Arts on the Horizon

| December 1, 2013

By Jaye Clements

December 1 to January 5 – Icons of Style at the Ringling Museum of Art

Go behind-the-scenes and explore the roles of designers, models, and the media who create the fashion buzz and how they interconnect. Join the experts for a Gallery Walk & Talk that focuses on fashion.  Explore the process of creating icons of style from design concept to the finished piece.

 Multiple fashion designer pieces will be on display along with illustrations and photographs.  The exhibition will feature runway pieces by John Galliano for Dior, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Olivier Theyskens for Rochas, Arnold Scaasi, and Christian Lacroix.

The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

http://www.ringling.org/events/gallery-walk-talk-icons-style-0

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December 1 – Jingle Paws at Twin Lakes Sarasota noon to 5pm
Fun for the whole family! It’s a free pet holiday event. http://jinglepawsjubilee.com/2013/07/01/third-annual-jingle-paws-jubil

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December 3 & 4 at 8pm – Hello Dolly at the Van Wezel – Starring Award winner, Sally Struthers, from “All in the Family” and the “Gilmour Girls”. Hello dolly has received 10 Tony awards, including Best Musical.  Enjoy this Broadway classic! vanwezel.org

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December 5 – Holiday Splendor at the Ringling Museum

Celebrate the holiday season and support the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.  The event will feature holiday music and performances by local area Elementary, Middle, and High school students.   Admission is free with one unwrapped toy per guest or without a toy, at the regular “Art after 5” admission: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 – 17, free for 5 and under. Toys will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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December 5 at 8pm – Cheap Trick – A legendary group from the 70’s at the Van Wezel –  vanwezel.org

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December 5 – The Annual Christmas Walk. 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Historic Downtown Venice.  Live entertainment, food & drinks, with Santa on hand & holiday decorations.  (Santa will be on Miami Avenue in the breezeway)

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December 6 to 8 – Sarasota Craft Show by American Art Marketing.
Robarts Arena – Friday & Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm – Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: $9 Children 12 & under free.
www.sarasotacraftshow.com

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December 7 – Bradenton Blues Festival – Downtown Bradenton

World-class Blues artists will headline in this much anticipated event.  Last year’s festival was sold out!  This is the second year for the Blues festival in Bradenton and last year was a tremendous success… It’s a family friendly music event with food, fun and art by the bay at Bradenton’s Riverwalk.

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Eddie Shaw and the Wolfgang

Music Line Up

11:00am – 11:40am Albert Castiglia
11:55am – 12:55pm Johnny Rawls
1:10pm – 2:10pm John Nemeth
2:25pm – 3:25pm Anthony Gomes
3:40pm – 4:40pm Trampled Underfoot
4:55pm – 6:05pm Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang
6:20pm – 7:35pm Shemekia Copeland

Between acts: Doug Deming, Dennis Gruenling and the Jewel tones

For more on each go to http://www.bradentonbluesfestival.org/line-up/

Tickets are $30 in advance & $40 at the gate ($20 for students and $10 for children 5 to12.   Kids 4 & under are free!  For more information visit: www.BradentonBluesFestival.org    There will also be an auction to raise funds for Realize Bradenton’s youth music programs Also, on Friday, December 6, “Blues in the Schools,” an outreach program at Manatee High School, will feature appearances by a selection of festival artists, who share their talents and expert advice with students.

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December 7 & 8 – KT Sullivan vocalist with Jon Weber on piano, at the Asolo! Artist Series Concerts

http://artistseriesconcerts.org/event/kt-sullivan-cabaret-singer-with-joneber-piano/

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December 8 – The 12 Days of Christmas at 3pm – Riverview High School

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arts5 December 11 – Bill Schustik in the Munchtime Musicale Performance at noon, at the David Cohen Hall – Bill Schustik is amusician, historian, and folklorist.  He is sometimes referred to as the “American Troubadour,” and has an intense sense of drama and love for the traditional American experience, which he displays in his performances. This captivating singer, musician and storyteller plays the guitar, banjo, harmonica, mouth harp and more during his exceptional performances. Schustik has performed for three U.S. presidents, appeared both on and off Broadway, authored two full-length ballets and has written a show about the American Civil War. Schustik will perform “A Troubadour’s Christmas,” a concert of holiday songs, with traditional and rarely heard songs.  He will surprise the audience with a familiar song written by a Connecticut Yankee who wrote battle songs for the south during the Civil War.

Munchtime Musicales are a series of free concerts by area artists sponsored by the Sarasota Concert Association. http://scasarasota.org/munchtime.htm

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December 11, 12, 13, 14 – It’s a Wonderful Life at Holley Hall.  A Christmas Jazz Suite, A Klezmer Nutcracker and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Christmas favorites, Deck the Halls, Silent Night and Joy to the World. Tickets $29 – $49
www.sarasotaorchestra.org/index.php/concerts/let-it-snow

December 14 & 15 from 10am-4pm – Art in the Garden: A Holiday Art Boutique at the Art Center Sarasota. www.artsarasota.org/‎

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 December 20 & 21 – John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker – performed by the Sarasota Ballet & the Sarasota Orchestra at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall!  Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm arts4

Follow a girl’s dream to join the circus in this production of Sarasota’s own Nutcracker.  Music presented by The Sarasota Orchestra and performances by The Sarasota Ballet.  Hoffmann’s original story with Sarasota circus flare will be sure to create lifelong family memories.

John Ringling Circus Nutcracker draws on Sarasota’s connection with the Ringling Brother’s Circus. Adapting Hoffmann’s 120-year-old original storyline, the ballet follows the storyline of a little girl (Clara) who runs away from New York City to join the Ringling Circus. Set in the art deco period, characters from Hoffman’s original Nutcracker are re-imagined as celebrated circus figures from the city’s past.

20 children from the Sarasota Ballet School will perform with the Sarasota Ballet.

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December 21 at 2pm – Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Asolo.

http://artistseriesconcerts.org/event/amahl-and-the-night-visitors/

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December 21 & 22 – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year at the Asolo.

Featuring Broadway’s original “Annie”, Andrea McArdle with pianist Steve Marzullo.

http://artistseriesconcerts.org/event/the-most-wonderful-time-of-the-year/

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December 22 at 7pm A Christmas Carol

Van Wezel celebrates its version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  Enjoy an enchanted set with traditional Christmas carols intertwined with the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge. This National Touring Production is a must see Family Holiday Classic. vanwezel.org

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December 27 at 7:30PM – Jukebox Memories at the Players Theatre – A musical journey through yesteryear!   Music from the 50’s & 60’s. Featuring Blend a quartet performing hits from that era, including familiar music from the Temptations, The Sha-na-nas and the Shirelles.

http://theplayers.org/index.php/jukebox-memories-a-musical-journey-through-yesteryear/

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