Weekend Planner

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Kristen Chenoweth at the Van Wezel, free outdoor movie night at Nathan Benderson Park and more.

By Ilene Denton January 30, 2020

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth

Jan. 30

The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer—she originated the role of Glinda in Broadway’s blockbuster Wicked—returns to the Van Wezel on the heels of her new album “For the Girls.” 

Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks with Sarah Chang

Jan. 30-Feb. 2

We don’t toss around the accolade “superstar” lightly, but it definitely applies to violinist Sarah Chang, who makes her Sarasota Orchestra debut this weekend with a performance of Dvořák’s romantic Violin Concerto. Four performances, Thursday at Neel PAC in Bradenton and Friday-Sunday at the Van Wezel in Sarasota.  

Sarasota Ballet: Redefined Movement

Jan. 31-Feb. 3

Three very different works—Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Rendezvous, the company premiere of Paul Taylor’s Brandenburgs, and Dominic Walsh’s I Napoletani—are on the program when the ballet troupe returns to the FSU Center, with an extra Sunday performance added due to popular demand.

"Dance Makers"

Jan. 30-Feb. 2

New pieces by nationally recognized choreographers make up Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s next round of four performances in the intimate Cook Theatre at the FSU Center. 

Movie Night at Nathan Benderson Park

Jan. 31

Disney’s live-action Aladdin, starring Will Smith, is on the big, big screen when Nathan Benderson Park kicks off its 2020 outdoor film series on Regatta Island. The free fun starts at 6 p.m.

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