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Your Top 6 Things to Do: June 6-12

Summer Circus Spectacular, Around the World in 80 Days at the Asolo Rep and more.

By Ilene Denton June 6, 2019

Alesya Gulevich

Summer Circus Spectacular

June 11-Aug. 3

Hula hoop master Alesya Gulevich (she's set three Guiness World Revcords for the most hula hoops spun at once) is among the international circus stars headlining this popular annual show, a collaboration between the Circus Arts Conservatory and Ringling Museum. Bonus for ticket-holders: experience The Ringling’s interactive Circus Museum for just an additional $5. Thru Aug. 3 in the intimate Historic Asolo Theatre.  

The cast of Around the World in 80 Days at the Asolo Rep.

Around the World in 80 Days

June 7-23

This wonderfully creative stage adaptation of the Jules Verne classic sends 19th-century British explorer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant, Passepartout, on a race around the globe. Eight actors deliver 109 characters in a piece from the same U.K. team that brought local audiences Hetty Feather a couple of seasons ago.

The Montrose Trio

Sarasota Music Festival Continues

Thru June 22

Four public concerts make up Week 2 of this acclaimed classical music festival, with everything from student ensembles to a full-blown symphony orchestra. Guest artists, the Montrose Trio, shown here, perform Thursday evening at Holley Hall. Plan your festival here.  

Pauly Shore

Pauly ShoreJaime Kennedy


June 6-8

Back-to-back laughs at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, first Thursday night with TV and reality TV star/ film actor/comedian Pauly Shore; then Friday and Saturday nights with Jaime Kennedy, who’s appeared in more than 40 films. 

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Coastal Community Celebration at Florida Maritime Museum

June 6

A free family fun night to celebrate World Oceans Day, with hands-on educational activities courtesy of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Audubon Society and more. Mote Aquarium is planning World Oceans Day events, too, on Saturday; check them out here. And beach.com has partnered with Sarasota County for a World Oceans Day beach cleanup at Siesta Beach Saturday morning at 8 a.m. 

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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.


"Around the World in 80 Days"

Asolo Rep Theatre

The Asolo Rep partners with UK’s Kenny Wax Family Entertainment to present Jules Verne's tale of grand adventure.

Classical Music

Sarasota Music Festival: Triple Crown

From $29 Sarasota Opera House

A trio of concerti from history's great masters: J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi and Mozart.


Pauly Shore

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre

The star of film and television visits McCurdy's Comedy Theatre.

Special Events

Florida Maritime Museum 2nd Annual Coastal Community Celebration

Free Florida Maritime Museum

A family fun night to celebrate World Oceans Day.