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This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, March 9

A look at our favorite events taking place this week.

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Paint Sarasota Paint Out

5 p.m. at the Edson Keith Mansion at Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail


Call 924-0818.


Light Chasers: Plein Air Painters of the Sun Coast invites artists to participate in its annual paint out event. Runs through March 18.


Chamber Concert: ’String Quartet: The Finale’

5:30 p.m. at Holley Hall, 709 N. Tamiami Trail


Call 953-3434.


The Sarasota String Quartet presents Dvořák’s Quartet in A flat Major and Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 3. Continues Sunday. 


Jazz Festival: New York Jazz Evening

6 p.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 S. East Ave.


Call 366-1552.


Jazz Club of Sarasota presents this special event featuring Dick Hyman and Ken Peplowski.


Chagall Nights: The Sarasota Opera

6 p.m. at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave.

$50; $40 for members

Call 366-5731.


Experience the dreamlike world of Marc Chagall at Selby Gardens, made all the more intriguing with live performances. This month’s performance is by the Sarasota Opera.


Jim Breuer

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


Call 925-3869.


Jim Breuer, best known from his roles on “Saturday Night Live” and “Half Baked,” performs Thursday, March 9.



Jazz Festival: Alfred Green

2 p.m. at the Selby Public Library, 1331 First St.


Call 366-1552.


Jazz Club of Sarasota presents Alfred Green, son of guitarist Freddie Green, who will discuss his book.


Second Annual Foodlosophy

6 p.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 S. East Ave.


Call 813-868-2703.


This food-centric fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital features a Memphis theme.


Music in the Park

6 p.m. at Cafe in the Park, Payne Park, 2010 Adams Lane



Stripped-down psychobilly duo, Hymn for Her, takes the stage in this Payne Park live-music session.


‘Lip Schtick’

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


Call 365-2494.


Quick-change artist David Scarbie Mitchell evolves through seven characters and 11 costumes — without ever leaving the stage.


‘A Tribute to Ashton’

7:30 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 7777 N. Tamiami Trail 

$30 to $110

Call 359-0099.


Sarasota Ballet presents a tribute to famed choreographer Sir. Frederick Ashton, featuring "The Two Pigeons" and "Scenes de Ballet." Continues Saturday.



Fourth Annual Sarasota Spring Fine Art Festival

10 a.m. in downtown Sarasota, 

on Gulfstream Ave.


Call 487-8061.


More than 130 artisans from around the world, working in painting, sculpture, jewelry, digital art and photography, as well as glass and other mediums, display their talents in downtown Sarasota. Continues Sunday.


FST Improv

8:30 p.m. at the Bowne’s Lab Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave.

$12 to $15

Call 366-9000.


Inject some laughter into your weekend with FST Improv.



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


Call 702-5613.


This night, including variety shows, indie music, drink specials and video games, is hosted by Spikey Van Dykey and features performances by Miss Petite Coquette and Margaux Royale.



Eighth Annual Jewish Film Festival

7 p.m. at various locations

Call 371-4546.


The 2017 Jewish Film Festival explores the many worlds of the Jewish experience. Sponsored by Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation, the seven-day festival spans centuries and circles the globe. Runs through March 19.



Play Reading: ‘Moon Over Buffalo’

9:30 a.m. at the Cook Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail


Call 504-4729.


The Asolo Repertory Theatre Guild presents this staged reading of “Moon Over Buffalo.”


Soundstage Soirée 7: 'Shadow of the Castle'

7 p.m. at Gator Club, 1490 Main St.


Call 366-5969.


The Ringling College/Semkhor Sound Stage Soireè series, featuring local artists to celebrate the progress of the Ringling Semkhor Soundstage, continues with performances by Babyl, Malachai, Dreamspeak, ZEN Seraphine and Sam Robertson.


Mini Concert and Lecture: Lyndall Vickers, Classical Guitar

7:30 p.m. at the Crocker 

Memorial Church, 1260 12th St.


Call 362-2991.


Guitar Sarasota presents this mini concert and lecture by classical guitarist Lyndall Vickers.




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

$36 to $86

Call 953-3368.


Sarasota’s own Tori Bates stars in the touring production of “Annie.” Continues Wednesday.


‘The Love of Three Kings’

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

$19 to $135

Call 328-1300.


This opera in three acts, with music by Italo Montemezzi, tells the story of Princess Fiora, who is forced to marry the son of the man who conquered her country. She begins meeting in secret with her true love, which raises suspicions.



‘The Little Foxes’

8 p.m. at Asolo Repertory 

Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail

$26 to $84

Call 351-8000.


This social critique of greed and corruption, first produced in 1939, remains relevant as ever. Runs through April 15.


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