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"Salty and sweet, cool and warm, tangy and with a bit of kick, it's everything adventurous taste buds require."

- Andrew Fabian, Contributing Writer with SRQ

[Vietnamese Food]  Vietnamese Bún Bowls are a Complete Meal
Andrew Fabian, andrew.fabian@srqme.com

Long before places like SoFresh and Vitality Bowls began offering their hefty bowls of greens, grains and proteins, Vietnamese cuisine had its bún (pronounced, “boon”). Comprised of chilled rice vermicelli noodles, lettuce or greens, fresh herbs like Thai basil or mint, julienned carrots and cucumbers, pickled daikon radish, nuoc cham sauce and any number of grilled meats, the dish offers a balance of nutrients, flavors, textures and temperatures.

The lemongrass chicken bowl at Pho101 on S Tamiami Trail comes with all of the above, placed in an orderly fashion inside a large bowl. The noodles and mixed greens fight for space at the base of the bowl, making a diner unsure if the dish is a salad or a noodle dish. Sitting atop the noodles and salad is a boneless thigh that’s expertly grilled with lemongrass, garlic, and soy sauce then topped with diced scallions and roasted peanuts. Finally, pickled carrots and daikon radish squeeze themselves into a small remaining space. In terms of bang for the buck, few meals compare to the size and flavor of the bowl. Salty and sweet, cool and warm, tangy and with a bit of kick (when chili sauce is added), it’s everything adventurous taste buds require. If you want to get really wild, add some crushed crispy egg rolls to the bowl. 

Pho 101, 6125 S Tamiami Trail, 941-924-0039

[Wellness]  Sarasota Sports Medicine Launches Nutritional Program to Transform Lives in 2021

Sarasota Sports Medicine (SSM) is equipping Floridians with all the tools they need to be successful with their nutrition goals by partnering with the national fitness franchise Orangetheory, a popular gym membership program offering unique exercise classes. Combining their efforts, SSM is partnering with four of their Sarasota area gym locations to help people get into a healthy routine through food as well as exercise. Specializing in nutrition, SSM will be providing the “Get Real in 2021” program to transform lives through food. “Setting up a nutritional plan is very important, not just for weight loss, but for overall health and wellness,” said Heather Hackett, Nutrition Specialist of Sarasota Sports Medicine. “People often don’t realize that they may have food sensitivities and that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all diet, which is why we create individualized nutrition plans to fit every person’s unique goals,” she added.

Sarasota Sports Medicine will kick off their Get Real 2021 program with a wine and appetizer night. They will offer valuable information about how to accomplish your unique nutrition goals in 2021. The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce will also host a ribbon cutting with SSM earlier in the day. Orangetheory Fitness also kicks off their 2021 challenge on the 14th.  They will be on hand at the event to answer any fitness and exercise-related questions. Free Orangetheory day passes and goodies will also be provided that night. The event will begin at 5 pm and last until 7 pm on Thursday, January 14, and will be held at their location located at 1400 Cattlemen Rd Suite 103, Sarasota, 34232. Food and drink will be served and social distancing will be observed. Dr. Ken Kaufman, owner and founder of Sarasota Sports Medicine and the official Spring Training chiropractor for the Baltimore Orioles will be available to answer any questions about injuries or training related topics. 

[Performance]  Asolo Rep Presents Two Online Masterclass Series for Adults and High School Artists

Asolo Rep proudly kicks off 2021 with two intimate and engaging online masterclass series for theatre lovers of all ages. The two series feature the Young Artist REPertoire Workshops designed for 8th – 12th graders, and Monday Masterclasses, a set of workshops geared toward adults. The two-hour long courses will be offered at 3pm (Adult) and 5:30pm (Youth) on select Mondays January 11 through May 10. Both youth and adult participants will learn from and connect with professional theatre artists who will introduce and coach participants through new, challenging, and fun performance skills and theatre magic. The series offers an all-encompassing look at the world of live theatre, featuring courses on choreography, musical theatre, auditioning, Shakespeare, movement and more.

For series information and registration, visit: asolorep.org/engage-learn Classes for the adult masterclass are $45 each, or the entire series can be purchased as a package for $200. The Youth Artist Academy REPertoire series is available as a package only for $220. For more information about Adult Online Classes: Monday Masterclasses, visit: asolorep.org/engage-learn/adult-online-classes/mondaymasterclass For more information about the Young Artist: Repertoire Workshop Series,  visit: asolorep.org/engage-learn/youngartists/repertoire  

[Scholarship]  Arts Advocates Accepting Scholarship Applications

Arts Advocates is accepting scholarship applications through March 15 for the 2021-2022 college school year. The tuition awards are given to students who are pursuing undergraduate studies in the arts, including visual and related arts, dance, writing, music, theater, and architecture. High school seniors and college students who will major in these fields in the 2021-2022 school year are eligible to apply.  

Click here for more information.

[New Film]  WBCN and the American Revolution

WSLR is making the film festival sensation WBCN and The American Revolution available for screening from January 16 through January 29, 2021. Tickets are $10, and proceeds will be shared with WSLR as part of a nationwide campaign to support community radio, film and media arts organizations during the pandemic. All film rentals will include an invitation to join an online discussion on Tuesday, January 26 at 7pm, featuring film director Bill Lichtenstein and WSLR founders David Beaton and Arlene Sweeting, regarding the importance of community radio and how media can create social change.  

Click here for more information.

[New Position]  Change of Watch at Sarasota Yacht Club

The Sarasota Yacht Club is setting sail on a new year and pleased to announce its board of directors. Known in nautical circles as the “Change of Watch,” the board elected Brian Will as Commodore, Tim Clarke as Vice Commodore and Harry Anand as Rear Commodore. The annual “Change of Watch” commemorates a tradition of the organization’s maritime heritage and marks the yacht club’s transition of leadership. 

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[New Hire]  La Musica Hires Joan L. Sussman As Executive Director

La Musica International Chamber Music Festival is pleased to announce Joan L. Sussman as its new executive director. Sussman is an accomplished arts marketing professional with multi-discipline experience, extensive knowledge of the performing arts, and a successful fundraising record. Sussman said, “La Musica is a little gem in the crown of Sarasota’s performing arts. The annual festival offers opportunities to learn about and enjoy chamber music, which makes these programs accessible for everyone. It’s energizing to work with these fine musicians and with this talented and dedicated board.”  

Click here for more information.

[SOON]  MUSEUM: The Ringling: 2020: (Di)Visions of America with John Sims , January 16 – January 25

The John and Mable Ringling is pleased to welcome Sarasota based artist and
a 2020-2021 Ringling Artist in Residence John Sims to the stage of the Historic Asolo Theater for the premiere presentation of 2020: (Di)Visions of America. The work marks the culmination of artist John Sims’ 20-year long multimedia project Recoloration Proclamation, which features a series of Confederate flag installations, performances and exhibitions that explore the complexity of identity, cultural appropriation and visual terrorism in the context of Confederate iconography and African American culture. In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, Sims will offer a live-streamed presentation on Jan. 16, with recorded broadcast performances available for viewing January 17 and 18, 2021. The artist’s fall residency at the museum was dedicated to planning and producing the new work. After the performances, the Historic Asolo Theater will be open to visitors for AfroDixia: The Ringling Museum Session, a flag viewing and listening experience available January 18 to 25, 2021. This audio-visual-poetic pop-up exhibition will present a giant version of the artist's signature Afro Confederate flag, in conversation with the audio screening of The AfroDixieRemixes. Tickets to the performance are $15 per household, $13.50 for museum members.

Historic Asolo Theater

[SOON]  MUSIC: Van Wezel: Cabaret by the Bay: Michael Ross Quartet , January 15 – January 16, 7:30pm

On Friday, January 15, 2021 and Saturday, January 16, 2021, enjoy live jazz with the Michael Ross Quartet in the Van Wezel's Grand Foyer with food and beverage by Mattison's. Doors open at 7pm and the performance begins at 7:30pm. "Get a good sound, swing hard and play the bass like a bass," says Michael Ross about his one and only instrument: double bass. A fixture in Florida's jazz scene, he has lived by those words for some 37 years. Dynamic jazz and world music vocalist Fred Johnson, who has toured with Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Christian McBride, Richard Elliot and more, joins him alongside keyboardist Ron Reinhardt and drummer Walt Hubbard. Tickets to the general public go on sale on Friday, December 18 at 10:00am.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Virtual: UNSCRIPTED+ Community Edition With Acclaimed Arts Educator Eric Booth , January 14, 7pm

The Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Van Wezel Foundation present "UNSCRIPTED+ Community Edition," with arts advocate, educator, and author Eric Booth, on Thursday, January 14, at 7pm, via Zoom. This intimate, "off-script" series takes audiences on an insider's journey of the artistic process, produced by award-winning writers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, educators, and other Hermitage Fellows from around the globe. Previous UNSCRIPTED programs have featured Hermitage Fellows Claire Chase (flutist, MacArthur “Genius” recipient, Avery Fisher Prize winner); Ann Patterson (visual artist, sculptor, author); Melissa Studdard (poet); Christopher Theofinidis (composer); and Patrick Harlin (composer, visual media artist). The event is offered via Zoom, and registration is required at artsUNSCRIPTED.org.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Urbanite Theatre: Outdoor Reading Series: Thirst , January 14 – January 16, 6pm

Thirst by Ronán Noone and directed by Brendan Ragan will be read outdoors on January 14, 15 and 16 at 6pm at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Downtown Campus. Set in the Tyrone family kitchen during Eugene O’Neill’s classic play Long Day’s Journey into Night, Ronán Noone’s Thirst explores the comedy, tragedy and triumph of two Irish immigrant servant girls’ search for love, success, and a sense of belonging in their new world. 

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Downtown Campus

[SOON]  THEATER: Virtual: Florida Studio Theatre: Discovering Heritage , January 14, 11am

FST audiences may remember the work of husband and wife creative team Jason Odell Williams and Charlotte Cohn from their Winter Mainstage play, Handle With Care. Now, we reconnect with the couple as they share about their latest work - a musical - which continues their creative exploration of Cohn's Jewish heritage. As the Nazis plan to round up all of the Danish Jews for concentration camp assignment in the fall of 1943, one family of five attempts to elude capture by hiding in a fishing boat traveling to Sweden - and freedom. In this FST Forum on January 14, 2021 at 11am, we will examine what it takes to bring such an emotionally-charged story to life and how to tell a true story with justice, authenticity, and heart.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarasota Orchestra: Inspirations , January 14 – January 17

Great composers have always looked to other great composers for guidance and inspiration. This program, from January 14 until January 17, 2021, features music whose composition was influenced by other masters. American Caroline Shaw, the youngest-ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music, was inspired to write her 2011 string quartet Entr’acte after hearing a performance of Haydn’s quartet, Op. 77, No. 2. Her captivating, cinematic writing has earned her widespread acclaim as one of the most important young voices in today’s music world. Antonin Dvorak had recently lost his mother when he decided to rework the slow movement from an earlier string quartet into the hypnotic Nocturne in B Major in 1883. Nine years later, Josef Suk, Dvorak's student and future son-in-law, was challenged by his teacher to “lighten up” his melancholy music. Suk responded with the sunny and romantic Serenade for Strings, by far his most popular and enduring work. $10 Streaming Access from January 21 - 26.

Holley Hall, 709 North Tamiami Trail

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: The Ringling: Restorative Ringling , January 14, 4pm-5pm

Join us at Restorative Ringling on January 14, 2021 from 4pm to 5pm for a variety of activities designed to soothe body, mind, and spirit. Sketching with Keith Crowley in The Mable Ringling Rose Garden.

The Ringling Museum

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: The Bishop: How to Use Your Telescope , January 16, 4:30pm-6pm

If you're looking at your telescope and wondering "How do I use this thing?" this hands-on workshop on January 16 from 4:30pm to 6pm at The Bishop is for you. Our experts will help you get comfortable setting up and using your telescope so you get the most out of it and avoid many pitfalls that can lead to frustration. Weather permitting, you'll see the moon and stars with your own telescope by evening's end. Then, when you head home, you'll be well equipped to enjoy the rich hobby of astronomy. This is a BYOT program - Bring Your Own Telescope. Cost is $35 and includes admission to the January 27 Stelliferous program on Zoom.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Michael Murphy Gallery: Celebrity Artist Sara Conca , December 4 – January 5, 5pm-9pm and gallery hours.

Please join Michael Murphy Gallery, Tampa’s premier fine art gallery, for the opening reception of Rythmique: a solo exhibition of the works of world-renowned contemporary abstract artist Sara Conca. Sara's museum-provenanced work graces international & celebrity private art collections, luxurious European chateaus, & venerable municipal collections throughout the globe. Her natural mixed media paintings, flecked with gold and dynamically textured, invite the viewer into their colorful movements. Sara will be making a very special live appearance on December 5, 2020 & available for private appointments to discuss her work and private commissions on December 4, 2020. Gallery curators are onsite and private curatorial tours are available.  All artwork will be on exhibition and available for acquisition beginning December 5, 2020 through January 5, 2021. An in-gallery reception is planned for Saturday, December 5 from 5pm- 9pm.  This event is complimentary and open to the public with RSVPs recommended at 813-902-1414 or gallery@mmgart.com.

Michael Murphy Gallery, 2701 South MacDill Avenue, Tampa

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