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SRQ DAILY Oct 20, 2022

Thursday Family and Recreation Edition

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Thursday Family and Recreation Edition

"Our people are amazing, as will be this event. It's our first year, and it will only get better and better."

- Laura Sawyer, Kidstock 2022, NewGate Montessori School.

[Family Event]  NewGate Montessori School Presents Kidstock 2022
Barbie Heit, barbie.heit@srqme.com

Move over Woodstock, the kids are taking over!

This Saturday, October 22nd, from 11 am to 5 pm, NewGate Montessori School will be sponsoring Kidstock, the family-friendly music festival by kids and for kids. Live entertainment with kids performing will be the focus of the event that will feature food trucks, face painting, air-brush tattoos, a photo booth, hula hoops, bungee jumping, a caricaturist, yard games and family fun, all in a carnival-like atmosphere.

Ten acts are lined up for the day, some bands and some dancing performances. There will be a silent auction online in which families and friends of NewGate have sourced some amazing finds including food from around the world, spa treatments, restaurant gift cards, and art. All proceeds will benefit NewGate School, an independent, non-profit, international, college-preparatory Montessori school for students from infants through high school.

Kidstock is open to the public and volunteers are encouraging attendees to dress in their most authentic and creative 60s attire. If enough people participate, there will be a contest with a groovy prize awarded.

Event organizers are asking for donations from small baking businesses who would like to donate packaged goodies to sell. The treats will be displayed along with the baker’s business card.

“Due to the hurricane, planning this event has had new challenges, but we have such amazing volunteers and energy behind this,” says parent volunteer/event co-organizer, Laura Sawyer. “From the generously donated venue, to sourcing food trucks, to gathering items for auction….our people are amazing, as will be this event. It's our first year, and it will only get better and better.”

Kidstock will take place at 12705 Upper Manatee River Road Bradenton, FL 34212. Parking for the event will be at Mill Creek Baptist Church 12713 Upper Manatee River Road and the entrance to the event will be located in the back side of the parking lot. Some seating will be available but attendees may also bring their own lawn chairs. 

Pictured: Kidstock will feature entertainment for kids and by kids. Photo courtesy of NewGate Montessori School.

For tickets and information click here.

[Halloween Event]  Crime Stoppers of Manatee County Partners with the Manatee County Fair for This Year’s 19th Annual Halloween Safe Kids Night.

Crime Stoppers of Manatee County is pleased to announce it is again partnering with the Manatee County Fair for this year’s 19th Annual Halloween Safe Kids Night. The event will be held on Halloween, Monday October 31st, 2022 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm in the Mosaic Arena at the Manatee Fairgrounds in Palmetto. Visitors may park along 17th Street West and enter the event through Gate #1 across from Palmetto High School or enter via Gate #9 on 14th Ave West across from Church on the Rock. Parking will be available in the midway area on the south end of the fairgrounds. The event is FREE for the public to attend and as always, there will be plenty of fun and candy for the whole family. Event partners hosting booths and distributing candy will be Law Enforcement & Public Safety Agencies, Civic & Non-Profit Organizations, as well as Churches & Ministries. All Candy will be individually wrapped & sealed and will be distributed by people wearing gloves to ensure safety. There will also be fun and games, as well as public safety equipment & first responder vehicles on display. Please visit www.ManateeCrimeStoppers.com for more details. This well established event consistently attracts over 3000 children & families each year. Since this year’s event will again be in the Mosaic Arena at the Manatee Fairgrounds, a well-known venue with plenty of fresh air and space for social distancing, we anticipate another record crowd. The event not only provides children and families with a safe alternative for “Trick or Treating”, but also information for parents about community organizations and agencies which serve Manatee County families. Rather than going door to door in unsafe neighborhoods which lack sidewalks and streetlights, families can visit the Manatee Fairgrounds and enjoy an enhanced Halloween experience. Crime Stoppers is providing a venue with plenty of security, supervision, games, activities, and candy while also promoting public safety & community services which are available to families. Be sure to have the little ones (11 and under) dress up and participate in the Best Costume Contest!” 

[Arts & Entertainment]  Closing Weekend at The Bay Park’s 10-Day Grand Opening Offers Free and Exciting Programs for All

The 10 Days at The Bay Grand Opening of the park continues with a number of free closing weekend events! The Grand Opening began on Friday, October 14, and continues through Sunday, October 23. Highlights of the closing weekend include: RADD Night Hurricane Relief Fundraiser - Thursday, October 20, 5-9pm;  Boo! At The Bay Halloween - Friday, October 21, 6-10pm; Multicultural Day at The Bay - Saturday, October 22, 12-7pm; Parktoberfest - Sunday, October 23, 12-5pm; Etana & Jah Movement Closing Weekend Concert  - Sunday, October 23, 6-9:30pm. A full schedule of free events will continue through the end of the celebration including: daily yoga, fitness classes, nature walks, live musical performances every evening around sunset, as well as salsa dancing and Zumba. The park, which has been in development since 2019, includes more than 14 acres of revitalized greenspace, a larger-than-life Ibis playground, Common Ground lawns, a Fountain Garden, multiple walkways, an outdoor Reading Room, an ADA-accessible paddle launch, restored and preserved mangroves and shorelines, and spectacular sunset views. 10 Days at The Bay is sponsored by One Park Sarasota, Jody Beresford and Bob Mayer, Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, the City of Sarasota, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, DreamLarge, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Michael and Terri Klauber, AG Lafley, Cathy Layton and Pete Russell, UnidosNow, the Van Wezel Foundation, and generous Friends of The Bay.For more information about 10 Days at The Bay, visit the website at www.10DaysatTheBay.org. For more information about The Bay and The Bay Park Conservancy, visit www.thebaysarasota.org. 

[New Store]  Craft-concept Foxtail Coffee Coming to Downtown Wellen

Wellen Park is expanding its assorted mix of Downtown Wellen restaurants and retailers with its newest addition, Foxtail Coffee Co. The Florida-based coffee shop company was founded with two simple principles in mind: offering the freshest roasted coffee from around the world and having an inviting, comfortable environment for guests. The Downtown Wellen location is franchise-owned by Jesse Davis, a franchise partner for Foxtail Coffee, and this will be his third location. The design for each location differs, but the coffee shops typically feature combinations of exposed beam ceilings, subway tiles, distressed wood and industrial-style fixtures to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. According to Davis, each location’s individual style is inspired by the local community. All coffees are ethically sourced and exclusively selected from small organic local farms in Ethiopia, Mexico, Columbia and Honduras. The company roasts several varieties in their Winter Park warehouse, where they also keg cold brew and supply wholesale coffee to restaurants. Foxtail coffee is also bagged and sold by the pound in their cafes. The Downtown Wellen cafe will span nearly 1,660 square feet and offer indoor and outdoor seating, with decor, murals and artwork echoing the beauty of both the Venice and North Port areas. As a craft cafe and interactive community space, Foxtail will also offer seating at a bar where customers can interact with the baristas and watch their drinks being made – everything from lattes to cappuccinos, macchiatos, cortados and more. For coffee purists, a myriad of brew styles will be offered, such as French press, Aeropress, siphon and pour-over. Cold brew and nitro cold brew will also be available. Foxtail Coffee will also serve beer and wine, sweet treats and morning and afternoon bar bites, as well as live entertainment. Expected to open in early 2023, the coffee shop will be open daily 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To learn more about Foxtail Coffee, visit www.foxtailcoffee.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram. To learn more about living at Wellen Park, call 941-960-7805, go to wellenpark.com or visit the Welcome Center at 12275 Mercado Drive in Venice, Fla. The Welcome Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.




[Arts & Entertainment]  Van Wezel Foundation Announces Adrian Anantawan as Artist-in-Residence

Today, the Van Wezel Foundation announced Adrian Anantawan as its newest artist-in-residence. Anantawan is a world-class violinist and educator, was born without a right hand, and now advocates for people with disabilities to raise awareness about issues of access and equity in arts communities. “The Van Wezel Foundation is pleased to announce Adrian Anantawan for this year’s artist-in-residence program. As a multi-talented musician, educator, and advocate, we’re excited that Adrian will join us to illuminate the power of the arts,” said Cheryl Mendelson, CEO of the Van Wezel Foundation. “Attracting performing artists like Adrian allows the community to engage in a year-long exploration of accessibility in the arts. This is exactly the type of programming that will make the new Sarasota Performing Arts Center a place for ideas, a place for artists and a place for you.” The residency will begin with meetings with community partners and a Strings Master Class on October 25th. Anantawan will return to the area early next year to work with social service organizations, schools, the community, and health organizations to explore accessibility through the arts. The Residency will also include a free public recital at the Bay. 

To learn more click here.

[Arts & Entertainment]  The Headless Horseman Rides Again for The Players Centre

The Players Centre is happy to present their annual The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Sarasota Polo Club (8201 Polo, Club Ln, Sarasota), Oct. 27, 28 at 6pm and 29 at 4pm and 6pm. This family-friendly autumnal tradition has been captivating audiences for six years, and we’re ready for more spooky fun in 2022. This play has become a Halloween favorite in Sarasota. Food trucks will be present and audience members are asked to bring their own blankets and chairs. No seating will be provided. Please be aware of the weather and dress accordingly. 

To learn more click here.

[Sarasota Opera ]  2022 Fall Season Opera

Join Sarasota Opera for its 64th season during 2022-23. 

This fall, audiences will be treated with a Sarasota Opera premiere, Cimarosa’s The Secret Marriage (Il Matrimonio Segreto). The opera tells the tale of a social-climbing father who wants his eldest daughter to marry an aristocrat, and is prepared to buy his way in. This will be the first-ever run of The Secret Marriage in Sarasota Opera’s history.

The fall lineup also features Sarasota Youth Opera’s performances of The Secret World of Og by Canadian composer Dean Burry, last performed at the Sarasota Opera House in 2016.

2023 Winter Opera Festival

The 2023 winter season kicks off on February 18th with an enduring classic and one of Giacomo Puccini’s most popular operas, Madama Butterfly. A Sarasota Opera favorite since its debut at the theatre in 1968!

The winter season also presents Mozart’s comedy, Don Giovanni – the first time the work has been shown at the opera house since 2011. Audiences will be transported to 17th century Spain for a tale of obsession, betrayal, crime and retribution revolving around the infamous lover Don Juan, who leaves a path of broken hearts wherever he goes. The winter lineup also includes Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi and  Thérèse by Massenet, which tells a story of unrequited love during the French Revolution.

 Tickets are on sale now for the 2022-23 season. 

Click here to learn more

[Season Preview]  Head to Toe
Dylan Campbell, dylan@srqme.com

HEAD TO TOE | A collection of New York fashion influencer Marie Colbert.

Bask in the beauty of the New York arts scene in 1970s, 80s, & 90s with this Ringling College Gallery exhibit through this link, on our social media, or in the October edition of SRQ Magazine! 

Read Here!

[SOON]  DANCE: Sarasota Ballet: Program 1 - Premieres , October 21 – October 23

The Sarasota Ballet is excited to announce the Company’s 2022 – 2023 Season. Over seven programs, The Sarasota Ballet will perform 15 works by some of the most celebrated and prestigious choreographers and composers of the ballet world. Program 1 - Premieres. October 21-23, 2022 at the FSU Center for Performing Arts. Featuring: World Premiere - Choreography by Ricardo Graziano, Music to be announced. World Premiere - Choreography by Gemma Bond, Music to be announced. World Premiere - Choreography by Richard House, Music to be announced. For more information visit www.sarasotaballet.org, Ph. 941.359.0099

The Sarasota Ballet , FSU Center for the Performing Arts 5555 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243

[SOON]  THEATER: URBANITE THEATRE: The Burdens , October 21 – November 27, Varied

Siblings Mordy and Jane have a problem. Their dreadful, centenarian grandfather is an emotional and financial tax on the family, and he just won’t die. Scheming almost entirely via sarcastic and misspelled text messages, the siblings hatch an outrageous plan to relieve their family of their grandfather’s burden. Zany, twisted and inventive, this dark comedy reminds us it’s much easier to write what we could never say face to face. LOCATION 1487 2nd Street Sarasota FL, 34236 CONTACT (941) 321-1397 info@urbanitetheatre.com www.urbanitetheatre.com

Urbanite Theatre , 1487 2nd Street Sarasota FL, 34236

[SOON]  DANCE: HOT Salsa Party with Los Hacheros , October 22, 7:30pm & 8:00pm

Brooklyn’s Los Hacheros light up a full Gulf Coast evening of dance and celebration in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Their sound is irresistible and authentic with plenty of fiery, Puerto Rican Bomba. A band of only 7 musicians, Los Hacheros can sound like a conjunto of 12. Admission includes an introductory Salsa dance lesson with Kery and Dario of DK Dance and pre and post show dance music with Miami’s DJ Le Spam. Food and beverages available for purchase. General admission $35 VIP admission $100 Tickets are limited. Oct 22 7:30pm and Oct 22 8:00pm. For more info Ph. 941-359-5700,  Located in the Museum of Art Courtyard, www.ringling.org

The Ringling , 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243

[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]  THEATER: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: Guys and Dolls , October 5 – November 20, Varied

A Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Guys and Dolls tells the story of New York City gambler Nathan Detroit, who dreams of setting up a big dice game while avoiding the authorities—and marriage to his longtime fiancée. Meanwhile, fellow gambler Sky Masterson ends up wooing a strait-laced missionary in a scheme to fund the game. WBTT will add its own special twist to this crowd-pleasing show! Performances run October 5th-November 20th, 2022. For more information visit westcoastblacktheatre.org, Ph. 941-366-1505, Box Office questions email boxoffice@westcoastblacktheatre.org

The Donelly Theatre , 1012 N. Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Sarasota Opera: The Secret Marriage , October 28 – November 12, Varied

The Secret Marriage (Il matrimonio segreto) An opera in two acts. Sung in Italian with translations in English. Music by Domenico Cimarosa and Libretto by Givovanni Bertati. Tells the story of a social-climbing father who wants his eldest daughter to marry an aristocrat and is prepared to buy his way in. When the would-be suitor arrives, his eye falls on the younger daughter instead. But she has secretly married her father’s clerk. Although not often performed, this delightful comic opera was such a hit at its premiere, that the audience insisted on an encore, of the entire opera! (61 N. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 Ph. 941-328-1300 Email boxoffice@sarasotaopera.org) October 28th-November 12th

Sarasota Opera

[SOON]  FILM: Sarasota Film Society: The Rocky Horror Picture Show , October 28, 10:00pm

Lakewood Ranch Cinemas will be screening "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on October 28th. The Evening kicks off at 10:00pm with A Costume Contest with the Winner receiving a $50 Gift Card to Sarasota Film Society.  Come Dressed in your Ghoulish Best. The Screening of the film starts at 10:30pm.  Enjoy the film with BOGO Beer & Wine Specials. Tickets for this event are $30 each which inclues Ticket to the Film, Popcorn, Soft Drink & Choice of Candy. Tickets must be purchased in advanced online.  Last Day for sales will be October 25th at 5pm. For more info Ph. (941) 955-3456, filmsociety.org.

Lakewood Ranch Cinemas , 10715 Rodeo Drive #8 Sarasota, FL 34202

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Farmers' Market at Lakewood Ranch , January 2 – December 25, 10am-2pm

The Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch is home to more than 90 curated vendors of the region’s best food and flavors, located at Waterside Place in Lakewood Ranch. It takes place every Sunday from 10am to 2pm at Waterside Place. It’s your weekend destination for organic produce, meat, poultry, seafood, bread, pasta, juices and prepared foods. Stay up to date on vendors and events by visiting TheMarketLWR.com.

[SOON]  DANCE: HOT Salsa Party with Los Hacheros on Oct 22 , October 22, 7:30 pm

Brooklyn’s Los Hacheros light up a full Gulf Coast evening of dance and celebration in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Their sound is irresistible and authentic with plenty of fiery, Puerto Rican Bomba. A band of only 7 musicians, Los Hacheros can sound like a conjunto of 12. Eddie Venegas (Marc Anthony, Orquesta Broadway), who plays violin and sings chorus, improvises mambos on the trombone, Itai Kriss (Edmar Castaneda, Grupo Latin Vibe) sings, plays flute, campana, and guiro, while Jeremy Bosch is in charge of lead vocals. William Ash (Alfredo de la Fe, Brenda K Starr) holds down the tumbaos on baby bass while Jacob Plasse (Orquesta Akokan) plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument originating from the Oriente Province in Cuba.Admission includes an introductory Salsa dance lesson with Tampa’s own Juan “Tato” Paredes of Tato Salsa and pre and post show dance music with Miami’s DJ Le Spam. ¡Vaya! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. General admission and VIP tickets are available! Click here for tickets: https://www.ringling.org/events/hot-salsa-party-los-hacheros?utm_source=The+Ringling&utm_campaign=2138ac66fc-salsaparty2video&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b3f9ca8eca-2138ac66fc-69409725

[SOON]  HEALTH: KW Suncoast Hokus Poke-Us Blood Drive & Halloween Fun , October 24, 11AM - 5PM

Join us for a day of frightful fun hosted by KW Suncoast! We need 18 ghouls ready to gush for a good cause! Oneblood will be here at 11AM to drain our veins! Supplies are low and we desperately want your blood. Donors will receive a $20 eGift Card, a Halloween t-shirt, and a wellness checkup! Sign Up Here to Donate Blood: https://donorportal.oneblood.org/donate-now/donation-centers-list-select-time?driveID=1203607. From 3-5PM will be an especially spirited time with to die for BOO-ze sponsored by The Andrews Insurance Agency and "dead finger" foods courtesy of Len's Roofing and Supreme Lending! Seize the day and kill the costume contest! The event is free and open to the public at the KW Suncoast office 4152 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, Bradenton, FL, 34211. Questions? Call or text 941-799-1275.

[SOON]  HEALTH: KW Suncoast Wellness Day and FREE flu shots , October 25, 12:30-3pm

Join the KW Suncoast office for Wellness Day from 12:30-3PM! We will be having some wellness specialists come in from yoga, chiropractic, reflexology, acupuncture, Arbonne, and Optavia! Walgreens will be here to administer flu shots. Bring your friends and family--we want to protect as many people as possible! The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration for flu shots is required. The event will be held at the KW Suncoast office 4152 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211. Questions? Call or text 941-799-1275. Register for flu shots here https://wagsoutreach.com/schedulerLanding.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: The Siesta Key Crystal Classic , November 11 – November 14

The free Siesta Key Breeze Trolley runs daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm to and from Siesta Key Village and Turtle Beach. A mobile app is available to track the trolley in real time. New transportation on and off Siesta Key is now available via Sarasota County’s OnDemand Service. Customers can request a ride via a mobile app, which is available in app stores for iPhone and Android devices, online at scgov.net/OnDemand, or by calling 941-300-1553. OnDemand uses accessible minivans and operates similarly to today’s popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lift. The OnDemand vehicle will pick up customers and take them to their destinations within the same zone.

Siesta Key Beach

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