Selby Gallery. On view here through Oct. 11: the annual Ringling College Faculty Exhibition Part I, highlighting fine arts, computer animation, interior design and the CORE program. Opening with a reception at 5 p.m. Oct. 17: Part II of the exhibition, focusing on works by faculty in digital film, illustration, graphic and interactive communication, photography and liberal arts, to run through Nov. 8. 359-7563.
Galleria Silecchia. Opening Oct. 3 to run through Nov. 6 is Paul Tamanian’s Fabulous Grind, featuring mixed media, abstract paintings and sculpture on aluminum by the
State of the Arts Gallery. Eye Candy, an exhibit revolving around color and texture, opens Oct. 24 to run through November. 955-2787.
The Princess and the Pea. Venice Theatre’s Generations Theatre offers this classic fairy tale about a princess who’s up all night Oct. 2-19 in the Pinkerton Theatre. 488-1115.
McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre. Headliners this month at the comedy club: Dale Jones, Oct. 1-5; Robert Mac, Oct. 8-12; Judy Tenuta, Oct. 17-19; and Karen Rontowski, Oct. 22-26. There’s also a Family Night Oct. 6; for more details call 925-3869.
Song & Dance Ensemble of
Monday Night at the Movies. This Sarasota Film Festival/Ringling Museum series continues with French-themed showings at the Historic Asolo Theater, including An American in Paris, Oct. 6; Lovers on the Bridge, Oct. 13; The Day of the Jackal, Oct. 20; and Under the Roofs of Paris, Oct. 27. 360-7399.
Family Film Festival. The first event of its kind presented by the Sarasota Film Society, with family-oriented movies being screened at both Burns Court Cinemas and the Lakewood Ranch Cinemas Oct. 10-16. 364-8662.
G.WIZ. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens here Oct. 4; it offers visitors the chance to take a chronological journey about the doomed ship through room re-creations and authentic artifacts. Run through Feb. 8. 309-4949.
Tinsel and Treasures Gift Mart. The Junior League of Sarasota presents this annual opportunity to find all sorts of goodies for sale, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Admission $5; call 953-5600.
Mentors of Music. The newly renamed Sarasota Orchestra (formerly the
Artist Series of
Cocktails at the Cà d’Zan. The Venturas perform in this month’s Third Thursday event on the
Carlos Barbosa-Lima. This jazz guitarist, mentored by Andres Segovia and at one time paired with Charlie Byrd, kicks off the Jazz Club of Sarasota’s fall/winter concert series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Holley Hall. 366-1552.
Up Close, Informal, On Stage. An intimate concert experience with artists from the Sarasota Opera’s The Barber of Seville, who’ll perform selections and chat with the audience. At 8 p.m. Oct. 25 on the opera house stage. 366-8450 ext. 1.
Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks. Pianist Stewart Goodyear joins the orchestra to perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Oct. 30-Nov. 2. For times, tickets and locations, call 953-3434.
Boys & Girls Clubs Golf Classic. This tourney to benefit the clubs of both
United Way of
Company. Stephen Sondheim’s hit about a bachelor and his very married friends is onstage at the Players Theatre through Oct. 5. 365-2494.
Steel Magnolias. The Manatee Players present Robert Harling’s Southern tearjerker set in a beauty shop through Oct. 12; bring the hankies. 748-5875.
Steel Magnolias. Or you can see this very popular show at the newly renamed Venice Theatre through Oct. 19, if once is not enough. 488-1115.
Golddiggers of 1633. The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre’s production of this musical version of a Moliere classic continues through Nov. 22. 366-5454.
A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage. A musical based on a short story by Mark Twain, set in the town of
The Cocktail Hour. A.R. Gurney’s play about, of all things, a playwright looking for this family’s approval of his newest work—which happens to be all about them—takes to the Island Players stage Oct. 9-19. 778-5755.
The Giver. Eric Coble adapted this well-known Lois Lowry book for the stage; it’s presented by Asolo Rep in the Historic Asolo Theater Oct. 21 through Nov. 8, with most shows for elementary and middle school students but some open to the general public. For more information, call 351-8000.
Steppin’ Out. A tribute to the hits of songwriter Irving Berlin, opening Oct. 21 on FST’s cabaret stage and running through November. 366-9000.
Bye Bye Birdie. What’s the story, morning glory? The Players bring back this tuneful show about the hysteria that ensues when a 1950s rock idol is drafted, Oct. 23 through Nov. 2. 365-2494.
Hank Williams: Lost Highway. More than 20 Williams tunes propel this bio of the late, great country star, Oct. 30 through Nov. 16 at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre. 748-5875.