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What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Swing into a new music revue at Florida Studio Theatre, new exhibits open at Art Center Sarasota, and more.

By Kay Kipling September 2, 2021

Kimberly Hawkey stars with the Swingaroos band in a new show at Florida Studio Theatre. 

Editor’s note: In-person events are subject to change. Please check before venturing out.

Jukebox Saturday Night

Beginning Sept. 7

Are you ready to swing? Tune in to an all-new show from popular swing-era band The Swingaroos, featuring hits like “Get Your Kicks on Route 66,” “Heart and Soul” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” Onstage at Florida Studio Theatre’s Bowne’s Lab; call (941) 366-9000 or go to for tickets.

Art Center Sarasota New Exhibitions

Sept. 2-Oct. 2

Three exhibits will fill the art center on North Tamiami Trail for the next several weeks. Probable Realities features vividly colored marine-inspired vignettes on paper by Art Venit; She Persisted celebrates the Petticoat Painters’ annual exhibition with works by this historic group of women artist; and A Fine Line is a group exhibition of drawings by figurative artists. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Call (941) 365-2032 or visit

Jose Ramirez Band

Sept. 3

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe welcomes Latin-American blues artist Ramirez and his ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday. You can expect soul and R&B influences to predominate as Ramirez, a 2021 Blues Music Awards nominee for Best Emerging Artist Album, makes his last appearance in the United States before launching a European tour. For ticket info, call (941) 366-1505 or go to

EcoPerformance Week

Sept. 6-12

The field of eco-performance looks at climate change, culture and the ecology through an arts lens, and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has multiple related events scheduled through the week. Among them: a virtual performance of the play Ludic Proxy: Fukushima and a virtual panel discussion on performance and environmental justice. Learn more at

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