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Your Top 4 Things to Do: June 21-27

Van Wezel’s free Friday Fest outdoor concert and more.

By Ilene Denton June 21, 2018

Jah Movement

Van Wezel Friday Fest

June 22

It’s dance time when the popular reggae band Jah Movement opens Van Wezel’s free summertime outdoor concert series on the performing arts hall’s bayfront lawn. It takes place rain or shine, and bring your own lawn chairs but not coolers; food and drink will be available for purchase.

The cast of Reel Music

FST Presents Reel Music

Opening June 21

Florida Studio Theatre’s first-ever cabaret for kids, Reel Music celebrates the songs that every children will delight in, from Frozen to Moana to The Wizard of Oz and more. In FST’s Bowne’s Lab Theatre on select mornings through early August. 


Sarasota Music Festival Finale Concerts

June 21-23

Festival artistic director Jeffrey Kahane joins director emeritus Robert Levin for a piano concert; and a piece by composer Robert Sirota commissioned by the Festival and performed by the New York instrumental ensemble yMusic—all that and much more when the Sarasota Music Festival wraps up its public performances Thursday-Saturday. 

Image: Todd McLellan

South Florida Museum Special Exhibit: "Things Come Apart"

Thru Aug. 19

Don’t we know it. And so proves the Smithsonian Institution in this traveling exhibit that examines the inner workings of everyday technology, from smartphones to sewing machines, through the photography of tinkerer Todd McLellan. On display at the South Florida Museum through Aug. 19.

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Van Wezel Friday Fest: Jah Movement

Free Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The Van Wezel's free outdoor summer concert series features reggae band Jah Movement.

Classical Music

Sarasota Music Festival Saturday Symphony 3: Luminous Bodies

From $35 Sarasota Opera House

Sarasota Music Festival has commissioned “Luminous Bodies” by Robert Sirota for Jeffrey Kahane and the chamber ensemble yMusic.