USF Sarasota-Manatee’s annual HospitaBull Evening is Dec. 3 at Michael’s On East. Feast on fabulous food prepared and served by students enrolled in USF’s College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership. For information contact Amanda Kulaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event website.
November 12 - December 29
Asolo Repertory Theatre launches its 2013-2014 season with the unforgettable songs and dazzling choreography of the beloved American classic musical, Show Boat. For information, visit asolorep.org.
Bradenton Blues Festival
Join us at the second annual Bradenton Blues Festival featuring blues performances by national blues stars, tasty food and outdoor fun festivities. For information and tickets, visit bradentonbluesfestival.org.
Hot Dogs and Cool Cats
Get ready to "Laugh Your Paws Off" at the annual Hot Dogs and Cool Cats event at the Sarasota Yacht Club. Join comedian Elayne Boosler and local stars Les McCurdy and Ken Sons for laughs, libations and a live auction. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Sarasota County. For information contact Christen Cleary at (914) 955-4131, ext. 121, or visit hssc.org.
Designing Women Boutique Annual Gala
Mingle with the fashionable crowd at Designing Women Boutique’s Gatsby-inspired gala at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and Treviso Restaurant of the Ringling Museum. This elegant evening includes a highly anticipated style show and auction. For more information, visit designingwomenboutique.org.
2014 Unity Awards Luncheon
Purchase your ticket to attend Biz(941) and LaGuia magazine's fourth annual Unity Awards luncheon Thursday, Jan. 30 at Michael's On East. Join us as we honor people and businesses in our community who value inclusion in all its forms—racial and ethnic, sexual orientation and disability—and are making our workplaces and communities more accepting and productive. Visit the event website or call (941) 487-1140 for tickets.
Introducing the Arts & Cultural Alliance “Arts Leadership” Program
The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, in conjunction with Sarasota Magazine, has developed the “Arts Leadership” program to ensure that the next generation of business professionals has an appreciation and understanding of the arts and its importance in our community. Running through May 2013, several Sarasota businesses and firms have selected one of their employees to attend a series of educational programs, attend an arts performance and interact with patrons and members of the organization’s boards of directors. The 2013 participating arts organizations are: Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Ballet and the Asolo Repertory Theatre. The 2013 businesses sending “students” are: Adams & Reese, BB&T, Caldwell Trust, Canandaigua Trust, JPMorgan Chase, Gulfshore Media, Icard Merrill, Northern Trust, PNC, Purmont & Martin, US Trust.