Arts on the Horizon

| March 1, 2014

By Jaye Clements

March is filled with concerts, art exhibits, plays, and celebrity entertainers.  With so much to see be sure to take in some of the wonderful entertainment available.   Below are some highlights of what’s coming on the horizon.

van goghMar 1, 4pm to 9pm – Family Night – The Science of Art – South Florida Museum. Create your own artistic style in an evening of scientific exploration and imagination.  Enjoy the art of a great painter as it comes to life, in the movie Van Gogh.  Create new paint colors, make your own clay, and engineer your own moving sculpture.

The first Saturday of most months, Family Night offers something creative and fun for the whole family.  On Family Night the museum is open until 8:00 p.m.  Half price after 4:00 pm.  A Space show in the Bishop Planetarium usually included.

http://www.southfloridamuseum.org/  Located at: 201 Tenth St. W., Bradenton, FL, 34205

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March 1, 7:30 pm – A young girl dreams of playing music in front of an audience … A young man aspires to perform with a professional orchestra … And on one extraordinary night, the Sarasota Orchestra makes dreams come true!

Ready for this “Thrill of a Lifetime” as the Youth Philharmonic, led by Robert Lambert, performs side-by-side with the professional musicians of the Sarasota Orchestra.  The professional Sarasota Orchestra perform with the student winners of the Edward and Ida Wilkof Young Artists Concerto Competition.

http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/index.php/concerts/side-by-side-thrill-of-a-lifetime

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March 1, 2 – 10am to 5pm.  The 2nd Annual Sarasota Wildlife Art Festival and Wildlife Symposium at Ken Thompson Park on City Island.   Includes fine art, over 100 local and national wildlife artists; paintings, sculptors, photography, jewelry and fine crafts.  The park is adjacent to Save Our Seabirds and Mote Marine.  $5 for adults, 12 and under free.  Proceeds benefit The Rotary Club of Sarasota & Save our Seabirds.  http://www.sarasotawildlifefest.com/

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March 1, 4, 6, 12, 15 at 8pm.  March 9, 23 at 1:30pm – The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner at the Sarasota Opera House. Legends of the sea come to life in this tale of a cursed sea captain forced to wander the world, ultimately finding redemption in the selfless gift of a woman’s love.  The Flying Dutchman will captivate audiences as they voyage through this mystical world.  $19 – $120  www.sarasotaopera.org

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March 3, 2014 at 7pm – Thicker Than Water: Exploring the American Family” at Asolo Rep’s Cook Theatre.
The Asolo Rep hosts an evening of live performance & interactive discussion.  An entertaining and interactive evening of live theatre and discussion about family.  The event will be held at the Asolo Rep’s Cook Theatre.  $15 for adults and $10 for students.  www.asolorep.org located at 5555 N. Tamiami trail, 34243
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March 5, 8pm – The American Music Concert at the Sarasota Opera House! Sarasota Opera will explore the past and present of American opera and vocal music.  This concert will be performed by Sarasota Opera’s Studio Artists with piano accompaniment.  Maestro Kristen Kemp will serve as music director and pianist for this concert.  $10 to $30 www.sarasotaopera.org

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March 7, 7pm – Jerry Seinfeld at the Van Wezel.

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March 7, 8, 9 – Sarasota Orchestra at the Van Wezel One concert with three stories told through music.  In the first chapter, immerse yourself in a whirlwind of melodies representing rural Chinese culture.  Turn the page and plunge into an exciting rendezvous with Ravel’s Piano Concerto.  Jean-Philippe Collard is the premier interpreter of French piano music.  You’ll be captivated by Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, a symphonic poem steeped in wild tales and thrilling turns.

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Painted by Artist Instructor Joseph Melancon

Painted by Artist Instructor Joseph Melancon

Adults, teens, professional and amateur painters are invited to participate in Paint Out! Sarasota.  $30 and $5 for teens.  The “Paint Out!” is a week of outdoor painting promoting open-air art.  Artists will have an opportunity to sell their work. http://artsarasota.org/paintout!sarasota

A one day exhibition will be held March 13 in the Sam and Sally Shapiro Sculpture Garden at the Art Center Sarasota.  707 N Tamiami Trail, 34236 

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March 7, 15 at 1:30pm & March 21 at 8pm.  The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini at the Sarasota Opera House.

Determined to win the heart of the beautiful Rosina with charm and wit, rather than money, Count Almaviva enlists the help of Figaro, the barber of Seville, to steal her away from her guardian, Dr. Bartolo.  The Barber of Seville is one of the most beloved comedic works in the operatic repertory.  $19 – $120  www.sarasotaopera.org

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March 8, 7pm.  The 7th Annual Chillounge Night
takes place at Westfield Southgate, Sarasota.  Boasting the ultimate outdoor lounge party with live music and comfortable furniture.  Must be 21 or older. $20 in advance & $25 at the gate.  Proceeds benefit Girls Inc.
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March 8, 11am to 4pm.  Annual Citywide Art Slam
The 4th annual event in downtown Bradenton features dozens of artists, musicians and performers, art installations, and interactive art experiences.

The event will feature making and exhibiting giant handmade paper Mache puppets.  It is a free event for the whole family.  There will be “Puppets at the Park”, free puppet making, two puppet stages for DIY shows and more throughout the day!  There’s something for everyone’s creative ability.  Mark your calendar and be sure to join in on the fun!

Village of the Arts! 11th Ave W & 12th St W Bradenton, 34205

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March 13, 12:00pm to 1pm. Brown Bag Concert, at Phillippi Estate.

The Brown Bag Concerts are held every Thursday at noon at Phillippi Estate Park.
Bring your lunch and a lawn chair.  Ph. (941) 861-5000

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March 13, 14 5:30pm to 7:30pm – Sarasota Orchestra presents Mozart Madness 1 at Holley Hall at Symphony Center hosted by the Sarasota Orchestra.

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres at 4:30 pm.  Holley Hall at Symphony Center 709 N. Tamiami Trail, 34236 – Sarasota Orchestra at (941) 953-3434.

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March 14 at 12pm Concert at Noon:  Studio and Apprentice Artists – Sarasota Opera House in the Lobby $5.  61 N. Pineapple Avenue, 34236

 

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Gardens In Paradise

 

  March 15, from 10am to 5pm, “Gardens in Paradise   Sarasota Garden Club (SGC) plans premier garden tour of 5 private coastal gardens.  Join the SGC on Saturday for a beautiful self-guided educational tour that showcases Florida-friendly gardening.  View a variety of garden styles and meet the homeowners and landscape experts who will share their visions and gardening tips.  The tour also includes the 14 Botanical Gardens at the SGC Clubhouse with a gardener’s marketplace where you can shop and enjoy a gourmet-to-go lunch.

This unique opportunity will provide ideas and inspiration as you visit Paradise!

The fundraiser supports SGC’s educational programs and on-going services to the community.

Founded in 1927, Sarasota Garden Club’s historic richness has continued to grow over 87 years.  Mable Ringling was the first club president and thanks to the many volunteer efforts and passion for gardening, SGC strives to promote sound ecological and conservation practices.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit hhtp://www.GardensinParadise.com or call

(941) 955-0875 or visit Sarasota Garden Club at 1131 Boulevard of the Arts at the corner of Tamiami Trail.
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March 15, 16 – 10 am to 5 pm. – 10 am to 4 pm.  The 14th Annual Art at the Ranch features award winning artists along with food and more.  Main Street at Lakewood Ranch.  Free.

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 March 15, 16 – 10am to 4:30 pm Lido Beach Springfest Arts & Crafts Show.  Enjoy a day along the shore viewing creative art and crafts.  Free.
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March 16, 3pm & 7pm Bill Cosby at the Van WezelBill Cosby

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March 18 at 8pm – Artists Choice Concert

A Sarasota Opera tradition!  Principal and Studio Artists will perform their choice of the best of opera, Broadway, and everything in between on the Sarasota Opera main stage.  This concert will be performed with piano accompaniment.  $15 – $40

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March 22, 23 – 10am to 5pm. 12th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival

Contemporary crafts from more than 100 of the nation’s most talented artisans. A variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting. Main Street from Lemon Avenue to Selby Five Points Park.

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March 23, 3:30 pm – Eclectic Cantorial Concert  at Temple Sinai at 3:30 PM 

Chazzan Cliff Abramson will present a program of liturgical music, operatic arias and songs in several languages including Italian and Ladino.  There will be pianists, vocalists, cellists, violinists, clarinetists and mandolin players to create musical fare for all to enjoy. 

Stay for dinner!  Meal and concert is $30 per person, concert only is $15.  Register online at templesinai-sarasota.org or call 941-924-1802 for reservations.  Temple Sinai, 4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, enter off Proctor between Beneva and Swift. 

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March 22, 23 – 11 am to 10 pm.  The 11th annual Sarasota Folk & Acoustic Music Festival takes place at Oscar Scherer State Park on US 41S in Osprey. There will be lots of musicians, delicious food, vendors, workshops, jams, family music & fun for the whole family! http://www.sarasotafolkfestival.org/

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March 23 at 8pm – The Verdi Concert at Sarasota Opera House

The Verdi Concert is your chance to experience a mix of Verdi’s well known, not so well known, and hidden musical gems.  Featuring Sarasota Opera soloists, orchestra, and chorus. 

$25 – $100
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March 28 –6pm to 11pm – The 2nd Annual Wine Walk to Ca’ d’Zanwine walk

Stroll The Ringling estate, taste fine wine and delight in delicious food and entertainment inspired by the world’s finest wine regions.  The second annual wine walk is a self-guided wine tasting tour along the drive to John and Mable Ringling’s historic mansion overlooking Sarasota Bay.  Ticket includes a commemorative wine glass, bag and an opportunity to bid in a silent auction for incredible items including a 5 day trip for two to a 15th Century castle in Tuscany, Italy (airfare & lodging included).  $125.  VIP $185.

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March 29, 10am to 11pm.  Winterfest at the Premier Sports Campus.  A day of live music and family fun, will feature a music lineup that will include Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, Kansas, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Rick Derringer, Jeff Cook and the Allstar Goodtime Band, Marty Balin, Ty Herndon, Billy Dean, Les Sabler, Bertie Higgins and Hotel California.  Also there will be a Kid Zone featuring games and activities plus food and drink vendors as well as arts and crafts booths.  $25 in advance and $40 at the door (cash only).  Children 5 and under are free. 5895 Post Blvd, Lakewood Ranch.

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March 29 to 30, 10am to 4:30pm.   The 5th annual Downtown Sarasota Spring Fest Arts & Crafts Show called “Art in the Park” takes place at Main Street and Pineapple Street at Five Points Park. Free.

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