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"The residents of Sarasota have a propensity for the finer elements of culture, arts and entertainment. The opera fits perfectly."

- Fred Meyers, Cobb Theatres

[Opera]  CineBistro Brings Metropolitan Opera to Sarasota
Philip Lederer, Phil.Lederer@srqme.com

Sarasota’s opera scene gets a little bigger this season with CineBistro Siesta Key announcing the addition of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series to its 2017–18 programming. Beginning in October, 10 productions from the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York City will be live-streamed in high definition via satellite to the screens at CineBistro, where ticketholders can see the latest from the Metropolitan Opera. “It’s something we wanted to do right out of the gate,” says Cobb Theatres VP of Marketing Fred Meyers, noting the program’s success at other CineBistro locations across the country. “We’re thrilled that we’re now able to offer it to our Sarasota market.”

The series kicks off Oct. 7 with a production of Bellini’s Norma (which audiences will also get to see on the Sarasota Opera House stage this coming March) and then Mozart’s Die Zauberflote, directed by the Academy Award-nominated Julie Taymor, on Oct. 14. In November, audiences will see the Metropolitan Opera perform the American premiere of The Exterminating Angel. The series resumes in January with a production of Puccini’s Tosca, followed by a pair of productions in February, including another Puccini classic, La Boheme. March brings both Rossini’s Semiranide and Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, before the series ends in April with Verdi’s Luisa Miller and Massanet’s Cendrillon.

Each opera will have two screenings at CineBistro—a live stream while the performance is actually underway at the Lincoln Center in New York and then an encore presentation of that live performance, recorded and presented anywhere from four to 10 days after the first. Tickets are $24 for the live performance ($20 with a senior citizen discount) and $18 for the encore. All told, each opera will somewhere around 85–100 seats available, says Meyers, but extra screens can be commandeered if demand is particularly high. Full menu and restaurant service will be available as well, he says, with the additional perk of service throughout the performance, seeing as all of the operas have runtimes exceeding three hours. Tickets are currently on sale. 

Pictured: Past production of "Semiramide" by The Metropolitan Opera. Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera.

[Ryan Flies]  From the Cockpit Part 38: Piper PA-28
Philip Lederer, Phil.Lederer@srqme.com

Editor’s Note: This is part 38 of an ongoing series documenting the flights of active-duty US Navy Pilot Ryan Rankin on his journey to fly 52 planes in 52 weeks through the year 2017.

Memory lane makes room for an airplane as Rankin straps into a Piper PA-28. It’s the same model plane that he flew when he first began his flight training almost 10 years ago, but he hasn’t stepped back into one since 2009. “Then I moved on to faster and shinier things,” he jokes. And the PA-28 looks a bit smaller than he remembers, but it’s all relative. “When you first fly a plane,” he says, “no matter how big it is, it feels intimidating.”

A utility and general aviation aircraft, the PA-28 has become a mainstay amongst flight schools and training programs since its introduction in 1960. One of the “honest” aircraft, in Rankin’s estimation, the PA-28 brings no fancy avionics or oddball quirks to the flight, instead simply delivering a steady and forgiving training platform for new pilots. More than 32,000 have been made, and it’s still in production.

In Introductory Flight School, Rankin and the other new pilots flew the PA-28 first to see who had the aviation instinct. Not everyone does, says Rankin, who sees the penchant for pilotage as something more akin to artistic talent. And Rankin can take all the music lessons in the world, but he’ll never be musical. “Aviation is much like that,” he says. “You have it and you can do it well, but some people just can’t wrap their heads around it.”

Taking off again from Ferguson Airport, the flight was uneventful but in good company. Flying with Lindsay Locke, a second lieutenant in the USAF, the pair charted a 40-minute flight looping west over Alabama, during which Locke shared her journey from budding classical pianist to Air Force pilot. “[Aviation] wasn’t even on her radar,” says Rankin, but when a local radio DJ heard Locke play and offered to take her flying in exchange for playing on his show, she was hooked.

It’s a feeling Rankin likely understands, especially touching down once more in the PA-28 after eight years of absence. It may have looked a bit smaller from the outside, but the experience was spot on. “Just like I remembered it,” he says.

For more about the flight in Rankin's own words and a video of the flight, follow the link below. 

Pictured: Ryan Rankin with the Piper PA-28. Photo courtesy of Ryan Rankin.

Ryan Flies

[Daily Shop]  Winter Is Here
Dylan Howell, dylanh@srqme.com

Channel your inner warrior goddess with this Game Of Thrones-worthy caftan dress from La Femme Fatale. Plunging necklines and a fitted waist provide a sizzling shape even as temperatures drop. A small slit up the middle provides movement with a touch of skin, while ornate details trail up the middle seam for elegance. Made by Gracia, a New York-based brand known to dress celebrities and artists, is an expert in adding the “it factor” to the typical cocktail attire. For a bit of flair add a long chain necklace to accentuate the royal presence of this dress. 

Photo by Dylan Howell.

La Femme Fatale Fashion Du Jour, 80 South Palm Ave., Sarasota, 941-365-5100.

[Jpan]  Value the wagyu as chef!
Phoebe Ray

Half the fun of a restaurant is the experience- something Jpan is no stranger to. With a beautiful and inviting atmosphere, their new wagyu beef dish only adds to the full package of a truly delightful dining experience. Thin strips of wagyu beef are presented with a Korean salad, which is similar to kimchi but not as spicy. From here, your server presents a smooth, heated volcanic rock used to cook the beef on top of. They then coat the rock with butter and give you the driver seat. Placing the thin strips of fresh beef on top of sizzling, aromatic butter is an experience not to miss out on. As restaurant owner Daniel Dokko raves, “Kids love this dish because they feel like they are cooking their own dinner.” Cooked to your own perfection, this appetizer is truly both delicious and fun!

Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan.

Jpan is a member of Nosh, the SRQ magazine content marketing program for local restaurants. 

JPan Restaurant, 3 Paradise Plaza, Sarasota; 229 N. Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota, 941-954-5726

Jpan Restaurant

[Exec Moves]  Doctors Hospital Welcomes Three to Staff

Patti Squires is the new assistant chief nursing officer at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. She was previously the director of emergency services at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg. Squires has experience in medical-surgical, critical care, emergency and facility management. At Doctors Hospital she will assist overseeing nursing departments in the emergency room, critical care and the progressive care units. She will be involved in shared governance committees and assist with the Critical Care Unit of Distinction initiative. She is currently enrolled in the HCA CNO development program. Erin O’Quinn is the new director of the medical surgical floor at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. She has nursing experience in critical care, ICU and nursing management. O’Quinn was previously the nurse manager of ICU unit II at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH. Kerry Shellito is the new executive chef at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. Shellito graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and is a certified dietary manager. He has extensive experience working in health care food service and was most recently the executive chef at Brandon Regional Hospital. 

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

[Exec Moves]  Hines Joins Sabal Trust Company

Susan H. Hines, J.D. has joined Sabal Trust Company as a principal in its Sarasota office. Hines brings more than 25 years of experience working alongside individuals, families and charitable organizations, developing and administering their personal estate and wealth management strategies. Hines is a licensed attorney in Florida and a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Sarasota County Bar Association, where she currently serves as president elect of its South County Division. She is a Leadership Sarasota Graduate, an active member of the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council and a past chairman of the Venice Area Estate Planning Council. Hines has also served as a board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, and as a classroom educator for Junior Achievement. 

Sabal Trust Company

[SOON]  SPORTS: Runway for the Cure , September 22, 6pm

The 2017 World Rowing Championships is partnering with Macy’s at
the Mall at University Town Center for a fashion show fundraiser. The show features youth and collegiate rowers on the catwalk from clubs in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Attendees are encouraged to make a $10 donation to the Susan G. Komen foundation in support of breast cancer research.

Macy's at the Mall at University Town Center, 110 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota

[SOON]  HEALTH: Grey Matters: A Symposium on Alzheimer's Research , September 22, 11am-1:30pm

The Roskamp Institute is hosting a Brain Health and Awareness Symposium this September the 22nd at The Sarasota Yacht Club. The aptly named Grey Matters Symposium will offer a deep dive into current Alzheimer’s research by Institute Directors and will be moderated by ABC7’s Hayley Wielgus. There will be a presentation, interactive panel, and an opportunity for Q & A. For more information or to become a sponsor today please call (941) 552-9832 or visit www.roskampinstitute.org/events.

Sarasota Yacht Club , 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Antsy McClain , September 23, 8pm

Antsy is a rare performer whose music will create an unforgettable night. His casual, approachable presentation and relatable songs will have you laughing one moment and crying the next. His storytelling and theater make each of his concerts special.

Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: iconcept jr 2017 , September 24, 12:00pm

Twenty-five young designers will use their problem solving and creative skills to create outfits from repurposed and unconventional materials. The incredibly talented designers will showcase their creations in an exciting runway fashion show.

Art Center Sarasota , 707 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota

[SOON]  MUSIC: Dreamscapes , September 24, 5:30pm

Enjoy the a variety of flute and piano music in this ethereal performance. Each piece in the vast repertoire expresses landscapes or scenes with the characteristic mystery of dreams. Be a part of the magic through interactive program notes. Tickets are $14.

Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Grid Un-locked , September 25 – October 30, 6:00-7:00pm

Join The Chamber, in partnership with Gulf Coast Community Foundation and SRQ Media, as we explore the facts, plans, and future of mobility and transportation in the Sarasota region. This six-week series will cover everything from traffic basics and land use impacts, to traffic studies and roadway improvement plans, and will wrap-up with a look at creative solutions. This session will be an introduction to automobile congestion, peak hours, and peak season and will cover local and national facts plus information on peer communities. Demian Miller, Principal at Tindale Oliver will be the featured speaker for this weeks’ event. Each event in the series is $10 and will be hosted at The Francis.  Click here for more info.

The Francis, Downtown Sarasota, 1289 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  BUSINESS: SB2 Rumble: How Will STOP! Impact Our Economy and Growth? , September 26, 5:30-7pm

What will be the impact of the recent STOP! movement on economic growth and the quality of projects in our region? Join us at the Mildred Sainer Pavlion at New College for lively debates on issues that some consider “too hot to handle” where our modified Oxford-style debate gives us civil discourse designed to sway through both factual information and rhetorical skill. Attendees are asked their position on the topic of the day before and after the debate–the success of the participants being judged on those they sway from their initial positions. 

Mildred Sainer Pavilion, New College, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

[SOON]  THEATER: You Can't Take It With You , September 26 – October 15, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm

In this play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, enjoy an American comedy classic centering around the life of the eccentric Sycamore family. When the only daughter with a normal job invites her fiancé and his family for dinner, the household erupts into chaos. Tickets are $25 for adults, $17 for college students and $15 for children.

Venice Theatre, 140 West Tampa Ave.,Venice

[SOON]  THEATER: Beehive: The '60s Musical , September 28 – October 22, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm

This musical will go back in time to the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power. Told from the perspective of six young women who came of age in this enigmatic decade, the muscial looks back on the challenges they facesd alongside memorable songs from the era. Tickets are $30 for adults, $17 for college students and $15 for children.

Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice

[SOON]  FOOD: Dining for a Difference , September 28, 5pm to close

Dine at one of 18 participating restaurants to support local nonprofits through this event. Restaurants will donate 15% of food and beverage sales from 5pm to close to the Designing Daughters Grant Program, which will benefit a variety of Sarasota area charities and causes.

[SOON]  THEATER: The Will Rogers Follies , September 28 – October 15

Anyone who has heard of Will Rogers knows his signature phrase:  “I’ve never met a man I didn’t like”. This philosophy is the jumping off point for this showy piece of Americana that follows his many accomplishments as well as his tumultuous personal life. It was the winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best original score!

The Players Theatre, 838 N Tamiami Trl., Sarasota

[SOON]  SPORTS: Row for the Cure , October 1

In honor of the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a "Row for the Cure Erg-a-Thon" will be hosted. Stationary rowing machines on land will be used to provide access to participants who do not have any previous rowing experience. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 

Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Forty Carrots 15th Anniversary Educational Community Speaker Event , October 3, 7:00pm

The not-for-profit Forty Carrots Family Center is commemorating 15 years of free annual education talks with its most prominent speaker to date. Dr. Siegel will explain how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that children can lead balanced, meaningful and connected lives by drawing insights from his best-selling book, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind.  Dr. Siegel will offer parents, teachers and other professional strategies to nurture children’s minds at all ages, survive everyday parenting struggles, and help your family thrive. Along with Dr. Siegel’s sage advice, attendees will receive a free copy of the book and Sarasota County educators will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits (CEUs). While admission is free, tickets are required and available starting August 1.

Riverview High School Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, FL 34231

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: William R. Mote Memorial Snook Shindig , October 6

Don't let Mote's snook tournament be "the one that got away!" On October 6 and 7, 2017, anglers can join our William R. Mote Memorial Snook Shindig- a catch, sample and release tournament targeting snook released by scientists from Mote’s Fisheries Ecology and Enhancement Program and our colleagues at Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Anglers of all ages can take home prizes (and new fish stories) in this tournament on Sarasota Bay. Participants will help Mote scientists find out how snook fare after being raised and released into the wild by Mote and FWC staff. 

Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Prkwy., Sarasota

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Aftermath: The Fallout of War - America and the Middle East , October 8 – January 21

Active in the US and Middle East, the artists in the exhibition depict the conditions and people caught in the crossfire of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, and Israel from a variety of perspectives. The artists included are Lynsey Addario, Jananne Al-Ani, Jennifer Karady, Gloriann Liu, Rania Matar, Eman Mohammed, Farah Nosh, Suzanne Opton, Michal Rovner, Stephen Dupont, Ben Lowy and Simon Norfolk.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota

[SOON]  GALA: 12th Annual Key To The Cure , October 12, 5:30-9:00pm

This year marks the 12th Anniversary that Saks Fifth Avenue is partnering with Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation to present Key to the Cure! To date, this event has raised more than $1,300,000 to further breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical cancer research and related projects in the Sarasota/Manatee community. This year's "Party with a Purpose" event will feature food, beverages, entertainment, shopping and an exclusive "chance drawing" that is sure to engage, excite and empower!


Saks Fifth Avenue, 120 University Town Center Drive Sarasota, Florida 34243

[SOON]  THEATER: Anna in the Tropics , October 12 – October 29, 8pm

Go back in time to a Cuban-American cigar factory in 1929 Florida. Lectors are employed to educate and entertain the workers, and when a new one comes to a certain factor and reads aloud from Anna Karenina, he influences the lives of his listeners. 

Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

[SOON]  DANCE: SCD + Piazzolla , October 12 – October 15

The highly anticipated collaboration with renowned Harpist, Ann Hobson Pilot and Violinist, Tai Murray is a performance inspired by and to the music of Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla.

Jane B Cook Theatre, FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota

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