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This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, April 13

A look at our favorite events taking place this week.
by: Nick Friedman Managing Editor of Arts and Culture


Sailor Circus Spring Performance

7 p.m. at Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia Vista St.

$20; $15 for children

Call 355-9805.

Sailor Circus, often called the Greatest Little Show on Earth, has been dazzling audiences for 68 years. The 2017 spring performance features more than 100 young circus artists that will flip, fly and perform amazing feats in six performances. Runs through April 16.



Piña Con Leche

5:30 p.m. at Pineapple Yoga Studio and Event Space, 517 S. Pineapple Ave.


Call 210-3739.

This fundraising event for the Harvey Milk Festival features live music, tarot readings, yoga demonstrations and performance artist Jess Pope. Food by BulGoGi Sarasota Korean BBQ, as well as beer and wine will be available.



World Circus Day: Free Admission to the Circus Museum

10 a.m. at The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road


Call 358-3180.

Celebrate World Circus Day in perhaps the most fitting way possible — with a free trip to The Ringling Circus Museum.


My Hometown Fest

Noon at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle

$10 to $40


Experience the food and drink of your hometown with this food and craft beer festival, featuring more than 40 area restaurants and samples of more than 60 different craft beers from around the country. Live music by Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul, Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio and Strangeways.


Food Truck Rally

5 p.m. at JDub's Brewing Co., 1215 Mango Ave.


Call 955-2739.

JDub's Brewing hosts local food trucks on the third Saturday of each month. This month's lineup includes The Amish Baking Company, Big D's Grub Wagon, BulGoGi Sarasota, Chefs2U Restaurant and Catering, Create bakery and gifts, Mother Truckin' Good, out and about coffee and Sweet Cheesus.


'… And I’m Here’

7:30 p.m. at the Players Centre For Performing Arts, 838 N. Tamiami Trail 


Call 365-2494.

The Players Follies, a performance group for ages 55 and older, hosts a musical revue filled with sketches, songs and dances, that examines how our past informs our present and future.


Kim Logan and The Hydramatic

8 p.m. at WSLR 96.5 Community Radio, 525 Kumquat Ct.

$10; $12 at the door

Call 894-6469.

Nashville-based Delta blues, psychedelic and garage rock musician Kim Logan will perform, followed by Sarasota-based The Hydramatic, an eclectic mix of a soul and R&B. The two acts will team up for a collaborative set at the end of the evening.


FST Improv

8:30 p.m. at the Bowne’s Lab Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave.

$12 to $15

Call 366-9000.

Inject some humor into your weekend with this laugh-out-loud performance from FST Improv.



Garden Music Series: The Black Honkeys

1 p.m. at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave. 

$20 to $25; free for members

Call 366-5731.

Funk, soul and rock band the Black Honkeys plays this regular music showcase at Marie Selby Gardens.


‘Tenor on the Road’ with Blake Friedman and Joseph Holt 

2 p.m. at the Fischer-Weisenborne Residence, Cabbage Palm Court


Call 306-1202.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents tenor Blake Friedman and pianist Joseph Holt, performing Rossini, Verdi and Broadway songs, including “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables. Continues Monday.



Anne Frank: A History For Today Exhibit

10 a.m. at the Selby Public Library


Call 552-6305.

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee presents this traveling exhibit, which tells the story of Anne Frank through photographs of her childhood in Frankfurt and in Amsterdam. Runs through May 27.


Spice Pop-Up Restaurant: Sal Marina

7 p.m. at Baker and Wife, 2157 Siesta Drive


Call 960-1765.

Spice Pop Up Restaurant hosts a five-course seafood menu, featuring blueberry cured salmon, ceviche, mussels, sous vide swordfish and more.


Musical Theater Ensemble Showcase

7:30 p.m. at the Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton


Call 752-5252.

SCF Music Program's student vocalists will perform songs and scenes from Broadway.


Radio Theater Live 

7:30 p.m. at the Powel Crosley Estate, 8474 N. Tamiami Trail

$15 to $25

Call 722-3244.

The Powel Crosley Estate hosts an evening of live, interactive theater. Runs through April 28.



8 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 7777 N. Tamiami Trail

$84 to $137

Call 953-3368.

Boston, known for hits including “More Than a Feeling,” "Peace of Mind,” "Foreplay/Long Time” and "Smokin,'" performs in Sarasota.



Music Matinees: Suncoast Jazz Ambassadors

Noon at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail


Call 225-6500.

Sarasota Concert Association continues its regular concert series with the Suncoast Jazz Ambassadors.


‘Dearly Departed’

8 p.m. at the Westcoast Black Theatre, 1646 10th Way 

$39.50; $22 for students and active military

Call 366-1505.

Die laughing with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's production of a heartwarming comedy about a dysfunctional southern family gathering for a funeral. Runs through May 27.


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