In Dialogue with Nature: Glass in the Gardens
Aug. 8-Sept. 20
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the Duncan McClellan Gallery in St. Petersburg present the third annual summer glass show at Selby’s downtown Sarasota campus. This exhibit features nature-inspired glass work created by McClellan and his studio artists, in the Tropical Conservatory, the Museum of Botany & the Arts and throughout the gardens. Works are for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Selby. Learn more at selby.org.
SaRtQ Collaboration Reception
Artists from SaRtQ present an exhibition (online and in person following CDC guidelines) with the SPAACES Foundation, 2087 Princeton St., starting with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m.; the show then continues on view Aug. 13-15. Local actor Marcus Cruz will also perform an interactive art experience on Aug. 7. More info at [email protected].
That’s Entertainment: The Players 90th Birthday Celebration
This slightly delayed—and now online—celebration of 90 years of shows presented by The Players Centre features video clips of favorite performers and numbers from the past, starting at 6:30 p.m.; it will also honor several people who have been integral to the community theater over the years. Admission is $19.29 (a nod to the year the company was founded), and you can sign up at theplayers.org.
The Exchange Charity Trunk Show
Aug. 7 and 8
After being closed for two months earlier this year due to COVID-19, consignment shop The Exchange presents a trunk show featuring Swarovski crystal gifts and accessories, including signed and numbered pieces, from the collection of artist Isabella Adams, sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Sterling silver jewelry for sale, too; check out facebook.com/sarasotawex.
Sonia Pressman Fuentes, a co-founder of the National Organization for Women and a lawyer, public speaker and feminist activist, speaks with Florida Studio Theatre artistic staff at 4 p.m. virtually over Zoom, part of this month’s wrap-up of the long-running The Suffragist Project marking 100 years since women won the right to vote. Free, but make a reservation at floridastudiotheatre.org or by calling (941) 366-9000.