2017-07-13 / What to Do, Where to Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


Brian Bradley performs July 19-22 at Visani. Tickets start at $8. Show times vary. Rated R. 2400 Kings Highway. 629-9191 or www.visani.net. Brian Bradley performs July 19-22 at Visani. Tickets start at $8. Show times vary. Rated R. 2400 Kings Highway. 629-9191 or www.visani.net. THEATER

Relatively Speaking - By the FSU/ Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training at 7:30 p.m. through July 30 at the Cook Theatre in the FSU Center for Performing Arts. 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 351-8000, 800-361-8388 or www.asolorep.org.

My Son Pinocchio JR. - By Venice Theatre July 13-16 on the MainStage. Showtime is 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. $12 students; $15 adults. 1340 W. Tampa Ave., Venice. VeniceStage.com or 488- 1115.

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.


Lemon Bay Playhouse hosts the Lemondrops Summer Theatre Camp for children ages 7-14 through July 28. Taught by Cheryl Hastings, the camp includes activities such as improvisation, theater games, body movement, blocking, tongue twisters and more. $210. 96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 475-6756 or www.lemonbayplayhouse.com. Lemon Bay Playhouse hosts the Lemondrops Summer Theatre Camp for children ages 7-14 through July 28. Taught by Cheryl Hastings, the camp includes activities such as improvisation, theater games, body movement, blocking, tongue twisters and more. $210. 96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 475-6756 or www.lemonbayplayhouse.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.

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.

Mary Poppins - At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Aug. 12. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.

Women in Jeopardy - By Theatre Conspiracy Aug. 11-26 at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-936-3239 or www.artinlee.org.

THURSDAY 7.13

Song & Dance - Kristofer Geddie presents “Broadway, My Way” at 8 p.m. today and Friday at Venice Theatre as part of the fifth annual Summer Cabaret Festival. $20. 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice. VeniceStage.com or 488-1115.

Art Event - The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art hosts a Gallery Walk & Talk titled “Skyway Artists: In Their Own Words” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Museum of Art. Participants can talk with artists who work in a variety of media. Free with admission; ticket required. 5401 Bayshore Road, Sarasota. 359-5700 or www.ringling.org.

Book Signing - Bookstore1Sarasota hosts a “Summertime/Localtime” event with Susan Kelley, author of “Real Women Send Flowers,” at 11 a.m. 12 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. 365-7900 or www.sarasotabooks.com.

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

Free Concert - Paul Roush performs from noon-3 p.m. Center Court at Fishermen’s Village. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

FRIDAY 7.14

Poetry Group - Poetry Pod meets from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Englewood Art Center. Members and guests read and critique poetry. 350 S. McCall Road, Englewood. www.suncoastwriters.com.

Holiday Time - Christmas in July is set for today through Sunday at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. The 48-year tradition features arts, crafts, a bake sale and more. 2280 Aaron St. 625-4175 or www.theculturalcenter.com.

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 - Michael Hirst performs from noon-3 p.m. Center Court at Fishermen’s Village. Dick & Kammy perform from 5-9 p.m. Center Court. The BoogieMen play from 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Harpoon Harry’s. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

Live Music - Steve Widmeyer, “One Voice, One Guitar,” performs folk, pop, rock, country and more from 7-10 p.m. at The Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar. Tips benefit the Peace River Wildlife Center. 4069 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

SATURDAY 7.15

Worship Music - Three local worship bands, The Calvary Worship Team. LeCroix Bad and RISE UP! perform from 6-9 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God. Free admission. 3279 Sherwood Road, Punta Gorda. 625-4450

Variety Show - Brian Craft and Ashley Figlow present “On The 21st Century” at 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at Venice Theatre as part of the fifth annual Summer Cabaret Festival. $20. 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice. VeniceStage.com or 488-1115.

Mystical Journey - Spiritual psychic medium Lorenzo Marion presents “Mystical Journeys of Mary Magdalene” from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Souls Journey. Discover her life with Jesus, her “hidden” gospels and much more. $14 members; $28 nonmembers. 4456 Tamiami Trail, Ste. A-9. To RSVP: 875-8224 or lorenzomarion.com.

Family Event - The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art hosts Family Day: Skyway from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Museum of Art. The event features activity stations and a special summer-themed family activity booklet to use in the galleries. Included with admission. 5401 Bayshore Road, Sarasota. 359-5700 or www.ringling.org.

Saturday Samplings - Punta Gorda Chocolate & Wine offers a tasting of its Haley Handcrafted Chocolates, along with premier wines and craft beers from around the world, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday. 117 Herald Ct., Ste. 1112, Punta Gorda. 505-4079.

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 - Jeff Hughes performs from noon-4 p.m. in Center Court at Fishermen’s Village. Michael Hirst performs from 5-9 p.m. Center Court. The BoogieMen play from 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Harpoon Harry’s. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

Free Concert - 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 Circle, Lake Suzy. 627-3474.

Live Music - Jeannie Smyth, “Jeannie, Jeannie, the Entertainment Queen,” performs New Orleans-style blues and jazz from 7-10 p.m. at The Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar. 4069 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

SUNDAY 7.16

Publishing Event - Bookstore1Sarasots hosts a seminar on book publishing with Barry Rothman, author of “Mary Ann or Ginger,” at 2 p.m. The program covers writing and publishing basics for both self-publishing and traditional methods. $16; includes a copy of his book. 12 South Palm Ave., Sarasota. www.sarasotabooks.com or 365-7900.

Ballroom Dance - USA Dance holds a Social Ballroom Dance from 2-5 p.m. at the Woman’s Club Ballroom. No partner needed. $8 members; $10 non-members. 118 Sullivan St. www.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 - Michael Hirst performs from 3-7 p.m. Center Court at Fishermen’s Village. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade. 639-8721 or www.fishville.com.

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.

Free Concert - The Five & Dime Boys 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 Circle, Lake Suzy. 627-3474.

MONDAY 7.17

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.

Yoga Intro - The Yoga Sanctuary presents an “Introduction to Yoga Series” from 4-5:15 p.m. on Mondays through Aug. 7. $99. 1123 Sullivan St. www.theyogasanctuary.biz or 505-YOGA (9642).

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 7.18

Writers Group - Charlotte Harbor Writers host a Writer’s Tea from 1-3 p.m. at the Port Charlotte Library. Participants are asked to bring finger food to share; tea is provided. 2280 Aaron St. jmkmak36@gmail.com.

Book Club - The Mysteries to Die For Book Club, led by Elsie Souza, meets at 11 a.m. at Bookstorr1Sarasota to discuss “Rebecca” by Dame Daphne Du Maurier. 12 South Palm Ave., Sarasota. www.sarasotabooks.com or 365-7900.

Wine Event - A wine tasting and a wine glass beading art event is set for 6:30-9 p.m. at Sandy Pond Studios. $20; all supplies included. 6025 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda. RSVP to 421-4313.

Elvis Show - Dwight Icenhower and the Blue Suede Review perform a musical tribute to Elvis at 7:30 p.m. at Visani. $47.50 for dinner and the show, with doors opening at 5 p.m. 2400 Kings Highway. 629-9191 or www.visani.net.

Film Series - The FGCU Foreign Film Series presents “Difret” (Ethiopia, 2014) from 1-3 p.m. at FGCU’s Renaissance Academy, 117 Herald Court, Ste. 211, Punta Gorda. $5. 505-0130.

WEDNESDAY 7.19

Book Chat - A book discussion with staff member Roxanne Baker about “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir” by Sherman Alexie, starts at 5:30 p.m. at Bookstore1Sarasota. 12 South Palm Ave., Sarasota. www.sarasotabooks.com or 365-7900.

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

Improv Show - Brian Bradley performs tonight through Saturday at Visani. Tickets start at $8. Show times vary. Rated R. 2400 Kings Highway. 629- 9191 or www.visani.net.

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.

UPCOMING

Holiday Time - A Christmas in July Alive after 5 is set for 5-8 p.m. July 20 in downtown Punta Gorda. The event includes holiday treats, decorations, discounts, art demos, wine tasting, dining, music, shopping and even Santa. 505- 1915 or tcraft1@embarqmail.com.

Theater Auditions - The Lemon Bay Playhouse holds open auditions for “Annoyance,” the first show of its 31st season, from 7-8:30 p.m. July 23 and 24 at the playhouse. The play calls for a cast of one female and two male actors. No appointments required. 96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. www.lemonbayplayhouse.com or 475-6756.

Benefit Event - Get Glitzy for dogs and cats at from 4:30-7:30 p.m. July 26 at Suncoast Humane Society and Jewelry for a Cause at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Bring a donation of “unloved” jewelry or a $5 entry fee and shop for hundreds of pieces of donated jewelry. Proceeds benefit the shelter. 6465 Mayport St., Englewood. www.humane.org.

ONGOING

Theater Camp - Lemon Bay Playhouse hosts the Lemondrops Summer Theatre Camp for children ages 7-14 through July 28, ending with a pair of performances July 28 and 29. Taught by Cheryl Hastings, the camp includes activities such as improvisation, theater games, body movement, blocking, tongue twisters, puppetry and rehearsals for the 45-minute performance of the play, “The Day of Tranquilitist.” $210. 96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 475-6756 or www.lemonbayplayhouse.com.

VAC Exhibit - The “Recycle, Reclaim or Recreate” exhibit runs through July 20 at the Visual Arts Center. 210 Maud St. 639-8810 or www.visualartcenter.org.

Ringling Exhibit - The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration” 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 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.

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.

Photo Show - The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art presents “Posed: Portrait Photography from the Permanent Collection” through Oct. 29. The show highlights portraits from the permanent collection with featured works by preeminent 20th-century artists such as Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, Edward Weston and Andy Warhol. Free with admission. $25 general 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.

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.

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.

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

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