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SRQ DAILY Nov 4, 2022

Friday Weekend Edition

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"The Downtown Improvement Districts vision was to create something really spectacular, that highlighted what downtown Sarasota has to offer."

- Joseph Grano, Founder and Event Organizer, Next-Mark Digital Marketing.

[Arts & Entertainment]  Soul on State Street
Dylan Campbell, dylan@srqme.com

Head on down to State Street this Friday for the free event of the fall. “Soul on State” is the latest iteration of the Fresh Friday event series, brought together by the Downtown Improvement District of Sarasota and Next-Mark Digital Marketing. This Friday’s free block party, which takes place on State Street between Lemon Avenue and the State Street parking garage and runs from 7p.m.-10p.m., will feature live music from the soul/funk band K-Luv and the United Funk Federation as well as streetside food and beverages.

“The big thing with these Fresh Fridays, is that it's a chance for us to create a sense of place in the downtown area. Our goal was to pick a venue that has convenient parking and could be an entertainment venue as well. People love to come out – we’ve been getting over 1,000 at each event across all ages, from people with babies in their arms to 90 year olds,” says Joseph Grano, Next-Mark founder and event organizer. “It’s our contribution to the city – we just felt that it’s important to have a place for people to come together with no charge. Doesn’t really matter what your socioeconomic status is, it’s there, it’s for you to come out and enjoy yourself. The Downtown Improvement District's vision of this was to create something really spectacular, that highlighted what downtown Sarasota has to offer.”

“Soul on State” celebrates the one year anniversary of the Fresh Friday event series, which launched a year ago in November of 2021. The free event series initially came out of the Downtown Improvement District’s response to the pandemic – the organization wanted to create a safe, free, outdoor space that all could enjoy in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdowns. “Now, It’s grown into a lot more than that – it’s about having a place where people can meet up and participate and do this all for free,” says Grano. “This event will focus on the rhythm and blues. There will be live music, dancing , jenga and cornhole games, along with five different restaurants participating in food and drinks – Brick’s Smoked Meats, State Street Eating House + Cocktails, Art Ovation Hotel, and Tsunami.”

Soul on State will take place Friday, November 4th, 7-10p.m., State St between Lemon Ave and the State St Parking Garage. 

To learn more click here.

[Arts and Entertainment ]  Playwright Bernardo Cubría Collaborates with Florida Studio Theatre (FST) On New Project Centering Latinx Voters
Ariana Kolesar, ariana@srqme.com

On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, California-based playwright Bernardo Cubría was in residence at Florida Studio Theatre (FST) conducting interviews with individuals from Sarasota’s Hispanic and Latinx communities as part of an ongoing collaboration between FST, Milagro Theatre in Portland, OR, and Cubría himself. The interviews are intended to give Cubría more perspective on the voting experiences of fellow Hispanic and Latinx people since their unique points of view are a central topic of his new play. This collaborative project is being funded by the National New Play Network (NNPN) who awarded FST $10,000 to support the theater and Cubría’s interview process. Additionally, Lydia Baxter, FST’s Public Relations Manager, stated the Theatre will work with a representative from UnidosNow, a local organization dedicated to elevating the quality of life of the growing Hispanic/Latino community in Manatee and Sarasota, in order to amplify Hispanic and Latinx voices locally. In fact, FST’s own Hispanic and Latinx staff members were invited to participate in the interview process.

With amplification in mind, Cubría affirmed FST’s intention, saying “…FST has set me up with so many interviews with wonderful community members this week. I texted my wife last night, ‘God, I love Latino people’ because I've gotten to spend so much time with them this week.” With the word “Latino” in mind, Cubría hopes to educate his audience on the false monolithic phrase “Latino Vote” which was first popularized during the 2016 election. Cubría further explained “The idea that every single person from Tijuana to Buenos Aires should agree on every single human issue is a deeply misguided notion” which breaks down the perception of Latin America as a monolith and allows for a more dynamic view of the Hispanic and Latinx voting experience in the U.S.

As with any political phrase, discourse is necessary to understanding its nuance which is why interviewing and engaging with local Hispanic and Latinx community members is a necessary step in Cubría unpacking the “Latino Vote.”

He added that one of the best ways to support Hispanic and Latinx communities in general, but specifically those involved in the arts, is through funding. “Florida Studio Theatre clearly has given money to a Mexican writer to write a play for this community, and I made it very clear and was so excited by how genuinely and aggressively Florida Studio Theatre wants to reach their Latino audience.” Big picture, this project will impact the Sarasota Hispanic and Latinx community on a greater scale than by the interviews alone, it is giving a voice to a largely underrepresented demographic in theater and creating a safe space for audience members of that same demographic to see themselves on stage.

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, 941-366-9000. 

Pictured: Playwright Bernardo Cubria in residence at Florida Studio Theatre. Photo by Wes Roberts

To learn more click here.

[SRQ Book Club]  New Fiction Review of Stella Maris by Cormac McCarthy
Bookseller Roxanne Baker, BookStoreOne Sarasota

Confession: I had never read Cormac McCarthy before. Sure, I saw the film Old Country for Old Men (with my eyes squinted shut for the scary scenes) and I heard about how depressing The Road (his Pulitzer Prize winning novel was), but Stella Maris, his most recent novel, is the one for which I finally screwed up my courage.

And guess what? No violence. I won’t spoil any other specifics for you, but this book is obviously by ‘the Grandpa who’s finally mellowed out’ and that’s said with zero ageism and 100% respect and revelry.

Here’s the plot’s skeleton: a young female mathematician checks herself into a Wisconsin psychiatric hospital. Stella Maris details weeks of her conversation with an older male psychiatrist. Counseling plots are my jam (Listen to the Marriage being another of my staff picks and most of the reason I bought into the Sopranos with the great Lorraine Branco as Tony’s shrink). So, it’s not for readers hell bent on action, but rather those who enjoy the slow burn of questions: is she or isn’t she mentally scrambled in combination with why did the therapist say that?

This novel is heavily laden with math theories and a unique way of looking at whose judgment mental illness belongs to, as well as where the origin of mental illness began.

Stella Maris, ISBN#: 9780307269003 is available for pre-sale now at www.sarasotabooks.com and in store on December 6th at BookStore1 117 S. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236. 

[Arts & Entertainment]  Define Art Gallery and Studio Announces Art Launch + Abstract Exhibition

Sarasota-based Define Art Gallery and Studio is thrilled to welcome art enthusiasts and collectors to its launch on Friday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m. at 2170 Main Street, Suite 101. Guests are invited to experience an evening of live music, handcrafted cocktails, light bites and original fine art by Sarasota Artists. The art launch and /Ab’ Strakt/ Exhibition of work by Artist Deena King and invited artists Adrienne Watts and Joyce Berger depict the encompassing present experience and culture of Sarasota through conceptual visualization. “Abstract is defined as 'something’ existing in thought or as an idea, but not having a physical or concrete existence,” said Define Art Gallery owner Deena King. “As an abstract artist, my goal is to create the idea into existence with a non-figurative image.”  The two-hour event features artwork taking on all aspects of content and melding them together into a collection of thoughts that speak to the audience. Each piece is bold and edgy. “The most rewarding aspect to creating abstract art is when another person connects with my artwork,” King added. “When they can be emotionally pulled into the concept and image. When they share a personal story, idea or experience that was felt when viewing my artwork. That is the greatest feeling of accomplishment.” 

Pictured: Define Art Gallery owner and professional abstract artist Deena King.

To learn more click here.

[Arts & Entertainment]  Performances at the Point Series Kicks off With Choral Artists of Sarasota

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will open its 2022-23 “Performances at the Point” outdoor evening concert series with Choral Artists of Sarasota on Wednesday, November 9, at the Historic Spanish Point campus in Osprey. Choral Artists will present a one-hour program of songs from “Say a Little Prayer,” the vocal ensemble’s recent season-opening concert, which features meditative music from faith traditions around the world. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m., with the performance starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for Selby Gardens members and $35 for non-members, and may be purchased online at selby.org. Advance ticket purchase is required. Dr. Joseph Holt, artistic director of Choral Artists of Sarasota, will conduct the performance, and Susan Versage will accompany on piano. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and guests will have time to enjoy the area around the historic White Cottage, Sunken Garden, and Pergola overlooking Little Sarasota Bay prior to the performance. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Michael’s on East Food Truck that operates at the Historic Spanish Point campus. To learn more, visit selby.org and go to the “Special Events” page. 

Pictured: Choral Artists of Sarasota will perform at Selby Gardens’ Historic Spanish Point campus on November 9. Photo courtesy of Selby Gardens.

[Arts & Entertainment]  Rhapsody for Golda Graces The Players Centre’s Stage

The Players Centre is proud to team up with Sarasota Jewish Theatre and the SaraSolo Festival to present Rhapsody for Golda, Nov. 9 – 13, 2022 at Studio 1130 at The Crossings at Siesta Key mall (3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239.) Blake Walton directs this new musical with book, lyrics and music by Sharon Ohrenstein and music by David Ohrenstein, and choreography by Vanessa Russo. Sharon also stars as Golda Meir. This original one-woman musical tells the story of the rise of one of the greatest stateswomen of the 20th Century, Golda Meir. Meir was an Israeli politician, and teacher, who served as the fourth prime minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974. She was the first woman to become head of government in Israel.Previews take place Nov. 9 at 7:30pm, Nov. 10-12 at 7:30pm and Nov. 13 at 2pm at Studio 1130 – The Crossings at Siesta Key, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Please park and enter the mall at Connor’s Steak and Seafood. Ticket prices: Preview night- $20, all other dates- $25. 

[Baseball]  Atlanta Braves Announce 2023 Spring Training Times for CoolToday Park, Single Game Tickets On-Sale Saturday, November 12

CoolToday Park, the Spring Training home of the Atlanta Braves has set the first pitch times for their 2023 Spring Training games while also announcing that single game tickets will go on sale Saturday, November 12. The Braves are scheduled to begin the 2023 Grapefruit League season on Saturday, February 25, at CoolToday Park against the Boston Red Sox. The team’s 30 game schedule will be played against 11 different teams – Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays, New York Mets, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, and Philadelphia Phillies – as well as a World Baseball Classic game played at CoolToday Park on March 8. All games will be played at 1:05 p.m., except for March 7 vs. the Boston Red Sox, and March 18 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies, which are scheduled for 6:05 p.m. starts. Season and group tickets, as well as hospitality spaces are on sale now, with individual game tickets going on sale on Saturday, November 12, at 8 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the CoolToday Park Box Office or by visiting www.cooltodaypark.com/tickets. For more information, please contact the CoolToday Park Box Office at 941-413-5004 or visit cooltodaypark.com. 

[Hurricane Relief]  SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Sarasota County to Assist Floridians Recovering from Hurricane Ian

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Wednesday it will open a Business Recovery Center in Venice on Friday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., to assist Floridians with their SBA disaster loan applications. The SBA Business Recovery Center will be located at theVenice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South – Room E, and its regular operating hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday. “Our Business Recovery Centers are one of the most powerful resources at SBA’s disposal to support business owners in the midst of a disaster,” said Francisco Sanchez, Jr., Associate Administrator, Office of Disaster Assistance. “Business owners can meet in-person with our specialists to apply for SBA disaster loans and get information on the full breadth of our programs designed to help them navigate their recovery.” 

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[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: The Secret World of Og , November 5 – November 6, 11/05 at 5:00PM, 11/06 at 12:00PM

Sarasota Youth Opera will perform the operatic adaptation of the well-known children’s book by Canadian icon Pierre Berton.  Discover the classic story of a group of siblings who venture into the dark subterranean world of the Ogs to rescue their baby brother and cat.  This story has been a favorite with Canadian children since its publication in the 1960s. For tickets visit sarasotaopera.org or call +1 941 328 1300 61 N Pineapple Ave Sarasota, FL 34236. For tickets visit www.sarasotaopera.org/tickets-events or call +1 941 328 1300 61 N Pineapple Ave.Sarasota.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Manatee Performing Arts Center: Night of R&B and Jazz with Nu Jazz , November 5, 7:30pm

NuJazz is a contemporary jazz band from the Sarasota/Bradenton area. They play hits from many artists in the genre such as The Rippingtons, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Spyro Gyra, Boney James and many more. NuJazz is led by Dr. Melvin Price, a local Foot & Ankle Surgeon with MCR Health. Along with accomplished musicians Eric Enfield, Ron Ross, Corey Ross, Gregg Jordan, Keith Allenand Veola Drain. NuJazz brings your favorite R&B tunes to a new level with a jazz twist. For more information visit www.manateeperformingartscenter.com, Ticket Office 941-748-5875

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

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Friendsgiving - Dessert and Wine Auction , November 5, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Save the date for Friendsgiving, a Dessert and Wine Auction to benefit local shelter animals on November 5th from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Elks Lodge #1511, 2511 75th St. West Bradenton. Delectable desserts made by professional bakeries and gift baskets will be available by live and silent auction. There will be a wine raffle, lite bites and a cash bar. Free to attend. Proceeds benefit: Grace and Friends Medical Fund, Heal My Heart treating heartworm positive dogs, Slumber Fund for dog beds, Traveling Paws transporting dogs to northern forever homes, Enrichment and Food for Ferals. 

Elks Lodge

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Sarasota Medieval Fair , November 5 – November 27, 10am-5:30pm

SARASOTA MEDIEVAL FAIR Every Saturday and Sunday running November 5th-27th, 2022 at Woods of Mallaranny (29847 FL-70 E.Myakka City, FL 34251). Welcome one and all to four weekends of exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun at the 18th Annual Sarasota Medieval Fair! Live the majesty and madness of knights, jesters, minstrels, acrobatics, wenches, and sword swingers! Watch jousts and human combat chess tournaments! Listen to musical displays of powerful bagpipes and the heart pounding drums. Feast on turkey legs and hearty ales. A full day of entertainment. You will not miss your favorite show as you stroll through the village as the shows repeat several times a day to adjust to your schedule. Get into the fun by wearing your favorite medieval or renaissance garb to feel part of the clan! For tickets visit www.sarasotamedievalfair.com Phone 1-888-303-FAIR (3247)

Woods of Mallaranny, 29847 FL-70 E. Myakka City, FL 34251

[SOON]  SPORTS: Bradentucky Bombers vs. Swan City Roller Derby , November 5, 5pm

The Bradentucky Bombers are excited to announce our next home game on Saturday, November 5th against Swan City Roller Derby, a team out of Lakeland, Florida. Saturday, November 5th at Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex (5309 29th St E., Ellenton, Florida 34222) at 5:00 p.m, doors open at 4:30pm. Tickets are available! Presale—$10 online; Adults at the door—$15; Kids 6-12––$10 at the door; Kids 5 and under FREE! For more information visit www.bradentuckybombers.com or our Eventbrite to purchase tickets (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bradentucky-bombers-vs-swan-city-roller-derby-tickets-435757411147).  Plenty of bleacher seating is available, but for close-up action and trackside seating, bring a chair. Make sure to shake the Florida sand out of your beach chairs before coming in, friends!

Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex , 5309 29th Street East Ellenton, FL 34222

[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarasota Orchestra - November Concert , November 4 – November 6, Varied

Sarasota Orchestra Presents Acclaimed Guest Artists in November Concerts. Masterworks 1: Symphonie Fantastique runs November 4th-6th at the Van Wezel. Sarasota Orchestra’s first Masterworks program of the 2022-2023 season features works written by three composers at the beginning of their careers. Prizewinning composer Quinn Mason describes A Joyous Trilogy, written in 2019, as “the very embodiment of happiness and cheerfulness.” Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang shines in Grieg’s Piano Concerto, completed when the composer was just 24. The program concludes with Berlioz’s evocative Symphonie fantastique. Tickets from $37, available at www.SarasotaOrchestra.org or (941) 953-3434

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: WSLR's 13th Annual Very Merry Jerry Day , November 6, 4pm-9pm

Break out the tie-dye and hula hoops for WSLR's annual celebration of Jerry Garcia on Sunday, November 6th from 4-9pm. Playing guitar and singing for his band, The Grateful Dead, as well as several others, Garcia took his hippie movement from the 60's into the 90's, inspiring the following of millions of long-haired, tie-dye t-shirted, carefree "Deadheads."  The newly renovated patio will be hopping as The Joint Chiefs and Dead Uncle’s Ship take the stage. This is a family-friendly event, with kids’ activities and local vendors tabling. Attendees can bring t-shirts, socks, etc. for tie-dying, but no coolers please. Come out and help us re-create the mood and celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead.  Tickets are $12 for WSLR members and $15 for the general public; half-price for students and free for children under 12.  Tickets are available at www.wslr.org.  For more information call WSLR at 941-894-6469.  

[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarasota Art Museum: Jazz Thursdays , January 13 – January 12, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Jazz Thursdays at Sarasota Art Museum will runs through January 12, 2023 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. FREE for Members, $20 for Not-Yet Members. Sarasota Art Museum invites you to be our guest at our first Jazz Thursday at SAM, featuring Hot Club of SRQ. Sarasota Art Museum is partnering with the Jazz Club of Sarasota for Jazz Thursdays. Join us for our special late-night performances on the Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza. Jazz Thursdays will occur on the second Thursday of each month until January 12, 2023. Galleries + Bistro + Shop will be open.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime: Limelight Market , April 23 – December 17, 10am-3pm

Every 3rd Saturday from 10-3 The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime opens their outdoor space for guest vendors, dog rescues, and live music. Check out the 40 local creators and curators inside The Bazaar every Thursday - Saturday. Enjoy a delicious lunch and support local. Free, until you buy something amazing! 

[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]  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]  GALLERY: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - The Orchid Show 2022 , October 15 – December 4, 10am-5pm

EXHIBITION: The Orchid Show 2022, October 15 – December 4, 10 AM – 5 PM Marie Selby Botanical Gardens showcases the beauty and diversity of orchids in “The Orchid Show 2022: Capturing the Perfect Shot.” This immersive, photography-themed exhibition features innovative horticultural vignettes with hundreds of orchids in flower in the Tropical Conservatory and large-format photos of rare orchids from the Gardens’ own collection in the Museum of Botany & the Arts. On view through December 4 at Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus. For more information, visit selby.org. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus1534 Mound Street, Sarasota, FL 34236 Historic Spanish Point campus401 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229 TEL 941.210.0874

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens , 1534 Mound Street, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  : The Ringling - A Decade of Collecting , October 22 – January 22, Varied

A Decade of Collecting brings together a survey of artworks acquired for the permanent collection over the past eleven years. As the State Art Museum of Florida and a division of Florida State University, The Ringling’s collections are constantly expanding to provide our state and local community with access to current contemporary works in all media and thoughtful additions to our historic collections. Though the core of the collection has always been the works acquired by John and Mable Ringling, the museum’s holdings have been expanding ever since the State of Florida took full possession of the bequest in 1946. In the early years, these additions were mainly in pre-1800 European art and circus-related material, but over the second half of the 20th century, directors and curators also began acquiring works by modern and contemporary artists. A Decade of Collecting presents a unique snapshot of how The Ringling’s collection continues to evolve, allowing us to tell new stories of the past, present, and future. Visit ringling.org to plan your visit.

Museum of Art Searing Galleries

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Return of the SARTQ Sarasota Artist Collective Print Party , November 5, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SARTQ Sarasota Artist Collective announces the return of their legendary print party, scheduled for Saturday, November 5 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Art Central, 1330 Central Avenue in Sarasota.

The print party offers guests the opportunity to select from 7 different designs created specifically for this event by local artists. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own clothing items such as t-shirts, tote bags, towels, etc., any item that can lie flat under a screen and accept ink. Choose your favorite design to have printed for just $10 or pick three designs to print for $20. Blank adult t-shirts will also be available for purchase. Cash preferred, however Vemno will be accepted.

[SOON]  HEALTH: Vets, Pets & Jets 5K & Fun Run/Walk , November 12

2022 Vets, Pets & Jets 5K and Fun Run at SRQ presented by KW Suncoast, Humane Society of Sarasota County and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. This one-time-only event is sure to add some spring to your step. Go inside the gates of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) for a competitive 5K and a 1-mile fun run/walk like no other. The course will be safely nestled along an active taxiway on the north airfield of SRQ. We’ll also have food, music, vendors, activities, and prizes, so bring the entire family—even the four-legged members. And since it coincides with Veterans Day weekend, we’ll be doing a special salute to our military service members. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Sarasota County. All participants and attendees must register by 11:59pm on November 9. No day-of registrations allowed, even for spectators, per airport policy.

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, 1120 Clyde Jones Road Sarasota, FL 34243

[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]  MUSIC: Hermitage at Booker: Reggie Harris and the Power of Music , November 4, 5:30pm

Hermitage at Booker: Reggie Harris and the Power of Music, Friday, November 4 at 5:30 pm: Returning Hermitage Fellow Reggie Harris believes that music has the power to unite, the power to uplift, and the power to heal. An international leader in the folk and acoustic music scene for more than 40 years, Harris brings all his skill and charm to Booker High School and invites the community along for the joyful ride. Join this incredible musician and storyteller to rediscover the essential power of music to move us all. Presented outdoors and socially distanced in the Booker High School courtyard in partnership with Booker High School VPA. Registration is required at HermitageArtistRetreat.org ($5/person registration fee). Booker High School Courtyard, 3201 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34234.

Booker High School Courtyard, 3201 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34234

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