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This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, Aug. 10

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

THURSDAY

Gallery Walk and Talk: ‘Portraits’

11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road

Free with $25 admission; ticket required

Call 358-3180.

The Ringling photography collection includes portraits by artists including Cindy Sherman and Richard Avedon. Join museum staff to learn more about these artists and their subjects.

 

‘The Producers’

7:30 p.m. at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

$27 to $37

Call 748-5875.

Manatee Players presents Mel Brooks’ story of a scheming producer and his accountant, who aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway. Runs through Aug. 27.

 

Movie Night

8:30 p.m. at JDub’s Brewing Co., JDub’s Brewing Co., 1215 Mango Ave.

Free

Call 955-2739.

This monthly movie night features an outdoor 12-foot movie screen. Grab a beer, relax in the beer garden and watch a screening of “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.” Fillaburger and Dashing Dingo Pizza Co. will be on-site selling food and refreshments.

 

SATURDAY

Juried Photography Exhibition

10 a.m. at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave.

$20 admission; $10 for children; free for members

Call 366-5731.

Original photography showcasing scenes of Selby Gardens are on display through Sept. 8 in the historic Payne Mansion during this 37th annual juried photo exhibition.

 

FST Improv

7:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave.

$15

Call 366-9000.

At FST Improv, audiences help create the show on the spot in a series of sketches, songs and other improv routines.

 

SUNDAY

HD at the Opera House presents ‘Swan Lake’

1:30 p.m. at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave.

$20

Call 328-1300.

Sarasota Opera presents the latest in its HD series: Rudolf Nureyev’s “Freudian” version of “Swan Lake,” conceived for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1984.

 

Drag Queen Bingo Bonanza

8 p.m. at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, 1923 Ringling Blvd.

$20

Call 925-3869.

Beneva Fruitville, the self-described “Hostess with the Mostest,” presents an evening of gender-bending hilarity. This popular Drag Queen Bingo Bonanza features special guests, live performances, prizes, surprises and, of course, Bingo.

 

MONDAY

Monday Night Soul

9:30 p.m. at The Gator Club, 1490 Main St.

Free

Call 366-5969.

Brighten up your Monday night with the soothing soul sounds of the Hydramatic.

 

TUESDAY

Conversation: ‘Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration’

10:30 a.m. at The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road

$5; free for members

Call 358-3180.

Artists and curators from Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties discuss this collaborative contemporary exhibit designed to bridge the gap between these arts communities.

 

WEDNESDAY

‘Doublewide’

8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave.

$39

Call 366-9000.

“Doublewide” is a heartfelt comedy about a blue-collar family’s elusive dreams, and just how far they will go to hold on to them. Runs through Aug. 20.

 

‘Double Indemnity’

7:30 p.m., at The Cook Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail

$28; $14 for students

Call 351-9010.

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training goes noir in this steamy tale of love and murder. Runs through Aug. 27.

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