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Your Top 6 Things to Do: July 5-11

Splashin’ Saturdays at Selby Gardens, World Series of Comedy at McCurdy’s and more.

By Ilene Denton July 5, 2018

Gone with the Wind

July 5

The Sarasota Opera’s Classic Film Series continues with the sprawling, eight-time Oscar winning Civil War epic. Bet it’s been a long time since you’ve heard Rhett Butler mutter those immortal words, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn,” on the big screen.

Splashin’ Saturdays at Selby Gardens

Splashin’ Saturdays at Selby Gardens

July 7

Beat the heat at Selby Gardens from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday morning in July when it brings back Splashin’ Saturdays—cool water-themed activities for toddlers through 10-year-olds; giant water slides, too. Included in your admission to the Gardens. 

World Series of Comedy

July 11-14

It’s a laugh a minute—literally—as dozens of comics compete at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre for a chance to head to Las Vegas to choose the country’s top comedians. Six shows through Saturday, July 14.

Summer Circus Spectacular

Through July 28

There’s still time to wow the whole family at this thrill-packed, hour-long circus show presented by Circus Arts Conservatory at the Historic Asolo Theater; it runs through July 28.

For Families: Museum of Art Mondays

July 9, 16, 23 and 30

Tap into your creativity at this fun, free art-making experience at the Ringling Museum this Monday and every Monday through July. 

Sarasota Jazz Project

Sarasota Farmers Market presents the Sarasota Jazz Project

July 7

Yes, we know it’s sweltering out there, but perhaps a performance by the hot, hot, hot Sarasota Jazz Project will persuade you to visit the downtown Sarasota farmers market this Saturday. The 17-piece big band will be be swinging and swaying on State Street starting at 9:30 a.m.

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Classic Movies at the Opera House: Gone With the Wind

$10 Sarasota Opera House

The Sarasota Opera's Classic Movies series continues with the Oscar-winning Civil War epic.


World Series of Comedy

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre

Professional comics from all over the U.S. and Canada will perform at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas in September for The Main Event.


Summer Circus Spectacular 2018

$16 adults; $12 children 12 and under Historic Asolo Theater

The Ringling Museum presents an hour of family fun in collaboration with The Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota.


Museum of Art Mondays

Ringling Museum of Art

A special art-making program for families at the Ringling Museum.