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This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, July 21

A look at our favorite events taking place this week.

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Throwback Thursday 

10 p.m. at The Starlite Room, 1001 Cocoanut Ave.


Call 702-5613.

The Starlite Room hosts the opening night of a new weekly event: Throwback Thursdays. This event, which takes place on the second floor, is dedicated to classic hip-hop, soul and other music. 


Pokemon Go Tournament

8 p.m. to midnight at Growler’s Pub, 2831 N. Tamiami Trail


Call 487-7373.

Catch ‘em all at this four-week tournament for the new game, Pokemon Go. Participants will compete to see who can catch the most Pokemon in the Indian Beach area in one hour. The winners for each week receive prizes, and the person with the highest four-week total will receive a mystery grand prize. 


Beer and Cheese Pairing

7 p.m. at JDub’s Brewing Co., 1215 Mango Ave.


Call 955-2739.

Join this monthly event to learn how to best pair beer with cheese and other foods. Seats are limited.


‘Peter Pan’

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

$27 for adults; $17 for students and $15 for children

Call 488-1115.

Venice Theatre presents a musical adaptation of the classic play by Sir J.M. Barrie. Brad Wages directs this adventure to Never-Neverland, which runs through July 24.



Unofficial Chive Meet Up

8 p.m. at Beach Club Siesta Key, 5151 Ocean Blvd.


Call 349-6311.


Beach Club Chive On hosts its first unofficial meet up, featuring live music, a bikini contest, swag and a free shirt for the first 100 people through the door. Proceeds raised from attendance will also be going to benefit the Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund.


‘Sinning Sirens Share a Nightcap’

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


Call 488-1115.

Sinning Sirens presents a classic burlesque experience, featuring live vocals and a live band, in addition to traditional burlesque dancing. Ages 18 and older.


Brew Thru SRQ Half Pint Tour

6 to 9 p.m. at World of Beer, 1888 Main St.



Join Brew Thru SRQ for a three-stop tour of local breweries aboard the Siesta Trolley, featuring complimentary craft beer at each stop. Enjoy craft beer, make new friends and learn about the brewing process.


‘Stacked: All-Female Musical Improv’

7:30 p.m. at Bowne’s Lab Theatre at Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave.


Call 366-9000.

FST delivers musical hilarity, energy and big characters in the all-female improv show, “Stacked.” 


Fat Tire and Friends CollaBEERation

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


Call 954-8688.

Enjoy limited-edition craft brews, based on Fat Tire Amber Ale, in celebration of New Belgium Brewing’s 25th anniversary. The Essentials will perform live music.



7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at 

McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, 1923 Ringling Blvd.


Call 925-3869.

Renowned actor and comedian Sinbad, known for his long career in standup and his recent performances in “Comedy Bang Bang,” “The Eric Andre Show” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” performs five shows at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre through Sunday.



John D. MacDonald Centennial Birthday Celebration

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.


Call 861-1342.

Celebrate the 100th birthday of renowned Sarasota crime and mystery author, John D. MacDonald. Learn about MacDonald’s career and works, including the “Travis McGee” series and his novel, “The Executioners,” which was adapted to the silver screen twice as “Cape Fear.”



2 p.m. at Black Box Theater at New College of Florida, 5850 General Dougher Place


Call 345-5755.

“Grit” kicks off Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s Summer Performance Series. Choreographer Alyson Dolan collaborates with live musicians in an abstract performance to explore survivalism and the essence of the human experience.


The Many Faces of Richie Brasil

5 p.m. at Solid, 530 S. Orange Ave.


Call 346-6989.

This art installation at Solid Art Gallery features the works of Sarasota street artist and muralist, Richie Brasil. Work including graffiti, abstract pieces and photorealism will be on display at the Burns Court gallery and streetwear boutique. This marks Brasil’s his first solo exhibition in Sarasota.


Bradentucky Bombers

7 p.m. at White Buffalo Saloon, 5377 McIntosh Road



The Bradentucky Bombers roller derby team will host a fundraiser to fund their upcoming out-of-state competition against the Smoky Mountain Roller Girls. The event features a silent auction with Bombers packages and paintings and White Buffalo packages, along with a 50/50 raffle.


Taste of Summer Customer Appreciation

3 to 9 p.m. at Legends Sports Pub, 1816 Osprey Ave.


Call 955-2739.

Legends Sports Pub shows its customer appreciation at this event, featuring a variety of beers from JDub’s Brewing Co. and Taproom and other beers from J.J. Taylor Distributing.



9:30 p.m. at The Five O’Clock Club, 1930 Hillview St.


Call 366-5555.

Local rock band Triggerfish plays a wide variety of music, including pop, rock, country and oldies songs.



Prop Sale

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Little Skull Photography, 2341 Porter Lake Drive, Unit 204

Free; props for sale

Call 378-3900.

Vintage pinup photography studio, Little Skull Photography, will host a single-day prop sale to make room to replace old props with new ones.  Shop vintage toys, décor and antiques.


HD at the Opera House: Massenet’s ‘Werther’

1:30 p.m. at Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave.


Call 328-1300.

See the Royal Opera House in London, under the direction of Benoît Jacquot, put on a production of Massenet’s “Werther” onscreen at the Sarasota Opera House. This tragic opera explores the conflict between duty and desire.



Batiks Botánicos

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave.


Call 366-5731.

Angela María Isaza exhibits her artwork, done using the technique of Batik, which involves cloth, dyes and a paraffin wax resin. The exhibition runs through Aug. 14.



Summer Chef Jam 

7 p.m. at Shamrock Pub, 2257 Ringling Blvd. 


Call 952-1730. 

Shamrock and Edible Sarasota team up once again for the annual Summer Chef Jam series. Admission includes three small plates and bottomless pints of Florida craft beers. This week’s featured restaurant is Michael’s On East.



The Art of the B3

7:30 p.m. at Burns Court Café, 401 S. Pineapple Ave.


Call 312-6633.

Pianist Robbie Rose will fill Burns Court Café with the classic sounds of the Hammond organ, playing music in the vein of Jimmy Smith and Joey DeFrancesco.


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