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Your Top 6 Things to Do: June 13-19

Ari and The Alibis at Selby Gardens, Father's Day "orienteering" at Oscar Scherer State Park and more.

By Ilene Denton June 13, 2019

Ari and the Alibis

Garden Music at Selby Gardens: Ari and The Alibis

June 16

The funk, soul, samba, blues and rock sounds of Ari and The Alibis (wow, they’re versatile!) fill Selby Gardens at its last monthly outdoor Garden Music concert of the season. Included in your paid admission to the botanical gardens.

Father’s Day Orienteering at Oscar Scherer State Park

June 16

Celebrate Dad with an adventure in beautiful Oscar Scherer State Park, where you’ll learn how to follow a compass and map to locate specific points. Registration is a must; all the details are here. Happy Father's Day, everybody.

Carole J. Bufford

Image: Peter Carrier

Come Together: When the ’60s Met the ’70s

June 11-July 21

Breezy New York cabaret artist Carole J. Bufford returns to Florida Studio Theatre with her four-piece band for this cabaret show that focuses on artists like Roberta Flack, Cher, The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. In FST’s Court Cabaret. 

Pacifica Quartet

Sarasota Music Festival presents the Pacifica Quartet

June 22

The teaching festival continues with four public performances. Friday night, the internationally renowned Pacifica Quartet joins Festival music director Jeffrey Kahane at the Opera House in a performance of Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor.

Tony n' Tina's Wedding

June 12-23

You’re invited to be a guest at a big, fat Italian-American wedding, complete with a pasta buffet and wedding cake, when the Manatee Players presents the popular interactive show. Fun! 

David Burnett, Black Sprinters, 2017 National Senior Games: Birmingham AL

Image: David Burnett

Fourth Quarter: Senior Athletes and Their Indomitable Spirit

Thru July 21

Award-winning photojournalist David Burnett’s inspiring photo exhibit focusing on senior athletes continues at The Ringling through July 21. It will cure you of your couch potato-ism. Check out our interview with Burnett here

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Garden Music Concert at Selby Gardens with Ari and The Alibis

Free with paid admission to the Gardens Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Ari and the Alibis infuse funk, jazz and samba with blues, soul and rock in an outdoor concert under the banyans at Selby Gardens.


Father's Day Orienteering at Oscar Scherer State Park

Editor’s Pick Free with paid park entry Oscar Scherer State Park

Celebrate Father's Day at this orienteering course around Oscar Scherer's hiking trails.


"Come Together: When the 60s Met the 70s"

Florida Studio Theatre

FST Cabaret presents a rockin’ revue that explores the changing musical landscape from 1965-1975.

Classical Music

Sarasota Music Festival: Larger Forces

From $29 Sarasota Opera House

Revel in this program featuring works for larger ensembles.


Tony n' Tina's Wedding

Manatee Performing Arts Center

The Manatee Players presents its immersive production of Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding: approximately two-and-a-half hours of active participation and fun.