Twenty-four master sand sculptors will turn the silky white sands of Siesta Beach into stunning works of art at the ninth annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic. Sand-sculpting lessons, an amateur competition and live music Saturday and Sunday evenings, too. Ticket info here.
Nov. 10-11, 17-18
The Sarasota fairgrounds transforms into Ringling Woods this weekend and next for the Sarasota Medieval Fair: Washing Well Wenches, Wheel of Death, a Human Combat Chess Match and jousting tournaments held three times daily, plus rides, games, live music and an artisan marketplace with over 100 shops and food booths. Whew!
Here’s a nice salute to veterans: Mote Aquarium offers free admission for veterans and their dependents Sunday with valid I.D.—and to active-duty U.S. military personnel with valid I.D. every day of the year.
Opening Nov. 9
Next up at Urbanite Theatre: Hannah Benitez’s play about four millennial women who struggle with the issues of love, sexuality and sisterhood. Through Dec. 16.
Ringling Museum's Art of Performance series continues in the Historic Asolo Theatre with this London-based ensemble in a work that explores, well, we’ll let them tell you: “the myriad and fluid dimensions of memory and amnesia… at the intersection of art and science.”
Composer and electric guitarists Mark Dancigers, the college’s first professor of digital media and music, presents several new works with members of ensemblenew/SRQ; with his duo Grand Electric; and with New College students in a new piece that uses the sound of rain data as an inspiration for improvisation and dance.