screenings, family counseling and food.
Commission delays decision on pet ordinance
Sarasota County commissioners delay advertisement of a public hearing for an ordinance banning the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits.
Citizens speak out in support of Payne Park Auditorium
At a community workshop Monday, city staff and residents discussed the future of Payne Park, with several speakers encouraging the city to find a way to preserve the park’s auditorium.
11 FASS Celebrate the Arts Luncheon honoring Howard Millman
11 "American Troubador" Bill Schustik in a Munchtime Musicales Performance
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
11 Let it Snow
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12 La Leche League/Breastfeeding Support
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
12 Oil Painting Masterclass with James Griffin
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12 Founder's Talk & Tour
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
12 Lemur Conservation Foundation Gala
12 Cooking Class: At Season's Peak: Winter Squash