By Jaye Clements
As season winds down, you can still catch some pretty amazing shows in Sarasota!
Exhibition throughout May – Trenton Doyle Hancock exhibition at the Ringling Museum. (thru Sept 13) http://www.ringling.org/events/trenton-doyle-hancock-emit-what-bringback-brought
Exhibition throughout May Fan-tastic – a collection of more than 250 fans from different parts of the world. http://www.ringling.org/events/fan-tastic (thru June 28)
Exhibition throughout May – Beth Lipman: Precarious Possessions (thru June 7)
Through May Chapatti, An eccentric romance between a man and his dog and a woman with 19 cats, a comedy at Florida Studio Theatre. http://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/show_shows.php?id=446
Through May 9 – Richard & Betty Burdick Reading Series – at Florida Studio in the Keating Theatre. http://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/show_shows.php?id=463
Through May 17 – Spunk at the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe. (adult)
Through May 22 – Embracing our Differences An outdoor Art Exhibit at Island Park & Riverwalk in Bradenton. For more information go to: www.embracingourdifferences.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EmbracingOurDifferences
Through May 30 at 7:30pm – Mixed Nuts every Wednesday, Brown’s Lab, live Improv by students at the Florida Studio Theatre – tickets are $5, call the FST Box Office at 941-366-9000.
May 1 to May 24 – Luck Be a Lady: The Iconic Music of Frank Loesser at the Asolo.
May 1 & 2 – Sarasota Ballet presents at the Sarasota Opera House – The Ballets Russes – A tribute to Nijinsky. Tribute to Nijinsky. http://www.sarasotaballet.org/events/the-ballets-russes
May 1 & 2 – PoetryLife Weekend – Learn, Love, and Live poetry at the Florida Studio Theatre in the Goldstein Cabaret. http://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/show_shows.php?id=459
May 2 & every Saturday Out of Bounds, comedy competition – Brown’s Lab at the Florida Studio Theatre.
May 2 & 3 – Trumpet Invasion at the Asolo – Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, Mara Bonde, soprano, Rich Ridenour, piano.
May 3 at 3pm to 5pm – Enjoy Jazz on beautiful Sarasota Bay – Marina Jack II (boat) with Matt Bokulic & Debbie Keeton, presented by the Jazz Club of Sarasota $35.
May 5 to 24 – The Miracle Worker – A drama based on the true story of a young deaf and blind girl, Helen Keller, and her dedicated teacher Annie Sullivan, at the Venice Theatre. Tickets $28 for adults, 18 for college students, $13 for children. http://venicestage.com/the-miracle-worker/
May 7 & 10 – I Due Foscari – HD at the Sarasota Opera House!
May 9 at 7:30pm. Orchestra in the Outfield, starring American Idol, Syesha Mercado, performing with the Sarasota Orchestra in an Outdoor Pops concert, at the Ed Smith Stadium, fireworks to follow. http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/special-events/orchestra-in-the-outfield
May 9 & 10 – A Romp with Gilbert & Sullivan, An Artist Series Concert at the Asolo. Tickets are $25 to $45. http://www.ringling.org/events/romp-gilbert-sullivan
May 16 at 7pm. Coppelia presented by the Diane Partington Studio of Classical Ballet presents a comic ballet. http://tickets.sarasotaopera.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=1974
May 18 International Museum Day at Ringling Museum – FREE!!! admission to the Museum of Art! http://www.ringling.org/events/international-museum-day
May 21 – 5pm to 8pm – Ringling by the Bay – Live music & dancing, the Bolger Campiello – this event is included with admission to Art After Five – Music by Big Night Out. Admission is $10. http://www.ringling.org/events/ringling-bay
May 25 – 11am to 7pm – Myakka Blues Festival –Annika Chambers at 5:30 pm, Bodie Valdez 11am, Back Track Blues Band 12:15pm, Elle Lee and Blue Fury 2pm, Josh Rowand – Pitbull of Blues Band 3:45pm at Snook Haven 5000 East Venice Ave. Venice http://myakkablues.com/
May 28 at 7pm. Julius Caesar – HD at the Sarasota Opera House.
May 29, 30, 31 – Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie at the Asolo (Mertz Theatre) continues thru June 21. http://asolorep.org/shows/woody-sez-the-life-and-music-of-woody-guthrie/2014-2015
May 30, 31 – 7:30pm. Adrienne Danrich, vocalist & Djordje Nesic, piano, An Artist Series Concert, at the Asolo. Tickets are $35 to $45 http://www.ringling.org/events/adrienne-danrich-vocalist-djordje-nesic-piano
May 31 at 1:30pm. Benvenuto Cellini – HD at the Sarasota Opera House.