2017-06-15 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents “Broadway in Black” June 21-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. Pictured from left: Syreeta S. Banks, Cherise James, JoAnna Ford and Ariel Blue. $39.50 adults, $22/students and active military with valid ID. 1646 10th Way, Sarasota. 366-1505 or westcoastblacktheatre.org.WENDY DEWHURST / COURTESY PHOTO Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents “Broadway in Black” June 21-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. Pictured from left: Syreeta S. Banks, Cherise James, JoAnna Ford and Ariel Blue. $39.50 adults, $22/students and active military with valid ID. 1646 10th Way, Sarasota. 366-1505 or westcoastblacktheatre.org.
WENDY DEWHURST / COURTESY PHOTO
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. A preview starts at 7 p.m. June 8. $10-$38. 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 351-8000, 800-361-8388 or www.asolorep.org.

Broadway in Black - By Westcoast Black Theatre Troup June 21-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 June 16-July 15. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 239-218-0481 or LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com.

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

Right Bed, Wrong Husband - By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre June 15-July 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.

THURSDAY 6.15

Art Event - Alive After Five (formerly Punta Gorda Gallery Walk) runs from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Punta Gorda. The event features exhibits, demos, live music, food trucks and more. 391-4856.

Author Event - Bookstore1Sarasota hosts a “Summertime/Localtime” event with independently published author Dr. Tina M. Rattan at 11 a.m. In “Foods at a Glance,” she provides a look at the attributes of more than 200 beneficial foods, spices and herbs. 12 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. 365-7900 or www.sarasotabooks.com.

Art Party - An Artist Reception celebrating Maryann Artesani is set for 5-6:30 p.m. at Cayo Costa Dental. The is event is hosted by Cayo Costa Dental in conjunction with Charlotte Arts. Refreshments available. 316 West Helen Ave. RSVP to 575-1446.

Day Trip - The Lifelong Learning Institute hosts a day trip, “A Day at the Ringling,” from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The outing includes a Daredevil circus performance, a visit to the Circus Museum and Ca’ d’Zan Mansion, plus lunch in The Muse at the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art. The trip leaves from FSW, 26300 Airport Road. All-inclusive fees are $80 members and $95 for nonmembers. To register: 637-3533.

Pertinent Film - “Three Days of the Condor” is screened from 1-3 p.m. today at FGCU. See the movie and join a discussion about the film. 117 Herald Court, #211, Punta Gorda. Class Code: HC1478. $5. 505- 0130 or https://registerra.fgcu.edu/. Comedy Show - Dale Jones performs today through Saturday at Visani. Show times vary. Tickets start at $10. 2400 Kings Highway. 629-9191 or www.visani.net. Live Music - Jim Vallie performs from 4-7 p.m. Center Court at Fishermen’s Village. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

Solo Act - Robert Garcia performs acoustic versions of favorite music from the 1970s from 6-9 p.m. at Ricaltini’s Bar and Grille. No cover charge. 1997 Kentucky Ave., Englewood,

FRIDAY 6.16

Rock On - Maiden Cane performs in concert from 7:30-11 p.m. at the Englewood Event Center. The high-energy concert takes the audience on a chronological journey through the 1970s and ’80s with music by rock favorites Journey, Boston, Bon Jovi and more. Food and drink are available for purchase. 3069 S. McCall Road, Englewood. 270-3324 or www.englewoodeventcenter.com.

Friday Fun - The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall kicks off Friday Fest ’17 with a performance by Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones from 5-9 p.m. on the bayside lawn. Bring blankets or chairs for seating. Free admission. 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. www.Van- Wezel.org or 953-3368.

Music & Dancing - The Cultural Center of Charlotte County hosts music and dancing with Erich from 7-10 p.m. today and June 23 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 Drive, Punta Gorda. www.peaceriverquilters.org.

Free Concerts - The Generation Gap/Oldies Review performs from 1-4 p.m. Center Court at Fishermen’s Village. Frank Matyoak performs from 5-9 p.m. Center Court. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

Jazz Night - Chris G performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar. 4069 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

SATURDAY 6.17

Family Fun - In cooperation with the Merchants Association, Fishermen’s Village hosts its inaugural “Picnic in Paradise” event from noon-4 p.m. The family-friendly event includes summertime fun food favorites, games, a juggler, face painting, prizes and bluegrass/ folk music. Free admission and parking. www.fishville.com or 639-8721.

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

Oldies Concert - The Venice Theatre Guild presents Yesterdayze at 8 p.m. on its MainStage. The high-energy six-piece band performs ‘60s hits from Motown to the British Invasion. $22. 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice. 488-1115 or www.venicestage.com.

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.

Live Music - Leslie DaCosta performs from 5-9 p.m. in the Courtyard at Fishermen’s Village. Danny Beach performs from 5-9 p.m. Center Court. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

Karaoke Night - Karaoke with Tom Lloyd runs from 7-10 p.m. at The Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar. 4069 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

Live Music - Yard Dog Charlie 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 Circle, Lake Suzy. 627-3474.

SUNDAY 6.18

Dance Night - USA Dance hosts a Social Ballroom Dance from 3-5 p.m. at the Woman’s Club. Dance lessons runs from 2-3 p.m. $8 members; $10 nonmembers. 118 Sullivan St. usadance6049.org, robindeo324@gmail.com or 614-439- 8545.

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

MONDAY 6.19

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

TUESDAY 6.20

Estuary Program - Jessica De Young, of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, gives a presentation at 3 p.m. at the Mid-County Library. Her talk focuses on the program and the importance of water in improving the quality of life. Free admission. 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd. 613-3192.

Writers Event - Charlotte Harbor Writers hosts a Writer’s Tea from 1-3 p.m. at the Port Charlotte Library. Share your work while enjoying and snacks with fellow authors. Bring finger food to share. 2280 Aaron St. mak36@embarqmail.com or scooterbuddybear@centurylink.net.

Film Series - The FGCU Foreign Film Series presents “The Butterfly” (French, 2002) from 1-3 p.m. at FGCU’s Renaissance Academy, 117 Herald Court, Ste. 211, Punta Gorda. $5. 505-0130.

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 6.21

Genealogy Group - The Charlotte County Genealogical Society holds its Member and Guest Luncheon from noon-2 p.m. at Luigi’s Restaurant. $9. 3883 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. RSVP by June 16: billpatw@yahoo.com.

Film Series - The Lifelong Learning Institute at FSW hosts a Documentary Lunch Series featuring “The Twins Who Share a Body” At 10 a.m. at the institute. $10 LLI Friends members; $15 nonmembers. 26300 Airport Road. 637-3533, charlotte.lli@fsw.edu or www.lifelonglearningcharlotte.org/classes.html.

Swing Dance - The SWFL Chapter 6049 of USA Dance holds group dance lessons in Swing from 7-8 p.m. every Wednesday in June at the Woman’s Club. No experience or partner needed. Practice follows from 8-8:30 p.m. $6 members; $10 non-members. 118 Sullivan St. usadance6049.org, robindeo324@gmail.com or 614-439-8545.

Photography Class - Digital Photography Exposed I runs from 9-1 a.m. every Wednesday through June 28 at the FGCU Renaissance Academy. The class teaches the fundamentals of photography. $65. Class Code: HC1458. Cost: $65. 117 Herald Court, Punta Gorda. 505-0130 or https://registerra.fgcu.edu/.

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 Trail, Ste. A-9. To RSVP: 875-8224.

Wine & Music - D’Vines holds Wine Away Wednesday every week. Starting at 5 p.m. all wines by the glass receive a pull-tab offer. Claire Lane of Ramrod fame performs. 701 JC Center Court. 627-WINE (9463).

Comedy Show - Dale Jones performs tonight through Sunday at Visani. Show times vary. Tickets start at $10. 2400 Kings Highway. 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 Trail, Port Charlotte. 235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

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

UPCOMING

Art Event - An Artist Reception for batik artist Karen Wood is set for 5-7 p.m. June 22 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. June 22 at the Visual Arts Center. The exhibit runs through July 20. 210 Maud St. 639-8810 or www.visualartcenter.org.

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 Trail, Sarasota. www.VanWezel.org or 953-3368.

Dynamic Music - The J3 Vocal Band performs at 7 p.m. June 24 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 June 24 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.

ONGOING

VAC Exhibit - The Visual Arts Center presents the “Water, Water, Everywhere” exhibition through June 15. 210 Maud St. 639-8810 or www.visualartcenter.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Trail, Port Charlotte. 235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com. ¦

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