2017-06-22 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents “Broadway in Black” through July 23. The world-premiere musical revue was created and adapted by WBTT founder and artistic director Nate Jacobs and salutes Broadway musicals with songs that span decades. Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. $39.50 adults, $22/students and active military with valid ID. 1646 10th Way, Sarasota. 366-1505 or westcoastblacktheatre.org.Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents “Broadway in Black” through July 23. The world-premiere musical revue was created and adapted by WBTT founder and artistic director Nate Jacobs and salutes Broadway musicals with songs that span decades. Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. $39.50 adults, $22/students and active military with valid ID. 1646 10th Way, Sarasota. 366-1505 or westcoastblacktheatre.org.
THEATER

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - By Asolo Repertory Theatre through July 1 in the Mertz Theatre at the FSU Center for the Arts. $10-$38. 5555 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota. 351- 8000, 800-361-8388 or www.asolorep.org.

Broadway in Black - By Westcoast Black Theatre Troup through July 23. Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. $39.50 adults, $22/students and active military with valid ID. 1646 10th Way, Sarasota. 366-1505 or westcoastblacktheatre.org.

Naming True - By Urbanite Theatre through July 2. Curtain is 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 1487 Second St., Sarasota. www.urbanitetheatre.com or 321-1397.

Clue the Musical - By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through June 24. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278- 4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane: A Parody Of The Horror - By Laboratory Theater of Florida through July 15. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 239-218-0481 or Laboratory- TheaterFlorida.com.

Rapunzel - By Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre through June 23. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.


Asolo Repertory Theatre presents “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” through July 1 in the Mertz Theatre at the FSU Center for the Arts. $10-$38. 5555 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota. 351-8000, 800-361-8388 or www.asolorep.org. Asolo Repertory Theatre presents “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” through July 1 in the Mertz Theatre at the FSU Center for the Arts. $10-$38. 5555 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota. 351-8000, 800-361-8388 or www.asolorep.org. Right Bed, Wrong Husband - By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through July 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.

THURSDAY 6.22

Author Event - Bookstore1Sarasota hosts a “Summertime/Localtime” event with Stewart Stearns, retired CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, at 11 a.m. He signs his new novel, “A Corpse in the Paradise of the Blessed,” a Guatemala mystery inspired by his time working in that country. 12 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. 365-7900 or www.sarasotabooks.com.


Urbanite Theatre presents “Naming True” through July 2. Curtain is 8 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 1487 Second St., Sarasota. www.urbanitetheatre.com or 321-1397. Urbanite Theatre presents “Naming True” through July 2. Curtain is 8 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 1487 Second St., Sarasota. www.urbanitetheatre.com or 321-1397. Art Event - An Artist Reception for batik artist Karen Wood is set for 5-7 p.m. at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Refreshments served. 635 E. Marion Ave. 639-1133.

Art Reception - An opening reception for the “Recycle, Reclaim or Recreate” starts at 5 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center. The exhibit runs through July 20. 210 Maud St. 639-8810 or www.visualartcenter.org.

Comedy Show - Jamie Kennedy performs today through Saturday at Visani. Show times vary. Tickets start at $22. 2400 Kings Hwy. 629-9191 or www.visani.net.

FRIDAY 6.23

Free Film - The Fourth Friday Free Movie, “Free State of Jones,” is presented by Women Against Racism & Discrimination at 1 p.m. at the FGCU Renaissance Academy. A discussion moderated by Mari Usera follows. Snacks and beverages are available. 117 Herald Court. 380-2408 or justmarilyndc@gmail.com.

Living Legend - World renowned singer Diana Ross returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall stage at 8 p.m. June 23. $36-$126. 777 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota. www.VanWezel.org or 953-3368.

Hermitage Event - The Hermitage Artist Retreat hosts an artists-in-residence event at 7 p.m. at the Palm House. British- American composer Oscar Bettison shows a video of his musical work and elaborates on his newest projects. Soprano Stephanie Heidemann performs with her group The Resonance Project. Free admission, but registration is required. 6630 Manasota Key Road, Englewood. RSVP to 475-2098, ext. 8, or reservations@HermitageArtist- Retreat.org.

Music & Dancing - The Cultural Center of Charlotte County hosts music and dancing with Erich from 7-10 p.m. in the Conference Center. There is a cash bar and complimentary snacks. $10 per person. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175.

Quilt Group - The Peace River Quilt Guild meets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Friday at Faith Lutheran Church. The group accepts guests April through December only. 4005 Palm Dr., Punta Gorda. www.peaceriverquilters.org.

Live Music - John Reno performs from 2-5 p.m. at the Nav-A-Gator. No cover charge, but donations of canned goods and nonperishable food items are welcome for the food bank. 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 627-3474.

Free Concerts - The George Voss Duo performs from 5-9 p.m. Center Court at Fishermen’s Village. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

Benefit Concert - Steve Widmeyer, “One Voice, One Guitar,” performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar. Proceeds benefit the Peace River Wildlife Center. 4069 Tamiami Trl., Port Charlotte. 235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

SATURDAY 6.24

Book Launch - Bookstore1Sarasota holds a launch party for Lisa Daily’s “Single-Minded” at 5 p.m. The book must be purchased at Bookstore1 to be eligible for signing. 12 South Palm Ave., Sarasota. www.sarasotabooks.com or 365-7900.

Ringling Exhibit - The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of art presents the exhibit “Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration” today through Oct. 15. The exhibition is not only a celebration of artistic practice in the Tampa Bay area, but also an exercise in collaboration as it is shared between three institutions: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; and the Tampa Museum of Art. Free with admission. $25 general admission. 5401 Bayshore Road, Sarasota. 359-5700 or www.ringling.org.

Comedy Show - The Library Comedy Club presents headliner William Lewis at 7:30 p.m. at The Sheraton Four Points. $10 in advance; $15 at the door; two-drink minimum required. 33 Tamiami Trl. For reservations: degame@att.net or 305-343-2930.

Dynamic Music - The J3 Vocal Band performs at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theater. The musicians play classic hit songs from the 1950s to 80s. $13 members; $17 non-members. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175, ext. 221.

Yoga For Kids - Kids Yoga starts today at Palm Power Yoga. The class helps children explore movement and breath. Workshops are offered from 1-3 p.m. for ages 4-7 and from 2:30-3:30 p.m. for ages 8-11. $40 for a four-week series or $15 drop-in. 1205 Elizabeth St., Punta Gorda. www.PalmPowerYoga.com or 979-6017.

Farmers Market - A farmers market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m.- noon at Taylor Street and West Olympia Avenue in front of the old Charlotte County Courthouse. Shop for fresh and organic produce, seafood, baked goods and more. 391-4856.

Bluegrass Weekend - The Heartland Bluegrass Association holds the Heartland Bluegrass Bash at 1 p.m. at Craig’s RV Resort. This month’s featured bands are The Bugtussle Ramblers, Paddle Faster and the Heartland Jam Band. $7 non-members; free for members. Campsites are available for $20 per night. 7895 NE Cubitis Ave, Arcadia. 467-2051, www.heartlandbluegrass.org or heartlandbluegrass@gmail.com.

Golf Tourney - The Cultural Center hosts its third annual Charity Golf Tournament at Riverwood Golf Club in Port Charlotte. The tournament is a four-person best ball scramble format open to men’s, women’s and mixed teams. Individual players will be teamed up on tournament day. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. $65 per player; include green, cart and bag handling fees, breakfast, lunch and more. 625-4175, ext. 240.

Live Music - Yard Dog Charlie performs from noon-4 p.m. in the Courtyard at Fishermen’s Village. Michael Hirst performs from 5-9 p.m. Center Court. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639- 8721 or www.fishville.com.

Wine & Music - Jeannie Smyth, “The Blues and Jazz Lady,” performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar. 4069 Tamiami Trl., Port Charlotte. 235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

SUNDAY 6.25

Yoga Workshop - The Yoga Sanctuary presents “From the Bottom Up: Yoga for Happy Feet & Ankles” from 1-3 p.m. $35. www.theyogasanctuary.biz or 505- YOGA (9642).

Farmers Market - The Punta Gorda Historical Society’s Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at History Park, 501 Shreve St. Shop for vegetables, bakery, meats, seafood, plants, gifts and antiques. When the market closes, guided tours by Miss Starr of the gardens are available. $5 suggested donation includes a plant to take home. 639-1887.

Live Music - Michael Hirst performs from 2-6 p.m. Center Court at Fishermen’s Village. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

Free Concert - Gary & Kerri perform from 2-5 p.m. at the Nav-A-Gator. No cover charge, but donations of canned goods and nonperishable food items are welcome for the food bank. 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 627-3474.

Caribbean Fun - The CJCF and Charlotte County Community Services present the inaugural Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration from 2-7 p.m. at the Port Charlotte Beach Park. Events include live entertainment, steel calypso drums, games, prizes, Caribbean food and drink. 4500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.caribjerkfest@gmail.com or 813-618-8044.

Solo Act - Robert Garcia performs acoustic versions of favorite music from the 1970s from 2-5 p.m. at Waterside Grill. No cover charge. 15001 Gasparilla Road, Placida.

Listening Room - Writers On the Air is seeking writers of all levels, as well as listeners, for its family-friendly BYOB Listening Room that tapes at 3 p.m. every Sunday at the Common Grounds Meeting Hall. Sign up is at 2:30 p.m. and the show airs at 5 p.m. on WKDW 97.5 FM. 12735 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. KDWRadio.com.

MONDAY 6.26

Movie & Pizza - The Pizza & a Movie series continues with a screening of “Hacksaw Ridge,” at 5 p.m. at the Mid-County Regional Library. The film is about a conscientious objector who serves in WWII as a medic. Free admission and complimentary pizza. 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd. 613-3192.

Kayak Trip - GAEA guides lead a Peace River and Hunter Creek kayak tour from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $40, includes all supplies. For reservations: gaeaguides.com or (239) 694-5513.

On the Air - North Port Communityy Radio WKDW-97.5 hosts an open micc for poets, fiction writers, playwrights,, storytellers and original practitioners off the written word from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays - at the Common Grounds Meetingg Hall. Area writing groups, school andd college writers and teachers are invited. The format is flexible. Performances are broadcast live. 12735 Tamiami Trl.,, North Port. www.KDWRadio.com or 564-8739.

TUESDAY 6.27

Author Event - Bookstore1Sarasota - hosts a “Summertime/Localtime” event with Mark Gagnon, the creator of START!, an interactive ArtMaze book that combines intricate art with the interactive challenge of a solvable abstract maze, at 11 a.m. 12 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. 365-7900 or www.sarasotabooks.com.

Film Series - The FGCU Foreign Film Series presents “Countryman” (Jamaica, 1982) from 1-3 p.m. at FGCU’s Renaissance Academy, 117 Herald Court, Ste. 211, Punta Gorda. $5. 505-0130.

Elvis & More - Dwight Icenhower performs hits from the 1960s and ’70s, plus music by Elvis, at 7:30 p.m. at Visani. $47.50 dinner and the show. 2400 Kings Hwy. 629-9191 or www.visani.net.

Live Music - The Express Trio: Kelly, Fred & John performs from 5-8 p.m. Center Court at Fishermen’s Village. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

WEDNESDAY 6.28

Open Mic - An open mic night starts at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Common Grounds. Music, stand-up comedy and poetry are welcome. 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 564-8739.

Meditation Program - Spiritual psychic medium Lorenzo Marion presents “Meditation for the Soul” from 6-7 p.m. every Wednesday at The Souls Journey. Learn to live a balanced life and share a beautiful guided meditation. Love donations accepted. 4456 Tamiami Trl., Ste. A-9. To RSVP: 875-8224.

Comedy Show - Spanky Brown performs tonight through Saturday at Visani. Show times vary. Tickets start at $8. 2400 Kings Hwy. 629-9191 or www.visani.net.

Karaoke Night - Jeannie Smyth, “The Blues and Jazz Lady,” presents Karaoke Night from 7-9 p.m. at The Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar. 4069 Tamiami Trl., Port Charlotte. 235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

Live Music - Michael Hirst performs from noon-3 p.m. Center Court at Fishermen’s Village. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

UPCOMING

’60s Dance - The Cultural Center of Charlotte County hosts a 1960s Dance Party featuring Paisley Craze from 7-10 p.m. June 30. The event includes live music by the six-piece band and multiple cash bars. $15. 2280 Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175.

ONGOING

Art Exhibit - The Visual Arts Center presents “Different Strokes” through June 28. The exhibit features an assortment of watercolor, digital art and pottery by member artists in the Goff Gallery. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday- Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. 210 Maud St. 639-8810 or www.VisualArtCenter.org.

Bronze Exhibit - The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art presents “Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Minneapolis Institute of Art” through Sept. 10. The exhibit showcases nearly 100 Chinese bronze objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Free with museum admission. 5401 Bayshore Road, Sarasota. 359-5700 or www.ringling.org.

Ringling Installation - The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art presents Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/ Zodiac Heads” through June 1, 2018. The exhibit was inspired by the fabled fountain clock of the Yuanming Yuan, an 18th-century imperial retreat just outside Beijing. The sculptures are on The Ringling’s grounds and viewing is free and open to the public. 5401 Bayshore Road, Sarasota. 359-5700 or www.ringling.org.

Art Classes - The Painted Cabana offers art classes in Mermaids, Seahorses, Palm Pod Fish, Best CocoNuts, Painted Glasses, Mixed Media, Painted Bottles and more. 16500 Burnt Store Road, Ste. 110, Punta Gorda www.thepaintedcabana.com or 239-986-2273.

New Exhibit - A new interactive exhibit tells the history of the Boca Grande bridge and demonstrates the original bridge mechanics as well as the state of the art electronics of the recently opened new bridge. The exhibit can be viewed at the Boca Grande Historical Society, 170 Park Ave., Boca Grande, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call for Saturday hours: 964-1600.

Wine Tasting - Catania’s Winery LLC holds wine tastings from noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. 524 Paul Morris Dr., Englewood. www.cataniaswinery@yahoo.com or 475-7553.

Public Events - Lion’s Den Restaurant at Kingsgate Golf & Country Club offers 2-for-1 happy hour from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. An all-you-can-eat fish fry is held on Fridays for $9.95. 24000 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte. 625-0680.

Private tours - Ca’ d’Zan Private Places Tours are offered daily at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. The 45-minute tour takes participants to the mansion’s private places and docent share stories about the world’s richest people who once visited the landmark. The tour is not included with museum admission. $20 public; $10 members. 5401 Bayshore Road, Sarasota. 359-5700 or www.ringling.org.

Wine Bar - The Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar offers “It’s 5:00 Somewhere!” Wine Tastings from noon-6 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday. Tastings are $15 per person; $25 per couple. Wine Flight is $15 per person, with four wines. 4069 Tamiami Trl., Port Charlotte. 235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com. ¦

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