January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Coming Up at the Renaissance Academy

¦ Genghis Khan and the MongolEmpire (The Silk Road)10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 12, 19, 26;Feb. More...

BEACH READING

‘MWF Seeking BFF’

by Rachel Bertsche(Ballantine Books, $15) More...

Is giving dynamic or static?

GIVING

I love the word “dynamic.” Just the sound of the word is exciting, suggesting activity, liveliness, movement and positive self-expression. More...

Worst of 2011

LATEST FILMS

It is both a blessing and a curse that in 2011 (more so than in any prior year but no doubt establishing a trend that will continue) studios screened a lot less of their awful content for critics. More...

Atelier Art Party coming up Jan. 14

Artists of the Artisans’ Atelier will be hosting an outdoor Art Party at Herald Court, between Olympia and Marion avenues. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, with free hot dogs and live entertainment by Joli and Andre. More...

VAC announces Palette to Palate event

The Visual Arts Center Endowment Trust Board is sponsoring Palette to Palate at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Visual Arts Center. This is the only formal fundraiser at the VAC that offers exquisite fine art and equally distinctive cuisine. More...

Local author addresses historic journey

Punta Gorda author Michael Hirsh will be talking about the GIs who liberated Nazi death camps in the final weeks of World War II at Edison State College at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. Mr. More...

‘Cold-painted bronze’ popular Art Deco era metal treatment

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

What is “cold-painted bronze?” The term is used online to describe colorful bronze or spelter figures, but almost no one explains what it means. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 10 P.M. Egypt’s Golden Empire The Last Great Monarch – Part 3 More...

Joan Didion adaptation opens in Florida Rep’s Studio Theatre

“The Year of Magical Thinking,” adapted from Joan Didion's best-selling memoir and starring Florida Rep regular Sara Morsey opened in Florida Rep’s intimate 90-seat Studio Theatre Jan. 11 and runs through Feb. 4. More...

HOROSCOPES

¦ CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your need to succeed might overwhelm obligations to your loved ones. Ease up on that workload and into some well-deserved time with family and friends. More...

REMEMBERING RUTH SPIES

Photographer, jeweler, writer, life-lover

Charlotte County lost a fine artist and friend — and one of its greatest celebrators of life. After a fierce 2½-year battle with what she aptly dubbed “the bastard parasite,” Ruth Spies passed away from cancer Jan. More...

YMCA club to present pottery project

The Franz Ross Park YMCA 50+ Hi-Y’er Club will host a special hands-on pottery project at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the YMCA facility on Quesada Avenue in Port Charlotte. More...

Yoga Sanctuary hosts CARE fundraiser

The Yoga Sanctuary will be hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, as a benefit for CARE. More...