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A&E Picks and Highlights 4.1.15

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A&E Editor Nick Reichert picks the events to attend this week.
by: Nick Reichert Arts & Entertainment Editor

Visual Arts

Fan-Tastic!
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays
Runs through June 28.
Tickets: $5 to $25. Call 359-5700.

Metal, Marble & More
Dabbert Gallery
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Runs through May 31.
Call 955-1315.

Performing Arts

Sotto Voce
Historic Asolo Theater
8 p.m. April 2, 3, 4, 8; 2 p.m. April 4 and 8; 7:30 p.m. April 7
Runs through April 26.
Tickets: $30 to $40. Call 351-8000.

The Cherry Orchard
Cook Theatre, FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training
7:30 p.m. April 7; 8 p.m. April 8
Runs through April 26.
Tickets: $27. Call 351-8000.

St. Petersburg L’Hermitage Theater Russian Ballet
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
8 p.m. April 7
Tickets: $50 to $125. Call 953-3368.

Chapatti
Gompertz Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre
8 p.m. April 8
Runs through May 30.
Tickets: $18 to $39. Call 366-9000.

Music

Nobleman Big Band Dance
Sahib Shrine Temple
5 p.m. April 2
Tickets: $7. Call 366-4449.

The Temptations & The Four Tops
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
8 p.m. April 3
Tickets: $60 to $80. Call 953-3368.

Bill Buchman Art of Jazz Trio
Burns Court Café
7 p.m. April 4
Free. Call 312-6633.

Sarasota Sunday Pro Blues Jam
The Blue Rooster
7 p.m. April 5
Call 388-7539.

Michelet Innocent –Romantic Oldies Concert
Goldstein Cabaret, Florida Studio Theatre
7 p.m. April 6
Tickets: $20.
Call 467-5228.

La Musica International Chamber Music Festival
Sarasota Opera House
8 p.m. April 6.
Runs through April 15.
Tickets: $40. Call 366-8450, Ext. 3.

Nick's Picks

Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica
The lush plant life of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens brings to mind tropical wildlife of colorful birds, reptiles, amphibians and an endless assortment of jaguars, leopards and monkeys. Though the botanical gardens don’t have any wildlife besides a pond of koi fish and an armada of visiting butterflies, the exotic wildlife of the rainforests and jungles of the world are personified by the Borucan Indians of Costa Rica’s colorful exhibition of tribal masks. This is the 11th year the Borucan Indians have collaborated with the Selby Gardens’ Museum of Botany and the Arts; the exhibition and sale of the dozens of masks on display runs through April 17. Proceeds from the art sale contribute to the Borucan village as well as the garden. Carved from balsa and cedar trees, the masks are like miniature totem poles with various animals artfully placed on the masks. Toucans, tree frogs and leopards morph into the eyes, mouth and jaw of the various masks.

When: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Runs through April 17.
Where: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota
Tickets: $19 for adults; $6 children 4 to 11; free for members
Info: Call 366-5731

Last chance to ‘Fly’
This is the last weekend to see Florida Studio Theatre’s stunning and inspirational production of “Fly.” Written by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, “Fly” tells the story of four African-American pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen who overcome racism and adversity throughout World War II. With a great cast, beautiful direction and surreal sets and lighting that give the impression of actual flight, “Fly” rises above the standard dramatic fare offered this season. Of special note is Omar Edwards, who plays Tap Griot, a character who acts as almost as a Greek chorus commenting on the plot of the story through exacting tap dancing choreography.

When: 8 p.m. April 2 and 3; 3 p.m. April 3 and 4
Where: Gompertz Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota
Tickets: $18 to $39
Info: Call 366-9000

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