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This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, Jan. 21

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


Darwin's Barrel Fest Tap Takeover

Noon to 2 a.m. at World of Beer Sarasota, 8217 Tourist Center Dr., Bradenton


Call 306-5868.

Join World of Beer and Darwin Brewing Co. for three special releases of barrel-aged beers: Big Deal, Llama Mama and Ayawasca. The kegs are tapped at noon, and Darwin Brewing Co. will be on-site to help celebrate at 5 p.m.


Masque-Rave Annual Curator's Ball

7 p.m. at Cock & Bull Pub, 975 Cattlemen Road

$5, or $8 for ages 18 to 20

Call 877-1262.

Dig up your best masks and costumes for this annual evening of live music, featuring performances by DJ No Philter, DJ Major Rag3r, Godsnack and more. Participate in the costume contest and enjoy food and a bonfire.


Hip-Hop Showcase

7:30 p.m. at Nothing Arts Center, 3910 Goodrich Ave.



Sarasota's safe(r) space venue presents an evening of live hip-hop from acts including rapper, The OG Ninja, from the Bronx, hip-hop artist Trey Libra, from St. Petersburg, Sarasota-based lil tofu and beat maker YLXA. 


'Memories of My Favorite Things'

8 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail

$32 to $82

Call 953-4252.

This concert of Broadway music showcases the brilliance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Guest vocalist Norm Lewis will perform songs from musicals including "Sound of Music," "Cats," "Carousel," "Phantom of the Opera," "Sunset Boulevard" and others.



Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Five Points Park, downtown Sarasota



The Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association presents this inaugural mash-up of music and seafood. Chow down on indigenous seafood cooked onsite and music from acts including Holey Miss Moley, Hot Club of SRQ, Flat Land, Come Back Alice, R.J. Howson, Jah Movement, Kettle of Fish, Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio and the Sarasota Steel Pan Band. Runs through Sunday, Jan. 24.


SaraSolo Festival

1 to 7 p.m. at Crocker Memorial Church, 1260 12th St.

$15 per ticket, $50 for a one-day pass and $90 for a weekend pass


This festival of solo performances in varying styles and genres returns for its second year. Runs Jan. 23 and 24 and Jan. 30 and 31.


FST Improv: Out of Bounds

7:30 p.m. in Browne's Lab, Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave.


Call 366-9000.

FST Improv performs its weekly evening of laughs. Fans of comedy and improv will enjoy the unpredictable hilarity. 


Kasondra Rose and the Sleepless

9 p.m. at Growler's Pub, 2831 N. Tamiami Trail


Call 487-7373.

St. Petersburg-based singer-songwriter Kasondra Rose will take the stage for an evening of silky-smooth serenades. 


The Bath Salt Zombies, Didges Christ Superdrum and Dealbreaker

9 p.m. at The Five O'Clock Club, 1930 Hillview St.


Call 366-5555.

Daytona Beach-based band, The Bath Salt Zombies, headline this show with their brand of quirky carnival folk-rock.



Suncoast Concert Band

3 p.m. at the Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road


Call 924-1323.

Led by conductor Robert Stoll, the Suncoast Concert Band will perform a variety of musical selections, including Verdi’s “Grand March from Aida,” John Williams' “Star Wars Marches” and others.


Les Amies

7:30 p.m. at the Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road

$25 to $45

Call 360-7399.

Renowned flutist Carol Wincenc joins forces with two New York Philharmonic principal players: violist Cynthia Phelps and harpist Nancy Allen for this Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota performance. 



Music Mondays: Musical Conversations with June LeBell

10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road


Call 365-6404.

In her weekly conversation series, June LeBell will interview Grammy Award-winning record producer Thomas Shepard, who is best known for his recordings of Broadway musicals. 



Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Khatia Buniatishvili

7:30 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail

$45 to $80

Call 953-3368.

This Grammy Award-winning chamber orchestra takes the stage with renowned Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, who will make her debut with the group to perform Mozart’s "Piano Concerto No. 20," as well as a world premiere of an Orpheus-commissioned orchestral arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s "Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos," "Op. 17" by composer Paul Chihara, Haydn’s "Symphony No. 1 in D major" and Anton Arensky’s "Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky."



Rum Exploration

5 to 7 p.m. at State Street Eating House + Cocktails, 1533 State St. 

Call 951-1533.


An Intimate Evening with Renée Fleming

8 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail


Call 953-3368.

Renowned soprano Renée Fleming makes her Van Wezel debut, in concert with the Sarasota Orchestra. After-party and meet-and-greet event immediately follows the performance. Ticket includes seating, after-party and meet-and-greet.


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