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The Top 5 Things to Do This Week: March 24-30

The stars of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde visit the Van Wezel, the 4th Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival begins, paddling the Myakka River and more.

By Sarasota Magazine Staff March 24, 2016

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 March 24

Broadway Stars Linda Eder and Robert Cuccioli reunite at the Van Wezel

Linda Eder and Robert Cuccioli, the original stars of Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, will take center stage at the Van Wezel at 8 p.m. to perform showstopping songs from the musical, as well as tunes from their individual careers. Tickets are on sale at the Van Wezel box office.

March 25

Kayak Paddle at Deer Prairie Creek Preserve

The American Littoral Society’s newest kayak expedition is on the wild and scenic Myakka River at Deer Prairie Creek Preserve, the 6,400-acre Sarasota County nature preserve between Venice and North Port. John Sarkozy leads this trip, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Good Friday. All kayak equipment is included in the $25 fee. Reservations are required; call Sarkozy at (941) 966-7308.

 March 25

Jungle Trails & Bunny Trails Easter Event at Sarasota Jungle Gardens

The Easter Bunny pays a visit to Sarasota Jungle Gardens Friday morning, bringing with him thousands of special eggs for a mammoth Easter egg hunt. Other family-friendly activities, too. Children’s admission is half-price (free for children 3 and under) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in honor of the holiday. Be sure to bring your own basket.

March 27-April 3

Wilde Lexus 2016 Women’s Open USTA pro-circuit event at The Oaks Country Club

Many of the country’s top women tennis players gather at The Oaks Country Club to compete for a $50,000 purse in this annual pro-circuit event, which this year has added three nighttime matches. Tickets start at just $10.

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March 30-April 1

4th Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival

What better way to start a three-day whiskey festival than a dance party? A Dram Dance at the Gator Club with music by Brothertiger kicks off the 4th annual Whiskey Obsession Festival Wednesday evening, March 30; followed Thursday evening at The Francis with an interactive tasting led by a panel of whiskey experts; and Friday evening, April 1, by a grand tasting at Michael’s On East.

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