Complied by Jaye Clements
Visit some of our art exhibits around town this month… and discover the arts at night, in Downtown Sarasota…. First Friday is along Palm Ave, Second Friday is in the Burns court area and the 3rd Friday at Towles Court….
Reflections – Longboat Center for the Arts ~ a division of Ringling College of Art + Design.
Exhibits at the Art Center in Sarasota continuing through February to March 6.
Gallery 1: American Vernacular: Richard Mueller.
Gallery 2: Line and Space: David Zalben.
Gallery 3: ASALH: Black Muse 2015.
Gallery 4: Fresh: Open, all- media, all-subject juried exhibition.
February 1, 2pm – Ski-A-Rees every Sunday until May 10, waterski shows behind Mote Marine.
Continuing through February to March 1 – Good People – Asolo. A comedy that takes a look at the “haves” and the “have-not’s”. Margie Walsh, a single woman from Boston, journeys through a humorous plan to solve her financial problems. http://asolorep.org/shows/good-people/2014-2015
February 4, 8pm – Les Ballets Trockadero – Van Wezel.
February 5, 8pm to 11pm – Ringling Underground – Live music, in an artsy atmosphere! This event features live music. Check out up-and-coming artists displaying their work, in the Museum of Art Courtyard at the Ringling Museum. Some galleries will be open until 11pm. Meet the artists!http://www.ringling.org
February 5 to 8 – Greek Festival at St. Barbara’s – authentic Greek food and pastries, Greek music, traditional dancing and a ton of fun! http://www.stbarbarafestival.org/
February 6, 8pm – Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra – Van Wezel
February 6 to March 1 – Ring of Fire – Venice Theatre. Country & Rock Musical and the story of Johnny Cash. http://venicestage.com/ring-of-fire/
February 6 to 22 – Circus Sarasota presents Fearless featuring Nik Wallenda.
The Winter Show is moving the Big Top to a new location. It will be held at Nathan Benderson Park (across from University Town Center). An exciting event for the whole family!
February 7, 7:30pm – Thrill of a Lifetime. The Youth Philharmonic performs side-by-side with the professional musicians of the Sarasota Orchestra. http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/special-events/thrill-of-a-lifetime
February 7 to March 28 – Tosca – Giacomo Puccini – Sarasota Opera. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosoa
February 10, 8pm – Harry Connick, Jr. – Van Wezel.
February 12, 5pm to 8pm – Courtyard Swing – Ringling Museum. Enjoy dancing and a fun filled evening at the beautiful Art Courtyard. Live music with Diva De Musica. The event is included with Art After 5 Admission. http://www.ringling.org
February 13, 8pm – Diana Ross – Van Wezel.
February 14 & 15, 10 to 5pm. Art Festival on Main St. in Downtown Sarasota.
February 14 to March 27 – The Marriage of Figaro – Sarasota Opera.
February 17 to March 15 – Mary Poppins – Venice Theatre.
February 19 – Art After 5 – Ringling Museum. Live music by Vertigo at the Bolger Campiello.
February 20 – Art Walk – Towles Court. http://towlescourt.com/
February 22 & 23 – Folk Music by the Kingston Trio. Get your tickets early this show is often sold out! http://venicestage.com/the-kingston-trio-2/
February 24, 8pm – Ringo Starr and his All Starr band – Van Wezel.
February 28 & March 1 – 10am to 5pm. Save our Seabirds Art Festival on City Island near Mote Marine. http://www.saveourseabirds.org/events/