Arts on the Horizon!

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 Jaye Clements
Whether you’re looking for entertainment for the whole family with Art-infused nature walks, crafts, and memorable  experiences or relaxing entertainment for adults, there’s something for everyone in this month’s Arts on the Horizon!

six guitars FSTJuly 1 at 7:30 pm – Six Guitars – John C. Court Cabaret at the Florida Studio Theatre.

mixed-nuts-FSTJuly 1 & every Wednesday at 7:30pm – Mixed Nuts at the Florida Studio Theatre – 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays you’ll experience “Laugh out Loud” performances with improve students.

July 1, 4, 8, 15 at 1pm – Kids Quests – Family friendly event – the Ringling Museum.  The sessions generally last 45 mins and feature conversations and a game with a museum educator.  You’ll explore different areas of the museum each time.  Cost is $2 per child.

July 2 at 5pm, 4 at 1pm, 9 at 5pm, 11 at 1pm, 16 at 5pm, 18 at 1pm, 23 at 5pm, 30 at 1pm Family Workshops at the Ringling. Free admission; located at the Welcome Center in the Visitors Pavilion. Enjoy self-guided art projects. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. Projects are designed for children ages 4-10. (Adults without children may also join in)

hound of Baskervilles FSTJuly 2 at 8pm – The Hound of Baskervilles – at the Keaton Theatre – Florida Studio Theatre.  A Comedy.  Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson take on multiple roles, a la 39 Steps, to poke fun at mystery and melodrama. 1

July 8 at 7:30 – American Idol Live at the Van Wezel – will give fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with the top 5 idols from Season 14.  Nick Fradiani along with Jax, Tyanna Jones, Rayvon Owen and Clark Beckham will showcase their talent with a live band.

July 8 to Aug 9 – Cotton Club Cabaret at the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe – an electrifying musical show – songs from the great entertainers of the Harlem Renaissance era, you’ll be transported back in time with the music of Fats Waller, Ethel Waters, Cab Calloway, Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, and Lena Horne.

July 9 at 7pm & July 12 at 1:30 – ANDREA CHÉNIER.  HD at the Sarasota Opera House

arts 3July 10 5 to 9pm.  Friday Fest at the Van Wezel with Kim Betts and the Gamble Creek Band.  The Gamble Creek Band with Kim Betts, daughter of Dickey Betts of Allman Brothers Band and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They’re a high energy band that offers amazing male and female vocals, harmonies, and solos. They feature popular country/southern rock/classic rock hits that appeal to all ages.

July 16 from 6 to 7pm.  Gallery Walk & Talk at the Ringling Museum. An in-gallery dialog between photographic artist Builder Levy and Curator Chris Jones. Together they will introduce you to Appalachia and discuss artistic choices that shape the exhibition. Admission is free with Art After 5.

Art After 5.  Explore the Museum of Art exhibition galleries.  Art After 5 is every Thursday evening from 5pm to 8pm. Ca’ d’Zan is not open for viewing, except on select dates.

Every Monday the Museum of Art, including some exhibition galleries are free to the public!  Need something to entertain the kids this summer?  Did you know you can visit the The David F. Bolger Playspace free every day?  Walk the grounds, visit the Rose Garden, pop over to the bay…. There is no charge to walk the grounds and enjoy nature every day! General Admission is required to visit Ca’ d’Zan and the Circus Museum

July 17, 24 at 7:30pm – Summer of Improv at the Florida Studio Theatre – We’re doomed! An Improvised Summer Blockbuster!

July 18 10am to 2pm – Snooty’s 67th Birthday Bash and Wildlife Festival at South Florida Museum.

Almost every Friday night visit the museum for Friday night films

First Saturday of most months visit for Family Nights – admission is half off after 3pm.  Check the website for Planetary show times.

July 23 at 7pm – Comedy of Errors Film – Shakespeare – HD film at the Sarasota Opera House

July 26 at 1:30pm – Peter Grimes – HD at the Sarasota Opera House

Every Tuesday from 10am to noon, the Sarasota Children’s Garden offers Art experiences geared toward nature for children. All ages are welcome, recommended ages are 2 to 10.  Every Wednesday 11 to 11:30am. “You can Dig it” gardening.  Every Thursday 10:30 to 10:45 am “Step into a Story”.  Fridays 11 to noon “Magic Nature Box”.  (closed on Mondays)                       

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