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SRQ DAILY Sep 13, 2022

Tuesday Dining and Food Edition

Tuesday Dining and Food Edition

"For 25 years, Mrs. Mink volunteered in our Welcome Center, contributing almost 5,000 hours of service to Selby Gardens over that time. Until very recently, you could see her driving onto the Downtown Sarasota campus in her Thunderbird convertible!"

- Vera Neumann-Wood, Volunteer Coordinator, Selby Gardens.

[The Dish]  Fresh and Flavorful on the Menu at Fushipoke
Kevin Allen, kevin.allen@srqme.com

On the first football Sunday of the NFL season, I drafted a fantasy team of my own. Rather than assembling a cadre of backs, receivers and tight ends, my fantasy team consisted of bowl full of crisp, flavor-packed ingredients.

Fushipoké is owner Tyler Fushikoshi’s three-year-old quick-service Hawaiian restaurant on Orange Ave. across the street from City Hall. I made my inaugural visit there after a morning spent playing Spikeball with friends in the Rosemary District left me famished.

Natural light pours in through the front window, illuminating the simple, stylish interior. You can choose from a number of favorite pre-planned bowls or create your own. I opted to create my own, which meant I chose my own base (starch), protein, add-ins, sauces and topings. I somehow resisted the urge to tell the bowl architect behind the counter, “All of it. I want all of it.”

My first-round draft pick was a base of pillowy sticky rice, followed by an order of fresh (not frozen) Hawaiian tuna for a perfectly silky, tender and subtly flavorful protein. Topping the tuna was a heap of furikake seasoning that added an ideal umami zhoosh. Rounding out my team was a mix of sweet Maui onion, palate-cleansing pickled ginger, crispy tempura flakes, spicy mayo and a tangy wasabi avocado sauce.

My late-round sleeper pick for the team was — on the recommendation of the helpful gent behind the counter — spicy kimchi cucumber. Those kimchi pickles were the Tom Brady of the dish. Any bite combo that included them was made automatically better.

Admittedly, I only scratched the surface with my choices. So plentiful are the options that you could visit Fushipoké thousands of times and never have the same bowl twice. I also spied on some fellow diners whose crowded ramen bowls looked delightful.

When it comes to actual fantasy football, I am notoriously terrible despite a rabid football fandom that began with the 1985 Chicago Bears (ask me to perform the “Super Bowl Shuffle” for you, and I will gladly oblige). That said, in the world of fantasy poké bowl building at Fushipoké, I cannot lose.

Fushipoké, 128 N Orange Ave., Sarasota, 941-330-1795, https://www.fushipoke.com/ 

Pictured: If you are looking to add a relatively mild-yet-flavorful spicy kick to your poke bowl at Fushipoke, opt for the spicy kimchi cucumber as an add-in. Photo taken by Kevin Allen.

[New Addition]  JR’s Packinghouse Cafe Celebrating 24 Years With a New Outdoor Tiki Function Patio

JR’s Old Packinghouse Café is celebrating their 24th anniversary in a big way. The back has been transformed to a new tiki style outdoor covered event space. Ideal for birthdays, anniversaries, office parties, celebrations of life and small weddings; the back covered patio features a lighted casual vibe, space for a band and open bar as well as seating for approximately 50-60 people. JR’s will offer their Cuban house specialties served buffets style with an average range of $25.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. The space is will also be available for Saturday fun days featuring a TV for sports watching and corn along with their favorite lunch and dinner menus, when the space is not booked for private events. Special anniversary menu items will be available and you can enter their online contest to win a gift card for $24.00 by sharing why you love JR’s and what your favorite dishes are. For more information log on to JR’s Facebook page beginning September 7th. Jr’s features live music nightly with award winning Cuban food, wings, burgers and more as well as both beer, wine and booze. Seating available on the front porch and indoors including both the main area as well as the back room. Come celebrate their anniversary and book your upcoming parties. Good Old fashioned hospitality awaits you and your guests. 

[New Homes]  Pulte Homes Announces Legacy Groves Community Coming to Nokomis, Just 10 minutes to the Beach

PulteGroup, one of the nation’s most recognized and trusted brands in homebuilding for 70 years, has closed on a 44-acre parcel of land for a new Pulte Homes-branded community, Legacy Groves, in Nokomis, just north of Venice in Sarasota County. Pulte Homes has announced plans for 138 single-family homes and twin villas with attractive pricing in the enclave-style community. Model homes are expected to break ground in early 2023, with anticipated completion and home sales planned for mid-2023. The gated community will offer two entrances on Albee Farm Road, just north of its intersection with Florence Street and Edmonson Road. A 120-year-old oak tree will provide a focal point upon entering Legacy Groves, which will offer a neighborhood pool and covered pool cabana. With pricing anticipated to start from the $400,000s, Legacy Groves is located within 10 minutes of three Gulf of Mexico beaches and the city of Venice, a quintessential Florida beach town with a unique small-town ambiance. Legacy Groves residents will enjoy convenient access to shopping, dining, entertainment, recreation, and healthcare at the new Sarasota Memorial Hospital campus and nearby providers. National retail brands are minutes away in shopping plazas and the Costco-anchored Sarasota Square mall as are hometown favorites, including Sharky’s on the Pier, Daiquiri Deck, and Detwiler’s Farm Market. The community is five minutes from Interstate 75 and U.S. 41, Southwest Florida’s main commuter corridors, close to the Punta Gorda Airport, and midway between international airports in Sarasota and Fort Myers. Community and professional theaters are also close to home at the Venice Theatre and Sarasota’s renowned venues. Nearby national, state, and local parks offer boundless opportunities for outdoor recreation and biking along the 20-mile Legacy Trail, only a half mile away. Golfers will enjoy six public courses while baseball fans can follow the 2021 World Champion Atlanta Braves during spring training at CoolToday Park. For families, Legacy Groves is served by A-rated elementary, middle, and high schools located within a 10-minute radius. To receive exclusive monthly updates as the community progresses, join the VIP Interest List for Legacy Groves by visiting www.Pulte.com/LegacyGroves. 

[Appreciation]  PGT Innovations Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with Gifts and Fanfare Across its Family of Brands

PGT Innovations (NYSE: PGTI), a national leader in the premium window and door category, is commemorating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with five days full of gifts and fanfare for team members across its family of brands. The annual holiday is September 11 through September 17 this year and celebrates the hard work and commitment of the 3.6 million truck drivers across the country who deliver the goods and resources that keep our nation moving forward, as well as keep our highways safe. PGT Innovations is proud to have 158 Class A CDL truck drivers who deliver products from its family of brands to businesses and construction sites across the country. Since the start of 2022, the company’s team of dedicated drivers have covered over 3.5 million miles. To show their appreciation, PGT Innovations will be thanking their drivers with goodie bags, coffee, and donuts on Monday; with snacks, drinks, a certificate of appreciation, and an on-site breakfast on Tuesday; with breakfast sandwiches and a PGT Innovations branded truck driver appreciation t-shirt on Wednesday; with $50 gas gift cards, snacks, and drinks on Thursday; and with two movie tickets, a coupon for free popcorn and a drink, and the driver’s car washed by area high school students on Friday. PGT Innovation's drivers are also stewards of their community – for decades, stepping forward and volunteering to travel through hurricane-ravaged areas to deliver essential, disaster-relief items to communities that have been devastated by storms. And within the past few years, they have embraced the opportunity to undergo Highway Heroes training, which taught them how to spot the signs of human trafficking across motorways and report it. Earlier this year, PGT Innovations was recognized for its efforts to end human trafficking by the Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody by being named a founding member of the 100 Percent Club. This statewide initiative invites business owners to commit to training 100 percent of their workforce to spot instances of human trafficking through the Highway Heroes training. To date, every single PGTI driver has completed the training and is an official Highway Hero, and the company has now expanded the anti-human trafficking training to field service and sales teams. Last year, PGT Innovations also addressed the national shortage of CDL drivers by collaborating with FleetForce Truck Driving School to offer its own in-house driver certification training course for its existing team members. Instructors from FleetForce lead the course by guiding a group of team members through a full week of classroom learning at PGT Innovations’ Venice campus, followed by three weeks of driving instruction in a controlled parking lot. 

[Estate Gift]  Selby Gardens to Receive $2.5-Million Gift from Estate of Longtime Volunteer

For 25 years, Evelyn Mink volunteered in the Welcome Center at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus. Now, an estate gift left by Mrs. Mink to Selby Gardens will create a special place for volunteers like her as part of Phase One of Selby Gardens’ Master Plan. Selby Gardens announced that it will receive approximately $2.5 million through the Evelyn S. Mink Charitable Trust. The gift will be used to support Phase One construction of the Master Plan and will name the Evelyn S. Mink Volunteer Suite in the new Plant Research Center that is part of the project. When the building opens next year, the suite named for Mrs. Mink will house volunteer workstations, a lounge area, and the office of the volunteer coordinator. “For 25 years, Mrs. Mink volunteered in our Welcome Center, contributing almost 5,000 hours of service to Selby Gardens over that time,” recalled Vera Neumann-Wood, Selby Gardens’ volunteer coordinator. “Until very recently, you could see her driving onto the Downtown Sarasota campus in her Thunderbird convertible!”

Mink’s last day of volunteering at Selby Gardens was in March 2020, just before the Gardens had to temporarily close to visitors for the COVID-19 pandemic—and about two months shy of Mink’s 100th birthday. Mink passed away in June 2021 at 101. With Mink’s gift, Selby Gardens has now raised over $53 million for the overall Master Plan, including about $49 million specifically earmarked for Phase One construction. “We only have $2.6 million left to reach our fundraising goal for Phase One construction,” said Rominiecki. To meet that goal, several Selby Gardens supporters have issued a Capping Challenge for Phase One, matching every gift dollar-for-dollar until the milestone is reached. 

Pictured: Evelyn S. Mink. Photo courtesy of Selby Gardens.

[Food Donations]  Rotary Club of Sarasota Presents a New Cargo Trailer to the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program

The Rotary Club of Sarasota proudly presents a gift of a trailer to the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program at 1:00 pm this Wednesday in front of the Marina Jack restaurant located on the Downtown Sarasota Bay front. As part of their commitment to community service, The Rotary Club of Sarasota supports the Mayors’ efforts to provide food assistance to those in need in our local community. This trailer will help the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program by providing a place to store and transport items needed at food drives and fund-raising events. It also can be used to pick up and take food donations to our local food pantries. “The trailer provides us with a valuable resource,” according to Scott Biehler, the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Executive Director. “Now we will have a central location to store our tables, tent awnings, collection boxes, etc. instead of being spread out in the garages of our volunteers. The beautiful signage on the trailer will be a traveling billboard helping to create public awareness of both the Mayor’s Feed the Hungry Program and the Rotary Club of Sarasota.” 

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[Exec Moves]  Shumaker Names Two Attorneys to Lead Fast-Growing Technology Business Sector

Doing business in an increasingly digital world, new technologies are changing the way businesses operate at an exponential rate. Shumaker is selecting two of its partners to lead its Technology Business Sector to help technology and innovation-focused companies, such as companies engaged in the development and manufacture of cutting-edge technologies, data management and protection strategies, software development, digital marketing, web design, and the provision of online services. Shumaker is prepared to help these businesses navigate the concerns involved in creating, acquiring, licensing, distributing, and utilizing evolving technology. Shumaker Partner Doug Cherry will serve as Technology Business Sector Chair, and Shumaker Partner Phillip Lee will serve as Co-Chair. Doug works at Shumaker’s Sarasota, FL office, and Phillip works at Shumaker’s Toledo, OH office. 

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[Arts & Entertainment]  Key Chorale Opens the Season with Equinox: A Celtic Celebration on September 24

With the change of the seasons from the haze of summer to the cool of fall, comes the Celtic autumnal equinox festival, called Mabon. It is a time when we recognize the need for balance in our lands, our lives, in what we harvest, and what we store for the coming winter months. Key Chorale’s season kicks off on September 24 with “Equinox: A Celtic Celebration.” Tenor Brad Diamond joins Foley’s All-Star Irish Band and Key Chorale performing jigs, reels, folk songs, and timeless choral music inspired by the Emerald Isle. Guest artists include Dylan Foley, one of the great fiddle players of our time and a 4-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion; Brian Hanlon, renowned singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; Northern Ireland born uilleann piper and whistle player Eamonn Dillon; Sean Cunningham on Irish flute and tin whistle; and Stephen Humphries, national hammered dulcimer champion and freelance percussionist. Come early and experience the pageantry and grandeur of Scottish pipes and drums. Blue Skye Pipes and Drums, an all-female band, showcasing bagpipes drums, harp and guitar, will present pre-concert music from 3:15-3:45 PM.

The performance will take place: Saturday, September 24, 4:00 PM at Church of the Palms, Sarasota. Tickets are $35-$45. For tickets, go to keychorale.org or call the box office at 941-552-8768. 

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[Giving Coast]  Eye On The Prize
Barbie Heit, barbie.heit@srqme.com

EYE ON THE PRIZE | Heather Todd Leads the Way to Success for Local Teens.

Take a closer look at the important work Heather does for Teen Court and our community through this link, on our social media, or in the September edition of SRQ Magazine! 

[SOON]  THEATER: Manatee Performing Arts Center: RENT , September 14 – October 2, Varies

La Vie Boheme! Jonathan Larson’s iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. This is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate and joyous. For more information visit www.manateeperformingartscenter.com, Ticket Office 941-748-5875

Manatee Performing Arts Center , 502 Third Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: MOTE MARINE: Meet the Women of Mote , September 14 – October 7, Varied

MEET THE WOMEN OF MOTE This year, we are celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of  Mote’s founding director, Dr. Eugenie Clark. Thanks to her amazing legacy, many women have followed in her wake. This fall, we introduce you to the marine science educators, researchers, and ocean explorers that we call "The Women of Mote".  You’ll learn about their journeys, career challenges, and their incredible accomplishments impacting marine environments in our own backyard and around the globe. We hope you'll join us- and find yourself inspired- as we celebrate these talented and pioneering women during the second season of Women of Mote. The three-part series will include two virtual events, and one hybrid event held in the WAVE Center at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium while being broadcast to our virtual audience. Sept. 14 and 21 and one hybrid event Oct. 7. More event details can be found at mote.org/womenofmote

Mote Marine , 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Florida.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Van Wezel: Friday Fest 2022 , June 17 – September 16, 5pm

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Friday Fest events are our outdoor concert series that provide the community with 4 entertaining and FREE events from June to September, showcasing the best of local bands from Sarasota and Bradenton. Friday Fest brings together a wide variety of talented artists along with food trucks and drink stations on the Van Wezel lawn along the beautiful Sarasota Bayfront. Our Friday Fest lineup includes: Yesterdayze - June 17, Kettle of Fish - July 15, Big Night Out - August 12, and Jah Movement - September 16 at 5pm. 

Van Wezel

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Venice Theatre: The Revolutionists , September 16 – October 2, Varied

The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson. Four bodacious women lose their heads (literally) in this irreverent, women-centered tragicomedy set during the French Revolution. This witty, thought-provoking, raucously funny adventure was inventively conceived by one of today’s most-produced American playwrights. * Includes adult language/themes. Audience discretion advised. September 16-October 2, 2022. Tickets Adult $29 College/Educator $21 Youth $15 For more information visit venicetheatre.org, Ph. 941.488.1115, email info@venicetheatre.net 

Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave. W Venice, FL 34285 (The Box Office is currently closed for walk-up business)

[SOON]  THEATER: CreArte Latino Cultural Center: MADENUSA , September 16 – October 15, Varied

CreArte Latino Cultural Center Presents MADENUSA A Play by Claudia Soroka September 16-17, at 8 p.m., September 18 at 5 p.m., and October 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. MADENUSA is an amusing and fresh take on the immigrant experience that delves into the intricacies of adjusting to a different culture. The comedy is directed by Carolina Franco, president and artistic director of CreArte Latino Cultural Center. The play will be performed in Spanish with subtitles in English. The playwright will attend the show on September 17 with a bilingual Q & A after the performance. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, visit www.creartelatino.org. CreArte Latino Cultural Center is at 8251 15th Street East, Airport Mall Plaza, Suite 1, Sarasota. The show is sponsored, in part, by a $3,000 grant from Bradenton Area Arts & Culture.

CreArte Latino Cultural Center, 8251 15th Street East, Airport Mall Plaza, Suite 1, Sarasota.

[SOON]  FILM: From Script to Screen , September 16, 7:00 pm

Like an opportunity to discuss a film based on a classic Rainer Werner Fassbinder Play? How about Friday September 16 th 7 pm? Q&A directly following the film. By Bookseller Roxanne @ Burns Court Theater following the film: Peter Von Kant, Directed by Francois Ozon. Tickets available at: https://filmsociety.org/movies/showing.cfm?shoID=91977.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: The Players Centre: Side by Side by Sondheim , September 8 – September 18, Varied

Join The Players in their 93rd Season with Six That Matter – shows that explore finding purpose, the universal desire to live a life that matters, to fully appreciate aspiration. Be it finding true love, sacrificing it all, a life of devotion, cultivating artistry, finding fame, each of these unforgettable shows- important in their own genres, are celebrations of greatness, of striving for more, that will make memories, sparking feelings of joy- of what being alive fully means. Side by Side by Sondheim is a revue that celebrates the wit and genius of musical theatre’s most influential artist, who searched for what it means to be alive. Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly true and music that captures the soaring emotions of a new generation with Side by Side by Sondheim. Simple and unpretentious, this Tony Award-winning musical is a perfect introduction to the work of this contemporary master and a must for diehard fans. September 8th-18th, 2022. For tickets visit theplayers.org, Ph. 941-365-2494, email BoxOffice@ThePlayers.org

The Players Centre For Performing Arts, Performance Venue & Box Office The Crossings at Siesta Key 3501 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 1130 Sarasota, FL 34239

[SOON]  SPORTS: WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup , September 9 – September 18

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and host USA Baseball revealed the new dates for the next WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup, with the 30th edition of the youth world championship to take place from 9 to 18 September 2022 in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida. The elite international tournament will be played at Sarasota’s Ed Smith Stadium and Bradenton’s LECOM Park, the respective Spring Training homes of the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). The XXX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup will include 12 national teams, whose rosters will feature the best youth players in their respective countries.

Ed Smith Stadium and LECOM Park

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Sarasota Art Museum: 209 - Author Mara Torres González Speaks , September 20, 4pm-6pm

Mara Torres González to Speak About Her Visual Art Book Exploring the Aftermath of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico September 20, 4-6 p.m., at Sarasota Art Museum. Torres González tells the story of the resilient, through “209,” a book featuring her own artwork and published by the Peppertree Press, LLC. “209,” which refers to the date the hurricane took place—September 20—features images of Torres González’s mixed-media paintings, with photography. The book also includes a poem about the hurricane by the New Jersey poet and author Danny Shot, which Torres González will read at this event, which happens to take place on the same day as the hurricane, five years later. Learn more about the artist on her website: www.marastudiogallery.com

Sarasota Art Museum , 1001 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Amore Restaurant Extends Savor Sarasota Promotion to December , June 1 – December 18

Amore Restaurant has decided to extend Savor Sarasota Menu through December 18th (not combined with any other offer and, not available on special occasions). Savor Sarasota is a 3 course menu dinner for $35.00 per person. The restaurant offers a Portuguese and an Italian menu. They are open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 9PM. Fridays and Sundays 5 to 9:30pm. With indoor and outdoor seating available. Easy and free parking. Menu can be viewed here:https://www.amorelbk.com/savor-sarasota/

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Forty Carrots Family Center 20th Annual Free Virtual Community Speaker Event , September 21, 7:00 pm

Registration is open for Forty Carrots Family Center’s 20th annual free educational community speaker event Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine, presented in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The virtual presentation will feature educational psychologist and best-selling author Michele Borba, Ed.D. at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21st. The event is free and advance registration is required. Michele Borba’s latest book, Thrivers, is a sharply insightful, science-backed guide that helps parents and educators teach the essential character traits kids need to become “thrivers” – young people who flourish in rapidly changing, digitally-driven and uncertain world. Borba will identify seven teachable strengths that will safeguard kids for the future, offering practical “how-to” strategies and ideas for everyday activities that build up kids’ strength, resilience, happiness, and success. Certificates of Attendance and CEU’s will be available. The previous 19 speaker events have reached nearly 14,000 parents, professionals, and educators in our area. To register for this free virtual community event visit www.fortycarrots.org, email events@fortycarrots.com or call (941) 365-7716. RSVP is required and registration is open at www.FortyCarrots.org.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Stuff The Bus Food Drive , October 23, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The annual Stuff The Bus event, which was started in 2009, was created through the kind hearts of the School District of Manatee County Transportation Staff. They wanted to give back to the community and knew of “Stuff the Bus” events in other cities and suggested placing one school bus in front of one Publix store in Manatee County. The leadership of Publix thought it was a great idea and requested a bus at every Publix store in Manatee County. Since 2009, nearly 1.1 million pounds of food has been donated through the Stuff The Bus food drive. Since the first Stuff the Bus event thirteen years ago, this event has evolved to include many Community Partners, including: United Way Suncoast, Publix, Herald-Tribune, the School District of Manatee County, and of course, the Transportation Staff of the School District. We are thrilled to have Mosaic as our presenting sponsor this year. All proceeds and donated food will benefit The Food Bank of Manatee, a PLUS program of Meals on Wheels PLUS. Please stop by your local Publix in Manatee County to support this event. Goal: Raise 150,000 pounds of food to feed Manatee County residents! All Manatee County Publix Locations. 

Meals on Wheels PLUS

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: The Players Centre: Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play , December 1 – December 11, Varied

Join The Players in their 93rd season with Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play.  Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast by Lance Arthur Smith. Original Songs and Arrangements by Jon Lorenz Original Songs and Arrangements by Jon Lorenz. When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court, and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’ With live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical radio version of the classic film that will melt even the most cynical of hearts. December 1-11, 2022. For tickets visit theplayers.org, Ph. 941-365-2494, email BoxOffice@ThePlayers.org

The Players Centre For Performing Arts, Performance Venue & Box Office The Crossings at Siesta Key 3501 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 1130 Sarasota, FL 34239

[SOON]  FILM: Summer Movies at Sarasota Opera House , May 22 – September 23, Varies.

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2022 summer movie series: HD at the Opera House and Classic Movies at the Opera House. HD at the Opera House featuring filmed performances of opera and ballet from around the world will open on Sunday, May 22nd at 1:30 p.m. with Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London, with tickets at $22, and $20 for Sarasota Opera subscribers. The Classic Movies at the Opera House series will open with In the Heat of the Night on Friday, July 8th at 7:30 p.m. with tickets at $12. (Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, May 2nd.)

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