A look at our favorite events taking place this week.
THURSDAY, JAN. 19
7 p.m. at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, 1923 Ringling Blvd.
$15 to $19
Lynne Koplitz has appeared on Jenny McCarthy's comedy special and Sirius XM Radio show, as well as on several late-night shows and in her own Comedy Central special. Performs through Sunday.
7:30 p.m. at The Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail
The Powel Crosley Estate presents live interactive theater with views of the scenic bayside lawn and the estate.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20
7 p.m. at Pineapple Yoga Studio, 517 S. Pineapple Ave.
$25 in advance; $30 at the door
Every third Friday, Pineapple Yoga Studio offers a change of pace from your traditional yoga class. The 75-minute class features live Cuban music by Renesito Avich. Afterward, enjoy grilled latin bites and wine.
SATURDAY, JAN. 21
10 a.m. at Canned Ham Vintage, 1435 Seventh St.
This monthly indie market features booths by local artists, farmers, entertainers, crafters, vintage enthusiasts and more. Shop, enjoy live music and grab a bite from a local food truck.
10 a.m. at Five Points Park, 1 Central Ave.
Free; $50 VIP
Now in its second year, this event blends food, music and visual entertainment. Performers include Mike Tozier, Kettle of Fish, David Smash Band, Sarasota Steel Pan Band, Jah Movement, RJ Howson, Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio and the Greg Billings Band. Continues Sunday.
5 p.m. at JDub'S Brewing Co., 1215 Mango Ave.
JDub's Brewing hosts local food trucks on the third Saturday of each month.
7 p.m. at Big Top Brewing Co., 6111 B Porter Way
Free to $25
Big Top Brewing hosts its inaugural campout and brewery lock in. Bring your tent and camp out in the extended beer garden for drinking, dancing, extended hours and a special beer release. The evening also features live music, food trucks, a cornhole tournament and a late-night outdoor movie, followed by a beermosa and breakfast buffet the next morning.
Dex Romweber and The Surfin' Dead
9 p.m. at Kelly's Live, 2525 S. Tamiami Trail
Dex Romweber has been hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine and Jack White as a rockabilly hero and one of rock ’n’ roll's best-kept secrets.
9 p.m. at the White Buffalo Saloon, 5377 McIntosh Road
White Buffalo Saloon celebrates its four-year anniversary with performances by Rebel Heart and Drew Baldridge.
SUNDAY, JAN. 22
6 p.m. at The Blue Rooster, 1525 Fourth St.
Musicians Damon Fowler and TC Carr will play an acoustic show.
MONDAY, JAN. 23
Music Mondays: Betsy Hudson Traba and Cheryl Losey Feder
10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road and 3 p.m. at Venice Presbyterian Church, 111 Firenze Ave. E., Venice
Flutist Betsy Hudson Traba and Harpist Cheryl Losey Feder perform at this regular Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning music event.
TUESDAY, JAN. 24
8 p.m. at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail
$30 to $95
Whatever happened to the political middle? This insightful play, written by John Strand and directed by Molly Smith, begs the question, using the late controversial Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the story’s central figure. His interactions with his legal clerk — and political polar opposite — illustrate the type of civil disagreement Strand says is disappearing from American culture. Runs through March 7.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25
'brownsville song (b-side for tray)'
8 p.m. at the Gompertz Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave.
$36 to $39
In this Florida premiere of Kimber Lee's play, a senseless act of gang violence alters a high school senior’s dreams forever. Left to pick up the pieces, his family must find hope and resilience within their tight-knit Brooklyn borough. Runs through March. 26.