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Black Tie & Tales 11.30.17

From a linen mishap to an impressive Turkey Trot, here's the latest on the social scene.
by: Niki Kottmann Managing Editor of Arts and Entertainment


Don’t cry for me, Argentinean tablescape

Asolo Rep Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and Ana Isabelle, who plays Eva Peron in "Evita." Photo by Cliff Roles

Asolo Repertory Theatre’s fall musical, “Evita,” opened Nov. 18 with a lively pre-show VIP cocktail party and dinner in the mezzanine of the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Asolo Rep Event Manager Laura Stuart Wood transported the 490-some guests to Buenos Aires with romantic table settings, roses by Flowers by Fudgie and a beef churrasco meal. No one would have known that Laura was apparently having a “linen crisis,” as she said in her Instagram post, 24 hours before! The linen company she used didn’t have enough of the product she wanted, she said, and she worried her substitute would not fit in.

Asolo Rep Event Manager Photo by Cliff Roles Laura Stuart Wood was afraid her linens would clash, but she had nothing to fear. Photo by Cliff Roles


Do it for the stuffing

Sally Schule, her family and Veronica Brady were just a few of the more than 1,000 runners at the Turkey Trot. Photo courtesy of Sally Schule

The turnout was impressive Nov. 23 for this year’s ALSO Youth 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5K. There were 1,572 runners who crossed the finish line, and among the calorie burners were familiar faces such as Sally Schule, Kyla Weiner and Veronica Brady. The event raised money for ALSO Youth Sarasota, a nonprofit that provides advocacy, leadership, support and outreach to LGBTQIA youth and allies.


Calling all selfie fans — submissions requested

Do you want to see yourself on our Black Tie Instagram page? The next time you’re at a fundraiser on our social calendar, grab a friend and post a selfie with #blacktieuntied and/or @blacktie_untied in the caption so we can see events through your eyes.

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