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Your Top 5 Things to Do: March 21-27

Cirque des Voix under the Big Top, Five Centuries of Florida History festival and more.

By Ilene Denton March 21, 2019

A scene from last year's Cirque des Voix.

Image: Cliff Roles

Cirque des Voix

March 22-24

High-wire artists, fire twirlers, hand balancers and more from Circus Sarasota join forces with the 100-plus-voices of Key Chorale and a 40-piece orchestra under the Big Top at Nathan Benderson Park for this remarkable series of performances—this year set to music from Star Wars, Mission Impossible and more.



Conductor Andrew Lane

Great Escapes: Sounds of the Stage

Thru March 24

Tunes from some of Broadway’s most beloved musicals take center stage in this series of five one-hour concerts presented by the Sarasota Orchestra at Holley Hall.


De Soto National Memorial

Five Centuries of Florida History

March 23

Walk through five centuries of Florida history in just one day at De Soto National Memorial’s annual free festival—Civil War and Spanish conquistador re-enactors, family games and a whole lot more along the Manatee River. Free shuttles from King Middle School; details here


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Tour de Parks Bike Ride

March 24

Saddle up for this family-friendly fund raiser for the Legacy Trail. Sign up for a 21-mile, 35-mile, or 65-mile ride along the Legacy Trail and to other parts of the county, which goes through or passes 12 scenic parks. All rides start and end at the Historic Train Depot in Venice. Get all the details here


A scene from Disney's The Lion King.

Disney's The Lion King

Thru March 31

Jump to it if you want to catch this blockbuster musical at the Van Wezel; it’s here for just one more week, and we hear tickets are limited. Our own Kay Kipling says, “the show boasts all the spectacle and imagination you’d expect from the creative team led by director Julie Taymor.” Read her full review here

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