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This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, March 2

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


Gallery Performance:‘Broke and Baroque’

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


Call 358-3180.

Brooklyn based Charly musicians, Chargaux, will play an exclusive pre-Ringling Underground concert in Anne Patterson's Pathless Woods, an interactive, multi-media installation in which the visitor experiences a forest of ribbons. 


Jimmy Shubert

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


Call 925-3869.

Jimmy Shubert, who has headlined The Improv and Comedy Store in Hollywood, hosted his own stand-up special on Comedy Central and acted in “King of Queens” and “Entourage,” performs in Sarasota through March 5.


‘Gidion’s Knot’

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

$34 to $36

Call 366-9000.

At a tense parent teacher conference, a distraught mother and an emotionally overwhelmed teacher have a fraught conversation about the mother’s son, Gidion.


‘Big Fish’

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

$25 to $30

Call 365-2494.

In this emotional musical, a son seeks the truth about his estranged father’s larger-than-life tales. Runs through March 5.


Smokey Robinson

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

$86 to $141

Call 925-1343.

Iconic performer Smokey Robinson brings his act to Sarasota.



Cornelius Cardew’s ‘The Great Learning, Paragraph 7’

4 p.m. at the Mildred Sainer Pavilion, New College, 5313 Bay Shore Road


Call 487-4888.

New Music New College presents the music of experimental musician Cornelius Cardew, who created a series of works based on the text of Confucius’ “The Great Learning,” each for different combinations of musicians. Continues Saturday.


Remembering Warhol: 30 Years Ago


5:30 p.m. at Alfstad& Contemporary, 1419 5th St.


Call 366-6400.

Three decades after Andy Warhol died, this photo exhibit documents the art world and New York City culture as defined by Andy Warhol. Photographer Christophe Von Hohenberg, a Warhol friend and frequent Factory visitor, photographed the artist's memorial service at St. Patrick's Cathedral in 1987, which was a veritable who's-who of the scene. Now, his photos, as well as hand-written testimonies from those celebrities and socialites who knew Warhol best, will be on display in Sarasota through April 1.

Pops 2: ‘Leading Ladies of Broadway’

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


Call 953-3434.

The Sarasota Orchestra honors the tradition of incredible Leading Ladies of Broadway with a selection of all-time favorites sung by three stars from the stage.



Bourbon-Barrel Aged Imperial Dissonance Bottle Release

Noon at Calusa Brewing Co., 5701 Derek Ave.


Call 922-8150.

Calusa Brewing is kicking off Tampa Bay Beer Week with a limited bottle and draft release of its barrel-aged breakfast brown. Starting March 4th, 22 oz. bombers will be available for $20 each in the Calusa tasting room.


Hot Club of SRQ

7 p.m. at the Starlite Room, 1001 Cocoanut Ave.


Call 702-5613.

Hot Club of SRQ performs gypsy jazz in the vein of Django Reinhardt. 


‘Dialogues of the Carmelites’

7:30 p.m. at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave.

$19 to $135

Call 328-1300.

The Sarasota Opera presents Francis Poulenc’s 1953 opera in three acts, which tell a harrowing, fictionalized version of the story of the Martyrs of Compiègne. Set during the French Revolution’s infamous “Reign of Terror,” a group of Carmelite nuns were guillotined in Paris for refusing to renounce their religion. Centered on Blanche de la Force, who joins a Carmelite order to devote her life to God, her story explores the meaning of faith.


Asolo Rep Gala After Party

10:30 p.m. at Louies Modern, 1289 N. Palm Ave.


Call 552-9688.

This late-night party, immediately following Asolo Rep’s 2017 Annual Gala, includes a complimentary specialty drink, discounted cash bar, light bites, DJ and entertainment.



Faithfully French Choral Gems: Duruflé’s Requiem and Poulenc’s Gloria

7 p.m. at First Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave.


Call 387-6046.

Gloria Musicae presents French sacred choral music by Duruflé and Poulenc, illuminating the deeply spiritual Requiem and Gloria texts. 



The Diamonds

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


Call 488-1115.

Best known for the rock ’n’ roll classic “Little Darlin", The Diamonds offer tight harmonies and instrumentals, humor and lively choreography. 



Jazz Festival: A Musical Biography of Dick Hyman

7:30 p.m. at the Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way

$35 to $45

Call 366-1552.

With its 37th annual jazz festival, the Jazz Club of Sarasota celebrates the career of Dick Hyman.


'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.



Jazz Festival: Downtown Sarasota Jazz Trolley and Pub Crawl

6 p.m. at various venues

$20 to $25

Call 366-1552.

Jazz Club of Sarasota continues its festivities with this musical trolley and pub crawl.



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

$28; $20 for younger than 40 and $5 for students

Call 321-1397.

Aaron Loeb’s darkly comic “Ideation” imagines the unthinkable: A fatal, highly contagious virus infects millions of people, who are quarantined and killed to keep the virus from spreading. These scenarios emerge from a group of sunny brainstormers around a conference table. Urbanite likes to take it to the edge. Black comedy takes it up a notch — and this is as dark as it gets. Runs through March 12.


‘Girl Groups: The ‘60s Explosion’

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

$39.50; $22 for students and active military

Call 366-1505.

Adapted and directed by Nate JacobsWorld premiere
WBTT steps back into the golden age of girl groups. The Shirelles, The Marvelettes, The Supremes, and The Shangri-Las were some of the “leaders of the pack” who created “heat waves” in the music industry with such hits as “Please Mr. Postman,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Stop! In The Name Of Love.” You’ll leave the theatre “dancing in the street!” Runs March 1 through April 9

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