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Arts and Entertainment Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017 3 years ago

This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, Sept. 21

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


Old School’s Four-Year Anniversary Party

5 p.m. at Old School Bar and Grill, 1991 Main St.


Call 363-7744.

Old School is turning 4, and its birthday present to you is free drafts, wells, house wines and food from 5-8 p.m., if you click “attending” on the Facebook event page. 


Arnold Simonsen Players Studio Open House

6 p.m. at The Arnold Simonsen Players Studio, 

1400 Boulevard of the Arts, 

Suite 200


Call 365-2494.

This rescheduled event will give theater fans the opportunity to watch a performance by The

Players Kids and learn about the acting, singing, dancing and other classes the new studio has to offer.


‘The Godfather’

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


Call 328-1300.

This Oscar-winning Best Picture classic chronicles the tale of a ’40s mobster family in New York City.





Celebrate Oktoberfest with discounted German-style beers at JDub’s. Don your favorite lederhosen for the best-dressed competition for a chance at a $50 bar tab. Not feeling fashionable? Try your hand at the stein-holding competition or obstacle course, instead.


When: 11 a.m., Saturday

Where: JDub’s Brewing Co., 1215 Mango Ave.

Tickets: Free

Info: Call 955-2739.


Art, Rhymes and Beer: The Second Annual Event

4 p.m. at the Sarasota Sahib Shrine Bar, Restaurant, 

Auditorium and Event Center, 

600 N. Beneva Road

$10 to $20

Call 366-4449.

This music and art series, benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tampa, brings together local artists, musicians and businesses for a silent auction, raffle, fashion show and performances.


Taste of the Pacific Northwest

4 p.m. at Morton’s Gourmet Market, 1924 S. Osprey Ave.

$25; $30 at the door

Call 955-9856.

Take a culinary trip to the other side of the country and try 40 wines, 15 beers and a variety of foods inspired by the gastronomy of the Pacific Coast.



6 p.m. at Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd.


Call 365-4191.

Support the Sarasota Bay Watch’s community-driven scallop program at the group’s eighth annual fundraiser. 


World Rowing Championship Opening Ceremonies

7 p.m. at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle


Call 926-7677.

The Pops Orchestra kicks off the World Rowing Championship with a series of performances celebrating the history and culture of Florida’s Suncoast. 


Discoveries 1: ‘Renaissance’

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

$25 to $65

Call 328-1300.

Take a step back in time with “Renaissance,” a Sarasota Orchestra program infused with the era’s lively dance rhythms, cheerful melodies and taste for invention. 




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This unique fashion shows features 27 young designers faced with the challenge of creating a runway look using mainly repurposed and unconventional materials. Enjoy lunch and a show benefiting Art Center Sarasota’s youth programs. 


When: Noon

Where: Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail

Tickets: $50; $25 for ages 18 and younger

Info: Call 365-2032.



2 p.m. at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, 

502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

$27 to $37

Call 748-5875.

Set in the 1920s, the Manatee Players’ production of “Mame” follows a wealthy New York woman surprised by her orphaned nephew. Runs through Oct. 1.



Australian Wine Tasting

6:30 p.m. at Michael’s Wine Cellar, 1283 S. Tamiami Trail


Call 955-2675.

Taste wines from the Land Down Under. Try bottles from wineries such as Silkman, Jansz and Brash Higgins. 


Joey McGee

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


Call 388-7539.

Joey McGee will perform a set reflective of his Southern lifestyle, blending soul, country, rock, blues and a dash of Creole-Cajun spice.


‘You Can’t Take It With You’

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


Call 488-1115.

When a woman invites her fiancé’s snooty family over for dinner with her unconventional family, things don’t quite go as planned. Runs through Oct. 15.



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