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Van Wezel Friday Fest, Sinbad at McCurdy’s and more.

By Ilene Denton July 26, 2018

Reverend Barry and the Funk

Van Wezel Friday Fest: Reverend Barry and the Funk

July 27

If the music of Earth, Wind and Fire, The Commodores and Kool and the Gang gets you up and dancing, get ready for this eight-piece funk and blues band that headlines the next free outdoor Friday Fest. On the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s bayfront lawn. 



July 27-29

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre brings back the funnyman, hailed by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” for five shows Friday-Sunday.  

Fins and Fun Family Festival

July 28

Shark Days is upon us once again at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, with scientific lectures; a live Facebook feeding at 11 a.m. Friday; and a family-friendly party Saturday morning with shark-themed games, arts and crafts and more. Mote’s mascot, Gilly the Shark, will be there to greet you. Free with paid Mote admission. 

Final days for Summer Circus Spectacular

Thru July 28

Procrastinator alert: the Summer Circus Spectacular produced by the Circus Arts Conservatory at the Historic Asolo Theater, is closing Saturday. Hope you can snag tickets for this fast-paced hour-long circus extravaganza. 

Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Sarasota Contemporary Dance In the Round

July 28

The contemporary dance troupe closes its summer season with two performances of works by budding choreographers in the intimate setting of the New College Black Box Theatre.

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Van Wezel Friday Fest: Reverend Barry and The Funk

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The Van Wezel's free outdoor summer concert series features the eight-piece band.



Editor’s Pick McCurdy's Comedy Theatre

The comedian returns to McCurdy's Comedy Theatre for five shows.