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Your Top 5 Things to Do: June 20-26

Free outdoor concert at the Van Wezel, summer solstice yoga at the Ringling and more.

By Ilene Denton June 20, 2019

Big Night Out

Friday Fest 2019: Big Night Out

June 21  

If it’s summer, it must be time for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s popular, free summertime concert season. The monthly outdoor party in the bayfront lawn kicks off with dance band Big Night Out, playing Latin, R&B and island music. Did we mention that it’s free? 

Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow

June 26 – August 4

Singer/actress Ethel Waters triumphed over poverty and racism in the early 20th century to produce such hit songs as “Stormy Weather,” “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Am I Blue?” FST explores her life and times in this moving play by Larry Parr, first produced on the FST stage in 2005. 

Image: Grant Jeffries 

“Florida Feathers: Birds in Peril”

Thru Aug. 25

The Bishop Museum turns our attention to Florida’s beautiful and imperiled native birds, seen through the lens of nature photographer Grant Jeffries. 

Yoga on the Ca d'Zan Terrace

Yoga at The Ringling

June 21

Celebrate the summer solstice with a group yoga session on the beautiful bayfront Ca d’Zan Terrace. Happy summer, everybody. 

Summer Circus Spectacular Continues

Thru Aug. 3

There’s still time to catch hula hoop master Alesya Gulevich, shown here, and the rest of the international circus stars who are headlining this popular annual show, a collaboration between the Circus Arts Conservatory and Ringling Museum. It continues through Aug. 3 in the Historic Asolo Theater.

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Van Wezel Friday Fest 2019: Big Night Out

Free Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s FREE outdoor summertime concert series opens with the six-piece dance band.


"Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow"

Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre presents this powerful musical biography that celebrates the life of actress and singer Ethel Waters.


Yoga at The Ringling

$15 John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

The Ringling presents Yoga on the Ca d'Zan Terrace In honor of Summer Solstice and International Yoga Day.


Summer Circus Spectacular 2019

$16; $12 children 12 and under Historic Asolo Theater

The Circus Arts Conservatory and The Ringling present the family-friendly Summer Circus Spectacular at the Historic Asolo Theater, showcasing some of the finest circus artists from around the world.