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Your Top 7 Things to Do: March 9-15

Kristin Chenoweth's Van Wezel concert rescheduled to April 6, Jim Breuer at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Paul Duffy plays Irish music and more.

By Ilene Denton March 8, 2017

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An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth rescheduled to April 6

March 12

JUST IN: Kristin Chenoweth's March 12 concert has been moved to April 6 due to a scheduling conflict. Ticket holders will be able to retain their seats. New tickets will be issued for the new performance date; please contact the box office for more information. If patrons cannot attend the rescheduled date they may return their tickets for a credit or refund.

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Sarasota Ballet’s Tribute to Ashton

March 10-11

The acclaimed ballet company brings in some guest star power this weekend when American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes (shown here rehearsing with Victoria Hulland) performs in the Friday and Saturday evening performances of Sir Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons. (Ricardo Rhodes takes over at the Saturday matinee.) Also on the program, the Sarasota Ballet becomes the first American company to perform Ashton’s Scènes de ballet. At the Van Wezel.  

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Sarasota Opera presents The Love of Three Kings

March 11 

An early 20th-century masterpiece by Italo Montemezzi, it’s the passionate story of a lovers’ triangle—hey, it is opera, after all. Six performances through March 26. 


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 8th Annual Jewish Film Festival

March 12-19 

Eleven award-winning films—including Adam Nimoy’s tribute to his father, Leonard Nimoy (A Trekkie Celebration: For The Love of Spock), a drama about the man who secretly helped bring Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice (The People VS. Fritz Bauer), and a documentary portrait of the Israeli people told through their food (In Search of Israeli Cuisine)—comprise this weeklong film fest at Hollywood 20. 


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Jim Breuer at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre

March 9

Former SNL cast member and one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, Jim Breuer returns to McCurdy’s for two shows. 

Moon Over Myakka concert

March 10

Uproot Hootenanny headlines the concert series this month, held outdoors under the stars at Myakka River State Park, sponsored by the Friends of Myakka River.   

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“When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” with Paul Duffy

March 12

It’s never too early to celebrate St. Patty’s Day, as former Commitments band member Paul Duffy knows well. Duffy joins master fiddle and mandolin performer Greg Holt for traditional Irish music and sea shanties Sunday afternoon at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Tickets are just $15.

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An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

Editor’s Pick Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Rescheduled from March 12: Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth returns to the Van Wezel.


Sarasota Ballet presents A Tribute to Ashton

Editor’s Pick $30-$110 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The acclaimed ballet company presents Sir Frederick Ashton's "The Two Pigeons" and "Scènes de ballet."


Sarasota Opera presents "The Love of Three Kings"

Sarasota Opera House

Italo Montemezzi's passionate masterpiece is presented by the Sarasota Opera.


8th Annual Jewish Film Festival

Editor’s Pick Hollywood 20

Eleven award-winning films comprise this festival at Hollywood 20.


Jim Breuer at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre

Editor’s Pick $35 McCurdy's Comedy Theatre

Two shows Thursday evening.


Moon Over Myakka Concert with Uproot Hootenanny

Editor’s Pick Myakka River State Park

The monthly outdoor concert series returns to Myakka River State Park.


Acclaimed Irish Musician and Vocalist Paul Duffy in “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”

$15 Unitarian Universalist Church

Vocalist/guitarist Paul Duffy teams up with master fiddle and mandolin performer, Greg Holt for an early St. Patrick's Day celebration