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At press time, a collaboration including SARASOTA Magazine was in the works to bring a central cultural ticketing kiosk to Southgate Plaza. Many of the organizations whose events are listed here will participate in this convenient new option for concert and theatergoers. Stop by the kiosk to find out more. December 2002 Through Dec. 8: […]


At press time, a collaboration including SARASOTA Magazine was in the works to bring a central cultural ticketing kiosk to Southgate Plaza. Many of the organizations whose events are listed here will participate in this convenient new option for concert and theatergoers. Stop by the kiosk to find out more.

December 2002

Through Dec. 8: Will Rogers Follies onstage at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.

Through Dec. 15: The Blue Room in an Asolo/FSU Conservatory production at the Jane B. Cook. 351-8000.

Through Dec. 15: The Sunshine Boys onstage at Theatre Works. 952-9170.

Through Dec. 28: A Christmas Carol on Asolo mainstage.

Through Dec. 31: The Amorous Ambassador onstage at Venice Golden Apple. 484-7711.

Through Jan. 5: Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession at Ringling Museum. 359-5700.

Through Jan. 11: My One and Only Gershwin at Florida Studio Theatre’s Cabaret Club. 366-9000.

Through Jan. 12: Mame onstage at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. 366-5454.

Through Feb. 22: Inherit the Wind on Asolo mainstage. 351-8000.

Through Feb. 23: Brighton Beach Memoirs on Asolo mainstage. 351-8000.

Through April 5: You Never Can Tell on Asolo mainstage. 351-8000.

Through May 31: Sarasota Season of Sculpture continues along the bayfront. 331-2008.

1: Riverdance at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

2: Colors of Christmas with Peabo Bryson, Jon Secada, Jody Watley and Oleta Adams at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

3-11: "A Festival of Trees" holiday event at the Crosley Mansion. 722-3244.

4: Venice Main Street Christmas Walk. 484-6722.

5: Palm Avenue’s 28th Annual Holiday Walk. 951-2314.

5-7: Florida West Coast Symphony presents Masterworks concerts. 953-3434.

5-7: Sarasota Garden Club’s Poinsettia, Christmas Cactus and Craft Sale. 955-0875.

5-15: The Boy Friend onstage at the Players of Sarasota. 365-2494.

5-22: Nuncrackers at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre. 748-5875.

6: Holiday Night of Lights on St. Armands. 388-1554.

6: Georgian State Dance Company at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

6-7: Selby by Candlelight holiday event at Selby Gardens. 366-5731.

6-8: American Crafts Council Show at Robarts Arena. (800) 836-3470.

6-8: Junior League Tour of Homes. 953-5600.

7, 8: Entre Nous Tour of Homes in Bradenton. 792-5102.

8: Blast II: Shockwave at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

10: Gloria Musicae Christmas Concert. 954-4223.

10: Taj Mahal at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

11: The Lettermen Holiday Show at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

12: Linder Eder performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

13: George Carlin at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

14, 15: Fosse at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

16: A Rockapella Christmas at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

17-Feb. 8: Proof onstage at Florida Studio Theatre. 366-9000.

18-22: Amahl and the Night Visitors at Theatre Works. 952-9170.

20: Sarasota Concert Band and pianist Eleonora Lvov perform Rhapsody in Blue at Neel Auditorium. 364-2263.

20, 21: Venice Symphony Holiday Concerts. 488-1010.

20-23: Sarasota Ballet presents The Nutcracker. 351-8000.

26, 27: The Music Man at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

27-29: Sailor Circus Holiday Spectacular in Sailor Circus Arena on Bahia Vista. 361-6350.

28: Three Mo’ Tenors at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

29-31: Swing! at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

January 2003

1: Salute to Vienna at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

2: Michael Feinstein at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

2-Feb. 23: I Do! I Do! onstage at Venice Golden Apple. 484-7711.

3, 4: South Pacific at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

5: Tribute to Benny Goodman at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

8-26: A new play TBA at the Asolo/FSU Conservatory’s Jane B. Cook Theatre. 351-8000.

10: Johnny Mathis performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

10-12: Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks concerts. 953-3434.

10-Feb. 9: Dames at Sea at Theatre Works. 952-9170.

10-Feb. 15: Faith Ringgold in Retrospect at Selby Gallery. 359-7563.

12: Gloria Musicae concert at Epiphany Cathedral. 954-4223.

13: Marvin Hamlisch at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

14, 15: Cabaret onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

14-Feb. 2: Over the River and Through the Woods at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.

14-March 9: Damn Yankees at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. 366-5454.

14-March 22: Guitar Girls at Florida Studio Theatre’s Cabaret Club. 366-9000.

16: Harry Belafonte at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

16-Feb. 2: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Players of Sarasota. 365-2494.

16-Feb. 2: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre. 748-5875.

17: The Righteous Brothers perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

17-May 24: The Corn Is Green on Asolo mainstage. 351-8000.

19: Sarasota County Arts Council Arts Day downtown. 365-5118.

19-Feb. 6: ASID Showhouse on St. Armands. 926-7794.

21: The New Shanghai Circus performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

22: Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

23: Jackie Mason: Prune Danish at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

23-25: Venice Symphony Pops Concerts. 488-1010.

24-Feb. 2: Sarasota Film Festival at Hollywood 20, with various screenings, seminars, parties and special CineSymphony Night at Van Wezel. 364-9514.

25, 26: Sarasota National Fine Arts Festival at Phillippi Creek. 365-2032.

28: Itzhak Perlman performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

29: Richard Holbrooke in Town Hall Today Series. 925-1343,

30: Tango Buenos Aires at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

31-Feb. 2: Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks concerts. 953-3434.

31-Feb. 3: Sarasota Ballet presents Anne Frank. 351-8000.

31-Feb. 22: Eye of the Storm and Noel Coward at the Café de Paris, in rotating rep at the Jane B. Cook Theatre at the Asolo. 351-8000.

31-March 2: Circus Sarasota presents The Art of Circus at Sarasota Fairgrounds. 355-9335.

February

1-April 27: Chinese Ceramic Masterpieces: The Koger Collection from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art on view at the museum. 359-5700.

2-March 2: Symphony Design Showcase at Hawk’s Harbor. 952-4252.

3, 4: Rent onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

5: Russian State Opera presents Tosca at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

6-20: The Vast Difference onstage at Venice Little Theatre’s Stage II. 488-1115.

7: Dave Brubeck Quartet at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

8: Bill Cosby at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

8-March 30: Sarasota Opera presents Macbeth. 366-8450.

9: New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players present Pirates of Penzance at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

10: Vienna Choir Boys perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

10: Italian-American Music Festival at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

14, 15: Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

14, 15: Venice Symphony Classical Concerts. 488-1010.

12: Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

15-22: Children First Celebration presents various events around town. 953-3877.

15-March 30: Sarasota Opera presents Die Fledermaus. 366-8450.

18-April 12: Dirty Blonde onstage at Florida Studio Theatre. 366-9000.

18: Engelbert Humperdinck at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

18-March 16: The Wizard of Oz at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.

19: Carl Bernstein in Town Hall Today Series. 925-1343.

20: Hollywood Festival Orchestra Night at the Oscars at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

20-22: Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks concerts. 953-3434.

21: Tim Conway and Harvey Korman at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

23: Peking Acrobats perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

24: Teatro Lirico D’Europa presents Madama Butterfly at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

25-April 13: Nunsense II at Venice Golden Apple. 484-7711.

26: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

27: Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

27-March 9: Guys and Dolls onstage at the Players of Sarasota. 365-2494.

27-March 16: No Sex, Please, We’re British at the Manatee Players. 748-5875.

28-March 2: Some Like It Hot featuring Tony Curtis at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

28-March 2: Sarasota Ballet presents the Juilliard Dance Ensemble. 351-8000.

28-March 29: Sarasota Collects II at Selby Gallery. 359-7563.

March

TBA: Spring training begins for Cincinnati Reds at Ed Smith Stadium (953-3388) and Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field (748-4610).

1-29: Sarasota Opera presents The Love of Three Kings. 366-8450.

4: Pat Boone at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

5-23: The Imaginary Invalid onstage in the Asolo/FSU Conservatory’s Jane B. Cook. 351-8000.

6: Oak Ridge Boys perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

7, 8: Venice Symphony Classical Concerts. 488-1010.

7-April 6: A Streetcar Named Desire at Theatre Works. 952-9170.

8: Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

8-29: Sarasota Opera presents The Pearl Fishers. 366-8450.

10: Chenille Sisters and Chicago Jazz Band at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

11: The Smother Brothers perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

11-May 4: Kiss Me, Kate at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. 366-5454.

12: Christopher Buckley in Town Hall Today Series. 925-1343.

12: Band of the Grenadier Guards and Scots Highlanders at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

13-30: Proof onstage at Venice Little Theatre’s Stage II. 488-1115.

14-16: Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks concerts. 953-3434.

14-23: Sarasota County Fair at fairgrounds. 365-0818.

14-May 24: Filumena on Asolo mainstage. 351-8000.

15-17: Selby Gardens Spring Plant Fair. 366-5731.

16: Ten Tenors perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

17: Pilobolus performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

19: Richard Reeves in Town Hall Today Series. 925-1343.

20-23: Sarasota Ballet presents Swan Lake. 351-8000.

21-May 25: The Philadelphia Story on Asolo mainstage. 351-8000.

23: Gloria Musicae Concert at Holley Hall. 954-4223.

23-29: Sarasota Jazz Festival, with concerts at the Van Wezel and other events. 366-1552.

24: Aeros performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

25: Midori and Robert McDonald perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

25-May 31: Who’s on First? at Florida Studio Theatre’s Cabaret Club. 366-9000.

26-April 5: Sailor Circus Spring Show performances. 361-6350.

28, 29: Venice Symphony Classical Concerts. 488-1010.

29-April 6: WTA’s Sarasota Clay Court Classic. 894-0040.

31: Women’s Resource Center Renaissance luncheon, with special guest speaker TBA. 366-1700.

April

1-19: The Taffetas at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.

2: Gail Sheehy in Town Hall Today Series. 925-1343.

3-13: Little Shop of Horrors onstage at the Players of Sarasota. 365-2494.

3-20: Camelot onstage at the Manatee Players. 748-5875.

4: Atlanta Symphony with Andre Watts at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

4, 5: Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks concerts. 953-3434.

4-May 2: Best of Ringling exhibition at Selby Gallery. 359-7563.

6: Sandy Duncan Celebrates Broadway at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

7: Paul Anka performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

9-23: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, with concerts at the Opera House. 366-8450.

9-27: The Heiress onstage in the Asolo/FSU Conservatory’s Jane B. Cook. 351-8000.

10, 11: Saturday Night Fever at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

10-19: Denial onstage at Venice Little Theatre’s Stage II. 488-1115.

11-13: Shark’s Tooth Festival in Venice. 412-0402.

12: Carrot Top performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

13: Florida Orchestra with Roger Williams at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

15-June 7: The Next Marilyn onstage at Florida Studio Theatre. 366-9000.

16-May 18: How the Other Half Loves at Venice Golden Apple. 484-7711.

17: Limon Dance Company at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

18-May 18: The Dinner Party onstage at Theatre Works. 952-9170.

23-27: Florida Winefest and Auction. 952-1109.

25, 26: Venice Symphony Pops Concerts. 488-1010.

25-28: Sarasota Ballet presents Gigabyte. 351-8000.

26: Barrage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

27: Jose Feliciano/Arturo Sandoval at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

May

TBA: Florida Studio Theatre Festival of New Plays. 366-9000.

1-18: Ten Little Indians onstage at the Manatee Players. 748-5875.

2-25: Syncopation onstage in the Jane B. Cook Theatre at the Asolo. 351-8000.

3-June 30: Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition at Selby Gardens. 366-5731.

6-June 29: No, No, Nanette at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. 366-5454.

9-30: Petticoat Painters and Shirley Clements and Nike Parton shows at Selby Gallery. 359-7563.

11-18: Sarasota Comedy Festival. 365-1277.

13-25: The Miracle Worker at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.

28, 29: Grease at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

31-Aug. 10: Sacred Treasures: Early Italian Paintings from Southern Collections on view at the Ringling Museum. 359-5700.

June

TBA: Sarasota Music Festival. 953-4252.

TBA: Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix. 371-2827.

TBA: Boca Grande "World’s Richest" tarpon tournament. (941) 964-0568.

TBA: Florida Studio Theatre Summerfest productions. 366-9000.

16: Bloomsday celebration of James Joyce in Sarasota. www.bloomsdayinsarasota.org.

27-July 25: Multiple Visions IV: The History of Art Making in Sarasota at Selby Gallery. 359-7563.

July

TBA: Banyan Theater Company season at the Sainer Pavilion. 358-5330.

1-Aug. 31: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. 366-5454.

4: Fireworks along downtown bayfront and on Siesta Key.

October

TBA: Stone Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival at the Colony. 383-6464.

November

TBA: Sarasota Reading Festival at Five Points and Selby Library. 957-5109.

TBA: Cine-World Film Festival at Burns Court Cinema. 955-FILM.