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Arts and Entertainment Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 2 years ago

This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, Oct. 6

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


Ringling College Student Show

5 p.m. at madeby Gallery 2700 N. Tamiami Trail


Call 822-0442.

Ringling College of Art and Design presents the sixth annual student show. Meet the student artists, see their work and enjoy refreshments. Runs through Nov. 4. 


Jack Daniel's 150 Years Dinner


6:30 p.m. at Made Restaurant, 1990 Main St.


Call 953-2900.

Celebrate 150 years of Jack Daniel's with a four-course dinner created by Chef Mark Woodruff, as well as five specialty cocktails.

Ringling Underground 


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

$15 for adults; free for students and children younger than 5

Call 359-5700.

Ringling Undergorund returns featuring live music by Roadkill Ghost Choir, Someday River and Blonk, and art by Irene Garibay, Ava Howard, Ruzica Ivanovic, Celia Garcia Nogales, Sophia Schultz and Sarah Viviana Valdez. The event features a cash bar and taco and quesadilla station by Poppo's Taqueria.


Alvin Youngblood Hart


8 p.m. at The Blue Rooster, 1525 4th St.

$10 to $15

Call 388-7539.

Alvin Youngblood Hart has received accolades from the likes of Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. Now catch him onstage in Sarasota.



'Old Florida: A 21st Century Interpretation'


5:30 p.m. at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Dr.


Call 383-2345.

Artists Tim Jaeger, Joseph Arnegger and Tom Stephens reunite for this group exhibition of paintings that explores the concept of Old Florida. Runs through Nov. 11.


Music in the Park Anniversary Party

7 p.m. at CafĂ© in the Park, 2010 Adams Lane


Call 361-3032.

Enjoy food, drink and live music by Clover's Revenge, an acoustic Irish speed-folk band. 

Caroline Rhea


6:30 and 8:45 p.m. at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, 1923 Ringling Blvd.


Call 925-3869.

Caroline Rhea, known for her roles in "Man on the Moon," starring Jim Carrey and "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch," as well as appearances on Comedy Central and HBO, performs Friday and Saturday at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre.



Beer, Boats and Bacon


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

$10 to $30

Call 358-7275.

Enjoy unlimited craft-beer sampling, rowing classes, live music, and of course bacon from a variety of food vendors at this family friendly event.

Taste of St. Armands

5:30 p.m. at St. Armands Circle Park

$45 in advance; $55 at the door

Call 388-1554..

Taste a sampling of the culinary options offered by more than 18 St. Armands Circle restaurants. The event features a variety of foods, including seafood, Italian, Irish, Columbian, Mexican and more. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Take Stock in Children.


Ari and the Alibis

8 p.m. at Servandos, 1525 4th St.


Call 954-7400.

Ari and the Alibis, a soulful five-piece band with a jazzy, soulful flair, performs live at Servandos.


Beats on Tap

9 p.m. at Mandeville Beer Garden, 428 N. Lemon Ave.


Call 954-8688.

Mandeville Beer Garden offers an evening of craft beer and live music, featuring DJ 2 Short and DJ Fluid.



Garden Music Series: La Lucha

1 p.m. at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave.

$6 to $19; free for members

Call 366-5731.

La Lucha performs a mixture of jazz, Latin-inspired rhythms and original songs in a scenic setting for this monthly live-music series.


Drag Queen Bingo Bonanza


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


Call 925-3869.

LDG Productions presents an evening with Beneva Fruitville, who will host the uproarious Drag Queen Bingo Bonanza, featuring a Halloween theme, special guests and prizes from Kinky Kitty.

Piano Grand


3 p.m. at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave.


Call 306-1200.

Five grand pianos. Five world-class pianists. One stage. Artists Series Concerts presents this unique concert, showcasing the instrument's expressive power.



Rat Pack Tribute with John Russo

6 p.m. at the Starlite Room, 1001 Cocoanut Ave/


Call 702-5613.

Croon your Monday blues away with John Russo's entertaining tribute to the original kings of croon — The Rat Pack. Enjoy a throwback cocktail, order dinner and let Russo take you back in time. 



Shame on Shame Art Opening

7 p.m. at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court


Call 545-5635.

This art exhibition, coordinated with National Coming Out Day, includes a variety of visual art, live performances and a book signing by Howard Ziehm, the author of “Take Your Shame and Shove It.” 



Lesa Silvermore Band and Mountain Holler

10 p.m. at the Gator Club, 1490 Main St.


Call 366-5969. 

Moxie Productions Presents the Lesa Silvermore Band, one-man act Mountain Holler and a special guest to be announced.

'The Wiz'


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

$22 to $39.50

Call 366-1505.

Catch the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's production of this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Loosely based on the original Wizard of Oz story, this version is a soulful, Motown rock reimagining as seen through the African-American lens. Runs through Nov. 19.

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