December Calendar of Events

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December Through Dec. 10: Historic Spanish Point Heritage Holidays. 966-5214. Through Dec. 10: Players of Sarasota present The Sound of Music. 365-2494. Through Dec. 31: Plaid Tidings onstage at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. 366-5454. Through Jan. 4: Asolo Repertory Theatre presents The Plexiglass Slipper. 351-8000. Through Jan. 6: Musical revue Over the Rainbow onstage […]


December

Through Dec. 10: Historic Spanish Point Heritage Holidays. 966-5214.
Through Dec. 10: Players of Sarasota present The Sound of Music. 365-2494.
Through Dec. 31: Plaid Tidings onstage at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. 366-5454.
Through Jan. 4: Asolo Repertory Theatre presents The Plexiglass Slipper. 351-8000.
Through Jan. 6: Musical revue Over the Rainbow onstage at Florida Studio Theatre’s cabaret. 366-9000.
Through Jan. 7: Encore: The Art of the Asolo Theater and Master Drawings from the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery continue on exhibit at Ringling Museum. 359-5700.
Through March 7: Asolo Rep presents Amadeus. 351-8000.
Through March 8: Asolo Rep presents Men of Tortuga. 351-8000.
1: Florida Center Festival of Trees, Lights and Holiday Gifts. 371-8820.
1: Van Wezel Reaching for the Stars with Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy Gala. 366-5578.
1: St. Armands Circle Holiday Night of Lights. 388-1554.
1: World Dance Arts Foundation Snow Ball. 758-9129.
1-2: Sarasota Garden Club Holiday Boutique and Art at the Gardens. 955-0875.
1–3: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall presents Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy. 953-3368.
1–3: Junior League of Sarasota Holiday Tour of Homes. 953-5600.
1–3: American Craft Council Florida show takes place at Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center.
2: The Gulf Coast Porcelain Artists Show and Sale will take place at St. Boniface Episcopal Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2: New College Library Association Mistletoe Ball. 487-4600.
2–3: Entre Nous 2006 Holiday Tour of Homes in Manatee County. 795-2129.
3: Sarasota Choral Society presents Handel’s Messiah. 953-4205.
3: La Musica Di Asolo concert at Historic Asolo Theater. 360-7399.
3–9: Designing Women Boutique Fashion Week 2006. 366-5293.
4: Fine Arts Society of Sarasota Celebrate the Arts Luncheon. 330-0680.
4: Van Wezel presents A Rockapella Holiday. 953-3368.
5: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Sonata a Due. 366-8450, option 3.
5: Van Wezel presents A Scottish Christmas featuring Bonnie Rideout. 953-3368.
6: I Could Have Sung All Night, a musical conversation with Marni Nixon and June LeBell at Historic Asolo Theater. 360-7399.
6: Van Wezel presents a Cool Jazz Christmas with David Benoit, Jonathon Butler, Michael Franks and Kirk Whalum. 953-3368.
6–Feb. 2: Florida Studio Theatre presents Golda’s Balcony. 366-9000.
7: Make-A-Wish Foundation Day Dreams and Wishes. 926-9474.
7–23: Manatee Players present Seussical. 748-5875.
8: Comedian George Carlin performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
8–10: Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks Concerts. 953-3434.
9: Pops Extras! presents the American Brass, at Historic Asolo Theater. 360-7399.
9: Jazz Club of Sarasota presents Warren and Allan Vaché, at Temple Sinai. 366-1552.
10: Gulf Coast Men’s Chorus holiday concert. 957-0404.
11: Florida West Coast Symphony Association holiday luncheon. 685-0425.
11: Gloria Musicae presents Gloria, Gloria! 954-4223.
12: Sarasota Opera Guild Poinsettia Luncheon. 758-8600.
12: Van Wezel presents The Colors of Christmas, with Peabo Bryson, James Ingram, Stephanie Mills and Deniece Williams. 953-3368.
13, 14: Van Wezel presents Wonderful Town. 953-3368.
14–16: Venice Symphony Holiday Concerts. 488-1010.
14–17: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents Black Nativity, at Historic Asolo Theater. 360-7399.
15, 16: Van Wezel presents Altar Boyz. 953-3368.
16–17: West Coast Civic Ballet production of Cinderella. 358-8349.
17: Jewish Family & Children’s Services’ The Stars of Broadway—Their Roots in Jewish Music. 366-2224.
17: Sarasota Pops present a holiday concert at Neel Performing Arts Center. 351-8000.
17: Tony Bennett performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
18: Van Wezel presents Mandy Patinkin. 953-3368.
18–24: Van Wezel presents It Had To Be You, at Players Theatre. 953-3368.
19: Van Wezel presents the Big Band Broadcast. 953-3368.
22, 23: Sarasota Ballet of Florida presents The Nutcracker, at Van Wezel. 351-8000.
27: Van Wezel presents The Manhattan Transfer with John Pizzarelli. 953-3368.
28: Jackie Mason performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
28–30: PAL Sailor Circus Holiday Spectacular takes place under tent on Bahia Vista. 361-6350.
29–31: Van Wezel presents Man of La Mancha. 953-3368.

January 2007

1: Van Wezel presents a Salute to Vienna. 953-3368.
2: Van Wezel presents the Perlman Music Program Celebration Concert. 953-3368.
3: Van Wezel presents the State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s Cinderella. 953-3368.
3–21: FSU/Asolo Conservatory presents This Is Our Youth. 351-8000.
3–Feb. 25: Musical Bingo onstage at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. 366-5454.
5–7: Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks concerts. 953-3434.
5–27: Asolo Rep presents Nobody Don’t like Yogi, in the Historic Asolo Theater. 351-8000.
5–31: Selby Gallery presents Solos: 20th Anniversary Exhibition Part I. 359-7563.
6, 7: Sarasota Orchid Society 50th annual orchid show, at Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. 907-4161.
7: Sarasota Concert Association presents soprano Deborah Voigt. 955-0040.
8, 9: Van Wezel presents Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida. 953-3368.
9–March 24: The British Invasion onstage at Florida Studio Theatre cabaret. 366-9000.
10: Van Wezel presents Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. 953-3368.
11–14: Van Wezel presents Willy Bietak’s Broadway on Ice. 953-3368.
11–21: Players of Sarasota present Miss Saigon. 365-2494.
11–28: Manatee Players present Thoroughly Modern Millie. 748-5875.
14: Sarasota County Arts Council presents Arts Day, downtown. 365-5118.
14: Pops Extras presents Los Rumberos at South Florida Museum. 746-4131.
18–20: Venice Symphony Pops Concerts. 488-1010.
16–Feb. 4: Venice Little Theatre presents Bedroom Farce. 488-1115.
17: Van Wezel presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 953-3368.
18: Michael Feinstein and Robert Klein perform at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.
18–Feb. 11: Venice Little Theatre’s Stage II presents Into the Woods. 488-1115.
19: Van Wezel presents Johnny Mathis. 953-3368.
19–April 25: Asolo Rep presents Expecting Isabel. 351-8000.
21: Circus Ring of Fame induction ceremony takes place on St. Armands Circle. 388-1554.
21: Jazz Club presents the Peter Appleyard Quintet at Van Wezel Hall. 366-1552 or 953-3368.
21: Van Wezel presents Joshua Bell and his pianist, Jeremy Denk. 953-3368.
22: Sarasota Concert Association presents International Sejong Soloists. 955-0040.
22–March 26: Monday Night Movies at the Ringling series offers documentaries and art films. 360-7399.
24: The Paul Taylor Dance Company performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
24–Feb. 16: Florida Studio Theatre Stage III presents The Lieutenant of Inishmore at Gompertz Theatre. 366-9000.
26: I Can’t Stop Loving You onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
26–28: Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks Concert. 953-3434.
26–28: Sarasota Ballet of Florida presents Concerto Barocco and Firebird, at FSU Center for the Performing Arts. 351-8000.
27–March 3: Sarasota Opera presents Madama Butterfly. 366-8450.
28: Van Wezel presents the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra. 953-3368.
29: Neil Sedaka performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
31: Van Wezel presents Drum! 953-3368.

February 2007

1: Tango Pasion onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
2–25: Circus Sarasota performs under Big Top near Ed Smith Stadium. 355-9335.
3–25: Florida West Coast Symphony Association presents Symphony Designer Showcase on Lido Shores. 685-0425.
3–March 3: Sarasota Opera presents Halka. 366-8450.
3–April 29: Ringling Museum of Art presents Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and also Bedazzled: 4,500 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. 358-3180.
5: Van Wezel presents the Hamburg Symphony. 953-3368.
6–11: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
7–April 6: Florida Studio Theatre presents Permanent Collection. 366-9000.
8–17: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents Fences, at Historic Asolo Theater. 360-7399.
9, 10: Venice Symphony Classical Concerts. 488-1010.
9–March 7: Selby Gallery presents Solos: 20th Anniversary Exhibition Part II. 359-7563.
9-May 5: Asolo Rep presents A Few Good Men. 351-8000.
11: Sarasota Pops concert at Church of the Palms. 351-8000.
13: Van Wezel presents the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. 953-3368.
15–March 4: Manatee Players present Big River. 748-5875.
16: Jazz Club presents A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, at Van Wezel. 366-1552 or 953-3368.
16: Van Wezel presents the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 953-3368.
16–18: Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks concerts. 953-3434.
17–March 4: Sarasota Opera presents Verdi’s Attila. 366-8450.
18: Sarasota Opera Artists Concert at Opera House. 366-8450.
18: Sarasota Concert Association presents Takacs String Quartet. 955-0040.
18: Pops Extras! Presents the Jacobites Pipe & Drum Band at Historic Asolo Theater. 360-7399.
19: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
20, 21: Van Wezel presents Riverdance. 953-3368.
20–24: Ringling Museum presents Festival dell’Arte Italiana, featuring music, theater, opera and art. 359-5700.
20–March 18: Venice Little Theatre presents The Full Monty. 488-1115.
22: Liza Minnelli performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
22–March 4: Players of Sarasota present The Robber Bridegroom. 365-2494.
23: Kris Kristofferson and Rosanne Cash perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
23–25: Sarasota Ballet presents Ballet Gamonet, at FSU Center. 351-8000.
25: Jazz Club presents The Jazz Singers featuring the Tierney Sutton Band at Van Wezel. 366-1552.
25: Van Wezel presents An Evening with Melissa Manchester. 953-3368.
26: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
27: Van Wezel presents Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!. 953-3368.
27–April 1: Musical TBA at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. 366-5454.
28: Van Wezel presents the Atlanta Symphony. 953-3368.
28–March 18: FSU/Asolo Conservatory presents The Bacchae. 351-8000.
28–March 23: Florida Studio Theatre Stage III presents The Fula from America at Gompertz Theatre. 366-9000.

March 2007

TBA: Spring training begins for Cincinnati Reds at Ed Smith Stadium (954-4464) and Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field (748-4160).
1: Sarasota Concert Association presents the Atlanta Symphony. 955-0040.
2, 3: Venice Symphony Classical Concerts. 488-1010.
4: Sarasota Opera Spring Gala Concert. 366-8450.
4: Pops Extras! presents Joe Bruno’s Dixieland Hot Dogs at Historic Asolo Theater. 360-7399.
4: André Watts performs at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.
4: Doc Severinsen performs at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.
5–10: Sarasota Comedy Festival takes place. 365-1277.
6: Bowfire onstage at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.
8: New Orleans Jazz Orchestra performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
8–11: Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks concerts. 953-3434.
8–24: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents Dreamgirls. 360-7399.
9: The Beach Boys perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
10: Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
10: Sarasota Concert Association presents Tengstrand-Sun Piano Duo. 955-0040.
11: Itzhak Perlman performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
11–19: The 26th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival presents 11 events in eight days, including seven concerts at the Van Wezel. Among the stars: Eartha Kitt, John Pizzarelli and the Count Basie Orchestra. 366-1552 or 953-3368.
12: Paul Anka performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
16–25: Sarasota County Fair takes place at fairgrounds. 365-0818.
16–April 18: Selby Gallery presents Mark English & The Faculty of the Illustration Academy exhibition. 359-7563.
18: Sarasota Pops concert at Neel Performing Arts Center. 351-8000.
20: Van Wezel presents Les Folies Russes. 953-3368.
21–31: PAL Sailor Circus performances under tent on Bahia Vista. 361-6350.
22–April 7: Manatee Players present I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. 748-5875.
22–April 7: Venice Little Theatre’s Stage II presents The Oldest Profession. 488-1115.
23, 24: Sarasota Ballet presents Coppelia, at Van Wezel. 351-8000.
23, 24: Venice Symphony Classical Concerts. 488-1010.
23–May 6: Asolo Rep presents Pride and Prejudice. 351-8000.
26: Van Wezel presents Carl Rosa’s Pirates of Penzance. 953-3368.
27–June 9: Laughing Matters…Too onstage at Florida Studio Theatre’s cabaret. 366-9000.
29–April 1: Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks concerts. 953-3434.
29–April 8: Players of Sarasota present Nine. 365-2494.

April 2007

1: Van Wezel presents the National Philharmonic of Russia. 953-3368.
3–8: Van Wezel presents Mamma Mia. 953-3368.
3–22: Venice Little Theatre presents Godspell. 488-1115.
9: Van Wezel presents the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet. 953-3368.
10: The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
10–22: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival takes place, with concerts April 10, 13, 16, 20 and 22. 366-8450, option 3.
11–June 9: Florida Studio Theatre presents A Marriage Minuet. 366-9000.
12: The Van Wezel presents Nana Mouskouri’s Farewell Tour. 953-3368.
12–29: Venice Little Theatre’s Stage II presents School for Wives. 488-1115.
13–22: Sarasota Film Festival takes place with movie screenings, panels, parties and more. 364-9514.
14: Tom Jones performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.
15: Sarasota Pops concert at Church of the Palms. 351-8000.
15–21: Festival Diapente takes place at Van Wezel and other venues, including performance by Kenny Loggins and Ragamala Music and Dance Theater. 953-3368.
17–22: Van Wezel presents Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy, at the Players Theatre. 953-3368.
18–May 6: FSU/Asolo Conservatory presents Blue Window. 351-8000.
24–29: Van Wezel presents Pluck in The Specialists, at Players Theatre. 953-3368.
26–29: Florida Winefest & Auction takes place. (800) 216-6199.
26–May 13: Manatee Players present A Chorus Line. 748-5875.
27, 28: Venice Symphony Pops Concerts. 488-1010.
27–29: Sarasota Ballet presents Last Call and Dvorak-American, at FSU Center. 351-8000.
27–May 11: Selby Gallery presents the 2007 Best of Ringling Annual Student Exhibition. 359-7563.
30: Key Chorale and the Van Wezel present Verdi’s Requiem. 953-3368.

May 2007

TBA: Florida Studio Theatre’s New Plays Festival runs. 366-9000.
2–25: FST’s Stage III production of Measure for Pleasure runs at the Gompertz Theatre. 366-9000.
3–19: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents Once On This Island. 360-7399.
10–June 3: Asolo Rep presents Ella. 351-8000.
15–27: Venice Little Theatre presents Over the Tavern. 488-1115.
16–June 10: Asolo Rep presents Darwin in Malibu, in the Cook Theatre. 351-8000.
18–Aug. 11: Ringling Museum presents In Our Time: The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers. 359-5700.
25–June 15: Selby Gallery presents exhibitions of work by Florida Artists Group members and sculptor Frank Colson. 359-7563.

June 2007

TBA: Banyan Theater summer season begins at Cook Theatre. 358-5330.
4–23: Sarasota Music Festival offers chamber music concerts and more. 953-3434.
21–July 1: Venice Little Theatre’s New Florida Playwrights’ series presents Alligators. 488-1115.
23–July 4: Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix offers parades, boat racing and more. 371-8820 ext. 1800.

July 2007

4: The Fourth of July is celebrated with fireworks along the downtown bayfront, Siesta Key beaches and other locales.

October 2007

TBA: Stone Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival takes place at The Colony on Longboat Key. 383-6464.
TBA: Sarasota Bluesfest brings nationally known performers to town.

November 2007

TBA: Sarasota Reading Festival takes place downtown. 906-1733.
TBA: Cine-World Film Festival slated to run at Burns Court Cinema. 955-FILM.