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Arts and Entertainment Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 4 years ago

This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, Aug. 3

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


Art After 5

5 p.m. at The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road


Call 358-3180.

Explore The Ringling's exhibition galleries and the Circus Museum. Tickets required.  


April Macie

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

$15 to $19 

Call 925-3869.

April Macie was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and is a regular guest on the Howard Stern show and will appear in a Showtime stand-up special called "Vegas Is My Oyster." Performs through Aug. 6.


Peep Show

8 p.m. at The Gator Club, 1490 Main St.


Call 366-5969.

It's risqué business at this performance, featuring Black Diamond Burlesque performers and special guests.



Music on Main

6 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch Main Street


Call 907-6000.

The Klick Band plays this monthly music showcase and block party, performing classic rock. Event benefits the Tiny Hands Foundation.


PH_ashion 121 Closing Reception

6 p.m. at the Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery, Ringling College, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail


Call 255-7695.

PH_ashion 121 is an exhibition of photographs created last fall by Ringling students studying fashion photography and portraiture with Tom Winchester. Students worked alongside models, stylists, makeup artists and hair stylists.


Palm Avenue Art Walk

6 p.m. at ART Inside Gallery, 32 S. Palm Ave.


Celebrate first Friday with this art walk, which showcases featured artists and offers refreshments. 


National Theatre Live: ‘Amadeus’

6:30 p.m. at The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road

$20; $18 for members

Call 360-7399.

Lucian Msamati plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.



8 p.m. at Urbanite Theatre, 1487 Second St.

$29; $20 younger than 40; $5 for students

Call 321-1397.

Relationships don’t get much more improbable than a soldier and a teenage girl quarantined on a luxury spaceship en route to colonize a newly discovered planet. 

In “Pilgrims,” these two characters and their antiquated robot companion cut through small talk and are forced to confront their painful pasts. 

Fans of the dystopian anthology series “Black Mirror”will enjoy a similar look at the perks and pitfalls of technology in this regional premiere.

Runs through Sept. 10.


'Let Me Entertain You'

8 p.m. at Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave. W.


Call 488-1115.

Sinning Sirens Burlesque offers a unique twist on the art of the tease, including live singing in a variety of vintage styles. Continues Saturday at 10 p.m.



FST Improv

7:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Bowne’s Lab Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave.


Call 366-9000.

At FST Improv, audiences can enjoy an impromptu performance of sketches, songs and other improv routines.



HD at the Opera House presents ‘Otello’ by Giuseppe Verdi

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


Call 328-1300.

This production from the Royal Opera, London features conductor Antonio Pappano and stars Jonas Kaufmann as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder.


Fourth Annual Sustainable Seafood Dinner

5:30 p.m. at Louies Modern, 1289 N. Palm Ave.

$125 to $150

Call 552-9688.

Join 11 of Sarasota’s most respected chefs for this fourth annual sustainable seafood dinner, which showcases invasive, aquafarmed, underutilized and sustainably caught seafood species. Tickets include local craft beer, wine, five chef stations during cocktail hour, a six-course seated dinner and a Tervis tumbler!


Very Merry Jerry Day

4 p.m. at WSLR 96.5 Community Radio, 525 Kumquat Court


Call 894-6469.

Break out the tie-dye and hula hoops for WSLR’s annual celebration of Jerry Garcia. Musicians honoring the Dead this year will include the Michael Miller Band, Grass is Dead, and The Schmitz Brothers.



Summer Salon

11:30 a.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 E. Ave.


Call 702-8853.

Brad Williams, principal trombonist with the Sarasota Orchestra, along with his brother, Jamie, Principal Trombonist of Deutsches Opera Berlin, will present an extraordinary program of Bach, Beethoven and beyond. 


‘Double Indemnity’

7:30 p.m. at the FSU Center for Performing Arts Cook Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail

$25 to $35

Call 351-8000.

Dog Days Theatre presents this stage adaptation of the crime novel and film of the same name and a staple of film noir. Leaming and Jesse Joi direct this story of love, murder and a highly suspicious life-insurance policy. Runs through August 27.


Blue Eyed Bettys

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


Call 366-9000.

Folk trio The Blue Eyed Bettys got its start in a Florida Studio Theatre cabaret production. Their Americana-inspired storytelling tunes, with lush vocal harmonies and a lovable, theatrical stage presence, are not to be missed. Runs through Aug. 20. 

A previous article incorrectly listed ticket prices. Tickets are $36 to $39.



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 features artists including Cindy Sherman and Richard Avedon. Museum staff introduces participants to these artists and their subjects. 

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