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Art Salvador Dali Museum. Continuing through Nov. 9 at the St. Petersburg venue: Galuchka, images of Dali’s wife Gala; and Imaginary Gardens: Fontcuberta Mapping Dali, an installation show. Coming up Nov. 14-Dec. 14: Student Surrealist Art Exhibit 2003. Information: (727) 823-3767. Art Center Sarasota. Continuing through Nov. 15: Art Center Workshops, honoring the legacy of […]


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Salvador Dali Museum. Continuing through Nov. 9 at the St. Petersburg venue: Galuchka, images of Dali’s wife Gala; and Imaginary Gardens: Fontcuberta Mapping Dali, an installation show. Coming up Nov. 14-Dec. 14: Student Surrealist Art Exhibit 2003. Information: (727) 823-3767.

Art Center Sarasota. Continuing through Nov. 15: Art Center Workshops, honoring the legacy of longtime Sarasota arts teacher Hilton Leech; and the Fall Members Show. From Nov. 21-Jan. 3: Members Holiday Sales. Information: 365-2032.

Mansion at Selby Gardens. On view through Nov. 24 in the newly restored mansion are black and white portraits of the Yanomami people of the Amazon by Brazilian photographer Valdir Cruz. Title: Faces of the Rainforest. Information: 366-5731.

Galleria Silecchia. Continuing through November: an exhibition of Impressionist landscapes by William Berra, Surrealistic oils by Homero Aguilar and bronze sculptures by Glenna Goodacre. Information: 365-7414.

Ringling Museum of Art. Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design 1927-1936, continues through Jan. 4 with approximately 150 photographs on display. Information: 359-5700.

Missing Link Gallery. On view this month: Dreamtime, Objects from the Other World, featuring sculpture from the Baule culture and headrests from Africa. Also: digital color photographs by Maggie Taylor. Information: 366-6600.

Sonnet Gallery. Works by glass artist Kellmis Fernandez are on view this month at the Main Street gallery. Information: 955-6443.

Palm Avenue Gallery. Watercolors and acrylics by Pepsi Freund are highlighted this month. Information: 953-5757.

Tampa Museum of Art. Toulouse-Lautrec: Master of the Moulin Rouge features all of the artist’s most famous posters, along with lithographic art prints from the Baltimore Museum of Art, Nov. 2-Jan. 11. Information: (813) 274-8130.

Mira Mar Gallery. On view this month at the Palm Avenue space: paintings by Anne Raymond. Information: 366-2093.

Venice Art Center. The Members Fall exhibit is on view Nov. 3-22, with Small Wonders in the Salon show. Information: 485-7136.

Museum of Asian Art. On view Nov. 5 through Jan. 23: Selections from the Permanent Collection, including carved jades from the Yangtze River Collection as well as bronze, terra cotta, wood and stone sculptures. Information: 373-0300.

Selby Gallery. Dark Shadows and Curious Circuses, featuring works by photographer Kimberly Gremillion, painter Judith Kalina, photographer Jerry Sheik, sculptor Chris Piazza and former acrobat Ken Morgan, opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and continues through Dec. 12. Information: 359-7563.

Longboat Key Center for the Arts. The Annual Members’ Exhibition opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and continues through Nov. 28 in the Durante Gallery. Also this month: the Gift Shop Holiday Open House runs Nov. 16-21; In the Classical Tradition, featuring works by Margaret Somers Rich and Anthony Rich, Nov. 3-Dec. 2 in the Glen Gallery; and a Members’ Gallery Exhibition, Nov. 26-Jan. 25 in the Members Gallery. Information: 383-2345.

Palm Avenue First Friday Walk. From 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 along the avenue. Information: 373-9660.

Towles Court Third Friday Walk. The artists’ colony welcomes visitors from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 21, and again for a special event 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 29. Information: 362-0960.

Children

Cinderella. Venice Little Theatre’s Theatre for Young People production of the classic fairy tale ends Nov. 2. Information: 488-1115.

Florida West Coast Symphony "Spooktacular." A children’s entertainment from the symphony and the Van Wezel, featuring Halloween-y music. At 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.

Comedy

McCurdy’s Comedy Theater. Entertaining this month: Uncle Dow Thomas, through Nov. 2; Brad Sherwood, Nov. 7-9; Michael Mack, Nov. 12-16; Louis Johnson Jr., Nov. 19-23; and Randy Lubas, Nov. 26-30. Information: 925-FUNY (3869).

Gallagher. The comedian/California gubernatorial candidate will roll out his latest routines at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.

Dance

Parsons Dance Company with the Ahn Trio. The modern dance company joins forces with sisters Angella, Lucia and Maria, at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.

Sarasota Ballet of Florida. Cà d’Zan: A Fantasy premieres at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21, 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23, at the Van Wezel. Information: 351-8000.

Film

Cine-World Film Fest. A full schedule of new international films, screened daily Nov. 7-16 at Burns Court Cinema. Information: 955-FILM or 364-8662.

Miscellaneous

Sarasota Reading Festival. Authors and readers mingle at this Nov. 1 event, downtown in the Five Points/Selby Library area. From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it’s free. Authors include Barbara Bush, Gail Collins, Ad Hudler and Stuart Woods. Information: 906-1733.

Jewish Book Fair. More books and authors to celebrate, this time at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center, Nov. 1-14. Among the authors taking part: Sue Fishkoff, Barbara Kessel, five-time Pulitzer nominee Edwin Black, former State Department member Daniel Pipes, Lawrence J. Epstein and Fred Jerome. For a complete schedule call 378-5568.

Selby Gardens Fall Plant Fair. Plan your plant purchases now for this annual event, Nov. 8, 9 and 10. Information: 366-5731.

A Taste of Sarasota. Sample food from more than 30 of Sarasota’s restaurants, enjoy live entertainment, and let the kids play games and do arts and crafts at this 19th annual event, set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at Phillippi Estate Park. Information: 925-8841.

Sixth Annual Great Teddy Bear Run. The Sarasota HOG (Harley Owners Group) chapter sponsors this parade to benefit Kids by the Sea, a nonprofit serving children with cancer in our area. The parade starts at the University Center Outlet Mall at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 and ends at the fairgrounds for a party promising food, music and fun; admission is $10 plus a new stuffed animal. For more info call 951-7005 or (800) 237-9400, ext. 7005.

St. Armands Second Friday Sunset Stroll on the Circle. Enjoy the pleasures of the shopping circle, including live entertainment, food and wine tastings and more, from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14. Information: 388-1554.

Heritage Holidays. Historic Spanish Point performers recreate the holidays of 100 years ago with dramatic vignettes set amid traditional decorations, starting the weekend of Nov. 28-30 and continuing in December. Information: 966-5214.

David Copperfield. Copperfield presents An Intimate Evening of Grand illusion, at 6 and 9 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.

Music

Sarasota Bluefest. They’re jammin’ at the fairgrounds, from noon on all day Nov. 1, with John Mayall, Coco Montoya and "King" Solomon Burke among the musicians. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster, the fairgrounds, the Five O’Clock Club and Rossiter’s Harley-Davidson, as well as at the gate day of show.

Get Back: The Cast of Beatlemania. Party like it’s 1970 (or earlier) when likenesses of Paul, John, George and Ringo take the stage at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.

Sarasota Pops. Organist Todd Gresick joins the orchestra for Pops and Pipes I, at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. On the program: Poulenc’s Organ Concerto and sounds from Phantom of the Opera. Information: 795-7677.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Dar Williams, Shawn Colvin. An evening of acoustic folk, at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.

The Spinners and the Supremes Starring Mary Wilson. Lots of Motown memories, at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.

Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks. Pianist Fabio Bidini joins the orchestra, which performs works by Ravel, Mendelssohn, De Falla and Respighi, at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 8 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Van Wezel, and at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at Neel Auditorium. Information: 953-3434.

Diamond Rio with special guest Bering Strait. Nashville performers Diamond Rio team up with fellow country singers Bering Strait-whose country happens to be Russia-at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.

Jazz Club Members’ Concert. The Four Freshmen bring their vocal harmonies to the Opera House at 8 p.m. Nov. 9. The Jazz Club also presents a Jazz at the Ranch outdoor concert Nov. 9 at Lakewood Ranch. Information: 366-1552.

Casual Classics/Concert Lite/Enchanted Evening. The Roaring ’20s offers the greatest hits of the ’20s-the 1720s, 1820s, and 1920s, that is, including Tin Pan Alley hits and Vivaldi’s Winter from the Four Seasons. At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14, and 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at Holley Hall. Information: 953-3434.

Sarasota Opera Fall Concert Series. Up Close, Informal, On Stage offers soprano Patricia Johnson performing for guests seated onstage, at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Opera House. Information: 366-8450.

Gulf Coast Community Choir. In concert at 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at the First United Methodist Church, with a dessert reception following, to support the Wellness Community of Southwest Florida. Information: 921-5539.

Sarasota Folk Club. The club offers an Old Time Folk Jam at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at 1625 Vereda Verde and its regular monthly concert, Nov. 24 at the Sailing Squadron. Information: 377-9256.

The Puccini Concert. Sarasota Opera artistic director Victor de Renzi conducts the Florida West Symphony in this performance of Puccini’s great arias, duets and ensembles. At 8 p.m. Nov. 20 and 22 at the Opera House. Information: 366-8450.

Key Chorale. The choral ensemble offers Great Choruses from Great Oratorios and Other Choral Monuments, at 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at St. Boniface Episcopal Church. Information: 921-4845.

Smooth Jazz on St. Armands: Fourth Friday with Style. Belinda Womack is the featured jazz artist this month on the circle, from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 28. Information: 388-1554.

The Colors of Christmas. This year’s installment of the holiday show brings together Peabo Bryson, Irene Cara, Christopher Cross and Sheena Easton, at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.

Talks

SmARTalk. Opera vs. Broadway is the topic for this month’s luncheon talk, set for Nov. 4 in Venice. Information: 365-5118.

Lettuce & Lectures. Former Under-Secretary for International Development Maurice J. Williams and Robert Shepherd, formerly of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, report on Challenges and Contradictions of American Foreign Policy, at noon Nov. 12 at Selby Library. Information: 365-5228.

Books & Coffee. Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude is reviewed by Dr. Florence Hesler, at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at Selby Library. Information: 365-5228.

Theater

Rocky Horror Picture Show. With Brad, Janet, Dr. Frank N. Furter and the gang, through Nov. 7 at the Waterside Courtyard at the Quay. Dinner is included in the ticket price except for Nov. 6, when it’s show only. Information: 552-1595.

Nunsense II. More of those comic, tap-dancing nuns, through Nov. 9 at the Golden Apple. Information: 366-5454.

Hello, Dolly! The matchmaker continues her work in this Jerry Herman classic, through Nov. 9 at the Players of Sarasota. Information: 365-2494.

A Shot in the Dark. This comedy centered on a maid accused of murder continues through Nov. 16 at the Lemon Bay Playhouse. Information: 475-6756.

The World Goes ‘Round. This revue featuring the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb continues on Florida Studio Theatre’s mainstage through Nov. 29. Information: 366-9000.

The Crucible. Arthur Miller’s play about witch hunts continues through Feb. 21 on the Asolo mainstage. Information: 351-8000.

Too Darn Hot: A Tribute to Cole Porter. Florida Studio Theatre salutes the ever-clever Cole in this revue at its Goldstein Cabaret, Nov. 4-Jan. 10. Information: 366-9000.

Witness for the Prosecution. The Agatha Christie courtroom drama about a man on trial for his life, Nov. 6-23 at the Manatee Players. Information: 748-5875.

The Road to Ruin. Eberle Thomas adapts Thomas Holcroft’s 1792 play about a kind-hearted but weak-willed young gambler contemplating marriage to a loathsome widow to pay off his debts. Nov. 7-Feb. 22 at the Asolo. Information: 351-8000.

Meet Me in St. Louis. Holiday-timed nostalgia about a family anticipating the World’s Fair, Nov. 11-Jan. 11 at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. Information: 366-5454.

Boom Town. Actor-playwright Jeff Daniels penned this drama about small-town politics, love and betrayal. Onstage Nov. 13-25 at Venice Little Theatre’s Stage II. Information: 488-1115.

Gun-Shy. A comedy by Richard Dresser that deals with marriage, divorce, infidelity, household accidents and more. Onstage at the Island Players Nov. 13-23. Information: 778-5755.

I’m Not Rappaport. David S. Howard returns to the Asolo as Nat Moyer (a role he’s played on Broadway), a park bench philosopher who drives his fellow bencher to the heights of aggravation in this Herb Gardner comedy-drama, Nov. 14-April 3 at the Asolo. Information: 351-8000.

Grease. It’s the word, Nov. 18-Dec. 7 at Venice Little Theatre. Information: 488-1115.

Jesus Christ Superstar. The smash Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice hit that introduced the concept of rock opera to us all, onstage at 8 p.m. Nov. 24, 25 and 26 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.

The Competition. The English premiere of Russian playwright Alexander Galin’s story focusing on a talent contest taking place in the "new" Russia. Onstage Nov. 26-Dec. 14 in an FSU/Asolo Conservatory production in the Asolo’s Cook Theatre. Information: 351-8000.

Fame: The Musical. Those talented kids still want to live forever in the musical about show biz struggles, onstage at 3 and 8 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Van Wezel. Information: 953-3368.

Murder by Misadventure. A light thriller about a pair of television crime writers on the verge of a break-up. Naturally, a "perfect murder" scenario enters the picture. Onstage Nov. 29-Jan. 11 at the Asolo. Information: 351-8000.

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