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Your Top 5 Things to Do: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Travis Tritt at the Van Wezel, Knights exhibit opens at the Ringling Museum and more.

By Ilene Denton January 31, 2019

Suit of Armor, 1500-1510, Steel, leather and fabric, Overall: 73 1/4 × 28 3/4 × 19 11/16 in. (186 × 73 × 50 cm), On loan from Museo Stibbert, Firenze

Knights exhibit at The Ringling

Feb. 3-April 21

Travel back to the age of Camelot as more than 100 rare pieces of European arms and armor from the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy—full suits of armor, mounted equestrian figures, helmets, swords and other weaponry—go on display at the Ringling Museum through April 21.  A ViewPoint Lecture: Knights, Arms, and Armor, with the associate curator of arms and armor at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is set for Feb. 16 

Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt

Feb. 5

The Van Wezel welcomes the CMA and Grammy Award-winning country artist for his Sarasota debut.

Viviane Hagner

Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks: Roundtrip to Paris

Jan. 31-Feb. 3

Viviane Hagner, who has been a soloist with many of the world’s great orchestras, performs two violin showpieces in her appearances with the Sarasota Orchestra this weekend: Vieuxtemps’ Violin Concerto No. 5 and Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. Also on the program are Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Bernstein’s Symphonic Suite from On The Waterfront. 

Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Sarasota Contemporary Dance: Dance Makers 2019

Jan. 31-Feb. 3

SCD brings works by some of today’s brightest choreographers to the stage of the Cook Theatre for four performances. 

Music on Main

Lakewood Ranch Music on Main

Feb. 1

The Betty Fox Band brings soul and blues to this free monthly street party on Main Street at Lakewood Ranch, this month benefiting HOPE Family Services.

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Travis Tritt

$32-$67 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The CMA and Grammy Award-winning country artist makes his Sarasota debut at the Van Wezel.

Classical Music

Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks 5: Round Trip to Paris

From $34 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Clark Rundell guest conducts the orchestra in George Gershwin's jazzy "An American in Paris" and more.


Sarasota Contemporary Dance: Dance Makers

FSU Center for the Performing Arts

The annual dance celebration bringing together some of the most sought out contemporary choreographers.

Special Events

Lakewood Ranch Music on Main

Free Lakewood Ranch Main Street

A free concert series and block party for the public held every first Friday of the month.