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Your Top 6 Things to Do: Sept. 20-26

Jerry Seinfeld at the Van Wezel, Laura Benanti at the Opera House, a Historic Spanish Point Ghost Tour and more.

By Ilene Denton September 20, 2018

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

Sept. 20

After the comic superstar’s return to the Van Wezel was announced this summer, his 7 p.m. show quickly sold out and a 9:30 p.m. show was added. We hear that’s nearing sell-out, too, but to see if any tickets are available, call the Van Wezel box office at (941) 953-3368.

Laura Benanti

Laura Benanti

Sept. 21

You may know Benanti for her Tony Award-winning turn as Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy with Patti Lupone, or in Nine or The Wedding Singer on Broadway, or on TV in Nashville or Nurse Jackie—or even for her appearances as Melania Trump on The Colbert Show. The Sarasota Opera House presents Benanti’s one-woman show in its last celebrity concert of the summer.

Sarasota Orchestra's Wind Quintet

Sarasota Orchestra Chamber Soirees

Sept. 20 and 23

The Sarasota Orchestra kicks off its season with two intimate Chamber Soirees. First, on the 20th, its “Out of the Opera Pit”—chamber works by three composers known for their opera work, Rossini, Verdi and Wagner. And on the 23rd, it’s “Colorful Combinations,” instrumental music from the 18th century to today. Both concerts take place at Holley Hall. 

A scene from An American in Paris.

An American in Paris

Sept. 21

The Ringling Museum presents a screening of the recent Tony Award-winning musical in the Historic Asolo Theater. The New York Times called the stage adaptation “rhapsodic.”

Historic Spanish Point Full Moon Ghost Tour

Sept. 24

Explore historic Spanish Point’s pioneer cemetery, prehistoric burial mound and its historic houses by moonlight, and learn its intriguing mysteries.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Sept. 22

Free admission to South Florida Museum or the Ringling Museum is yours Saturday when you download a ticket here , thanks to the good folks at Smithsonian Magazine.

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Jerry Seinfeld

$88.25-$164.22 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

America’s premier comedian returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.


Laura Benanti

$25-$65 Sarasota Opera House

The “Sarasota Opera House Presents” summer series features the Tony-Award winner singer and actress.

Classical Music

Sarasota Orchestra Chamber Soiree: Out of the Opera Pit

From $36 Holley Hall

The season kicks off with works by three composers known for their opera compositions: Rossini, Verdi and Wagner.

Special Events

Full Moon GhostTour

$20 Historic Spanish Point

Historic Spanish Point presents a walking tour of its historic houses, prehistoric burial mount and pioneer cemetery by moonlight.