Selby Gallery. Continuing on view here through July 25 is Threads, a fiber arts show. Up next: a show of digital work, Aug. 8 through Sept. 13, followed by Part I of the annual
Galleria Silecchia. Continuing on view at the
Dabbert Gallery. Continuing through Sept. 30 is a Summer Showcase of gallery artists. 955-1315.
Canvas Café Gallery. Prints from a Master Printmaker, featuring the work of Conrad Schwabble, on view Aug. 1-30 at the
Monday Night Movies at the Ringling. A selection of art, independent and foreign films, at 7 p.m. each Monday in July, August and September (except Sept. 1) at the Historic Asolo Theater. 360-7399.
Majestic Ma Xi Tuan. The Ringling Museum and Circus Sarasota partner to present this Chinese acrobatic troupe, lion dancing, hoop diving, pole climbing and more in performances through July 24 at the Historic Asolo Theater. 360-7399.
Fourth of July Fireworks. Sparklers to celebrate our country’s birthday are once again going off at various area venues, among them
Gloria Musicae: A Glorious Fourth. The choral ensemble presents a concert of patriotic favorites for the holiday, starting at 4 p.m. July 4 at the Historic Asolo Theater. 360-7399.
Cocktails at the Cà d’Zan. Koko Ray provides the live entertainment for July’s outing on the
FridayFest on the Bay. The Van Wezel summer bayfront music series continues with live entertainment July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19; bands TBA. 953-3368.
Oldies Concert. Featuring the music of Bandana, at 8 p.m. July 19 at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.
Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix. The big summer event continues through July 6 and includes a Sarasota Reds baseball and fireworks night and festival parade of boats, July 3; powerboats by the bay and the world’s largest offshore party July 4; a bike show July 5; and, of course, the big boat race itself starting at 11 a.m. July 6 (best viewing along
The Mystery of Irma Vep. Two actors play eight classic characters (think
Menopause the Musical. More hot flashes and failing memories as the popular musical receives a reprise, through July 13 on the Asolo Repertory Theatre’s mainstage. 351-8000.
The Play’s the Thing Playreading Festival. A minimum of six new plays will receive readings at the Players Theatre in this annual summer competition, taking place July 7-12 with performances at 7:30 p.m. each night. 365-2494.
The Musical of Musicals The Musical. Remember that old melodrama line “I can’t pay the rent”? It turns up again in this musical parody, which offers stories and songs on that theme done in the style of various composers, including Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kander and Ebb. Onstage July 8 through Aug. 31 at the Golden Apple. Coming in September: A NEW SHOW TBA COPY WILL COME ASAP BUT NOT UNTIL MAY SOMETIME. 366-5454.
If the Devil Could Fall in Love. Satan develops a thing for a
True West. Two brothers clash violently while collaborating on a
Southern Comforts.A play by Kathryn Clark about a retirement-age couple (he a
The Clean House. Sarah Ruhl’s play about a Brazilian cleaning woman with a penchant for comedy, and the complicated lives of her employer and family, onstage Aug. 7-24 in a Banyan Theater offering at the Cook. 358-5330.
Summer Rep Series. Titles TBA in this Venice Little Theatre series, running Aug. 12-23. 488-1115.
The Will Rogers Follies. The Manatee Players open their season with this look at the life of folksy humorist Rogers, Aug. 21 through Sept. 7. 748-5875.
Forbidden Broadway. A Venice Little Theatre cabaret production of the long-running spoof, Sept. 5-21 in VLT’s Pinkerton Theatre. 488-1115.
Company. One of composer Stephen Sondheim’s earlier works, centering on a young bachelor whose friends are all married…for better or for worse…and his own fears of commitment. Playing Sept. 25 through Oct. 5 at the Players Theatre. 365-2494.
Steel Magnolias. Playwright Robert Harling’s comedy-drama about the ladies in a small-town Southern beauty parlor takes to the stage Sept. 25 through Oct. 12 at the Manatee Players. 748-5875.
Steel Magnolias. No, it’s not déjà vu…this Southern-fried weeper is actually onstage at Venice Little Theatre as well, Sept. 30 through Oct. 19. 488-1115.