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Arts and Entertainment Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 4 years ago

This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, Jan. 19

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


Lynne Koplitz

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

$15 to $19

Call 925-3869.

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.


'Thrillers, Chillers and Killers'

7:30 p.m. at The Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail


Call 722-3244.

The Powel Crosley Estate presents live interactive theater with views of the scenic bayside lawn and the estate.



Cuban Salsa Yoga

7 p.m. at Pineapple Yoga Studio, 517 S. Pineapple Ave.

$25 in advance; $30 at the door

Call 210-3739.

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. 



Rosemary Indie Market

10 a.m. at Canned Ham Vintage, 1435 Seventh St.


Call 313-1280.

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.


Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival

10 a.m. at Five Points Park, 1 Central Ave.

Free; $50 VIP

Call 487-8061.

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.


JDub's 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. 


Big Top Brewing Camp Out

7 p.m. at Big Top Brewing Co., 6111 B Porter Way

Free to $25

Call 371-2939.

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


Call 955-0195

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.


White Buffalo Four Year Anniversary Party

9 p.m. at the White Buffalo Saloon, 5377 McIntosh Road


Call 927-6655.

White Buffalo Saloon celebrates its four-year anniversary with performances by Rebel Heart and Drew Baldridge.



Damon Fowler and TC Carr

6 p.m. at The Blue Rooster, 1525 Fourth St.


Call 388-7539.

Musicians Damon Fowler and TC Carr will play an acoustic show.



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


Call 365-6404.

Flutist Betsy Hudson Traba and Harpist Cheryl Losey Feder perform at this regular Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning music event.



'The Originalist'

8 p.m. at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail

$30 to $95

Call 351-8000.

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.



'brownsville song (b-side for tray)'

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

$36 to $39

Call 366-9000.

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.

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