Arts on the Horizon!

| October 1, 2015

Compiled by Jaye Clements

The Arts in Sarasota captivate and entertain people from every walk of life… Here’s your guide to the Sarasota Lifestyle!

October 1 from 8 to 11pm Ringling Underground. Enjoy live music and art at the Courtyard.  The event features an eclectic mix of local and regional live music. This month features Bird Tribe 8 to 8:45pm, Redfeather 9 to 9:45pm and Megan Jean & The KFB 10 to 11pm

Check out up-and-coming artists displaying their work in the Museum of Art Courtyard.  Some galleries will be open until 11pm.

http://www.ringling.org/events/ringling-underground

October 1 & 2 at 7:30pm – Enjoy the comedy of John Cleese and Eric Idle at the Van Wezel.  This British duo together for the first time will have you entertained from the get go! Scripted and improvised skits with storytelling, musical numbers, exclusive footage, aquatic juggling and an audience Q&A. No two shows will be quite the same with this unique performance.

http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/event.cfm?eveID=1572#.VfxSHx2FOP8

October 1 & 4 – Pirates of Penzance – HD Film at the Sarasota Opera House

http://tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/EventListing.aspxexit laughing

October 1 to 18 – Exit Laughing at the Venice Theatre.

https://venicestage.com/portfolio/exit-laughing/

October to Nov. 20 Rumplestiltskin at Florida Studio Theatre.  A classic children’s story comes to life.

https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/rumplestiltskin-0Church Ladies

October 2 to 25 – Church Basement Ladies at the Venice Theatre.

https://venicestage.com/portfolio/church-basement-ladies/

October 10 at 3pm – Pearlman Music Program Alumni at the Sarasota Opera House

http://tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=2065Shen Yun

October 13 at 7:30pm – Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra at the Van Wezel – An awe-inspiring musical experience featuring original pieces and the works of masters…

http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/event.cfm?eveID=1573#.VfxU8R2FOP8

October 14 at 7:30 – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Van Wezel – A classic musical with amazing characters, eye catching costumes and extravagant sets that will have you drawn into this production.

http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/event.cfm?eveID=1548#.VfzACR2FNYc

October 14 to Nov 21 – The Color Purple at the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe.

http://westcoastblacktheatre.org/index.php/performances/the-color-purpleRick Springfield

October 15 at 8pm – Rick Springfield in concert.  Experience this legendary Rock performer at the Van Wezel.

http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/event.cfm?eveID=1574#.VfxZfR2FOP8

October 15 at 6pm.  It’s the RIAF opening night! – Ringling International Arts Festival – Finally, it’s that time of year again for all the exciting performances at the Ringling!

http://www.ringling.org/events/riaf-2015-opening-night

October 16 to 18 – RIAF – The experience continues with…

TAO Dance Theatre – http://www.ringling.org/events/tao-dance-theater (Mertz Theatre)

The Cambodian Circus – http://www.ringling.org/events/phare-cambodian-circus (Mertz Theatre)

Ronnarong-Khampha- http://www.ringling.org/events/ronnarong-khampha (Cook Theatre)

in between performances from 3 to 5pm visit the Gatehouse Patio at The Ringling Visitors Pavilion for conversation, food & beverages.

http://www.ringling.org/events/series/ringling-international-arts-festival

For more performances: http://www.ringling.org/events/type/performances

Oct 16 & 17 From 5 to 8pm – Jazz on the Bay at the Ringling Bayfront Gardens.  Classis Jazz with Don Mopsick All Stars under the tent on the bayfront.  This event is free with a RIAF performance ticket stub, regular Museum Admission or Art After 5 Admission

http://www.ringling.org/events/jazz-sunsets-bay

October 22 at 11am & 6pm – Gallery Walk & Talk – Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth Century China at the Ringling Museum.

http://www.ringling.org/events/gallery-walk-talk-royal-taste

October 24 at 10:30am – Ming a Brilliant Dynasty – at Historic Asolo Theatre.

http://www.ringling.org/events/viewpoint-ming-brilliant-dynasty

October 24 at 8pm – The Ultimate Doo Wop Show at the Van Wezel

http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/eventCalendar.cfm

October 25 at 6pm – Curtain Raiser – marking the start of the opera social season at Michael’s on East Wine Cellar – Cocktail attire with dinner and a performance by studio artists.so u think u can dance

http://tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=1827

October 29 at 8pm – So You Think you can Dance – at the Van Wezel – The top 10 Finalist of the 12th season will some of their most popular sets along with new performances on their nationwide tour.

http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/eventCalendar.cfm

Category: Arts & Entertainment

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