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"This is a salad for people that hate salads."

- Andrew Fabian, SRQ Foodie Writer
 

-'Appetizing Aegean' At Bodrum Restaurant in Venice, as seen in October's At The Table
[The Dish]  What is Not in a Cobb Salad?
Andrew Fabian, andrew.fabian@srqme.com

In the vast world of salads, there exists an area of inquiry dedicated to the salad as a meal. This area of study seeks out forms that buck the consumption of salads as a side, an appetizer or a post-meal serving of leaves. The 1905 salad at Columbia Restaurant has a well-documented history as an important entry in the canon of Salads That Eat Like a Meal, and nowadays, just about any salad can be ordered with some form of seafood protein, grilled chicken or any number of meat accompaniments that allow the diner to feel full for more than 30 minutes. The Cobb salad is another such salad.

Named after the founder (Robert H. Cobb) of a chain of Los Angeles restaurants called Hollywood Brown Derby—the most famous of which was shaped like an actual derby hat—the Cobb salad is made traditionally with mixed greens, crispy bacon, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives and bleu cheese, sometimes with chicken breast on top. Notably, the ingredients are often arranged in neat little rows.

At The Porch on Anna Maria Island, the Blackened Cobb salad adds julienned carrots, a small handful of grilled corn along with the classic bleu crumbles. The salad is then Florida-fied on the dinner menu with the addition of blackened shrimp. But even without the shrimp, the lunch version already packs an enormous punch with the hardboiled egg, an eyebrow-raising amount of bacon, half of a fresh Haas avocado and a house chipotle ranch dressing. This is a salad for people that hate salads, a salad that won’t leave you wanting, a perfect meal for the hot Florida fall to get you back out on the beach.

The Porch, 9707 Gulf D., Anna Maria Island, 941-782-8683
 

Photo of the Blackened Cobb Salad courtesy of @theporchami

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[Brunch]  Who Needs Tiffany's When You've Got Victoria's
Chloe Cuyler, chloe@srqme.com

Holly Golightly always thought of Tiffany’s as the most wonderful place on earth. It was her refuge, a place she could visit when she needed to clear her mind and relax. Well, we in Sarasota have somewhere much better—and this place has wine! 

Opened in September 2021, Breakfast at Victoria’s is a breakfast and lunch spot in Sarasota, family-owned and operated by a husband-wife duo who have spent the majority of their lives in the restaurant industry. Given the fact that both owners, Luigi and Eleanora Rasso, were born and raised in Italy, it’s no surprise that the restaurant serves up a colorful mix of authentic Italian cuisine like Tiramisù, Paninis and Cheesecake alle fragile, as well as American classics with a twist, such as the Truffled Eggs, Cornetto French Toast and Avocado Toast. With a chic, modern interior, a tantalizing breakfast, lunch, and, separate brunch menu are offered, along with a list of carefully selected wines from Italian boutique wineries. 

Breakfast at Victoria’s attributes its name not only to the iconic Audrey Hepburn movie but also the Rassos’ eldest daughter Victoria—a sassy, intelligent girl with personality to spare, reminiscent of the iconic Hollywood actress. This new, local gem will likely have you wondering why Holly Golightly spent all of those mornings staring into that window, instead of finding an Italian café to dine in. 

Breakfast at Victoria’s, 4141 S Tamiami Trl. #10, Sarasota, 941-923-6441, breakfastatvictorias.com, @breakfast_atvictorias 

Photo courtesy of the restaurant

[Screening]  Goodwill Hosting Free Prostate Screenings at its Selby/Newtown location

Beginning this month and continuing through March of 2022, Goodwill Manasota is making its Selby/Newtown Job Connection location (1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Way, Sarasota) available for free PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood testing for the Newtown community and general public. Offered by the Sarasota Prostate Initiative, the screenings will take place outdoors in the parking lot the third Saturday of every month, from 10 am - 12 pm, beginning on October 16. Future dates are: November 20, December 18, January 15, February 19 and March 19.

It is recommended that every man should have this PSA screening done. The test provides a warning about prostate health and is convenient and easy, taking less than five minutes, including the blood draw. Only small amounts of PSA move out of the prostate and into the blood in healthy people but several prostate conditions can cause higher levels of PSA in the blood. The mission of the Sarasota Prostate Initiative is to increase awareness of diagnostic and treatment options available to men with prostate disease, and to guide and support them through their cancer journey. “It is our pleasure to offer the use of our site to the Sarasota Prostate Initiative for these health screenings,” said Goodwill Manasota President Donn Githens. “About 13 out of every 100 men in the United States will get prostate cancer during their lifetime and, of those, two to three will die. We hope that community members will come to get tested, to ensure that – should an issue be detected – they can make informed decisions and get the treatment needed to ensure the healthiest possible outcome.”

While these events are being held outdoors, it is recommended that – as per CDC guidelines – community members wear masks when social distancing cannot be practiced. For more about Goodwill, visit experiencegoodwill.org. For more about the Sarasota Prostate Initiative, visit prostatesarasota.org. 

Pictured: The Sarasota Prostate Initiative will offer free PSA blood testing at Goodwill’s Selby/Newtown location once a month, through March of 2022

[Sunshine From Darkness]  Striking Out the Stigma of Mental Illness

Sunshine from Darkness, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the funding of mental health research and local mental health services and programs, is proud to present its 2021 Inspiring Hope Dinner and Journey to Wellness Symposium events on November 12 and 13. 

The Inspiring Hope Dinner, themed “Striking Out the Stigma of Mental Illness,” will recognize and feature legendary professional baseball star Darryl Strawberry and Steve Ford, actor and son of former President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit First Step of Sarasota and The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The event takes place Friday, November 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota (1111 Ritz-Carlton Dr.). 

Darryl Strawberry played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball with the New York Mets and New York Yankees. Strawberry’s story of childhood abuse, anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction and, ultimately, his recovery, has inspired audiences across the nation. Steve Ford has 25 years of sobriety, recovering from a dual diagnosis of both addiction and depression. He has spoken to hundreds of groups with a transparent but hopeful message of recovery.

The Journey to Wellness Symposium will focus on new treatments, discoveries, and insights on pressing mental health issues, including the impact of COVID-19 on young people. The symposium takes place from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Sarasota Hyatt Regency (1000 Boulevard of the Arts) on November 13. Free and open to the public. 

For more information, tickets, and sponsorships, visit sunshinefromdarkness.org

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[Collaboration]  Hermitage Artist Retreat and The Bay Park Announce New "Hermitage at The Bay" Series

The Hermitage Artist Retreat and The Bay Park are joining forces to bring the Hermitage’s unique and innovative artist programming to one of Sarasota’s most exciting and ambitious public park projects through a new community program, “Hermitage at The Bay.” The first program — “Hermitage at The Bay: Sound and Color” on Thursday, November 18 at 5pm — features two Hermitage Fellows, composer Jared Miller and visual artist Iva Gueorguieva, who will share their latest work and speak about their creative process. On Sunday, December 12 at 2pm, “Hermitage at The Bay: Muse(ic) and Poetry” will feature two Hermitage Fellows, poets Francine J. Harris and Mae Yway. Harris is an Audre Lorde Award and Lambda Award winner, who will share selections from her latest work inspired by classic compositions. Renowned international poet Mae Yway from Burma (Myanmar) is an International Writing Program participant who presents work both in her native tongue and in translation.

“We are truly looking forward to this new collaboration with our friends at The Bay Park,” says Hermitage Artistic Director and CEO Andy Sandberg. “As we continue to expand our Hermitage programming throughout the region and build new partnerships with leading arts and cultural institutions up and down the Gulf Coast, we look forward to welcoming audiences to engage with leading Hermitage artists from across the globe at The Bay’s vibrant downtown location.”

As with the Hermitage’s other programs this fall at the Hermitage Beach on Manasota Key, at Selby Gardens Downtown, and other venues throughout Sarasota County, all programs will be outdoors and socially distanced. These events are presented in partnership with The Bay Park. Free with a $5 per person registration fee. Registration is required at HermitageArtistRetreat.org. The Bay’s Civic Green (on the north side of the Municipal Auditorium), 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34236. For more information or general inquiries about this initiative, please visit thebaysarasota.org or call 941-203-5316. 

Pictured: Visual artist Iva Gueorguieva painting, courtesy of The Hermitage

[Reception]  Liss Design Founder Alissa Silvers to be Featured at Sarasota Orchestra’s Artist Reception in Harmony Hall

Internationally acclaimed Liss Design announced that founder Alissa “Liss” Silvers, a global leader in brand identity and colorful, expressive portrait illustrations, was chosen to be one of the featured artists at the upcoming Sarasota Orchestra Artist’s Reception in Harmony Hall. Harmony Gallery will be featuring local artists invited to display their work in exhibitions throughout the Orchestra's season. Juried artwork will highlight mediums ranging from painting to photography. Silver’s work can be be viewed from now till November 30, 2021, with a public reception to meet the artist being held in Harmony Hall on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm in the atrium of the Beatrice Freidman Symphony Center located at 709 North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. The public is invited to explore this exclusive collaboration between the visual and performing arts in which 25% of all proceeds from the sale of artwork will be donated to the Sarasota Orchestra.  

[Reopening]  Sage Restaurant Reopens Restaurant and Rooftop Bar

The Realm Restaurant Group recently announced the reopening of Sage Restaurant after its annual month-long fall hiatus. The restaurant reopens along with Sage’s popular rooftop bar after being closed for over a year. Sage staff welcomed guests back to the restaurant and its fourth floor rooftop destination last week, having closed the open-air bar in June 2020 as a precaution due to the pandemic. “Our rooftop has been a huge draw since we first opened Sage in 2019,” said Sharon Carole, owner of Sage. “Many of our guests will start upstairs on the roof to order a cocktail before their dinner reservation, but we also see many people that come in specifically for the rooftop experience and view.”

In addition to the impressive view of downtown Sarasota, the fourth floor rooftop area offers a full bar and multiple seats for lounging. In the restaurant’s dining area, executive chef and Sage co-owner Christopher Covelli has worked with his culinary team to debut a new fall menu that includes delectable entrees, including smoked scallops with green garbanzo hummus and crispy shallots, and roasted half duck with red miso, port wine reduction and baby bok choy.

Earlier this year, it was announced that The Realm Restaurant Group purchased Bijou Café. Plans to reopen Bijou Café after renovations will be announced later this month. For more information, visit RealmRestaurants.com

Photo courtesy of The Realm Restaurant Group

[Recogition]  DutchCrafters Named an America's Best Trending Online Shop 2021 by Newsweek

DutchCrafters, the largest online retailer of Amish furniture and home décor and daughter company of JMX Brands, has been named to America’s Best Trending Online Shops 2021 by Newsweek. This list released at the end of June ranked the top 1,000 online shops based on the evaluation of sales, traffic, and website technical details. DutchCrafters was named to this list along with other well-known furniture retailers including Ethan Allen, Joss and Main, Rooms to Go, and World Market.

DutchCrafters Amish Furniture was founded by Jim and Linse Miller in 2003 after their difficulty to find quality, solid wood furniture for their home. In 2016, the company opened the doors to its first brick-and-mortar location in Sarasota and later an outlet store in LaGrange, Ind. in 2020. Today, DutchCrafters has the largest collection of Amish furniture online sourced directly from woodshops in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. DutchCrafters CEO Jim Miller said being named to this list is a testament to the energy and focus being poured into customer experience. “Our new vision was launched at the beginning of 2020, which focuses on delivering exceptional customer experience,” said Miller. “Being named by Newsweek as one of America’s Best Trending Shops Online of 2021 is the culmination of that vision being brought to life. We are very proud of this recognition and it propels us forward to continue focusing on our customers through providing excellent quality furniture.” 



[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]  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]  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]  HEALTH: Florida Inline Skating Marathon , October 17

The World Inline Cup will cross the ocean to the USA later this year. After negotiations with the organizers were finalised, an agreement was reached on a race under the Florida sun on October 17. Since the race, like the marathon in Dijon, France, will take place after the official final in Berlin, the marathon in Sarasota will receive the status of an Associated Race. This means that the race will be an official part of the World Inline Cup, but the points will not be included in the overall ranking. The prize purse is now at $15,000 and growing. Top Class Marathon in 2022 in Florida in planning. The Associated Race is intended to be a first step towards an official World Inline Cup Top Class Race in Florida in 2022 and beyond. Further details about the WIC season 2021 in these COVID impacted challenging times will be communicated shortly. For further information, please visit www.world-inline-cup.com and/or contact Volker Schlichting.

[SOON]  FOOD: 21st Annual Morton's Firehouse Chili Cook-Off , October 17, 2pm-5pm

The Sarasota Firemen’s Benevolent Fund will host the 21st Annual Morton’s Firehouse Chili Cook-Off on Sunday October 17, 2021 from 2pm to 5pm. The event will be held on Osprey Avenue between Hyde park street and Hillview Ave. All of the money raised is donated to the Sarasota Fireman’s benevolent fund, which is a 501-3c non-profit organization. A panel of Celebrity Judges will be on hand to determine the winner. The SFBF assists Sarasota County Fire fighters and their families during times of crisis. They also extend a helping hand to other Fire fighters around Florida and to members of our local community. The SFBF provides additional training opportunities to our local Fire fighters with the help of other Fire Department organizations. The SFBF is comprised of local fire fighters and paramedics. They are managed and operated completely by volunteers. They fund their services by accepting donations as well as holding events and fund raisers. Outside of minimal operating expenses, all proceeds and donations go to charity.

[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: Florida Winefest Online Auction , October 10 – October 24

The Florida Winefest & Auction is back this fall. Sandy Loevner, Florida Winefest Board of Directors Chairman is excited that, although the in-person events are not able to take place, an online auction will still be possible to help raise funds for multiple local children’s charities the event benefits. The online auction will take place October 10 - October 24 and will feature an array of items including exclusive, one-of-a-kind items such as vacations, unique collector’s items, wine packages, dinners with celebrity chefs, trips and resort experiences, exotic treasures, art, jewelry, and a few surprises including a chance to ride on a float in the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Register for the auction by October 9th to be automatically entered to win an exquisite and exclusive bottle of wine valued at $200. Register at https://floridawinefest.org/auction/

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Florida Studio Theatre Improv: Triple Play , March 20 – December 25, 8:30pm

Florida Studio Theatre’s resident improv troupe, FST Improv, will return to a weekly live performance schedule with Triple Play, a full-length show created specifically to entertain from a distance. Drawing inspiration from audience suggestions, a rotating cast of three improvisers will perform games, scenes, and songs—all made up on the spot. Starting Saturday, March 20, Triple Play will take place Saturday evenings at 8:30pm for socially-distanced audiences in FST’s Keating Theatre. Tickets are $15 per person and are now on sale. To purchase tickets, call FST’s Box Office at 941.366.9000 or visit FloridaStudioTheatre.org. FST's musical improvisers, Jim Prosser and Helena Rankin, will provide comical accompaniment as performers play some of Sarasota's favorite improv games - all while maintaining social distancing. In addition to live audiences, the cast of Triple Play will draw inspiration from prompts submitted virtually through text or via Twitter. With this added virtual element, FST Improv will engage with audiences in Sarasota and beyond. Triple Play performances will be socially-distanced and in compliance of all CDC guidelines, including socially-distanced seating, paperless ticketing, and limited theatre capacities. Facial coverings must be worn at all times - including throughout performances - when on campus at FST, aside from dining in FST's Green Room Cafe & Bar. Socially-distanced pre-show dining is available indoors and outdoors in FST's Green Room Cafe & Bar one hour before each Triple Play performance.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Women's Council of Realtors Sarasota: 2021 Fashion Show: The New Roaring 20s , October 22, 11am-2pm

On Friday, October 22 we’re asking our members, business partners, and guests to share in our commitment to supporting the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk by joining us for the 2021 Fashion Show. This is the 27th show our network has staged, and after the lights were dimmed in 2020, we are back and better than ever with a show like no other. Women’s Council presents our Models of Courage: Sarasota’s Hometown Heroes. Doctors, nurses, police, firefighters, teachers, and first responders – we rely so much upon them and celebrate their pledge to our community. This year’s event will be held at the Art Ovation Hotel, and would not be possible without the generous support of our business partners. Berlin | Patten | Ebling, PLLC is our 2021 Diamond Sponsor, with Media Sponsorship by SRQ Magazine. Tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite and are expected to sell out quickly. Seating is limited, so reserve your seat or table and lock in your low price of $95; after October 1, tickets are $105. Guest tables of 12, and VIP Tickets are also available. Please e-mail us at sarasotawcr@gmail.com to join our Fashion Show Committee, or for additional information on this epic event. 2021 Fashion Show: The New Roaring 20s. A portion of the proceeds benefit "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer." Seated luncheon by Art Ovation. Men's and Women's Fashions by Jackie Z. Models of Courage: Sarasota’s First Responders. LIVE Music & Entertainment. LIVE Auction. “The Bee’s Knees” LOTTO Tree Raffle. Spiffy, Swell & Swanky: Our Online Silent Auction. Speakeasy Style: Our Vendor Boutique.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Sarasota Art Museum: Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott , May 29 – October 31, Museum hours.

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott from May 29 to October 31. Art and Race Matters is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of the United States’ most compelling and provocative artists who—through vibrant paintings laced with biting satire—confronted issues of race, gender, identity, and the uncomfortable realities of American life in the latter half of the 20th century.

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