Editor’s note: In-person events are subject to change. Please check before venturing out.
Manatee Performing Arts Center: Pippin
This Stephen Schwartz musical about the great emperor Charlemagne’s restless young son kicks off this week at MPAC, in the circus-inspired, updated version that won Tony Awards back in 2013. There’s “Magic to Do” for the cast, and hopefully magic moments for the audience. Get your tickets by calling (941) 748-5875 or go to manateeperformingartscenter.com.
Aug. 12 and 14
Plenty of jazz on tap at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Kumquat Court, led off by the Duane Eubanks Jazz Quintet, at 8 p.m. Thursday. That’s followed by a performance by the Aaron Johnson Jazz Quartet, 8 p.m. Saturday. Find out more and buy in at wslr.org/events/ or call (941) 954-8636 for more info.
Summer Circus Spectacular
Through Aug. 14
Last chance this weekend to enjoy the family-friendly circus presented by Circus Arts Conservatory in the Historic Asolo Theater on the Ringling grounds. Comedy, juggling, acrobatics and more fill the show; for tickets call (941) 360-7399 or visit ringling.org.
My Lord, What a Night
Through Aug. 15
It’s also the last chance to see this Florida Studio Theatre production, based on a true story that revolves around a meeting between scientist Albert Einstein and singer Marian Anderson in the 1930s. Onstage in the Keating Theatre; call (941) 366-9000 or visit floridastudiotheatre.org. And read our review of the show here.
Exhibitions at The Ringling
Through Aug. 15