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"This is a passion project I've been really excited about for a long time. It's high time to bring our community out and back together to enjoy the heart of our beautiful city once again."

- Mayor Hagen Brody
 

[Culture]  Perlmans Cancel Winter Residency For This Year
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t done forcing concerts to cancel. The Perlman Music Program Suncoast announced it has canceled its 2021-’22 PMP Winter Residency program, which was set to begin on Dec. 26.

“To say that the students, faculty and staff of The Perlman Music Program are sad is an understatement. Our annual trip to Sarasota is something we treasure,” said program founder Toby Perlman. “A highlight of our year, we look forward to it, dream about it and have never been disappointed. Over our years in Sarasota, we have made good friends who have emotional ties to the faculty and students and I know many of the public have watched our PMPers grow up. We feel like a big family because that’s what we are.”

In previous years, a contingency of students comes to Sarasota for 17 days and learns from faculty including legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman. Typically, around 25 string musicians as young as age 12 and up to those in their mid-20s participate in music events a the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, as well as a concert at the Sarasota Opera House.

“The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast has provided a rare environment for our students; a safe place where ideas - musical and otherwise - can be explored, a place where we really and truly care about one another and a place where we do not compete,” Toby Perlman said. “Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we will be absent this winter. We are sad and we are sorry.”

Alternatively, staff for the PMP program hope to set up alumni shows and events in Sarasota and to do visits, in-person or virtually, to area schools. Virtual recitals will be released on the Perlman Suncoast website and YouTube channel later this month.

When events do return, program organizers have committed to adhering to #SafeArtsSarasota protocols. 

[Grant]  Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards FST $45,000 Arts Appreciation Grant

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is delighted to announce that the nonprofit theater has been awarded a $45,000 Arts Appreciation grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. In receiving this grant, FST is being recognized as one of twelve cornerstone Sarasota arts organizations that draw people—visitors, new residents, and artists—from across the country to Florida’s “Cultural Coast.” Thanks to Gulf Coast, these funds will provide key support for FST’s 48th Winter Season, which kicked off on September 29 with the first performance of the FST original music revue, The Wanderers. 

Gulf Coast awarded Arts Appreciation grants to twelve arts organizations in the region, including FST, acknowledging their contributions to the economy and helping bolster the area’s reputation as a leading artistic and cultural haven. Florida’s largest subscription theatre, FST produced over 20 productions in 2019, reaching over 235,000 attendees. 

For more information on this Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation, contact Lydia Baxter, FST’s Public Relations Associate, at 941-366-9017 x338 or at Lbaxter@floridastudiotheatre.org

[Van Wezel]  The 2021-2022 Season at the Van Wezel is Finally Here

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall welcomes audiences back for an exciting 2021-2022 season! All single tickets are ON SALE NOW. Make sure to check out the lineup, especially the Sarasota premieres! Enjoy Broadway hits such as Fiddler on the Roof and An American in Paris, and definitely don’t miss all the stars: Sarah Brightman, Terry Fator, Jefferson Starship, David Foster, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny G and many others! Visit www.VanWezel.org or call the box office at 941-263-6799 to purchase tickets or to learn more. Follow Van Wezel on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to stay up to date with news and upcoming events. 

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[Sirius Day Spa]  Experience True Luxury at Sirius Day Spa, Salon & Med Spas

Voted Best Spa by the Herald Tribune 2020 & 2021, and Best of SRQ 2021 Gold, Sirius is the place to be for the best in Aesthetics, Hair Designers & Master Colorists, Expert Massage Therapy, Lashes, Permanent Make Up, and Advanced Skin Care treatments including micro needling Hydro Facials, and IPL treatments for rejuvenation, tightening, and hair removal. Botox & Filler Promotion through October 16th. Purchase any Juvederm Filler and receive 50% off an area of Botox or 20% off your second syringe. 

Two convenient locations at The Shoppes at University Town Center and Lakewood Ranch. Visit us at SiriusDaySpas.com, where gift cards are also available, or schedule an appointment online 941-357-4611.  

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[Community]  Downtown Improvement District Presents "Fresh Fridays" Event Initiative

As the City of Sarasota continues to reaffirm its commitment to hosting the best in dining, entertainment and retail, the Downtown Improvement District (DID) unveiled its plans for a new monthly event initiative – Fresh Fridays. The initiative is expected to elevate Downtown Sarasota’s profile by offering themed events on the first Friday of each month. Each event will take a fresh approach to engage residents and visitors with dynamic opportunities to celebrate the city’s diverse music, food and arts assets.

The Fresh Friday inaugural event will take place on Friday, November 5 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM within the same area as the Saturday Farmer’s Market on Lemon Avenue between First Street and Paul N. Thorpe Jr. Park. Called “Best Night Ever,” the event features live music and digital light displays throughout the cobbled Lemon Avenue corridor, setting the tone for the festive outdoor programming to come. “This is a passion project I’ve been really excited about for a long time,” says Mayor Hagen Brody of the initiative. "It's high time to bring our community out and back together to enjoy the heart of our beautiful city once again," Brody added. 

Other scheduled Fresh Friday monthly themes include a dance party, a live wedding, neighbors and newcomers night, Sarasota’s finest chefs and a holiday-themed night, with inclusivity and revelry at the heart of every event. For DID board member and State Street Eating House + Cocktails owner Chris Voelker, the events offer a great opportunity for downtown businesses. “The DID has always worked with the city to make sure downtown is a hospitality, retail and cultural center for the region,” said Voelker. “So, it makes perfect sense to offer an elevated event series in the evening. We want this pilot series to show how impactful it is for businesses when people get out and about.”

For more information, visit FreshFridaysSarasota.com 

[Architecture]  Architecture Sarasota's MOD Weekend Honors Legacy of Philip Hiss

The Member’s only advance sale period has ended, and ALL MOD tickets are now on sale. The 2021 MOD honors Philip Hanson Hiss, the primary catalyst of the modern architecture movement in Sarasota. The three-day event, November 12-14, will celebrate Hiss’s forward-thinking ideas and how they gave rise to the origins of the Sarasota School of Architecture (SSA). 

“Celebrating the legacy of Philip Hiss—the man who made Sarasota Modern—gives us the opportunity to share the origin story of the Sarasota School of Architecture. Hiss’ massive contributions to our community—intellectually, creatively, aesthetically—are but a microcosm of his impact nationally as a thought leader engaging with forward- thinking colleagues across the country, from Alfred Barr to Walter Paepcke to Margaret Mead,” said Anne-Marie Russell, Executive Director of Architecture Sarasota.

The festivities kick off Thursday with a private VIP Champagne reception for Architecture Sarasota Circle level Members and MOD VIP Pass holders. Friday night welcomes guests to the Party Under the Banyan Tree at Hiss Studio, Saturday begins with the morning Symposium and an afternoon of walking, trolley and kayak tours. The inaugural Hiss Dinner on Saturday night celebrates the launch of Architecture Sarasota and The Hiss Award, and the tours continue on Sunday. 

 The full program and tickets are available at sarasotaMOD.org  

[Expansion]  Wealth Strategies Partners Celebrates Opening of New Office in Sarasota

Wealth Strategies Partners is a total wealth management service that helps to ensure that regardless of how your life evolves, your financial house remains unshaken. They serve clients across the country through our offices in Nashville, TN, and Sarasota, FL. In addition to portfolio management, their team of Certified Financial Planner™ professionals provide counsel on estate, tax and longevity planning. The company's open house event last week celebrated the opening of their beautiful new office location in the beautiful Historic Burns Court district in Sarasota. The WSP team held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and invited clients, colleagues and friends into the new building afterward for an evening of drinks, hors d'oeuvres and live music to celebrate the new space and catch up.  

Pictured: Wealth Strategies Partners' president Paul Allen alongside team members and clients at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the firm's new office in the Historic Burns Court district of Sarasota on October 1, 2021.

[Career Services]  On-Site Interviews Available at Support Staff Job Fair

The School District of Manatee County announces a Support Staff Job Fair from 4 PM until 7 PM on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Interested job seekers can apply and interview for positions on the same day. The event will take place at the Wakeland Support Center, located at 1812 27th Street East in Bradenton. Open positions include: School Bus Drivers, School Bus Attendants, Cafeteria Manager, Custodians, Food Service Workers and Vehicle Mechanics.

For more information, visit ManateeSchools.net and click on “Careers” or call 941-739-5700. 



[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: McCurdy's Comedy Theatre & Humor Institute: Michael Winslow , October 11, 7pm

Michael Winslow will perform on Monday, October 11 at 7pm. Rated AS. Tickets are $26. The Man of 1000 sound effects, Fresh off NBC’s Americas Got Talent and currently appearing on ESPN Monday Night Football promo’s for the next 15 weeks, Best known for his role in the “Police Academy I through VII” Movies…. Michael Winslow is a show not to be missed.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarasota Orchestra: Great Escapes: The Roaring 20s , October 13 – October 16, 5:30pm, 7:30pm and 8pm

Enjoy classic ragtime and blues tunes of the 1920s, arranged for orchestra on Wednesday, October 13 at 5:30pm, Thursday, October 14 at 7:30pm, Friday, October 15 at 5:30pm, and Saturday, October 16 at 8pm at Holley Hall. This toe-tapping program includes songs by Irving Berlin, Eubie Blake's "Charleston Rag," and "Sweet Georgia Brown."

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Virtual: Bookstore1Sarasota: The Poetry Zoom Book Club , October 13, 2pm

Wednesday, October 13th at 2pm. The Poetry Zoom Book Club led by Doug Knowlton. The Poetry Book Club is currently discussing works of local published poets. This month’s selection is Linda Albert’s Charting the Lost Continent. A fee of $18 is required for participation. This includes a copy of Charting the Lost Continent to be picked up at Bookstore1 and the book club meeting. There is an additional fee of $5.50 to have the book shipped. Poetry has the power to help us deeply connect with others while accessing our higher selves. At its best, poetry can act as a reflective mirror and catalyst for personal growth and societal change. Charting the Lost Continent comes at a time in history when its message is more important than ever as both men and women collectively work toward female empowerment, self-acceptance, and gender equality. Linda Albert is an internationally published award-winning poet, essayist, and former theater director. Her book Charting the Lost Continent has been chosen as a finalist and medal winner by the Florida Authors & Publishers Association. Ticket purchase required for Zoom link. More event info at https://www.sarasotabooks.com/bookclubs or 941-365-7900.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Sarasota High School Theatre: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe , October 13 – October 15

Sarasota High School Theatre’s The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe will show October 13-15, 2021. This dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic work faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life. 

[SOON]  DANCE: Sarasota Contemporary Dance: Voices: Rising Choreographers , October 14 – November 17, 7pm and 2pm

Opening Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s 16th Season is Voices – Rising Choreographers, a showcase of movement makers, including SCD company members Sea Lee and Jessica Obiedzinski, as well as Miami artist Justice Rodriguez. This program presents rising voices who were selected by adjudication from SCD's Summer Intensive Programs, chosen by Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott. This showcase will take place from Thursday, October 14, 2021 to Sunday, October 17, 2021. All shows are at 7pm, except Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $10 - $45. Available Virtually Friday, October 14th, 2021 through Sunday, October 17th, 2021. Virtual Tickets are $25.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Cat Depot: Purry Pottery , October 14, 6pm-8pm

Do you enjoy painting cat themed pottery pieces with kittens? Join us for Purry Pottery on Thursday, October 14 from 6pm-8pm at the Cat Depot Community Center. Participation is $45 per person and the event will be lead by Tess Kamban from The Artful Giraffe. Spots are limited, so sign up today. Light refreshments will be provided. There are five pottery pieces to choose from, and all pieces will be collected at the end of the event to be glazed and fired. Participants will be notified when the pieces are ready and they can be picked up at the Cat Depot Retail Store.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Hermitage Artist Retreat: Body Language: An Exploration of Movement and Poetry with Jules Downum and Pedro Serrano , October 15, 6pm

Dancer, choreographer, and producer Jules Downum facilitates a “Dance 101” workshop on the Hermitage Great Lawn. No prior experience needed as you start to learn the language of movement through common footwork patterns and dance vocabulary. The use of language will also be explored on the page and out loud by internationally celebrated bilingual poet and Guggenheim Fellow Pedro Serrano, who shares works in both English and Spanish. Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably for some voluntary, light movement participation. Friday, October 15, 6pm, at the Hermitage, 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood.

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Sarasota Rocktoberfest , October 15 – October 17, 4pm-10pm, 11am-10pm, and 11am-6pm

October 15-17, 2021, Paragon Festivals with the Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association bring an authentic 3-Day Oktoberfest experience coupled with fantastic live musical performances to downtown Sarasota in JD Hamel Park. Admission to this family-friendly event is free. Festivalgoers will find a wide variety of food plus a German feast fit for King Ludwig himself! Dine on German foods like Schweinshaxe (roasted ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Wurstl (Sausages), Brezen (pretzels, Knodel (potato or flour dumplings), Kasespatzel (cheese noodles), sweet mustards, sauerkraut, red cabbage and more. Between performances shop the Marketplace of arts, crafts and select fine products and services. Rocktoberfest will take place on Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, and Sunday 11am-6pm.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Arts Advocates Luncheon: Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition, Inc. , October 15, 11am

Vickie Oldham, president, and CEO of the Sarasota African American Cultural Arts Center and History Museum, knows how to create a story and how to tell it. A native of Sarasota, she had a senior-level position at Albany State University before returning to Sarasota in 2016 to develop a project about the history of Sarasota’s African American community. The result was Newtown Alive, an exciting heritage tourism program that has developed historic markers, trolley tours, a book, a mobile app, a podcast, and a traveling exhibition. This work has evolved into the creation of the Sarasota African American Cultural Arts Center and History Museum, which celebrates and preserves the history of Sarasota’s Black community. This program will be held at Bird Key Yacht Club. Reservations are due October 15. They will begin check-in at 11am; lunch will be served at 11:30am and the program will start immediately after lunch. The cost includes lunch and the program.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: McCurdy's Comedy Theatre & Humor Institute: Carlos Mencia , October 15 – October 16, 6:30pm and 8:50pm

Carlos Mencia will perform on Friday, October 15 at 6:30pm, Friday, October 15 at 8:50pm, Saturday, October 16 at 6:30pm, and Saturday, October 16 at 8:50pm. Rated AS. Tickets are $37. “Mind of Mencia” debuted on Comedy Central + became one of the strongest shows in the network’s history. Most recently, Mencia has gone back to his comedic roots, performing at a number of comedy venues – allowing him to share his newest material with a more intimate audience. His current tour, called the “C 4 Urself Tour.”

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Discover Sarasota: Haunted Sarasota Tour , January 1 – December 31

Hop on board our haunted trolley tour for a spellbinding, interactive, narrated adventure! Hear stories about famous murders, visit spirited buildings, and explore unsolved crimes during this 90-minute, air-conditioned nighttime tour. Sit back and listen as our entertaining Ghost Hostess brings the rich history of Sarasota to life on this fun and spooky tour—be sure to keep an eye out for surprise guests along the way. Tour includes complimentary beer or wine at the Trolley Cottage Tiki Bar before boarding. Ages 12+; young people ages 12-20 may attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Tours with fewer than 10 guests will travel in our comfortably air-conditioned high-top van. Tour tickets are $39.99 and includes FREE Parking. This tour departs from 1826 4th Street and happens year-round.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Selby Gardens: Introduction to Calligraphy - October , October 4 – October 27, 10:30am-12:30pm

Add creative flair to correspondence, invitations, art projects, and more with calligraphy. This course offers an introduction to the beginner techniques used to practice making letterforms. Students will learn the tools, materials, how to hold and use the pen, starting with basic strokes. This course will specialize in Chancery Style calligraphy and will be taught indoors and outdoors. Introduction to Calligraphy will take place on Mondays & Wednesdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm on October 4 & 6, 11 & 13, 18 & 20, 25 & 27. Members are $130 and Non-members are $145. Class Size is 9 Students and the Instructor is Norma Albertha Winter.

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