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Last chance to catch the Summer Circus Spectacular and more.

By Ilene Denton August 1, 2019

Hula hoop master Aleysa Gulevich.

Last Chance to Catch Summer Circus Spectacular

Thru Aug. 3

Hula hoop master Alesya Gulevich, shown here, is among the international circus stars headlining this popular annual show in the Historic Asolo Theatre, 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. Hurry—last show is Saturday.


CoolToday Park Tomahawk Tiki Bar Concert: #NoFilter

Aug. 3

Have you checked out CoolToday Park’s Tomahawk Tiki Bar? The new spring training home of the Atlanta Braves (currently wiping up the National League East division) now presents the Bud Light Concert Series, this Saturday night featuring the band #NoFilter.

Gazebo Starlight Cinema: Mrs. Doubtfire

Aug. 2

This brand-new free monthly film series kicks off Friday night at downtown Venice’s Centennial Park with the popular family film.

Scorch Continues at Urbanite Theatre

Thru Aug. 25

FSU/Asolo Conservatory student Amber McNew stars in this play inspired by the true story of a criminal case of online “gender fraud.” Our own Kay Kipling says it "packs a big punch." Read her review here

“Florida Feathers” Exhibit Continues at The Bishop 

Thru Aug. 25

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

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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.


Tomahawk Tiki Bar Concert Series: #NoFilter

$5; free for Beach Club members CoolToday Park

CoolToday Park presents the Bud Light Concert Series in its Tomahawk Tiki Bar.


Gazebo Starlight Cinema

Free Centennial Park in downtown Venice

A free outdoor screening of the popular family film at in downtown Venice's Centennial Park.


Urbanite Theatre presents "Scorch"

Urbanite Theatre

Winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this play is inspired by real cases of "gender fraud" in online dating.