Good News Friday: Biz(941) Supports - Feb. 13, 2015

By Chelsey Lucas February 12, 2015

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The 2015 Modern Pentathlon World Cup No. 1 Competition

Feb. 17-22

The 2015 Modern Pentathlon World Cup No. 1 Competition will take place at the Selby Aquatic Center and Nathan Benderson Park. Join and cheer on 200 Olympic-level pentathletes from more than 70 countries as they compete in five exciting sports: equestrian show-jumping, fencing, swimming, running and pistol shooting. During this week-long celebration, spectators can enjoy not only these awe-inspiring competitions, but also a cultural celebration beginning with the Opening Ceremonies at The Ringling and ending with the Closing Ceremonies Celebration at Nathan Benderson Park. For more information about the week’s activities, go to



Lino Tagliapietra

Jan. 6 – March 15

Lino Tagliapietra is widely recognized as one of the world's premier artists working in glass. This exhibit will include more than 30 works on loan from the artist, Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, MA, and the Richard and Barbara Basch Collection. For more information, go to



Discover the Joy of Giving 

Jan. 12 – Feb. 16

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, in partnership with the Lifelong Learning Academy and the Leopold Institute for Philanthropic Studies, presents a series of five inspiring conversations with local and national philanthropy experts, moderated by Kelley Lavin, publisher of Sarasota Magazine. Donation of $100 per person includes all five sessions, each followed by a fully-catered cocktail reception at the Powel Crosley Estate, and Tracy Gary’s book, Inspired Philanthropy. Registrants will vote to distribute $25,000 in grants from the Leopold Institute for Philanthropic Studies. Call (941) 359-4296, or register at




Both Your Houses

Jan. 21- April 12

Imagine a divided Congress. Imagine lawmakers more interested in lining their own pockets than serving the national interest. Imagine an idealistic young Congressman determined to expose the corruption by introducing a bill so stuffed with pork it is sure to oink itself to death. Will his fight cost him the support of his peers, his constituents, and the woman he loves — who just happens to be the daughter of the Appropriations Committee chairman? A comic masterpiece that could have been pulled straight from today’s headlines, this marvelous political satire is as relevant today as when it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1933. Colorful characters, sharp wit and glorious wisecracks reminiscent of 1930s screwball comedies add to the fun and fury. Go to for show times and to purchase tickets.



Orchid Ball – The Ruby Affair 

Feb. 14

Bring your heart to a good cause at this black tie affair and enjoy the romance of a thousand blooms. Contact [email protected] or call (941) 366-5731, ext. 251 for tickets.



Inside the Studio

Feb. 16

Including demonstrations by dancers of The Sarasota Ballet, Inside the Studio Series brings patrons into the studios for behind-the-curtain experiences into the upcoming program. Visit for more information.



USF Sarasota-Manatee HospitaBull Evening Dinner

Feb. 17

Enjoy “A Taste of Israel” at this sophisticated dining experience organized, prepared and served by USF Manatee-Sarasota students in the College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership alongside renowned Israeli chef Yaron Azuolay. For more information, visit


Sarasota Chamber Prime Time

Feb. 18

Meet, greet and eat with 40 member exhibitors and new business customers. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeurves provided by several Chamber member restaurants and a cash bar. No pre-registration required. Go to for more information.



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