Brian Owen and DeAnna Wright in The Turn of the Screw.

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The Turn of the Screw

Aug. 9-26

Ghostly goings-on in an old English manor house are the subject of Henry Miller’s classic story, presented as a modern adaptation by Dog Days Theatre to chill our hot, hot summer. Through Aug. 26 in the FSU Center’s intimate Cook Theatre. 

Brian Blade will perform as part of The Ringling's VOLUMES.

The Ringling presents VOLUMES

Aug. 12-Sept. 9

Drumroll, please: Artist Ezra Masch unites light and sound—and a drum set wired with microphones—to create an immersive piece of performance art in the Ringling Museum’s Monda Gallery. More than 50 area drummers have volunteered to play the drum set daily during the exhibition’s run, and four renowned drummers will give mini-performances Aug. 16, 23 and 30, and also Sept. 6.  It’s all part of the museum’s intriguing Art of our Time initiative. 

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Woodstock Revival at the Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market

Aug. 11

A best-dressed hippie couple contest, free peace sign painting, a vintage VW show, live music by Paisley Craze—it’s all there and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the second annual Sarasota Farmers Market Woodstock Revival. The first 50 kids under 16 accompanied by an adult get a free bike helmet, thanks to the Friends of the Legacy Trail. Groovy.

Moonlight Movie at Benderson Park: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Aug. 10

Indiana Jones to the rescue in a free outdoor screening of the film classic, brought to us by ther Sarasota Film Festival and the good folks at Nathan Benderson Park.

Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider

Aug. 10-11

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre brings back the comic, film actor (who could forget Deuce Bigalow?) and former SNL cast member for four late-summer shows.

Summer Play Reading Workshops at FST

Aug. 10, 17 and 31

Want to be among the first to hear a new play before it enters a future production? Florida Studio Theatre gives you just that in its new three-part new play reading series—script-in-hand readings followed by talkbacks with the playwrights. Free, but reservations are required; go here for details.   

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Rob Schneider

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre

The film actor and former SNL cast member returns to McCurdy's Comedy Theatre for four shows.